Five full length novels from best-selling contemporary women's fiction authors in one boxset
The School Gates - Nicola May
Winner of Best Author Read Award - Festival of Romance
The school gates are a great social leveller, with parents from all walks of life brought together whether they like it or not at the start and end of their children’s day. For a few, friendships forged there will bring drama, for others consolation, for some romance…
When single working mum Alana reveals the identity of her love-child’s father, she isn’t prepared for the consequences. Dana knows she should be content with her perfect house and perfect husband but finds herself longing for another child and wishing for more fulfillment. Mo’s life has always been hard, but the violence of her alcoholic husband could be the last straw, which only friendship with super-mum Joan can get her through. And what of gay Daddy Gordon?
Will he be able to juggle parenthood and cope with his broken heart at the same time?
The Swan Lake - Lisa Ryan
'Magical...really fabulous.' Joanne Harris bestselling author of Chocolat
When Astarte Weaver finds her boyfriend and best friend in her bed, she returns to County Clare in Ireland, a place that holds happy childhood memories, and buys a ruined cottage in an area that the locals call “the Swan Lake.”
Trying to rebuild her home – and her life – with the help of local builder Flynn, Astarte gradually becomes part of the tightly knit local community, but when tragedy hits the small village, Astarte discovers that the only way to heal the sorrow of the present is to come to terms with the events of the past.
Going the Distance - Christina Jones
"A lively romp through rural England." New Woman
Book One in the Milton St John Trilogy.
Maddy Beckett lives in the horse-racing village of Milton St John. Recovered from a disastrous love-affair and running her own small business, she’s happy being single until she meets and falls for the gorgeous Drew Fitzgerald. Everything about Drew is perfect – until his cool and impossibly elegant wife appears on the scene. Maddy loves Drew, but doesn’t know if she loves him enough to become “the other woman”? Morally, it’s out of the question, but physically...?
Has their relationship got what it takes to go the distance?
Off the Record - Alison Rose
This is the chance of a lifetime, so don’t blow it!
Journalist Kate Armstrong has always known that music icon Johnson Brand’s platinum-selling first album was written about his break-up with her mother, Alexandra. When Kate’s boss sends her out to interview the star himself, her life is turned upside down when her resemblance to Alexandra prompts Johnson to seek out her mother and renew their relationship.
Kate suddenly has a lot on her plate - coming to terms with Alexandra and Johnson’s rekindling relationship, as well as keeping the two of them out of the public eye, all the while trying to resist the advances of Johnson’s playboy son, Paul. She thinks she has everything under control, until a threatening figure from the band’s past rears its ugly head.
Will love tear them all apart … again?
Straight on 'till Morning - Lynne Barrett-Lee
'It was then that it struck me, with terrifying clarity. I was going to die at any moment. I was going to die, moreover, in a pair of tartan pyjamas and a grubby black cardigan. For whatever was attached to the headlights in front of me was driving on my side of the road...'
So begins Sally Matthews' date with destiny. She doesn't actually believe in destiny, of course - she's way too busy looking after her husband, arranging her step-daughter's wedding, and humouring her mum-on-a-mission (which currently involves Tony Blair). No surprise, then, that she's out late at night to pick up her teenage daughter with nothing but a dog and cricket bat for company. In short, Sally hasn't time for a near-death experience. However handsome the man who's about to run her off the road...