Related to: 'The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club'

Piatkus

Home and Away: New Beginnings

Sophie Green
Authors:
Sophie Green

WORLD EXCLUSIVE. In this continuation of a major Home and Away storyline, Ricky and Brax leave Summer Bay to start a new life with their son, Casey. Leaving behind her devastated husband, Nate, Ricky gambles her future on her reunion with Brax and their new beginning away from Summer Bay in the coastal town of Palm Cove. For Brax, however, this is the future he's always dreamed of: the woman he loves and their son are with him again - for good. But even though Brax has put his past behind him, he can't stop it haunting him. Mistakes he made as a young man will appear in Palm Cove to threaten the life he and Ricky are building - and always the spectre of what Ricky has given up for him remains ... Home and Away: New Beginnings contains exclusive material that will never appear on screen. It is the only way to find out what happens to Ricky and Brax when they leave Summer Bay! *Contains a free bonus chapter of HOME AND AWAY: AN EYE FOR AN EYE*

Piatkus

An Eye For An Eye

Sophie Green
Authors:
Sophie Green

Contains Exclusive Scenes Not Shown on TVRicky is left devastated after her beautiful baby boy, Casey, is abducted in a calculated act of revenge by Brax's foe, Gunno. In a race against time, Heath, Ash and Kyle desperately search for Casey while Bianca, Ricky and Phoebe frantically try to save ransom money. But as the clock ticks, a shocking revelation about Brax threatens to turn upside down the life that Ricky has built for herself. What does this mean for her rekindled romance with the gorgeous, reliable Nate? Incredibly moving and dramatic, Home and Away: An Eye for An Eye takes you into the hearts and minds of the Braxton family and your favourite characters in the tight-knit community of Summer Bay. It will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Hachette Audio US

The Girl In The Garden

Kamala Nair
Authors:
Kamala Nair

The redemptive journey of a young woman unsure of her engagement, who revisits in memory the events of one scorching childhood summer when her beautiful yet troubled mother spirits her away from her home to an Indian village untouched by time, where she discovers in the jungle behind her ancestral house a spellbinding garden that harbours a terrifying secret.

Grand Central Publishing

Backseat Saints

Joshilyn Jackson
Authors:
Joshilyn Jackson

Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As 'Mrs. Ro Grandee' she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting 'Ro' make eggs, iron shirts and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy - one who shares her past and knows her future. Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro's perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she's been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, TX back to her hometown of Fruiton, AL, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate - death by marriage - and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best.

Grand Central Publishing

Paris To Die For

Maxine Kenneth
Authors:
Maxine Kenneth

James Bond meets Charade in this glamorous spy novel about Jackie Kennedy's fictitious adventures as an unofficial CIA agent in Paris in 1951, when she was 21-year-old Jacqueline Lee Bouvier. It is inspired by an authentic letter in the John F. Kennedy Library written by Jacqueline stating that she is going to work for the CIA. Now imagine what might have happened when Jackie started her new job! Plunged into a world of intrigue and international espionage, this pampered debutante is soon charging from one death-defying exploit to the next, all executed with brainy, sophisticated charm. Romance is also in the air, but her fellow agent may not be quite what he seems...

Grand Central Publishing

Love In Mid Air

Kim Wright
Authors:
Kim Wright

A chance encounter with a stranger in an airplane sends Elyse Bearden into an emotional tailspin. Suddenly, Elyse is willing to risk everything: her safe but stale marriage, her seemingly perfect life in an affluent Southern suburb, and her position in the church. As Elyse embarks on a risky affair, her longtime friend Kelly and the other women in their book club begin to question their own decisions about love, sex, marriage, and freedom. In the end it will take an extraordinary leap of faith for Elyse to find - and follow - her own path to happiness

Little, Brown US

This One Is Mine

Maria Semple
Authors:
Maria Semple

Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life - except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap. For all their recklessness, Violet and Sally will discover that David and Jeremy have a few surprises of their own. THIS ONE IS MINE is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more - and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.

FaithWords

On Hummingbird Wings

Lauraine Snelling
Authors:
Lauraine Snelling

But Mother is always dying,' is Gillian Ormsby's sarcastic response when her younger, favoured sister tells her she has to go take care of their hypochondriac mother. Much against her will, since she and her mother never have gotten along, Gillian arrives in California to find the garden and yard dead, the blinds all drawn and her mother indeed in bed - waiting to die. But when Gillian talks with the doctor, he assures her there's no medical reason behind her mother's state. Now on a mission to restore her mother to health, Gillian insists Mother get out of bed, eat, exercise and hopefully, choose to live. She also sets about reviving the garden to its former glory, enlisting the help of Adam, a handsome man who owns a family gardening business with his father. Gillian is delighted when a pair of hummingbirds appear and her friendship with Adam grows. Soon, Mother's health improves and one day she announces she and her friend Enzio are going on a cruise. Before Gillian has time to turn around, her mother is gone and she is left high and dry again and wondering, what is she going to do with the rest of her own life.

Hachette Australia

Wings of Fear

Helene Young, Helene Young
Authors:
Helene Young, Helene Young
Grand Central Publishing

Married On Mondays

HoneyB
Authors:
HoneyB

By day Valerie Cooper a.k.a. Vanilla Cream, Dierdra Dawson a.k.a. Cherry Cream, and Foxy Brown a.k.a. Sugar Cream assist their husbands at their law firm, Brown, Cooper, and Dawson. At night, with the approval of their spouses, they open up Creamé, an upscale swingers club. Their clientele include everyone from judges, lawyers, and politicians, to police officers, soccer moms, and housewives. Business is going swell for the ladies, until the police chief orders Foxy to have sex with him. When she refuses he threatens to put her in prison. With the whole town standing behind the women of Creamé - mainly because they are all clients - the women stand together and fight to keep their business afloat.

Forever

Deadly Lies

Cynthia Eden
Authors:
Cynthia Eden

Ever since a psychotic killer kidnapped and nearly murdered her FBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy's life has been spiraling out of control. She can't focus on her work, and she can't shut out the nightmares. She seeks escape in casual sex with a stranger. Someone who can hold her nightmares at bay for a little while. Max Ridgeway seems to fit the bill - maybe too well. Then Sam's plan for a no-strings affair goes to hell when a serial kidnapper strikes again and the victim is Max's step-brother. Max doesn't know that Sam is an FBI agent but she knows just how dangerous the situation is and she has to reveal her full identity to Max. The Serial Services Division, the elite unit in the FBI solely dedicated to tracking and trapping serials, has been after these kidnappers from the beginning and this is their best chance to catch them. As time runs out for Max and his brother, Sam is forced to step up her game. She can't be afraid any longer because when the kidnapper's identity is revealed it's Sam who must pull the trigger. This time, she won't be a victim...and neither will Max!

Forever

Deadly Heat

Cynthia Eden
Authors:
Cynthia Eden

The first time FBI Special Agent Kenton Lake sees Lora Spade, the woman is saving his butt-literally pulling him from a burning building. He takes one look at the gorgeous firefighter and falls for her, hard.Lora isn't interested in getting involved because she lost her lover six months before in a fire-and she can't get his screams out of her mind. Lora is convinced the fire that took her boyfriend Carter was no accident.But Kenton isn't the kind of man who walks away when he wants something-or someone. He's been sent by the Serial Services Division, an elite unit in the FBI, because they suspect that a serial arsonist is at work. Kenton knows that Lora is just using him to avenge Carter's death. But he wants more than fleeting pleasure - he wants her. But this is not in the arsonist's plans. He's been watching Kenton and Lora.He knows they are tracking him but they can't stop him. And they can't beat the fire. He wants to see them die.

Sphere

A Handful Of Happiness

Evelyn Hood
Authors:
Evelyn Hood
5 Spot

If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now

Claire LaZebnik
Authors:
Claire LaZebnik
5 Spot

She's Gone Country

Jane Porter
Authors:
Jane Porter

Shey Darcy is a thirty-nine-year-old model who once graced the covers of Vogue and Sports Illustrated. She has led a charmed life in New York City with her photographer husband and three sons. But when Shey's husband reveals that he's leaving her for a man, her world falls apart. Unable to find solace amid the noise and confusion of the city, Shey moves back to her family ranch with her kids. However, the quaint small-town Texas setting doesn't offer the type of relief she hoped for. Shey's mother and brothers can't help meddling and to make matters worse, her ex-crush has walked back into her life. Shey is strong-minded and independent, and all she wants to do is figure out how to get through this rough patch alone, without the help of her family or the sexy, rugged cowboy Dane Kelly. Despite her efforts, Shey's life just seems to get worse. Her sons are failing in school and want to move back to New York, and their money situation isn't improving. Shey soon realizes that in order to reinvent herself, she must let go of an uncertain future and a broken past, and allow for the possibility of new love in the present.

Forever

Deadly Fear

Cynthia Eden
Authors:
Cynthia Eden
Grand Central Publishing

Sweet Starfire

Jayne Ann Krentz
Authors:
Jayne Ann Krentz

Beautiful Cidra, raised amid a serene, spiritual race, is unprepared for Teague, the rugged adventurer from another race, the Wolves. Side by side on a dangerous quest, they battle both human and alien dangers - and find that their passion holds more danger than they know.

Back Bay

The Cradle

Patrick Somerville
Authors:
Patrick Somerville

In the summer of 1997, a newlywed couple, Matt and Marissa, are living in Wisconsin and expecting their first child. With the baby almost due, Marissa sends Matt on a quest to recover an antique cradle from her mother, who claimed it when she abandoned her family years earlier. Ten years later, a middle-aged couple, Bill and Renee, are living outside Chicago and preparing to see their only son, Adam, off to war in Iraq. Adam's departure brings to the surface deeply personal memories of Renee's first love, and forces the confession of a long-held secret that brings the two stories together in the novel's powerful climax. Elegant and surprising, THE CRADLE tells a story that is warm, wise, and full of wonder.

Grand Central Publishing

The Girl She Used To Be

David Cristofano
Authors:
David Cristofano

When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it changed their lives forever. The federal government lured them into the Witness Protection Program with the promise of safety and they went happily. But the program took Melody's name, her home, her innocence, and ultimately her family. Now, twenty years later and still on the run, she's been May Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and countless others. But the one person she longs to be is Melody Grace McCartney. So when the feds spirit her off to begin yet another new life in yet another new town, she's stunned when a man accosts her and calls her by her real name. Jonathan Bovaro, the Mafioso sent to hunt her down, knows her, the real her and it's a thrill Melody can't resist. Feeling safer in the hands of the mob than the Justice Department, Melody knows she's just a pawn in the government's war against the Bovaro family. But can she trust her life and her identity to this vicious stranger whose acts of violence are legendary?

Grand Central Publishing

Invisible Boy

Cornelia Read
Authors:
Cornelia Read

The smart-mouthed but sensitive runaway socialite Madeline Dare is shocked when she discovers the skeleton of a brutalized three-year-old boy in her own weed-ridden family cemetery outside Manhattan. Determined to see that justice is served to the perpetrators, Madeline finds herself examining her own troubled personal history, and the sometimes hidden, sometimes all-too-public class and racial warfare that penetrates every level of society in the savage streets of New York City during the early 1990s. She is aided in her efforts by a colorful assemblage of friends, relatives and new acquaintances, each one representing a separate strand of the patchwork mosaic city politicians like to brag about. The result is a gripping narrative that relates the causes and consequences of a vicious crime to the wider relationships that connect and divide us all. In INVISIBLE BOY Cornelia Read depicts, with sensitivity, eloquence and powerful emotion, the unstable fault lines of family, friendship, and society at large.