Five full length novels from best-selling contemporary women's fiction authors in one boxset
Ordinary Miracles – Grace Wynne -Jones
"Funny, heartwarming and special" - Marian Keyes
It only takes ordinary miracles to change your life.
Jasmine Smith: forty next month and not ready for it; married to a man she likes and not prepared to give up on love; smothered by life's mundanity, and yet drawn towards its mystery. She wants the sort of love that makes her feel more alive, she wants wild sex in stalle d lifts with film stars. She wants something else....
Jasmine Smith is in desperate need of a miracle. And with the help of an adventurous school friend, a man called Charlie and a pig called Rosie she is about to find one.
A Street Café Named Desire – R J Gould
When David meets Bridget at a school reunion, he unexpectedly finds himself falling for her. With problems at work and a failing marriage, David feels he’s going nowhere, and mysterious, enigmatic Bridget draws him out of his shell. He’s overjoyed when, against all odds, she returns his interest – but what is it in her past that makes her reluctant to reveal her true feelings?
As their relationship progresses, David starts to think he may realise his dreams – but will he get everything he’s ever wanted, or is it all too good to be true?
Perfect Alibis – Jane Wenham-Jones
"The story you've always wanted to read about infidelity." Cosmopolitan
PA’s agency offers Perfect Alibis for the unfaithful.
Stephanie – bored housewife and disillusioned mother – wants a job, and Madeleine’s recruitment company appears to be the ideal place to go. Except that PAs isn’t quite what it seems. Far from providing companies with Personal Assistants, the agency offers Perfect Alibis to unfaithful women. And as Stephanie soon discovers, there are lots of them about! Founder member Patsy is a serial philanderer and there’s a dark side to her best friend Millie. For the well-heeled ladies of Edenhurst, PA’s is a ticket to risk-free adultery.
So when Stephanie’s first love, Troy returns to town even she is tempted. But her life is soon in turmoil, and that’s before the tabloids get involved….
Helter Skelter – Della Galton
"Della Galton is always worth reading" Take A Break
"Della's writing is stylish, moving, original and fun: a wonderfully satisfying journey to a destination you can eagerly anticipate without ever guessing." Liz Smith, Fiction Editor, My Weekly. Brought up on a seaside fairground, Vanessa knows all about what a rollercoaster ride life can be. Tragedy forces her to flee but when she discovers that her husband, a property developer, is cheating on her she returns. But the fair has gone, the land, bought by her husband, is now covered by luxury flats. Going back can be painful but this is just the start of the Helter Skelter for Vanessa.
While she feels her life is spiralling ever downwards, there are the strong arms of a passion from her past to catch her at the end.
Love in Vogue – Eve Bourton
When her tycoon father suddenly dies, Corinne Marchand throws herself into running his couture empire based in Paris. Having been abandoned by her playboy lover Philippe de Rochmort three years earlier, she's also mistrustful of men and convinced that she is better off alone - so when she meets attractive merchant banker Miles Corsley, she refuses to give him the time of day, let alone a date. Corinne's younger sister, model Yolande, has loved Philippe's brother Yves all her life, and they are to be married - but after meeting bad boy film star Patrick Dubuisson she breaks off her engagement and embarks on a passionate affair in Hollywood. When Philippe finally returns to France and shocking secrets are revealed, Corinne has to decide if she will trust Miles with more than her money as they battle to save her company from a hostile takeover - while Yolande learns the hard way that Hollywood glamour doesn't always bring happiness.
Paris is the city of love, but will it ever be in vogue for the Marchand girls again?