18 January 2014

Chloe's Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2014!

As usual, we have so many amazing coming out in 2014, we are so lucky! Therefore I have found it really hard this year to find just 10 that I'm looking forward to most of all, and it's taken me a few weeks of whittling and thinking about this list quite a bit, but I'm happy with the final result! I haven't numbered them 1-10 as I don't want to say I'm looking forward to one more than the other, they are a great collective bunch! Some of my favourite authors haven't released the titles or information for their 2014 books yet, so these are all in a list at the bottom of the page, as I'm eagerly awaiting their novels too!

Do let me know in the comments which of these you're looking forward to, and what others you think should be on the list too!

  • Lucy Dillon - A Hundred Pieces of Me - 27th February 2014

    "Gina is ready for a fresh start. She's gone through cancer, and a separation, and now it's time to focus on what makes her happy right here, right now. Moving into a new flat in Longhampton, she decides to clear some space for herself physically as well as mentally: giving away her possessions bar one hundred special items. But what means the most to her? What sums up who she really is? In order to work it out, she will have to come to terms with her past, saying goodbye to certain memories and people, before she can move on.

    Over the course of a year, Gina will find a sense of happiness and acceptance she's never felt before, and what it means to finally live life to the full."

  • Rowan Coleman - The Memory Book - 30th January 2014

    "The name of your first-born. The face of your lover. Your age. Your address..

    What would happen if your memory of these began to fade?

    Is it possible to rebuild your life? Raise a family? Fall in love again?

    When Claire starts to write her Memory Book, she already knows that this scrapbook of mementoes will soon be all her daughters and husband have of her. But how can she hold onto the past when her future is slipping through her fingers...?"

  • Paige Toon - Thirteen Weddings - 22nd May 2014

    "Last year, Bronte left Sydney for a wedding in England, where she met newly single Alex. After a night of passion they parted ways, and Bronte returned to Australia.

    Now working on a picture desk for a magazine in London, Bronte is about to meet her new colleague, who turns out to be all too familiar. Although awkward at first, as Alex is now engaged to the girl he was on a break from when they met, they soon become friends

    In her free time, Bronte is a wedding photographer, so Alex enlists her to do his wedding. Unable to refuse, Bronte is stuck with the job. But as the two get closer, and the wedding day looms, it is clear that Alex and Bronte have unfinished business

    Will Alex leave his bride at the altar, or will Bronte be forced to photograph the wedding of the man she herself should be marrying?"

  • Milly Johnson - Wish You Were Here - 19th June 2014

    "At her beloved husband's funeral, Carla Proud discovers that Martin never divorced his first wife and has been living a double life with her for years. And his other wife, Julie Proud, is determined to take everything from Carla - her home, her money, and her memories.

    When Will Linton's business goes into receivership he at least thinks that with the support of his trophy wife Nicole he will rise to the top again. But Nicole isn't going to stick around with 'a loser' and Will finds himself at rock bottom

    Molly Jones is being bullied into going into a retirement home by her 'concerned' daughter-in-law Sherry and son Gram. Then the love of Molly's life walks in through her door - a man who broke Molly's heart into little pieces many years ago. But he says he is dying and wants to spend the time he has left with her.

    All people in need of a little love and compassion which they find by chance in the stationery and coffee shop run by the ever-cheerful Leni, a woman that Shaun McCarthy finds annoying beyond annoying for her ability to remain unrealistically upbeat about everything.

    But is the world of Leni Flowers as full of rainbows and sparkles as everyone thinks? Or is her smile papering over many cracks in her heart that will soon be shattered unwittingly by her new friends?"

  • Rebecca Chance - Bad Brides - 27th March 2014

    "Two brides. One prize. Who will come out on top?

    illy Gamble is an up-and-coming actress, and the perfect English flower child. At 23, she's always been cast as the innocent heroine. But looks can deceive. Calculating and fiercely ambitious, Milly is determined to be the most famous star in England. And how better to achieve her goal than by dating Tarquin Ormond, lead singer of the biggest folk band of the moment? Tarquin is madly in love with Milly; Milly is only in love with herself.

    Brianna Jade is an all-American pageant girl. The daughter of Tamra Maloney, a stunning billionairess, Brianna is a sweet, pretty girl who is more than happy to go along with her mother's ambitious plans for her. Now Tamra's brought her to the UK and hooked her up with an Earl. He has a crumbling stately home and needs a rich wife to help restore it to its former glory. Tamra is as ambitious and determined as Brianna is sweet and innocent - is this more a case of mother-in-law-zilla than bridezilla?

    Both Milly and Brianna's upcoming weddings will be huge, lavish events that garner national press. But with the cover of the biggest magazine in the country to be won, things are about to get very dirty…"

  • Giovanna Fletcher - You're The One That I Want - 22nd May 2014

    "Maddy, Ben and Rob have been inseparable since they met in the school playground at nine years old. They've always been a threesome and it seems nothing could get in the way of their friendship.

    But what Maddy doesn't know is that Ben has always been in love with her. And what Ben doesn't know is that Rob and Maddy have begun to fall in love with each other . .

    As their friendship irrevocably changes Ben keeps his broken heart a secret for the sake of his two friends. But when Rob and Maddy's love turns sour, can Ben continue to say nothing? And will Maddy have to choose between the two best men she knows?"

  • Ali Harris - Written in the Stars - 5th June 2014

    "Bea Bishop is horrible at making decisions. Forget big life ones, even everyday choices seem to paralyse her. She's learned to live with this because experience has taught her that it doesn't matter what you do, no one has the power to control destiny. Anyone who believes they can is a fool.

    But as her wedding day approaches, her years of indecision are weighing heavily on her, and she can't help but wonder, 'What if, what if, what if….'

    What if she hadn't upped sticks and moved to London? What if she hadn't grabbed the first job that came along and settled down with the first guy who showed an interest? But all of her questions are silenced when she slips while walking down the aisle and is knocked unconscious. In this split second her life splits into two: in one existence, Bea flees back down the aisle and out of the church. In the other she glides blissfully towards her intended.

    But which story will lead to her happily ever after?"

  • Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice - The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me - 10th April 2014

    "Best friends Holly and Alex have been in love since they were teenagers. Unfortunately, neither of them have any idea how the other one feels. Something always seemed to get in the way, and the perfect moment just never arrived. Then Holly left for uni in London, while Alex stayed put in their northern hometown. But it's ten years later, things have changed. Surely if you got a second chance with your first love you wouldn't let it pass you by. Would you?"

  • Jojo Moyes - The One Plus One - 27th February 2014

    "Jess Thomas wants . . . . . to be more than a single mum getting by day after day
    . . . to do her best for her gifted but sensitive daughter Tanzie
    . . . to find a way back from the loneliest place on earth

    Ed Nicholls is hoping . . .

    . . . he won't go to jail
    . . . there's a way back from the biggest mistake of his life
    . . . something or someone will make it all go away

    Jess and Ed are . . .

    . . . two strangers looking for a little kindness
    . . . two lost souls with a lot to learn from each other
    . . . about to find out that one plus one makes more - so much more - than two."

  • Jane Fallon - Skeletons - 27th March 2014

    "Jen has discovered a secret.

    It's not hers to share, but is it hers to keep?

    If she tells her husband Jason, he might get over the shock but will he forgive her for telling the truth? She might drive a wedge through their marriage.

    If she tells someone else in Jason's family - the family she's come to love more than her own - she'd not only tear them apart but could also find herself on the outside: she's never really been one of them, after all.

    But if she keeps this dirty little secret to herself, how long can she pretend nothing is wrong? How long can she live a lie?

    Jen knows the truth - but is she ready for the consequences?"

Authors without 2014 book title or blurb information
  • Lindsey Kelk
  • Melissa Hill
  • Julie Cohen
  • Tess Stimson
  • Sinead Moriarty


  1. I'm liking your choices Chloe :) Have read Skeletons - review to come it was amaziiiiiiiing xx

  2. I am looking forward to a lot of these too! I am especially excited for Giovanna's next novel and Paige's too!