After the Lie

A gripping novel about love, loss and family secrets

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Author: Kerry Fisher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1910751804

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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‘I just couldn't put it down … It's not very often when reading a book that you find yourself laughing, crying snotty tears, feeling sick with tension … Yes, honestly, it really is that good.’ Being Anne Reading ‘OMG, do I ever like this writer. I don't usually gush … But rarely have I come across a character that I so instantly identified with … The acerbic wit is my style. I want to meet and be friends with Lydia Rushfield.’ All Words Matter ‘An absolutely BRILLIANT read! Oh Gosh I wish I hadn’t finished it so quickly … sheer perfection … gripped me like Velcro from the very start and completely enthralled and entertained me right the way through.’ Beady Jan’s Books Your past will devastate your family. But your lies could destroy them. What would YOU do? Sometimes a lie can split your life in two. There is “before”, and there is “after”. Try as you might – you can never go back. When Lydia was a teenager, she made a decision that ruined her family’s life. They’ve spent the last thirty years living with the consequences and doing their best to pretend it never happened. Lydia’s husband, the gorgeous and reliable Mark, and her two teenage children know nothing about that summer back in 1982. And that’s the way Lydia wants it to stay. The opportunity to come clean is long gone and now it’s not the lie that matters, it’s the betrayal of hiding the truth for so long. When someone from the past turns up as a parent at the school gates, Lydia feels the life she has worked so hard to build slipping through her fingers. The more desperate she becomes to safeguard her family, the more erratic her behaviour becomes. But when the happiness of her own teenage son, Jamie, hangs in the balance, Lydia is forced to make some impossible decisions. Can she protect him and still keep her own secret – and if she doesn’t, will her marriage and family survive? From the author of THE ISLAND ESCAPE comes a powerful and heartbreaking story, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain. What people are saying about After the Lie: ‘I absolutely loved it … Kerry Fisher goes straight away to my 'most favourite authors' list … Yes, I was touched by this book as it is one continuous roller-coaster of emotions on a very twisty track.’ Relax and Read Reviews ‘Five out of five stars. Past collides with present in this compelling book.' Portobello Book Blog 'This book was - in a word - addictive.'Voracious Reader's Blog ‘I loved it! A brilliantly woven, emotional, page-turning tale of the damage caused to a family by secrets and lies across the generations’ Rachael Lucas ‘Five out of five stars! This was a real page turner for me, and as the story went on I just couldn't predict how it was going to pan out. ' Dee Cees Reviews 'If you like reading about real women and a compelling family drama then this is the book for you. A terrific read.' Jane Lythell 'This book will make you laugh, frown and cry in equal measure.' Claire Dyer

The Secret Child

A gripping novel of family secrets

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Author: Kerry Fisher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813076

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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The Silent Wife

A gripping emotional page turner with a twist that will take your breath away

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Author: Kerry Fisher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 178681126X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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When I Lost You

A gripping, heart breaking novel of lost love

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Author: Kelly Rimmer

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1910751898

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 5127

'Heartbreaking ... I completely lost myself in this book' Louise Jensen Do you ever wish you had the chance to meet someone again for the first time? When Leo and Molly met and married, they believed they were invincible. Together they could take on the world. But Leo, a war correspondent, lives for life on the edge, and when he takes a step into the unknown, tragedy strikes and he loses his memory. Molly rushes to help him fill in the gaps and soon they start falling in love all over again. The trouble is, Molly is hiding something. Something big. The devoted wife at Leo’s bedside is a sham; Leo and Molly’s marriage was on the rocks long before Leo’s accident. The closer Molly gets to her husband the more scared she becomes that he will remember. As Leo’s memory begins to trickle back will Molly lose the man she loves for a second time? An emotional, heartbreaking read that will restore your faith in the power of love. If you like to lose yourself in Jojo Moyes or Nicholas Sparks then you will love WHEN I LOST YOU, the deeply moving new novel from Kelly Rimmer. What people are saying about When I Lost You: ‘I couldn't put it down … I got teary eyed quite a few times. It's a beautiful story.’ One Hopeless Romantic’s Booklandia Blog 'A celebration of love ...I was devastated when it ended' Big Little Sister ' I loved When I Lost You, it was full of deep raw emotion and had me hooked until the end'That Thing She Reads 'A beautiful second chance love story' Always Write Club

The Story of Our Life

A bittersweet love story

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Author: Shari Low

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784978248

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 1866

Unwind, laugh, cry ... but feel uplifted with this bittersweet love story. Perfect for the fans of Jo-Jo Moyes and Marian Keyes. So what would you do if your 'happy ever after' was stolen from you? Colm strolled into my life fifteen years ago. If there's ever such a thing as love at first sight, that was it for us both. A few weeks later we married, celebrating with those who cared, ignoring the raised eyebrows of the cynics. We knew better. This was going to be forever. The dream come true. The perfect ending. Until it wasn't. Because a couple of months ago everything changed. We discovered a devastating truth, one that blew away our future and forced us to revisit our past, to test the bonds that were perhaps more fragile than they seemed. So now I ask you again, what would you do if your 'happy ever after' was taken from you? Because this is what I did. I'm Shauna. And this is the Story of Our Life... What readers are saying about The Story of our Life: 'This will touch your heart, it'll make you laugh and weep' 'Gripping and incredibly moving' 'Beautiful and emotive' 'I'd highly recommend to anyone who loves a real emotional rollercoaster' 'Beautiful, moving and touched with gentle humour' 'Deeply moving, insightful, and sweet' Praise for Shari Low: 'Shari Low writes with humour and skill about the complicated subtleties of adult relationships' Dorothy Koomson. 'Great fun from start to finish' Jenny Colgan.

The Day I Lost You

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Author: Fionnuala Kearney

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780007593996

Category:

Page: 432

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Incredibly moving, it s beautifully written and page-turning Susan Lewis A heart-stopping read Anna McPartlin, author of Richard and Judy book club pick, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes THE DAY I LOST YOU WAS THE DAY I DISCOVERED I NEVER REALLY KNEW YOU When Jess s daughter, Anna, is reported lost in an avalanche, everything changes. Jess s first instinct is to protect Rose, Anna s five-year-old daughter. But then she starts to uncover Anna s other life - unearthing a secret that alters their whole world irrevocably . . . THE DAY I LOST YOU WAS THE DAY YOU TORE OUR FAMILY APART The perfect emotional and absorbing story for fans of Jojo Moyes and David Nicholls."

Ten Birthdays

An emotional, uplifting book about love, loss and hope

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Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811723

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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The After Wife

a moving and emotional story about a family keeping a big secret

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Author: Cass Hunter

Publisher: Trapeze

ISBN: 1409172651

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6190

'Grab a box of tissues because this beautiful story will make you cry' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars A surprising and emotional story starring an unforgettable heroine, for fans of Together, The Summer of Impossible Things and The Time Traveler's Wife When Rachel and Aidan fell in love, they thought it was forever. She was a brilliant, high-flying scientist. He was her loving and supportive husband. Now she's gone, and Aidan must carry on and raise their daughter alone. But Rachel has left behind her life's work, a gift of love to see them through the dark days after her death. A gift called iRachel. If you liked Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine or The Summer of Impossible Things, you'll love The After Wife "I found The After Wife thought-provoking, compelling and strangely real - I loved it. And it kept me reading into the early hours several nights in row!" Isabel Ashdown "The healing power of love transcends death - This was such a beautifully written, emotionally compelling book. I loved it." Rachael Lucas "Absorbing, moving and insightful." Ann Morgan "A wonderful, moving novel about family, love, and loss - and how, we can often find in the past what we need in the present. I adored this book - it's fresh, beautiful, profound and at times funny, it made me cry, but also made me smile." Sue Watson "An original moving story about what it means to be human... and what it means to truly love. All the feels!" Tracy Buchanan WHY READERS ARE GIVING THE AFTER WIFE FIVE STARS: "I laughed, cried and enjoyed every page. When is the sequel out?" - Amazon Reviewer, 5* "A proper tear jerker. One of those books that lingers long after you've read it." - Amazon Reviewer, 5* "This is a powerful and moving book but also a real page-turner." - Amazon Reviewer, 5* "It's at once funny, pacy and very moving. Have some tissues ready..." - Amazon Reviewer, 5*

A Life Without You

An addictive and emotional read about love and family secrets

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Author: Katie Marsh

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 9781473613652

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'A heart-clangingly powerful stunner of a novel. If you're looking for a novel to inspire you, a story to move you and a book to make your heart sing, you've just found it' - Heat. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Jodi Picoult. Can you ever outrun the past? It's Zoe's wedding day. She's about to marry Jamie, the love of her life. Then a phone call comes out of the blue, with the news that her mum Gina has been arrested. Zoe must make an impossible decision: should she leave her own wedding to help? Zoe hasn't seen Gina for years, blaming her for the secret that she's been running from ever since she was sixteen. Now, Gina is back in her life, but she's very different to the mum Zoe remembers. Slowly but surely, Gina is losing her memory. As she struggles to cope with Gina's illness, can Zoe face up to the terrible events of years ago and find her way back to the people she loves? A Life Without You is a stirring and poignant novel about the power of the past - and the possibilities of the future. **What readers are saying about A Life Without You:** 'A story that will evoke every emotion that lurks within your heart and pull each string firmly. Devastating is the perfect word, yet it is also beautiful and passionate and exquisitely written.' 'Superbly written. Tender & poignant. Five star read.' 'I loved A Life Without You! Snotty tears, but a smile on my face and also in my heart. Just perfect.' 'Katie Marsh has touched my heart. She is a hidden gem within the world of fiction and I cannot recommend her books enough. I will be shouting about this book to everyone who will listen. A Life Without You is not to missed.' 'It made me sob, and it made me smile. Gorgeous, just gorgeous, beautiful and evocative novel about love, hope and forgiveness.' 'Makes you feel warm inside, but also absolutely breaks your heart... totally beautiful and uplifting.' 'A stunning and compassionate story of family, forgiveness and unconditional love... will remain forever in my heart' 'Very touching... I couldn't put it down!'

The Island Escape

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Author: Kerry Fisher

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780007570256

Category:

Page: 400

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Can one woman s marriage survive her best friend s divorce? Fans of Veronica Henry and Erica James, this is the next book to add to your reading list. It s time to get back to where it all began Octavia Sheldon thought she d have a different life. One where she travelled the world with an exotic husband and free-spirited children in tow. But things didn t turn out quite like that. Married to safe, reliable Jonathan, her life now consists of packed lunches, school runs and more loads of dirty washing than she ever thought possible. She s not unhappy. It s just that she can barely recognise herself any longer. So as Octavia watches her best friend s marriage break up, it starts her thinking. What if life could be different? What if she could escape and get back to the person she used to be? Escape back to the island where she spent her summers? And what if the man she used to love was there waiting for her ?"

The Lost Mother

A Novel

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Author: Mary McGarry Morris

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504048075

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 8514

Abandoned by his wife, a man tries to protect his family during the Great Depression, in this “powerful” novel by the bestselling author of Songs in Ordinary Time (Publishers Weekly). During the Great Depression, rural Vermont suffers along with the rest of the country, and Henry Talcott, with only occasional work as a butcher, is reduced to moving into a tent on the edge of Black Pond with his two children. Their beautiful but unreliable mother has left them, and Henry is devastated by her desertion. He hasn’t told Thomas or Margaret why she left—or if she will return. Told from twelve-year-old Thomas’s perspective, The Lost Mother follows this shattered family as a wealthy neighbor begins to woo the children as companions for her strange, housebound son, and Henry weighs an unexpected proposition, the consequences of which may cost him everything. “A perfectly lovely story about perfectly awful things” by the New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award–nominated author of A Dangerous Woman and Light from a Distant Star, The Lost Mother is “the quietest, subtlest novel that has ever kept [its readers] up into the small hours of the night, unable to look away” (The Washington Post).

The Lost Vintage

A Novel

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Author: Ann Mah

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062823337

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3724

“If you enjoyed my Sarah’s Key and Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, then this wonderful book by Ann Mah is for you.” -- Tatiana de Rosnay Sweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this page-turning novel about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy and unexpectedly uncovers a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II. To become one of only a few hundred certified wine experts in the world, Kate must pass the notoriously difficult Master of Wine examination. She’s failed twice before; her third attempt will be her last chance. Suddenly finding herself without a job and with the test a few months away, she travels to Burgundy to spend the fall at the vineyard estate that has belonged to her family for generations. There she can bolster her shaky knowledge of Burgundian vintages and reconnect with her cousin Nico and his wife, Heather, who now oversee day-to-day management of the grapes. The one person Kate hopes to avoid is Jean-Luc, a talented young winemaker and her first love. At the vineyard house, Kate is eager to help her cousin clean out the enormous basement that is filled with generations of discarded and forgotten belongings. Deep inside the cellar, behind a large armoire, she discovers a hidden room containing a cot, some Resistance pamphlets, and an enormous cache of valuable wine. Piqued by the secret space, Kate begins to dig into her family’s history—a search that takes her back to the dark days of World War II and introduces her to a relative she never knew existed, a great–half aunt who was a teenager during the Nazi occupation. As she learns more about her family, the line between resistance and collaboration blurs, driving Kate to find the answers to two crucial questions: Who, exactly, did her family aid during the difficult years of the war? And what happened to six valuable bottles of wine that seem to be missing from the cellar’s collection?

Memory

A Novel

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Author: Philippe Grimbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416560009

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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A translation of an award-winning European best-seller follows the efforts of psychoanalyst Grimbert to uncover and understand secrets that haunted his suicide-victim parents, from a lost child and a passionate love affair to a betrayal that was overshadowed by World War II. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The School Gate Survival Guide

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Author: Kerry Fisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007570232

Category:

Page: 400

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A hilarious, straight-talking read for fans of Fiona Neill and Gill Hornby's 'The Hive'. Feisty Maia Etxeleku is a cleaner for ladies who lunch. She spends her life wiping up spilt Sauvignon and hoovering around handbags before rushing back home to skivvy after her children's feckless father on an estate where survival depends on your ability to look the other way. But an unusual inheritance catapults her into a different world where no child can survive without organic apricots and Kumon maths classes - and no woman can contemplate a week without Pilates and pedicures. As she blunders through a middle class minefield, dashing from coffee mornings to her mops and buckets, she is drawn to the one man who can help her family fit in. But is his interest in her purely professional or will her modern My Fair Lady experiment end in disaster?

All the Breaking Waves

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Author: Kerry Lonsdale

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503941830

Category:

Page: N.A

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From the bestselling author of "Everything We Keep" comes a gripping tale of long-buried secrets, the strength of forgiveness, and the healing power of returning home for good. After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made. Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf-tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment something Molly never had. But when Cassie is plagued by horrific visions and debilitating nightmares, Molly is forced to return to the one place she swore she d never move back to home to Pacific Grove. A riveting exploration of love, secrets, and motherhood, "All the Breaking Waves" is the poignant story of a woman who discovers she must confront her past, let go of her guilt, and summon everything in her power to save her daughter. "

The Lost Letters

Absolutely heartbreaking wartime fiction about love and family secrets

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Author: Sarah Mitchell

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786814528

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Beneath an Indian Sky

A heartbreaking historical novel of family secrets, betrayal and love

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Author: Renita D'Silva

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813092

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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My Mother's Shadow: The gripping novel about a mother's shocking secret that changed everything

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Author: Nikola Scott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472241177

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3159

Addie thinks she knows everything about her mother. But when a stranger appears claiming to be her sister, she realises that her life so far has been a lie. But why? 'Intriguing, twisting... I loved it' Dinah Jefferies. 'A gripping family mystery told in lush, evocative prose' Erin Kelly. 'A well-written, intriguing read full of family secrets... Brilliant' Fabulous Perfect for fans of BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate. Hartland House has always been a faithful keeper of secrets... 1958. Sent to beautiful Hartland to be sheltered from her mother's illness, Liz spends the summer with the wealthy Shaw family. They treat Liz as one of their own, but their influence could be dangerous... Now. Addie believes she knows everything about her mother Elizabeth and their difficult relationship until her recent death. When a stranger appears claiming to be Addie's sister, she is stunned. Is everything she's been told about her early life a lie? How can you find the truth about the past if the one person who could tell you is gone? Addie must go back to that golden summer her mother never spoke of...and the one night that changed a young girl's life for ever. 'A compelling family story... Beautifully written and evokes vivid pictures of an English summer in the 1950s' Sheila O'Flanagan. 'Trembles with family secrets' Victoria Fox What readers are saying about My Mother's Shadow: 'One of the most enthralling, heartbreaking books that I have read in quite some time' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'The poignant storyline is deeply affecting. Definitely a book that is going to stay with me for a long time' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'So beautifully written. In places it made me laugh out loud and in other places it made me cry. Poignant' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'I was hooked from beginning to end! Vivid characters and evocative scenes make this an enchanting read' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Stunning and emotional' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This novel absolutely blew me away! I was left emotional and teary. It had me gripped from the start and is loaded with scenes that pull at the heartstrings! I cannot recommend this novel enough' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A stunning read and I can't wait to read more from this author' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A Watershed Year

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Author: Susan Schoenberger

Publisher: GuidepostsBooks

ISBN: 9780824948566

Category: Fiction

Page: 375

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Lucy never confessed her love to her best friend Harlan before he passed away. Two months after his funeral, she is haunted by the power of things left unsaid when she receives the first of his emails arranged to be sent after his death. In an email, Harlan says something that consumes her-he's certain Lucy is destined for motherhood. In her grief, she suddenly rediscovers hope, journeying to Russia to adopt a four-year-old boy. When she meets her son Mat for the first time, she realizes he's also mending a wounded heart, and is just as lost as she is. Together, they learn to trust as each helps the other heal. But just as they're welcoming their new normal, Mat's father comes to America to reclaim his son, and reveals the truth about Mat's past that might shatter Lucy's fragile little family forever.