Christmas Fiction Books

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Snuggling up and reading a Christmas fiction book in the lead up to the holidays can really add to the magic of Christmas. Our range of Christmas books for adults has romance, fantasy and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab a hot chocolate and settle down with your next read this Christmas.

After failing to help evacuee siblings whom she witnesses being separated, May wishes she'd had the confidence to speak up.  When Jess suggests a pantomime to boost morale on the station, May is desperate to help - but is held back by her own insecurities. With her low self-esteem also affecting her relationship with Squadron Leader Peter Travis, May is fed up with being her own worst enemy and decides to take charge of her destiny. But the past she ran from plus a crisis with one of the evacuees throw May into the midst of a drama that will test all of her newfound confidence. May, Jess and Evie must work together once again to help each other through the challenges of war and of their own hearts. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800320925 • Author: Vicki Beeby • Publisher: Canelo Saga • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2cm

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Sunderland, 1942: Christmas is fast approaching, and with it comes a flurry of snow and surprises... Against all odds, Polly's fiancé has finally returned home from the front line. If they can keep things on an even keel, she might get the winter wedding she's always dreamed of. Meanwhile shipyard manager Helen is determined to move on after a turbulent year. Her sights are set on breaking the yard's production record and no one, not even the handsome Dr Parker, is going to get in her way. And head welder Rosie's little sister Charlotte has turned up unannounced. Why is she back and so set on staying? Join the shipyard girls as they navigate through life, love and war this Christmas. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787468559 • Author: Nancy Revell • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 528 • Dimensions: 19.05 x 12.7 x 3.81 cm

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Nuneaton, 1911 When Holly Farthing's overbearing grandfather tries to force her to marry a widower twice her age, she finally says no. After he refuses to support her any longer, Holly flees to London, bringing her best friend and maid, Ivy, with her. In the big smoke, Holly searches for the father she's never met and begins nurse training in the local hospital. There she meets the dashing Doctor Parkin. Kind and compassionate, he is everything Holly has ever dreamt of. When Doctor Parkin proposes, Holly finally feels like she'll have the family she so longs for. But soon, she discovers some shocking news that means they can never be together, and her life is suddenly thrown into turmoil. Supporting the war effort, she heads to France and throws herself into volunteering on the front line. Can Holly ever find the happiness she so truly deserves? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785767616 • Author: Rosie Goodwin • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 528 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9 cm

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What do you do when your fake engagement starts to feel too real… Aspiring clothes designer Victoria Scott spends her days working in a bar in Chelsea, and her evenings designing vintage clothes, dreaming of one day opening her own boutique. But these aspirations are under threat from the new department store opening at the end of her road. She needs a Christmas miracle, but one is not forthcoming. Oliver Russell’s Christmas is not looking very festive right now. His family’s new London department store opening is behind schedule, and on top of that his interfering, if well meaning, mother is pressing him to introduce his girlfriend to her. A girlfriend who does not exist. He needs a diversion. Something to keep his mother from interfering while he focuses on the business. When Oliver meets Victoria, he offers a proposition: pretend to be his girlfriend at the opening of his store and he will provide an opportunity for Victoria to showcase her designs. But what starts as a business arrangement soon becomes something more tempting, as the fake relationship starts to feel very real. But when secrets in Victoria’s past are exposed will Oliver walk away, or will they both follow their hearts and find what neither knew they were looking for… Sunday Times Top 20 Bestseller, Meet Me in London is the sparkling new and bestselling romance. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008375850 • Author: Georgia Toffolo • Publisher: Mills & Boon • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2 cm

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It's 1939, and the Brogan family of London's East End is trying to keep their spirits up. But things don't seem so rosy when rationing, evacuation and air-raids start to put this larger-than-life family to the test. When a mysterious young man arrives in the local community, he provides just the dazzling distraction they need - and for eldest daughter Mattie, the promise of more than she'd ever wished for. But as the pair fall deeper in love, they are drawn into secret dangers, rife on the very London streets they call home. As the young couple race to protect the East End, can their dreams survive the darkening backdrop of wartime...? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786491381 • Author: Jean Fullerton • Publisher: Corvus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.56 x 12.45 x 3.3 cm

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1910 Liverpool Docks. Ruby Swift is a hard-working, straight-talking woman of substance who does not suffer fools gladly, but when tragedy strikes on a bitter Christmas Eve, Ruby and her beloved husband Archie take matters into their own hands when a trusted employee’s house is mysteriously engulfed by flames and lives are lost. Orphaned by the fire, Ruby welcomes heartbroken sixteen-year-old Anna Cassidy, into her home but is unable to save Anna's twelve-year-old brother Sam, who is sent by the Church to Canada as a Homeboy. Can Ruby help mend a broken heart and can these two children ever be reunited or is there another higher game in play? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781802802108 • Author: Sheila Riley • Publisher: Boldwood Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 298 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.73 cm

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As the first Christmas snowflakes fall, Rosalind finds herself pregnant and alone… Christmas is coming to the village of Rockwood. But the happiest time of the year is marred by the news that Rosalind Blanchard’s husband, Piers, is close to death after a shipwreck at sea. The fate of her beloved family home, the crumbling Rockwood Castle, is once more in her hands. She must find the strength to keep her family together. Pregnant, Rosalind comes face to face with the only man who ever made her heart truly sing: her husband’s brother, Alex. As the Christmas bells ring, news of Piers arrives that changes everything. And another chance of happiness might be the gift Rosalind has been waiting for… Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008435530 • Author: Dilly Court • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 528 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.8 cm

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November, 1941. Christmas is coming... and despite the blackout, shortages and a constant threat of air raids, the inhabitants of Kelthorpe on the Yorkshire coast are determined that war won't stop them celebrating. The run-up to Christmas sees sisters Connie and Lizzie, and their good friend Pamela, busier than ever. Between their jobs, carol-singing rehearsals with the church choir and night shifts doing their bit as Air Raid Wardens and ambulance drivers, it's all go. But when Connie and Lizzie's dear dad falls ill, their sweethearts Tom and Bill are called up by the Royal Navy for dangerous mine-sweeping duties, and Pamela's sweetheart Fred is targeted by vicious locals, the girls have to believe in miracles to keep soldiering on. Can their dearest wishes come true this Christmas? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780552177085 • Author: Jenny Holmes • Publisher: Corgi • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm

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With husbands and sons fighting for freedom, the women of Harpers are left to tackle the day-to-day affairs at home and work. With Ben Harper away, Sally fears she is being followed by a mysterious woman. Who is she and what does she want? Maggie Gibbs collapses seriously ill in the frontline hospitals and is brought back to England close to death. Can she be saved and what does the future hold for her and her broken heart? Marion Jackson’s father is on the run from the Police already wanted for murder. She fears he will return to threaten his family once more. And Beth Burrows is pregnant with her second child, worried and anxious for her husband Jack, who has been many months at sea. As Christmas 1917 approaches what will the future hold for Harpers, its girls and their men at War? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781802808582 • Author: Rosie Clarke • Publisher: Boldwood Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 344 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.98 cm

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Set against the colourful boho backdrop of London's Camden in the 1990s, Dances and Dreams on Diamond Street, tells the story of an unlikely family of friends who each rent a room in a ramshackle six-bedroom, four-storey townhouse. Like any family, the residents of Diamond Street sometimes fight and often act up but when the chips are down, they're there for each other in an instant - usually brandishing a cheap bottle of booze and the offer of an impromptu kitchen disco. Presided over by the wise-cracking but warm-hearted patriarch of the family, Danny Hall, a professional dancer turned choreographer, the novel follows a year in the life of the inhabitants of Diamond Street, rough diamonds one and all, as they try to achieve their dreams - with unexpected, heart-warming and sometimes hilarious results. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789293272 • Author: Craig Revel Horwood • Publisher: Michael O’Mara • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5cm

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Yorkshire is the place Lana has always called home, but it’s now filled with painful memories of her fiancé, Dickie, who was killed at sea. When she accepts the challenging position of headmistress at a school in Liverpool, she hopes a new beginning will help to mend her broken heart. Not everyone at Bingham School is happy about her arrival but Lana throws herself into the role, teaching children from the local village and the nearby Dr Barnardo’s orphanage. She thrives in her work, but soon finds herself falling for a man who she would once have considered the enemy – and is torn between what she knows is right, and taking a risk that might see her lose everything. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008239008• Author: Molly Green• Publisher: Avon• Format: Paperback• Pages: 422• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3cm

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Award-winning director Clover Phillips is riding high when she encounters Kit Foley; a surfer and snowboarder as well-known for controversy as he is for winning championships. Involved in an accident that had devastating consequences for a bitter rival, Kit has never spoken about what really happened that day. Determined to find out the truth, Clover heads to the snowy wilderness of the Austrian Alps, sharing a romantic winter wonderland with a man who can’t stand her. But as she delves deeper, Clover finds herself both drawn to Kit, and even more convinced he’s hiding something. Is Kit Foley really as cold as he seems? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529006148 • Author: Karen Swan • Publisher: Pan • Format: Paperback • Pages: 480 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 3.4 cm

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December, 1938 Rozalin Sachs has grown up in the vibrant city of Frankfurt. But with the Nazi Revolution gaining power, her family is forced to flee Germany. When a tragic accident separates Roz from her parents, she finds herself aboard the Kindertransport bound for Holland. Here Roz meets a young lad called Felix and they vow to stick together as their journey takes them to England. Eventually they find themselves in Liverpool with the promise of a new life, until a devastating incident takes Felix away. And, in a desperate attempt to escape the terrible situation she has found herself in, Roz decides to join the Women's Land Army. On the sprawling farm at Hollybank Roz meets Bernie, a dashing farmer's son, who has more than just friendship on his mind. Roz is flattered by his affections, but will he win her heart, or will her love for Felix remain as strong as ever? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529135404 • Author: Katie Flynn • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5 cm

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Now When, years ago, Helen fell for the charming Hamish, she was also enchanted by Ballintyre House, which sits elegantly on the edge of a loch in the west of Scotland and has been home to the Ballintyre family for decades.  Now, seeking refuge from a scandal, they are living with his older brother Charlie at the house. Struggling with her own problems, Helen is surprised to find that Charlie’s wife has vanished. No one else seems at all concerned. Where has she gone, and why? Then In 1968, sixteen-year-old Tigs is madly in love with James Ballintyre, her childhood friend and hero. When he marries Josephine, her heart is broken. She knows it’s hopeless but she can’t help how she feels. She tries to find her way to a new life and a new love, but somehow everyone is called back to Ballintyre in the end, and Tigs is no exception . . . Forever Ballintyre has always been the setting for revelations of love, obsession and betrayal. Now, as Helen seeks the answer to Charlie's wife's whereabouts, she is forced to confront her own difficult truths. . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529029680 • Author: Lulu Taylor • Publisher: Pan • Format: Hardback • Pages: 576 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.1 x 3.6 cm

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