If you’re suffering from that middle-of-the-week slump (it’s not just me who gets that, right?) then here’s some bookish bargains to cheer you right up! So rather than having just one Book Bargain of the Week I thought I’d have FIVE. Just because I can…
All of the books below are currently FREE on Amazon.co.uk AND Amazon.com and are waiting to be downloaded to your Kindle or e-reader. Go on…you know you want to…
This Family Life by Jon Rance
Things that might happen during your first year of parenthood:
1. You’ll get covered in a ‘nuclear’ poo.
2. You’ll be convinced your son is talking with a Japanese accent.
3. You’ll worry that when your son waves, it looks like a Nazi salute.
Of course, this might just be Harry Spencer.
Taking up where This Thirtysomething Life left off, Harry Spencer and is wife Emily are back and trying to survive their first year of parenthood. It has its ups and downs (and a few bits in the middle), but along the way they begin to understand the true meaning of family and what it takes to be a parent.
Featuring a hilarious cast of extras including Harry’s father-in-law Derek, who has a unique problem with Scotch, Steve and Fiona, the parents from children’s entertainment hell, and a yoga instructor with a prominent camel-toe, This Family Life is the ultimate comedy for anyone who is a parent, has a parent, or is thinking about becoming one.
This Twentysomething Life by Jon Rance
Before Harry and Emily were thirty-somethings on the cusp of parenthood, they were twenty-somethings about to get married. Set during the build up to their wedding, this is the story of why Harry started a diary and how he almost, in typical Harry fashion, didn’t make it down the aisle.
Just as hilarious and heartwarming as ‘This Thirtysomething Life’ and ‘This Family Life’, this smaller dose of Harry and Emily, will give you an insight into their life before they were ‘happily married’.
Essential reading for all fans of ‘This Thirtysomething Life’ and ‘This Family Life’ and the perfect introduction to Harry and Emily for newcomers. Brutally honest, laugh-out-loud funny and heartwarming, this is one man’s first diary entries on the road to adulthood.
Finding Mr Flood by Ciara Geraghty
Dara Flood always says the most interesting thing about her life happened before she was born. Thirteen days before she came into the world, her father walked up the road and never came back.
Now in her twenties, she lives a quiet life with her mother and sister Angel and works at the local dog pound – she finds dogs much easier to understand than people.
But when Angel gets sick and neither Dara nor her mother is a match for the kidney she desperately needs, Dara knows she will do anything to save Angel – even track down the man who left them behind.
So with the help of a scruffily handsome private investigator with a few secrets of his own, Dara steps anxiously in to the big wide world with a dream of finding Mr Flood.
But as you know, following your dreams can lead you to unexpected places . . .
Going the Distance by Christina Jones
Book One in the Milton St John Trilogy.
Maddy Beckett lives in the horse-racing village of Milton St John. Recovered from a disastrous love-affair and running her own small business, she’s happy being single until she meets and falls for the gorgeous Drew Fitzgerald. Everything about Drew is perfect – until his cool and impossibly elegant wife appears on the scene. Maddy loves Drew, but doesn’t know if she loves him enough to become “the other woman”? Morally, it’s out of the question, but physically…?
Has their relationship got what it takes to go the distance …?
Piper Day’s Ultimate Guide to Avoiding George Clooney by Vanessa Fewings and Christina Cannarella
Finding romance in the world’s most glamorous city isn’t easy.
For Piper Day, fresh in town to work as a studio nurse on one of Hollywood’s busiest backlots, finding love seems impossible. Two men who couldn’t be more different vie for her affection: a wildly wealthy actor who gleefully bathes in the adoration of his public and a sweet, humble teacher who works at the on-lot childcare center.
Throw in the task of having to avoid one of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities or risk losing her job, Piper’s life is anything but smooth sailing.
On any given day, Piper can be helping a patient on the dusty set of a western or on the futuristic bridge of a starship or in the plush office of a studio executive. She never knows where a nurse will be needed once she enters the legendary gates of Gemstone Studios.
These are the adventures of Piper Day, a life where reality and fantasy tango in the dream-soaked world of Tinseltown.