CUTE COVERS: It Started With a Kiss and The Secret of Happy Ever After - Winter cover appreciation!
It may only be August, but with so many fab winter-themed books all set for autumn and winter releases, we can't help but obsess over some of the gorgeous -and Christmassy! - book jackets. Wrapped Up In You by Carole Matthews is a favourite so far, but with upcoming releases from Miranda Dickinson and Lucy Dillon, it's obvious that our bookshelves are going to look VERY pretty in the coming months!
Miranda Dickinson is back with new novel It Started With a Kiss, after successful books Welcome to My World and Fairytale of New York. And Lucy, who penned the wonderful books Walking Back to Happiness and Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, will release The Secret of Happy Ever After. Both books are out in November. Read on for more!
It Started With a Kiss by Miranda Dickinson
From the author that gave you the Sunday Times top 10 selling title, Fairytale of New York, join our heroine Romilly as she discovers how far she will go to find the man of her dreams.
As the singer in a wedding band, Romily Parker has seen her fair share of happy endings, even though her own love life isn't quite as simple.
On the last Saturday before Christmas, (shortly after disastrously declaring her love for best friend Charlie), Romily has a brief encounter with a handsome stranger whose heart-stopping kiss changes everything.
Determined to find him again, Romily embarks on a yearlong quest, helped (and sometimes hindered) by enthusiastic Uncle Dudley, cake-making Auntie Mags and flamboyant Wren. Will she find the man of her dreams? Or could true love be closer than she thinks?
The Secret of Happy Ever After by Lucy Dillon
When story-lover Anna takes over Longhampton's bookshop, it's her dream come true. And not just because it gets her away from her three rowdy stepchildren and their hyperactive Dalmatian.
Unpacking boxes filled with childhood classics, Anna can't shake the feeling that maybe her own fairytale ending isn't all that she'd hoped for. But, as the stories of love, adventure, secret gardens, lost dogs, wicked witches and giant peaches breathe new life into the neglected shop, Anna and her customers get swept up in the magic too.
Even Anna's best friend Michelle - who categorically doesn't believe in true love and handsome princes - isn't immune.
But when secrets from Michelle's own childhood come back to haunt her, and disaster threatens Anna's home, will the wisdom and charm of the stories in the bookshop help the two friends - and those they love - find their own happy ever afters?