The perfect way to unwind in the evenings in our opinion is with mug of hot cocoa, feet soaking in a hot tub with therapeutic salts and being drifted off into one of these juicy engaging stories below!
We’ve selected a few of the books from our summer in lockdown that helped us through!
The Beekeeper’s Promise
By Fiona Valpy
Story of two remarkable women, generations apart, at the same location – one during German occupation, and one in modern day – both resilient and brave. Delightful insights to a village facing Nazi occupation.
The Margot Affair
By Sanae Lemoine
A beautiful written novel exploring the relationships between mothers and daughters, the dangers of pushing beyond life’s boundaries, and intertwined by exhilarating descriptions of food and cooking
The Tuscan Child
By Rhys Brown
A woman embarks on a journey from the English countryside to Tuscany to understand her father’s history, a WW2 pilot who parachuted into the German occupied area. A delicious tale that balances the delight of good food with a murder mystery
When we left Cuba
By Chanel Cleeton
Set in 1960s, following the life of a sugar heiress from Cuba, exiled to Florida, thrust into the dangerous world of espionage, teased by love and fueled by her desire for revenge.
Party girls die in pearls
By Plum Skyes
Clueless meets Agatha Christie in this wickedly funny tale of high society, low morals and a middle class girl, set in the 80s with a murder investigation, broken hearts and lust.
The Swans of Fifth Avenue
By Melanie Benjamin
Get friendly with Truman Capore, Babe Paley and friends and discover the enthralling and scandalous lives of the women of fifth avenue
By Nora Ephron
An autobiographical novel based on Nora Ephron’s marriage and divorce, but proves that revenge is best served in the written word through comedy!
The Summer House Party
By Caro Fraser
In the gloriously hot summer of 1936, a group of people meet at a country house party three years before the country will be engulfed in war. They sip champagne on the lawn, engaging in casual flirtations and carefree conversation. Then a shocking death puts an end to their revelry, changing everything in an instant. The mistakes made during that one weekend will change their lives for ever.
By Harriet Evans
A story of one glamorous and adulterous family, snippets of the past from World War 2 and taking in a stranger’s daughter brings a slow, irresistible feeling novel that explores emotions, truths and consequences