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Just one week to go until Mothering Sunday, and if you are anything like us you are probably still racking your brains as to what to get the most special of ladies – your fantastic mum!
To give you a helping hand we’ve come up with a shortlist of five fantastic books from our March-April publication schedule we think would make perfect Mother’s Day gifts. From bestselling family sagas, to laugh-out-loud comic gems, not to mention a nice long stopover in epic bonkbusterville we are sure there is something to satisfy all tastes.
As if that wasn’t enough, we are offering one lucky reader the chance to win all five books on our list plus a £50 M&S voucher. Three runners up will also receive their choice of one of our five books.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the question below by completing the entry form.
A must-read for fans of richly drawn Victorian epics!
Little Sarah is found in the snow: an orphaned new-born baby. She is taken in at Meadow Hall in South Riding, Yorkshire, to be trained as a scullery maid. Feisty and headstrong, at fourteen Sarah decides to run away. Dressed as a boy, she meets good-hearted Aidan and impulsive Danby, forming an unlikely but happy trio.
When Sarah is found out, Aidan knows she cannot live with two young men and reluctantly takes her to the workhouse. He plans to rescue Sarah just as soon as he can, but something keeps Aidan from his promise . . .
Reunited as adults, but now strangers, Sarah holds a secret about Danby, Aidan and her unborn child. But can she do what is right for her baby, even if it means losing the love of her life?
For more information on Catherine King why not check out her newly revamped website at: http://www.catherineking.info/
Prepare to laugh your socks off (out loud and in public) with this smashing comic debut, which already boasts our very own literary legend Alexander McCall Smith amongst its fans.
Constance Harding’s comfortable corner of the Home Counties is her own little piece of heaven. Her time is spent party-planning (disastrous), matchmaking for her startlingly well-dressed son Rupert (catastrophic), and dreaming of the hat aisles at John Lewis. But she’s about to learn that her perfect home conceals scandal that would make the vicar blush.
Her Lithuanian housekeeper’s polyester underwear keeps appearing in her husband’s study, her parrot has gained a troubling new vocabulary and her daughter is turning into a Lycra-clad gap-year strumpet. As her family falls apart, Constance embarks on an extraordinary journey. From tripping in Ibiza to riding with a handsome Argentinean gaucho whose only English words are ‘Britney’ and ‘Spears’, Constance discovers a wider world she thought it was too late to find . . .
Visit Ceri Radford’s Facebook fanpage for more info about the author, an author video and more.
Saddle up for the read of your life with Fiona Walker’s naughty new novel!
With tight breeches and loose morals, the horse trials circuit is a hell-for-leather chase across the magnificent parkland of England’s finest country estates. Flirtation is compulsory sport; love is a professional hazard.
Silver-tongued charmer Rory Midwinter is quite at home in this hedge-jumping, bed-hopping world of competitive weekend house parties. Having been born into the saddle, and with a rock star owner as patron, he has no intention of settling down. Only his long-term groom Faith has other ideas.
Tash and Hugo Beauchamp are the undisputed golden couple of British three-day eventing, but their mettle is put to the test by the arrival of The Devil on Horseback, brooding Kiwi rider, Lough Strachan. Lough holds the key to Hugo’s darkest secret, and he intends to use it to access his greatest rival’s beautiful wife.
Visit Fiona’s website www.fionawalker.com to read the first chapter, and enter the world of Haydown with our interactive map. Or click here to find out how you can claim your discount on subscriptions to Horse magazine!
A modern day fable for fans of The Lovely Bones.
When Margot Delacroix dies at forty-two years old, she is sent back to earth as a guardian angel – to herself. Renamed Ruth, she is forced by divine mandate to re-experience and record her biggest mistakes and fiercest regrets from the beginning of her life to her untimely death.
Forced from the moment of her birth to witness the cogs of fate and the stuttering engine of free will, Ruth sets out to change the course of her life, and, ultimately, to prevent her premature death. When she realises that the reasons behind her teenage son’s descent into drugs and murder lay within her own actions as Margot, she makes a pact with a demon – she will give up her place in Heaven in exchange for the opportunity to save her son from his fate. But the changes she makes result in consequences no one could expect…
Visit Carolyn’s author website at: http://carolynjesscooke.co.uk/
Find your inner culinary queen, with the latest delectable novel from Jenny Colgan.
Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that – Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe’s bakery she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. So when she’s made redundant from her safe but dull City job, Issy decides to seize the moment and open up her own café. It should be a piece of cake, right?
Wrong. As her friends point out, she has trouble remembering where she left her house keys, let alone trying to run her own business. But Issy is determined. Armed with recipes posted to her from Grampa, and with her local bank manager fighting her corner, Issy attempts to prove everyone wrong. Following your dreams is never easy and this is no exception. Can Issy do it?
Jenny Colgan’s gorgeous website can be found here: http://www.jennycolgan.com/
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