What if your child’s imaginary friend was real?
Georgina’s mother Rose was the glue that held the McGrath family together. Her recent death has left a huge hole in their hearts, and with Georgina struggling to hold the pieces of their family together.
Then one day, Georgina’s young son Cody mentions a mysterious new friend from the playpark. A woman he calls his new granny.
Georgina’s husband Bren is certain the woman is a figment of Cody’s imagination, his way of grieving for his grandmother, but Georgina is not convinced. The way her small son talks about his new friend sends shivers down her spine.
But as Georgina tries to uncover what’s real, it becomes clear that she can’t always trust the ones she loves to tell the truth. And that beneath the foundations of all seemingly solid families are lies that can shatter everything.
A gripping and haunting thriller with an emotional punch that will take your breath away. The perfect suspense novel for fans of Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent and Little Friends by Jane Shemilt.
The battle lines are drawn…
Following the scandalous revelations about his love life, disgraced media mogul Harry Rose is searching for redemption. His daughters – bright, winsome Eliza and dark, difficult Maria – have taken over the helm at Rose Corp. But while Eliza’s on study leave at Oxford, Maria embarks on a drive to rid the British media giant of sleaze. His legacy under threat, Harry wants Maria out and Eliza in. But hanging between Harry and Eliza is the unresolved death of Eliza’s mother, Ana.
Eliza has a vision for Rose Corp. Along with her wildly gifted friends Will Bardington and Kit Marley, enfants terribles of the arts world, she plans a new golden age of British TV drama. But Maria is standing in her way. And then there’s the distraction of her childhood playmate, the twinkly-eyed metrosexual Rob Studley, and a new threat, from Eliza’s thorn-in-the-side Scottish cousin, the charismatic Mackenzie James.
Guided by Harry, Eliza navigates life as Rose Corp’s new queen. But after a stellar start, things take a dark turn, and ultimately Eliza will have to make a choice: career, or love? It shouldn’t be this hard.
Loosely based on the reigns of Tudor queens Mary and Elizabeth, Sister to Sister is the sequel to Olivia Hayfield’s Wife After Wife.
Sceptics think of astrology as nothing more than an anecdotal forecast, but for Jennifer Racciopi and for her clients, it has become a guide to living in sync with the natural rhythm of the cosmos for better health and greater success. COSMIC HEALTH combines astrology with positive psychology and integrative health principles to help readers build a conscious approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
By decoding what the planets and their cycles mean, COSMIC HEALTH guides readers to a more intuitive understanding of who they are and what they personally require to achieve conscious emotional health and physical well-being. Inside, you’ll learn how to:
* Understand your cosmic influences to get a precise blueprint of your unique emotional, physical and spiritual health needs.
* Practice specific rituals that support your astro-individuality, such as how to meditate, relax and sleep for your particular sun sign. This will provide you with an exact prescription for amplifying your energy, increasing focus and skilfully caring for your emotional life.
* Open yourself to the big-picture patterns that influence you – the cosmos and planets, the moon, the cycles of nature and your own emotions – and leverage those patterns for conscious action, growth, success, and a thriving life.
* Develop the resilience to deal with setbacks, challenges, and chronic illness.
COSMIC HEALTH will arm you with the knowledge you need to unlock your hidden astrological influences and the tools to work with – rather than against – these forces to create robust well-being and powerful life changes.
What a century of life-experience can teach us about happiness, ambition, courage, love and how to make the most of the lives we’ve been given.
How many people do you know grew up as a poor immigrant in America during the Great Depression, won a scholarship to Harvard Law School, landed on the beaches of Normandy on D Day, were present at the liberation of concentration camps including Buchenwald, Mauthausen and Flossenburg, held leading Nazis to account at the Nuremberg trials and have fought for an International Criminal Court to hold war criminals to account the world over?
Now you know one.
Benjamin Ferencz turns 100 in 2020. In this extraordinary book, he shares his remarkable life story and the nine humble, compelling and life-affirming lessons he’s learned along the way that we can all harness for ourselves.
Edit the unnecessary and excessive from your life to create a healthier, happier you.
Slowing down, stripping back and saying no. We used to see these as negatives, but when your life is full of the wrong people, places and plotlines and your health is suffering – you can’t sleep, your connections are breaking down, you feel unhappy or unfulfilled – you need to edit out the unachievable goals and judgements that aren’t working, and cherish and respect the ones that do. Why strive to be perfect when you can be happy and healthy?
Perfectly Imperfect is a blueprint for bravery, honesty and self-acceptance; a guide to stepping away from your own restraints and others’ expectations to create a world you deserve. Easy to follow, inspirational and direct, you will learn how to balance your mental and physical health, manage career with family and friends, and let go of the things that no longer serve your calmest, most contented self.
Does your partner blame you for his or her own problems?
Does your partner humiliate you, especially in front of others?
Is your partner impossible to please?
Are you convinced something is wrong with you?
Are you too ashamed to admit you are being abused?
In Escaping Emotional Abuse, Beverly Engel, world-renowned therapist and expert in emotional abuse, exposes techniques an abuser uses to break your spirit and gain control – and guides you in how to free yourself from the shame that can keep you from the life, and the love, that you deserve.
By using your deepest fears against you, the abuser strips you of self-esteem, dignity, and humanity – making you feel unworthy and utterly powerless to escape. But you possess a potent tool with which to combat shame: self-compassion. In these pages, Engel shows you how to access it. Using her highly effective Shame Reduction Program, she helps you jumpstart the process of recovery by offering specific steps to help you heal and regain self-confidence.
An invaluable resource for both men and women who suffer from emotional abuse, as well as therapists and advocates, Escaping Emotional Abuse is a supportive, nurturing guide for anyone seeking to break the chains of shame, and gain the emotional freedom to create healthier, lasting relationships.
If you devoured THE CROWN you will love this exuberant story of a young Australian actress caught up in the excesses, royal intrigues and class divide of Jazz Age London, losing her way but reclaiming her heart in the process
London, 1920s: Kit Scott, a privileged young Australian aiming to become a star, arrives in the city to find the Jazz Age in full swing. Cast in a West End play opposite another young hopeful, Canadian Zeke Gardiner, she dances blithely into the heady lifestyle of English high society and the London theatre set, from Noel Coward to Fred Astaire and his sister, Adele.
When Kit is photographed dancing the Charleston alongside the Prince of Wales, she finds herself at the centre of a major scandal, sending the Palace into damage control and Kit to her aristocratic English relatives – and into the arms of the hedonistic Lord Henry Carleton. Amid the excesses of the Roaring Twenties, both Zeke and Kit are faced with temptations – and make choices that will alter the course of their lives forever.
Readers of Natasha Lester’s A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD will love THE CHARLESTON SCANDAL. Bestselling author Pamela Hart’s energetic, masterful storytelling will have you glued right until the end.
Praise for Pamela Hart
‘This book is heart-wrenching proof that all’s NOT fair in love and war, especially for a lone woman in a man’s world.’ Valerie Parv on A Letter From Italy
‘Evokes WWI Sydney to the point where the reader can almost feel the salty wind blowing off the harbour as the troops are shipped out through the Heads’ Books + Publishing on The Soldier’s Wife
‘A Letter From Italy cements Pamela Hart as a go-to author when I want a love story to remember’ Ausrom Today
We know that a plant-based, vegan diet is healthy. But how easy is it to incorporate it into our lifestyle? Are there any other steps that need to be taken to ensure our body is getting the nutrients it needs?
In Optimum Nutrition for Vegans, Patrick Holford, bestselling author of over 25 health books, shows you how to achieve optimum nutrition while following a vegan diet. This book features 100 delicious, easy recipes that will nourish your body and your brain. Patrick will also show you how to ensure you are getting enough protein and brain fats, control your sugar and energy, and other other steps that need to be taken for overall health for vegans.
Whether you already follow a plant-based lifestyle or you simply want to incorporate more meat, dairy and egg-free meals into your week, Optimum Nutrition for Vegans will be your guide for overall health.
What could be a more tempting Christmas gift than a compendium of David Sedaris’s best stories, selected by the author himself? From a spectacular career spanning almost three decades, these stories have become modern classics and are now for the first time collected in one volume.
The collection will also feature an introduction by the author; two never-before-collected stories, ‘Unbuttoned’ and ‘Undecided’; and a new interview with David Sedaris.
Table of Contents
Glen’s Homophobia Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2
Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol
Christmas Means Giving
The Incomplete Quad
You Can’t Kill the Rooster
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Us and Them
Let It Snow
The Ship Shape
The Girl Next Door
Repeat After Me
Six to Eight Black Men
Nuit of the Living Dead
In the Waiting Room
Solution to Saturday’s Puzzle
Town and Country
The Cat and the Baboon
The Motherless Bear
The Faithful Setter
Dentists Without Borders
If I Ruled the World
A Guy Walks into a Bar Car
Understanding Understanding Owls
Now We Are Five
A House Divided
The Perfect Fit
A Modest Proposal
Why Aren’t You Laughing?
The Spirit World
Two broken hearts must learn to trust in this steamy, addictive contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley
Ryn Jansen has dreams of a simpler life, but as simple as her dreams are, they seem destined to stay out of reach when family obligations take all her time and money. When Boone Sadler, the man she can’t stop thinking about, steps in and shares she’s being conned, Ryn isn’t thrilled with the news that people she loves are taking advantage of her. And she’s less thrilled that Boone is the one who investigated her family behind her back. Because Boone might be gorgeous and protective and the kind of guy to meet her every need, in life . . . and other places, but he’s also the one man she won’t let herself have.
Boone Sadler knows Ryn has issues with trust and that her family’s betrayal will come as one heartbreak too many. But Boone is a man who goes after what he wants, and what he wants is to earn Ryn’s trust. When Ryn says she’s survived too many heartbreaks to set herself up for another loss, Boone realizes Ryn’s isn’t the only heart that will break if their romance is cut short by fear. To have a future together, they’ll both have to open their hearts – and put their trust in each other.
Praise for Kristen Ashley:
‘Kristen Ashley’s books are addicting!’Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
‘I don’t know how Kristen Ashley does it; I just read the damn books and happily get lost in her world’ Frolic on the Dream Man series
‘[Kristen] Ashley captivates’ Publishers Weekly
‘When you pick up an Ashley book, you know you’re in for plenty of gut-punching emotion, elaborate family drama and sizzling sex’ RT Book Reviews
‘Kristen Ashley books should come with a warning that says, “You may become addicted to KA books”‘ Night Owl Reviews
‘Any hopeless romantic would devour everything Kristen Ashley has to offer!’ Fresh Fiction
An intrepid female reporter matches wits with a serious, sexy detective in award-winning author Manda Collin’s fun and flirty historical rom-com, perfect for readers of Evie Dunmore, Julia Quinn, and Tessa Dare!
England, 1865: As one of England’s most notorious newspaper columnists, Lady Katherine Bascomb believes knowledge is power. And she’s determined to inform and educate the ladies of London on the nefarious – and deadly – criminals who are praying on the fairer sex. But when her reporting leads to the arrest of a notorious killer, Katherine flees to a country house party to escape her newfound notoriety – only to witness a murder on her very first night! And when the lead detective accuses Katherine of inflaming – rather than informing – the public with her column, she vows to prove him wrong.
Detective Inspector Andrew Eversham’s refusal to compromise his investigations nearly cost him his own career, and he blames Katherine. When he discovers she’s the key witness in a new crime, he’s determined to prevent the beautiful widow from once again wreaking havoc on his case. Yet as Katherine proves surprisingly insightful and Andrew impresses Katherine with his lethal competency, both are forced to admit the fire between them is more flirtatious than furious. But to explore the passion between them, they’ll need to catch a killer . . .
‘Manda Collins heats up the ballroom and writes romance to melt even the frostiest duke’s heart‘ Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author
At the age of thirteen, Danny Sugerman- the already wayward product of Beverley Hills wealth and privilege- went to his first Doors concert. He never looked back. He became Jim Morrison’s protégé and- still in his teens- manager of the Doors and then Iggy Pop. He also plunged gleefully into the glamorous underworld of the rock ‘n’ roll scene, diving headfirst into booze, sex and drugs: every conceivable kind of drug, ever day, in every possible permutation.
By the age of twenty-one he had an idyllic home, a beautiful girlfriend, the best car in the world, two kinds of hepatitis, a diseased heart, a $500 a day heroin habit and only a week to live. He lived.
This is his tale. Excessive, scandalous, comic, cautionary and horrifying, it chronicles the 60s dream gone to rot and the early life of a Hollywood Wild Child who was just brilliant at being bad.
A delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own. With romance, amazing chemistry, fandom, and body positivity, Spoiler Alert is perfect for fans of Talia Hibbert and Abby Jimenez.
Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. While the world knows him as Aeneas, the star of the biggest show on TV, he’s known to fanfiction readers as Book!AeneasWouldNever, an anonymous and popular poster. Through his stories, Marcus is able to get out his own frustrations with his character, especially the ones that feature the internet’s favourite couple to ship, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone ever found out about his online persona, he’d be fired. Immediately.
April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she’s hidden her fanfiction and cosplay hobby from her ‘real life’ for years – but not anymore. When she decides to post her latest Lavinia creation on Twitter, her photo goes viral. Trolls and supporters alike are commenting on her plus-size take, but when Marcus sees her pic and asks her out on a date to spite her critics, she realises life is really stranger than fanfiction.
Even though their first date is a disaster, Marcus quickly realises that he wants much more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. And when he discovers she’s actually Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to hide from her.
With love and Marcus’s career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?
Praise for Olivia Dade:
‘Olivia Dade’s warm and witty voice makes this book an absolute joy to read . . . I’m very much looking forward to whatever Dade writes next‘ Lucy Parker
‘With richly drawn characters you’ll love to root for, Olivia Dade’s books are a gem of the genre – full of humour, heart and heat‘ Kate Clayborn