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A ​három McCabe nővérnek gyerekként egy vágya volt; hogy harmincas éveikre boldog családanyák legyenek. A sors nem így akarta... Cat hosszú évek után érkezik haza, hogy végre tiszta lappal kezdjen új életet... Fen mindene a kislánya, mintaanya szeretne lenni, miközben házassága kihűlőben... Pip húgai felett anyáskodik, de a szerelem mind ez ideáig elkerülte... Az önfeledtnek induló családi partin váratlanul feltárul a múlt gondosan őrzött titka. Kételyek és sérelmek, szemrehányások és csalódások törnek elő, miközben a legmegdöbbentőbb hír még hátravan... Freya North szerelemmel és szeretettel teli könyveinek világszerte vannak rajongói. 2005 óta regényei sorra a sikerlisták élére kerülnek, több hónapig őrizve vezető helyüket. Az írónő jelenleg tizedik bestsellerén dolgozik

Gyönyörű ​tengerparti ház Saltburnben, jól fizető állás – mindez kötelezettségek nélkül. Joe elégedett a sorsával. Már csak egy megbízható személyre van szüksége, aki gyakori távollétei alatt gondját viseli a háznak. Amikor Tess jelentkezik a hirdetésre, Joe egyáltalán nem biztos benne, hogy ő a megfelelő ember erre a feladatra. Honnan, mi elől menekül ide ilyen sietve? Túl azon, hogy pillanatok alatt össze lehet vele veszni, valami féltve őrzött titok lappang a múltjában – de hát végső soron mindenkinek vannak titkai. Legfeljebb nem ekkorák… Freya North szerelemmel és szeretettel teli könyveinek világszerte vannak rajongói. 2005 óta regényei sorra a sikerlisták élére kerülnek, több hónapig őrizve vezető helyüket. Az írónő jelenleg tizedik bestsellerén dolgozik.

Sally ​Lomax, a huszonöt éves általános iskolai tanítónő, egy partin ismerkedik meg Richarddal, a harmincöt éves Notting Hill-i építésszel, akivel azon melegében el is kapcsolatát az ágyban. Az eddig szemérmes, nem sok tapasztalattal dicsekvő lány elhatározza, hogy magára ölti egy csábító démon, a végzet asszonyának szerepét, és nem érdeklik az érzelmek, csak a szex és az érzékiség. Richard, aki nem is sejti, hogy Sally tetteit egy jól kiagyalt terv mozgatja, mindent elkövet, hogy rabul ejtse a lányt, ám Sally boldogságát kizárólag szexuális élményeik helyessége és újszerűsége határozza meg, s miközben minden energiáját annak szenteli, hogy újabb csábítási praktikákat vessen be, nem figyel oda, mi játszódik a tudatalattijában. Richard, megrögzött agglegény létére elkövet egy hibát, ami Sally szemében megbocsáthatatlan: beleszeret. Ez még nem lenne baj, de meg is mondja neki... Ez a vallomás egy lavinát indít el, egy világ omlik össze Sallyben. Úgy érzi, füstbe ment a terve, Richardnak soha nem lett volna szabad beleszeretnie. Freya North debütáló könyvében friss, szellemes hangon boncolgatja, érzelgősségmentes komolysággal az elkötelezettségektől való félelmet, a naturalisztikus szexualitás mögött rejtőzködő indíttatást, s keresi a választ arra, hogy milyen kapcsolatban áll, ha áll egyáltalán test és lélek.

Chloé ​Cadwallader huszonhat éves, félénk angol lány, aki együtt él barátjával, az egoista és munkamániás Brett-el. Keresztanyja saját lányaként szereti Chloét, s amikor meghal, végrendeletében arra kéri, szakítson barátjával, addigi életével, s utazza be az Egyesült Királyság négy országát négy évszak alatt. Chloé kétségektől gyötörve nekivág az útnak, hogy megtanuljon a saját lábára állni, megismerje az igazi szerelmet, a gyönyört, az életet - s minden évszakban egy férfit. Négy kapcsolat: futó, érzéki, testi, lelki. Ahogy telnek az évszakok, úgy ismeri meg Chloé egyre jobban saját magát, s útja során követi egy titkos szerelem szálait is, melyek talán elvezetik oda, ahol maga is megtalálja otthonát.

"Szenvedély, ​bűn, szerelem és szex, s mindez fergeteges kacagással megkoronázva. Ferya North még a szokásosnál is jobb formáját adta." Polly Fenton, a csinos, barátságos londoni angoltanárnő imádja a hivatását és bolondul Max Fyiledért. mégis mind-kettőt otthagyja, hogy a tanárcsere program keretében egy évre Amerikába utazzon. Vajon sikerül-e beilleszkednie új környezetébe, és hogyan dolgozza fel kedvese távollétét. Mi lesz, ha szerelembe esik az idegen országban? Amikor Polly lába amerikai földet érint, magával ragadja a lelkesedés, és amikor megismerkedik Chip Jonsonnal, az iskola sport trénerével, honvágya végképp semmivé foszlik. Kit választ majd végül? Visszatalál régi életéhez, vagy új utakra téved? Érzések, gondolatok, fergeteges párbeszédek kavarognak. Közben Polly szerelme, Max és annak fivére Benedict Polly legjobb barátnőjével Megannel, és a cserepartnerrel Jennel meglehetősen meghitt négyesé formálódnak. humoros helyzetek, kacagtató dialógusok lelkesednek az olvasásra. Vajon a kacagástól, vagy a szegény összezavarodott kis Polly, és a kedves Max iránti részvételből csordul ki a könnyünk? Egy kicsit ez is, egy kicsit az is.

Pip ​McCabe, 30, likes to say she doesn’t need a man and she doesn’t need money... However, her friends and her sisters think she would benefit from a little more of each. But stripy tights, starched pigtails, a bright red nose and an ability to juggle whilst doing the splits only just about pay the bills and seldom lead to romance or romps. Pip, though, takes her clowning very seriously, whether at spoilt kids’ parties or on the wards of children’s hospitals. She simply doesn’t have time for a man, she claims. And her bank balance hovers just above the red, so that’s OK. Zac Holmes, 34, has a successful, high-powered career, a fabulous flat and an adored 6-year-old son from a previous relationship. Popular, charming and affluent, Zac feels that no-strings flings suit his lifestyle as much as the pleasing bonuses he earns at work. When Zac and Pip first meet, it is far from love or lust at first sight. What can a clown and an accountant possibly have in common? Against a lively backdrop of parties and parks, hospitals and hotels, the attempt to find out…

A ​story of first love and second chances from the bestselling author of Love Rules The sleepwalker. By day, Petra Flint is a talented jeweller working in a lively London studio. By night, she sleepwalks. She has 40 carats of the world’s rarest gemstone under her mattress but it’s the skeletons in her closet that make it difficult for her to rest. The insomniac. At one time a promising song-writer, Arlo Savidge now teaches music at a boys’ boarding school in North Yorkshire. He assumes he’s happy with his isolated lifestyle. But, like Petra, ghosts from his past disturb his sleep. Putting the past to bed. Petra and Arlo loved each other from afar during their schooldays. Now, seventeen years later, in a tiny sweetshop one rainy day, they stand before each other once more. Could this be their second chance?

Freya ​North reunites her popular McCabe girls - sisters Cat, Fen and Pip - in her warm and sexy new novel. Despite their mother having run off with a cowboy from Denver when they were small, and having been brought up in a draughty house in Derbyshire by their eccentric uncle, Django, the McCabe girls actually consider themselves very normal and well-adjusted. Pip is stepmother to 10-year-old Tom, Fen has a young baby and Cat has returned to England to start a family. Their mid 30s are promising to be a time of comfort and contentment. However, at their uncle's 70th birthday party, an unexpected guest arrives. Old family secrets are unearthed. Soon, new bombshells are dropped. Each sister must confront her own identity crisis and handle the threat this places on relationships. Freya North has written a truthful, funny, sexy tale of mothers, daughters, lovers and liars.

Fen ​McCabe has only ever been in love with one man: a 19th-century sculptor called Julius Fetherstone. And as Fen starts a new job at Trust Art, dreaming of her hero and his missing masterpiece, her sisters harbour a secret hope that she might meet a living, breathing man instead.

Everybody’s ​talking – but what’s really going on? Rumour has it that Stella Hutton landed her new job thanks to family connections. She’s guarded about her past and private about her new life. Over in Long Dansbury, there’s always a rumour circulating about Xander – but the eligible bachelor shrugs off village gossip. Then a rumour starts that Longbridge Hall is up for sale. Home to the eccentric Fortescues, it has dominated Long Dansbury lives for centuries. Stella is summoned to sell the estate. But Xander grew up there. His secrets and memories are not for sale. He’ll do anything to stand in Stella’s way. Anything but fall in love.

Chloë ​Cadwaller’s godmother’s dying wish was for her goddaughter to travel the four countries of the United Kingdom – one in each season of the year. Join Chloë on the adventure of a lifetime as she learns to celebrate the beauty of Britain and discover love, lust, life (and a man for each season).

Sparkling, ​poignant and wise, Chances is a tale of love, marriage and friendship, and the accidental love triangle people can sometimes find themselves in. When Vita's relationship with Tim ended, they both knew they had to move on but Vita's struggling to come to terms with Tim's new girlfriend. Then Oliver comes into her life and he seems to be the perfect man but will she ever be able to compete with the memories of his late wife? Meanwhile, Tim, Vita's ex, finds himself similarly torn between two women as he tries to make peace with Vita and work out his true feelings for his new girlfriend. What Vita is about to discover is that people come into your life for a reason and that second chances come along when you least expect them…

They ​drive each other crazy. And they both have something to hide. But we all have our secrets. It’s just some are bigger than others… Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments - and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house-sitter for his rambling old place by the sea. When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he’s not sure she’s right for the job. Where has she come from in such a hurry? Her past is a blank and she’s a bit of an enigma. But there’s something about her - even though sparks fly every time they meet. And it looks like she’s here to stay…

Love ​Rules Is love ever enough? Thea - sensible and cautious - has always believed in old-fashioned romance. Her best friend Alice is more of a 'fun first, think later' kind of girl. But just recently they've both been behaving out of character. When Thea Luckmore falls head over heels for a man she meets on Primrose Hill and Alice Heggarty marries her best friend Mark, both women are blissfully happy - for a while. But it's not long before Alice admits to herself she likes the thrill of the chase more than the easy pace of married life. And then Thea makes a shocking discovery - one which forces her to rewrite her rules for everlasting love !

Meet ​Sally – well-mannered primary school teacher. Sally has decided to re-invent herself as a femme fatale and all-around sex goddess. Meet Richard – architect, confirmed bachelor and the unknowing target of Sally’s masterplan – to be the erotic heroine of his life. Join Sally and Richard on their roller-coaster ride of self-discovery and seduction in this fresh and funny first novel.

_One ​summer, something happened that changed everything forever…_ We were who we were, the children of Windward – a little ragtaggle tribe defining the ethos and eccentricity of the place… Born and brought up in an artists’ commune in Derbyshire, Oriana Taylor had freedom at her fingertips in a home full of extraordinary people. The Bedwell brothers, Malachy and Jed, shared their childhood and adolescence with Oriana. In the rambling old house and tangled grounds, their dreams and desires could take wing unchecked. But too much freedom comes at a price. Something happened the summer they were fifteen. And now, having been gone eighteen years, Oriana is back. This is their story.

Polly ​has a new job teaching English at boys’ public school where she is the stuff of fantasy and furtive rummaging in trouser pockets. Mostly unbeknown to her. The decibel level at Frognal Boys is far lower than at Belsize Girls School and the pupils are courteous, attentive and diligent about doing homework and handing it in on time. She misses Megan but as her friend and former colleague is still very much ensconced with Dominic, she sees her many nights a week. The brothers still share studio space but Max moved in with Polly and Megan moved in with Dominic, having rented her Kilburn flat to a girl called Pip McCabe. Max is still happy being a freelance draughtsman but is taking on a fair amount of freelance work doing jacket design for two publishing houses in London. His relationship with Polly goes from strength to strength but he’s never asked her to marry him again. He has the example of his friends Chloe and William to follow. He and Polly are spending the Millennium with them, Dominic and Megan, down in Cornwall. Lorna, Polly’s buddy from Vermont came to London this summer, her bags laden with maple syrup and good tidings from all at Hubbardton’s Academy. She adored Max. “What were you thinking,” she asked Polly, “what were you thinking?” Polly and Max are thinking of visiting Kate at Hubbardton’s next Fall. Chip is very busy. What with honing his physique, having meaningless relationships and fending off lusty young students, he rarely has time to think back over his days in Vermont. He remembers Polly, though. He couldn’t ever forget her.

Is ​love ever enough? Thea - sensible and cautious - has always believed in old-fashioned romance. Her best friend Alice is more of a 'fun first, think later' kind of girl. But just recently they've both been behaving out of character. When Thea Luckmore falls head over heels for a man she meets on Primrose Hill and Alice Heggarty marries her best friend Mark, both women are blissfully happy - for a while. But it's not long before Alice admits to herself she likes the thrill of the chase more than the easy pace of married life. And then Thea makes a shocking discovery - one which forces her to rewrite her rules for everlasting love !

Catriona ​McCabe, 28, only ever known as Cat, is trying to improve her career as a sports journalist and move on from a failed relationship. What better way to do both than follow the Tour de France one Summer? From Provence to Paris, up the Pyrenees and over the Alps, Cat and an entourage of podium girls, anxious wives, autocratic team directors and seasoned hacks pursue the ruthless riders. With sex, drugs, lashings of lycra, glistening thighs,large bulges and larger egos, the soap opera that is the Tour de France unfolds with Cat’s life frequently mirroring the peaks, perils and pace of the race. “Freya North is on a roll…stamped with foxy, feelgood flair” - She Magazine “A funny romantic romp” - Cosmopolitan