Dinner Party: A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy

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'I devoured this book, I couldn't put it down… absolutely hilarious… you will just laugh your head off' Jessica's Book Biz, 5 stars

 

Never has an unexpected guest caused such chaos!

 

Three couples take it in turns to host a monthly dinner party.

 

Beth, Sarah and Marie have been friends forever. Now they are grown up, with busy lives, busy husbands, busy kids… but they still find time to meet up over dinner once a month. A cosy, comfortable gathering of happy couples – or so they thought.

 

Until one night, someone brings along a last-minute guest whose wife has just left him.

 

Simon is standing on the doorstep in floods of tears. While the women do their best to console him, their husbands feel the need to mark their territory.

 

And as Simon becomes more involved with the group, his presence changes everything these three couples thought they knew about each other, leading to a final dinner party that no-one will ever forget.

 

From Amazon chart bestseller Tracy Bloom, Dinner Party is a funny and moving read that will make you see your marriage and friendships in a whole new light… and make you think twice about inviting your best mates round for dinner. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes, Nick Spalding and Gill Sims.

 

What readers are saying about Dinner Party:

 

This book is billed as a ‘LOL Romantic Comedy’ and it passes all 3 descriptions, LOL, Romantic and ComedyI finished the book with a big smile.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This is Tracy Bloom at her best – funny, real people, fabulous situations and a hook that kept me intrigued until the end There are many laugh out loud moments and all the characters are just to realistic. I loved every second of this fabulous book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

I’ve loved Tracy Bloom’s books for years now – she’s such an entertaining writer and never fails to make me laugh… such an enjoyable novel and it really did make me chuckle a fair few times.’ Leah Reads Books

 

Loved this! I could easily see this being turned into a movie!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘If you are looking for a workout for your laughing muscles, then this is a must read!B for Book Review, 5 stars

 

‘This was the most fun I have had reading this year. Highly recommend as a fun, fast-paced read with lots of laughs and eye-rolling!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

I loved this book. Very much recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Fasten your seat beltsA lively entertaining read.’ Sarah Mayos’s Blog, 5 stars

 

Laugh out loud funny. This book had me hooked from beginning to end.’ Mum Reinvented

 

‘This book drew me in from the first page to the last.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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Bookouture
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Published on
Sep 26, 2018
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Pages
362
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ISBN
9781786815613
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Humor / Topic / Marriage & Family
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This content is DRM protected.
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Annie Trebarwith is happily settled in Salt Bay with her beloved great-aunt Alice and gorgeous boyfriend Josh Pasco. Snow is in the air, and Christmas is just around the corner.

 

But when the father she’s never met, aging rock god Barry, turns up with the half-sister Annie didn’t know existed, life suddenly gets complicated. Barry and Storm are soon clashing with the entire village, and their antics are even driving a wedge between Annie and Josh.

 

Can Annie prevent her new family ruining the festivities and repair things with Josh in time for a cosy Christmas? Or will their relationship end up as frosty as the Salt Bay air?


Annie’s Christmas by the Sea is a hilarious and heart-warming story about family, friends and the magic of Christmas, perfect for fans of Lily Graham, Holly Martin and Phillipa Ashley.

 

Read what everyone is saying about Annie’s Christmas by the Sea:

 

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‘It was great to be back in Salt Bay, and at Christmas as well. How pretty must the little Cornish village be with Christmas lights and a sprinkling of snow!… This was just as funny a book as what the first one was… A fantastic Christmassy story that has you crying with laughter!… Well recommended!  Five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘This is the kind of book that you need to sit down with a mug of warm hot chocolate and a mince pie – delightful!’ Donna’s Book Blog, 4 stars

 

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‘A story that was a joy to read and perfect for the run up to Christmas.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 4 stars

 

‘An uplifting, cosy read… So warm and inviting you’ll never want to leave.’ Shaz’s Book Blog, 4 stars

 It’s Evie’s birthday and the start of a year she’ll never forget. An emotional story of love, friendship and grabbing life by the horns.
Evie’s job has always been her safe haven. As a librarian in the little town of Becton she loses herself in books - after all it’s far easier to read about other people’s problems than set about solving her own.

Then, one birthday, everything is turned upside down. A mysterious parcel containing a beautiful book with a poignant inscription arrives for Evie. It’s the beginning of a new chapter for Evie and she’s inspired to try and find her real mother. 

Evie’s search leads her to meet handsome author Noah Jones. Charming and intelligent, Noah seems the perfect catch but what Evie doesn’t realise is that he is hiding something – a key to Evie’s past. 

As Evie gets closer to Noah and discovering her mother, she must take a giant leap of faith. Can she embrace the new and make this her year of taking chances? And if she does, will she get her heart broken? 

A romantic, funny and poignant story of living life to the full and finding love in the most unlikely of places. Fans of Debbie Johnson and Cathy Bramley will adore this book!

What readers are saying about Christie Barlow:
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'A heart-warming and cosy countryside read with characters you will love.' Rachael Lucas

‘I found this book really enjoyable, the author has an engaging writing style that managed to draw me into the storyline and the lives of our character. The storyline flowed at a great pace and I raced through the book in no time soaking up the wonderful detailed descriptions. I can see that fans of Cathy Bramley and Cathy Woodman would love this book.’ Rea's Book Reviews

‘This will have you laughing and smiling one minute and then you'll feel it pulling at your heart strings.’ Crooks on Books 

‘I didn’t want to put the book down.’ Best Crime Books and More 

‘A soul-boosting necessity. I have a suspicion it's been sprinkled with a little bit of magic, as on the darkest days it'll warm your cockles and make everything seem right with the world.' Little Bookness Lane

'A fantastic story, one that will keep you reading long into the night, just to find out what happens'. Rachel's Random Reads

‘I was unable to put this book down. I read it within a day because I was so drawn in to the characters themselves it was like I knew them. I would completely recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Definitely a huge 5 stars!’ Katie's Reading Korner Review

'This had me gripped from the first chapter. It will have you laughing, crying and will just give you a warm feeling inside.' Laura H Book Blog

‘Laugh-out-loud funny, emotional and festive… This is THE Christmas read of the year without a doubt. Absolutely loved it from beginning to end.’ Mum Reinvented

A dream family Christmas or a total nightmare? Katy and Ben are about to find out...

Katy’s been stuck in the office away from her family so she wants it all: snow (fake or real), the Michael Bublé Christmas album, whatever it takes. 

There’s only one thing missing as far as her husband Ben is concerned: another baby to complete their family. But Katy isn’t so sure she's ready yet…

Ben may be playing the role of Master Elf in the pre-school nativity but he is struggling to master his own family life. With romantically-challenged friends, an ex who refuses to go away and Katy's mum's 64-year-old toy boy thrown into the mix, Christmas looks like it could be going off the rails… Never mind family planning, can Katy and Ben even plan to make it to the end of Christmas Day?

From the no. 1 bestselling author of No-one Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday, this book will make you cry with laughter, and then book your flights abroad for the festive season. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella and Milly Johnson. 

What readers are saying about No-one Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day:

'I absolutely loved it, I laughed my head off at so many parts it is soooo hilarious!' Jessica's Book Biz

'Laugh-out-loud moments throughout... worth the read just for the giggles.' Carrie's Book Reviews 

‘Hilarious, I constantly laughed out loud… Great fun and highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer

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'A great book full of lots of hilarious moments and tons of good old Christmas cringy events.' Goodreads reviewer

‘An enjoyable and fun read. It brings to life the stresses of family and life at the festive time of the year. The perfect read in the run up to Christmas.’ By the Letter Book Reviews

'A fun, crazy holiday read.' Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

'I loved it!' Goodreads reviewer

'There are so many laugh-out-loud moments right the way throughout the book that keep you hooked and make the book so easy to read.' Jessica's Book Biz

‘I've had a goofy grin on my face for the whole of this book. I challenge you to not find something to smile or laugh about in almost every single chapter, it is just that funny and feel-good…  I just can't explain how much I loved this book - so instead I’ll just suggest you read it for yourself!" Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

‘Had me laughing out loud and gave me proper tears of laughter, definitely a book I’m recommending – 5 stars from me!!’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars

 

‘This really was a hysterical read, I doubt anyone could read it and NOT find it funny!’ Novel Gossip

 

‘Full of laugh every minute pure joy, a perfect read for getting into the spirit of festive family fun.’ Books from Dusk till Dawn, 5 stars

 

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‘Tracy Bloom writes with so much spirit and she knows how to make you laugh… No-one Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day is a fun, light-hearted read that's perfect for the holidays.’ Carlene Inspired


‘Had me in stitches… I felt so Christmassy after reading this book… now being added to my list of favourite authors!’ Goodreads reviewer

'Oh this was such a brilliant read. I was engrossed and laughed out loud and welled up. It was great!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Jenny discovers her days are numbered at the same time she discovers her husband is having an affair… 

Frankly, she had enough on her plate already. Two tricky teenagers, her mother’s constant complaints, friends who aren’t up to the job and a career which has been spiralling downwards since she won ‘Sunseeker Tour Rep of the Season’ twenty years ago. 

And now this. Enough is enough! Jenny vows to keep both revelations a secret. She takes her life into her own hands and decides to live as she did when she was happiest… in 1996. She plans a spectacular 1990s themed party in place of a wake that she herself will attend. But will she be able to keep her secrets for long enough to have the party of a lifetime? 

The Last Laugh is both hilarious and heartbreaking, a book about how to find happiness and live your life as though every day is your last.
 
From No. 1 bestseller Tracy Bloom, this book is perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and The Kicking the Bucket List. 

What readers are saying about The Last Laugh:

'I laughed and cried... Reading it has given me a new perspective! You really don’t know the minute your world could change forever. I read it in one day!' The Introverted Mum

'A stunning book that was both funny and incredibly heartbreakingly sad. This book was just a wonderful celebration of the character's life, strength and courage. Fabulous.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'Absolutely loved this book! What should be a really sad story is written so well and with such zest and optimism that it's impossible not to be smiling. A beautifully-told tale.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'Thought-provoking, warm, and extremely funny. You will love Jenny! She is all of us! A hard-working, sweats wearing, wine-loving mother (complete with “mom body”), who possesses a great sense of humour about everything… even death.' Reels and Reads

'I laughed and cried in equal measure at this book... highly recommended.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'A wonderful blend of humour and at times tears, as Jenny struggles to "live” each moment and to move as if she was “on top of the world” in 1996... Jenny has courage along with humour and as she says: “Time to start living.” Great story!' Goodreads reviewer

'This book is heartbreaking at times but hilarious in others... fantastic.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'If Tracy Bloom’s other books are like The Last Laugh she definitely has a new fan. I felt instantly connected to the main character, Jenny, like I was part of her life... It inspired me to make the most of the life I have.' After the Rain

 

‘I never wanted this book to end…  A delightful, yet emotional book which will make you laugh and cry.’ Jenny in Neverland, 5 stars

 

‘An unforgettable and highly entertaining read.’ Pretty Little Book Reviews

 

‘Uplifting, life-affirming, and most of all funny!... had me crying tears of absolute joy… beautifully written.’ Bee Reads

 

‘This book certainly left me a blubbering mess by the end but I wouldn’t have had it any other way!… A poignant, moving and sensitively written story.  Well recommended.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘A moving, funny and absolutely memorable novel which will stay with you long after you finish reading.’ Rebecca’s Reviews

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