The Anniversary

The Anniversary

Hilary Boyd

Romance / Fiction / Womens Fiction

A deeply emotional new novel from the author of the ebook phenomenon Thursdays in the ParkIs the one you tried to forget the one you can't live without?Stella once thought that if she never saw Jack again, it would be too soon.But life has other plans for her and her stubborn, handsome ex-husband.Looking after their daughter in a time of need, Stella finds herself unwillingly reunited with the man she shared the best years of her life with - followed by the worst.Where tragedy once tore them apart, now Stella and Jack are being drawn back together. But each of them has a new partner and a new life.Should they fight temptation?Should the past remain the past?Or are some loves simply meant to be?Praise for Hilary Boyd'As canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life - and better at jokes' Daily Mail'Terrific at cutting to the quick of modern...
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When You Walked Back Into My Life

When You Walked Back Into My Life

Hilary Boyd

Romance / Fiction / Womens Fiction

The sensational new novel from the author of Thursdays in the Park and Tangled Lives. For eight years Flora and Fin had an exciting, fun relationship, but when Flora wanted to settle down and have children, Fin decided he wanted to move on. Flora healed her broken heart and resigned herself to being alone, convincing herself that a quiet life is enough. Until Fin reappears. Back in her life once more, they pick up where they left off – his betrayal forgotten, or at least forgiven. But has Fin really changed? Can he give Flora the love that she’s given up searching for?About the AuthorHilary Boyd is a former health journalist who now writes fiction full time. Her debut novel, Thursdays in the Park, was an e-book and paperback bestseller. It was followed by an acclaimed second novel, Tangled Lives. Hilary is married with grown up daughters and lives in London.
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A Perfect Husband

A Perfect Husband

Hilary Boyd

Romance / Fiction / Womens Fiction

Lily and Freddy have a wonderful relationship: passionate and fun. Freddy taught her to love again after the death of her father. But then Freddy becomes tense, snappy and distracted. Is he having an affair? The truth turns out to be much worse...Freddy is addicted to gambling. He owes hundreds of thousands of pounds to loan companies; he's been helping himself to money from his own company, which has now gone bust; and worst of all, his wife's money - given to him to invest - is gone. Devastated, Lily leaves him, and moves to stay with her sister in Oxford. There, among the dreaming spires, she will clear her head of Freddy and try to figure out how to move on.But being away from Freddy is far harder than she'd thought. He promises to get help, but can he really ever be cured of his addiction? How can Lily trust him again - surely, after the heartache he's caused her, she would be far better off walking away and starting again? The truth is, she is as addicted to...
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Meet Me on the Beach

Meet Me on the Beach

Hilary Boyd

Romance / Fiction / Womens Fiction

Where do you run when your heart's breaking all the rules?When pillar-of-the-community Harry Stewart dies of a sudden heart attack, the whole village is devastated - except for his wife Karen, the only one who really knew the abusive alcoholic Harry had become.Suddenly freed from this oppressive marriage, Karen is nonetheless wracked with guilt about the circumstances of her husband's death, and sees the presence of her spoiled step-daughter, Sophie, as a suitable purgatory. Her only comfort in her grief and isolation is William, the sympathetic local vicar.As Karen shares her secret, William's listening ear soon becomes a shoulder to cry on, and before long Karen realises she is falling in love. But William has a wife and teenaged daughter, not to mention a parish to watch over - and be watched by.As the pressure becomes too much to bear, Karen flees to the seaside and to Mike Best's beach café. But when William suddenly turns up again in her life, can they...
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Thursdays in the Park

Thursdays in the Park

Hilary Boyd

Romance / Fiction / Womens Fiction

What do you do if you've been married to a man for half your life and out of nowhere he leaves your bed – permanently? When this happens to Jeanie, she's furious and hurt, and determined to confront George, her husband of thirty years. Is he in love with someone else? What did she do wrong? He won't tell her. The brightest day of her week is Thursday, the day Jeanie takes her granddaughter to the park. There, one day, she meets Ray and his grandson. Ray is kind, easy to talk to, and gorgeous – everything George isn't. She starts to live for Thursdays. But does she have the courage, in the teeth of opposition from all sides, to turn her life upside down for another shot at love?Review'[A] tender and intriguing love story ... Boyd is as canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life - and better than Trollope at jokes. But she is at her best when quietly dismantling the scaffolding that families spend years putting up to protect themselves from each other' Daily Mail. 'A warm and well-written case for love affairs in later life' Daily Telegraph. 'Hilary Boyd creates a poignant portrait of a stale marriage and the ties that bind couples together' Chicklitclub. About the AuthorHilary Boyd is a former health journalist. She has published six non-fiction books on health-related subjects such as step-parenting, depression and pregnancy. Now she turns her hand to fiction with this wise and witty first novel. She lives in London.
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A Most Desirable Marriage

A Most Desirable Marriage

Hilary Boyd

Romance / Fiction / Womens Fiction

Lawrence and Jo have enjoyed a strong marriage, the envy of their friends. Even after thirty years they have lots to say to each other, many interests in common and, until recently, a good sex life. But Lawrence seems wary and restless. Something's wrong. Just how wrong, Jo is about to discover... Can they use their years of history - all the things they've shared - to overcome a devastating betrayal?
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Tangled Lives

Tangled Lives

Hilary Boyd

Romance / Fiction / Womens Fiction

Lizzie Delancey is happily married, in her early 50s, with three grown children. But Lizzie guards a dark secret. At age 18 she had a baby boy, and gave him up for adoption. She still thinks of him every day. Then, out of the blue, she receives an official-looking letter from Kent Social Services. Her son, Daniel, wants to make contact. On one hand she is overjoyed - she longs to meet him. On the other, she has never told her children that they have another sibling. Tangled Lives follows the effect this revelation has on her family, as, with Daniel as the catalyst, a few small tears in the family fabric suddenly gape wide.
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