Tag: friendship

A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford

A gorgeous, haunting, and captivating novel of a century-long family mystery in the wild of Scotland, and one woman’s hunt for the truth. Scotland, 1949: Caroline Gillan and her new husband Alasdair have moved back to Kelly Castle, his dilapidated family estate in the middle of nowhere. Stuck caring for their tiny baby, and trying to find her way with an opinionated mother-in-law, Caroline … Read More A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford

The Lie She Told by Catherine Yaffe

All Kate Wanted Was A Peaceful Life. All Ryan Wanted To Do Was Destroy it.  Living in the remote Scottish Highlands under Witness Protection, life is finally happy for Kate Ward and her young son Joe, until someone from Kate’s past appears. Ryan Albright is the only person that knows all of Kate’s secrets, and what she had to do to escape her previous abusive … Read More The Lie She Told by Catherine Yaffe

The Perfect House by RP Bolton

They’ve finally found their forever home. So why is it tearing them apart? A fresh startEllie knows she has found her dream home – number six Moss Lane. The place she and Tom can settle down, raise their new baby and start again. A dark secretBut why do their new neighbours think they’re so brave for moving in? Why are Ellie’s keys never where … Read More The Perfect House by RP Bolton

Love Under Lockdown by Michael Estorick

It is Midsummer’s Day 2016, the day of the Brexit referendum, when Bill, much given to all-consuming enthusiasms, finds ominous patterns on his cellar floor. Up and down the land, the result is viewed as either triumph or catastrophe, dividing close families and shattering long relationships. Not so the two old sparring partners, Bill and Pete, whose friendship ‘a bouillabaisse of habit, shared experience, … Read More Love Under Lockdown by Michael Estorick

The Beloved Girls by Harriet Evans

‘It’s a funny old house. They have this ceremony every summer . . . There’s an old chapel, in the grounds of the house. Half-derelict. The Hunters keep bees in there. Every year, on the same day, the family processes to the chapel. They open the combs, taste the honey. Take it back to the house. Half for them -‘ my father winced, as … Read More The Beloved Girls by Harriet Evans

The Madness of Crowds (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #17) by Louise Penny

You’re a coward. Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache. It starts innocently enough. While the residents of the Québec village of Three Pines take advantage of the deep snow to ski and toboggan, to drink hot chocolate in the bistro and share meals together, the Chief Inspector finds his holiday with his family interrupted by … Read More The Madness of Crowds (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #17) by Louise Penny

Dear Grace by Clare Swatman

The most unlikely friendship. The most unexpected consequences. When Anna’s husband cheats on her, she’s sure she’ll never be happy again. But then she meets 94-year-old Grace. Despite an age gap of more than fifty years, the pair set out together on a life-changing journey halfway across the country in search of some answers. #DearGrace @clareswatman @annecater @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours Sometimes the only way to move on is … Read More Dear Grace by Clare Swatman

One August Night by by Victoria Hislop

It’s the 25th August 1957. The island of Spinalonga closes its leper colony. And a moment of violence has devastating consequences. When time stops dead for Maria Petrakis and her sister, Anna, two families splinter apart and, for the people of Plaka, the closure of Spinalonga is forever coloured with tragedy. #OneAugustNight @VicHislop @headlinepg @annecater @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours In the aftermath, the question of how to resume life looms … Read More One August Night by by Victoria Hislop

The Black Dress by Deborah Moggach

Pru is on her own. But then, so are plenty of other people. And while the loneliness can be overwhelming, surely she’ll find a party somewhere? Pru’s husband has walked out, leaving her alone to contemplate her future. She’s missing not so much him, but the life they once had – picnicking on the beach with small children, laughing together, nestling up like spoons … Read More The Black Dress by Deborah Moggach

Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston

Haileybrook, a beautiful village in the peaceful Cotswolds countryside, is most people’s idea of heaven on earth. Born and raised in this small slice of paradise, Elle Bea can’t wait to leave. It should be easy, but every time she packs her bags for exotic adventures, old loves and loyalties pull her back. Will Elle be forced to forget her dreams of far-flung places … Read More Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston

Fragile by Sarah Hilary

Nell Ballard is a runaway. A former foster child with a dark secret she is desperate to keep, all Nell wants is to find a place she can belong. So when a job comes up at Starling Villas, home to the enigmatic Robin Wilder, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. But her new lodgings may not be the safe haven that she was … Read More Fragile by Sarah Hilary

The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker

“So that was all it took,” I thought. “That was all it took for me to feel like I had all the power in the world. One morning, one moment, one yellow-haired boy. It wasn’t so much after all.” Meet Chrissie… Chrissie is eight and she has a secret: she has just killed a boy. The feeling made her belly fizz like soda pop. … Read More The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker