THE OLIVE BRANCH BY JO THOMAS
It’s time to let love grow
You can buy almost anything online these days. For Ruthie Collins, it was an Italian farmhouse.
Yet as she battles with a territorial goat and torrential rain just to get through the door of her new Italian home, the words of Ed, her ex, are ringing n her ears. She is daft, impetuous and irresponsible.
But Ruthie is determined to turn things around and live the dream.
First, though, she must win over her fiery neighbour, Marco Bellanouvo, and his tempestuous family and then there’s the small matter of running an olive farm. As the seasons change and new roots are put down, olives and romance might just flourish in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun.
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BIRDY BY JESS VALLANCE
Frances Bird has been a loner for so long that she’s given up on ever finding real friendship. But then she’s asked to show a new girl around school, and she begins to think her luck could finally be changing.
Eccentric, talkative and just a little bit posh, Alberta is not all how Frances imagined a best friend could be. But the two girls click immediately, and it’s not long before they are inseparable. Frances could not be happier.
As the weeks go on, Frances finds out more about her new best friend her past, her secrets, her plans for the future and she starts to examine their friendship more closely. Is it, perhaps, just too good to be true?
THE GOOD GIRLS SARA SHEPARD
FROM THE BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
THEY’RE SWEET BUT DEADLY
‘THIS IS OUR FAULT,’ SHE WHISPERED.
‘WE SAID THOSE NAMES.
AND NOW EVERYONE ‘S DYING’
The perfectionists are five senior high school girls who seem to have it all. But then they are framed for murder.
They may have talked about getting revenge on their nemesis, Nolan, but they didn’t mean to really hurt him. And just when they thought they’d figured out who did it, the whole class has blown wide open again. Now it looks like someone’s found their secret revenge list, and they’re picking off the names on it one by one.
Who is really behind the killings?
Can the girls trust anyone?
And who will be the next to die?
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From the author of the acclaimed debut novel The Good Mayor, comes the tale of the most curious life and death of Jean Milne. Based on a real incident and reimagined in Andrew Nicoll’s captivating style, the book draws you into the beguiling life of Miss Jean Milne, who lived one hundred years ago in a small seaside town, and whose brutal murder captured the imagination of the whole country.
A wealthy spinster living alone in a crumbling Victorian mansion, Miss Milne appears to be the very model of respectability. But when startled locals find her brutally murdered in her home, the public façade that Jean has hidden behind for so long slowly falls apart. As detectives delve further into the case and piece together the events in Miss Milne’s life that have led up to her horrific murder, Jean Milne’s secret life becomes exposed in a shocking twist.
Andrew Nicoll has brought the historical case back from the dead, using newly-released evidence from police files, eye-witness testimony hidden for a century and long forgotten newspaper reports on the Victorian crime. Blurring fact and fiction, reality and mystery, this book resurrects the most shocking incident that took place in the author’s very own sleepy village.
Set in the heart of one of the wealthiest communities in the world, at the very height of the British Empire, The Secret Life and Curious Death of Miss Jean Milne is a bewitching tale of class division, money, sex, lies, betrayal and murder. And, at last, after a hundred years, the curious death of Miss Jean Milne may finally be solved in the most shocking of twists. This fantastic novel promises to enthral you in its marvellous mystique until the very end.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After a brief stint as a lumberjack, Andrew Nicoll has spent his working life as a newspaper journalist. His
first novel, The Good Mayor, was an international bestseller. Andrew is married and has three children.
‘A triumph of tone, very moving, completely convincing’
ANDREW MARR on The Good Mayor
By Andrew Nicol The Secret Life and Curious Death of Miss Jean Milne
‘A mystery that touches the heart, with characters caught in a world that’s
harsh but trembles with tender emotions. A beautiful story.’
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN BY PAULA HAWKINS
YOU DON’T KNOW HER BUT SHE KNOWS YOU.
To everyone else in this carriage I must look normal, I’m doing exactly what they do. Commuting to work, making appointments,ticking things of list.
Just goes to show.
EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens.
She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’ she calls them. Their live as she sees it is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.
Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become part of their lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see she’s much more than just the girl on the train.
SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS BY LYNN WEINGARTEN
DELIA BURNED TO DEATH IN HER STEPFATHER’S SHED. THEY SAY IT WAS SUICIDE.
June and Delia used to be closer than anything. Best friends in that way that comes before everyone else before guys, before family. It was like being in love, but more. They had a billion secrets, tying them together like thin silk cords. But one night everything changed. And now, a year later, Delia is dead.
June is certain she was murdered and she owes it to her friend to find out what happened. But the truth is far more complicated than she could ever imagine.
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls is Lynn’s fourth young adult book.
To find out more about Lynn Weingarten visit http://lynnweingarten.com @lynnweingarten