Posted by Sophie Harris in Fiction, Non-Fiction
We love Easter, four days of the perfect excuse to indulge in chocolate. It's also the perfect time to curl up with a great book and watch the world go by. Here are some of our picks for this bank holiday. . .
The Friday Harbour series of women's fiction novels is set in San Juan Island just off the Washington State Coast – romantic and varied, with rocky shores, sandy beaches, rich woodlands and pasture land – and the prosperous Friday Harbour area.
The Nolans' mother Jessica has just passed away, and a mysterious stranger attends the funeral. He reveals that he is the illegitimate child Jessica had given birth to, and given up for adoption, before she married. This family secret leads to many new questions and challenges, which test the bonds of love and loyalty, and ultimately show the Nolans what family is all about.
The Apothecary's Daughter
The Apothecary's Daughter
is a debut novel from an exciting new voice in historical romance set in bustling, malodorous Restoration London at the time of the plague, just before the Great Fire of 1666. The author, Charlotte Betts won the YouWriteOn Book of the Year in 2010 when it first came out in hardback.
1665. Susannah Leyton has grown up behind the counter of her father's apothecary shop in bustling Fleet Street. A skilled student – the resinous scents of lavender, rosemary, liquorice and turpentine run in her blood – her father has granted her the freedom to pursue her considerable talents. But Susannah is dealt a shocking blow when her widowed father marries again, and her new step-mother seems determined to remove her from the apothecary shop for good.A proposal of marriage from the charming Henry Savage seems to offer Susannah an escape. But as the plague sweeps through London, tragedy strikes, and dark secrets in her husband's past begin to unfold. It will take all of Susannah's courage and passion to save herself from tragedy . . .32 Fangs
In the explosive conclusion to David Wellington's
vampire series begun with 13 BULLETS, heroine Laura Caxton and her long-time nemesis, vampire Justinia Malvern, finally clash in a decisive – and bloody – showdown. Laura Caxton's battles against vampire Justinia Malvern have cost her everything – the lives of her friends and family, her freedom . . . and perhaps even her humanity. But even now, reduced to a solitary existence as a wanted fugitive, Laura's not through fighting. In fact, she's got a plan – a plan that will force Malvern to come to her and allow the two enemies to face off one last time. The ever-wily Malvern has plans of her own, though . . . plans that involve Laura's few remaining friends, a battalion of cops and an army of half-dead slaves.
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