Friday, 29 April 2016

Big Book Haul


Since I have been reading books non stop, I quickly ran out and needed to add more to my collection. I didn't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on books, so I went back to the mother ship (The Works) and spent a reasonable amount on fiction books. In The Works they have a section which is 3 for £5 on fiction books, and considering that books are around £7/£8, it is super cheap. The books tend to be ones that aren't really heard of, but I have loved all the ones that I have previously bought.


The Dress Shop Of Dreams by Menna Van Praag £7.99
"Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta's tiny dress store appears quite ordinary to passers-by, but the colourfully vibrant racks of beaded silks and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets: with just a few stitches from Etta's needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman's deepest desires. Etta's granddaughter, Cora Sparks, has spent her life hidden away in the safety of the little shop ad her university lab, ever since her parents' mysterious deaths many years ago. Cora's studious, unromantic eye has overlooked Walt, the shy bookseller who has been in love with her for years. Determined not to let Cora miss her chance at happiness, Etta sets in motion a series of astonishing events that will transform Cora's life in extraordinary and unexpected ways."


It's The Little Things by Erica James £7.99
"Dan and Sally are lucky to be alive, after surviving the Boxing Day tsunami. Three years later, their lives have changed dramatically and they they are now parents. Dan enjpys being a stay-at-home father taking care of their young son, while Sally, the bread winner, loves her high-flying career. The arrangement has so far worked well, but when Dan starts to question whether Sally has got her priorities right, the cracks in their marriage begin to appear. Meanwhile, their friend Chloe longs for the seemingly perfect life that Dan and Sally lead. Dumped by her boyfriend just weeks after the tsunami, she's been on a mission ever since to find the perfect father for the child she craves. When she meets handsome Seth Hawthorne, she thinks she's hit the jackpot. But is Seth all he appears to be?"


Summer At The Lake by Erica James £7.99
"Lake Como - beautiful, enchanting, romantic... For Florianna, it is the place where the love of her life is getting married to another woman. And she's been invited to the wedding. For Esme, it is where, over sixty years ago, she fell in love for the first time. So often she's wondered what happened to the man who stole her heart - and changed the course of her life. Adam is in danger of burying himself entirely in his work, after his girlfriend left him. Could a trip to Lake Como be the distraction he needs? Now it's time for each of them to understand that the past is not only another country, it can also cast haunting shadows over everyone's lives..."


You're The One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher £6.99
"Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob - the man she's about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben - best man and the best friend any two people ever had. And that's the problem. Because if it wasn't Rob waiting for her at the alter, there's a strong chance it would be Ben. Loyal and sensitive, Ben has always kept his feelings to himself,, but if he turned round and told Maddy she was making a mistake, would she listen? And would he be right? Best friends since childhood, Maddy, Ben and Rob thought their bond was ubreakable. But love changes everthing. Maddy has a choice to make but will she choose wisely? Her heart, and the hearts of two best men she knows, depend on it..."


RSVP by Helen Warner £7.99
"It's the day Anna's always dreamed of: The Love of her Life is at the alter, about to say 'I do'. But that's where the dream ends, because although he's The One, he's about to become another woman's husband. Or is he...?


Billy And Me by Giovanna Fletcher £7.99
"Sophie May has a secret. One that she's successfully kept for years. It's meant that she's had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop. But hen she meets the gorgeous Billy - an actor with ambitions to make it to the top. And when they fall in love, Sophie is whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy's glamorous - but ruthless - world. Their relationship throws Sophie right into the spotlight after years of shying away from attention. Can she handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy? And most of all, is she ready for her secret heartbreak to be discovered  and shared with the nation?


The Greatest Love Story Of All Time... by Lucy Robinson £6.99
"It's Fran's thirtieth birthday and things are good. She bluffed her way into a Very Post Job and her outlandishly handsome and talented boyfriend Michael is escorting her to the Ritz with a bulge the shape of a ring box in his pocket. But something has gone wrong. Very wrong. By the end of the evening Fran is howling in bed with a bottle of cheap brandy and one of Michael's old socks. In her quest to figure out why her life has suddenly gone down the pan, Fran comes up with a failsafe plan: live like a badger, stalk a stranger called Nellie and cancel her beloved Gin Thursdays in favour of drinking gin every night. But then Fran's friends force a very different plan on her and it's nowhere near as fun. How could eight dates possibly make her feel better?"


Casting Off by Elizabeth Jane Howard £8.99
"The older Cazalet cousins, ow in their twenties,are trying to piece their lives together in the aftermath of the war whilst having to engage, painfuly, with their parents as people for the very first time.Louise's father Edward is desperate for her to like this mistress and her mother is beside herself with pain at his betrayal. And Clary needs to understand exactly why her beloved father chose to stay in France long after it was safe for him to come home. Meanwhile the girls' own affairs are far from straightforward. Both Polly and Clary have fallen madly in love with much older men,both wildly unsuitable for different reasons, And Louise, stuck in a loveless marriage, it candidly considering her own options, as well as tending to her own, very private, grief."

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