Blakefields Mansion by Jen Smith and Clive West

Blakefields Mansion

Principal category Romance
Word count (approximate pages) 91,000 (222)
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“Romance and intrigue in 1856 Yorkshire”

Autumn 1856 and young and feisty Isabelle Sedgeford runs terrified from Blakefields Mansion, leaving behind her friend Abigail who has fallen in love with a schemer and is being held prisoner for her own protection.

The two girls had expected an introduction to society, and possibly romance, but instead they walked into a hotbed of intrigue which extends far beyond the walls of the grandiose Mansion in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Izzy urgently needs to find someone she can trust. Of the gentlemen, none has yet proved his worth and integrity beyond doubt. Robert appears to be honest, but is undoubtedly devious. The Lord of the Manor and his friend are clearly hiding a secret. The owner of Stonecrest, the adjacent estate, has a blunt character and a dark stain in his past.

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Blakefields Mansion and its soon-to-be-released sequel, Stonecrest, are realistic historical romances that will draw you into their exciting pages and have you rooting for the Good and True among the many satisfying plot twists.

Do you love the works of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens? If so, Blakefields Mansion is a fresh story with a familiar feel.

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A Barn in Normandy by Jennie Phillips

A Barn in Normandy

Principal category Biography
Word count (approximate pages) 44,500 (105)
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“The Good Life in France”

Jennie and her actor husband Conrad form part of a wave of enterprising Brits who, in the 1980’s and 1990’s, buy up property in France, restore it, and live the good life. In their case, it’s an old barn which they fall in love with. Although a beautiful and robust building, it presents them with enormous challenges as they struggle to make it into a home while at the same time retaining its unique character.

The couple are welcomed with open arms into both French and English communities, but cultural and linguistic differences give rise to many humorous happenings which Jennie’s sharp eye and delicious turn of phrase record in detail.

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The two expats are born survivors, rising above ill health and even escaping virtually unscathed from the Lothar Storm of December 1999. They take everything in their stride until one dark night a road accident undermines their confidence in their chosen country. Will they retire defeated or will they battle through to recreate their dream?

This is a book which makes you feel a part of the author’s life as she embraces her surroundings, including the primitive lifestyle which the building project necessitates in its early stages. The text is embellished by colour photographs.

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Dying to be Thin by Lola Blake

Dying to be Thin

Principal category Health
Word count (approximate pages) 36,200 (150)
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“I hate being fat. I hate being thin. But most of all, I hate that I even care.”

Follow 12 year old Becky’s diary as she describes how her young life is dominated by the perceived need to follow ridiculous fashions portrayed by under-nourished models with or without subsequent ‘adjustment’ using photo-editing software. Soon enough she is lying to her family and herself about food and her weight as well as indulging in shoplifting at local stores.

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A long stay in an anorexia clinic is the turning point for this ultimately uplifting true story. Becky not only learns to recognise the illness for what it is, she also becomes aware of how it has grabbed hold of others. Dying to be Thin is not a ‘happy’ story but it is an inspiring one and would make an excellent ‘wake up’ call to any Tweenie or young teen who is getting caught up in the low self-esteem – diet – anorexia – low self-esteem vicious circle.

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Nettie’s Quest by Clare Mishica

Nettie's Quest

Principal category Children
Word count (approximate pages) 29,700 (80)
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You’ve got to be bats not to love Nettie!

Nettie is a young bat with no belief at all in her own abilities and a terminal fear of everything. Despite being sweet and well-meaning, she earns the enmity of the leader of the bat colony who also happens to be the resident bully – Cleo. It is Cleo who challenges her to the impossible feat of bringing back a dog.

Enter Weber, a half-starved furry giant of a dog who is chained up and only interested in food. However he is no match for Nettie once she spots his potential and starts rousing him.

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Will these two highly unlikely companions be friends? Can Nettie stir a canine mountain into action and take him to the little boy, back where she used to live, whose one and only wish is to have a dog? Will things ever go right for either of them?

This is a heart-warming story with a real heroine, enlivened by well-informed descriptions of the natural world.

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The Decline and Fall of IBM by Robert Cringely

The Decline and Fall of IBM

Principal category Business
Word count (approximate pages) 70,700 (231)
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End of an American icon?

IBM is in trouble. The iconic computer company is having trouble adapting to the 21st century. Management is in denial and Wall Street has been fooled by financial numbers that can’t be sustained.

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All the while more than 400,000 IBM employees are living in fear. High tech pundit Robert Cringely explains how this came about and how IBM can still be saved.

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Coming Home by Lola Blake

Coming Home

Principal category Romance
Word count (approximate pages) 55,700 (150)
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Can Sara find happiness or will her past consume her?

Sara has returned to her beachside home in Melbourne from a mental institution where she was receiving treatment after an apparent suicide attempt. Day by day we follow her convalescence and her attempt to reintegrate into her old life.

Thanks to the income of her husband, David, Sara is a woman of leisure, but she has a price to pay. The marriage is loveless and David is unfaithful, yet divorce is out of the question because of a prenuptial clause which would deny her the resources to look after her small daughter Lily. Sara’s best friend Beverly hovers around the family providing distraction and a sympathetic ear, but it gradually becomes apparent that she is not all she seems.

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As Sara’s routine re-establishes itself and her confrontations with David escalate in their ferocity, her inner life of thoughts and memories little by little tell us the story of her past. Aspiring to be a professional dancer, she realized it was her mother’s ambition she was fulfilling rather than her own, while her dream to be an artist, and wife to her one true love, Marcus, slipped out of her grasp.

Gradually the present and the past converge as Sara is increasingly consumed by old passions. Finally, as her life begins to fall apart, she takes a drastic step which serves both as an end and a beginning.

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Cirstin Redman, author of Sophia Seductress, tells us a little about herself.

Cirstin Redman’s writing is an expression of her deepest feelings, which find release as she tells her stories. She counts her father among her greatest influences despite his enforced absence for most of her life.

She now lives in Benwood, Marshall County, West Virginia, with her husband and two children.

Apart from reading, she enjoys leisure travel, cooking and wine tasting.

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Sophia Seductress by Cirstin Redman

Sophia Seductress

Principal category Drama
Word count (approximate pages) 10,300 (30)
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Who can resist Sophia?

Sophia, irreverent, rebellious, self-seeking, with more attitude than she knows what to do with, achieves her ambition of seducing a married male teacher at her convent school. When she finds herself pregnant, suddenly her whole life changes.

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Can she break through the ring of conspiring adults? What will become of her?

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A Northern Life by A L Mottley

A Northern Life

Principal category Biography
Word count (approximate pages) 60,800 (160)
In Kindle, Epub or PDF formats $4.99
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What she don’t know, can’t hurt me!

Based on true life events this is a side-splittingly funny look at the life a of young mixed-race girl, Lesley, growing up in the north of England, during the 60’s and early 70’s. She lives in a noisy and cramped but nevertheless loving home along with her siblings and parents. Lesley is the eldest of six children all born within 8 years of each other and her book tells of her constant battles with her siblings and the unique relationship she shares with her ‘Mam’ – a strict and loving but, in Lesley’s eye, a ‘strange’ woman

A Northern Life covers the lives and traditions of a typical working class family, growing up on a council estate in the north of Manchester, with a twist of Caribbean flavour, courtesy of her Barbadian father.

It features typically strong northern female characters such as Mam and Nana and their outlook and views on life in general as seen from the perspective of a small child.

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Read about Whitsun and Christmas preparations and what to do when it rains – all through the author’s uniquely funny style. It also charts Lesley’s increasing ‘fed-up-ness’ at the never ending appearance of more kids in the household and her despair at having to ‘play’ with them along with her ‘hilarious’ confrontations with Mam.

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Reviews

“This author’s first book is a laugh out loud assortment of tales from her life growing up in North Manchester as the child of a mixed race marriage. She is tremendously funny in her telling of anecdotes, and stories involving her parents and grandparents, siblings and friends.”
MH, Chadderton

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