We Were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk (6 Oct 2016)
Is it a break? Or is it a blip?
‘You’ve just had a holiday,’ I pointed out, trying not to yawn. ‘Wasn’t that enough of a break?’
‘I don’t mean that kind of break.’
There’s nothing worse than the last day of holiday. Oh wait, there is. When what should have been a proposal turns into a break, Liv and Adam find themselves on opposite sides of the life they had mapped out.
Friends and family all think they’re crazy; Liv throws herself into work – animals are so much simpler than humans – and Adam tries to get himself out of the hole he’s dug.
But as the short break becomes a chasm, can they find a way back to each other? Most importantly, do they want to?
Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan (20 Oct 2016)
It’s Christmas in the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne – a time for family, friends and feasting. When Polly’s not creating delicious treats in the Little Beach Street bakery, she’s cuddled up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle. But when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland, can the villagers work together to save Christmas for everybody?
The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot (1 Nov 2016)
From New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot comes the sweetly humorous story of a man who has to face his past in order to find his future.Sometimes to move forward, you have to go back One post. That s all it took to destroy the care free, glamorous life of pro golfer Reed Stewart. One tiny post on the Internet. Then again, it s not like Reed s been winning many tournaments lately, and his uncle isn t the only one who says it s because of the unfinished business he left behind back home in Bloomville, Indiana namely Reed s father, the Honorable Judge Richard P. Stewart, and the only girl Reed ever loved, Becky Flowers.But Reed hasn t spoken to either his father or Becky in over a decade. Until that post on the Internet.Suddenly, Reed s family has become a national laughingstock, his publicist won t stop calling, his siblings are begging for help, and Reed realizes he has no other choice: He s got to go home to face his past . . . the Judge and the girl he left behind.Becky s worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed which hasn t been easy, considering he s their hometown s golden boy, and all anyone ever talks about. It was fine while they were thousands of miles apart, but now he s back in Bloomville. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him until his family hires her to help save his parents.Now Reed and Becky can t avoid one another or the memories of that one fateful night.Can the quirky residents of Bloomville bring these two young people back together, or will Reed and Becky continue to allow their pasts to deny them the future they deserve?This warm, thought-provoking book, told entirely in texts, emails, and journal entries, is as much about the enduring bond of families as it is about second chances at love, and will delight as much as it entertains.
Lyrebird by Cecilia Ahern (3 Nov 2016)
She will change your life forever
In the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. She possesses an extraordinary talent, the likes of which no-one has seen before: a gift that will earn her the nickname Lyrebird.
When Solomon stumbles into Laura’s solitary existence, her life is turned on its head. Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her.
But while Solomon knows the world will embrace Laura, will it free her to spread her wings – or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly free…
Lyrebird is a thoughtful, deeply moving love story; a story of the wild heart in us all and the quiet that lies underneath the world’s noise.
Virgins by Diana Gabaldon (17 Nov 2016)
FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE JAMIE MET CLAIRE IN THIS BRILLIANT NEW OUTLANDER SHORT STORY.
1740: Young Jamie Fraser has left Scotland and, with his best friend Ian Murray, is running with a band of mercenaries in France.
Both men have good reason not to go back to their homeland: both are nursing wounds, and despite their best efforts to remedy the situation, both are still virgins.
So when a Jewish doctor hires them to escort his granddaughter to Paris, they readily agree. Both men are instantly drawn to the beautiful young lady.
What neither know is that their lives and their friendships are about to become infinitely more complicated – and a lot more dangerous …
(A note from Ballyroan Reads – I love that they call this 256 page novel a short story!)