Stuck inside, on hols, or tired of screen time? Spend April with a good book. Here are five great titles on our list and some gorgeous wardrobe options to wear reading them (because some books are worth dressing up for).
THE PERFECT ESCAPE - LEAH KONEN
New friends Sam, Margaret and Diana are off for a girls' weekend, but when car trouble strands them in the most unlikely mountain town, they come face-to-face with the hurts and betrayals they were so desperate to leave behind. When Diana doesn't return home after a night out, Sam and Margaret's search for her reveals just how little they know about their friend.
There’s a lot to process here. Wear something cheery:
VIOLETA - ISABEL ALLENDE
Violeta's entire life has been marked by landmark events, including the Great War, the Spanish flu, and the Great Depression. She tells her fascinating story through a letter to a special someone she loves, telling times of devastating heartbreak, passionate affairs, poverty, wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. A must read.
Slip into your Marni bag (along with some tissues) and wear:
'YINKA, WHERE IS YOUR HUZBAND?' - LIZZIE DAMILOLA BLACKBURN
Thirty-one-year-old South-Londoner Yinka wants to find love, and her mum wants to find it for her. When her cousin becomes engaged, Yinka commences 'Operation Find A Date for Rachel's Wedding'. Will Yinka find herself a husband, or what if the person she really needs to find is herself?
Dress for Rachel’s wedding wearing:
AGAIN, RACHEL - MARIAN KEYES
The long-awaited sequel to the bestseller Rachel’s Holiday! When we first met Rachel Walsh back in 1997, her party lifestyle as an Irish expat in Manhattan landed her in a Dublin rehab, and her potential soulmate Luke Costello temporarily disappeared from her life as a result. Cut to 2022, and Rachel now works as an addiction counsellor at Cloisters herself, having divorced Luke and studiously ignored him for the last five years. Until he reappears in Ireland for his mother’s funeral, her life gets turned upside down all over again.
Sip a non-alcoholic cocktail wearing:
LOVE MARRIAGE - MONICA ALI
Yasmin Ghorami has a loving family, a promising career in medicine, and a dashing fiancée. But as the wedding day draws closer and Yasmin's parents get to know Joe's hothouse mother, both families must confront the unravelling of long-held secrets, lies and betrayals. As Yasmin dismantles her assumptions about the people she holds most dear, she's forced to ask herself what she really wants in a relationship and what a 'love marriage' actually means.
Read and sip tea wearing:
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