There are some truly magical books coming up in October from Notting Hill Press that I wanted to share with you.
Without a fairy godmother to wave a magic wand, Ellie Summers needs more than a pumpkin to impress her gorgeous boss. She works hard, not as a scullery maid but as a super sassy saleswoman, but he doesn’t notice her. Their company’s lavish Christmas party is the opportunity Ellie’s been waiting for to make a big impression. And she doesn’t intend it to be winning the mince pie eating competition.
With the help of fellow dieter Sam, a sleigh load of will power and a sprinkling of Christmas magic, Ellie knows finding her Prince Charming is just a mistletoe kiss away.
But is her prince really so charming? Or is Christmas romance closer than she thinks?
It’s the 1st of December and Milly Arnold is facing a miserable Noel. Newly single, the last thing she wants to do is join her settled sister and her young family for the first of their traditions: the writing of the Christmas lists. However Milly’s nephews have other ideas and insist she writes a list of her own (with illustrations to help Father Christmas decipher her terrible handwriting). Milly duly makes a request for a bunch of flowers, a kitten, and a heartfelt declaration of love. She doesn’t expect to get any of them.
However, the following day, a bunch of flowers duly appears. They were sent to the wrong address but the florist says Milly can keep them. And when Milly somehow gains custody of a puppy just a couple of days later (her nephews had complained that her picture of a cat looked like a dog), she begins to wonder if there’s something in this Christmas cosmic ordering. However, as Christmas gets closer and the items Milly requested appear in increasingly unexpected ways, she starts to worry that Santa might be taking her list just a little too literally.
Carol hates Christmas. Being recently dumped, she’s not crazy about weddings either. So her sister Marley’s nuptials, over the Christmas weekend, are making her very Grinchlike. When she arrives for the weekend at the stately home in rural Scotland to find her three ex-boyfriends in attendance, Carol has no choice but to face her ghosts to discover what really happened in those relationships, learning a lot about herself in the process. As the snow falls outside and the fire crackles in the hearth, might one of the wedding guests become the harbinger of Christmases to come?
For Bradfordian Mills Ali, life is fantastic. She’s left home, has her dream job writing for an Asian magazine, a social life busier than the London rush hour and is finally paying off her student loan.
Yes, everything’s pretty good except for the husband-sized shadow looming on the horizon. With a year’s countdown to her arranged marriage, Mills is on a mission. A firm believer in true love, she’s determined to choose her own husband. Just how hard can it be to find the perfect suitor? Surely London’s Muslim dating scene is teeming with eligible young men? She’s bound to find her soul mate.
With a fast encroaching deadline, Mills can’t waste time. As she embarks on the search to find him, she’s convinced her soul mate can’t be too far away.
But is he closer than she thinks? Or do her parents know best after all?
It’s the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice but it’s also a special year for Katherine Roberts and Warwick Lawton because they’re getting married.
But can Katherine put aside her fear about the future and can Warwick put his pen down long enough to actually make it up the aisle?
Anything catch your eye?
Wishing you magical journeys 🙂