THE TWENTY YEAR ITCH
Can love survive long-term in the twenty-first century? Julie is beginning to doubt it. When her husband of twenty years announces that he is chucking his job to embark on an adult gap year leaving his salary and Julie behind, she puts her marriage under the microscope. Turning to her friends for comfort and advice, Julie finds that their relationships are falling apart too. Surely they can’t all be innocent victims? Or all bad wives? Is there no such thing as an enduring marriage? Does that twenty-year itch just have to be scratched? While this emotional maelstrom rages around her, meeting someone new is the last thing on Julie’s mind. Until a chance encounter propels her onto a sexual collision course with a man who spells danger . . .
FIFTY IS NOT A FOUR LETTER WORD
Life begins at fifty… Well, it certainly does for Hope, though not at all as she had planned . She reluctantly hits her half-century on New Year’s Day and within weeks her career, her marriage and her self-esteem are in free-fall. But Hope has guts – and a sense of humour. By the end of her annus horribilis she has acquired a taste for designer underwear, climbing mountains – and the memory of one perfect night in Paris. A funny, wise and touching look at all the issues closest to our hearts. The novel grown-up girls have been waiting for.
THE SECRET LIVES OF SISTERS
Hannah has always felt in the shadow of her older sister, Cat. Cat is the flamboyant one, the one who can make everyone laugh. Hannah is so quiet that her parents often joke, ‘Has Cat got your tongue?’ Now Hannah has a daughter of her own, who is about to get married. On the day of the wedding, Cat’s caustic tongue is once again let loose with devastating consequences. As Hannah is compelled to examine her past and to try to make sense of her complicated relationship with her sister, she begins to unravel the secrets and lies on which their seemingly normal family was built. While the truth has the potential to finally unite the sisters, it also has the power to tear them apart for good. Linda Kelsey’s new novel has all the emotional intelligence, warmth and honesty that characterised her debut, Fifty is Not a Four-letter Word. It’s a novel for every woman with a sister, and every woman who ever wanted one.