New Neighbours: Diney Costeloe
Dartmouth Circle is quiet, exclusive - and that's just
the way its residents want it to stay. Especially queen
bee and arch busybody Sheila Colby. When she hears that
the house next door to her has been bought for a student
and four friends to rent, she is incandescent. Think of
the noise, the parties, the comings and goings - and
worse. Somehow it must be stopped. But of course it
can't be. And anyway, nothing in this outwardly serene
and beautiful little cul-de-sac is quite as it seems.
There are seething tensions and quite dark secrets only
just below the façade. Will the arrival of Madeleine
"Mad" Richmond and her friends bring them
bubbling to the surface?
ORDER # G418-1 $19-90 ISBN 9781784972677
Weddings and a Scandal: Wendy Holden
She'll need a triple-barreled name for the castle one.
She'll need a gallon of glitter for the woodland one.
She'll need a lobster-shaped hat for the Shoreditch one.
Laura Lake longs to be a journalist. Instead she's an
unpaid intern at a glossy magazine - sleeping in the
fashion cupboard and living on canapés. But she's just
got her first big break: infiltrate three society
weddings and write a juicy exposé. Security will be
tighter than a bodycon dress, but how hard can it be?
Cue disappearing brides, demanding socialites - and a
jealous office enemy who will do anything to bring her
ORDER # G418-2 $21-90
I Let You Go: Kelly Rimmer
The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has
heard her sister's voice in years. Annie is a drug
addict, a thief, a liar - and in trouble, again. Lexie
has always bailed Annie out, given her money, a place to
sleep, sent her to every kind of rehab. But this time,
she's not just strung out - she's pregnant and in
premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, she'll
lose custody of her baby - maybe even go to prison. But
the alternative is unthinkable. As the weeks unfold,
Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece
while her carefully ordered life is collapsing around
her. She's in danger of losing her job, and her fiancé
only has so much patience for Annie's drama. In
court-ordered rehab, Annie attempts to halt her downward
spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the
sisters' childhoods, ghosts that Lexie doesn't want to
face. But will the journey heal Annie, or lead her down
a darker path?
ORDER # G418-3 $25-90
Winter Says Goodbye: Conor Bowman
Horace Winter doesn't have friends. Ever since the
long-ago day when the Very Bad Thing happened, he
prefers to spend his time studying butterflies - less
intimidating, less likely to disappoint. The last thing
he wants is to retire from his job at the bank, but he
has no choice - and now faces an endless number of empty
days where he has nowhere to go and no one to need him.
Then he receives some surprising news. And he meets
Amanda, and Max, and discovers a mysterious letter his
father never posted. Suddenly he finds his previously
unexceptional life filled with important things to do.
Before he'd thought he had too much time. Now he may be
looking at not enough. But can he find the courage he's
sought for so long to finally start living?
ORDER # G418-4 $21-90
Sister in My House: Linda Olsson
Maria and Emma have not seen each other since their
mother's funeral two years ago. But now, Emma has come
to visit Maria at her house in Spain, an unsettling
intrusion on Maria's quiet and solitary life. Over six
days in the seaside town, the sisters cautiously recount
the years of their separate adult lives. Their walks
through the quiet town and evening talks on the terrace
reveal almost more than Maria can deal with, until
finally, the sisters confront their unspeakable family
ORDER # G418-5 $23-90