MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: June

Lost and Found by Danielle Steele What might have been? This tantalising question propels a woman on a cross-country adventure to reunite with the men she had loved and let go. Madison Allen is a renowned, career-driven photographer. Sifting through old photos in her fashionable New York fire-house apartment, she reflects on what could have been. She’d had three men in her life who were very important to her in different ways, but it was…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: May

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris ‘As good as ever. Reading his prose is like running a slow hand down cold silk.’ STEPHEN KING ‘Harris’s writing bears the hallmarks of honed perfection.’ THE TIMES From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed and the consequences of dark obsession. Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: April

The Binding by Bridget Collins ‘Truly spellbinding . readers will sink gratefully into the pleasures of its pages . Like a wonderful meal made from a few simple ingredients: the feeling in your chest when you hold someone in your arms for the first time; the sight of a host of bluebells. In recent years, the state of the world has threatened to make us forget the simple pleasures of kisses and bluebells and thick…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: March

The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew by Milly Johnson The Queen of Feel-Good Fiction! ‘Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold’ Heat The brand new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman – a gorgeous read full of love, life and laughter Sophie Mayhew looks like she has the perfect life. Wife of rising political star John F. Mayhew, a man who is one…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: February

The Gift of Friends by Emma Hannigan From the Number One bestselling author Emma Hannigan comes The Gift of Friends, a magical story of love, friendship and hope. Kingfisher Road – a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into Number 10? Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy life. But not everything is as it seems…In fact, the four…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: January

$10,000,000 marriage proposal by James Patterson Will you marry me for $10,000,000? I am a creative, open-minded businessman with limited time and desire to play the field. This is a serious proposal. A mysterious billboard intrigues three single women in LA. But who is this Mr Right? And is he the perfect match for the lucky winner? Click here to see Ashford Library’s listing of this month’s recommended…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read December:

Atonement by Ian McEwan On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her too is Robbie Turner who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever, as Briony commits a crime for which…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: November

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler How does a man addicted to routine – a man who flosses his teeth before love-making – cope with the chaos of everyday life? With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon’s attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone… Click here to see Ashford Library’s listing of this month’s recommended…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: October

One Enchanted Evening by Anton Du Beke Prepare to be swept off your feet by the romantic and irresistible debut novel from Anton Du Beke London, 1936. Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty, rub shoulders with Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them, and sweep away their cares. Accustomed…

MiA Book Club’s Recommended Read: September

The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse   Twenty-three year old Katy Speed is fascinated by the house across the street. The woman who lives there, Gloria, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. But who is the woman who arrives in the black car most Saturdays while Gloria is at work? Sometimes she brings women to the house, other times they have children. Hilda, Katy’s…

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