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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