Category: Literature and Fiction

The Missing Pieces of Nancy Moon by Sarah Steele

To unravel that long-lost summer, she had to follow the thread…

Florence Connelly is broken hearted. Her marriage has collapsed under the weight of the loss she shares with her husband, and her beloved grandmother has just died. Even the joy she found in dressmaking is gone.

But things change when Flo opens a box of vintage 1960s dress patterns found inside her grandmother’s wardrobe. Inside each pattern packet is a fabric swatch, a postcard from Europe and a photograph of a mysterious young woman, Nancy Moon, wearing the hand-made dress.

Flo discovers that Nancy was a distant relation who took the boat train to Paris in 1962 and never returned. With no one to stay home for, Flo decides to follow Nancy’s thread. She unravels an untold story of love and loss in her family’s past. And begins to stitch the pieces of her own life back together.

TREMBLEATH by Ruth Shedwick

Amelia Scott is re-building her life in Southern England following a disastrous relationship. It was going to be an adventure, but when she hears news of a young girl found dead and another goes missing, she quickly begins to learn there is more to Creek Bay than she could ever imagine.

A village hiding a dark secret, two families at war, Amelia Scott gets caught up in a murder investigation with dire consequences.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

For years, rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.

SOME DAYS ARE DARK by Miranda Smith

BOOKOUTURE DESCRIPTION When you have nothing to lose, how far will you go to save yourself? Everyone in Whitaker was sure Olivia Miller shot her husband, until Marcus Rowe confessed. But a month before the trial, Marcus has been proved innocent—putting Olivia back in the frame. Olivia is the first […]

THE MAN I LOVED BEFORE by Anna Mansell

BOOKOUTURE DESCRIPTION ‘Dear Ben, I can only write you this letter because I know you’ll never read it…’ When Jem writes to her ex Ben, it’s to explain everything. All the secrets she kept from him – from the little lies she’d sometimes tell about how new those shoes really were, or […]

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

PENGUIN BOOKS (UK) DESCRIPTION THE CAPTIVATING NEW NOVEL FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE DAY IN DECEMBER Two love stories. One Impossible Choice.  Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’ve been together for almost a decade, and Lydia thinks their love is indestructible.  But she’s wrong. Because on her 27th […]

MORE THAN A MUM by CHARLENE ALLCOTT

TRANSWORLD DIGITAL (digital format) DESCRIPTION Mother: a woman considered in relation to her child or children.Wife: a woman considered in relation to her spouse. Shouldn’t there be more? Alison has built her life around her family. Every day she packs lunches, rushes to work, and breaks up her daughter’s […]