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In the last few weeks Mother Nature has teased us with the promise of warm weather and the spring to come…then mockingly she's snatched it away and thrown yet more water at us. As rain is all I can think about at the moment I thought I'd continue the theme with books.
1. Rainy Days and Tuesdays by Claire Allan – Grace works for a monthly glossy. Once she was the glamorous health and beauty editor. Now, after having a child two years ago and still looking like she is nine months pregnant, she is the parenting editor. Grace is horrified when the magazine suggests she loses weight and makes herself over for a feature.
2. It's Raining Men by Milly Johnson – Milly Johnson's ninth book which will be released later this year. After dreaming of a holiday for so long, Lara, May and Clare's holiday in the Yorkshire seaside town is not what they imagined.
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3. Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy – the late, great Maeve Binchy's novel set in Greece. Fiona, Thomas, Elsa and David are forced to face their own individual life crisis that made them arrive in Greece – after witnessing a tragedy.
4. Sheltering Rain by Jojo Moyes – Aged twenty-one, Joy meets a handsome naval officer and quickly falls in love with him and marries. She travels the world with him, but married life is not what she expected. Covering Hong Kong, London and Ireland, three generations of women and a dark family secret that comes to the surface.
5. Rain Song by Alice J Wisler – something happened in Japan that Nicole Michelin doesn't know about. Her parents were missionaries there but for some reason her father returned to America with just Nicole. Nicole has no wish to ever go back to Japan. Now Harrison Michaels is emailing her through her column for a website. She likes him but then discovers he lives in Japan. And he knows her.
6. The Night Rainbow by Claire King - Five year old Pea plays with her sister in the meadow in Southern France. Her English mother is isolated and grieving for a baby and Pea's father.Then Pea meets Claude. But who is he and what is his secret? Read our review here.
7. Rainy Day Women by Jane Yardley – a story about a fifteen year old girl in the seventies. Mystery, ghosts and rites of passage.
8. After the Rain by Karen White – Suzanne Paris has left her previous life behind and ended up in Walton, Georgia. She meets Joe, the mayor who has six children and quickly becomes entwined in their lives. She knows that when her past catches up with her she'll have to move on again.
9. Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern – Rosie and Alex are childhood friends and have always stuck by each other. They have a magical connection. Then Alex moves from Dublin to America. Will their connection remain?
10. Operation Sunshine by Jenny Colgan – Ok, no rain mentioned here but a great title for what I'm hoping will happen! Evie needs a holiday. A proper holiday with sunshine, sand and the sea. Not projectile vomiting, sunburn and arguments. So when she's invited to the South of France by her employers, Evie is very hopeful and excited.