July Bestsellers and New Releases

Dust off the Lounger, plump up those cushions, Pimms in one hand/Sunglasses in the other – position yourself by the pool…….. then you wake up…..oh ok then – take some time out from the housework, drop onto the sofa and tuck into a good book to forget our lousy weather!

Here are the best and latest books out right now on Amazon to take you away from the daily routine.  Enjoy!

FICTION

Party Games,  Jo Carnegie

FOR THE PERFECT LIFE . . . YOU MAY HAVE TO BREAK SOME RULES

I’m Vanessa Powell.

People think they know me because I’m famous. They think I’ve got the world at my feet and the husband every woman wants to marry.   But fame can be a lonely place and the perfect marriage can be even lonelier. Now someone’s come into my life who makes me feel alive.

For the first time ever, I’m thinking about what I really want. No matter what the consequences.

Where’d You Go Bernadette?,  Maria Semple

Bernadette Fox is notorious.

To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she’s his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife.

To fellow mothers at the school gate, she’s a menace.

To design experts, she’s a revolutionary architect.

And to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, quite simply, mum.

Forgive Me,  Lesley Pearse

Eva Patterson’s life is forever altered by the devastating discovery of her mother, Flora, dead in the bath leaving only a note: ‘Forgive Me’.

Until Flora’s suicide, Eva’s world had been secure – but overnight everything changes. For when Flora leaves Eva a London artist’s studio in her will, she finds her mother had a secret past.

In the studio’s attic are Flora’s paintings and diaries, and Eva learns her mother was a popular artist in the swinging sixties. Eva’s hunt for answers uncovers clues to a shocking crime which led Flora to hide her past.

It’s Raining Men,  Milly Johnson

A summer getaway to remember. But is a holiday romance on the cards…? Best friends from work May, Lara and Clare are desperate for some time away. They have each had a rough time of it lately and need some serious R & R. So they set off to a luxurious spa for ten glorious days, but when they arrive at their destination, it seems it is not the place they thought it was. In fact, they appear to have come to entirely the wrong village… Here in Ren Dullem nothing is quite what it seems; the lovely cobbled streets and picturesque cottages hide a secret that the villagers have been keeping hidden for years.  Will this be the break they all need? Or will the odd little village with all its secrets bring them all to breaking point…?

The Knight’s Game,  C C Gibbs

When her tryst with handsome billionaire Dominic Knight gets out of hand, Katherine Hart resolves to cut all contact for good. But Dominic won’t let his object of fascination escape so easily: when they cross paths in a plush hotel in Singapore, their steamy affair is reignited.

But can such exquisite pleasure last?

Kate knows her lover is a man who lives entirely for the chase. Is this reunion a rushing climax before an inevitable fall, or could Kate possess the keys to finally taming the untamable Dominic Knight?

First Sight,  Danielle Steele

New York. London. Milan. Paris.Fashion week in all four cities.  Timmie O’Neill, whose renowned line, ‘Timmie O’, is the embodiment of casual chic, in fashion and for the home  has created an international empire that inspires, fills, and consumes her life.   Yet as blessed as she feels by her success, she harbours the private wounds of a devastating childhood and past tragedy. Always willing to take risks in business, she never risks her heart – until an intriguing Frenchman comes into her life during Paris Fashion Week.

A Night on the Orient Express,  Veronica Henry

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.

MaddAddam,  Margaret Atwood

A man-made plague has swept the earth, but a small group survives, along with the green-eyed Crakers – a gentle species bio-engineered to replace humans. Toby, onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love with street-smart Zeb, who has an interesting past. The Crakers’ reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is hallucinating; Amanda is in shock from a Painballer attack; and Ivory Bill yearns for the provocative Swift Fox, who is flirting with Zeb.

Told with wit, dizzying imagination, and dark humour, Booker Prize-winning Margaret Atwood’s unpredictable, chilling and hilarious MaddAddam takes us further into a challenging dystopian world and holds up a skewed mirror to our own possible future.

About a Girl, Lindsey Kelk

The brand new summer bestseller from the immensely popular Lindsey Kelk

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…

Mistress,  James Patterson
How well can you ever really know someone?

As Ben Casper watches his best friend plummet from her sixth-floor apartment balcony, he realises his life is about to change. Diana had no reason to kill herself, she had to have been pushed.  Diana worked for the CIA, so the investigation into her death is kept tightly under wraps. But Ben is a political journalist, and can feel that something isn’t right.

Ben starts investigating for himself and soon discovers Diana was leading a double life he knew nothing about. But when more people involved die in questionable circumstances, it’s clear that someone doesn’t want the truth to be uncovered.   And unless Ben drops his investigation, he could be next.

NON FICTION


The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2014,  Bob Sehlinger


This book explains how Disney World works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your vacation count. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes the guesswork out of travel by unambiguously rating and ranking everything from hotels, restaurants, and attractions to rental car companies. With an Unofficial Guide, you know what’s available in every category, from the best to the worst and step-by-step detailed plans allow the reader to make the most of their time at Disney World.

Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types,  Otto Kroeger

Determine your personality using a scientifically validated method based on the work of C.G. Jung and gain insight into why others behave the way they do, and why you are the person you are.

 

 

Save with Jamie, Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less

Jamie gets the nation cooking clever, shopping smart and wasting less with his new cookbook. Save with Jamie draws on knowledge and cooking skills to help you make better choices, showing you how to buy economically and efficiently, get the most out of your ingredients, save time and prevent food waste.

 

 

Zenspiration: Dangle Designs,  Joanne Fink

Zenspiration dangles are unique patterns that add interest and texture to any design. Gifted calligrapher and designer Joanne Fink shares her fun and relaxing techniques for adding dangle patterns to your drawings. Joanne demystifies the patterning process, and shows how simple it is to create richly textured dangles by breaking down the design into component parts. Whether you like to journal, draw, or doodle, youll find intriguing ideas here for crafting, designing and decorating with dangle patterns.

Yogalosophy,  Mandy Ingber

Jennifer Aniston. Kate Beckinsale. Helen Hunt. Brooke Shields. In addition to their fame, these actresses share something else in common: they owe their enviable silhouettes to fitness expert and celebrity yoga instructor Mandy Ingber.

In Yogalosophy, Ingber one of the most sought-after fitness and wellness advisors in Los Angeles offers up a unique 28-day plan to help readers achieve healthier bodies and happier minds.  This handbook provides an accessible program of proven workouts and eating guidelines designed to tone and strengthen the entire body, inside and out.

In addition to recipes and detailed body-sculpting workouts (which combine yoga postures with a wide range of other effective exercises), Ingber also offers up wise insights and thought-provoking anecdotes in each chapter, encouraging readers to establish a healthier, more life-embracing mindset.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Audrey Hepburn in Hats,  June Marsh and Tony Nourmand

Enshrined in Hollywood’s golden age is the iconic image of Holly Golightly peering provocatively from beneath the wide saucer brim of her fabulous black Chapeau du Matin, the boa-length pink hatband declaring an unmistakable independence of spirit.

The world s most coveted designers flocked to dress Hepburn, whose look redefined glamour, redefined beauty. From Givenchy, Mr. John, Dior, Cecil Beaton and Balenciaga, Hepburn inspired loyalty, set trends and cemented reputations. Creating a hat for Hepburn was to stake your claim in fashion history. At the top of the list was Hubert Givenchy, one of the world’s great designers. Audrey became his muse and their association and friendship lasted a lifetime.

This exquisite volume includes an entire section dedicated to My Fair Lady and the fabulous Academy Award winning costumes and sculpted hats designed by Sir Cecil Beaton. It features stunning photographs of Audrey Hepburn taken by leading photographers including Dennis Stock, Howell Conant, Terry O’Neill, Bud Fraker and Bob Willoughby, and the book features insightful accompanying text from fashion writer, June Marsh.

Seriously, I’m Kidding,  Ellen Degeneres

I’ve experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you’ll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I’ve put together for you in this book. I think you’ll find I’ve left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I’m saying is, let us begin, shall we?

 

 

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