Anna has a steady job, a great social life and a recently deceased relationship with unreconstructed hippy Nic. She has never changed a nappy or kissed a baby in her life, and that’s the way she intends to keep things. Until Laura, her best friend, announces she’s pregnant, Nic discovers he has a teenage son from a long-ago relationship and Anna falls madly in love with a man who just happens to come complete with a baby daughter.
Does Anna really want a baby in her life? As broken nights, toys on the floor and the carnage of children’s parties take their toll, she begins to wonder. Then the baby’s mother reappears on the scene…
“A fresh and funny take on the chick lit novel” – Hello!
“A delightful debut” – Daily Express
“Feel-good romance” – Marie Claire
“A funny and touching novel about motherhood, romance and responsibility” – Woman’s Own
TIME AFTER TIME
Remember the 80s? The batwing jumpers, the puffball skirts, the dragged-through-a-hedge-backwards hair? Cass Thomson does – from the heavy eyeliner to the hits of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, it all feels like yesterday…
Cass is intrigued and a little frightened when she receives an invitation to a school reunion. If she goes, there’s a possibility that she’ll meet Gideon Harker, the boy she adored from the age of 13 with the desperate intensity of first love. From his bleach-blond hair to his punk boots, Gideon was her ideal man, and she’s never met anyone to match him, not even now she’s running a minor stately home and perfectly content with her sports journalist boyfriend Greg.
It’s dangerous to go back and see what might have been: what if Gideon is no longer the romantic, soul-searching, green-eyed charmer she remembers, but a balding, beer-bellied, nine-to-fiver? But Cass just can’t help herself…
“The wit is in the winning details” – Elle (USA)
“It’s the tender moments that set this read apart” – Romantic Times Book Club
“Readers who pine for the 80s and/or Cool Britannia will enjoy this” – Publishers Weekly
“A romantic look at first love” – Heat
“Haasler complements the inventive storyline of this contemporary romantic comedy with a host of colourful characters” – Northern Echo
Last Reach Point lighthouse has been home to the Jackson family for years. When half of its garden crashes into the sea during a storm, Beth Jackson knows she can’t delay the inevitable. It’s time to find a new place to live. Out of the blue, Beth receives a lifeline from TV celebrity and would-be politician Gareth Dakers. He offers the Jackson family the chance to live at his home in London. Beth’s father and son are delighted with the move, but Beth has her doubts. Moving to the big city is an upheaval, and there’s certainly more to Gareth’s offer than meets the eye – but it just might heal some old wounds.
“A simple story with complicated undertones, this book provides a warm, humourous account of what happens when our country cousins get thrown into big city life.” – Manx Independent
“Unusual, warm and touching.” – Leicester Mercury
BETTER THAN THE REAL THING
“I shall miss spending my evenings with Lia and discovering all the plot twists, none of which I had flagged. Lia’s a wonderfully conflicted heroine, and [the book has] such a sweet, sexy hero.” – A reader from US.
“Fabulous dialogue… a novel that kept me entertained right to the end.” – Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews