Autumn Page Turners – These two chick lit novels will keep you entertained as the weather turns nasty and forces us inside by the fire with a juicy new book.
Becoming Scarlett by Ciara Geraghty
Meet Scarlett O’Hara. In her life, everything goes according to plan. Until now . . .Now, Scarlett is back in her childhood home with her plan in tatters and a baby on the way, while John Smith – actuary, proper grown-up and Scarlett’s boyfriend – has left her to join an archaeological dig in a tiny village somewhere in Brazil. But that’s not the worst bit…The worst bit is she can’t be sure who the father of the baby is . . . even though she’s slept with exactly four-and-a-half men in her entire 35 years.
As a distraction, Scarlett throws herself into her job as a wedding planner, but even that’s not going smoothly. Because of her growing feelings for her most important client’s husband-to-be . . .In the end it’s the person she thought she knew best – herself – who surprises her the most. Join Scarlett as she tries, for the first time ever, to navigate life without a plan.
Critics have compared her to uber successful Irish chick lit queen Marian Keyes. ‘Move over Marian, it’s Ciara . . . impressive and highly entertaining [with] one of the most authentic female characters I’ve read in women’s fiction for a long time . . . lots of biting humour and a darker side beneath the laughs.’ Says the Irish Independent Review or ‘This laugh out loud page-turner is full of characters you long to know . . . This delicious debut cannot fail to enchant the young, and the young at heart.’ From the Irish Times.
Come back to Me by Sara Foster
Do you have to honour a promise you made in the past if it means losing all that you have now?
When Mark introduces his date, Julia, to Chloe and her husband at a London restaurant, it’s obvious something is very, very wrong. Alex and Julia pretend not to know each other, but the shocked expressions on their faces tell another story. As the mystery of Julia’s identity unravels, a terrible tragedy from ten years ago gradually comes to light. While Chloe struggles with a secret of her own, Alex has to decide whether he should take Julia back to Australia to try to lay the past to rest, when doing so will risk all he has with the wife he loves. And Julia must decide whether to finally confront Alex with the whole truth about what happened back then. Set in London and Perth “Come Back to Me” is a taut psychological drama that will keep you enthralled until the very last page.
Sara Foster was born and raised in England and now lives in Western Australia with her husband and young daughter. She has worked as a freelance book editor for much of the past decade, while writing in her spare time. Come Back to Me is her first novel, and she is currently working on a second.