The Ghost of You

The Ghost of You

Kaitlyn Vandere just wants to feel safe; safe from the panic attacks she suffers on a regular basis, safe from the ghosts of her troubled childhood, and safe from her damaged heart.

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When she meets Luke Denevan, the new company IT Director with the dark eyes and the hypnotic smile, she finally understands the meaning of ‘love at first sight’. There’s only one problem: he’s married.

Fueled by mutual attraction and undeniable passion, Luke and Kaitlyn embark on a secret affair, until Chris Anderson, a handsome coworker who’s is madly in love with Kaitlyn, offers her a real chance at love.

When tragedy strikes without warning, Kaitlyn realizes the importance of taking a chance and following her heart, but discovers a secret that forces her to make the most difficult decision of her life; a decision that will both alter her future and keep her trapped by her past.

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

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A middle aged man sets off to post a letter and ends up walking without money, proper shoes, map, or food, for nearly 90 days, towards a destination over 600 miles away whose exact location he doesn’t even know. His mission: to save a life.

After several of the early pages wondering where on earth this story was going, I found myself drawn towards Harold, his wife, and the terminally ill woman he has decided to visit. Curiosity got the better of me and before long I was turning pages avidly, needing to know the outcome. Would he make it in time? What damage had he done to his marriage? What was the mystery surrounding his estranged son?

And it gradually dawned on me that this story is about living an extraordinary life, about having the courage to live in the unknown, to commit, and to take action, no matter how ‘dull and ordinary’ one’s circumstances are.

Harold is joined and subsequently deserted by a motley crew of well-wishers and fame seekers. Even Dog, who had, as Harold said, ‘chosen to walk with Harold for a while, and then it had chosen to stop, and walk instead with the young girl. Life was like that.’

To quote Alfred Hickling in The Guardian, Rachel Joyce successfully conveys ‘profound emotions in simple, unaffected language’.

And for me, therein lies both its charm and its success.

 

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Beyond Graces Rainbow

Beyond Graces Rainbow

Beyond Graces Rainbow by Carmel Harrington

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Carmel Harrington’s debut novel, Beyond Grace’s Rainbow has been receiving rave reviews, with 5 * ratings from both readers and book bloggers alike.

“I never cry at books…movies yes, books no. But Harrington has this gift of sucking you in and you fall in love with the characters despite their flaws, (wish I had a group of friends like them though)” by Eimear Comerford

“Harrington is definately a new Irish author to keep an eye on. She has a deep insight into the humansoul and has a unique way of depicting that through words.” by LisaGP

“Excellent novel, literally couldn’t put the book down until I got to the end!” by HHeg

”I really enjoyed the story and the characters (could be people I know}. Also just the places mentioned reminded me of going to them when living or visiting over there.” by Shirl

“Well i bought this book and less than 24 hours had it finished, amazing read. I laughed….i cried….felt so intune with each and every character and their lives.” by Clare L

“This book has so many twists and turns it will keep you guessing right up until the very end. “ by Overthemoon

“By chapter 8 I’d a lump in my troat, a tear in my eye and had laughed out loud. Read it in a matter of hours. Really believed what I was reading, so by the end was in floods of tears.” by Emma Tate

“It was such a good read that I had to force myself to stop reading so that I didn’t finish it quite so quickly. I was torn between wanting to get to the end and wanting to draw it out so that the characters would be part of my day for a little longer!” by Jen Kelly

“Funny & Sad all rolled into one” by Siobhan Mc

Beyond Grace’s Rainbow is a poignant story about a young mother’s battle with cancer. Single mother Grace Devlin faces what will be the biggest fight of her life and the stakes are high. She cannot contemplate leaving her adorable little boy Jack all alone in the world. Unfortunately for Grace her best chance of survival is to receive a bone marrow transplant, so she embarks on a heart breaking search for her biological parents, as she was adopted when a small baby. This search will unravel a web of lies and deceit that has spanned over thirty years.

And just when she thinks life can get no more complicated, Jack’s father Liam is back in town full of remorse and he’s made it clear that he’s not leaving until he’s won her back. Liam was the love of Grace’s life but can she trust him ever again? Helping Grace muddle her way through her cancer treatment and complicated love life are her friends – Tara, Sean, Abby, Tom and Gerry. Tara is Grace’s cousin and is happily married to Sean but they are desperate for a baby of their own; Abby, Grace and Tara’s friend from college is single and looking for her one true love which is proving difficult, whilst Tom would be happy if his boyfriend Gerry for once didn’t max out their credit card! Beyond Grace’s Rainbow will bring the reader into Graces world where friendship, courage, loyalty, laughter and above all love are abundant. The story will bring you on an emotional journey with Grace and her friends that will have the reader both laughing and crying at the turn of a page.

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Graces-Rainbow-ebook/dp/B008XZWUBG

Rachel’s Shoe by Peter Lihou

Rachel's Shoe by Peter Lihou

Rachel's-Shoe-CoverThere was the bright light of a German patrol boat heading purposefully towards the Casquets. She had told him time and time again not to sail that far from Guernsey, no matter how tempting the catch.

An epic wartime drama set in the occupied Channel Island of Guernsey.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rachels-Shoe-Peter-Lihou/dp/0956534201/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270848926&sr=1-1

The Causeway by Peter Lihou

The Causeway by Peter Lihou

The-Causeway-Cover-2When Freddy Stein escapes the net cast by the police forces of Guernsey and Munich, he becomes embroiled in a plan to preserve the lucrative drugs’ dealings of a sinister crime lord. But miles away from his familiar city surroundings, on a remote Channel Island, Freddy’s life is changed forever. His fate, and that of his victims, take a turn nobody, least of all Freddy, could have predicted. This gripping conclusion to Peter Lihou’s debut novel skilfully fuses together another tale of action, suspense and romance set in the spectacular Channel Islands.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Causeway-Peter-Lihou/dp/0956534252/ref=tmm_pap_title_0