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Eudora Honeysett is done – with all of it. Having seen first-hand what a prolonged illness can create, the eighty-five-year-old has no intention of leaving things to chance. With one call to a clinic in Switzerland she takes her life into her own hands.
But then ten-year-old Rose arrives in a riot of colour on her doorstep. Now, as precocious Rose takes Eudora on adventures she’d never imagined she reflects on the trying times of her past and soon finds herself wondering – is she ready for death when she’s only just experienced what it’s like to truly live?
A heartfelt story of life, death, friendship and family perfect for fans of Gail Honeyman
Readers love Eudora!
‘I have to say this is the best book that I have ever read! Being in my 40s I've read a lot of books!’ Lyn
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‘One of the most uplifting and heartwarming books of 2020’ Kelly
‘Absolutely the book we need right now…Uplifting, warm and all about the power of friendship, this book felt like a tonic to the madness of the world’ Andi
‘One heroine I will never forget…We all need friends like Eudora, Stanley and Rose in our lives. Their kindness is a shining light in these stormy times’ Celia Anderson, bestselling author of 59 Memory Lane
‘Strikes a winning balance, reaching deep feelings while avoiding the traps of sentimentality’ Publishers Weekly
‘Unique and wonderful…a sensitive examination of human connections’ Kirkus Reviews
‘A thoroughly enchanting feel-good read’ Booklist
‘A must-read of the summer!’ Jenny Oliver, bestselling author of The Summer House by the Sea
'Happy, hopeful and joyously life-affirming. Exactly the book we need right now.' Cathy Bramley
Life is about to change forever…
Heather is finally back on Hope Street after running from the memories for so long. She hasn’t bumped into many neighbours yet but with her upcoming wedding to plan there’s plenty to keep her busy!
Fran is still trying to get used to a life without her husband by her side. It’s hard enough raising two children on her own – she doesn’t have time to even think about dating…
Pamela is fed up with being taken for granted by her grown-up children and grumbling husband. She’s ready to shake things up a little, but will her family even notice?
So when the three women hear about a ‘happiness course’ starting on Hope Street, surely it’s the perfect opportunity to let their hair down, laugh with new friends and maybe even change their lives in ways they never expected…
Don’t miss The Happiness List, a delightfully uplifting story from bestselling author Annie Lyons, coming soon!
Praise for The Happiness List:
'Annie Lyons captures the true complexities of our lives with warmth, emotion and heaps of laughter. The Happiness List is a must-read of the summer!’ Jenny Oliver
'Happy, hopeful and joyously life-affirming. Exactly the book we need right now.' Cathy Bramley
‘Go on then, I was thinking, win me over. Well it did – it’s Oprah Winfrey meets Victoria Wood and I loved it!’ Felicity Everett
'This book will fill you with feel-good! A heart-warming read that will leave you with the biggest smile!'Mandy Baggot
‘I loved every minute of this fantastic story!’ Christie Barlow
It’s time to face the music…
Natalie’s husband has just dropped a bombshell she never expected. Six little words no women ever wants to hear – ‘I don’t love you anymore’ – and her whole world has been turned upside-down.
Caroline’s difficult mother has been kicked out of her nursing home! And with no one else able to take her in, she’s going to have to put the past behind her and invite her to stay.
Nat and Caroline might live just a few doors away from each other but the two neighbours couldn’t be more different! Yet when the beloved Hope Street community hall is threatened with closure, only the community choir can save the day – if they can just find the perfect song in time…
A gorgeously uplifting romantic comedy to make your heart sing! Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Kat French.
Praise for The Choir on Hope Street:
‘An absolute gem of a book… I loved every minute of this fantastic story.’ Christie Barlow
‘Wonderful! Uplifting! Delightful! A must read!’ Mandy Baggot
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‘An utterly beautiful, feel-good story.’ Holly Martin
‘A fantastic read.’ Crafty Marie (top 500 reviewer)
‘Emotional and heartwarming in equal measure!’ Rae Reads
‘A story about love, betrayal, family’ - Bookaholic Confessions
If you could see me now…
Lizzie and Bea Harris were always very close. They were sisters and nothing could tear them apart. Until Bea dies, leaving her sister twelve letters, one for every month.
Alone for the first time Lizzie is left trying to pull together the pieces of a life she has for so long ignored and find a place for herself…out from under the shadow of her sister.
But the letters are revealing a sister Lizzie isn’t sure she recognises, and she’s beginning to wonder if she ever really knew Bea? As Lizzie delves deeper into her sister’s life she begins to uncover secrets that could tear her and her family apart.
Perfect for fans of Sue Fortin, Tracy Buchanan and Cecilia Ahern.
What readers are saying about The Secrets Between Sisters
'A heart-warming tale with a twist' – Book Chick City
'For anyone who has a sister – this is an incredible story of love, grief and healing.' – cayocosta72
'Such an uplifting tale full of delightful characters, it is definitely my favourite Annie Lyons novel to date so I cannot wait to hear what she has in store for us.' – Shaz's Book Blog
'I thoroughly enjoyed this book and struggled to put it down. The chapters were engaging and funny, with characters that seem to bounce straight off the page and into your imagination.' – Book Chick City
'Annie Lyons has proven to be a skilled and extremely talented writer with this book, it truly is something special. She hits on so many emotions all at once that you honestly don't know if you are coming or going.' – The Book Geek Wears Pajamas
‘Annie Lyons is my go-to author for feel-good fiction’ - Mandy Baggot
Join Annie Lyons for a journey that will make you laugh and cry
Step into someone else’s shoes for a day… And it will change you for a lifetime.
Cat is very good at her job. She runs a PR company with her best friend (and secret crush) Jesse, and is never happier than when her high-profile celebrities are glittering in the spotlight.
But when her footballer client gets in the press for all the wrong reasons, Cat’s career takes a sudden nosedive. So when her brother Andrew unexpectedly needs her to look after his kids for a few weeks, she can hardly say no. She’s happily single, hasn’t exactly been the ‘World’s Best Auntie’ over the years, and what she knows about looking after children would fit on the back of a postage stamp. But it’s only temporary until she gets her real life back on track – isn’t it?
From the bestselling author of Not Quite Perfect comes a hilarious story that will have you wondering just how perfect your life is!
What reviewers are saying about Life or Something Like It
‘This book has it all, it's cheerful, it's warm, it's special, it's loving, it's touching and it's sweet, a fantastic combination that works really well.’ – Librarian Lavender
‘If you’re looking for a gorgeous read that will give you warm, fuzzy feelings aplenty then Life or Something Like It is definitely a read for you…’ – Bookaholic Confessions
‘I cannot recommend this book enough for something light, yet thought provoking, definitely one to get the conversations going, though also one to make you smile.’ – Brymaycock’s Book Blog
‘I highly recommend this read for some laughs… but also for a whole lot more of emotions!’ – Alba in Bookland
‘I can’t help but gush about this book. This is one of the best novels I have read so far this summer… I definitely did not want to put it down and I don’t think you will want to either.’ – Good Book and a Cup of Tea
‘…just the perfect tonic I needed to enable me to forget about my own life for a few hours and enjoy this entertaining tale from Annie Lyons.’ – Shaz’s Book Blog
‘Life Or Something Like It was light hearted and witty, I often found myself laughing out loud’ – Lozza’s Book Corner
Sometimes having it all isn’t enough…
Emma has everything she’s ever wanted. Her boyfriend’s just proposed and her career has finally taken off. And so what if her latest client just happens to be downright gorgeous? She’s getting married. Isn’t she?
Rachel’s married with 2.4 children (well, actually, 3) and life is all about trying to leave the house in a non-stained top. Once it was about skinny cappuccinos, cocktails and dynamic ad agency meetings. She wants her old life back, but can it ever be the same?
A gripping and laugh out loud story of two sisters and how often you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.
What readers are saying about Not Quite Perfect
'A humorous, lighthearted read' – Fiona's Book Reviews
'A great holiday read!' – Jill Steeples, author of Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
'Not Quite Perfect is such a page turner… I couldn’t put this book down and found myself crying with both laughter and sadness at this touching and thought-provoking story.' – Bookaholic Confessions
'Not Quite Perfect is a mixture of heart warming situations and light comedy. I found myself having a giggle and thinking ‘that’s so like my family’, on several occasions and that was nice and refreshing. Also, I will admit that I even cried in a few places because it pulled on my heart strings so much.' – A Book and a Tea
'The writing is bubbly and vivid and very entertaining. It’s a story about trying to find out what is important in life and also that live can’t be perfect all the time.' – Sky's Book Corner
Escape the Christmas rush and enjoy a break with this festive short story
A Christmas fairy tale in New York?
This Christmas, Emma Darcy has decided, is going to be perfect! Not only has she exchanged her glamorous London life to jet out to the even more glitzy New York, but she has her gorgeous boyfriend finally by her side, and her dream job comes with an invite to their super-dazzling Christmas party. Ooooh, what to wear?!
To celebrate, this year she’s planning a Christmas like you see in the movies; her tinsel-topped to-do list includes ice-skating outside Rockefeller Center, strolling around a snow-covered Central Park and Christmas (window) shopping at Tiffany.
That plan goes slightly out the window with news that her Mum, sister and niece Lily will be visiting her – that’s a lot of Darcy women, even in the Big Apple! With family drama and a work disaster to avoid too, this might not quite be the picture-perfect Christmas she’d had in mind…!
A Not Quite Perfect short story.
Praise for Annie Lyons
'a humorous, lighthearted read' - Fiona's Book Reviews for Not Quite Perfect
'A great holiday read!' - Jill Steeples, author of Let's Call the Whole Thing Off on Not Quite Perfect
Après "Presque parfait" , retrouvez les aventures d'Emma dans cette vraie comédie de Noël !
Cette année, Emma Darcy est bien décidée à organiser le plus parfait des Noëls : maintenant qu’elle vit à New York avec son petit ami et qu’elle a décroché le job de ses rêves, il faut que le 24 décembre soit à la hauteur de sa nouvelle vie ! Au programme, patinage au Rockfeller Center, promenade dans Central Park, lèche-vitrine chez Tiffany… Sauf que le débarquement imprévu dans la Grosse Pomme de toute la smala Darcy (la mère, la sœur et la petite nièce de six ans, rien que ça) risque bien de faire capoter le plan parfaitement parfait d’Emma…