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28 June 2015

July 2015 releases! (Part 2)

Yesterday I posted some amazing releases which will hit the shelves during the first few weeks of July 2015 (click here to see the list). Fear not, though, if you need a big pile of books to get through the long summer days, July has even more fab releases in store for us, so be sure to also check out the list below! 

Which releases are you excited about? I'd love to hear from you! If you'd like me to include your book release in this list, feel free to contact me via e-mail or Twitter! :)

Jenna McCarthy - 'Pretty Much Screwed' (7 July)

“I don’t love you anymore.”

For Charlotte Crawford, the worst part about being dumped after twenty years of marriage is that her husband, Jack, doesn’t want another woman; he just doesn’t want her.

Forty-two and clueless, Charlotte is a fish out of water in a dating pool teeming with losers. Just when she thinks she’s finally put her failed marriage behind her, it comes back to bite her in the ass…hard. Without warning, Charlotte finds herself staring down the barrel of a future she wouldn’t (she would totally) wish on her worst enemy.

Why so excited? --> I'm personally not familiar with author Jenna McCarthy, but she's well-known for her hilarious memoirs and I have to admit I'm quite curious to check out her work for myself. 'Pretty Much Screwed' sounds like a fun read, so I hope to be able to check it out soon. / / Goodreads

Allison Morgan - 'The Someday Jar' (7 July)

Real-estate broker Lanie Howard figures she has the perfect man, the perfect job, and the perfect life. Then she stumbles across her old Someday Jar, the forgotten glass relic where she stashed all the childhood wishes—no matter how crazy—that her father encouraged her to write down on the backs of Chinese restaurant fortunes. She used to be fun once! What happened to her?


Although Lanie is wary of uncorking her past, when an attractive stranger saves her from a life-or-death encounter with a lemon peel at the bottom of a martini glass, she realizes that life is way too short for regrets. Now, jar in hand, Lanie decides to throw caution to the wind, and carry out everything she had once hoped to do, even if it means leaving her perfectly “perfect” life behind…

Why so excited? --> This book is accompanied by a message that fans of Sophie Kinsella and the Shopaholic series will fall in love with this novel and its heroine as well, so that has already convinced me to want to pick up a copy of 'The Someday Jar' as soon as I can! / / Goodreads

Holly Martin - 'Fairytale Beginnings' (10 July)

Love is an open door…except when it keeps slamming in your face.

Hopeless romantic Milly Rose has had her fair share of heartbreak. Obsessed with all things Disney, she refuses to give up on finding her Prince Charming – he’s out there somewhere, isn’t he?

When Milly is given a job to investigate the origins of an historical building in the village of Clovers Rest, she’s not sure what to expect. What she discovers takes her breath away - a beautiful real life Cinderella castle, complete with turrets, a magnificent drawbridge AND a very handsome owner…Cameron Heartstone.

As Milly and Cameron begin to unearth the secrets of Clover Castle, they can’t ignore the intense chemistry building between them. But they’ve both been hurt badly before. Can they take a big leap of faith and find their own happily-ever-after?

Why so excited? --> I am SO incredibly excited about this novel, I don't even know where to begin. I have heard so many amazing things about Holly Martin's writing, and I can't wait to finally read one of her novels. This one also has a simply stunning cover which I can't stop looking at... I already love everything about it! / / Goodreads

Chrissie Manby - 'A Proper Family Adventure' (16 July)

Could you spend two weeks at sea with your family?

Thanks to an unexpected windfall, the Bensons are treating themselves to a luxury cruise. With stop-offs in Barcelona, Rome and Marseilles, plus constant entertainment onboard, it's a dream come true . . . Or is it? Last time Chelsea Benson went on holiday with this lot she nearly went crazy.

Her mum and sister are convinced Chelsea's boyfriend Adam will propose on the ship. Chelsea's sure he won't, but she can't help feeling butterflies as they set sail. Is Adam going to pop the question, or will the only thing to pop be Chelsea's ego?

Why so excited? --> This is book 3 in Chrissie Manby's 'Proper Family' series. A series which I haven't read myself but which I am sure is great summer reading. I love the cover of the book and the blurb sounds good as well, so I hope to finally be able to be introduced to the Bensons this summer! / / Goodreads

Heidi Swain - 'The Cherry Tree Cafe' (16 July)

Lizzie Dixon's life feels as though it's fallen apart. Instead of the marriage proposal she was hoping for from her boyfriend, she is unceremoniously dumped, and her job is about to go the same way. So, there's only one option: to go back home to the village she grew up in and to try to start again.

Her best friend Jemma is delighted Lizzie has come back home. She has just bought a little cafe and needs help in getting it ready for the grand opening. And Lizzie's sewing skills are just what she needs.

With a new venture and a new home, things are looking much brighter for Lizzie. But can she get over her broken heart, and will an old flame reignite a love from long ago...?

Why so excited? --> I already fell in love with the cover of 'The Cherry Tree Cafe' as soon as I laid eyes on it and it sounds like a great chick lit read. I can't wait to have a copy in my hands! / / Goodreads

Sophie Hart - 'The Girl's Guide to Getting Hitched' (17 July)

When new mum and events planner Julia Crawford is given the opportunity to plan three weddings, she jumps at the chance. What could possibly go wrong?… 

Forget bridezilla, Aimee’s future mother-in-law is the stuff of nightmares – hell bent on taking over the wedding entirely. Worse still, her fiancĂ©, Jon, seems oblivious. Aimee’s starting to wonder if she and her groom-to-be are right for each other after all… 

Body shy Debbie is on a mission. She’s determined to shed a lot of pounds before the big day. As the wedding inches closer, will the new Debbie lose sight of what’s really important? 

Gill loves Mike and their blended family of five kids to bits, but with a house full of teenage hormones and her eldest, Kelly, struggling with so much change, Gill is feeling the pressure... 

As the women bond over cake and a cuppa, can they each resolve their wedding woes before the big day? 

Why so excited? --> Another author whose novels have never disappointed me so far. I just love Sophie Hart's writing style and this is definitely one of my personal favourite July 2015 releases which I can't wait to read! / / Goodreads

Cathy Bramley - 'Wickham Hall (Part Two)' (23 July)

Summertime at Wickham Hall is hard to beat. The sun is out, the gardens are in full bloom, and the Summer Festival is just around the corner.

With a clipboard in one hand and her diary in the other, Holly Swift is in her element. She’s even warming to Ben, her unorganised, spontaneous (if very attractive) boss who occasionally drives her mad.

But as the festival rolls near, a family secret from the past threatens to rain down on Holly’s parade. Can she weather the storm, or is this a problem not even Holly can plan her way out of?

Why so excited? --> Another fantastic author who is treating us to another fabulous part in her newest e-book series, 'Wickham Hall.' Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to read the first part of the series yet, but I am sure it will be a great read! / / Goodreads

Sinead Moriarty - 'The Way We Were' (30 July)

'He needed something else. He wanted more.'

Alice and Ben are a couple like any other bound together by love, work, children, familiarity and a shared sense of purpose.

But when Ben decides to pursue a dream of his own, he brings devastation on his family and, as far as they know, their lives will never be the same again.

Alice and Ben are now on different paths: she needs to put their shared life behind her; he needs to remember it to survive.

So, what happens if they get a second chance?

Can they - should they - go back to the way they were?

Why so excited? --> Sinead Moriarty's novels always manage to intrigue me and she's a great women's fiction author. I am curious to read 'The Way We Were' and have high hopes for this book! / / Goodreads

Kat French - 'The Piano Man Project' (30 July)

Finding love isn’t always black and white…

You: kind, piano-playing sex god
Me: hopelessly romantic charity shop manager

Honeysuckle Jones has a problem, and her best friends Nell and Tash are on a mission to help her solve it. She needs a man – a caring, intelligent, funny man. But most importantly, a man who’s good with his hands…

Luckily Honey’s new neighbour – moody, antisocial ex-chef Hal – fails on almost every count. Even though the chemistry between them is electric, he’s obviously wrong for her in every way.

But when Honey discovers the devastating reason for his moods she decides to give him another chance. And discovers that the best songs aren’t always in tune…

Why so excited? --> I was a part of the blog tour for Kat French's debut novel 'Undertaking Love' last year; a book which I read and was one of my favourites of 2014. I'm really excited Kat is releasing another novel this July and I already have my fingers crossed I will enjoy 'The Piano Man Project' as much as I did her first novel! / / Goodreads

Eleanor Morgan - 'A Daughter's Secret' (30 July)

Mia is a high-flying child psychotherapist, hoping to be made partner in the thriving practice where she works. But then she takes on a case which will change her life for ever, and bring back the past she has done her best to bury. 

Thirteen year old Gemma was the last person to see her father before he went on the run, fleeing from a major criminal trial. The police are desperate to track him down, pressuring Mia to tease the information out of his angry and reluctant daughter. But what does Gemma really know and how hard can Mia push without betraying her? 

Both are hiding devastating secrets. Both need the other to survive. Will they learn to trust each other before it's too late?

Why so excited? --> I think this sounds like a really intriguing piece of women's fiction which I can't wait to give a try. I am not familiar with author Eleanor Morgan, but have already added this to my TBR-list and hope to be able to pick up a copy in the next few weeks! / / Goodreads

Claire Sandy - 'A Very Big House in the Country' (30 July)

'Holidays are about surviving the gaps between one meal and another.'

For one long hot summer in Devon, three families are sharing one very big house in the country. The Herreras: made up of two tired parents, three grumbling children and one promiscuous dog; the Littles: he's loaded (despite two divorces and five kids), she's gorgeous, but maybe the equation for a truly happy marriage is a bit more complicated than that; and the Browns, who seem oddly jumpy around people, but especially each other.

By the pool, new friendships blossom; at the aga door, resentments begin to simmer. Secret crushes are formed and secret cigarettes cadged by the teens, as the adults loosen their inhibitions with litres of white wine and start to get perhaps a little too honest ...

Why so excited? --> Another release which seems to be a great summer read to pick up within the next couple of weeks. I really like both the cover and the description of the summer and I've only heard good things about Claire Sandy's books. Definitely looking forward to giving this a chance! / / Goodreads

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