The Kicking the Bucket List

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Author: Cathy Hopkins

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780008200671

Category:

Page: 400

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Mum always knows best... The stunning debut for fans of Celia Imrie and Dawn French. Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee; sensitive and big-hearted; Rose uptight and controlled and Fleur the reckless free spirit. At the reading of their mother's will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with very tricky strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother's 'bucket list'. But one year doesn't seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings. Can they grow up for once and see that Iris's bucket list was about so much more than money...

The Getaway Girls

A hilarious feel good summer read

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Author: Dee MacDonald

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786814781

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Dancing Over the Hill

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Author: Cathy Hopkins

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008202095

Category: Abandoned wives

Page: 448

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The hilarious and poignant new novel from the best selling author of The Kicking the Bucket List. When a boxset of Broadchurch is more appealing than having sex with your husband, then perhaps it's time to hide the remote... Cait and Matt have been married for 30 years. They are rock solid. An inspiration to others. Stuck together like glue. But Cait can't shake off the feeling that something is missing. The whole world should be their oyster now that Matt has retired, so why does she feel shut up like a clam? Things get more complicated when Tom Lewis, the man who broke her heart at university, makes a reappearance - still as charming as ever. Her friends, widow Lorna and newly-single Debs, have their own views of what Cait should do - but she isn't in the mood to listen. When Tom makes Cait an unexpected offer, Cait feels the pull of a different life. Has she got the guts to take the plunge, or does it take more courage to give her marriage another chance? Funny and thoughtful, this is a book for anyone who ever wondered . . . what if?

The F- It List

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Author: Julie Halpern

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1466848499

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8592

Alex and Becca have always been best friends. But when Becca does something nearly unforgivable at Alex's dad's funeral, Alex cuts ties with her and focuses on her grieving family. Time passes, and Alex finally decides to forgive Becca. Then she's hit with another shocker: Becca has cancer. It also turns out Becca has a bucket list, one she doesn't know she'll be able to finish now. That's where Alex comes in, along with a mysterious and guarded boy who just may help Alex check a few items off her own bucket list. Julie Halpern writes about illness, loss, love, and friendship with candor and compassion. Here is an unforgettable book about living fully, living authentically, and just . . . living.

Murder on the Bucket List

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Author: Elizabeth Perona

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738746207

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 684

The septuagenarian women of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club have gathered in secret late one July night to check skinny-dipping off their bucket list. But as Francine observes, the jittery members seem more obsessed with body issues and elaborate preparations than actually stripping down and getting in the pool. A pungent smell emanating from the pool shed provides a perfect distraction. When a dead body flops out, it’s an answered prayer for Charlotte, since the first item on her list is to solve a murder. Unfortunately for Charlotte and Francine, before they can discover who really killed the man, they must negotiate neighborhood tours of the crime scene, press coverage of their skinny-dipping, an angry homeowners’ association, a disastrous appearance on Good Morning America, media offers sought by a hungry publicist, and a clever killer. Praise: “Bubbly characters keep this cozy debut lively as you search through the red herrings for the big fish.”—Kirkus Reviews "A well-crafted mystery."—New York Journal of Books "Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to Elizabeth Perona's charming debut, Murder on the Bucket List. This warm and witty caper features delightful characters, hilarious antics, and a celebration of friendship . . . Don't miss it!"—Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author of The White House Chef Mysteries and The Manor House Mysteries "Elizabeth Perona mixes murder, mystery and a charming cast of characters to concoct an engaging and fun read. High on ingenuity and imagination, low on gore, Murder on the Bucket List keeps the reader guessing."—Mary Jane Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Cake Mysteries and The Key News Thrillers "Murder on the Bucket List is the best kind of cozy mystery—inviting, engaging, intelligent, warm, and witty. Elizabeth Perona's ensemble cast of senior sleuths puts out a welcome mat I couldn't refuse, and you shouldn't either."—Molly McRae, national bestselling author of The Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries "Elizabeth Perona has created a wonderfully light read, with a fun combo of race cars, suburban life, adventurous seniors, and a killer I did not see coming. Can't wait for the next adventure of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club!"—Clare O'Donohue, author of The Someday Quilts Mysteries

The Diehard Football Fan's Bucket List Blitz

101 Rivalries, Tailgates, and Gridiron Traditions to See & Do Before You’re Sacked

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Author: Steve Greenberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493028243

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 9900

In the first and only all-inclusive football fan’s bucket-list book, author Steve Greenberg gives readers a full-color, full-speed ride through 101 must-see and must-do gridiron experiences—from high school to the NFL, from coast to coast, from must-have eats to the game’s best seats, from the sport’s greatest rivalries to its meccas and museums. This book—filled with photos, maps, sidebars, and loads of football attitude—is an essential guide to a football fan’s fantasy (or real!) road-trip and To Do list.

The List

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Author: Joanna Bolouri

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623658705

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Longlisted for The Guardian's "Not the Booker" prize, The List is the hilarious debut novel from Scottish comedienne Joanna Bolouri. Phoebe Henderson may be single but she sure doesn't feel fabulous. It's been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and wine-fueled nights of relationship analysis with her best friend Lucy have done nothing to improve her dating situation. Faced with another year without love, Phoebe confronts her fears and decides to forgo romantic love altogether. She comes up with The List: ten things she's always wanted to do in bed but has never had the courage to try. One year of pleasure, no strings attached. Simple, right? In a chaotic, embarrassing, exhilarating, and ultimately transformational year of self-discovery, Phoebe finds surprises, friendship, confidence, and even love, through good and bad sex.

The Woman Who Met Her Match

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Author: Fiona Gibson

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780008157029

Category:

Page: 400

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How would you feel if your first love showed up out of the blue... 30 years later? All her life, Nora Connelly has been told, 'You have lovely skin. You have amazing eyes and a wonderful smile...' And she always knew they were thinking, And you'd be really beautiful if you lost a bit of weight. It was almost as if striking blue eyes were wasted when your bottom was a little on the large side. But Nora's always been perfectly happy with herself, thank you very much. That is, until her first love shows up out of the blue, 30 years after they first met. Can Nora stay true to herself as she takes in those smouldering French eyes? One thing's for sure: she's about to find out. A novel all about finding yourself and being happy as you are, this a book that shouts GIRL POWER at the top of its voice. The perfect read for anyone who's ever been told they'd be really beautiful if...

The Bucket List

A Novel

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Author: Georgia Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173049

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“Emotional, hilarious, and thought-provoking.”—People *#1 Cosmo Best New Books of Summer* *Best Reads of Summer—PureWow* “Witty, sexy.” —Los Angeles Times “A crowd-pleaser.”—Publishers Weekly “A compelling, thoughtful take on a very real women's health issue; confidently sexy.”—Kirkus Reviews From the author of the critically acclaimed “lively and engrossing parable for women of all generations” (Harper’s Bazaar) The Regulars­ comes a deeply funny and thoughtful tale of a young woman who, after discovering she has the breast cancer gene, embarks on an unforgettable bucket list adventure. Twenty-five-old Lacey Whitman is blindsided when she’s diagnosed with the BRCA1 gene mutation: the “breast cancer” gene. Her high hereditary risk forces a decision: increased surveillance or the more radical step of a preventative double mastectomy. Lacey doesn't want to lose her breasts. For one, she’s juggling two career paths; her work with the prestigious New York trend forecaster Hoffman House, and her role on the founding team of a sustainable fashion app with friend/mentor, Vivian Chang. Secondly, small-town Lacey’s not so in touch with her sexuality: she doesn’t want to sacrifice her breasts before she’s had the chance to give them their hey-day. To help her make her choice, she (and her friends) creates a “boob bucket list”: everything she wants do with and for her boobs before a possible surgery. This kicks off a year of sensual exploration and sexual entertainment for the quick-witted Lacey Whitman. The Bucket List cleverly and compassionately explores Lacey’s relationship to her body and her future. Both are things Lacey thought she could control through hard work and sacrifice. But the future, it turns out, is more complicated than she could ever imagine. Featuring the pitch-perfect “compulsively delicious” (Redbook) prose of The Regulars, The Bucket List is perfect for fans of Amy Poeppel and Sophie Kinsella.

The Sunday Lunch Club

The feel-good novel of 2018

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Author: Juliet Ashton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471168395

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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‘A warming testament to the elasticity and enduring love of true family bonds. I adored this book'Penny Parkes 'Fresh, funny and utterly fabulous, it’s the perfect holiday read' Heat The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is … don't make any afternoon plans. Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and friends get together for lunch. They talk, they laugh, they bicker, they eat too much. Sometimes the important stuff is left unsaid, other times it's said in the wrong way. Sitting between her ex-husband and her new lover, Anna is coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of forty. Also at the table are her ageing grandmother, her promiscuous sister, her flamboyantly gay brother and a memory too terrible to contemplate. Until, that is, a letter arrives from the person Anna scarred all those years ago. Can Anna reconcile her painful past with her uncertain future? Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. Think Cold Feet meets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure. ‘I love Juliet's writing and this book featured so many wonderful characters. I was left wanting to join the family at one of their Sunday lunches’ Samantha, Netgalley reviewer ‘A joy from start to finish. The relationships within the family ring so true. And the twists kept me guessing. A beautiful book’ Laura Kemp ‘Romantic and gentle, and in places really funny, but it has pace and a couple of twists which kept me reading. The author is good with characters, each with a clear 'voice'’ Penny, Netgalley reviewer ‘All the characters have their own strong storyline and I enjoyed finding out how their lives unfolded’ Sarah, Netgalley reviewer ‘A very enjoyable and entertaining book with an interesting plot, complex characters and some food for thought. Recommended’ Anna, Netgalley reviewer ‘Absolutely loved this joyful, entertaining, and fabulously funny book’ Karen, Netgalley reviewer

A Grand Old Time

Life Begins at 75

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Author: Judy Leigh

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780008269197

Category:

Page: 368

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'Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting' Miranda Dickinson A funny and heartwarming debut for fans of Celia Imrie and Dawn French. Evie Gallagher is regretting her hasty move into a care home. She may be seventy-five and recently widowed, but she's absolutely not dead yet. And so, one morning, Evie walks out of Sheldon Lodge and sets off on a Great Adventure across Europe. But not everyone thinks Great Adventures are appropriate for women of Evie's age, least of all her son Brendan and his wife Maura, who follow a trail of puzzling text messages to bring her home. When they finally catch up with her, there are shocks in store . . . because while Brendan may have given up on life and love, Evie certainly has not. 'Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy' Cathy Hopkins, bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List'Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life... a wonderful escapade' Fiona Gibson, bestselling author of The Woman Who Upped and Left

The Runaway Wife

A laugh out loud feel good novel about second chances

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Author: Dee MacDonald

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813548

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Woman Who Met Her Match: The laugh out loud romantic comedy you need to read in 2018

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Author: Fiona Gibson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008157030

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9708

‘The voice of modern woman.’ Marie Claire ‘More than funny, it’s true.’ Elle The laugh-out-loud Sunday Times bestseller is back - and funnier than ever! Perfect for fans of The Kicking the Bucket List and Carole Matthews, Fiona writes about life as it really is.

Swim to Me

A Novel

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Author: Betsy Carter

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565128451

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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It's a fresh start for Delores Walker when she boards a Greyhound bus bound for Florida. Leaving the Bronx far behind, she's headed for sunny Weeki Wachee Springs, frayed roadside attraction in danger of becoming obsolete with the opening of Walt Disney's latest creation, only miles up the road. Always more suited for a life underwater, Delores joins a group of other aquatic hopefuls in this City of Live Mermaids, where she discovers a world of sequined tails and amphibious theme shows that even Disney couldn't dream up. It's in this fantastic place of make-believe and reinvention that Delores Walker becomes Delores Taurus, Florida's most unlikely celebrity. Bringing together an eccentric assortment of outcasts, poseurs, and underdogs, this wise and poignant novel conjures up a time in America when anything was possible, especially in the Sunshine State. A story of family, chasing dreams and finding your way, Swim To Me will have you believing the impossible—even in mermaids from the Bronx.

Bucket List Adventures

10 Incredible Journeys to Experience Before You Die

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Author: Annette White

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 151071006X

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Writing down the things you’d like to see and do before you die can be a fun experience. But simply writing a Bucket List and never actually doing anything on the list is a lesson in futility and frustration with yourself. Why can’t you ever reach your goals? Don't beat yourself up - get out there and live life! Author Annette White has made a second career out of writing her bucket list… and then crossing things off of it! One day this owner of a Michelin-recommended restaurant in Northern California decided to live her dream. On her popular blog, bucketlistjourney.net, she has chronicled her adventures on virtually every continent — from walking among wildebeests in Africa to climbing an active volcano in Guatemala to swimming in a lake in Palau surrounded by thousands of jellyfish. In Bucket List Adventures, she takes you along for the ride, and shows you how to live your adventures, too. Bucket List Adventures is not only a practical travel book – sharing detailed information on lodging, helpful resources, etc. – but also an inspiration for people to step out of their comfort zones. In short, Annette helps readers to create their own Bucket List, and then she gives them the tools and encouragement they need to live that list. An extensive appendix includes information about 50 additional places to consider for your future adventures. Imagine the sense of accomplishment and excitement when you finally reach your goals, and Bucket List Adventures wants to help you get there.

The Big Bucket List Book

133 Experiences of a Lifetime

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Author: Gin Sander

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492609811

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 5211

Everyone has a daunting "bucket list" of things to complete before they die. The problem? We spend too much time creating lists of what we want to achieve instead of just doing it. The Big Bucket List Book will transform the way you look at the world and the power you have to achieve your dreams. In this charming and practical collection, Gin Sander offers over 130 fresh ideas for infusing your life with a bit of glamor, adventure, and style for every budget and adventure level, including: • Staying in a castle to channel your inner romantic (did we mention you could do it for free?) • Joining a bike race in Tuscany or giving back with a humanitarian mission in Africa • Taking a songwriting class as the next Joni Mitchell or Jack White • Eating pie (need we say more?) It's time to stop listing, and start living! With this book in hand, you can make your next chapter the most enriching and personally fulfilling of them all...and maybe change the world while you're at it.

The Keeper of Lost Things

A Novel

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Author: Ruth Hogan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062473573

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2035

A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us. Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles—Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September. Bone china cup and saucer—Found, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October. Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects—the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind—and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost. Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony’s lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor’s quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony’s last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners. Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious—a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made. As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice’s redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest? Full of character, wit, and wisdom, The Keeper of Lost Things is heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Garden Spells, Mrs Queen Takes the Train, and The Silver Linings Playbook.

The Forgotten Guide to Happiness

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Author: SOPHIE. JENKINS

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008281809

Category:

Page: N.A

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A life-affirming debut, perfect for fans of Rowan Coleman and Lucy Diamond. You can lose your memory, but you never forget how to love... Lana Green has a talent for pushing people away. As a writer, she's perfectly happy to be left alone with her books. But when she meets Jack Buchanan and Nancy Ellis Hall, Lana's solitary life will change for ever. Nancy has dementia, and social services believe this makes her vulnerable. But Lana can see the funny, brilliant woman underneath the illness. As Lana and Jack struggle to keep Nancy out of a care home, Lana starts to question everything she ever thought mattered. Because what's the point in stories, if there is no one to share them with?