Erica James - The Dandelion Years
This author weaves stories of emotion and love, usually contemporary, around some unusual problems that people face in their lives. This novel has a parallel story set in World War II, written in a diary found inside an old bible. Intriguing, heart-warming, beautifully written, it is another of Erica James' good reads. Thoroughly recommended.
Cathy Woodman - Country Loving
Former vet Cathy Woodman sets most of her novels in the same fictional country village. Romantic stories full of vets, farmers, animals and warm characters, her style is vivid and engaging. The heroine is sympathetic, and the novel keeps you on your toes, wondering what the outcome will be.
Prue Leith - Choral Society
This different and satisfying novel by cookery writer Prue Leith explores the lives of three fifty-something women who meet at a choral group. Very different in character and background, the three hit it off, and support each other through difficulties, successes and new romance. The characters are well-written, their stories intriguing, and it all comes together well at the end. I really enjoyed this book.