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A Million Dreams
By Dani Atkins
Published by: Head of Zeus
Out now

The story tracks Beth Brandon and Izzy Vaughan and their mutual families, through love and friendship. Both must make heart-wrenching decisions that will affect the rest of their adult lives.

A superb read that will grip you from the first page!

Dani lives near Buntingford with her husband, Siamese cat and a Border Collie. She is the author of four other bestselling novels, one of which – This Love – won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2018.

By Sue Hampton
Published by: TSL
Out now in paperback and e-book

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Unfulfilled 60-year old Maggie revisits her childhood passions and decides to take control of her own destiny.

An entertaining and poignant story based around the arresting character of Maggie, which explores the complexities of modern-day lives and loves. We’re looking forward to the sequel.

Sue Hampton lives with her husband and two children in Berkhamsted. This is her 37th novel and possibly her last (which blows our hope for a sequel!) with a view to being a full-time climate, peace and justice activist.

The Hour of Separation
By Katherine McMahon
Published by: W&N
Out now

Hour of separation

Christa’s father returned from the First World War to the family home in Watford with a tale of a brave Belgian woman called Fleur who helped to save his life. With the world on the brink of another war, Christa makes contact with the Belgian family, forming a complex web of relationships with Fleur’s family. A combination of romance and mystery that will keep you guessing until the end.

Katherine McMahon is a former Watford resident and taught at local schools and the University of Hertfordshire.

The Girl Who Sewed Parachutes
By Christopher Baker
Available on Amazon
Out now

The girl who sewed parachutes

Another wartime tale – this time the subject is 19-year-old Daisy, who is a seamstress in a parachute factory. But soon she is given a special job that she must keep quiet. Daisy is used to keeping secrets, until she decides to act on something she has kept to herself for a long time…

A compelling tale of wartime morals, secrets and consequences that will keep you gripped until the end.

Chris Baker lives in Dudswell, Berkhamsted. An astrophotographer, this is his first novel, but a book based on his images of space, Photographing the Deep Sky – Images in Space and Time, is published by White Owl Books.