Monday, 27 February 2012

New Books Coming Out In March 2012

Here are my picks of this months new books...I hope you'll find something you like!
If there is anything else you'd like me to add next month, eg. the publishers name, please let me know and I'll add it.

The House on Willow Street by Cathy Kelly
Published:  1 Mar 2012 - UK & USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover, Audio, Kindle …...........Paperback 13 Sept 2012
Genre:  Romance

Tess used to be happy with her lot: she lives in the idyllic Irish coastal village, Avalon, with her teenage son, Zach and nine-year-old Kitty, and works in the local antiques shop. Her only regret in life is that everything went so horribly wrong with her first love. Then her marriage falls apart and her first love returns to Avalon.
Suki, Tess's sister, fled Ireland years ago to marry politician Kyle Richardon, but when Suki discovers that a biographer is planning to tell all, there is only one place she can go to ensure that her secrets stay hidden.
Danae is the village post mistress in Avalon and she's worked very hard to make sure nobody knows where she came from or who she is. Her past is her business and that's the way she would like to keep it.
In Galway, Mara sits with a smile glued to her face at a wedding; she only wants to ask the groom one thing: why did he tell her he loved her? Needing to put her past behind her, Mara packs up her life and gets ready for a fresh start.
Can these four women lay their pasts to rest? Or do they need to look back before they can begin to live for the future?

The warm and wonderful new novel from the natural heir to Maeve Binchy.


The Black Rose of Florence by Michele Giuttari
Published:  1 March 2012 - UK & USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover, Paperback & Kindle
Genre:  Mystery

A beautiful young woman, a member of the Florentine jet set, is found dead - choked to death - in her apartment. She has been left naked on her bed, a black rose on her body.
Chief Superindendent Michele Ferrara, just back from Rome, is all too familiar with the dark side of Florence. But he is up against a mysterious, powerful enemy who would do anything to hide his identity, and manages to controls events at every turn. As more violent deaths occur, Ferrara has to face the most insidious investigation in all his career and must confront deadly secrets from his own past.

Details of Michele Giuttari’s titles are to be found here at the Little, Brown website.


Recipe for Love by Sasha Wagstaff
Published:  1 March 2012 - UK & USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover, Kindle …..... Paperback 10 May 2012
Genre:  Romance

Summer in a luxurious Italian villa should be a taste of heaven, shouldn't it? Talented, passionate and notoriously private, Italian chef Rocco Disanti never talks to journalists. So why, when Cassia Blake has just three months to organise her wedding, has he suddenly granted her magazine an exclusive, all-access interview?
Against Cassia's better judgement, she hands the wedding planning over to her frosty mother-in-law, and flies out to Italy to spend time with Rocco. But Rocco isn't exactly looking forward to Cassia's arrival. Persuaded to do the interview to help publicise his business, he has enough on his plate with his fiery girlfriend, wedding-obsessed sister and fiercely protective grandmother. And now it seems as if someone is trying to sabotage his restaurants too... Cassia's summer in Sorrento is shaping up to be a recipe for disaster. But could it also be a recipe for love?

You can find out more about Sasha Wagstaff at her official website here


Master and God by Lindsey Davis
Published:  15 Mar 2012 - UK …........ 5 June 2012 - USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover …....... Paperback - 27 Sept 2012 & Audio 15 May 2012
Genre:  Historical

Set in the reign of the Emperor Domitian in first-century Rome, Master and God is Lindsey Davis's meticulously researched epic novel of the life and times surrounding the last of the Flavian dynasty of emperors.
Gaius Vinius is a reluctant Praetorian Guard - the Emperor's personal guard - and a man with a disastrous marriage history. Flavia Lucilla is also in the imperial court and she is responsible not only for having created the ridiculous hairstyle worn by the imperial ladies but for also making toupees for the balding and increasingly paranoid emperor. The two of them are brought together in an unlikely manner - a devastating fire in Rome - which then leads to a lifelong friendship.
Together they watch Domitian's once talented rule unravel into madness and cruelty, until the people closest to him conspire to delete him from history. As an imperial bodyguard, Vinius then faces a tough decision.

Master and God is a compelling novel of the Roman Empire - from the height of power to the depths of madness - told from the perspective of two courtiers and unlikely friends who together are the witnesses to history.


Beyond A Misty Shore by Lyn Andrews
Published:  15 March 2012 - UK & USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover ….... Paperback - 30 Aug 2012
Genre:  Sagas/Fiction

It is 1945 and the war is finally over.
For sisters Sophie and Maria, though, the upheaval is just beginning. For they have no choice but to leave their beloved home on the Isle of Man. It is a huge wrench for eighteen-year-old Maria, who can't forget Hans Bonhoeffer, a young Austrian, interned on the island during the war. For widowed Sophie, Liverpool offers a new beginning with her daughter Bella. She has no room for distractions - until she falls in love with Frank Ryan, a man married to a woman who, although she doesn't love him, has no intention of letting him go.
Without the men they love, will the sisters ever find happiness?

Lyn Andrews is one of the UK's top 100 paperback bestselling authors, whose vibrant, heart-rending novels have won her millions of fans. Her last paperback was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller for many weeks.
Lyn Andrews was born and raised in Liverpool. She now lives in Ireland although she regularly returns to Liverpool. The daughter of a policeman, she also married a policeman and, after becoming the mother of triplets, took some years off from her writing whilst she brought up her family.
Her books are always set in Liverpool.


Cavanaugh’s Bodyguard (Book 21 in the Cavanaugh Justice Series) by Marie Ferrarella
Published:  20 March 2012 - UK & USA
Format (UK):  Paperback
Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Being a Cavanaugh had advantages for Detective Bridget Cavelli—the Cavanaughs practically ran the department. But this sudden identity crisis left Bridget off balance and vulnerable. Perhaps that explained the uncomfortable attraction she suddenly felt for her partner, consummate ladies' man Josh Youngblood.
Then the Lady Killer struck again. With no time to deal with her chaotic emotions, Bridget had to catch the vicious serial killer before he claimed more victims.
But when the smoldering lust beneath Josh and Bridget's breezy banter ignited into irresistible passion, their feelings couldn't be denied. She'd always been a cop first, but with Josh's help, Bridget was discovering how to be a woman….

My mum absolutely loves this series and she can’t wait to get her hands on this book!
Marie Ferrarella is a popular and prolific American writer of over 150 romance novels....her website is here


The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
Published:  22 March 2012 - UK …........... 1 May 2012 - USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover, Paperback and Kindle
Genre:  Fiction

It's rural England, just after the turn of the last century. Charlotte married Edward Shift after the sudden death of her first husband, Horace Torrington. They live at Sterne, the home they are in danger of losing due to a financial crisis, with Charlotte's 3 children: Emerald, Clovis and Smudge.
On the day of Emerald's birthday party, a terrible train wreck occurs on a branch line and the stranded passengers seek refuge at Sterne. Among these passengers is Charlie Traversham-Beechers, a sketchy figure from Charlotte's past.
This unusual guest list makes for an unforgettable birthday celebration for Emerald and an evening of the past literally coming back to haunt Charlotte.

The Uninvited Guests is the bewitching new novel from number one bestseller Sadie Jones. The prizewinning author of The Outcast triumphs in this frightening yet sinister drama of dark surprises - where social codes are uprooted and desire daringly trumps propriety - and all is alight with Edwardian wit and opulence.


Malice in the Cotswolds (10th book in the Thea Osborne series) by Rebecca Tope
Published:  26 March 2012 - UK …....... 15 June 2012 - USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover
Genre:  Mystery

Thea Osborne and her canine companion Hepzie travel to the isolated village of Snowshill for their next assignment, house-sitting Hyacinth House for the mysterious Yvonne Parker. Something doesn't feel right to Thea, who is ill at ease in the village, and soon her intuition is proved to be right. A local boy, Stevie Horsfall, is found brutally strangled, with his mother as prime suspect. Thea, believing in her innocence, embarks on a mystery, taking her through the maliciously entangled lives of the village residents, to London and beyond.

Rebecca Tope is the author of three popular murder mystery series, featuring Den Cooper, Devon police detective, Drew Slocombe, Undertaker and Thea Osborne, house sitter in the Cotswolds. Also "ghost writer" of the novels based on the ITV series Rosemary and Thyme.



Dead in the Dog by Bernard Knight
Published:  28 March 2012 - UK …..... 1 July 2012 - USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover
Genre:  Murder Mystery

Arriving in Singapore, newly-qualified pathologist Tom Howden is still questioning his decision to sign on for three years in Her Majesty's Far East Land Forces. As he settles in, he discovers that his new home is a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.
When an English planter is attacked one night, the finger of suspicion naturally points at local bandits, rather than a fellow Englishman. It soon becomes clear, however, that the situation is rather more complicated - and deadly - than it first appeared. Tom Howden's newly-acquired forensic skills are about to be put to the ultimate test.

A fifties murders mystery set in Malaya from author of the ‘Crowner John’ books.


Stay Close by Harlan Coben
Published:  29 Mar 2012 - UK …......... 20 Mar 2012 - USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover, Audio …............... Paperback - 3 Jan 2013
Genre:  Thriller

Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Now she's got two kids, a perfect husband, a picket fence, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at age forty he finds himself in a dead-end job posing as a paparazzo pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids.
Jack is a detective who can't let go of a cold case - a local husband and father disappeared seventeen years ago, and Jack spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing man's family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up any moment to step into them.
Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past doesn't recede. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all. And as each confronts the dark side of the American Dream - the boredom of a nice suburban life, the excitement of temptation, the desperation and hunger that can lurk behind even the prettiest facades - they will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper-thin as a heartbeat.

With his trademark combination of page-turning thrills and unrivaled insight into the dark shadows that creep into even the happiest communities, Harlan Coben delivers a thriller that cements his status as the master of domestic suspense.


The Sin Eater by Sarah Rayne
Published:  29 March 2012 - UK …........... 1 July 2012 - USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover
Genre:  Supernatural Suspense/Thriller

When Benedict Doyle finds himself the owner of his great-grandfather's north London house, he is dismayed. For it was in that house, as a frightened eight-year-old, that the strange glimpses into his great-grandfather's life began: eerie shutter-flash images that have gradually revealed sinister darkness in his family's past.
Through that darkness runs the grisly thread of an old legend about a chess set - 32 carved figures believed to possess a dark power, but shut away in the forgotten library of a tumbledown Irish castle for many decades.
When Michael Flint, meeting Benedict in Oxford, starts to research his story, chilling facts begin to emerge - facts that suggest the old legend contains a disturbing reality.
And when Nell West, no stranger to the eeriness of old properties, begins to compile an inventory of Holly Lodge's contents for her antique business, it seems that the chess set's malevolence might be reaching out to the present . . .

An intriguing tale of supernatural suspense ... Fans of haunted house fiction should particularly enjoy the final twist. -- Library Journal

An inventively plotted, goose-bumps inducing ghost story. -- Booklist 


The Tintern Treasure (Book 21 in the Roger the Chapman series) by Kate Sedley
Published:  29 March 2012 - UK …........ 1 July 2012 - USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover
Genre:  Historical Mystery

An important discovery puts Roger the Chapman's life in danger . . . -

In the autumn of 1483, Roger goes on an errand of mercy to Hereford, where he is caught up in the Duke of Buckingham's rebellion against the new king, Richard III. Roger takes refuge in Tintern Abbey, but on his return to Bristol, a murder and a series of house robberies lead him to the eventual discovery of the treasure stolen from the abbey on the night he was there. It also means great danger, not only for himself, but a member of his family . . .

The full list of the Roger the Chapman series is here


Fault Line by Robert Goddard
Published:  29 Mar 2012 - UK …............22 May 2012 - USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover, Kindle ….........Paperback - 13 Sept 2012
Genre:  Thriller

A search for missing documents in an international mining company becomes a voyage into dangerous waters.
A dead friend, a lost lover and a clutch of mysteries from Jonathan Kellaway's youth in Cornwall and Italy in the late 1960s come back to haunt him when he is tasked with discovering why there is a gaping hole in his employer's records - and to tempt him with the hope that he may at last learn the truth about the tragedies of those years. It is a truth that has claimed several victims before. If he pursues it hard and long enough, he may only add himself to the list.
But pursue it he will. Because the truth, he comes to realize, is the secret that has consumed his life. This time he will not stop ... until he has found it.

The new race-against-the-clock thriller from the master of the triple cross.


Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Genre:  Mystery
Published:  Piatkus Books  (Oct 2010)
Pages:  424  (Paperback)
Source:  From the Author
My Rating:  9.5/10

About the Book:

A pawn-shop robbery- It's no rest for the wicked as Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case. But exposing the culprit of a pawn-shop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to Harrogate - and murder is only one step behind ...
A fatal stabbing- A night at the theatre should have been just what the doctor ordered, until Kate stumbles across a body in the doorway. The knife sticking out of its chest definitely suggests a killer in the theatre's midst. 
A ransom demand- Kate likes nothing better than a mystery - and nothing better than solving them. So when a ransom note demands GBP1,000 for the safe return of the play's leading lady, the refined streets of Harrogate play host to Kate's skills in piecing together clues - and luring criminals out of their lairs ...

This is the 2nd book in the Kate Shackleton Mysteries set in 1920's Yorkshire....the first of which, Dying in the Wool, I reviewed here.  Kate's husband is still missing, presumed dead, in WWI.  Even though I loved the 1st book I think this one is even better!

When Kate is asked to inform the robbed pawnshops customers of their stolen pledges she travels to the lovely spa town of Harrogate where, by coincidence, she also becomes involved in a murder mystery and is asked to look for the missing daughter of a Boer War hero (who served in the war with the murder victim) and who has received a ransom demand that doesn't quite ring true.  Are they connected in any way - if so, how and why?  

As Kate tries to find the answers, we are taken from the streets of Harrogate to the battlefields of the Boer War in 1900 and the relationship between Captain Wolfendale and his batman, which I found really informative as I knew very little of that particular conflict.

There is so much going on in this book that it is never boring and speeds along at a pace that's not too slow or too fast.  There are so many suspects and so many surprises that I just did not have a clue which way the story was going to go.  What more could you want in a mystery?

Kate is a really good judge of people and her observations are usually spot on, she is independent and observant and I really warmed to her, and I loved it when a little romance came into her life!

Highly enjoyable and ideal for cosy mystery readers.

Frances Brody's website can be found here.

An interview with the author can also be found at

Special Thanks to Frances Brody for sending me this book.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Body Care Product Review: MUNIO CANDELA (Soy Wax Candle Poured in a Paint Can)

About the Product:

Munio Candela candles are completely handmade by masters using only 100% natural all-soy wax, the finest lead-free all cotton and wooden wicks and herbs from the Oregon countryside.

Soy candles are simply better for you, your family and your environment.

*Better for the indoor and natural environment.
*Burns without toxins, carcinogens or soot.
*Burns up to 50% longer than traditional candles.
*Cruelty free, contains no animal products.
*Contains no genetically modified material.
*Biodegradable and derived from renewable sources.
*Cleans up easily with soap and hot water.

Well I would be the first to admit that these are not the most attractively designed a paint can........but they are very effective and do what they say!

I chose the Relaxation Candle but you can also have Inspiration or Vitality.

The wooden wick is very easy to light and, once lit, it does not go out for hours and hours, in fact the manufacturer claims that it will burn for 50 hours!  That's a long time.....I've been burning mine for approximately 10 hours over several days and it's not even half way down.

The paint can is about 3.5" (9cm) tall and 11.5" (29cm) in diameter.

The Relaxation Munio Candela does not give off a strong fragrance but it is designed to improve a persons mood, cognitive functions and wellness.

Overall, I do think it is something different and if you're looking for an organic candle that will last then take a look at the website of mypure where you'll find every single product is chemical free.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Some Fabulous New Books To Be Published in February 2012

I have chosen just a few of the many new books that are being published in February.
There are different genres from chick lit to mysteries....if I see a review of any of them I'll add it.

Three Letters by Josephine Cox
Published:  2 Feb 2012 - UK & USA
Formats (UK):  Hardcover, Audio & Kindle ….... Paperback - 25 Oct 2012
Genre:  Romance

The brand new dramatic novel from Number 1 bestelling author Josephine Cox. Eight-year-old Casey's mother Ruth is a cruel woman, with an appetite for other women's husbands. His father is quiet and hard-working and, though Tom Denton has long suspected his wife of having sordid affairs, he has chosen to turn a blind eye to keep the peace.
But then, quite unexpectedly, Tom receives two bits of devastating news, and his world is cruelly shattered. It is then he realises things will have to change. Tom decides to fight for his son, determined to keep him safe and to raise him to be the best he can be. But life is cruel when fate takes a hand, and Casey fears that his father's prophetic words are coming true! 'It's done. The dice is thrown, and nobody wins.' But there are three letters that may just change his destiny forever.

Happy Days by Graham Hurley (Book 12 in the Faraday and Winter series)
Published:  2 Feb 2012 - UK …......... 1 Apr 2012 - USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover …............. Paperback - 11 Oct 2012
Genre:  Mystery

DI Faraday is gone and the police are left reeling. As his boss attempts to limit any possible PR damage his one time shadow on the force, ex DC Winter is ever more concerned that he may have made the biggest mistake of his life throwing in his lot with the city's drug baron, Bazza McKenzie. Especially as Bazza is becoming increasingly desperate and violent as his empire begins to crumble under the weight of austere times.
And, in the person of DS Jummy Suttle there's a new will at the heart of Portsmouth's embattled police force to nail Bazza once and for all, the one man Faraday was always desperate to bring to justice.
Graham Hurley's new novel is about loss. It is about the decisions we make in life, about the impact our lives have on others. Hurley's trademark authenticity has been allied to an ever increasing sense of drama as he charts the lives of his vivid characters and paints a stunning portrait of a city and a country at war with itself. A war which throws the police into the front line. Happy days?


Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews
Published:  2 Feb 2012 - UK …..........1 Mar 2012 - USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover, Kindle …....Paperback - 24 May 2012
Genre:  Fiction

What if you had always dreamed of something more...?
Nell McNamara has a happy life: her boyfriend Olly adores her, their four-year-old daughter Petal is the centre of their world and Nell has a steady job in the local chip shop. When the chippy needs a makeover, Nell jumps at the chance to unleash the creativity fizzing inside her. Inspired by what she can achieve - and encouraged by the best friends a girl can have - Nell is determined to try something new and starts making her own line of must-have handbags, which are soon flying off the shelves!
It seems Nell's dreams are finally coming true, but her success doesn't come without a price. Before too long, Nell has to ask herself if it's really possible to have it all...
Full of fun, love and laughter, soak up the sunshine with Summer Daydreams

Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of nineteen previous novels. Her books have been translated into twenty languages and sold to Hollywood. For all the latest news from Carole, visit, follow Carole on Twitter or join the thousands of readers who have become Carole's friend on Facebook.  


I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Published:  16 Feb 2012 - UK …....... 14 Feb 2012 - USA
Formats:  Hardcover, Paperback, Audio & Kindle
Genre:  Romance

I've lost it. :( The only thing in the world I wasn't supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It's been in Magnus's family for three generations. And now the very same day his parents are coming, I've lost it. The very same day! Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive :) !!

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her 'happily ever after' begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!

Well, perfect except that the phone's owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn't agree. He wants his phone back and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.

What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other's lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents . . . she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as the stand-alone novels Can You Keep A Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, and Twenties Girl. She lives in England. 

Check out what Chloe at Chloe's Chick Lit Reviews thought of this book here

Also Diana at Adventuring Through Life Reading Books has reviewed it here 


Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah
Published:  16 Feb 2012 - UK & USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover …...... Paperback - 30 Aug 2012
Genre:  Psychological Mystery

When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change. She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia ...

She doesn't expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her: 'Kind, cruel, kind of cruel' - words she has seen somewhere before, if only she could remember where ...

She doesn't expect to be arrested two hours later, as a result of having spoken those words out loud, in connection with the brutal murder of Katharine Allen, a woman she's never heard of ...


The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
Published:  21 Feb 2012 - UK & USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover, Audio
Genre:  Historical Fiction

Just in time for the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic comes a vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited young woman who survives the disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy.

Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes.

Amidst the chaos and desperate urging of two very different suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat. Tess's sailor also manages to survive unharmed, witness to Lady Duff Gordon's questionable actions during the tragedy. Others - including the gallant Midwestern tycoon - are not so lucky.

On dry land, rumors about the survivors begin to circulate, and Lady Duff Gordon quickly becomes the subject of media scorn and later, the hearings on the Titanic. Set against a historical tragedy but told from a completely fresh angle, The Dressmaker is an atmospheric delight filled with all the period's glitz and glamour, all the raw feelings of a national tragedy and all the contradictory emotions of young love.

You can read an excerpt from this compelling novel on Scribd 


Echoes of Betrayal by Elizabeth Moon (3rd book in the Paladin’s Legacy series)
Published:  21 Feb 2012 - UK & USA
Format (UK):  Audio.................Paperback, Kindle - 23 Feb 2012
Genre:  Fantasy

All is not well in the Eight Kingdoms. In Lyonya, King Kieri is about to celebrate marriage to his beloved, the half-elf Arian. But uncanny whispers from the spirits of his ancestors continue to warn of treachery and murder. A finger of suspicion has been pointed toward his grandmother, the queen of the Ladysforest elves, and that suspicion has only intensified with time and the Lady's inexplicable behavior. Clearly, she is hiding something. But what? And why?

Meanwhile, in Tsaia, the young king Mikeli must grapple with unrest among his own nobility over his controversial decision to grant the title and estates of a traitorous magelord to a Verrakaien who not only possesses the forbidden magic but is a woman besides: Dorrin, once one of Kieri's most trusted captains. When renegade Verrakaien attack two of Dorrin's squires, suspicion and prejudice combine to place Dorrin's life at risk - and the king's claim to the throne in peril.

But even greater danger is looming. The wild offspring of a dragon are on the loose, sowing death and destruction and upsetting the ancient balance of power between dragonkind, humans, elves, and gnomes. A collision seems inevitable. Yet when it comes, it will be utterly unexpected - and all the more devastating for it.

The action continues fast and furious in this third installment of Elizabeth Moon's celebrated return to the fantasy world of the paladin Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter. This award-winning author has firsthand military experience and an imagination that knows no bounds.


Isabel’s Wedding by Pamela Oldfield
Published:  28 Feb 2012 - UK …........... 1 June 2012 - USA
Format (UK):  Hardcover
Genre:  Historical Fiction

An unexpected letter brings life-changing news in this suspenseful tale of family secrets and ties - Canterbury, 1900.
Olivia Fratton will scream if she hears the words ‘Isabel’s wedding’ one more time; she’s struggling to cope with her little sister’s demands on their limited budget. But Olivia is not the only Fratton with worries: Isabel’s older brother Theo and the ‘golden boy’ of the family, Luke, all have their own troubles. But these pale into insignificance when a letter is delivered from someone none of the family ever expected to hear from again . . .


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