We have a new book proof that has arrived this week! The fabulous Lisa Jewell is one of our favourite authors and her new novel, The Family Upstairs, is being devoured by us right now. It will be published in August this year, we will be posting a review about this book very soon for you all – I’m sure many of you will be adding this to your August bank holiday reading list! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Family-Upstairs-Lisa-Jewell/dp/1780899203
Other exciting news this month is the fabulous Dorothy Koomson has her latest book coming out. Tell Me Your Secret is Dorothy’s first book with her new publisher Headline. We had the pleasure of reading this book in February and it is fabulous! We were totally drawn in from the first pages. This novel is about two women (Jody and Pieta), a string of murders, vicious attacks and plenty of haunting secrets. What we absolutely loved about this book is that we were totally drawn in from the first few pages and we never once preempted what would happen. Sometimes, in emotional thrillers, it is a real let down if you can guess ‘who dun it’, but Dorothy is incredibly clever and keeps the reader guessing right up until the final few pages. This book will have you totally immersed within its pages and leave you with that wonderful book hang-over feeling once you’ve finished! Available to pre-order now here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tell-Your-Secret-Dorothy-Koomson/dp/1472260376
Publishers Weekly have just reviewed author Gill Paul’s latest book The Lost Daughter in the US, stating that it is “so engrossing that readers will have difficulty putting it down.” Having worked with Gill on this book, we totally agree with that. This is a beautifully written piece of historical fiction which weaves together two timelines perfectly. The Lost Daughter is due to be published in Canada this month and in the US next month by Hachette. If you are in the UK you can already buy it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Daughter-bestselling-author-Secret-ebook/dp/B0777PD616
Jodie Isitt’s debut children’s book, Playing with Bourbon Badger, is published today! This book is about a little bunny called Lola who has autism. The story helps to bring children with neurodiversity to the forefront, showing us what playtime at school is like for a child who has extra-sensory needs. With gentle words, beautiful illustrations and lots of supportive tips, this book is perfect for introducing autism to a young audience. We worked closely with Jodie when creating this book and are very inspired by her hard work. This is Jodie’s debut children’s book, but it won’t be her last – Jodie has great plans and already has several other books in production which have Lola Bunny at the heart of them. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Playing-Bourbon-Badger-Jodie-Isitt/dp/1913073009
We also have great news from our author Helen Lacy (author of Let’s Talk to Mummy’s Tummy), following on from the success of her previous book, Helen is busy working on the follow-up book, Let’s Talk about your new Baby Brother or Sister and this week her illustrator, Carla Moreno, has completed the images. Having worked with Helen on this book, we are very excited to see it coming together and will let you know as soon as it is ready for pre-orders. It will be the perfect book for any child who is expecting a new baby brother or sister.
We are also working with a children’s author who has her very first manuscript with us and it is incredibly special. Sometimes, we get a manuscript that just stands out and we think ‘wow!’ And this story is one of those. We can’t wait to see it develop and turn into a book which will be enjoyed by so many.