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    Louis & Louise (Jan 2019)

    Orion, January 24, 2019 (Hardcover)

    PUBLISHED IN ORION HARDBACK 24 JANUARY 2019

    If you could look at one life in two different ways, what would you see?

    Louis and Louise are separated by a single moment in time, a strike of chance that decided their future. The day they were born is when their story begun.

    In one, Louis David Alder is born a male.
    In the other, Louise Dawn Alder is born a female.

    Louis and Louise are the same in many ways - they have the same best friends, the same parents, the same dream of being a writer and leaving their hometown in Maine as soon as they can. But because of their gender, everything looks different.

    Certain things will happen in their lives to shape them, hurt them, build them back up again. But what will bring them back home?

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    Richard & Judy Summer Book Club 2018

    Orion , April 6, 2018 (Paperback)

    For extra content, including book club questions, an introduction from Richard and Judy, and a bonus deleted scene, visit the WHSmith blog.

    Buy the book from WHSmith.

    This novel is big, sweeping, tender and bold. The twist at the end will take your breath away. And yet despite the inherent sadness of this story, it is uplifting. It’s a paean to love which can survive dark threats that would finish most other relationships. —Judy Finnigan

    Together is captivating, compelling, and one of the most tender books either of us has read. —Richard Madeley

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    Together

    Orion, July 13, 2017 (Hardcover)
    April 5, 2018 (Paperback)

    Winner 2018 Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year

    One of the BBC's "most highly-anticipated titles" for 2017

    Named a Top Ten Book Club Book for 2017 by The Independent
    Selected as a Best Summer Read by Red Magazine and Gransnet

    Robbie and Emily have been together for years, but their love is still fresh and fierce. They have shared a bed, a home, a bond so deep it can't be broken. But there are things they don't share, things best left unsaid.
    On a morning like any other, Robbie wakes, dresses, writes Emily a letter - and leaves their home for good. There is a secret they've been keeping since the day they met. The sacrifices and choices that have sealed their fates could be exposed, and this is the only way to keep it all hidden . . .

    Is this a great love story or a story about great love?
    Whatever you decide, theirs is a story that will never leave you.

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    Where Love Lies (USA)

    St Martin's Griffin, August 9, 2016 (Paperback)

    Winner of 2015 Best Romantic Read and shortlisted for the 2015 Romantic Novelists' Association Award.

    ‘A brilliantly original story that will resonate loud and clear with anyone who’s ever been knocked sideways by love’ HEAT

    'Up-all-night reading at its best.' SUSAN WIGGS

    When Felicity steps off the train on the way to meet her husband, she is so sure of everything in her life: where she is heading, what she will order at the restaurant, the first words her husband will saywhen she arrives, their happy future together.

    Then she catches a scent of perfume in the air, and suddenly she overcome by forgotten emotions and passionate memories of another man she loved many years ago.

    As it happens again and again, Felicity begins to question the life she thought she knew so well. She doesn't doubt that she loves her husband, but does she owe it to herself to explore these overwhelming emotions that have taken hold of her? Or is her mind simply playing tricks on her heart?

    How can she truly know where love truly lies? And when she finds out, will it be too late?

    'Lose yourself in this book, and when you finish, you will find the world and your perception of love slightly altered. With twists you won't see coming, WHERE LOVE LIES is lose-track-of-time reading at its finest.' PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY

    ‘Every once in a while a book stops you in your tracks . . . A stunning study of love and life’s regrets that will leave you breathless’ MIRANDA DICKINSON

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    Falling

    Black Swan, July 28, 2016 (Paperback)

    Shortlisted for the Contemporary Romantic Novel Award 2017

    Can you imagine keeping a secret so devastating, you couldn’t even tell the people you love?

    Honor’s secret threatens to rob her of the independence she’s guarded ferociously for eighty years.

    Jo’s secret could smash apart the ‘normal’ family life she’s fought so hard to build.

    Lydia’s could bring her love - or the loss of everything that matters to her.

    Grandmother, mother and daughter – three women whose lives are falling apart. But one summer’s day, a single dramatic moment will force their secrets into the open.

    Can they save each other from falling?

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    Dear Thing (USA)

    St Martin's Griffin, March 29, 2016 (Paperback)

    After years of watching her best friends, Ben and Claire, try for a baby, Romily has offered to give them the one thing that they want most.

    Romily expects it will be easy to be a surrogate. She's already a single mother, and she has no desire for any more children. But Romily isn't prepared for the overwhelming feelings that have taken hold of her and that threaten to ruin her friendship with Ben and Claire—and even destroy their marriage.

    Now there are three friends, two mothers and only one baby, and an impossible decision to make...

    Thought provoking, heartrending but ultimately uplifting, DEAR THING is a book you won't be able to put down, until you pass it on to your best friends.

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    Where Love Lies

    Bantam Press, July 31, 2014 (Hardcover)
    White Swan, February 12, 2015 (Paperback)

    Winner of 2015 Best Romantic Read and shortlisted for the 2015 Romantic Novelists' Association Award.

    ‘A brilliantly original story that will resonate loud and clear with anyone who’s ever been knocked sideways by love’ HEAT

    When Felicity steps off the train on the way to meet her husband, she is so sure of everything. Where she is heading, what she will eat at the restaurant, the first words her husband will saywhen she arrives, their life together.

    Then she catches a scent of perfume in the air. Forgotten emotions rush to the surface, memoriesof another man she loved years ago.

    As it happens again and again, Felicity beginsto make decisions that no one can understand. What is happening to her? Is she losing a partof herself, or finding one?

    How can she truly know where love lies?

    ‘Every once in a while a book stops you in your tracks . . . A stunning study of love and life’s regrets that will leave you breathless’ MIRANDA DICKINSON

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    Dear Thing

    Bantam Press, April 11, 2013 (Hardcover)
    Black Swan, May 8, 2014 (Paperback)

    A Richard and Judy  Summer 2014 Book Club selection

    One of Thomas Cook's Top 20 Holiday Reads

    After years of watching her best friends Ben and Claire try for a baby, Romily offered to give them the one thing they most wanted.

    But Romily wasn’t prepared for the overwhelming feelings that have taken hold of her and which threaten to ruin her friendship with Ben and Claire – and even destroy their marriage.

    Now there are three friends, two mothers and only one baby, and an impossible decision to make...

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