Love and sagas this week

frenchSome good love stories coming to a library near you this week, including Katie Fforde and Joanna Trollope

Arney – Leave before the storm  When Megan marries into the Lockwood family of Folly House during the Easter of 1939, she believes that the rumblings of war in Europe cannot touch their livbes in the peace of the New Forest. But the winds of war blow, scattering family and friends in all directions, like so many leaves before the storm, and Megan is forced to cope with disappointment in love, illicit passion, and the terrible tragedy of war, only to realize, as life unfolds, that peace and happiness can be found in the strangest places

Carter – Goddess inheritance During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can’t stop her, until Cronus offers a deal. Fantasy romance

Chamberlain – Secret lives  Disillusioned actress leaves a life of Hollywood glamour and a broken marriage to return to her mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia. In search of answers about her mother, a famous children’s author who died when she was very young, she meets the handsome yet mysterious archaeologist and friend of her Uncle. Love story

Evans – On her own two feet Bringing the keep fit movement vividly to life in 1940s’ London, Pam Evans’ family saga will inspire and enthral anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life. In the middle of a party to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935, Mollie Fisher’s good-for-nothing husband walks out on his wife and baby girl. Saga

Fforde – A French affair Gina and Sally Makepiece have inherited a stall in the French House, an antiques centre. Gina is determined to drag the French House and its grumpy owner into the 21st century. Matthew Ballinger is not happy with the whirlwind that has arrived on his doorstep. The last thing either of them want is to fall in love. But will a trip to France change their minds? Love Story

Flynn – Still waters  Set on the atmospheric Norfolk Broads during the Second World War, this novel tells of Tess Delamere and her relationship with an Australian man named Mal Chandler. Love Story

Kinsella – Wedding night Lottie is tired of long-term boyfriends who don’t want to commit to marriage. When her old boyfriend Ben reappears and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. Chick lit

Lawrie – Tiny acts of love To Cassie’s horror, her overly-excited husband Jonathan has sent a grisly blow-by-blow account of her labour – plus attached photo – to everyone in her email contacts list, including her clients! Amid mood swings, post-natal hypochondria and the side effects of the fated email, who saunters into her world again but her sexy, swaggering ex-boyfriend Malkie – the one who got away. Is she strong enough to face everything her new life has to throw at her? General/love

MacLean – No good duke goes unpunished Another 5 star rating A rogue ruined. He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London’s corners for 12 years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he’s dreamed of – absolution Love Story

MacOmber – This matter of marriage A woman and her handsome neighbour come together to share their experiences as single people. He helps her to develop a one-year plan to find Mr. Right, but their scheming is tempered by the romantic connection that slowly builds between them. Love Story

Matthews – For better, for worse Josie is convinced that her American cousin is about to marry the wrong man. In fact she contemplates talking her out of the affair until she meets Matt Jarvis and appears to be about to fall for the wrong man herself. Love Story

Matthews – Promises after dark Fifty shades of gray-ish

McCullough – Bittersweet The four Latimer sisters are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit and ambition. They have always been close; always happy. They thought this would never change..Love Story/Saga

Taylor – An Irish country wedding   Country doctors and romance

Trollope – Balancing act New Joanna Trollope — Susie Moran is a success. She has founded and run her own highly profitable company, and now her three daughters are all involved in the business. But what of the men in the family? Aga Saga