Tag: marriage

The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown

I still dream, every night, of Polneath on fire. Smoke unfurling out of an upper window and a hectic orange light cascading across the terrace. By day, Ivy Boscawen mourns the loss of her son Tim in the Great War. But by night she mourns another boy – one whose death decades ago haunts her still. For Ivy is sure that there is more … Read More The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown

Wahala by Nikki May

Ronke, Simi, Boo are three mixed-race friends living in London. They have the gift of two cultures, Nigerian and English, though not all of them choose to see it that way. Everyday racism has never held them back, but now in their thirties, they question their future. Ronke wants a husband (he must be Nigerian); Boo enjoys (correction: endures) stay-at-home motherhood; while Simi, full … Read More Wahala by Nikki May

I Know What You’ve Done by Dorothy Koomson

What if all your neighbours’ secrets landed in a diary on your doorstep?What if the woman who gave it to you was murdered by one of the people in the diary? What if the police asked if you knew anything? Would you hand over the book of secrets? Or … would you try to find out what everyone had done? I Know What You’ve … Read More I Know What You’ve Done by Dorothy Koomson

The Visitors by Caroline Scott 

Esme Nicholls is to spend the summer in Cornwall. Her late husband Alec, who died fighting in the war, grew up in Penzance, and she’s hoping to learn more about the man she loved and lost. While there, she will stay with Gilbert, in his rambling seaside house, where he lives with his former brothers in arms. Esme is fascinated by this community of … Read More The Visitors by Caroline Scott 

My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part three

Here are my favourite eight books of the third quarter of 2021. So far this has been a good year for books if for nothing else, so it was a really difficult decision. The Beresford by Will Carver Firstly let me just say one thing – don’t get too attached to the characters, they may not be around long enough. Apart from Mrs May that … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part three

The Chateau by Catherine Cooper

They thought it was perfect. They were wrong… A glamorous chateauAura and Nick don’t talk about what happened in England. They’ve bought a chateau in France to make a fresh start, and their kids need them to stay together – whatever it costs. #TheChateau @catherinecooper @fictionpub @HarperFiction @annecater @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours A couple on the brinkThe expat community is welcoming, but when a neighbour is murdered at … Read More The Chateau by Catherine Cooper

I Have Something To Tell You by Susan Lewis

High-flying lawyer Jessica Wells has it all. A successful career, loving husband Tom and a family she adores. But one case – and one client – will put all that at risk. Edward Blake. An ordinary life turned upside down – or a man who quietly watched television while his wife was murdered upstairs? With more questions than answers and a case too knotted … Read More I Have Something To Tell You by Susan Lewis

Invite Me In by Emma Curtis

To those who think they know her, Eliza Curran has it all: two healthy children, a stunning home and a wealthy, adoring husband. No one would guess the reality of her life: trapped in an unhappy marriage to a controlling man, she longs for a way out. When she takes on a new tenant, her life changes unexpectedly. Dan Jones is charming and perceptive, … Read More Invite Me In by Emma Curtis

Three Weddings and a Proposal by Sheila O’Flanagan

Delphine is at a wedding when the shocking news comes. Suddenly her life changes for ever. Delphine has worked hard for her success and she knows she’s got everything she wants. But not everyone agrees. Her opinionated family aren’t convinced that living alone with no plans to ‘settle down’ could possibly make her truly happy, and no one appreciates it when she drops everything, … Read More Three Weddings and a Proposal by Sheila O’Flanagan

Mrs Narwhal’s Diary by S J Norbury

“It was Woman’s Hour who suggested I keep a diary. They said it was good for mental health, and I must say I did feel much less frazzled after writing everything down yesterday. The frustrations were all still there, but somehow smoothed out – as if by a really good steam iron.” #MrsNarwhalsDiary #SJNorbury @LouiseWalters12 @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Mrs Narwhal is overwhelmed. Her husband, Hugh, … Read More Mrs Narwhal’s Diary by S J Norbury

The Republic of Love by Carol Shields

With a foreword by Margaret Atwood A celebration of love in its many guises, The Republic of Love recounts the heartfelt tale of two of life’s unlucky lovers: Fay, a folklorist whose passion for mermaids has kept her from focusing on any one man; and, right across the street, Tom, a popular radio talk-show host who’s been through three marriages and divorces in his … Read More The Republic of Love by Carol Shields

The Other Couple by Cathryn Grant

They planned a dream vacation. They got a trip to hell. Maggie and Brad are on vacation at Lake Tahoe when they meet another couple, Skye and Joe. The four hit it off so well that Maggie invites their new friends to share her beautiful lakeside rental. What she doesn’t realize is Skye and Joe aren’t just some random couple. They have been watching … Read More The Other Couple by Cathryn Grant