How do you say 'I love you' in Italian? Anna's knows the father she's never met is Italian. Now she's baking focaccia and learning the language, determined to go and find him. After Catherine's husband walked out on her, and she's trying to pick up the pieces of her life. But she discovers his deception runs even deeper than infidelity. As their Italian evening class gets underway, friendships form and love affairs blossom; it's going to be a year that they will never forget.
In the much-anticipated follow-up to Sunday Times best seller Trapped, foster carer Rosie Lewis tells the heartbreaking true story of Zadie. When the young teenage girl, thrown out of her home by her strict Muslim family, is discovered hiding on the city streets by the police, it is clear that all is not as it should be. Taught to believe that Westerners should not be trusted, when Zadie is initially delivered into the experienced hands of foster carer Rosie, she is understandably suspicious of the family around her.
Jessica Grant liaises with Otherworlders for York Council so she knows that falling in love with a vampire takes a leap of faith. But her lover Sil wouldn't run out on her, he wouldn't let his demon get the better of him. Or would he? With her loyalties already questioned for defending zombies, the Otherworlders no one cares about, Jess must choose which side she's on. Whatever she decides, there's a high price to pay.
Ben Messina is a certified maths genius and romance sceptic. He and Trix are constantly quarrelling, not least because of Ben’s decision to end their relationship! Charming Claudio Messina, is as different from his brother as it is possible to be. But his pursuit for perfection may end in a disaster that will see both him and Trix’s best friend, Henrietta, starting from zero once again?
After holidaying in France with a group of old university friends, Isobel and Eric discover that Ben and Maggie’s daughter, Iris, has been critically ill and is now permanently deaf. Isobel knows her decision not to have her own children vaccinated is to blame for Iris’ deafness. And Ben knows this too. To make matters worse, Isobel is the woman he fell in love with in his twenties--the woman who married his best friend.
Hidden in a soldier's tin box are a painting, a pocket watch, and a dance card - keepsakes of three lives. It is 1914. George Farrell cycles through the tranquil Cumberland fells to deliver a letter, unaware that it will change his life. George has fallen for the rich and beautiful daughter at the Manor House, Miss Violet, but when she lets slip the contents of the letter George is heartbroken to find that she is already promised to another man. George escapes his heartbreak by joining the patriotic rush to war, but his past is not so easily avoided. His rite of passage into adulthood leaves him believing that no woman will be able to love the man he has become.