Posted: Friday 9th March 2018
If your kids are making you breakfast in bed, cleaning their rooms and giving you a much needed rest this Mother’s Day, why not stick the kettle on, plump up the cushions and get lost in one of our online eBooks or audiobooks?
Herts Libraries online catalogue, BorrowBox, allows you to choose from over 2,000 popular titles including our top reads for this Mothering Sunday listed below. To access the catalogue simply use your Herts library card login details through the website: http://bit.ly/HertsBorrowBoxHome or download the Borrowbox app.
Mothers and Daughters by Minna Howard, eBook
Alice finds herself suddenly widowed in her early forties, leaving her with an empty house and a lonely heart. Laura and Evie, her twenty-something daughters announce their separate and unexpected news which ploughs Alice straight out of grieving and into the prospect of planning a wedding and becoming a reluctant, yet glamorous Granny. Frank, an old family friend returns to give his godchild Laura away at the wedding. A whole host of secrets unfold that rock the family’s foundations and set Alice free to begin a new, exciting chapter of her life.
Daughters of Castle Deverill by Santa Montefiore, eBook
A compelling story of family and history, from the author of the top ten bestseller Songs of Love and War. It is 1925 and the war is long over. But much has been lost and life will never truly be the same again.
Castle Deverill, cherished home to the Deverill family in the west of Ireland for hundreds of years, has burned to the ground. But young and flighty Celia Deverill is determined to restore the sad ruin to its former glory. Celia married well and has the wealth, after all, to keep it in the family and she cannot bear to see it stand neglected. But dark shadows are gathering once more, as the financial markets start to shake. And everything that felt so certain is thrown once again into doubt.
The Summer of Second Chances by Maddie Please, ePub edition
Lottie is about to discover that even when you think you’ve lost everything, hope and romance can be just around the corner . . .It takes time to build your life. To get into a long-term (OK, a bit boring) relationship. To find a job (you don’t completely hate). Lottie might not be thrilled with the life she’s put together, but it’s the one she’s got. So when in the course of one terrible evening, it all comes crashing down around her, Lottie has a choice: give herself over to grief at being broke, single and completely lacking in prospects. Or, brick by brick, build herself a new life. And this time, with a little help from friends, a crumbling cottage in Devon and a handsome stranger, maybe she can make it the one she always wanted. The Summer of Second Chances is an irresistibly funny read about never giving up, whatever the world throws at you. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Jane Costello and Christie Barlow.
The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes, eBook
One of them is ready to take the plunge and fall in love; another is torn between two very different lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light and for others, the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences. Fate is on its way to Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change their lives in the most unexpected of ways.
For further information visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/ebooks-and-audiobooks