Candace Bushnell is turning heads . . .
The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback.
When Trading Up was published in July, readers from coast to coast devoured the sharp-witted, Jane Austin-esque story of Janey Wilcox’s unsteady climb to the top of Manhattan’s social scene. It became THE hot book — and the numbers prove it: We’ve sold more than 250,000 copies to date. To top it off, Candace Bushnell was the apple of the press’s eye. Her signature glamour, poise, and humor lit up TV screens, newspapers, and magazines across America.
While Janey Wilcox may want to be on top, it’s clear that Candace Bushnell’s Trading Up IS on top. With an even wider paperback audience, who knows how much higher she can climb?
Candace Bushnell is the author of the international bestsellers Sex and the City and 4 Blondes. She has been a columnist for The New York Observer and was a contributing editor for Vogue. She lives in New York City.
Katie Fforde - A Perfect Proposal
Sophie Apperly has been supporting herself since she left school, but as far as her academic family are concerned she's never had a 'proper' job. And because she's currently in between work she's despatched to look after Uncle Eric while his housekeeper is away. Here, whilst tidying his papers, she discovers a document relating to family business in America. Driven mad by her family and wanting to prove herself to them and bring in some much-needed income for them all, when her best friend Milly invites her over to New York she jumps at the chance - what's more she's lined up some nannying work for her to pay her way. However, she's hardly been in the country five minutes before disaster strikes. She suddenly finds herself with no work, nowhere to stay and very little money. Luckily Milly has a corner in her tiny apartment she can camp out in. A jaunt to an art gallery opening throws her into the path of Matilda - a grand old lady who is delighted to find someone who comes from the same part of the world as she grew up in. She is very taken with Sophie and invites her to her house in Connecticut for Thanksgiving. But Matilda's grandson Luke is very suspicious of Sophie - what exactly does this English girl want, is she after her grandmother's money? - and he's determined to nip this growing friendship in the bud.
Candace Bushnell - Lipstick Jungle
It's a jungle out there. Dress accordingly. The New York Post hails Candace Bushnell's Lipstick Jungle as "a new mantra for the 40-something set." In her fourth novel, Bushnell writes about three powerful New York City women at the top of their fields, each navigating her way through business, relationships, scandal, success and betrayal. Nico O'Neilly is the ultimate executive--cool, glamorous and always in control. The editor-in-chief of Bonfire magazine, Nico is poised to take over the entire division of the company. Nico has a stellar career, a well-respected husband and a teenage daughter whom she adores--but the romance has gone out of her marriage, and she is tempted to find refuge in the arms of a younger man. But will this derail her secret ambition to become the first female CEO of Splatch-Verner? Wendy Healy is the president of Parador Pictures. The mother of three children (actually four, if you count her husband), Wendy's hard work has propelled her to the top of the cutthroat movie business. Her nonstop career has made her too busy to notice that her marriage to her metrosexual husband is about to unravel. Can Wendy save her most important production--her family? Victory Ford is the darling of the fashion world. Fiercely idealist and immensely talented, Victory can hardly keep up with her own ideas. She's created a fantasy career as one of New York City's top designers, but when she begins dating a cosmetics billionaire, she not only questions what it's like to find love, but what it's really like to succeed in big business. And why shouldn't a woman be as rich as a man? Welcome to their world--the Lipstick Jungle. Any woman who's ever dreamed of making it will recognize these leading ladies in this insightful, fresh and funny novel. With her trademark wit and irony, Candace Bushnell once again delivers a brilliant, fascinating page-turner that will keep readers entertained to the very end.
Katie Fforde - Summer of Love
Sian Bishop has only ever experienced one moment of recklessness – a moment that resulted in her beloved son Rory. It’s not that she doesn’t love the outcome of that wild night, but since then she has always taken the safer route. So when dependable, devoted Richard suggests a move to the beautiful English countryside, she leaves the hustle and bustle of the city behind, and she throws herself into the picture-postcard cottage garden, her furniture restoration business, and a new life in the country. Her good intentions are torpedoed on a glorious summer’s evening with the arrival of Gus Berresford. One-time explorer and full-time heartbreaker, Gus is ridiculously exciting, wonderfully glamorous and a completely inappropriate love interest for a single mum. But Gus and Sian have met before… Sian has no use for a fling, she simply mustn’t fall in love with the most unlikely suitor ever to cross her path – even if he has now crossed her path twice. But who knows what can happen in a summer of love…
Katie Fforde - Wedding Season
Sarah is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth - she doesn't believe in love. Or not for herself, anyway. But as the confetti flutters away on the June breeze of yet another successful wedding she somehow finds herself agreeing to organise two more, on the same day and only two months away. And whilst her celebrity bride is all sweetness and light, her own sister soon starts driving her mad with her high expectations but very limited budget. Luckily Sara has two tried and tested friends on hand to help her. Elsa, an accomplished dress designer who likes to keep a very low profile, and Bron, a multi-talented hairdresser who lives with her unreconstructed boyfriend and who'd like to go solo in more ways than one. They may be very good at their work but romance doesn't feature very highly in any of their lives. As the big day draws near all three women find that patience is definitely a virtue in the marriage game. And as all their working hours are spent preparing for the wedding of the year plus one they certainly haven't got any time to even think about love . Or have they?
Emily Giffin - Something Blue
From the "New York Times" bestselling author Emily Giffin comes a novel that shows how someone with a "perfect life" can lose it all - and then find everything. Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma. But Darcy's neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel White, the plain-Jane "good girl," steals her fiance, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life... with a baby on the way. Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply. It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood. "Something Blue" is a novel about one woman's surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It's a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.
Katie Fforde - Wild Designs
Althea is the mother of three strong-minded children - one of whom is a Buddhist - and owner of a finicky dog named Bozo. Saddled with too large a house (albeit in a beautiful Cotswold village), worrisome mortgage payments, a bossy younger sister and irksome ex-husband, Althea still manages to muddle through life comfortably enough. Until she loses her job. Seeking solace in her borrowed greenhouse, Althea decides to develop her passion for gardening. And when she wins the opportunity to design a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show with the unexpected help of gorgeous architect Patrick Donahugh, it looks as though Althea may have unearthed a new man as well as a new career...
Katie Fforde - Paradise Fields
It's not as if Nel hadn't enough on her plate already: organising a farmers' market in the picturesque Paradise Fields and keeping track of her unnervingly beautiful teenage daughter - plus sorting out a houseful of animals - are quite enough to keep her busy. The last thing she needs is another complication in her life, but when her old friend Sir Gerald dies and his son, Pierce - accompanied by his glamorous American wife - takes possession of The Big House, it seems that preserving the Fields is not on his list of priorities. Nel takes up arms, determined to fight for the meadow and the market she loves. But whom can she trust? She's pretty sure her friends Sacha and Vivian are on her side, but her sensible boyfriend Simon, an estate agent, is less encouraging. And then there's Jake, the exaspering yet attractive stranger who kissed her under the mistletoe. Maybe she's been a not-so-merry widow for far too long.
Katie Fforde - Restoring Grace
Ellie Summers' life is unravelling. Finding herself pregnant - and her sexy but idle boyfriend Rick less than enthusiastic about parenthood - she needs a plan. Fast. Grace Soudley's life is also coming apart at the seams - her only security is the beautiful yet crumbling old house she was left by her godmother. But unless she can find a fortune, Luckenham House will disintegrate around her. When Ellie and Grace meet, the two very different women find they can help each other out. Ellie needs a place to stay; Grace needs a lodger. Both of them need a friend. But then the disconcertingly engaging Flynn Cormack arrives on the scene, apparently determined to help. And when Grace discovers some beautiful painted panels hidden behind the tattered dining-room curtains, the whole business of restoration starts to get serious...
Alison Kervin - The Wag's Diary
Welcome to the world of the WAGs… 32-year-old Tracie Martin is Luton Town FC's longest-serving WAG – for 12 years her husband Dean has kept her in raccoon hair extensions and quilted Chanel bags. But looking around at the new breed of WAGS, Tracie is disgusted to see that standards have started to decline – some of them have been spotted in skirts that cover their bottoms and one or two have never drank four bottles of champagne on a night out! And what's worse, Dean is dropped from the first team and their daughter Paskia Rose is only interested in the rules and skills of the beautiful game – she wants to follow in her father's footsteps rather than her mother's stiletto-clad ones. What's a WAG to do? Armed only with her Smythson notebook and Tiffany pen, Tracie sets out to write the definitive rulebook on life as a WAG, soon developing a cult following. Surely it's only a matter of time before the Queen of the WAGS – Victoria Beckham – wants to be her new best friend?
Dan Brown - Inferno (angol)
Dan Brown's new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante's Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world. With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm.a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways."
Freya North - Cat
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
MaryJanice Davidson - Undead and Unemployed
Being royally undead isn't all it's cracked up to be-there are still bills to be paid. Luckily, new Queen of the Vampires Betsy Taylor lands her dream job selling designer shoes at Macy's. But when a string of vampire murders hits St. Paul, Betsy must enlist the help of the one vamp who makes her blood boil: the oh-so-sexy Sinclair. Now, she's really treading on dangerous ground-high heels and all.
Jane Green - Nők városa
Sziporkázó, szókimondó történet szinglikről, biológiai órákról, apákról, bébikről, családról. Egy kis hancúrozás, némi romantika, egy bizarr szerelmi háromszög, a gyermekvállalás örömei és szívfájdalma, kínosan zavarba ejtő jelenetek, amelyektől megborzongasz, dőlsz a nevetéstől vagy könny szökik a szemedbe. A végén mikor minden a helyére kerül, megdöbbenés, hogy milyen őrült fordulatokat hozhat az élet.
Paige Toon - Chasing Daisy
If you fall too fast, you just might crash...Daisy has been dumped, unceremoniously jilted. Not by any ordinary guy, no...Daisy has a secret in her past that she won't even tell her best friend, Holly. She's given up on men - and on her own family. But life still has to be lived and where better to recover than as far away from home as possible. Grabbing a chance to see the world, Daisy packs her bags and joins the team catering to the world's highest-paid, supercharged racing drivers on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. From Brazil to Italy, from Melbourne to Monte Carlo, life passes in a dizzying whirlwind. But nothing - and no one - can stop Daisy from falling again...this time for a man who is prepared to risk his life, and his heart, for the sake of speed, danger and ultimate success.
Jessica Bird (J. R. Ward) - Egy felejthetetlen hölgy
Grace Hall, az előkelő társaság szépséges tagja, a vagyona miatt egy őrült célpontjává válik. A gyilkos Manhattan legbefolyásosabb nőit öldösi. Grace új testőre, John Smith, egy kompromisszumokat nem ismerő, kemény férfi, a legkevésbé sem szeretne beköltözni Grace-hez a tetőtéri luxuslakásba, de nem tud nemet mondani neki. Miközben közli a szabályokat új ügyfelével, dühös szikrák pattognak közöttük, és lángra lobban a vágy. Az éjszakák lassan egyre forróbbakká válnak, a gyilkos egyre nagyobb veszélyt jelent, így Grace-nek és Smithnek választania kell: a szabályokat követik, vagy a szívük parancsát.
Oravecz Nóra - Összekötve
Kloé igazán elégedett az életével. Remek munkája van, szép lakása Budán, imád bulizni, szeretik a barátai, mindig eléri, amit akar. Csak hát a szerelem... az hiányzik az életéből. Mert valahogy mindig rosszul választ. Ám amikor megismeri Benit, minden megváltozik. Mert ez a fiú különleges. Legalábbis elsőre úgy tűnik. Csakhogy, ahogy jobban megismerkednek, Kloénak be kell látnia: Beni talán még a többieknél is rosszabb. De akkor vajon miért vonzódik hozzá mégis ennyire? Miért nem tudja kiverni őt a fejéből? A lány nem is sejti, hogy köztük valami egészen más fajta kötelék húzódik, ami elválaszthatatlanul egymáshoz kapcsolja az életüket, ha akarják, ha nem. Valami, ami jóval kiegyensúlyozottabb a szerelemnél, és ha hinni mernek benne, örökre megváltoztathatja mindkettőjük sorsát. "Pörgős, fordulatokban gazdag könyv. Egy percre se unatkoztam az olvasása közben." - Festy, blogger (Festy in style)
Carmen Reid - Celebrity Shopper
Q: How does a successful woman keep her feet on the ground? A: By wearing the most incredible shoes! Personal shopper Annie Valentine is presenting her own popular TV fashion series. But with success comes pressure, plus the expensive PA, personal trainer, driver and make-up artist. As Annie comes to terms with fame, her boyfriend Ed is left at home looking after their brand new twin babies. Not to mention Annie's children Lana and Owen and their increasingly dotty granny. Ed was almost coping but now Annie's booked in the builders to do a conservatory, a wet room and somehow, somewhere, a golden cupola . . . And then just when Annie least expects it a stranger arrives, forcing her to think twice about everything she's ever wanted.
Tammara Webber - Easy - Egyszeregy
Egy lány, aki úgy gondolja, a bizalmat megtörik, az ígéreteket megszegik és a hűség csak illúzió. Egy fiú, aki úgy hiszi, az igazság relatív, a hazugság elkendőzi a kibírhatatlan fájdalmat és a bűntudat örök. A fiú figyelte a lányt, de nem ismerte őt. Aztán egy váratlan összecsapás jóvoltából a megmentőjévé vált… Tagadhatatlan vonzerő hatott közöttük. Ám a múlt, amelyen a fiú kemény munkával igyekezett felülkerekedni, és a jövő, amelybe a lány őszinte hitét vetette, azzal fenyegetett, hogy elszakítja őket egymástól. Csak együtt vehették föl a harcot a fájdalom és a bűntudat ellen; csak együtt nézhettek szembe az igazsággal, és találhattak rá a szerelem nem várt erejére. Vajon a találkozásuk megerősíti őket hitükben, vagy megcáfol mindent?
Joanna Trollope - A pap felesége
Anna Bouvarie a helyi pap feleségeként húsz éven keresztül szolgálta Istent és az egyházközséget - számos különféle módon. Süteményt sütött, kihordta az egyházi lapokat, szorgalmasan mosta és vasalta férje karingeit, miközben magát és gyermekeit csakis a használt holmik vásárán talált viseltes ruhákba öltöztette. Ám amikor férje sikertelenül pályázik a főesperesi tisztségre, és a férfi csalódásában keserű magányba gubózik, kislányát pedig immár elviselhetetlenül zaklatják a helyi iskolában, Anna végül fellázad. Munkát vállal a helyi élelmiszerüzletben, ahol a pénzkereset mellett visszanyeri saját önértékelését is - szembeszállva az egyházközség döbbent rosszallásával és férje jéghideg dühével. S felkelti három nagyon is különböző férfi szenvedélyes érdeklődését, akik mind fontos szerepet játszanak Anna életének kivirulásában... "Képes lettem volna megölni bárkit, ha megpróbálja kitépni kezemből ezt a könyvet... lebilincselő olvasmány." (The Times) "Az egyházi élet kicsinyes gondjainak ábrázolása pontos és találó... Trollope elegáns stílusában." (Sunday Telegraph
Stephanie Perkins - Anna és a francia csók
Anna nagy várakozással tekint végzős évének kezdete elé atlantai középiskolájában, ahol van egy remek munkája, egy hűséges legjobb barátnője, és egy alakulófélben levő, ígéretesnek tűnő kapcsolata. Így aztán eléggé elkeseredik amiatt, hogy Párizsba kell költöznie egy bentlakásos iskolába - egészen addig, amíg ott nem találkozik Étienne St. Clairrel, aki okos, sármos, gyönyörű, szóval tökéletes... lenne, ha nem volna foglalt. De a Fények Városában a vágyak valahogy mindig utat törnek maguknak. Vajon a szerelmes majdnem-ek éve a hőn óhajtott francia csókkal ér véget? Stephanie Perkins a romantikus feszültséget mindvégig sistergőn, a vonzalmat pedig magas hőfokon tartja debütáló regényében, amely garantáltan megbizserget minket a fejünk búbjától a lábujjainkig és megolvasztja a szívünket.