The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies

A rebellious daughter 1923. Among the ancient honey-coloured walls of the tiny island of Malta, strangers slip into the shadows and anyone can buy a new name. Rosalie Delacroix flees Paris for a dancer’s job in the bohemian clubs deep in its winding streets. A sister with a secret 1944. Running from the brutality of… Continue reading The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies

The Reason by Catherine Bennetto

If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do to make someone smile? Brooke’s life isn’t going to plan. Her career as an events planner has stalled, her parents won’t leave her alone and her daughter is desperately unhappy at school. But the reason for all this is no secret or mystery. Just under a… Continue reading The Reason by Catherine Bennetto

Murder in the Library by Katie Gayle

Julia Bird’s picturesque Cotswolds life is everything she’d dreamed of. Until, that is, she discovers a dead body in the library… Julia Bird had imagined the quiet of rural life would be soothing after years in the city, but she finds she can’t just sit still.Determined to throw herself into village activities, she joins the library… Continue reading Murder in the Library by Katie Gayle

Let It Snow by Beth Moran

When your heart’s broken, all roads lead home… After the end of a long-term relationship, local weather girl Bea Armstrong has been avoiding her family, and their inevitable ‘I-told-you-sos.’ But with Christmas fast approaching, she is finally on her way home to Charis House, the school in Sherwood Forest that her mum and dad run… Continue reading Let It Snow by Beth Moran

The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson

London, 1944. Clara Button is no ordinary librarian. While the world remains at war, in East London Clara has created the country’s only underground library, built over the tracks in the disused Bethnal Green tube station. Down here a secret community thrives: with thousands of bunk beds, a nursery, a café and a theatre offering… Continue reading The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson

The Lighthouse Bookshop by Sharon Gosling

At the heart of a tiny community in a remote village just inland from the Aberdeenshire coast stands an unexpected lighthouse. Built two centuries ago by an eccentric landowner, it has become home to the only bookshop for miles around. Rachel is an incomer to the village. She arrived five years ago and found a place… Continue reading The Lighthouse Bookshop by Sharon Gosling

Welcome to Whitlock Close by Karen Louise Hollis

It’s 1981 and the Thorpe family – Robert, Sandra and their eleven-year-old daughter Louise – decide to move from the city of Lincoln to a village seven miles away. Moving into New Barnham, they must each find their place in a village where they know no-one and Louise has to start at a big new… Continue reading Welcome to Whitlock Close by Karen Louise Hollis

Steel Girls on the Home Front by Michelle Rawlins

Spring 1940As the war rages on, Vickers steelworks is busier than ever which is proving tough for Nancy as she juggles working long hours and looking after two young children, all while waiting for her husband to return home safely. Betty is determined to roll up her sleeves and joins the Women’s Voluntary Service to keep busy and… Continue reading Steel Girls on the Home Front by Michelle Rawlins

Take A Chance on Greece by Sue Roberts

Forgetting your troubles surrounded by golden sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and chiselled abs… what could possibly go wrong? For Orla, moving in with her dad at twenty-nine after a health scare wasn’t exactly her plan. Neither was finding out he’s been keeping a huge family secret… Ready to put the entire Mediterranean Sea between herself and her dysfunctional… Continue reading Take A Chance on Greece by Sue Roberts

A Child of the East End by Jean Fullerton

Life in Cockney London was tough in the post-war years. The government’s broken promises had led to a chronic housing shortage, rampant crime and families living in squalor. But one thing prevailed: the unbeatable spirit of the East End, a tight-knit community who pulled through the dark times with humour and heart. Drawing on both… Continue reading A Child of the East End by Jean Fullerton