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1. Crossroads - Belva Plain

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No one explores the rich tapestry of the human heart as Belva Plain does. Now Plain dazzles us once again with a new novel of rare eloquence and raw emotion...a powerful tale about the consequences of greed--and the acts of love and forgiveness that can heal the heart.

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2. The Yellow Birds - Kevin Powers

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In Al Tafar, Iraq, Privates Bartle and Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two do everything they can to protect each other. This title offers a fresh depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraqi veteran and poet.

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3. Run - Ann Patchett

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4. Love, Second Time Around Large Print - Appleton Penny

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Maggie Stewart is a retired lawyer, working to preserve the heritage of her little English cottage in Summerfield village. Her children have grown and she's content to ride horses in the countryside and enjoy her retirement.

Except she needs money for her renovations ... and she's lonely.

When she joins her old environmental team to go up against an oil company, Maggie finds herself working in opposition to a man she once loved from afar, many years ago.

Idaho ranch owner Greg Warren is rich and entitled, with a dark past that he hides behind a professional smile. But inside, he struggles with loneliness after the loss of his wife, and the rage of a wild daughter who won't let him move on.

Love blooms as Maggie and Greg take a chance on a new start, but can they find a balance between their two worlds?

In this sweet romance, set between the English countryside and the mountains and farmland of Idaho, can Maggie and Greg find love second time around?

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5. Red Moon - Benjamin Percy

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6. Angels on Toast - Dawn Powell

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7. Deadly Detail LP - Don Porter

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Alex Price, a bush pilot during the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, is looking forward to a pleasant evening with his old friend and former prospecting partner Stan, and Stan’s lovely Athabascan wife Angie. But under his horrified gaze, Stan dies a violent death in the explosion of his vehicle. No fool, Alex perceives a possible threat to Angie. And he’s right; assassins are moving right behind him. On the run, Alex and Angie share their grief and their fury, engaging in a deadly game of cat and mouse with no idea who is trying to kill them, or why. “A retired pilot, Porter writes gracefully about flying in Alaska in his soaring debut, evoking its breathtaking beauty and the joy of traveling across the state in a small plane...The fast pacing and gorgeous scenery hook the reader from the beginning.” —Publishers Weekly Don Porter has built mountaintop radio and TV repeaters in Alaska and earned a full compliment of pilot’s licenses. Then, trading snow for sunshine, he spent 10 years in Hawaii as Director of Maintenance for ABC. Deadly Detail is his first novel. www.dongporter.com

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8. Pollyanna - Eleanor H Porter

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9. A River in the Sky - Elizabeth Peters

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10. Head Over Heels (Large Print 16pt) - Felicity Price

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Rushing from one crisis to another, Penny Rushmore has a name to live up to, coping with a demanding job and still adapting to life without her husband Steve. The first set - back comes when she hears that the glamorous young woman Steve took off with is pregnant. According to Charlotte, Penny's daughter, Steve and Jacinta are head over heels about each other. According to Penny's son, Charlotte is also head over heels - about her ageing university lecturer. But is Penny head over heels about her new boyfriend or is she too frantic running between disasters to find out? And is her elderly father still head over heels about his wife or has her advanced dementia driven him over the edge? Funny and fast - paced, this is a candid and entertaining novel about finding some sort of balance in your life while being stuck in the Sandwich Generation - sandwiched between the demands of ageing parents, teenagers, a career and a badly behaved spaniel.

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11. The Denniston Rose (Large Print 16pt) - Jenny Pattrick

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A number one bestseller, this favourite New Zealand novel captures a real 19th century community. The bleak coal - mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. At the time of this novel - the 1880s - the only way to reach the makeshift collection of huts, tents and saloons is to climb aboard an empty coal - wagon to be hauled 2000 feet up the terrifyingly steep Incline - the cable - haulage system that brings the coal down to the railway line. All sorts arrive here to work the mines and bring out the coal: ex - goldminers down on their luck; others running from the law, or from a woman, or worse. They work alongside recruited English miners, solid and skilled, who scorn these disorganised misfits and want them off the Hill. Into this chaotic community come five - year - old Rose and her mother, riding up the Incline, at night, during a storm. No one knows what has driven them there, but most agree the mother must be desperate to choose Denniston; worse, to choose that drunkard Jimmy Cork as bedfellow. The mother has her reasons and her plans, which she tells no one. The indomitable Rose is left to fend for herself, struggling to secure a place in this tough and often aggressive community. The Denniston Rose is about isolation and survival. It is the story of a spirited child, who, in appalling conditions, remains a survivor.

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12. Heart of Coal (Large Print 16pt) - Jenny Pattrick

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A compelling sequel to the bestselling novel THE DENNISTON ROSE Eighteen years have passed since the child Rose arrived on Denniston, riding up the terrifying Incline on a stormy night. She has now grown into a young woman, intelligent and talented, with an outrageous zest for life. The trauma of her early years seems forgotten, though some recognise its shadow in her often unconventional behaviour. Rose is expected to marry her childhood friend the golden Michael Hanratty, but when dark and stubborn Brennan Scobie arrives back on the Hill after a seven - year absence, a challenge is inevitable. The opposition of Brennan's ambitious mother adds to the tension. This sequel to the best - selling The Denniston Rose continues to follow the fortunes of the remote West Coast coal - mining settlement. At the turn of the century Denniston is still isolated, but all that is about to change. New challenges will confront both Rose and this close - knit society. Staying or leaving will become an option. Heart of Coal is about loss and love, hope and despair. It is a story of convention and the lack of it and of the uncompromising spirit of a unique woman.

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13. Parliament of Rooks Haunting Brontë Country - Karen Perkins

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Parliament of Rooks, the new historical paranormal novel in the award-winning collection of Yorkshire Ghost Stories, contrasts the beautiful, inspiring village of Haworth today with the slum - or rookery - it was during the industrial revolution: rife with disease, heartache, poverty, and child slavery in the mills.

In 2017, life expectancy in the UK was 81.

In 1848 Haworth, it was 22.

"Lush and atmospheric, this novel is dark and moody with supernatural elements and accurate historical details" - Review from the BookLife Prize by Publishers Weekly

Likened by independent reviewers on Amazon to the Bront sisters, Edgar Allen Poe, Barbara Erskine and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Karen Perkins' novels are filled with unflinching honesty and an acute understanding of human nature. She explores not only the depths of humanity, but the depths of human motivation behind the actions and pain people inflict upon each other, as well as the repercussions of these actions not only in the short term, but also the later generations who live with the implications of the past. Karen Perkins won the silver medal for European Fiction in the 2015 IPPY book awards, and her fiction has been at the top of bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic, including #50 in the UK Kindle Store.

Nine-year-old Harry Sutcliff hates working at Rooks Mill and is forever in trouble for running away to the wide empty spaces of the moors - empty but for the song of the skylark, the antics of the rabbits, and the explorations of Emily Bront. Bound together by their love of the moors, Emily and Harry develop a lasting friendship, but not everyone is happy about it - especially Martha, Harry's wife.

As Martha's jealous rages grow in ferocity, Harry does not realise the danger he is in. A hundred and fifty years later, this danger also threatens Verity and her new beau, William. Only time will tell if Verity and William have the strength to fight off the ghosts determined to shape their lives, or whether they will succumb to an age-old betrayal.

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14. The Body in the Piazza LP - Katherine Hall Page

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15. Swann's Way (Large Print) - Marcel Proust

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This large print title is set in Tiresias 16pt font as recommended by the RNIB.

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16. Naomi's Christmas: A Pleasant Valley Novel - Marta Perry

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17. I Curse the River of Time - Per Petterson

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18. God Save the Child - Robert B Parker

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19. Mortal Stakes - Robert B Parker

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20. Blue Freedom (Large Print 16pt) - Sandra Peut

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Blue Freedom is funny, wild, and sometimes woolly, but always entertaining! Bella Whitman is a freelance health and fitness writer with a tragic history. When she is offered a dream opportunity to undertake a writing assignment which will take her on a journey across the South Pacific islands, she grabs it, despite her misgivings about the arrogant but handsome editor in charge of the magazine, Ethan Gray - and Jay Hinkley, the contract photographer Ethan has hired to travel with her. Despite a rocky start, Bella finds herself being drawn to Jay as they work and travel through the islands. But can this relationship develop into more than a friendship, when he already has a woman in his life? And with a dangerous hitman trailing their every move, can Bella and Jay finish their assignment - despite the shadowy motives of their employer Ethan - and survive a deadly rendezvous with a Thai drug consortium in a nail - biting climax? Through this fast - paced adventure, Bella is able to find healing from past pain and discover emotional and spiritual freedom.

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