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Little Brown Book Group Extract

Extracts from Little, Brown Book Group publications.

Read an extract from A Maid’s Ruin by Lynne Francis

Chapter One ‘What are you looking at?’ Molly’s tone sounded sharp, even to her ears. The boy looked confused, as if trying to work out what he had done wrong. ‘I’m drawing,’ he said. ‘Do […]

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Read an extract from The Leopard Unleashed by Elizabeth Chadwick

    1 The Principality of Antioch, Spring 1139   Antioch, the capital of Prince Raymond’s principality, was for Renard a rude and not altogether welcome awakening. It was easier to skirmish with Turks among […]

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Read an extract from The Girl Who… by Andreina Cordani

I’m not following her. Whatever the others say, I’m really not following her. It’s just that wherever I go she seems to be there – in the park, the library, the shops. Outside her school. […]

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Read an extract from The Running Vixen by Elizabeth Chadwick

      The Welsh Marches, Autumn 1126 On the day Adam de Lacey returned to the borders after an absence of more than a year, the monthly market at Ravenstow was in full, noisy […]

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Read an extract from A Season in the Snow by Isla Gordon

  ‘I might give you some of Vanessa’s brandy too, if we ever get there,’ Alice murmured to the dog as she crawled the car forward. She followed the tail lights of a car up […]

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Carrying on the story with Carole Matthews: Christmas for Beginners

    Last month we published Christmas for Beginners, Carole Matthews’ gloriously festive sequel to her Sunday Times bestselling novel Happiness for Beginners. As part of her Little Book Café Christmas for Beginners takeover, we […]

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Read an extract from A Blackpool Christmas by Maggie Mason

    PART ONE TORN APART 1916–17 ONE Babs A week to go till Christmas. Such a different Christmas to the one Babs had thought she would have. She pulled her shawl around her and, […]

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Read an extract from Shadow Sands by Robert Bryndza

  PROLOGUE 28 AUGUST 2012 Simon gasped and choked on the brackish, freezing water as he swam for his life. The reservoir was huge, and he churned through inky-black water in a frantic front crawl, […]

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Read an extract from Christmas for Beginners by Carole Matthews

    Chapter One   One of the alpacas has eaten the Baby Jesus. I’m not sure which one. Frankly, they all look the picture of innocence, but I know them better. ‘I’m going to […]

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Read an extract from How Long ’til Black Future Month by N. K. Jemisin

This Black History Month let us ask How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? Read an extract from triple Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin’s short story collection. N. K. Jemisin […]

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Read an extract from Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber

    Everly Lancaster was ready to explode. Her assistant, Annette, the very one Jack Campbell, her business partner and CEO, had highly recommended she hire, who also happened to be his niece, had made […]

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Read an extract from Happiness for Beginners by Carole Matthews

    Below is an extract from readers’ favourite and Sunday Times bestselling novel Happiness for Beginners ahead of the publication of the gloriously festive sequel, Christmas for Beginners. Chapter One Anthony the Anti-Social Sheep lowers his […]

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