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women’s fiction

Read an extract from Friends like These: the unmissable new psychological thriller

Read an exclusive Friends like These extract: as addictive as Friend Request, as gripping as The Girl Before. Lizzie hasn’t thought much about Becca since the accident. She remembers the blood though. She can see how you wouldn’t be the same again after something like that. No one was surprised when Becca didn’t come back to […]

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Paris in Springtime…

What could be more perfect, ahead of Valentine’s Day, than an insider guide to Spring in the most romantic city in the world? These Dividing Walls author Fran Cooper shares her favourite spots. Is there anything more romantic than the idea of Paris in the spring? Those days when it’s warm enough to walk around […]

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What Team Bookends are TRYING this year (see what we did there?)

Inspired by Emily Phillips’ stonking debut novel Trying, Team Bookends share what they’ll be trying to do more (or less) of this year. Aimee This year I’m trying to read more outside of the genres I gravitate towards – in particular, I’m trying to read non-fiction. On my reading list I have Hunger by Roxane […]

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Writing your life into fiction

Emily Phillips, the author of new release TRYING pitched the story of trying for a baby and failing in the pub – here she dissects injecting real life into fiction. The moment I typed THE END, I cried. I was bereft. No matter that I had been channeling parts of my life into the themes […]

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Read the first chapter of TRYING, our new Book of the Month!

A new year’s day treat for you! Read the first chapter of the brilliant TRYING, the debut novel from Grazia Features Director Emily Phillips here. TRYING is published in hardback and ebook on 25th January.  

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Bookends authors share their Christmas Day Routine

As homes up and down the country wake up to put the turkey in the oven and open their stockings, our Bookends authors share their Christmas Day routines. Carmel Harrington, author of Cold Feet: The Lost Years We awake early, courtesy of our two children – Amelia (7) and Nate (6). They scramble into bed […]

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Home Alone 2 or White Christmas? Our authors’ favourite Christmas movies

We quizzed more of our fabulous Bookends authors on the movies they want to snuggle down in front of this Christmas. Kirstie Allsopp, author of Kirstie’s Real Kitchen Ooh difficult… It’s going to have to be National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Emily Phillips, author of Trying I adore Home Alone 2 for a festive reminder of […]

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Read an extract of Chrissie Manby’s Falling Leaves and Fireworks

Your perfect Firework Night read starts here! Chapter One Ronnie Benson, Mark Edwards and their toddler daughter, Sophie, had not long moved into their new house on Three Spires Close when the little black cat first came calling. It was a scraggy wisp of a thing. Thin and mangy with very visible fleas. Whenever Ronnie […]

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Read a FREE extract of My Mother’s Shadow

If you haven’t yet read Nikola Scott’s debut My Mother’s Shadow then you’re in for a treat – we’ve got an exclusive extract just for you! Read more about the beautiful novel below and click here for the extract. ‘Addie thinks she knows everything about her mother. But when a stranger appears claiming to be […]

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BAKED OFF by Chrissie Manby

I’m about to utter something quite shocking.  I’ve never been a fan of The Great British Bake Off.  It’s worse than that.  I’ve never been a fan of baking full stop.  I know.  I’m a chick-lit writer.  Isn’t my life supposed to be an endless round of cupcakes and Chardonnay?  OK.  I’ll cop to the chardonnay, […]

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Saying yes to that special dress!

Wedding season is well and truly upon us and Emma Hannigan’s gorgeous novel The Wedding Promise publishes this Thursday! Set in the beautiful Spanish countryside this is a heartwarming from the bestselling author and we’re delighted to share this lovely piece from Emma on how to pick that all important wedding dress! ‘Cian and I […]

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*KLAXON* Cover Reveal

Haven’t read The Year of Saying Yes by Hannah Doyle yet? Not to worry! We’re delighted to reveal the cover for the ENTIRE eBook. That’s right – you don’t have to wait impatiently for each part, read parts 1-4 all in one go and follow Izzy on her journey from January blues to joy. ‘Dear […]

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