The Julius House
By Charlaine Harris
'Harris draws the guilty and the innocent into an engrossing tale while inventing a heroine as capable and potentially complex as P. D. James's Cordelia Gray' (Publishers Weekly)Love at first sight turns into newlywed bliss for former librarian Aurora Teagarden - until violence cuts the honeymoon short . . . Roe has never been happier than she's been since she met her fiancé, wealthy businessman Martin Bartell. Despite their differences in age and background, he seems to know exactly what she wants - like the Julius House. Roe has always been intrigued by its history: six years previously, the family who lived there disappeared, never to be seen again . . . As Roe throws herself into renovating her wedding present, her misgivings about Martin's rather murky past recede. But when she is attacked by an axe-wielding maniac, she begins to suspect that the secrets inside the Julius House - and her new marriage - could be deadly . . . 'Clearly focused plot, animated description of character and real estate, and sparkling prose commend this breath of fresh air to all collections' (Library Journal)'Great bloody fun' (Barbara Paul)
Just One More Day
By Jessica Blair
When Britain declares war on Germany in 1939, Carolyn Maddison is still a schoolgirl. Her elder brother Alastair wastes no time in joining the RAF as a flying officer, and Carolyn decides that when she is eighteen she will follow him into the service by joining the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. While reporting to the Air Ministry in London she meets a good-looking, charismatic pilot, Charlie Wade, currently employed in propaganda work. He believes that with her calm demeanor and resilience, Carolyn should work as an Intelligence officer, and suggests she serve on an active bombing station. At her side throughout the courses and postings that follow is Lucy Gaston, naturally quick-witted and sparky, a perfect foil for her friend. The young WAAFs both obtain prestigious postings in 5 Group Bomber Command, where they perform the vital tasks of briefing and debriefing aircrew returning from operations over Germany. Lucy, an incorrigible optimist, falls head over heels for a member of a Lancaster bomber crew while Carolyn resists her feelings for its dashing pilot. She decides it's not worth the risk of loving a man in wartime. . . only to wonder if she has done the right thing when a new WAAF on the station sets her cap at him. For Lucy and Carolyn, life on a WWII bombing station brings drama, heartbreak and suspense in this touching love story.
Jewels Of The Sun
By Nora Roberts
Jude Murray isn't given to dramatic decisions. So she's as surprised as anyone when she quits her job in Chicago and takes refuge in the picturesque village of Ardmore. Surrounded by the beautiful Irish scenery and refreshed by a more relaxed lifestyle, Jude becomes fascinated by the local folklore.Aidan Gallagher happens to be an expert in Ireland's haunting myths. After years of travelling, he's returned home to devote himself to the family business. But as he shares his country's legends with Jude, Aidan can't help wondering if they could create a passionate history of their own...
The Jane Plan Diet
By Jane Michell
Jane Plan, the UK's only truly bespoke diet delivery service, is known for its no-nonsense approach and delicious meals. This book distils the Jane Plan for all. Its aim is to help you reach your weight-loss goals. No gimmicks. No false promises. Just simple, down-to-earth, easy-to-stick-to advice, plus many of the recipes that have made Jane Plan so popular. This is no fad diet - we all know that a diet must work long-term and if it's hard to stick to then it isn't worth the effort. The Jane Plan Diet is different - it makes everything simple and convenient and it's packed full of recipes that your family will want to eat too. Simply follow Jane's advice and her delicious trademark recipes and, like her, you will lose those hard-to-shift pounds and stay slim - for good.
Joanna Hall's Walkactive Programme
By Joanna Hall, Lucy Atkins
TO HELP YOU GET STARTED, JOANNA HALL'S WALKACTIVE PROGRAMME NOW INCLUDES A FREE AUDIO COACHING SESSION TO DOWNLOADJoanna Hall's Walkactive Programme has been scientifically verified to: enhance posture; promote weight loss; reduce joint stress and improve body shape (South Bank Sports Performance Laboratory)As an exercise physiologist, Joanna Hall knows without doubt that it is possible to get the body you long for without hassle, pain, guilt or cost. You don't need sophisticated, state-of-the-art exercise kit. You don't need a personal trainer or two hours a day of blood, sweat and tears in a gym. You have everything you need right here, right now - your body. You can use it in the simplest, most natural way imaginable to see an amazing transformation in your shape. All you have to do is walk - the Walkactive way! This inspiring and practical new book will teach you a more intelligent and active way to walk - a way that uses your body to its full capacity and in the process will change your shape and your fitness levels dramatically. Walkactive can help you drop inches from your waist, improve your fitness and muscle tone, reduce stress and low mood, and keep the signs of ageing at bay. It will work, whatever your age, fitness, health, or stage of life. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other.Packed with step-by-step advice and photographs to help you master the technique, motivational case studies and quotes, tips and strategies, plus specific plans to help you lose weight, improve your fitness and your health, Joanna Hall's Walkactive Programme is the book we've all been waiting for.
By Charlotte Bronte, Karena Rose
'Holding my gaze, he removed a curtain tie from one of the bedsteads. I was confused when he uttered huskily, "Put your hands out in front of you." I obeyed.'Jane Eyre has lived a sheltered, callous life. Orphaned at a young age and despised by her remaining family, she is shipped off to Lowood School and can only dream of tenderness and affection. Upon accepting a governess position at Thornfield Hall, a world of passion, desire and sex explodes before her naive eyes in the form of the brooding, dashing master of the house: Mr Rochester. After playful attempts to evade Mr Rochester's advances, Jane finds herself succumbing to his savage, brutal lust and losing herself in the intense heat of her yearning. Jane believes that beneath Mr. Rochester's dark, handsome and sometimes brutal exterior there must be a heart, and she is desperate to find love in his hungry caresses. But then, she discovers something in the attic . . . and everything she thought she knew about Rochester is changed for ever.Sex collides with corsets in a burst of erotic ecstasy and dark secrets, and one of literature's finest novels will never be read the same again.
By Zoe Barnes
Emma (ne Cox) and Joe Sheridan have just got married. Emma has been in love with Joe since school - marrying him was the happiest day of her life. But now the honeymoon is over and Emma's having to cope with the reality of married life. She's living in a new town, has a new job and a new husband, who hasn't quite left his bachelor days behind him.Then there's Emma's interfering mother-in-law who's expecting the patter of tiny feet before Joe's even carried her over the threshold! Still, at least she and Joe are together at last. But Joe and Emma have never lived with each other before - and apart from the odd holiday - have never spent more than two weeks in each other's company. Setting up home together for the first time might be romantic, but nobody told them that living happily ever after takes a lot of hard work . . .
By Jacquelyn Frank
Since time began, there have been Nightwalkers - the races of the night who live in the shadows of the moonlight. Love with humans is absolutely forbidden, and one man makes certain to uphold this ancient law: Jacob, the Enforcer . . .Jacob knows the excuses his people give when the madness overtakes them and they fall prey to their lust for humans. He's heard every one and still brings the trespassers to justice. Immune to forbidden desires, uncontrollable hungers, or the curse of the moon, his control is total . . . until the moment he sees Isabella on a shadowy New York City street. Saving her life wasn't in his plans. But the moment he holds her in his arms and feels the soft explosion of her body against his, and the overwhelming feelings she arouses in him, everything changes. Their attraction is undeniable, volatile - and completely against the law. And suddenly everything Jacob has ever believed is inflamed by the heat of desire.
Judgement In Death
By J. D. Robb
She stood in Purgatory and studied death. The blood and the gore of it, the ferocity of its glee. It had come to this place with the wilful temper of a child, full of heat and passion and careless brutality.' In an uptown strip joint a cop is found bludgeoned to death. The weapon's a baseball bat. The motive is a mystery. It's a case of serious overkill that pushes Eve Dallas straight into overdrive. Her investigation uncovers a private club that's more than a hot spot. Purgatory's a last chance for atonement where everyone is judged. Where your ultimate fate depends on your most intimate sins. And where one cop's hidden secrets are about to plunge innocent souls into vice-ridden damnation.
By Ken McCoy
On the day of his dad's funeral, ten-year-old Jacky Gaskell meets Frank McGovern for the first time. For when Frank is hanged for a murder he did not commit, Jacky's mother Maureen feels she must tell Jacky the truth: Frank was his real father. On the day of the execution Maureen loses the only man she ever truly loved and must now raise her three children, Brian, Ellie and Jacky, alone. Once the scandal gets out, there is little sympathy from the neighbours, and Jacky has a hard time at the local school from children and teachers alike. And there is little comfort to be had at home as Brian suddenly turns against his younger brother, constantly provoking arguments and fights. Although he only met Frank briefly, Jacky is convinced he was innocent and feels duty bound to clear his name. Enlisting the help of his sister Ellie, the pair embark on a series of plans and stunts to bring the real killer to justice. However, when their actions backfire, they not only attract the attention of the police, but the more sinister attentions of the real murderer, who will stop at nothing to silence the Gaskells.
The Jackal Man
By Kate Ellis
When a teenage girl is strangled and left for dead on a lonely country lane, by an attacker she describes has having the head of a dog, the police are baffled. But when the body of another young woman is found mutilated and wrapped in a white linen sheet, DI Wesley Peterson suspects that the killer is performing an ancient ritual linked to Anubis, the jackal-headed Egyptian god of death and mummification.Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson has been called to Varley Castle to catalogue the collection of Edwardian amateur Egyptologist, Sir Frederick Varley. However, as his research progresses, Neil discovers that Wesley's strange murder case bears sinister similarities to four murders that took place near Varley Castle in 1903 - murders said to have been committed by Sir Frederick's son.As the Jackal Man's identity remains a frustrating enigma, it seems that the killer has yet another victim in mind. A victim close to Wesley Peterson himself . . .
Just Like Heaven
By Julia Quinn
Honoria Smythe-Smith, the youngest daughter of the eldest son of the Earl of Winstead, plays the violin in the annual musicale performed by the Smythe-Smith quartet. She's well aware that they are dreadful. In fact, she freely admits (to her cousins) that she is probably the worst of the bunch. But she's the sort who figures that nothing good will come of being mortified, so she puts on a good show and laughs about it.Marcus Holroyd is the best friend of Honoria's brother Daniel, who lives in exile out of the country. He's promised to watch out for Honoria and takes his responsibility very seriously. But he has his work cut out for him when Honoria sets off for Cambridge determined to marry by the end of the season. She's got her eye on the only unmarried Bridgerton, who's a bit wet behind the ears. When her advances are spurned, can Marcus swoop in and steal her heart in time for the musicale?
Journeys Through Time
By Jenny Cockell
Jenny Cockell has always had memories of living before. In her first book, 'Yesterday's Children', she described her search for the past life family which had haunted her from her earliest childhood. She remembered living as Mary Sutton, an Irishwoman who had died over 20 years before she was born. She gave an extraordinary account of how she successfully found Mary's surviving children, and was reunited with them in the present.Her new book, 'Journeys Through Time', brings readers up to date with her story. Jenny gives details of the four past lives that she remembers most clearly and explains how she has tried to trace them all. In particular, she remembers a life in Japan, which she has desperately sought to verify and uncover. Beginning with flashes of memories that she experienced in childhood, Jenny describes how she 'found' Mary and her children, her subsequent researches into her Japanese life, and what it all means. It is a page-turning account of one woman's journey to find the lives she lived before.
By Emma Blair
The first time Jessie laid her eyes on Tommy McBride was in July 1947, when they were still at school - and long before she knew anything about heartbreak or pain. Then she was the sheltered, dreamy minister's daughter, determined to take a bite out of life. And he was the fighter from the wrong side of the tracks, hell-bent on proving himself in the world. They had nothing in common, separate destinies.But in 1947 the world was about to move into new decades of turbulence and change - and it was only the fighters and the dreamers who would make it theirs . . .
Jonathan Cainer's Guide To The Zodiac
By Jonathan Cainer
Internationally renowned astrologer Jonathan Cainer is resident astrologer for the Express. For the first time, this attractive book combines his highly regarded Sun Sign descriptions with Moon Sign analysis to reveal the deeper inner you. Each sign is dealt with in fascinating detail and includes information on home, money, career and love. This book shows you how to use your unique Wheels of Destiny to predict your own future and read your personal horoscope. Learn to: understand yourself better; find your ideal partner and discover astro-compatibility; fulfil your true potential; be successful in everything you do; and predict your future.
By Richard Stirling
Julie Andrews is, quite simply, a phenomenon. She has probably brought more joy to more people than any other star of her generation' - Richard Attenborough. Julie Andrews is the last of the great Hollywood musical stars - her extraordinary career spans more than forty years. Her first film, Mary Poppins, was Disney's most successful film, and in 1965 The Sound of Music rescued Twentieth Century Fox from bankruptcy. Three years later, Star! almost put the studio back under, and the leading lady of both films fell as spectacularly as she had risen.But Julie Andrews is nothing if not a survivor; and despite many setbacks - including the tragedy of losing her singing voice in 1997 after a botched operation - she's still a performer, recently starring in Shrek and The Princess Diaries. Richard Stirling's deeply researched biography - based on many years of contact with Julie - is a frank but affectionate portrait of an enduring icon of stage and screen.
Jon Bon Jovi
By Laura Jackson
This fascinating biography provides a detailed portrait of the high-energy, charismatic international superstar and frontman of the ever-popular band, Bon Jovi. The book charts Jon's relationship with the other band members who have their fair share of rock and roll stories - sex, booze, burnouts, health and women problems. Although rock music is Jon Bon Jovi's first love, he has more recently developed an interest in acting - starring in various hit TV shows such as Ally McBeal and Sex and the City and attracting critical acclaim for his role in World War II hit film, U-571. He has also scored film music, with his score for Young Guns earning him an Oscar nomination. Bestselling writer Laura Jackson explores the personality, character, drive and the determination that have taken him from playing New Jersey clubs through all the groupie excess and glamorous indulgence to where the band is today. Two new chapters in this updated edition detail his recent work for charity, his involvement in politics and football and also give an update on the band's new albums and tours.
The Joy Diet
By Martha Beck
the greatest thing you'll learn from actually practising The Joy Diet is that money, love, success, and, even physical health and fitness are the products of a joyful life, not the cause.' Martha Beck. This book outlines the ten most powerful, life-enhancing behaviours that Martha Beck has found in years of research and practice. Clearly explained, with poignant case studies from her life design practice, together with her trademark wit, The Joy Diet provides straightforward instructions for incorporating these behaviours into everyday life. By encouraging you to add the ten 'ingredients' of stillness, compassion, truth, desire, creativity, risk, play, treats, gratitude and rest to your daily routine, The Joy Diet shows you how to change the course of your lives. In turn they will be empowered to find purpose, overcome obstacles, heal wounds and build dreams