Out of Focus by Primula Bond
Eloise Stokes’s first professional photography assignment seems to be a straightforward family portrait. But the rich, colourful Epsom family – father Cedric, step-mother Mimi, twin sons Rick and Jake, and sister Honey – are intrigued by her understated talent and she is soon sucked into their wild world. As the initial portrait sitting becomes an extended photo diary of the family over an intense, hot weekend, Eloise gradually blossoms until she is equally happy in front of the lens.
One of Us by Antonia Adams
Successful artist Natalie Crane is midway through a summer exhibition with friend and agent Anton when Will Falcon strolls tantalisingly into her life. After a messy divorce, a relationship is not Natalie’s priority. Anton takes an immediate dislike to the shaven-headed composer, but Natalie is captivated. He is everything she is not: free, impulsive and seemingly with no thought for the future. He introduces her to Dorset’s beautiful coves and stunning countryside and their time together is magical.
Things get complicated when her most famous painting, a nude self-portrait, is stolen and there are no signs of a break-in. When it’s time for her return toLondon, Will doesn’t turn up to say goodbye, and she cannot trace him. Anton tells her to forget him, but she cannot. Then she discovers the stakes are much higher than they first appeared.
Drawn by DD Byrne
When Stella Brookes vowed "to love and to cherish till death us do part", she never figured she’d be a widow at the age of 33. Two years later, she embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime dream holiday in Naples, and it’s going great – until she meets a young, flamboyant artist, Antonio Dell’Ora. Not only does he capture Stella’s beauty in his sketchbook, he’s drawing much more from her than she’s willing to part with. Feelings of betrayal towards her dead husband and sexual desire for Antonio test her resolve to be the woman she wishes to be. But if Stella is to move on with the rest of her life, she must believe her wedding vow. When she’s given another chance "to have and to hold from this day forward" she steps over the boundary that restricted her and is drawn to Antonio.