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Give your mum the gift of reading this Mother’s Day with these fantastic reads. Or, you know, you could dip into them yourself…!

First Comes Love

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

What happens when love, marriage and children don’t come in the expected order?

Fifteen years after the tragic death of their older brother splintered Josie and Meredith’s already fragile relationship, the two sisters are following very different paths.

Hardworking, reserved Meredith thought she’d done it all the right way round – married the perfect man, had the perfect daughter – but now she’s wondering if she got the love part wrong.

Impulsive and spirited Josie has been single for years. She wants a child so much that she’s preparing to head straight for the baby carriage all on her own.

As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and secrets from the past surface, Josie and Meredith must come to terms with their own choices. Perhaps they’ll find that they need each other more than they know…

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The Secret

The Secret by Kathryn Hughes

The Kindle bestselling author returns with her second novel, The Secret – a beautiful, tearjerking novel which will be cherished by all those thousands of readers who lost their hearts to The Letter.

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Sleeping Tiger

Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher

Selina Bruce has impulsively left behind her lawyer fiancé in London and flown alone to a tiny island off the Spanish coast. She is searching for the father she has never known, but what she finds is an unexpected truth about herself and the man she plans to marry. For exotic San Antonio offers Selina more than the penetrating brilliance of the noonday sun. It offers the mysterious George Dyer, who holds the key not only to her past . . . but to her heart.

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The Unpredictable Consequences of Love

The Unpredictable Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell

Jill Mansell’s bestseller THE UNPREDICTABLE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE is an unforgettable tale of sunny days on the beach, Cornwall in the summer and secrets about to be revealed. 

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Calling Romeo

Calling Romeo by Alexandra Potter

What is the worst thing that could happen to you on Valentine’s Day?

Getting stood up by your boyfriend?
Having to spend the evening alone?
Being drenched by an idiot driving a sports car?

When all three happen to Juliet on the same night, she reckons her love life can’t get any worse. But it’s actually about to get a lot more complicated…

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When God Was a Rabbit

When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

Spanning four decades and moving between suburban Essex, the wild coast of Cornwall and the streets of New York, this is a story about childhood, eccentricity, the darker side of love and sex, the pull and power of family ties, loss and life. More than anything, it’s a story about love in all its forms.

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Before This is Over

Before This is Over by Amanda Hickie

BEFORE THIS IS OVER by Amanda Hickie is a powerful, thought-provoking drama that looks at one family in the heart of a devastated community and compels us to ask: how far would I go to save my children?

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Florence Grace

Florence Grace by Tracy Rees

‘Possibly the most wonderful book I’ve ever read. A complete joy’ Amazon reviewer. The stunning new novel from the author of the Richard and Judy bestseller Amy Snow. Florrie Buckley is an orphan, living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It’s a hard existence but Florrie is content; she runs wild in the mysterious landscape. She thinks her destiny is set in stone. But when Florrie is fourteen, she inherits a never-imagined secret.

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The Lavender House

The Lavender House by Hilary Boyd

The delightfully warm and witty new novel on risking everything for a second chance at love, for fans of Erica James and Veronica Henry. Nancy de Freitas is the glue that holds her family together. It seems Nancy’s fate is to quietly go on shouldering the burden of responsibility for all four generations. Her divorce four years ago put paid to any thoughts of a partner to share her later years with. Then she meets Jim.

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The Lemon Grove

The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh

As recommended on BBC Radio 2 Book Club, Helen Walsh’s THE LEMON GROVE is a tense, sensuous and piercingly insightful story of sexual obsession, set on the Mallorcan island of Deia.

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