#Kindle March releases on my wishlist

There are actually MORE than the following five I’d love to read but if I blogged them all …. I’ve ordered them by publishing date.

One Night Only by Sue Welfare

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 570 KB
Publisher: Avon (1 Mar 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language English
ASIN: B0067KS5W2

Funny, sharp and deeply poignant, One Night Only explore the pitfalls of fame, friendship and family secrets – perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Catherine Alliott.  A heart-warming read that looks at the paths not crossed – if you enjoyed This Is Your Life in its heyday you’ll adore this.Fame and fortune can’t hide the secrets of her past…When fading soap star, Helen Redford, goes back to her old home town to make a TV show about her glittering career she catches a glimpse of the might-have-beens that drove her to leave in the first place. Ex boy friends, old scores to settle, friendships gone sour, chances not taken,and secrets about Helen’s family that have haunted her since she was a little girl. Will Helen be able to put her past to rest?

The synopsis intrigued me – I want to know what happened in Helen Radford’s past that drove her away and how will she deal with the emotions that going back will bring to the surface?  Pre-order price on Amazon £0.99, definitely a bargain!

Sue Welfare on Amazon

The Patchwork Marriage by Jane Green

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 625 KB
Publisher: Penguin (15 Mar 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language English

Ever wanted a ready-made family? When Andi married Ethan she not only got the man she loves but also a ready-made family in his two daughters, Emily and Sophia. Unable to have a child of her own, Andi saw this as a precious gift – her chance to be a mother. If only it were that simple. For this blended family is not a happy family, and the reason lies with Emily. Her vicious anger and fierce resentment towards her stepmother leaves Andi feeling hated in her own home. Her tears, tantrums and expertise in the art of emotional blackmail have Ethan steeped in guilt. With each drama Emily is driving Andi and Ethan further apart. Torn between his troubled teenaged daughter and his beloved wife, Ethan’s desperate to fix this rift before he loses Andi for ever. He just doesn’t know how. With tensions high and everyone at breaking point, Emily comes home with some shocking news. Is this the final crack that will shatter this family for good or can they find a way to mend their broken hearts?

I first came across this author on Chick Lit Central‘s one year blogoversary feature last year.  I read The Beach House and loved it.  The Patchwork Marriage sounds as if it’s going to take the reader on an emotional journey …  Preorder price on Amazon of £7.99

Jane Green on Amazon

The Sugar Girls: Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End – Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 5 KB
Publisher: Collins (29 Mar 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language English

Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End Factories  ‘On an autumn day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her house to Tate & Lyle’s refinery on the shining curve of the Thames. Looking up at the giant gates, Ethel felt like she had been preparing for this moment all her life. She smoothed down her frizzy hair, scraped a bit of dirt off the corner of her shoe and strode through. She was quite unprepared for the sight that met her eyes …’In the years leading up to and after the Second World War thousands of women left school at fourteen to work in the bustling factories of London’s East End. Despite long hours, hard and often hazardous work, factory life afforded exciting opportunities for independence, friendship and romance. Of all the factories that lined the docks, it was at Tate and Lyle’s where you could earn the most generous wages and enjoy the best social life, and it was here where The Sugar Girls worked. Through the Blitz and on through the years of rationing The Sugar Girls kept Britain sweet. The work was back-breakingly hard, but Tate & Lyle was more than just a factory, it was a community, a calling, a place of love and support and an uproarious, tribal part of the East End. From young Ethel to love-worn Lillian, irrepressible Gladys to Miss Smith who tries to keep a workforce of flirtatious young men and women on the straight and narrow, this is an evocative, moving story of hunger, hardship and happiness.Tales of adversity, resilience and youthful high spirits are woven together to provide a moving insight into a lost way of life, as well as a timeless testament to the experience of being young and female.

I love history, love to keep alive the tales of our ancestors and especially love hearing about life in the area that my ancestors once lived.  Can’t wait for this release and at preorder price £2.99 on Amazon, definitely a bargain for me!

Duncan Barrett on Amazon

Welcome To Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop Of Dreams by Jenny Colgan

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 5 KB
Publisher: Hachette Digital (29 Mar 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language English

Rosie Hopkins is about to face major upheaval.  Her elderly aunt Lilian – feisty, independent Aunt Lily who never talked about her past – needs her help, so Rosie is moving to the depths of the countryside for a few months to look after her. Plus Rosie will be away from Gerard, the man she hopes to settle down with soon, and they’ll miss each other dreadfully… won’t they? Lilian Hopkins has spent her life running Lipton’s village sweetshop, through wartime and family feuds. As she struggles with the idea that it might finally be time to sell up, she also wrestles with the secret history hidden behind the jars of beautifully coloured sweets. And the longer Rosie and Lilian spend together, the more they realise they can learn from each other…

You’ve probably already seen me tweet that I want to read this story!  Before my blogging days I read quite a few of Jenny Colgan’s novels.  I’m drawn to the history, the family connection, will Rosie’s relationship make it with Gerard … and of course the secret.  Preorder price on Amazon £4.49.

Jenny Colgan on Amazon

Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 5 KB
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books (29 Mar 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language English
ASIN: B006Z9SM78

On her fourteenth birthday, Mira Levenson is given a very special present – a plane ticket to India, to meet her family. Saying goodbye to her boyfriend, Jide, is hard but they promise to write to each other, the old-fashioned way. As soon as Mira steps off the plane she is sucked into a swelteringly hot world of hustle, bustle, noise and chaos. Nothing is as she imagined it – her cousin Priya is far from the conservative Indian girl Mira imagined her to be – she’s street-wise, stylish and a skilfull Bangra House DJ. In return, Priya is disapointed that Mira isn’t quite the funky, savvy, London Brit-chick she’s been boasting about to her friends. Mira’s letters to Jide describe the new sights, smells and people in Kolkata, but there is one person Mira doesn’t write about. Janu is a carpenter and grower of Jasmine and, from the moment she meets him, Mira feels a potent connection. As she questions her feelings for Jide, Mira is also discovering deep family secrets and beginning to understand the complexity of relationships that have stood the test of time. And, as Mira’s time in Kolkata draws to a close, she must make a decision that will break someone’s heart . . .

I enjoy reading about different cultures other than my own and this interests me on many levels.  Mira, living a life in London and then visiting her roots to find it’s not what she expected.  Family secrets again! and of course the romance.  Preorder on Amazon £3.58

Sita Brahmachari on Amazon


Are you looking forward to any March releases?  Do any of mine attract you whether for the same or different reasons?  Please feel free to share in the comments.

Kindle March releases on Amazon


5 thoughts on “#Kindle March releases on my wishlist

  1. I have One Night Only to read. The novel about Tate & Lyle girls looks interesting and going on pre order. 🙂 thanks for sharing. Carol x

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