Sometimes having it all isn’t enough…
Emma has everything she’s ever wanted. Her boyfriend’s just proposed and her career has finally taken off. And so what if her latest client just happens to be downright gorgeous? She’s getting married. Isn’t she?
Rachel’s married with 2.4 children (well, actually, 3) and life is all about trying to leave the house in a non-stained top. Once it was about skinny cappuccinos, cocktails and dynamic ad agency meetings. She wants her old life back, but can it ever be the same?
A sparkling, funny tale of two sisters and how often you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.”
Annie Lyons is the best-selling author of Not Quite Perfect (now available in paperback) and Not Quite Perfect Christmas (A Short Story). Her new novel Dear Lizzie is published by Carina and is available as an eBook.
“Not quite perfect is the first print book by Carina, who up until now has been e-book only. I was thrilled by this news because upon reading it first via kindle, it was one of those books I know I will be re-reading and wanted it pride of place on my book shelf. Now I can have both.
“Not quite perfect” is a heart warming read that will make you cry and laugh out loud; often at the same time. Rachael and Emma are brilliant characters who are so easy to identify with because we have probably all been there before. I loved the dynamic between the sister and they became real people to me.
I felt at times, as if I was ease-dropping on a real life family drama.
Annie Lyons created a beautifully written book with heart and soul. “Not quite perfect” is a lovely novel steeped in reality and is as thought-provoking, as it is entertained. I found I often asked myself “What would I do in that situation?”. Annie Lyons points out wonderfully that life is often not perfect and people doubly so.
“Not quite perfect” is the perfect book, not just for summer but an all year round read. I can not recommend this wonderful book high enough.
Also out in time for your festive reads is a short story with all your favourite characters from “Not quite perfect” at a bargain price. Just right for that moment when you want to sneak away for a treat; the best part is, you get all the enjoyment at zero calories.
A Christmas fairy tale in New York?
This Christmas, Emma Darcy has decided, is going to be perfect! Not only has she exchanged her glamorous London life to jet out to the even more glitzy New York, but she has her gorgeous boyfriend finally by her side, and her dream job comes with an invite to their super-dazzling Christmas party. Ooooh, what to wear?!
To celebrate, this year she’s planning a Christmas like you see in the movies; her tinsel-topped to-do list includes ice-skating outside Rockefeller Center, strolling around a snow-covered Central Park and Christmas (window) shopping at Tiffany.
That plan goes slightly out the window with news that her Mum, sister and niece Lily will be visiting her – that’s a lot of Darcy women, even in the Big Apple! With family drama and a work disaster to avoid too, this might not quite be the picture-perfect Christmas she’d had in mind…!”
A Not Quite Perfect short story.”
Two sisters. Twelve letters. One year that changes everything.
Lizzie and Bea Harris were always very close. They were sisters and nothing could tear them apart. Until Bea dies at the age of thirty-five, leaving her sister twelve letters and a mission that will change Lizzie’s life forever.
Alone for the first time Lizzie is left trying to pull together the pieces of a life she has for so long ignored. With Bea’s list of last requests, Lizzie has a chance to finally find a place for herself in the world – out from under the shadow of her sister.
Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Cecilia Ahern and Polly Williams.