Jera’s Jamboree : Caught My Eye Special ~ Summer Reads

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I’ve had some time recently to have a browse (yes, always lethal!) and with my thoughts on school summer holidays …

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File Size: 661 KB
Print Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Harper (4 July 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
ASIN: B00AXPJO86

Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when the Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.

After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, she might try being Vanessa. With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right?

But Tess is soon in big trouble. And the gorgeous journalist on the shoot with her, who is making it very clear he’d like to get into her pants, is an egotistical monster. Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…

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Print Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Orion (4 July 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
ASIN: B00B8TBVC8

The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance. 

For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime.

A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime…As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (18 July 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
ASIN: B00AHEKG5I

Ellen Trawton is running away from it all – quite literally. She is due to get married to a man she doesn’t love, her job is dragging her down and her interfering mother is getting on her nerves. So she escapes to the one place she know her mother won’t follow her – to her aunt’s house in rural Ireland. Once there, she uncovers a dark family secret – and a future she never knew she might have.

Meanwhile, Caitlin Macausland is mourning the future she can never have. She died tragically in what the village thinks is suspicious circumstances, and now she is stuck in a limbo, unable to move on.

And between the two of them is an old lighthouse – the scene of so much tragedy. Can each woman find the peace she so desperately longs for? And can they find the way to live again?

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File Size: 553 KB
Print Length: 434 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1846059240
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (18 July 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
ASIN: B00CPR6IC0

Meet the Bird Family

All four children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden.

But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear them apart.

The years pass and the children become adults and begin to develop their own quite separate lives. Soon it’s almost as though they’ve never been a family at all.

Almost. But not quite.

Because something has happened that will call them home, back to the house they grew up in – and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.

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Print Length: 496 pages
Publisher: Penguin (1 Aug 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
ASIN: B00CBO0BGG

When Ella married the handsome, celebrated artist Sebastian Montclair at just nineteen she was madly in love. Now, those blissful years of marriage have turned into the very definition of an unconventional set-up. Separated in every way but distance, Sebastian resides in an outhouse across the lawn from Ella’s ramshackle farmhouse.

With an ex-husband living under her nose and a home crowded by hostile teenaged children, gender-confused chickens – not to mention her hyper critical mother whose own marriage slips spectacularly off the rails -Ella finds comfort in the company of the very charming gardener, Ludo.

Then out of the blue Sebastian decides to move on, catching Ella horribly unawares. How much longer can she hide from what really destroyed her marriage . . . and the secret she continues to keep?

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51s3CZTVZfL._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-46,22_AA300_SH20_OU02_Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 480 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (1 Aug 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
ASIN: B0098MKX8U

Best friends May, Lara and Clare are desperate for a holiday. They have been dreaming of a little cottage in the middle of nowhere, long walks in the country and just a bit of time away from it all. But when they arrive in Ren Dullem, a small Yorkshire seaside town, it seems it is not the place they thought it was…

May can’t wait to get away from men after being cruelly deceived. Then in Dullem she falls hook line and sinker at first glance for one of the inhabitants – but he’s already taken…

Lara is living with James and his awful step-children who taunt her with tales of his younger, prettier ex whom they adored – the woman who Lara walks in to find James in bed with despite all his protestations that he wouldn’t touch her again with a barge pole. Reeling from the hurt, she needs the sea air of Dullem to heal her. What she doesn’t need is to be constantly in battle with the owner of the holiday cottage – a man who is every bit as bitter and resentful and untrusting of the other sex as she is.

Clare’s kind, steady boyfriend Lud wants her to go and live abroad with him for two years, but she’s just been offered the promotion of a lifetime. It gives her the excuse she needs to end the relationship and find some single excitement which happens to turn up in the form of a very bad boy who is everything Lud isn’t – impulsive, wild and dangerous.

Will this holiday be the break they all need? Or will the odd little town with all its secrets bring them all to breaking point…?

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a_BAIS_packshot_copyPaperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Choc Lit (7 Aug 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1781890048
ISBN-13: 978-1781890042

The past is never over … 
Jack Stewart thought he’d put the past behind him. On the surface, he has everything – success, money, a big house and he is never short of an attractive woman by his side, but a tragic road accident shatters his world.

Raised as an Irish Traveller, Luke Kiernan hasn’t had it easy, and when he wakes in a Dublin hospital to find the man he’s hated since childhood at his bedside, he’s hungry for revenge.

Two very different worlds collide, bringing new dangers, exposing past deceits, and unearthing dark family secrets buried long ago. But from tragedy springs the promise of a fresh start with two women who are intent on helping Jack and Luke mend their lives.

Can new love heal old wounds, or are some scars there for good?

Of course there are many more books out this summer.

What has caught your eye?  Please share in the comments

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6 thoughts on “Jera’s Jamboree : Caught My Eye Special ~ Summer Reads

    • I have Catherine Alliott’s … would love to be able to read them all Carol! I was keeping August free on my reading schedule but … it didn’t happen!

      Look forward to your review of Lisa Jewell.
      Shaz

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