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Learning Curves : A Novel of Sex, Suits, and Secret Affairs
Townley, Gemma
ISBN: 0345496019
Ballantine Book New York 2007 
 Mass Market Paperback Some reader curve to spine. Chip to top right corner of cover. Weight: 170g. Synopsis: Jennifer Bell used to travel the planet with her boyfriend, fighting the good fight for mother Earth. But after the breakup (not a good fight), Jen moved back to London to work for another mother: her own. Harriet Bell founded Green Futures, a consulting firm, after splitting up with Jenís big-shot father, who runs a rival (and Harriet thinks corrupt) company. But Harriet canít expose his crimes without proof. And she wants Jen to find some. Since Jen hasnít seen her dad in more than fifteen years, itís a snap to infiltrate his company... under an assumed name, of course. Soon sheís worming her way into the good graces of the companyís managers to find evidence of wrongdoing. What she discovers is that her fatherís world is a whole lot different from her own - filled with Palm Pilots, MBAs, martini lunches, designer suits, and Daniel Peterson, a guy who puts the gorge in gorgeous. Suddenly Jen is torn between Birkenstocks and Jimmy Choos, tree-hugging and air-kissing. Could it be that her Big Bad Dad isnít the monster her mom made him out to be? Or is Jen simply being seduced by the power of hard deals, hot nights, and wads of cash? Only time will tell - preferably from a Cartier watch on the wrist of Daniel Peterson...  Good+
Price: 8.95 (AUD)
Book Number: x129226  Bookseller: 
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The Whole World Over
Glass, Julia
ISBN: 9780099502142
Arrow Books Ltd  2007 
198 x 129mm Paperback An excellent tight, clean copy. Weight: 360g. Synopsis: Greenie Duquette lavishes most of her passionate energy on her Greenwich Village bakery and her four-year-old son, George. Her husband, Alan, seems to have fallen into a midlife depression, while Walter, her closest professional ally, is nursing a broken heart. It is at Walter's restaurant that the visiting governor of New Mexico tastes Greenie's coconut cake and decides to woo her away from the city to be his chef. For reasons both ambitious and desperate, she accepts - and finds herself heading west without her husband. This impulsive decision, along with events beyond Greenie's control, will change the course of several lives around her. The "Whole World Over" is a vividly human tale of longing and loss, folly and forgiveness, revealing the subtle mechanisms behind our most important, and often most fragile, connections to others.  Very Good
Price: 8.50 (AUD)
Book Number: x127769  Bookseller: 
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Barnes, Zoe
ISBN: 0749932058
Piatkus London 2001 
 Mass Market Paperback Solid paperback with some creasing and rubbing to the covers and spine and light edgewear / tanning. Some marks to page edges. Previous owner's name on front introduction page. Weight: 265g. Synopsis: Gina had fallen for Matt Hooley when they were both teenage rebels. Together, they were going to save the world - until their mothers put a stop to it, and made sure they never saw each other again. Now, fifteen years later, Gina still regards Matt as 'The One'. No one else has ever come close to measuring up. All of her other boyfriends have eventually stumbled at some hurdle or other, cursing 'Saint Matt' as they fell. Gina's always had a daydream that one day Matt would come back and carry her off on his obligatory white charger. But not once in her fantasies did he ever arrive complete with an ex-wife and three kids! Worse, her dashing teenage rebel has become depressingly respectable. Well groomed, wealthy, middle class - how can her Mr Right have gone so horribly wrong?  Good
Price: 7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: x125294.001  Bookseller: 
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Just Married
Barnes, Zoe
ISBN: 0749933844
Piatkus Books London, United Kingdom 2003 
 Mass Market Paperback Some reader curve to spine. Light creasing. Some edgewear/tanning. Weight: 195g. Synopsis: Emma Sheridan's wedding day was the happiest day of her life. But now the honeymoon is over and she's having to cope with the reality of married life. She's living in a new town, has a new job and a new husband, Joe, who hasn't quite left his bachelor days behind him. Then there's Emma's ever-present mother-in-law who's expecting the patter of tiny feet before Emma's even been carried over the threshold! Still, at least she and Joe are together at last. Though - holidays aside - Joe and Emma have never spent more than two weeks in each other's company. Setting up home together for the first time might be romantic, but no one warned them that living happily ever after takes a lot of hard work...  Good+
Price: 8.50 (AUD)
Book Number: x129292  Bookseller: 
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Tuscany For Beginners: Love And War In A Hot Climate!
Edwards-Jones, Imogen
ISBN: 0340836741
Flame London 2004 
 Mass Market Paperback Light creasing, else VG. Permanent book exchange label on back cover. Weight: 160g. Synopsis: Tuscany. Glorious Tuscany. With its sunflowers, its olive groves, its rolling countryside and its stunning vistas, it is everyone's picture perfect place in the sun. And Belinda Smith couldn't be happier. Leaving the drizzly town of Tilling behind, after discovering her husband in bed with another woman, Belinda has found a little valley to call her own. Known locally as the 'Contessa', she runs an up-market B&B, plans the Christmas panto, and represents the community in the annual cheese rolling competition. She is the epicenter of all things expatriate. Life is 'perfecto'. Until feisty Wall Street ball-breaker, Lauren arrives, that is. Sandblasting over her frescos and Belinda's social supremacy, Lauren's arrival divides the ex-pat community. And when Belinda's daughter falls in love with Lauren's son, war is well and truly declared. Fireworks are ignited, sheep cheese is thrown. Is the Val di Santa Caterina big enough for the both of them?  Very Good
Price: 9.00 (AUD)
Book Number: x051086  Bookseller: 
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The Song Reader
Tucker, Lisa
ISBN: 0743483782
Pocket Books  2004 
198 x 129mm Paperback Light tanning. Light rubbing to covers. Previous owner's name on front introduction page. Weight: 240g. Synopsis: Mary Beth and her younger sister Leeann are trying to support themselves in their small Southern hometown. So, to make ends meet, alongside her job at the diner Mary Beth works by practicing her own unique talent: 'song reading'. By making sense of the song lyrics people have stuck in their heads, Mary Beth can help them make sense of their lives. In no time, Mary Beth's readings have the entire town singing her praises, including scientist Ben, who falls hard for Mary Beth and her unearthly intuition. But when her gift leads to a secret truth about a prominent neighbour the pain of the past threatens to overwhelm the sisters' future. And without Mary Beth's music the town's silence is louder than ever. Could it be that the lyrics to all those foolish love songs really aren't so foolish after all?  Good+
Price: 9.50 (AUD)
Book Number: x125060  Bookseller: 
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The Girl Most Likely
Sparrow, Rebecca
ISBN: 0702233455
University of Queensland Press  2003 
198 x 129mm Paperback Light edgewear/tanning. Weight: 240g. Synopsis: When you were 17, what did you think your life would be like when you hit 27? At 17, Rachel Hill was the girl most likely to succeed. At 27, with an honours degree and a career as a travel writer, she wonders if marriage is the only thing missing from this perfect trifecta. But one disastrous life decision changes everything. Suddenly she is living back at home in her childhood bedroom -- a room still celebrating 1987. She's also working as a nanny for a surly 6-year-old, proof reading erotic fiction and crucifying movie themes on the piano. With Su-su-sudio in the cassette deck, Rachel timbles head first into a quater life crisis. As she revisits her idea of perfection, she finds that happiness is living the life you want to live, rather than the one you're expected to.  Good+
Price: 7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: x128660  Bookseller: 
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Being Alexander
Sparling, Nancy
ISBN: 0340819472
Flame London 2002 
198 x 129mm Paperback Very light tanning. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Weight: 250g. Synopsis: Alex Fairfax didn't have the perfect life, but at least he controlled it. Then one morning he wakes to the sound of his car alarm going off and starts the week watching his prize Jaguar XKR being demolished by a group of hooligans. That's bad enough, but when you lose your job and the woman you love to your boss in the same week, you begin to think that someone somewhere really doesn't like you very much. With this in mind, there are a number of things you can do: - Kill youself. - Shrug your shoulders and start again. - Really start again and attack life with a whole new personality. When Alex opts for the last, out of the boiling cauldron of catastrophe emerges Alexander: a smarter, sexier, more tuthless version of the former Alex Fairfax. Alexander is a go-getting predator with big plans for all those who made his re-invention neccessary. There's just one problem. Her name is Amber, and she's everyting Alex ever dreamed of. But Alex is gone. Will he ever return?  Very Good
Price: 9.50 (AUD)
Book Number: x127727  Bookseller: 
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Three Wise Men
Devlin, Martina
ISBN: 0006514588
HarperCollinsPublishers London 2000 
198 x 129mm Paperback Bottom corner of flyleaf clipped. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Some tanning. Weight: 305g. Synopsis: Gloria, Eimear and Kate have been friends since they were a trio of six-year-olds cast as the Three Wise Men in the nativity play. Twenty-five years on, theyíve left Omagh for Dublin and grown up to be Three Unwise Women, all too prone to misuse the gifts theyíve been given. Eimearís beauty captivates men but robs her of independence. Kateís dazzling wit blinds her to the consequences of betraying a friend. And Gloriaís urge to nurture, thwarted by infertility, threatens to destroy everything she holds dear. Aided and abetted in their misdeeds by the irresistible Jack, philandering poet and seducer extraordinaire, the troika find themselves putting their friendship to a test from which it may never recover.  Good+
Price: 9.50 (AUD)
Book Number: x127724  Bookseller: 
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Nerds Like It Hot
Thompson, Vicki Lewis
ISBN: 0312939086
St. Martin's Paperbacks  2006 
 Mass Market Paperback Solid, tight paperback. Some edgewear. Weight: 185g. Synopsis: She's unleashed her inner vixen... Hollywood makeup artist Gillian McCormick wouldn't normally be caught dead on a cruise aimed at single geeks. But as the sole witness to a murder, hiding out may be her only chance at staying alive. With P.I. Lex Manchester guarding her, and a voluptuous disguise in place of her plain-Jane wardrobe, Gillian should be safe... if she can resist a titanic attraction to Lex that's making her fantasize about some extra-naughty cruise activities... He's rediscovered his inner nerd... Lex thought he had left behind his nerdy ways, but his suave demeanor has no chance against Gillian's bombshell image and the smart, sexy woman within. And when the scent of seduction wafts through the sea air, what's a red-blooded male to do? And the passion they've found is about to get out of control... With a passenger list that includes a mobster on a mission, a cross-dressing sociopath, and hundreds of lusty nerds, Lex must find a way to keep Gillian safe - and prove that he's truly her nerd for all seasons...  Good+
Price: 9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 127673.001  Bookseller: 
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Guilty Creatures
Welfare, Sue
ISBN: 0007106572
HarperCollinsPublishers  2001 
 Mass Market Paperback Solid, tight paperback. Very light tanning. Weight: 180g. Synopsis: Mim Pilgrim is so fed up with her husband that she's driven to exploring the full extent of her window-cleaners tattoo. Fisher (once known as Frank) Pilgrim dosen't notice. A TV shrink on the verge of his big break, and officially an expert on family matters, he's failed to spot that his daughter has something more than a teenage crush on her drama teacher and his adolescent son is suffering an overwhelming dose of hormonal disruption. But a promotable family background is vital for Fisher's image. So when Mim becomes acquainted with an eminent literary figure, he and his producer decide to make the most of it. It's a catalyst for chaos, and before long everyone is entangled in a situation way beyond he reaches of pop psychology...  Very Good
Price: 7.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 127572  Bookseller: 
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Behaving Badly
Wolff, Isabel
ISBN: 0007792441
HarperCollinsPublishers  2003 
 Mass Market Paperback Light creasing, else VG. Cover logo 'Complimentary book with New Woman' (magazine). Weight: 205g. Synopsis: All men are beasts . . . or so Miranda Sweet believes. As an animal behaviourist, she can get inside the heads of deluded Dalmatians and introverted iguanas, but she can't work out why the men in her life behave so badly. Animals are braver, kinder and a lot more reliable. So Miranda's given up on love to open her own clinic and work her magic on neurotic pets and their grateful owners. But can she keep the whole male species at bay for ever? Her best friend, Daisy, an incurably romantic wedding-planner, doesn't think so. When a delicious photographer comes into her life, even Miranda starts to wonder if she's been a bit hasty. But, just when she's letting her guard down, her past starts to catch up with her. Now, she has to face up to her own behaviour, which hasn't always been as sweet as she'd like to pretend . . .  Good+
Price: 6.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 127556  Bookseller: 
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Love Begins with an A
Vithoulkas, Jeana
ISBN: 0143001442
Penguin Group Australia  2003 
198 x 129mm Paperback Light spine creasing. Very light edgewear / tanning. Weight: 315g. Synopsis: 'My mother had a theory that we spent too much time getting to know men. She said it was only natural we became bored after a while, then of course we didn't want to marry them.' Fiore is looking for a man, but not just any man. He must be a good dancer, politically aware, articulate, with a serious heart to boot. With standards that high, it seems she has nowhere to go but down. Or has she? If she could just make up her mind where home is, Melbourne or Greece, and which comes first, love or here career. Her sisters have already done the unthinkable in going to Greece to live, leaving Fiore to appease their disappointed parents. And to steer a course through the modern world with her old-fashioned heart. 'Love Begins With An A' is a warm, sassy novel full of the exuberance of Greek life.  Very Good
Price: 9.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 129392  Bookseller: 
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Looking for Andrew McCarthy
Colgan, Jenny
ISBN: 0007105533
HarperCollins Publishers  2002 
 Mass Market Paperback Some creasing. Light tanning. Remainder mark on top edge. Very minor damage to front cover after price sticker was removed. Weight: 225g. Synopsis: Did you think life was going to be like the movies? Ellie did. She thought it would be like Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire and all those other 80s Brat Pack fantasies - where everyone was astonishingly glamorous and successful, had huge apartments and lived happily ever after. But now she's thirty and things haven't quite turned out that way. When did horrible flats and dull relationships and meaningless jobs take over? And whatever happened to the coolest, wisest, most inspirational Brat Packer of them all? Where is Andrew McCarthy now? Surely he, of all people, can tell Ellie what to do about her thirty-angst. Determined to find her idol, Ellie sets out, accompanied by her best friend Julia, on an epic drive across the USA that's by turns hilarious, romantic and downright uncomfortable. But, helped by a cast of thousands, of whom Frosty the Giant Pig is the least improbable, they do get some answers to life's big questions, although not the ones they expected...  Good+
Price: 5.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 078974.001  Bookseller: 
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The Sisters O’Donnell
Andrews, Lyn
ISBN: 055213600x
Corgi Books  1993 
 Mass Market Paperback Reprint. Solid paperback with creasing and rubbing to the covers and spine, corner curl and some edgewear / age tan. Some reader curve to spine. Minor damage to back cover after price sticker was removed. Weight: 255g. Synopsis: Three Irish sisters, red-haired and tempestuous, leave Tipperary for the Liverpool of the 1920s to seek their fortunes. Their idealism is soon dashed by the realities of life, and their dreams fade as time and money begin to run out.  Fair-Good
Price: 5.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 125803.001  Bookseller: 
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Full Blast
Evanovich, Janet; Hughes, Charlotte
ISBN: 0755301986
Headline Book Publishing Ltd  2004 
 Mass Market Paperback Light cover creasing. Light edgewear/tanning. Weight: 190g. Synopsis: There's never a dull moment for the residents of Beaumont, South Carolina. Lately, a heat wave's spiked the mercury-and everyone's sex drive! These days, when Jamie runs into Max, it's all she can do not to tear his clothes off-and the feeling is mutual. But trouble seems to follow Max like moths to a flame, and Jamie suspects he's all wrong for her. Meanwhile, the lingerie shop is having a sale on edible underwear, while the bakery's selling aphrodisiac-laced brownies and x-rated birthday cakes. Even Jamie's dog, Fleas, is dodging passes from the amorous French poodle next door! But when someone starts bumping off some of the town's more annoying citizens, all clues lead straight to the new personals section in Jamie's newspaper. Pretty soon, things are getting hot and heavy, as Max and Jamie start uncovering secrets - and undressing each other...  Good+
Price: 7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 128758  Bookseller: 
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Alentejo Blue
Ali, Monica
ISBN: 0385604874
Doubleday / Random House Australia  2006 
8vo - over 7ĺ" - 9ĺ" tall Trade Paperback A very good tight, clean copy. Weight: 320g. Synopsis: 'Alentejo Blue' is the story of the Portuguese village of Mamarrosa told through the lives of those who live there and those who are passing through -- men and women, children and old people, locals, tourists and expatriates. For some, such as Teresa, a beautiful, dreamy village girl, it is a place from which to escape; for others -- the dysfunctional Potts family -- it is a way of running from trouble (but not eluding it). Vasco, a cafe owner who has never recovered from the death of his American wife, clings to a notion that his years in America make him superior to the other villagers. One English tourist makes Mamarrosa the subject of her fantasy of a new life, while for her compatriots, a young engaged couple, Mamarrosa is where their dreams finally fall apart. At the book's opening an old man reflects on his long and troubled life in this beautiful and seemingly tranquil setting, and anticipates the return of Marco Afonso Rodrigues, the prodigal son of the village and a symbol of this now fast-changing world. The homecoming is the subject of continuing speculation, and when Marco Afonso Rodrigues does finally appear, villagers, tourists, and expatriates are brought together and jealousies, passions and disappointments must inevitably collide...  Very Good
Price: 9.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000012  Bookseller: 
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Five Quarters of the Orange
Harris, Joanne
ISBN: 0552998834
Black Swan Australia 2001 
198 x 129mm Paperback Light creasing. Light edgewear/tanning. Weight: 276g. Synopsis: Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, smooth and brown as a sunning snake - but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow named after a raspberry liqueur, plies her culinary trade at the creperie - and lets memory play strange games. Into this world comes the threat of revelation as Framboise's nephew - a profiteering Parisian - attempts to exploit the growing success of the country recipes she has inherited from her mother, a woman remembered with contempt by the villagers of Les Laveuses. As the spilt blood of a tragic wartime childhood flows again, exposure beckons for Framboise, the widow with an invented past.  Good+
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000019  Bookseller: 
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Take These Broken Wings
Andrews, Lyn
ISBN: 0747258090
Headline Book Pub Ltd United Kingdom 2000 
 Mass Market Paperback Solid but well read copy with reader curve to spine, rubbing/creasing to covers/spine and some age tan/edgewear. Cover is beginning to come loose. Previous owner's name on flyleaf. Weight: 235g. Synopsis: Since she was six, Hannah Peckham has known how hard the world is. Thrown into the workhouse by the cousin to whom her desperate soldier father entrusted her, she emerges determined to make the most of what life has to offer, however little it might be. But the narrow confines of the workhouse have left her ill-prepared for the hurly-burly of the Liverpool household in which she finds work. Naive and impetuous, when she loses the man she loves she rushes into a violent marriage from which there seems no escape - without terrible consequences...  Fair
Price: 3.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000026  Bookseller: 
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Take These Broken Wings
Andrews, Lyn
ISBN: 0747258090
Headline Book Pub Ltd United Kingdom 2005 
 Mass Market Paperback Reprint. Some spine curve and very light general reading wear. Previous owners' names/marks inside covers and on flyleaf. Weight: 235g. Synopsis: Since she was six, Hannah Peckham has known how hard the world is. Thrown into the workhouse by the cousin to whom her desperate soldier father entrusted her, she emerges determined to make the most of what life has to offer, however little it might be. But the narrow confines of the workhouse have left her ill-prepared for the hurly-burly of the Liverpool household in which she finds work. Naive and impetuous, when she loses the man she loves she rushes into a violent marriage from which there seems no escape - without terrible consequences...  Good+
Price: 7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000027  Bookseller: 
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The Fourth Hand
Irving, John
ISBN: 0552771090
Black Swan  2002 
198 x 129mm Paperback Light reader curve to spine. Light edgewear. Permanent book exchange label on back cover. Weight: 275g. Synopsis: While reporting a story from India, New York journalist Patrick Wallingford inadvertently becomes his own headline when his left hand is eaten by a lion. In Boston, a renowned surgeon eagerly awaits the opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant. But what if the donor's widow demands visitation rights with the hand? In answering this unexpected question, John Irving has written a novel that is by turns brilliantly comic and emotionally moving, offering a penetrating look at the power of second chances and the will to change.  Good+
Price: 8.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000028  Bookseller: 
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Elton, Ben
ISBN: 0552771848
Black Swan  2003 
198 x 129mm Paperback Light cover creasing. Some edgewear. Weight: 220g. Synopsis: Bruce shoots movies. Wayne and Scout shoot to kill. In a single night they find out the hard way what's real and what's not, who's the hero and who's the villain. The USA watches slack-jawed as Bruce and Wayne together resolve some serious questions. How is it possible to get shot dead live? Does art imitate life, or does life simply imitate bad art? And why, if murder is acceptable on prime-time TV, is the f-word not?  Good+
Price: 5.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000078  Bookseller: 
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Lunar Park
Ellis, Bret Easton
ISBN: 0330440012
Picador  2006 
198 x 129mm Paperback A very good tight, clean copy. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Weight: 305g. Synopsis: Imagine becoming a bestselling novelist while still in college, and then seeing your insufferable father reduced to a bag of ashes in a safety-deposit box. Imagine drowning in a sea of booze, drugs and vilification before being given a second chance, as the Bret Easton Ellis of this remarkable novel, married to the mother of his previously unacknowledged son and living in the suburban hinterlands, is given. Imagine the unravelling of that new life. And remember as you hold this book in your hands: all of it really happened, every word is true.  Very Good
Price: 12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000109  Bookseller: 
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An Angel Passing Over
Connor, Alexandra
HarperCollinsPublishers  2000 
 Mass Market Paperback Some spine curve and light general reading wear. Weight: 295g. Synopsis: Grace Ellis is the envy of her schoolmates. While they are struggling in rural poverty in Lancashire, her father owns a shop and her mother strives for respectability. Grace is raised to believe that she's something special. But after her mother's ruthless action, the family disintegrates and Grace is reduced to the penury her parents worked so desperately to escape. Somebody is watching over her, however. An anonymous benefactor arranges to fund Grace's education, enabling her to build her own cosmetics empire through sheer determination and talent. But Grace must call upon every ounce of strength in her redoubtable character to triumph over scheming adversaries and opportunistic lovers to find a man to match her own courage.  Very Good
Price: 6.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000113  Bookseller: 
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Abel’s Daughter
Hutchinson, Meg
ISBN: 0340922834
Coronet Books  1996 
 Mass Market Paperback Some spine curve and light general reading wear. Weight: 192g. Synopsis: "Phoebe Pardoe, I find you guilty of wilful theft. I order you to be taken to a place of imprisonment where you will serve a term of fifteen years hard labour." Shocked beyond measure at her wrongful arrest, and little dreaming that it is the work of her jealous Aunt Annie, Phoebe finds it hard to adjust to the harsh cruelty of life in the infamous Handsworth Prison. She has a guardian angel in the form of Sir William Dartmouth, but even when he engineers her release, Phoebe must struggle to make a living for herself. And Annie has not given up her own perverse quest for revenge...  Very Good
Price: 7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000114  Bookseller: 
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Simons, Paullina
ISBN: 0007119208
HarperCollinsPublishers  2001 
 Mass Market Paperback Solid, tight paperback. Light cover creasing. Light edgewear. Weight: 331g. Synopsis: Tully Makker is a tough young woman from the wrong side of the tracks and she is not always easy to like. But if Tully gives friendship and loyalty, she gives them for good, and she forms an enduring bond with Jennifer and Julie, schoolfriends from very different backgrounds. As they grow into the world of the seventies and eighties, the lives of the three best friends are changed forever by two young men, Robin and Jack, and a tragedy which engulfs them all. Against the odds, Tully emerges into young womanhood, marriage and a career. At last Tully Makker has life under control. And then life strikes back in the most unexpected way of all...  Good+
Price: 6.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000117  Bookseller: 
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The Vineyard
Delinsky, Barbara
ISBN: 0671036505
Pocket Star Books New York, New York, U.S.A. 2001 
 Mass Market Paperback Solid paperback with creasing and rubbing to the covers and spine and edgewear / tanning. Reader curve to spine. Permanent book exchange label on back cover. Weight: 245g. Synopsis: To her family, Natalie Seebring is a woman who prizes appearances: exquisitely mannered, a supportive wife, and head of a successful wine-producing enterprise. So when she announces plans to marry a vineyard employee mere months after the death of her husband of fifty-eight years, her son and daughter are stunned. Faced with their disapproval, Natalie decides to write a memoir. Olivia Jones is a dreamer, living vicariously through the old photographs she restores. She and her daughter, Tess, cling to the fantasy that a big, happy family is out there just waiting for them. When Natalie hires Olivia to help with her memoir, a summer at Natalie's vineyard by the sea seems the perfect opportunity to live out that fantasy. But all is not as it seems. As the illusion of an idyllic existence comes crashing headlong into reality, the lives of these two women, parallel in so many ways, become a powerful and moving story.  Good
Price: 3.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000128  Bookseller: 
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Too Good to be True
O’Flanagan, Sheila
ISBN: 9780755323807
Headline Review London, United Kingdom 2006 
 Mass Market Paperback A very good solid, clean copy. Weight: 325g. Synopsis: Can love at first sight last a lifetime? Air-traffic controller Carey Browne is used to handling unpredictable situations. So when Ben Russell, a man she's know all of five minutes, proposes, she calmly deals with the matter - and accepts, much to the horror of her family and friends. Has she gone completely mad? Despite their disapproval, and the Icy Reception from Ben's sisiter, Freya, Carey is determined to make the marrigae work. She knows she's found her soulmate. If only everyone would leave them alone. But it seems that Ben hasn't been entirely honest about his past, and Carey soon starts to wonder whether she's made a dreadful mistake. After all, something so perfect must be too good to be true... Mustn't it?  Very Good
Price: 7.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000155  Bookseller: 
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Man and Boy
Parsons, Tony
ISBN: 0007144326
HarperCollinsPublishers  2002 
 Mass Market Paperback Some creasing. Weight: 191g. Synopsis: Harry Silver has it all: a beautiful wife, a wonderful son, a great job in the media -- in one night he throws it sll away. Then Harry must start to learn what life and love are really all about.  Good+
Price: 4.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000228  Bookseller: 
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Hot Property
Barnes, Zoe
ISBN: 0749931116
Piatkus Books London, United Kingdom 1999 
 Mass Market Paperback Solid, tight paperback. Light creasing. Very light tanning. Weight: 243g. Synopsis: When Claire inherits a house out of the blue - she thinks she's struck it rich! But while the word 'cottage' inspires images of romantic idylls and roses round the door, there's nothing remotely heavenly about Paradise Cottage. It's a tumble-down wreck in the middle of nowhere - more in need of a demolition expert than a decorator. Still, Claire is not one to shirk a challenge. Much to the amusement of her hunky new neighbour, Aidan, she decides to renovate the cottage herself. After all, problem-solving, trouble-shooting - it's what Claire does best. She's used to planning events for thousands of people. She can sort out one little cottage - can't she?  Good+
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
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