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She grew up in South London, and has also lived in Nigeria and America. She admits to watching too many soaps and reality TV, but firmly believes they enhance her writing. She even taught a class on it!
Keep up to date with Lola via: her website, www.lolajaye.com; Twitter; Instagram; and Facebook.
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The smash hit debut novel for this summer
This is my (Kevin Bates) manual for my daughter Lois. The love of my life.
Rules of the manual:
1.You must only read each new entry on your birthday
2.This is a private manual between you and me.
3.No peeping at the next entry unless it's your birthday!
When Lois Bates is handed the manual, she can barely bring herself to read it as the pain of her dad’s death is still so raw.Yet soon Kevin’s advice is guiding her through every stage of her life – from jobs to first loves and relationships.
The manual can never be a substitute for having her dad back, but through his words Lois learns to start living again, and finds that happiness is waiting round the corner …
An English Girl. An American Soldier. A twin secret...
When Rose meets American GI William there is no denying the attraction between them…And even though she knows her family would not approve of her relationship with a black soldier, they can’t help but fall in love.
However Rose has a secret of her own and when war separates the sweethearts before she can confide in William, it is Rose who will have to deal with the consequences…
From the author of Orphan Sisters comes a moving and unique saga which gives a voice to the untold tales of our past.
A warm and uplifting tale, perfect for fans of Dorothy Koomson.
Lena has always kept her two sisters Millie and Cara in check.
Beautiful but lazy Millie relies on her sister for everything. She needs to pull herself together and get a job but is constantly distracted by the string of men in her life…
Cara runs a successful bar with her adoring boyfriend Ade.He can’t wait to start a family but Cara isn't ready. Will she ever be?
But when Lena is involved in an accident her sisters forget their own issues and rush to her side.As they desperately try to wake Lena from her deep sleep, they begin to learn things they never knew about themselves and discover their much-loved sister had a few secrets in her closet…
A funny and heartwarming tale about family, love and living for the moment.
How to make your dreams come true.
‘When I was eleven years old I used to shut myself away in my room and write, creating characters and imagining them on childrens telly!’
Lola Jaye had always dreamt of being a writer but her journey to getting published wasn’t easy. She would come home from her day job and write every evening and weekend.But it wasn’t until years later, after several rejections, that she finally got her first book deal.
Now Lola wants to help others reach for their dreams. In this simple step-by-step guide, she shows that with plenty of self belief, confidence and hard work, anything is possible.
Lana and May are a very long way from home.
Their Nigerian parents have emigrated to England in search of a better life for their family. Nineteen Fifties London is a great adventure to the girls but not always welcoming. There are signs in windows of lodging houses warning: 'no blacks, no dogs, no Irish'.
When tragedy strikes and the girls lose their father, their mother is unable to cope. When she fails to recover from the surprise birth of another child all three girls are sent to an orphanage. Lana is determined to keep her sisters together but when baby Tina gets adopted, she must admit their family is about to be torn apart – perhaps for ever...
Eine ergreifende Geschichte über die Liebe und Entscheidungen, die das Leben verändern.
Doch dann erfährt Lois auf der Hochzeit von ihrer Tante, dass ihr Dad ihr etwas hinterlassen hat: ein kleines, geheimnisvolles Paket. Gespannt und aufgeregt öffnet sie es und findet ein grünes Notizbuch, ein Handbuch für das Leben, geschrieben von ihrem Vater kurz vor seinem Tod. Bis zu ihrem 30. Lebensjahr darf Lois jeweils zu ihrem Geburtstag ein Kapitel lesen. Ihr Dad erklärt darin seiner über alles geliebten Tochter das Erwachsenwerden: die Ängste, Nöte, aber auch die Freuden und Hoffnungen.
Mutig macht sich Lois unter dem Schutz ihres Vaters auf die große Reise, die das Leben ist. Und sie versteht, dass man manchmal genau hinsehen muss, um die wahre Liebe zu erkennen ...
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