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There have been some absolutely brilliant books published in 2014. As we come to the end of the year and gaze lovingly at the great titles we’ve read – novels we loved so much they almost feel like friends – thoughts naturally turn towards the publishing calendar of 2015. What will we purchase next year to add to our (ginormous) pile of books? Will we find anything we loved as much as 2014’s offerings? I for one, cannot wait to read some of these little beauties.
1. Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey – I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to this debut by Iona Grey. In 1943 American airman Dan Rosinski encounters Stella Thorne and they begin a love affair. In 2011 Dan wonders what happened to the girl he loved. Out in April 2015 you can find out more here.
2. The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood – Hurrah! Editor-in-chief, Kirsty, releases her second, hotly anticipated novel about Jessica and her grandma, thrown together when a publisher offers them a lifeline. You can see the cover on Kirsty's Facebook page. Out April 2015.
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3. The Silent Hours by Cesca Major – Ooh, yet another debut and from a Novelicious colleague – even better! On the Darley Anderson website, The Silent Hours is described as "a sweeping historical romance, based on true events and centred around an event that devastated a small, unoccupied French village in the Second World War." Out June 2015.
4. Coming Up Roses by Rachael Lucas – Following on from the success of Sealed with a Kiss, which I loved, and its novella sequel, Sealed With a Christmas Kiss, Rachael brings us a story about Daisy, a would-be gardening expert. It is out in May 2015, you can read more about it on Rachael's website.
5. The Lie by CL Taylor – I found Cally's first psychological suspense absolutely thrilling so cannot wait for her second. Best friends Emma, Daisy, Leanne and Al embark on a trip of a lifetime together. But only two make it back alive. They've been torn apart by lies and deception. Find out more on the HarperCollins website.6. Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn – Announced only last week, this series of eBook novellas, published by Simon & Schuster, are set around a village pub, The Star and the Sixpence. The first, Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence will be out in Winter 2015. Find out more on the Books and the City website.
7. Title TBC by Sarra Manning – No, 'Title TBC' is not the real title, but, as Sarra blogged in October, her next books are going in a different direction. Published by Sphere to be released late in 2015, Sarra describes it as "a story about a 17 year old girl who runs away to London in 1943 to jitterbug with GIs and eat donuts at Rainbow Corner, the American Red Cross Club in Piccadilly." She describes in further detail on her blog.
8. Appleby Farm by Cathy Bramley – I became a huge fan of the Ivy Lane series by Cathy and looked forward to each installment as the season changed. Again, published as a series, Appleby Farm follows Freya but also will include some familiar faces from Ivy Lane. The first part will be out in February 2015. Find out more on Cathy's website.
9. The next in the Tindledale series by Alexandra Brown – I thought The Great Christmas Knit Off, set in the village of Tindledale, was absolutely wonderful so I'm delighted it is only the first in the Tindledale series. According to The Bookseller, Alexandra's novels will be released in six monthly intervals, which makes her next one out in the summer.
10. The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond – Out in January 2015, Gemma, Caitlin and Saffron vow that this year is going to be their best one yet. Shocking new developments however, will test this. Keep up with Lucy's news on her Facebook page.
What books are you most looking forward to in 2015?