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lover in law kindle thumbnail 3Lover in Law by Jo Kessel
Genre: commercial women’s fiction / romance
Price: $1.55
Where to Get It: 
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Harbouring an unmentionable secret is not an obvious route to maternal bliss……….or is it?
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Ali Kirk’s had a bad year. An ambitious London barrister, her courtroom performances have started to slide and her obsession with having a baby is undermining her relationship with boyfriend Adam. Come January 1st she resolves that in the next twelve months her life has to turn around.
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Life, however, is about to get worse. Busy juggling fertility tests with a high-profile celebrity case at the Old Bailey, Ali starts burning the midnight oil with powerfully handsome colleague Anthony de Klerk. On a night that she’s slipped on some sexy underwear to boost her flagging self-esteem, Ali and Anthony finally end up in bed together. And then she falls pregnant. Ali starts fighting her very own secret paternity suit – who is the father, Adam or Anthony?
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En route to motherhood there are highs and lows, tears and tantrums, dalliances and denials. And the ultimate, uncomfortable realisation that only one thing will set Ali free: the truth.

What they’re saying about it:

It’s entertaining, and I like the author’s voice in this book. I always like to read something a little different than most books in this genre, and this was definitely different (in a good way, of course).

I LOVED this book. It was so good that the last bit kept me awake way past my bedtime – it was impossible to put down! The story was well written and the characters easy to identify with straight away. It was a great story with some interesting little twists and a realistic take on modern day life and all the expectations that go with that. A mixture of detective, love, intrigue and suspense! It’s the sort of book that makes you question your own morals and principals! What would I have done in Ali’s situation – would I have got into it in the first place??

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LITM 300x200 TrailerLANTERN IN THE MIST by Liliana Shelbrook
Genre: Women’s fiction, Historical
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon 

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This Book is part one in a three part trilogy.  In 1899, stunning Kathleen Colby finds herself forced to embark on a perilous adventure with her disabled sister across America. During this unparalleled journey from Alaska to New York, she encounters dangerous characters, meets an attractive man of many secrets, and discovers what it is to be a woman in the late 1890s. This amazing trip will eventually change the naive Kathleen into…the new woman of the early twentieth-century.

What they’re saying about it:

“A heart-warming tale,” Readers’ Favorite

“This is a fascinating and well written story with an excellent plot, lots of strong characters. Kathleen stands out as a strong woman of her time. I could not stop reading this book, I highly reccommend it. ” (Amazon)

“Really enjoyed this book. It was hard to put it down and I can’t wait for the next book. Very well done!” (Amazon)

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twelveThe Twelve Days to Christmas (Single in the City series) by Michele Gorman
Type: Novella
Genre: chick lit, women’s fiction
Price: 99c
Where to Get It:
Amazon    Barnes and Noble 

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What if his proposal had an expiration date? Hannah’s in a bit of a pickle. In twelve days she flies from Hong Kong to the US with  Sam, where he’s finally going to meet her parents… and ask to marry  her. Since overcoming a rather rocky patch in their relationship  (which was totally his fault), he really is a new man, and they’re  completely in love. The problem is, she feels panicky every time she  contemplates matrimony. Which is perfectly normal, isn’t it? Isn’t it?!  She has no idea but she’s got to find out before he pops the question… because she’s not 100% sure she’s going to say yes. Which will make for a very uncomfortable family holiday. He’s got to ask her before they  go. So Operation Proposal begins.

As time ticks down to their  flight, Hannah realizes that her own secrets are threatening their  future. Before she can be happy with Sam, she’s got a lot to learn about herself in the twelve days to Christmas.

What they’re saying about it:

“The Twelve Days of Christmas read just like a Debbie Macomber story.  Easy and so entertaining.” A Novel Review

“Great read! Light, fast, fun – and I adored the ending. 4.5*” Chick Lit Plus

“This could be the ideal balm for someone recovering from a hard breakup and  looking for an easy read to restore their faith in romance.” Best Chick Lit

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Bargain eBooks #751:

WholeLatteLifeCoverWhole Latte Life by  Joanne DeMaio
Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
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Would you leave everything behind to know who you are?
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Sara Beth  Riley never dreamt she’d walk straight out of her life. Actually she’d  never dreamt a lot of things that had happened this year … From being  kidnapped by her own best friend, to throwing her wedding rings into the Hudson River, to calling an old love in France, to getting inked with  said best friend, painting the passionate constellation of these choices into permanence. But mostly, she could never have dreamt what started  it all. How could it be that her mother’s unexpected death, and the  grief which lingered painfully long, turned her into the woman she was  finally meant to become?
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Sara Beth’s escape begins a summer of  change – of herself, of marriage, of the lives of those around her. In a story that moves from Manhattan to the sea to a quaint New England  town, WHOLE LATTE LIFE looks at friends we never forget, at decisions we linger with, at our attempts to live the lives we love.
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-Awarded First Place in Fiction in the 2012 Discovery Awards. -Chosen as a Critics’ Pick by Kirkus Reviews.
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What They’re Saying About It:
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“A thoughtful story that surprises with its insight and emotional impact.” -Kirkus Reviews, Critics’ Pick
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“A heartfelt portrait of two friends at the crossroads of their lives.” -USA Today, IndieReader

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Bargain eBooks #611:

I.O.U. SEX by Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen
Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
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When June, Kiki, and Peggy graduated from high school, all three were virgins. After all, they were GOOD girls. Years later, they read June’s diary from their senior year and joke about the sexual frustration they caused their steady boyfriends back then. That’s when Kiki says, “When you think about it, and I’m only trying to be fair, we owe those guys sex.” With bawdy jabs and tipsy laughter, they vow to track down their old boyfriends. Will their sexual IOUs be paid in full? Will everyone get what he or she deserves? Or is this just another one of Kiki’s crazy ideas?
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What they’re saying about it:
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THE ROMANCE WRITER’S READS: “I’m just going to get right into it and tell you that I adored this book. It was witty, smart, and unique in a way that kept me hooked right up until the end.”
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JENNA’S JOURNAL: “Would you call your high school boyfriend, the one you kissed and teased but left unsatisfied all those years ago, and finally say, “Okay, Buddy, I’m ready to pay my dues now?” A hilarious, scandalous, crazy idea? Probably. But would you do it?”
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AS THE PAGES TURN: “This book gave me hours of laughter, romance, and friendship.”

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Bargain eBooks #606:

The Love Market by Carol Mason
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Price:  $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
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When a marriage ends and a first love reappears, Celine Lewis is about to find out that moving on is as complicated as going back.
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Three years after seeing her first love, Patrick, quite by chance in London, Celine’s ten-year marriage to Mike is over. She is running her own business, a professional matchmaking service called The Love Market, in Northern England, and coping with the unanticipated heartbreak of a marriage ending – not to mention her quirky twelve-year-old daughter who blames her for the split.
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Then, out of the blue, Patrick emails. Celine is tempted to find out if all the old feelings can still possibly be there, but then Mike has an unusual proposition for her. One that forces her to question whether a divorce really means it’s over.
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What they’re saying about it:
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If only there were some way for me to give this book more than 5 stars. I can honestly say without a doubt that The Love Market is by far my favorite chick lit novel I’ve ever read. Ever. Danielle, Chick Lit Reviews, January, 2011
I picked up this book to read just a few pages before bed; by midnight I was a hundred pages in, wide awake and anxiously reading to see what happened next.’ Cheryl Wartman, The Edwards Magazine Bookclub
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‘A satisfying read with compelling characters and a concept that had me hooked from the first few pages. It’s really easy to get caught up in the story and realize it’s already 2 a.m. and you haven’t put the book down.” Ali deBold, Chick Advisor
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‘A thoughtful, insightful book on marriage and the path not taken. The Love Market was a great read.’ NovelEscapes.com 4.5 stars.
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Send Me A Lover by Carol Mason
Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)  

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“If I died, I’d want you to marry again. I’d see to it that you did. I’d send somebody for you.”

When Angela’s husband, Jonathan, said this, she didn’t take him seriously. They were just messing around, saying things you say when you are young and in love and you can’t ever imagine your life ending. But now, two years have passed since Jonathan’s sudden death in a car accident and Angela has failed to fully move on. Then a friend suggests she take a vacation. On impulse, Angela books herself onto a package holiday to the Greek island of Zakynthos – “the green island of poetry, of song and of love.” She brings her mother, the vivacious and quirky Vivien along for the ride. But Vivien is determined not to let Angela wallow in self-pity. When Angela meets two men who have an uncanny ability to connect with her, she wonders if Jonathan really could have kept his promise. Has he sent her someone to replace him? And if so, how is she going to know which man it is?
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Send Me A Lover is a wonderfully warm and honest novel about loving, losing and sometimes loving again….
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What they’re saying about it:

Send Me A Lover is a sweet sad tale about love, loss, and the crazy way the world works to reclaim love again. COSMO AUSTRALIA

This cross between Mamma Mia! and PS I Love You is fast and furious chick lit.” RED MAGAZINE, TOP 3 MUST READS

“‘Her debut, The Secrets of Married Women, marked Carol Mason’s coming out as a writer of compelling insight with a gritty yet humorous edge. This follow-up is equally assured.” THE DAILY MIRROR UK. BOOK OF THE WEEK

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The Secrets of Married Women by Carol Mason
Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance
 
Price: $3.99       Where to Get It:        Amazon (Kindle)
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Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is harder.
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Jill and Rob are happily married and still very much in love. Then everything changes when they discover that Rob is infertile. Having children has never been the be all and end all for Jill. Yet, admittedly, a tiny part of her now wants what she can’t have. But more than craving the impossible, Jill just wants her marriage back to the way it was. But Rob has taken the news badly. He won’t touch her. They never have sex anymore. And worse still, he won’t talk about it.
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Frustrated and unsure what to do, Jill is drawn into being an unwitting ‘ear’ for her best friend Leigh who is having a steamy extra-marital affair. Married to a man who is eager to please but fails to satisfy, Leigh has decided that life is too short to put her own happiness last. She has given her affair an expiry date: six weeks and then she will end it.
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Then there is Wendy, who is married to handsome Neil, a top policeman. Wendy is one of those friends who never lets her guard drop – a content mother and a wife whose trust and faith in her husband seems to know no limits.
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But are things ever what they seem?
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Does life ever go according to plan?
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How well do we ever know our husbands, our best friends, or even ourselves?
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Jill is about to find out when she faces infidelity and the truth head on…

 

What they’re saying about it:

 

‘Mason’s writing is absorbing. While reading a spicy bit about Leigh’s affair while taking the bus to work, I rode past my stop.’ Rebecca Wigod, Vancouver Sun.
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‘What really goes on behind closed doors? Carol Mason unlocks life behind a marriage in this strong debut.’ Heat Magazine, UK
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‘This poignant novel deals with honesty, forgiveness, love and the realities of modern-day marriage.’ Notebook Magazine, Australia.


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Bargain eBooks #582:

Ask Me if I’m Happy by Kimberly Menozzi
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Price: $4.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)    Amazon UK     Barnes and Noble
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Sometimes the simplest questions are the hardest ones to ask.

Emily Miller is forced to spend a day in Bologna when she’d rather be catching her flight to the US. Determined to put ten years in Italy and her marriage behind her, she wants to have nothing to do with anything – or anyone – Italian ever again.

For Davide Magnani, chivalry isn’t yet dead. He accompanies Emily to Milan, if only to reassure himself of her safe arrival. The following morning, he’s stunned to realize he’s fallen in love with someone he’s only known for twenty-four hours – and it seems that she feels the same way.

One year later, Emily and Davide reunite. As their relationship strengthens, unforeseen events reveal deeper, troubling connections all around, which drive Emily away from the first man she’s ever really trusted. Can she forgive the lies she’s been told, or the truths which have been hidden from her? And how can Davide prove to her, once and for all, that Italy is precisely where she needs to be?
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What they’re saying about it:

“This is an absolutely beautiful book, a seamless blending of romance and literary fiction. The characters are well-portrayed and easy to relate to. The settings come alive and this is where the author’s first-hand experience really shines. My only caveat would be to keep your Italian dictionary close at hand! (Though the inclusion of some Italian words and phrases does lend a wonderful sense of realism to the overall story.)” – Cameron Chapman

“… And what can I say about the way Italy is portrayed? Simply. Brilliant. Italy is very much the third main character of this novel. Sometimes it sits quietly in the background and sometimes it comes forward in all its splendour. The exaltation of food flavours and textures, the colourful descriptions of people and places… they all help create a genuine picture of Italy, which is not idyllic in any way.

Kimberly’s Italy is a place with flaws as well as merits. It is a country that can annoy you as well as make you fall in love with it. To accomplish this, you need talent. And Mrs Menozzi has plenty of it!” – Silvia Mazzobel, Book After Book

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