Everyone knows Nell is not the adventurous type. But, when her boyfriend doesn't turn up for their romantic mini-break, Nell has the chance to prove everyone wrong. Alone in Paris, Nell meets the mysterious Fabien. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Quick Reads.
|Publisher||Clipper Audio; 2015|
Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with the love of her life, Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can't help but feel she's right back where she started.
In 1950's Merham, Lottie Swift and Celia Holden were fascinated by a group of bohemians who took over Arcadia, an Art Deco house on the seafront. Now, nearly fifty years later, with Arcadia returning to life, several people are left questioning whether you can ever really leave your past behind.
THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND
France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre is ordered to serve the German officers who socialise in her hotel. When the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by her husband Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later, a chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth - and its troubled history that is about to resurface..
THE GIVER OF STARS
Alice is stifled, bored, and misunderstood. So when she meets handsome American, Bennett Van Cleve, she is swept off her feet. Marrying him and moving to America seems like a great adventure - but life as a newlywed in Baileyville, Kentucky, is not at all what she hoped for. Until, that is, she responds to a call for volunteers to start a travelling library, surprising herself by saying yes, before her husband can say no . . .
HONEYMOON IN PARIS
Sophie, a provincial girl, is swept up in the glamour of Belle époque Paris but discovers that loving an artist like Edouard brings undreamt of complications. Following in Sophie's footsteps a hundred years later, Liv, after a whirlwind romance, finds her Parisian honeymoon is not quite the romantic getaway she had been hoping for...
THE HORSE DANCER
In a hidden corner of London, Henri Lachapelle is teaching his granddaughter Sarah and her horse to defy gravity, just as he had done in France, fifty years previously. Meanwhile lawyer Natasha Macauley's life seems to have gone awry. When her path crosses that of Sarah, she doesn't know that Sarah is keeping a secret, one that will change all their lives forever . . .
THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER
When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she doesn't think she'll find anything of interest. Instead she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband - and Ellie is caught up in the intrigue of a past love affair despite her own romantic entanglements with a married man.
ME BEFORE YOU
Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop, and she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live, and now everything feels small and joyless. But neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time. Richard & Judy Bookclub
The Spanish House is a mixture of designs, Georgian, Gothic and Moorish, as if whoever started it had simply got bored. For Isabel, recently widowed, the house is a potential lifeline. But for neighbour Matt McCarthy, the house is revenge - on the family who ruined his father. As desires clash and intertwine, lives and loves are demolished - and the Spanish House becomes a true folly indeed...
THE ONE PLUS ONE
With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best. But it's hard on your own. And when life knocks her down she does her best to bounce right back. But no one told her it's okay to ask for help. Then, into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, but he wants to help…
THE PEACOCK EMPORIUM
The only place Suzanna Peacock finds comfort is her shop, which provides a haven for the misfits in town. But she is forced to confront events of the past and her family that have been haunting her for so long. And she discovers that the key to her happiness may have been in front of her all along...
On Coronation night the ex-pat community in Hong Kong gathers for a celebration party, and twenty-one-year-old Joy falls in love at first sight. She is engaged within 24 hours, but will not see her fiance again for a year. Fifteen years later, a deeply buried family secret is discovered, and some fundamental truths about women's choices; and about mothers and daughters...
THE SHIP OF BRIDES
It is 1946 and four women join 650 other brides en route to the men they married in wartime. Aboard the Victoria, sailing from Sydney to England, the naval officers and the brides will find their lives intertwined in unimagined ways.
Property developer Mike Dormer arrives in Silver Bay, a small seaside town in Australia, not expecting to find any problems with his company's planned hotel development. But what he comes across challenges him romantically and professionally.
Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life. She is thrown into the world of the super-rich Gopniks, and before she knows what’s happening, she is mixing in New York high society. Here she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past, and Lou finds herself carrying secrets - not all her own - that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances.