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2018 Emmy Winners….and what you should read if you love them!

The 2018 Emmys were a star studded event, and some of our favourite TV shows won big! To celebrate we’ve got the perfect roundup of book recommendations to suit all your favourite Emmy-winning shows!

Game of Thrones

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

 

Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger’s Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she’s forced to “perform” in town after town.

But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other “attractions”—mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies—are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she’ll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed.

 

Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter

He was the answer to all her deepest, darkest desires but their forbidden love would either bring their worlds together or tear them both apart

Searching for her missing brother, Grace Carlyle never dreamed she would discover a secret world populated by mythological monsters or find herself facing a sword–wielding being whose looks put mortal men to shame.

But there he was, Darius en Kragin, one of a race of shape–shifting warriors bound to guard the gates of Atlantis, and kill all travelers who strayed within its borders.

Now Grace’s life is in his hands, and Darius has to choose between his centuries–old vow and the woman who has slipped beneath his defenses and stolen the heart of Atlantis’s fiercest dragon.

The Crown

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden

A sweeping family saga of long lost love, for readers of Fiona McIntosh and Mary-Anne O’Connor.

From Pearl Harbor to the shores of Sydney, a secret that spans generations could unite a family – or destroy it.

Honolulu, Hawaii 1941

On the evening of her sixteenth birthday party, Catherine McGarrie wants nothing more than for the night to be over, even though the opulence of the ballroom befits the daughter of a US Navy Rear Admiral. Then she meets Charlie, a navy officer from the other side of the tracks, a man her parents would never approve of.

As rumours of war threaten their tropical paradise, Catherine and Charlie fall in love. But the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941 changes their lives forever.

 

The Irredeemable Prince by Alyssa J. Montgomery

The ultimate royal bad boy is about to meet his match…

If one ever needs to find Prince Devereaux of Santaliana, one needs only look for the nearest newspaper: His Royal Highness is sure to be splashed across the scandal pages…

But enough is enough, and Prince Devereaux’s formidable brother King Gabriel is stepping in. No more night clubs, no more drinking, absolutely no more one–night–stands with up–and–coming models. Devereaux will step into his responsibilities, or he will be cut off.

For his own reasons, Devereaux submits to the stipulations that his brother sets out, even as he chafes at the restrictions. But the recalcitrant prince is about to find out that self–improvement can be surprisingly seductive..

 

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.

New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan

One man. One woman. Two dogs.

Meet Molly–New York’s most famous advice columnist, she considers herself an expert at relationships…as long as they’re other people’s. Still bruised from her last breakup, Molly is in no rush to find happily–ever–after–the only love of her life is her dalmatian, Valentine.

Meet Daniel–A cynical divorce lawyer, he’s hardwired to think relationships are a bad idea. If you don’t get involved, no one can get hurt. Until he finds himself borrowing a dog to meet the gorgeous woman he sees running in Central Park every morning…

Molly and Daniel both think they know everything about relationships. But as they try–and fail–to resist their undeniable chemistry, they’ll soon discover they just might have a lot left to learn…

 

The Importance of Ernestine by Elizabeth Dunk

Love isn’t easy in the cutthroat world of Australian politics…

Cecily Carter and Gwen Fairford have both started a fantastic new life in Canberra – jobs they love, a fabulous friend (each other) and even, it seems, the perfect men. Or at least, they could be perfect, if they changed political allegiances.

Alec Moncrieff and John Worthing are leading perfect lives: great jobs, a great friend (each other) and even great new relationships. But when they are caught out in a lie, everything begins to fall apart. Alec, so used to manipulating everything to his own satisfaction finds he can’t manipulate his way out of his feelings. And Cecily’s past is about to roar into the public domain. Will Gwen and Cecily give their men a second chance, or is love just another empty campaign promise?

 

The Americans

At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family.

Danger Close by Lindsay McKenna

New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna brings us the exciting beginning of her Shadow Warriors series…Placing women in ground combat is only a test for Congress, but for volunteer Corporal Cathy Fremont it’s life…and probably death. In the exotic jungles of Thailand, she’s trapped in a hotbed of deception and abuse because the enemy she can’t escape is on her side of the battle line. One risk she doesn’t need is an alliance with a marine, but trusting intense Captain Jim Boland might be her only chance of survival.

Caught in the crosshairs of danger and political intrigue, Jim must sacrifice his hidden agenda to protect the woman who reawakens the passion inside him. But deadly corruption is closer than they think, and may destroy them both.

 

The Spy Wore Red by Wendy Rosnau

She didn’t like the game, so she changed the rules

She had the moves no one could match

And that kept superspy Nadja Stefn alive on many an undercover assignment. Until one slip changed the game forever. It happened one icy cold night two spies on the run, holing up together the night Nadja wore red. They exchanged no names, and five years later Nadja still didn’t know the identity of her child’s father. But then she was chosen for a mission that paired her with her mystery lover.

When the assassin they’re after kidnaps their daughter, Nadja faces a terrible choice: deliver her daughter’s father to this vicious criminal or lose her child forever

 

This is Us

A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.

The Sweetest Secret by Jacquie Underdown

Two broken hearts, one small town, and the secret language of flowers…

Ellie always falls for the wrong man. After her latest disastrous relationship, she needs a new start, a clean slate, and some time to figure out who she is and what she actually wants. So the opportunity to open her own florist shop in the small town of Alpine Ridge couldn’t be more timely – or more perfect.

Sam Mathews understands bad relationships – he’s only ever had one, and that was enough. Now he keeps to himself, throwing his efforts into the family vineyard and his greenhouse hobby, where it’s quiet and calm and he can nurture beauty with his own two hands.

When Ellie arrives in town and discovers Sam’s backyard nursery, a shared professional interest soon blossoms into something that feels very personal. But Ellie needs time to rediscover herself, and Sam has never regained his confidence. When they are both tied so strongly to the past, could there be a chance for a future?

 

The Trouble With Choices by Trish Morey

A warm, witty and wise exploration of family and contemporary romance from international bestselling author Trish Morey.

The trouble with choices… is they come with consequences.

Dumped on the eve of her brother’s wedding, schoolteacher Sophie Faraday throws caution to the wind and winds up in the arms of the sexy best man. It was meant to be a one–night fling, but an unexpected consequence means Sophie must face one of the hardest choices a woman ever has to make…

Older sister Beth finds life is tough enough juggling a mortgage, shift work and raising her ten–year–old daughter alone. When she meets Harry, the quiet gardener with a heart of gold, she’s determined to place him firmly in the friend zone. How can she let herself love again, when the guilt she carries every day reminds her what love can cost?

Hannah, Beth’s twin, has her own reasons for avoiding relationships. But when Irishman Declan walks into her veterinary clinic with an orphaned joey in his arms, she’s seriously tempted. But isn’t resisting the attraction the safest option? Especially when the secret she’s held close for so long can only guarantee heartbreak…

Will the Faraday girls learn that, with your sisters by your side, the wrong choices can still lead to the right places?


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