New this week – Love stories and chick lit

 image-medium (88)Beaton, M C The banishment Beautiful, proud Isabella Beverley had only one passion in life – her magnificent family home, Mannerling. Isabella has difficulty finding a husband, and when she finally finds the right man, she is forced to choose between happiness and Mannerling

Beaton, M CThe deception The Beverley girls are determined to regain Mannerling, and their hopes lie with the son of the owner, Harry Devers. When he has an accident, he’s forced to recuperate in the girls new house. He and Rachel become engaged, but she soon has second thoughts

Beaton, M CThe intrigue Isabella, the eldest Beverley daughter, is married and living in Ireland. The family’s expectations now fall on 19-year-old Jessica. She must marry well enough to retrieve the family fortune and regain the home gambled away by their father

Carlino, ReneeSweet thing – League graduate, a classically trained pianist, and the beloved daughter of a sensible mother and offbeat father. Yet Mia has been stalling since graduation, torn between putting her business degree to use and exploring music, her true love. When her father unexpectedly dies, she decides to pick up the threads of his life while she figures out her own. Uprooting herself from Ann Arbor to New York City, Mia takes over her father’s cafe, a treasured neighbourhood institution that plays host to undiscovered musicians and artists. She’s denied herself the thrilling and unpredictable life of a musician, but a chance encounter with Will, a sweet, gorgeous, and charming guitarist, offers her a glimpse of what could be

Duffy, MariaThe letter chicklit – Ellie seems to have it all – a loving and secure home, wonderful friends and a great job as a chef in a Dublin hotel. She’s also about to marry Matt, the most gorgeous man on the planet. But despite her outward appearance of a glowing bride-to-be, Ellie is battling with some demons. Then four weeks before her wedding, just before Ellie leaves for her hen party in New York, she finds a letter that changes everything

Ellmann, LucyMimi l – Christmas Eve in Manhattan. Harrison Hanafan, noted plastic surgeon, falls down. ‘Ya can’t sit there all day, buddy, looking up people’s skirts!’ chides a weird girl. She then conjures the miracle of a taxi. Later he collides once more with the woman, Mimi, who bursts into his life with all her curves and chaos

Helprin, Mark  A New York’s winter’s tale – One night in New York, a city under siege by snow, Peter Lake attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between this Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead

Lynn, J  – Be with me love storySelf published sensation now with Harper Collins:  love, lust and longing

McCabe, Kate Spanish letter Sandy Devine knows exactly who she is – owner of a successful business and one half of Dublin’s most talked-about couple. But all is not perfect – her mother has late-stage Alzheimer’s, and a newspaper has just published photos of her boyfriend, Sam, with another woman. While sorting through her mother’s belongings, Sandy finds an old letter stamped ‘Returned: address unknown.’ The letter was sent by her mother to Alessandro Rodriguez, who Sandy is shocked to discover is her biological father. Then, Sam comes back into her life, and joins her as she travels to Spain to try to trace Alessandro

Reus, KatieTargeted paranormal romance – Former Marine sniper and current NSA agent Jack Stone has a new face to go with his new identity. But he still has the same tortured memories – which include the woman he let get away years ago, when they were teenagers. Now his new assignment in Miami will put him so close to the woman he’s never been able to forget. He could reach out and touch her – if only she weren’t under suspicion

Ryan, PatriciaWindswept romance/thriller Emily Harrington sets off on a romantic trip to the Caribbean without her delayed fiance, but soon meets an array of fascinating characters and finds friendship and tranquillity – until one of them is murdered

Ziepe, LauraMade in Essex chick lit She’s happily settled with her gorgeous boyfriend Sam and the bikini business she’s set up with her best friend Kelly is going from strength to strength. You could say that Jade’s life is almost too good to be true – at least that’s what her old acquaintance Adele thinks and Adele is sick of Jade getting all the attention. But Adele’s not too worried – she has a secret – a powerful secret – one that could pull Sam and Jade apart and destroy everything that Jade has worked so hard for. With friendships and relationships falling apart, just how far will Adele go to get what she wants?