The Tinder Press Edit: June
June 1, 2016
This month we’re very excited to be launching The Tinder Press Edit: every month we will be picking out several of our favourite Tinder Press ebooks, and offering them to you at the brilliant price of 99p. For June, despite the terrible weather, we are kicking off with some fantastic summer reads. Read on to find out more about the gems you could be discovering this month:
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd
An internationally bestselling first novel, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES has delighted many millions of readers around the world.
Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father’s account of the event. Now fourteen, she yearns for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for.
When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily’s harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.
‘Charming, funny, moving’ The Times
‘A wonderful book, by turns sad, full of incident and shot through with grown-up magic reminiscent of Joanne Harris’ Daily Telegraph
‘[A] moving, original, and accomplished book … wonderfully written, powerful, poignant, and humorous’ Joanna Trollope
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THE LEMON GROVE by Helen Walsh
The perfect summer read, THE LEMON GROVE is a tense, sensuous and piercingly insightful story of sexual obsession.
Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca’s dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn’s stepdaughter, and her new boyfriend Nathan threatens to upset their equilibrium. Beautiful and reckless, Nathan stirs something unexpected in Jenn. As she is increasingly seduced by Nathan’s youth and the promise of passion, the line between desire and obsession begins to blur. What follows is a highly-charged liaison that puts lives and relationships in jeopardy. For Jenn, after this summer, nothing can ever be the same.
‘Sensuous and sexy, with a nail-biting sense of trepidation… Unputdownable’ Marie Claire
‘A steamy study of transgressive passion’ Sunday Express
‘Sultry and shocking’ Woman & Home
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THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE by Elinor Lipman
If you’ve never experienced the wit and wisdom of an Elinor Lipman novel, start with THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE and join her legions of fans who include Maggie O’Farrell, Anita Shreve, Carol Shields and Nigella Lawson.
It’s 1962 and Natalie Marx is shocked when her mother receives this reply to her enquiry about summer accommodation in Vermont: ‘Our guests who feel most comfortable here, and return year after year, are Gentiles.’
It was not complicated, as her mother pointed out. ‘They had a hotel; they didn’t want Jews. We were Jews.’
For the intrepid twelve-year-old Natalie, the words are an infuriating, irresistible challenge. She manages to wangle an invitation to join a friend on holiday there – and, as her obsession begins with the family that has excluded her, she sets in train events which will change her life, and which will tie her forever to the eccentric family who run the Inn at Lake Devine
‘Just occasionally you come across a writer whose sentences are so perfect, you want to swill them around in your mouth as you read, just to savour their deliciousness. Elinor Lipman is just such a writer’ Nigella Lawson
‘Lipman dishes up her tart, witty tales without sugary sentiment… If you’ve not yet encountered Elinor Lipman, then you’re in for a treat’ Daily Mail
‘The confidence of Elinor Lipman’s writing, her humour and her brilliant ear for dialogue put this novel in a different league’ Telegraph
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