The Life List
Author: Lori Nelson, Lori Nelson Spielman
After her mother, the CEO of Bohlinger Cosmetics, dies, Brett is shocked when the will reveals that she will not replace her mother in the company and that she will only get her inheritance if she fulfills a set of life goals she wrote twenty years ago.
Marie a tout préparé pour l’anniversaire de son mari : gâteaux, invités, décoration de l’appartement... Tout, y compris une surprise : à quarante ans, elle a décidé de le quitter. Marie a pris « un aller simple pour ailleurs ». Pour elle, c’est maintenant que tout commence. Vivre, enfin. Elle a donc réservé un billet sur un bateau de croisière qui fait le tour du monde. À bord, Marie rencontre deux femmes qui, elles aussi, sont à la croisée des chemins. Au fil de leurs aventures, parfois loufoques, elles pleurent et rient ensemble, à la reconquête du bonheur. Leurs vies à toutes les trois vont être transformées par ce voyage au bout du monde... Tout quitter pour tout recommencer : une comédie tendre et savoureuse !
"A hilarious, fast-paced fantasy about starting over, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Absolutely adorable."—Booklist Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. So when she loses her desk job, she starts her own café and finds life can be tougher, and sweeter, than she ever dreamed. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery, Issy has undoubtedly inherited his talent. She's much better at baking than she is at filing so when she's laid off from her desk job, Issy decides to open her own little café. But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake plan will take all of her courage and confectionary talent to avert disaster. Funny and sharp, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café is about how life might not always taste like you expect, but there's always room for dessert! A smart, quirky contemporary cupcake book of recipes and friendship, fans of Sophie Kinsella, X and X will be heading for their mixers to create a story as sweet and complex as Issy's. Other books by Jenny Colgan: Meet Me At The Cupcake Café "A hilarious, fast-paced fantasy about starting over, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Absolutely adorable."—Booklist The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris A heartwarming and bittersweet story of love lost and found Sweetshop of Dreams A charming story of nostalgic sweets and finding yourself in unexpected places What readers are saying about Meet Me At The Cupcake Café: "quirky and adorable!" "a real guilty pleasure—with a little romance thrown in on the side!" "Part Romantic Comedy, part Chick-lit... a charming story" "This book is an excellent cupcake: light, full of flavour and with just the right amount of sweetness to make you smile." "smart and funny" "this is a definite must read, a real page turner." What reviewers are saying about Meet Me At The Cupcake Café: "[A] heartwarming story a la Bridget Jones' Diary... Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up an easy, sweet read."—USA Today "A funny novel about friendship, food and love... "—Kirkus "A delightful story... warm, funny and well-written."—Fresh Fiction "Absolutely adorable... charming... an endearing, delightful read"—Silver's Reviews What everyone is saying about Jenny Colgan: "[A] heartwarming story a la Bridget Jones' Diary... Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up an easy, sweet read."—USA Today "Absolutely adorable... charming... an endearing, delightful read"—Silver's Reviews
The Painted Lady
Author: Françoise Sagan
Publisher: W H Allen
Here’s Looking At You
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A laugh-out-loud romantic (mis)adventure from the internationally bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane.
Out of Sorts
Author: Aurelie Valognes
Twenty-nine-year-old Alexandra Dorenfield suddenly finds herself in heaven after an unfortunate encounter with a MINI Cooper. The seventh—and highest—level of heaven to be exact. Her dog, Peaches, is with her; she is reunited with her beloved grandparents; she has the wardrobe of a movie star; and she lives in the house of her dreams next door to a handsome guy. This is heaven! But there’s a catch. Alex must prove she led a fulfilling existence by writing an essay on the ten best days of her life—or she will be demoted to a lower level of heaven, where the clothes are last year’s styles, the men aren’t quite as handsome, and, worst of all, Peaches and her family won’t be nearby. Witty and inspiring, this divine debut novel dares to ask a material girl—and the rest of us—what makes life precious.
Décryptez Le Premier Jour du reste de ma vie de Virginie Grimaldi avec l’analyse du PetitLittéraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir du Premier Jour du reste de ma vie, ce roman contemporain ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que Marie, Anne et Camille • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : la chick lit, la correspondance discographique et le premier jour du reste de leurs vies Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. LE MOT DE L’ÉDITEUR : « Dans cette fiche de lecture sur Le Premier Jour du reste de ma vie (2016), avec Ludivine Auneau, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder ce succès de la chick lit. Notre analyse permet de faire rapidement le tour de l’œuvre et d’aller au-delà des clichés. » Laure Delacroix À propos de la collection LePetitLittéraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles aux formats papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers toute la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation.
Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, and with his son and daughter-in-law dead, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety. The other refugees in the detention center are unsure how to help the old man; his caseworkers are compassionate, but overworked. Monsieur Linh struggles beneath the weight of his sorrow, and becomes increasingly bewildered and isolated in this unfamiliar, fast-moving town. And then he encounters Monsieur Bark. They do not speak each other's language, but Monsieur Bark is sympathetic to the foreigner's need to care for the child. Recently widowed and equally alone, he is eager to talk, and Monsieur Linh knows how to listen. The two men share their solitude, and find friendship in an unlikely dialogue between two very different cultures. Monsieur Linh and His Child is a remarkable novel with an extraordinary twist, a subtle portrait of friendship and a dialogue between two cultures.
Author: Norah McClintock
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Riding the wrong way up a one-way street, Kenzie takes his eyes off the road and hits a pedestrian. And not just any pedestrian. It’s his ex-girlfriend, Stassi. Was this a freak accident? Or was it something more sinister? When the police talk to him, it becomes clear that everyone thinks he had a reason to hurt her. Kenzie ends up in a fight to prove his innocence, even as he begins to question it himself.
Author: James Patterson, Howard Roughan
Publisher: Little, Brown
Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together once again. But only an hour out of port, everything is going wrong. The teenage daughter, Carrie, is planning to drown herself. The teenage son, Mark, is high on drugs and ten-year-old Ernie is nearly catatonic. This is the worst vacation ever. Anne manages to pull things together bit by bit, but just as they begin feeling like a family again, something catastrophic happens. Survival may be the least of their concerns. Written with the blistering pace and shocking twists that only James Patterson can master, SAIL takes "Lost" and "Survivor" to a new level of terror.
Author: Kate Jacobs
Five years after the death of her mother, Dakota is running their knitting store part time with the help of members of the "Friday Night Knitting Club," each of who is seeking solace in their friendship from their own challenges in life.
Now Let's Dance
Author: Karine Lambert
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
'Completely enchanting... a gentle and unexpected love story whose characters are drawn with tenderness and touching honesty. I loved it.' RUTH HOGAN, author of THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS 'I enjoyed it very much, a really charming love story' CATHY HOPKINS, author of THEKICKING THE BUCKET LIST Marguerite has been living a comfortable but dull existence in a Parisian suburb with her straitlaced husband. When he dies, she realises that life has passed her by. Marcel has been in a loving relationship with Nora for almost sixty years. Now that he has lost her, he has lost his way. Marguerite and Marcel come from two very different worlds - one rich, one poor. But when they both - somewhat reluctantly - attend a mountain retreat called 'Secrets of Youth' their paths cross, and a connection forms...But will they manage to overcome the disapproval of theirfriends and families, as well as their own misgivings? 'This gorgeous, optimistic, often very funny love story is full of the joys and despairs of ageing, and written with a superb simplicity. It's perfect for the young-at-heart.' DAILY MAIL
Considered one of the greatest mysteries of all time, Christie's masterpiece of murder and suspense is available in this newly packaged paperback. Ten strangers, each with a dark secret, are gathered together on an isolated island by a mysterious host. One by one, they die--and before the weekend is out, there will be none.
Will You Ever Change?
Author: Aurelie Valognes
Charming, quirky, and funny, this oh-so-relatable novel from the bestselling author of Out of Sorts shines a light on the always-complicated je ne sais quoi of every family’s relationship. As Martine and Jacques Le Guennec prepare for their annual family Christmas dinner, Martine reminds her husband to be on his best behavior. Their son Nicolas is bringing his girlfriend, Jeanne, to their home for the first time, and she doesn’t want Jacques to scare this one off. Jacques has always ruled his roost with patriarchal bravado, and he can’t help but verbally antagonize everyone—especially the wives of his sons. Jeanne, a strong-willed woman who grew up without a father, clashes with the curmudgeon, and she worries that her boyfriend might be too much like his father. It’s all starting to make Martine question everything about her relationship with her husband. And, though she makes that perfectly clear to him, the old dog is not anxious to learn new tricks. When Jeanne saves Jacques’s life, he begins to realize it may be time to change his ways if he wants to hold on to his wife and keep the family close. But is it too late?