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Books To Make You Feel The Love


Two by Two – Nicholas Sparks

Russell Green has a loving family, a successful career and a beautiful house. However, cracks are beginning to appear, and Russ’ seemingly perfect life is turned upside down.

Finding himself single-handedly caring for his young daughter, as well as attempting to launch his own business, the only thing Russ knows is that he must shelter his little girl from the consequences of these changes.

As Russ embarks on this daunting and unexpected new chapter of his life, a chance encounter will challenge him to find a happiness beyond anything he could ever have imagined.

A Dog’s Purpose – W. Bruce Cameron

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.

But this new life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders – will he ever find his purpose?

Now a major motion picture starring Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton, A Dog’s Purpose is a dog’s-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds that hold us all together.

The Year that Changed Everything – Cathy Kelly

Three women celebrate milestone birthdays, but they mark the start of a year that will change everything . . .

Ginger isn’t spending her 30th the way she would have planned. Tonight might be the first night of the rest of her life – or a total disaster.

Sam is finally pregnant after years of trying. When her waters break on the morning of her 40th birthday, she panics: forget labour, how is she going to be a mother?

Callie is celebrating her 50th at a big party in her Dublin home. Then a knock at the door mid-party turns her perfect life upside down . . .

Full of warmth and wisdom, this is a story about finding happiness on your own terms.

The Pearler’s Wife – Roxane Dhand

It is 1912, and Maisie Porter is on the deck of the SS Oceanic, leaving England for Australia’s far north-west to marry her cousin Maitland, a wealthy pearling magnate – and a man she has never met.

Also on board is William Cooper, the Royal Navy’s top man, who has been hired by the government as one of twelve ‘white’ divers to replace the predominantly Asian pearling crews.

Maitland is harbouring deadly secrets. And when Cooper and the divers sail out to harvest the pearl shell, they are in great danger – and not just from the unpredictable and perilous ocean.

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

Lou Clark knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

Now a major motion picture, Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You is a thoughtful yet heartbreaking novel, adored by the likes of Sophie Kinsella, Elle and Marie Claire.

Surprise Me – Sophie Kinsella

Sylvie and Dan lead a comfortable life.  They have a great home, beautiful daughters, rewarding jobs, and seem to know everything there is to know about each other. While they have already been in a relationship for ten years, the thought that they could be together for another sixty-eight years sends them into a spiral.

In order to revitalise their marriage, the pair agree to create little surprises for each other, and are met with both disastrous and hilarious results.

Over time, however, Project Surprise Me begins to unearth scandalous truths, causing Sylvie and Dan to wonder if they ever really knew each other at all…

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