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Monday, 14 August 2017

The Curse of Arundel Hall by J New


The Curse of Arundel Hall

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

One ghost, one murder, one hundred years apart. But are they connected?

Ella has discovered a secret room in The Yellow Cottage, but with it comes a ghost. Who was she? And how did she die? Ella needs to find the answers before either of them can find peace. But suddenly things take a nasty turn for the worse.

Ella Bridges has been living on Linhay Island for several months but still hasn’t discovered the identity of her ghostly guest. Deciding to research the history of her cottage for clues she finds it is connected to Arundel Hall, the large Manor House on the bluff, and when an invitation to dinner arrives realises it is the perfect opportunity to discover more.

However the evening takes a shocking turn when one of their party is murdered. Is The Curse of Arundel Hall once again rearing its ugly head, or is there a simpler explanation? 

Ella suddenly finds herself involved in two mysteries at once, and again joins forces with Scotland Yard’s Police Commissioner to try and catch a killer. But will they succeed?


‘Miss Marple meets The Ghost Whisperer’ – Perfect For Fans of Golden Age Murder Mysteries, Cozy Mysteries, Clean Reads and British Amateur Sleuths


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Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright & Cass Grafton


The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

It’s September, and the city of Bath is playing host to the annual Jane Austen Festival, a celebration of the famous author and her works.

Rose Wallace, Bath resident and avid Jane Austen fan, can’t wait for her friends to arrive and the Festival to start, unaware one of the recently arrived guests will turn her life upside down by sharing with her a secret that ultimately puts Jane Austen’s entire literary legacy at risk.

With the support of a displaced two hundred year old author and a charmed necklace, can Rose help to bring back some of the most beloved stories of all time and turn her own life around in the process?



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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Retalio by Alison Morton


Retalio by Alison Morton

has been AWARDED


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

“A classic tale of resistance and resilience – the only regret is when the action stops.” – Douglas Jackson
Early 1980s Vienna. Recovering from a near fatal shooting, Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and former foreign minister of Roma Nova, chafes at her enforced exile. She barely escaped from her nemesis, the charming and amoral Caius Tellus who threw out the political process and grabbed power in Roma Nova, the only part of the Roman Empire to survive into the twentieth century.

Aurelia’s duty and passion fire her determination to take back her homeland by military action and liberate its people. But Caius’s manipulations have isolated her from her fellow exiles, leaving her ostracised, powerless and vulnerable. But without their trust and support Aurelia knows she will never see Roma Nova again.

Part political thriller, part alternative history, part military fiction and with a strong dollop of romance, this adventure thriller driven by strong female characters invites you into the desperate struggle to liberate a beloved country being ruined by a a pitiless tyrant. Noble ideals, a passionate love, desperate choices, sacrifices, constant twists and turns and snappy dialogue with a dash of humour lie ahead in a timeline not so different from our own...



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Monday, 7 August 2017

Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel


Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

When Inspector Shanti de Silva moves with his English wife Jane to his new post in the sleepy hill town of Nuala he anticipates a more restful life than police work in the big city entails. However an arrogant plantation owner with a lonely wife, a crusading lawyer, and a death in suspicious circumstances present him with a riddle that he will need all his experience to solve.
Set on the exotic island of Ceylon in the 1930s, Trouble in Nuala is an entertaining and relaxing mystery spiced with humour and a colourful cast of characters.


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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Gorgito's Ice Rink by Elizabeth Ducie


Gorgito's Ice Rink by Elizabeth Ducie

has been AWARDED


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Gorgito's Ice Rink was runner up in Writing Magazine's 2015 Self-Published Book of the Year Awards.

Two small boys grieving for lost sisters — torn between family and other loves. Can the fulfilment of one promise make up for the failure to keep an earlier one?

When Gorgito Tabatadze sees his sister run off with a soldier, he is bereft. When she disappears into Stalin’s Gulag system, he is devastated. He promises their mother on her death-bed he will find the missing girl and bring her home; but it is to prove an impossible quest.

Forty years later, Gorgito, now a successful businessman in post-Soviet Russia, watches another young boy lose his sister to a love stronger than family. When a talented Russian skater gets the chance to train in America, Gorgito promises her grief-stricken brother he will build an ice-rink in Nikolevsky, their home town, to bring her home again.

With the help of a British engineer, who has fled to Russia to escape her own heartache, and hindered by the local Mayor who has his own reasons for wanting the project to fail, can Gorgito overcome bureaucracy, corruption, economic melt-down and the harsh Russian climate in his quest to build the ice-rink and bring a lost sister home? And will he finally forgive himself for breaking the promise to his mother?

This is a story of love, loss and broken promises. It is Gorgito's story, through the eyes of the people whose lives he touched.


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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Perfidia by Dodie Hamilton


Perfidia by Dodie Hamilton

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

They call her Mamselle Perfidia as in the song. Fans flock to see beautiful Sophie dance in Paris at the home of the Bluebell Girls. Dressers at the Lido wind pearls in her hair and clothe her in delicate lingerie. The patrons sing when she strolls into the spotlight and whisper her name. In auction they pay thousands of dollars for a Perfidia trademark Teddy Bear and a kiss from her soft lips. Wherever she goes she’s recognised, feted and adored. With no place to hide, especially from the four men who claim to love her, Sophie seeks refuge, as did her mother before her, in Virginia, the Old Mill, that shimmering Hall of Mirrors, where shadows linger, and where the Past, and the Present, remain undecided.


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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

PB AWARD for Blessop's Wife by Barbara Gaskell Denvil


Blessop's Wife

has been AWARDED


Chill with a Book PB AWARD

Medieval mystery, suspense and romance, a gripping page turner


It is 15th century England and King Edward IV wears the crown, but no king rules unchallenged. Often it is those closest to him who are the unexpected danger. When the king dies suddenly without clear cause, rumour replaces fact – and Andrew Cobham is working behind the scenes.

Tyballis was forced into marriage with her abusive neighbour. When she escapes, she meets Andrew and an uneasy alliance forms with a motley gathering of thieves, informers, prostitutes and children eventually joining the game. 

And as the country is brought to the brink of war, Andrew and Tyballis discover something neither thought was possible. Their friendship takes them in unusual directions as Tyballis becomes embroiled in Andrew’s work and the danger which surrounds him.

A thrilling story of abduction, murder, subterfuge and romance.





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Monday, 31 July 2017

Book of the Month - A Seventy-Five Percent Solution by Julia Brannan



A Seventy-Five Percent Solution

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Book of the Month

July 2017

As victims of their parents’ unhappy marriage, both Joanne and Kate grow up with very different views of what love is but also what it is not.

Kate now believes love to be a trap into which she vows never to fall, while Joanne, desperate for affection, grows up believing no one could ever fall in love with her. However, after a whirlwind romance, the handsome and charismatic Steve asks Joanne to marry him. It seems to her a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape from her bullying father and realise all her dreams.

Dismissing her sister’s reservations and determined to make it work, Joanne ignores the cracks that begin to appear in her marriage. That is until the day all of her illusions are blown apart and she must face the bitter truth, then attempt to make a new life for herself.

The promise of redemption whispers in her ear, but she soon realises that before she can step into her future, she must turn and confront her past.





Friday, 21 July 2017

Blessop's Wife by Barbara Gaskell Denvil


Blessop's Wife

has been AWARDED


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Medieval mystery, suspense and romance, a gripping page turner


It is 15th century England and King Edward IV wears the crown, but no king rules unchallenged. Often it is those closest to him who are the unexpected danger. When the king dies suddenly without clear cause, rumour replaces fact – and Andrew Cobham is working behind the scenes.

Tyballis was forced into marriage with her abusive neighbour. When she escapes, she meets Andrew and an uneasy alliance forms with a motley gathering of thieves, informers, prostitutes and children eventually joining the game. 

And as the country is brought to the brink of war, Andrew and Tyballis discover something neither thought was possible. Their friendship takes them in unusual directions as Tyballis becomes embroiled in Andrew’s work and the danger which surrounds him.

A thrilling story of abduction, murder, subterfuge and romance.


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