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The Stylist

The Stylist

Author(s): Rosie Nixon

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Humour, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

Amber Green loves her job at Smith’s, the exclusive London boutique frequented by the rich, the famous and the stylish – and with stylist to the stars Mona Armstrong as a customer, there is never a dull moment. With...

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The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War

Author(s): Helen Simonson

Location(s): Sussex

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 20th Century

East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her...

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The Summer Country

The Summer Country

Author(s): Lauren Willig

Location(s): Barbados

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 19th century

A brilliant, multigenerational saga in the tradition of The Thorn Birds and North and South, New York Times bestselling historical novelist Lauren Willig delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet—a sweeping Victorian epic of lost love, lies,...

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The Summer House

The Summer House

Author(s): Philip Teir

Location(s): Finland

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

The light greenery of the early summer is trembling around Erik and Julia as they shove their children into the car and start the drive towards the house by the sea on the west coast of Finland where they...

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The Summer List

The Summer List

Author(s): Amy Mason Doan

Location(s): Lake Tahoe

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

In the tradition of Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters, The Summer List is a tender yet tantalizing novel about two friends, the summer night they fell apart, and the scavenger hunt that reunites them decades later—until the clues expose a...

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The Summer of Second Chances

The Summer of Second Chances

Author(s): Madeleine Whickham (Sophie Kinsella)

Location(s): Devon

Genre(s): RomCom

Era(s): Present day

Lottie is about to discover that even when you think you’ve lost everything, hope and romance can be just around the corner . . . It takes time to build your life. To get into a long-term (OK, a...

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The Summer of the Spanish Woman

The Summer of the Spanish Woman

Author(s): Catherine Gaskin

Location(s): Jerez

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance

Era(s): First half 20th Century

Set at the beginning of the last century, and spanning the First World War and the Spanish Civil War, this is a gripping story of family pride, forbidden love, secrets and lies. When her grandfather dies without leaving a...

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The Summer Wives

The Summer Wives

Author(s): Beatriz Williams

Location(s): New England

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1951

Secrets and lies hold the island together. But this summer, everything will fall apart… A tight community A forbidden love A summer to change everything… It’s 1951 and Miranda’s mother has just married in to one of the wealthiest...

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The Summoning

The Summoning

Author(s): Kelley Armstrong

Location(s): Buffalo

Genre(s): Paranormal, Young Adult

Era(s): Modern

My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again. All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started...

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The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds

The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds

Author(s): Caroline Van Hemert

Location(s): Alaska, Arctic

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Contemporary

For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist’s human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure. During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly...

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