Have you Heard…? This Week’s Book Gossip

There has been lots of exciting book news this week, with new releases, cover reveals and announcements a-plenty, so I thought the easiest thing to do would be to package all the gossip into one lovely big post for you to feast your eyes on…enjoy!




All of my favourite book blogs have been buzzing with news of Aven Ellis’ third book, Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista, due out on 10th September. The cover was revealed this week and what a beauty it is! I LOVE IT. The colours are beautiful and look at that backdrop! Reading the synopsis I am desperate to give this a read. After loving Connectivity and hearing so many good things about Waiting for Prince Harry (which is nearing the top of my TBR now, hurray!) I am hugely excited to read more from the lovely Aven Ellis.


Recent college graduate Avery Andrews is ready to begin a new life in the big city. She’s landed an apartment in Chicago’s famed Lincoln Park neighborhood–and has her eye on the cute commodities trader just a floor above.

If Premier Airlines knew about her fear of flying, they never would have hired her to be their marketing coordinator—but it’s not like Avery needs a lifelong career. Right now she simply wants a job to pay her bills…and fund a few little shopping excursions on Michigan Avenue, too.

Her new lifestyle comes with a hefty price tag, as Avery is not only faced with paying a ridiculous rent but finds she’s perceived as one of the vacant, husband-hunting fashionistas who live in the area. Avery resents this stereotype—so she doesn’t want a lifelong career, and she loves fashions she can’t afford, but that doesn’t mean she is vacant and spoiled, does it? Of course not.

When an opportunity to participate in a documentary at work arises, Avery finds a two-fold solution to her problems. She’ll earn extra money for doing it, and the documentary will show her as a serious career woman, enabling her to shed that horrible vacant, husband-hunting fashionista label for good.

Anytime the camera is on, Avery attempts to be a motivated professional woman. But when she is challenged by Deacon Ryan, the mysterious cameraman assigned to cover her story, Avery finds herself wanting things she was never supposed to want—like a lasting career—as well as Deacon. And Avery might just gain more from the experience than a perfect career image and extra cash to put in her Tory Burch wallet…


I love Miranda Dickinson. Her books are pure bliss, totally enjoyable, warm, and romantic. I have been pining for more from Miranda since Take a Look At Me Now came out in October last year and this week I finally heard the announcement I had been waiting for with news of her next book, I’ll Take New York. Due out on the 4th December this is another cover I fell immediately in love with. JUST. LOOK. AT. IT! It’s set in New York too; which is the PERFECT setting as I love books set in the city that never sleeps. They’re always super glamorous and exciting and I just seem to have a thing for New York and love reading about it. I have a feeling this will be the perfect winter warmer for those cold December nights… Pre-Order Here


A tale of love, misunderstandings and second chances in the city that never sleeps…

Have you ever given up on love?

When her boyfriend lets her down for the last time, Brooklyn bookshop owner Bea James makes a decision – no more. No more men, no more heartbreak, and no more pain.

Psychiatrist Jake Steinmann is making a new start too, leaving his broken marriage behind in San Francisco. From now on there’ll just be one love in his life: New York.

At a party where they seem to be the only two singletons, Bea and Jake meet, and decide there’s just one thing for it. They will make a pact: no more relationships.

But the city has other plans . . .



Whilst we’re discussing cold December nights there’s a book I am HUGELY excited about that’s released this week…The Christmas Party by Carole Matthews (shhh, I know it’s only August. Who cares?) Carole’s books hold a special place in my heart and she is ranked amongst some of my all time favourite authors. I am also a big fan of Christmas-sy themed novels. Carole Matthews + Christmas = PERFECTION. Calling Mrs Christmas is one of my favourite ever Christmas novels and I still want lead character Cassie’s job (I don’t care how quiet business is in August, I would love to plan people’s Christmases for them!) The cover and synopsis for The Christmas Party promises so much and I am certain that Carole will once again deliver with her funny, warm-hearted, feel-good writing. Released on the 7th August you can pre-order here.

Louise Young is a devoted single mother whose only priority is providing for her daughter, Mia. Louise has a good job in a huge international corporation and she’s grateful for it. The only problem is her boss who can’t keep his hands to himself, but Louise can handle him. What she really doesn’t have time for is romance – until she meets the company’s rising star, Josh Wallace.

Louise usually says no to evenings out but she’s decided to let her hair down tonight. It’s the office Christmas party, she has a pretty dress to wear and she’s looking forward to some champagne and fun. She’s completely unaware that others around her are too busy playing dangerous games to enjoy the party – until she’s pulled into those games herself . . .

Romance is in the air and secrets are about to be uncovered. It’s going to be a night to remember at The Christmas Party.


“Who’s Ellie Adams?” I asked myself when I was tempted by the fabulous sounding novel, It Had to Be You over on NetGalley. Thinking Ellie Adams was a new author I happily clicked Request and I was chuffed when I was approved. However, imagine my delight when I discovered that Ellie Adams is JO CARNEGIE! YES, the fantastic Jo Carnegie, author of the Churchminster series which I adored (if you haven’t yet discovered Churchminster then I suggest you do, they are definitely in Jilly Cooper territory – sexy, pacy and scandalous!) I adore the eye-catching cover and am gripped by the synopsis already. It Had to Be You is released on 28th August, I’ll be reviewing it here on my blog and you can pre-order your copy here.

The worst break-up ever . . . Could be the best thing that has ever happened to her
Lizzy Spellman has been dumped. At a party.While wearing a Henry VIII costume. By the man she thought was The One. Someone even filmed it, so now she’s a massive YouTube hit sensation too.
Just when she thinks things can’t get any worse, she meets the rudest, most cynical man in the world, and gets a new mission in life. To prove him wrong.
Love does exist, and she’s going to find it . . .



So many exciting releases…I’m off for a lie-down in a dark room. In the meantime let me know if there’s any book announcements or releases that have taken your fancy this week…




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