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Chocolat (by Joanne Harris)

Black Swan (04 Mar, 1999)

When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the Church c ...

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The Secret Art of Forgiveness: A feel good romance about coming home and moving on (by Louisa George)

Carina (01 Sep, 2016)

Living in a big city, means you can escape your past…

Until Emily Forrester is called back to Little Duxbury, the chocolate-box English village where she grew up - though it was anything but idyllic for the tearaway teenager. Her estranged step-father, a former high-court judge, is unwell and her step-sisters need her help.

It’s just a week, Emily tells herself, but faced with the lies ...

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The Fifth Rule of Ten: A Tenzing Norbu Mystery (Dharma Detective 5) (by Gay Hendricks)

Hay House Uk (09 Aug, 2016)

Be mindful, both making and keeping commitments, that they be springboards to liberation, instead of suffering. That's the Fifth Rule of Ten. Private investigator and ex-Buddhist monk Tenzing Norbu is wrestling with commitments on all fronts. He and his fiancée, Julie, can't seem to commit to an actual wedding date. Ten's dropped the ball on a pledge to find his assistant Kim's missing brother, Bobby. E ...

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The Red House (by Mark Haddon)

Vintage (25 Apr, 2013)

Two families. Seven days. One house. Angela and her brother Richard have spent twenty years avoiding each other. Now, after the death of their mother, they bring their families together for a holiday in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children. Seven days of shared meals, log fires, card games and wet walks. But in the quiet and stillness of the valley, ghosts begin to rise up. ...

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Lily Alone: A gripping and emotional drama (by Vivien Brown)

HarperImpulse (05 Oct, 2017)

What sort of mother would leave her all alone… a gripping and heart-wrenching domestic drama that won’t let you go. Lily, who is almost three years old, wakes up alone at home with only her cuddly toy for company. She is afraid of the dark, can’t use the phone, and has been told never to open the door to strangers. But why is Lily alone and why isn’t there anyone who can help her? What about the ...

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The Secret of Summerhayes (by Merryn Allingham)

HQ (27 Jul, 2017)

Summer 1944: Bombed out by the blitz, Bethany Merston takes up a post as companion to elderly Alice Summer, last remaining inhabitant of the dilapidated and crumbling Summerhayes estate. Now a shadow of its former glory; most of the rooms have been shut up, the garden is overgrown and the whole place feels as unwelcoming as the family themselves. Struggling with the realities of war, Alice is plagued by ...

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Hush Little Baby: The most gripping domestic suspense you’ll read this year (by Joanna Barnard)

Ebury Press (Fiction) (10 Aug, 2017)

When baby Oliver breaks his arm, no-one can (or will) say how it happened. His mother is exhausted. His father is angry. His older sister is resentful. And they all have something to hide.

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The Vengeance of Mothers (by Jim Fergus)

St. Martin's Press (12 Sep, 2017)

My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed.Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not u ...

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Release (by Patrick Ness)

Walker Books (04 May, 2017)

The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls. It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he'll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake...

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The One: The unputdownable psychological thriller everyone is talking about (by John Marrs)

Del Rey (04 May, 2017)

One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for. A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than o ...

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Gather the Daughters (by Jennie Melamed)

Tinder Press (25 Jul, 2017)

On a small isolated island, there's a community that lives by its own rules. Boys grow up knowing they will one day reign inside and outside the home, while girls know they will be married and pregnant within moments of hitting womanhood. But before that time comes, there is an island ritual that offers children an exhilarating reprieve. Every summer they are turned out onto their doorsteps to roam wild: ...

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Crosstalk (by Connie Willis)

Gollancz (15 Sep, 2016)

Briddey is about to get exactly what she thinks she wants . . . Briddey is a high-powered exec in the mobile phone industry, overseeing new products from concept ('anything to beat the new apple phone') to delivery. And she works with her wonderful partner, Trent. They've been together for six magical weeks, in a whirlwind of flowers, dinners, laughter and now comes the icing on the cake: not a weekend a ...

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