2015 Lindsey Kelk Lisa Dickenson Paige Toon Rachael Lucas Releases Rowan Coleman
May Releases I Am Excited About
It looks like May is going to be another fantastic month for books with releases from some of my all time favourite authors. Here are the ones I am most excited about:
Blurb: The first part in this hilarious four-part romantic comedy, from the author of You Had Me at Merlot and The Twelve Dates of Christmas - winner of the Novelicious Debut of the Year award.
Jess has decided it's time to get out of her comfort zone and live a little. So when her best friend Bryony, a journalist on a gossip magazine, is sent to cover the Cannes Film Festival, Jess decides to seize the day and go along for the ride. Two weeks of glitz, glamour and exclusive entry into celeb-filled parties is just the kind of adventure Jess needs.
Reality soon bites though when Jess and Bryony find they're staying in a dingy hotel far away from all the action and Bryony's expenses budget barely covers a glass of local wine. Undeterred, the two women are determined to live like the elite and enjoy one fancy night out to begin their holiday. So what if they have to tell a few white lies along the way? It's just this once. No harm done . . . right?
Full of hilarious one-liners, sparkling blue seas and plenty of romantic moments, Catch Me If You Cannes is the story of two friends, a few white lies and one extremely delicious man. WARNING: reading Catch Me If You Cannes may result in embarrassing outbursts of belly-aching laughter on public transport.
Why so excited? I love Lisa Dickenson and her fresh and fun style and she is back with a four parts serialized novel that sounds amazing! I have actually started reading it already and I can tell you it's fantastic!
Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk - May 9th
Blurb: Maddie Fraser has never been anything other than the girl in the background: golden boy Dan’s little sister, crazy Shona’s minion, workaholic Sebastian’s ex and now she’s also the girl in the middle of her warring best friends.
Lauren has announced she’s getting married – just as Sarah’s husband asks her for a divorce. Nothing in Maddie’s career in event organising has prepared her for this particular combo of planning and real pain. The news that her ex is also tying the knot is the final straw. While the magazines say she should be leaning in, all she wants to do is sleep in. But whether she likes it or not, everything is about to change for Maddie. For better or worse, this grown-up bridesmaid is taking centre stage…
Why so excited? Because it's Lindsey! This woman has not written a word I haven't loved.
The Sun in her Eyes by Paige Toon - May 21st
Blurb: 'Before your mother died, she asked me to tell you something …'When Amber Church was three, her mother was killed in a car accident. A stranger was at the scene and now, nearly thirty years later, she's desperate to talk to Amber.
Living in London and not-so-happily married to Ned, Amber is greeted one morning by two pieces of news: she's to be made redundant from her City job and her beloved father, across the world in Australia where she grew up, has been felled by a stroke. She takes the first plane out to be by his side, leaving Ned uncertain as to when she will return. Reunited with her old friends, Amber is forced to confront her feelings for Ethan Lockwood, the gorgeous, green-eyed man she fell for as a young girl.
And then Amber receives a letter that changes everything...
Why so excited? Paige Toon's stories are always special and unique, she always goes a bit farther than you expect and The Sun in Her Eyes sounds pretty special too.
Coming Up Roses by Rachael Lucas - May 21st
Blurb: Would-be gardener Daisy can’t believe her luck when her parents announce they’re off on a midlife crisis gap year, leaving her in charge of their gorgeous garden. After a turbulent few months, a spot of quiet in the countryside is just what she needs.
A shoulder to cry on wouldn't go amiss either - so when Daisy comes across Elaine and Jo, she breathes a sigh of relief. But her new friends are dealing with dramas of their own…
As Daisy wrestles the garden into something resembling order, her feelings for handsome Irishman George begin to take root. Daisy’s heart’s desire − her parent’s garden − is under threat, and Daisy's forced to confront nosey neighbours and fight greedy developers. Village life is turning out to be far from peaceful.
Why so excited? I've just read Rachael's first novel, Sealed with a Kiss, and loved every page. I actually have an arc of this one so it won't be long till I dive in and I couldn't be happier.
We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman - May 21st
Blurb: What if you had just one chance, one letter you could leave behind for the person you love? What would you write?
Stella Carey has good reason to only work nights at the hospice where she is a nurse. Married to a war veteran who has returned from Afghanistan brutally injured, Stella leaves the house each night as Vincent locks himself away, unable to sleep due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
During her nights at the hospice, Stella writes letters for her patients, detailing their final wishes, thoughts and feelings – from how to use a washing machine, to advice on how to be a good parent – and posts them after their death.
That is until Stella writes one letter that she feels compelled to deliver in time, to give her patient one final chance of redemption...
Why so excited? Can't you believe that I still haven't read any of Rowan Coleman's books? I know... I don't know how this happened but I'm rectifying this soon and I think that with We Are All Made of Stars sounds like quite a good way to discover this great lady.
It looks like May 21st is going to be one of those fantastic publication days, full of bookish gorgeousness. I certainly cannot wait to discover all these new titles. What May books are you excited about?