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The London Train by Tessa HadleyThe London Train by Tessa Hadley. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Unsettled by the recent death of his mother, Paul sets out in search of Pia, his daughter from his first marriage, who has disappeared into the labyrinth of London. Discovering her pregnant and living illegally in a run-down council flat with a pair of Polish siblings, Paul is entranced by Pia’s excitement at living on the edge. Abandoning his second wife and their children in Wales, he joins her to begin a new life in the heart of London.

Cora, meanwhile, is running in the opposite direction, back to Cardiff, to the house she has inherited from her parents. She is escaping her marriage, and the constrictions and disappointments of her life in London. But there is a deeper reason why she cannot stay with her decent Civil Service husband—the aftershocks of which she hasn’t fully come to terms with herself.

Library Journal says “Hadley’s writing is beautiful; her Sunstroke and Other Stories was a New York Times notable book. Lovers of character-driven literary fiction will enjoy this novel. However, readers looking for fast-paced, plot-driven fiction will find it difficult to identify with protagonists whose self-centered angst is somewhat indefinable.”

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Miss Buncle's Book  by D.E. StevensonMiss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Who Knew One Book Could Cause So Much Chaos?

Barbara Buncle is in a bind. Times are harsh, and Barbara’s bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel … if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from her fellow residents of Silverstream, the little English village she knows inside and out.

To her surprise, the novel is a smash. It’s a good thing she wrote under a pseudonym, because the folks of Silverstream are in an uproar. But what really turns Miss Bunde’s world around is this: what happens to the characters in her book starts happening to their real-life counterparts. Does life really imitate art?

A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with Miss Buncle’s Book, crafting a highly original and charming tale about what happens when people see themselves through someone else’s eyes.

This book was on sale last December so I felt safe including it again. Recommended by Jayne:

If you like “Miss Pettigrew” or gentle books about bygone times which were actually written in those times and which take their time to set up the action, then this might be for you. Watch as Barbara Buncle blossoms and finds within herself the strength that’s always been there, just waiting for its chance.

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Things I Can't Forget by Miranda KenneallyThings I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally . $ 2.99

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Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…

This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt…with her.

Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy…

I liked Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally quite a bit but I haven’t read her since then because the new adult books have replaced most of my YA reading. The book centers around Kate’s faith and how her rigid beliefs about pregnancy, abortion and Christianity are challenged by experiences that happen to her friends.

You may want to buy the Miranda Kenneally Bundle: Catching Jordan, Stealing Parker, Things I Can’t Forget for $11.99 although Stealing Parker is also on sale for $2.99. (Catching Jordan is $7.99)

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Riptides (Lengths) Steph Campbell (Author), Liz Reinhardt (Author)Riptides by Steph Campbell. $ .99 AMZN | Apple.

From the Jacket Copy:

“This duo has done it again! RIPTIDES is the perfect mix of steam and heart. Each book in this series is filled with characters that you can’t get enough of. The Lengths Series is a must read!” — #1 NYT Bestselling Author, COLLEEN HOOVER

“My heart has been stolen by a sexy surfer! RIPTIDES is filled with endearing, fully-realized characters that will sweep you away for a wild ride.” — NYT Bestselling Author, CORA CARMACK

Enzo Rodriguez doesn’t take much seriously–unless it involves waves, boards, or good beer.

When too-hot-to-handle Jessica Mills strolls into his life, Enzo is willing to forego all of those things for every second he can spend with her.

But Jessica has a huge secret–and when it’s revealed, it not only crushes Enzo, but has the last person he wants to ask a favor of–his brother-in-law Adam–bailing him out of jail.

Enzo is convinced that the only way to mend his bruised ego and heart, is to pack his bags and leave the turbulent waters of Silver Strand…for good.

**Riptides is a 50,000 word novella**

Hot Jewish surfers! That’s pretty unusual.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Monique
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 11:12:21

    Thank you!

  2. Becky
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 11:14:06

    FWIW, I read The Princess and the Hound when it first came out, and really enjoyed it–though I don’t remember the particulars at the moment. It’s in my classroom library (Catholic school, junior high) but I really got it for me. Putting it in the library was just my justification for buying it in the first place, but still, there wasn’t anything in it that I thought might get me in trouble with students/parents… I have the next book by the author as well, but no time to read it yet :(

    Both my 14-yr old daughter and I loved Catching Jordan too–she’s read the others in the series as well and really liked them, though I–you guessed it–haven’t had time yet. Darn work and other commitments!

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