The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans

The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans

Nightingale House, 1919. Liddy Horner discovers her husband, the world-famous artist Sir Edward Horner, burning his best-known painting The Garden of Lost and Found days before his sudden death.

Nightingale House was the Horner family’s beloved home – a gem of design created to inspire happiness – and it was here Ned painted The Garden of Lost and Found, capturing his children on a perfect day, playing in the rambling Eden he and Liddy made for them.

One magical moment. Before it all came tumbling down…

When Ned and Liddy’s great-granddaughter Juliet is sent the key to Nightingale House, she opens the door onto a forgotten world. The house holds its mysteries close but she is in search of answers. For who would choose to destroy what they love most? Whether Ned’s masterpiece – or, in Juliet’s case, her own children’s happiness.

Something shattered this corner of paradise. But what?

The Garden of Lost and Found is available on e-book now, and available in hardback on April 18th!

The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis

The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis

A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away. A mystery to be solved.

1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret’s, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave.

Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents shock and move her. The letter is from a young mother, begging to be rescued from St Margaret’s. Before it is too late.

Sam is pulled into the tragic story and discovers a spate of unexplained deaths surrounding the woman and her child. With St Margaret’s set for demolition, Sam has only hours to piece together a sixty-year-old mystery before the truth, which lies disturbingly close to home, is lost for ever…

Read her letter. Remember her story…

‘What a heartfelt emotional story, made even more so because it’s based on a shocking truth. I raced through it, involved, moved and gripped’ Fanny Blake

The Girl in the Letter is available now!

The Language of Birds by Jill Dawson

The Language of Birds by Jill Dawson

A hypnotic and thought-provoking novel inspired by the sensational Lord Lucan case, by the Orange Prize-shortlisted author of Fred & Edie.

In the summer of 1974, Mandy River arrives in London to make a fresh start and begins working as nanny to the children of one Lady Morven. She quickly finds herself in the midst of a bitter custody battle and the house under siege: Lord Morven is having his wife watched. According to Lady Morven, her estranged husband also has a violent streak, yet she doesn’t seem the most reliable witness.  Should Mandy believe her?

As Mandy tries to shield her young charges from harm, her friend Rosemary watches from the wings – an odd girl with her own painful past and a rare gift. This time, though, she misreads the signs.

Drawing on the infamous Lord Lucan affair, this compelling novel explores the roots of a shocking murder from a fresh perspective and brings to vivid life an era when women’s voices all too often went unheard.

The Language of Birds is available now!

The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth

The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth

She has never approved of you. But it’s when her body is found the secrets really start to come out …

From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, Diana, she was kept at arm’s length.  Diana was exquisitely polite, and perfectly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envisioned.  Even so, Lucy wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law.

That was five years ago. Now, Diana has been found dead, a suicide note near her body.  Diana claims that she no longer wanted to live because of a battle with cancer.

But the autopsy finds no cancer. The autopsy does find traces of poison and suffocation.

Everyone in the family is hiding something. But what? And where will the secrets stop?

With Lucy’s secrets getting deeper and her relationship with her mother-in-law growing more complex as the pages turn, this new novel from Sally Hepworth is sure to add to her growing legion of fans.


‘Fiction at its finest’ – Liane Moriarty, Number One bestselling author of Nine Perfect Strangers

The Mother in Law is available to pre-order now!

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Behind the most famous movie ever made is a tale of love, magic and one incredible woman.

Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that M-G-M is adapting her late husband’s masterpiece, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, for the screen, Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to visit the set.
Nineteen years after Frank’s passing, Maud is the only person who can help the producers stay true to the spirit of the book – because she’s the only one left who knows its secrets…

But the moment she hears Judy Garland rehearsing the first notes of ‘Over the Rainbow’, Maud recognizes the yearning that defined her own life story, from her rebellious youth as a suffragette’s daughter to her coming of age as one of the first women in the Ivy League, from her blossoming romance with Frank to the hardscrabble prairie years that inspired his famous work. With the young actress under pressure from the studio as well as her ambitious stage mother, Maud resolves to protect her – the way she tried so hard to protect the real Dorothy.

This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud.

Finding Dorothy is available now!

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met…

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…

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See what everyone is saying about The Flatshare, 2019’s hottest debut! 

‘One of the most talked about books of 2019… Fans of Jojo Moyes’s Me Before You will love this UpLit romcom’ 
Red Magazine

‘The new Jojo Moyes… This has all the ingredients of Me Before You‘ 
Cosmopolitan 

‘Funny and winning… a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its feet firmly planted in real life. A real treat’ 
Stylist

‘Set to become the romcom of the year with its loveable characters, comic situations and deeply satisfying love story – a Sleepless In Seattle for the 21st century’ 
Sunday Express

‘In the league of Bridget Jones and Marian Keyes’ Walsh sister books’ 
Claire Allan

‘Funny, emotional and uplifting’ 
Sun

‘A quirky, feelgood read, bursting with character and warmth’ 
Prima

‘The Flatshare is a huge, heartwarming triumph’
Josie Silver

‘Deliciously funny and truly uplifting’
Lucy Diamond

‘Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read’
Katie Fforde

‘It’s funny and charming but there are moments of real poignancy, too. Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face’ 
Good Housekeeping

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary is available now!

M for Mammy By Eleanor O’Reilly

M for Mammy By Eleanor O’Reilly

‘M is for Mammy. It’s also for Marvellous! What a wonderful story – in turns heart-breaking, heartwarming, and hilarious. Granny Mae-Anne is a FABULOUS creation.’ – Ruth Hogan

A heart-warming debut about love and language and the power of a family to heal itself

M for Mammy is a gloriously funny, bittersweet debut novel, reminiscent of the work of Roddy Doyle. It follows the fortunes of the Augustt family as they struggle to cope when Annette, the mother, suffers a stroke and is sent away to Dublin for rehabilitation.

Inimitable matriarch Granny Mae-Anne is enlisted to help and sweeps in with her cleaning products and her pictures of the pope. She doesn’t have much time for her feckless son in law Kevin, but would do anything for her grandchildren, Jacob who is five and has been diagnosed with autism, and Jenny, ten, who is besotted with books and stories and knows more about what is going on than anyone gives her credit for. Everyone is worried about how Jacob is coping, but no one seems to notice Jenny spinning off the rails. Will Mae-Anne be able to hold everything together until Annette comes home? Can they ever be a proper family again, when so much has changed?

M For Mammy by Eleanor O’Reilly is published in hardback on 21st March 2019 by Two Roads and is available for pre-order

On My Life by Angela Clarke

On My Life by Angela Clarke

“What an amazing, roller-coaster ride and also a searing indictment of the way women are treated in prison. Highly recommended. Elly Griffiths, author of The Stranger Diaries

Framed. Imprisoned. Pregnant.

Jenna thought she had the perfect life: a loving fiancé, a great job, a beautiful home.

Then she finds her stepdaughter murdered; her partner missing.

And the police think she did it…

Locked up to await trial, surrounded by prisoners who’d hurt her if they knew what she’s accused of, certain someone close to her has framed her, Jenna knows what she needs to do:

Clear her name.

Save her baby.

Find the killer.

But can she do it in time?

On My Life by Angela Clarke is out now in eBook. Available here.

The Mummy Lessons By Helen Wallen

The Mummy Lessons By Helen Wallen

Parenting: The Rules

1) Try to sleep when the baby sleeps (SO NEVER. EVER. UNTIL YOU ARE AN EMPTY WINE-SOAKED HUSK AND FALL DOWN DEAD IN THE BABY AISLE AT TESCO.)

2) Eat when the baby sleeps (SEE POINT ABOVE.)

3) Remember to take time to pause and cherish these special days (HAHAHA . . .  YOU’RE KIDDING, RIGHT?)

After a tough pregnancy, Emily is determined to tackle motherhood like a pro. But she quickly learns that Insta-Perfect-Parenting (and sleep) is hard to come by, no matter how much money you spend in Mothercare.

Irritatingly, her friend Molly seems to be breezing it. But with a business venture as well as a baby, is she taking on too much?

Liz looks as though she might have it all worked out. But when a tragedy derails her relationship, she has some serious decisions to make. From rhyme time to wine time, THE MUMMY LESSONS follows a year of highs and lows for Emily, Molly and Liz as they learn the hardest lesson of all: that life doesn’t always follow the rules . . .

The Mummy Lessons by Helen Wallen is published in paperback on 21st March 2019 and is available for pre-order now

The Sisterhood by Daisy Buchanan

The Sisterhood by Daisy Buchanan

For fans of Bryony Gordon and Dolly Alderton, The Sisterhood is an honest and hilarious book which celebrates the ways in which women connect with each other.

‘My five sisters are the only women I would ever kill for. And they are the only women I have ever wanted to kill.’

Imagine living between the pages of Pride And Prejudice, in the Bennett household. Now, imagine how the Bennett girls as they’d be in the 21st century – looking like the Kardashian sisters, but behaving like the Simpsons. This is the house Daisy Buchanan grew up in,

Daisy’s memoir The Sisterhood explores what it’s like to live as a modern woman by examining some examples close to home – her adored and infuriating sisters. There’s Beth, the rebellious contrarian; Grace, the overachiever with a dark sense of humour; Livvy, the tough girl who secretly cries during adverts; Maddy, essentially Descartes with a beehive; and Dotty, the joker obsessed with RuPaul’s Drag Race and bears.

In this tender, funny and unflinchingly honest account Daisy examines her relationship with her sisters and what it’s made up of – friendship, insecurity jokes, jealousy and above all, love – while celebrating the ways in which women connect with each other and finding the ways in which we’re all sisters under the skin.