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Fall In Love With The Love Shack

April 2015

Jane Costello, our much-loved Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of six novels, has released her latest book The Love Shack. Out to buy in shops now!

 

 

Praise for Jane:

Close the doors, open a bottle of wine, get out the chocs and enjoy this wonderfully witty read. Jane Costello at her best.’

Milly Johnson

‘A new novel from Jane Costello is always such a treat. All The Single Ladies is the best yet. I laughed in delight and in painful recognition. It’s the perfect read for any girl who’s ever loved a man who’s not good enough for her.’

Chris Manby

 

The Time of our Lives is Out NOW!

March 2014

Sunday Times top 10 bestseller Jane Costello's The Time of our Lives is out NOW!

Three best friends. One five-star hotel. Will it be the holiday of a lifetime ...?

Imogen and her friends Meredith and Nicola have had their fill of budget holidays, cattle-class flights and 6 a.m. offensives for a space by the pool.

So when Meredith wins a VIP holiday at Barcelona's hippest new hotel, they plan to sip champagne with the jet set, party with the glitterati and switch off in unapologetic luxury. But when the worst crisis of her working life erupts back home, Imogen has to juggle her BlackBerry with a Manhattan, while soothing a hysterical boss and hunting down an AWOL assistant.

Between a robbery, a run-in with hotel security staff and an encounter on a nudist beach that they'd all rather forget, the friends stumble from one disaster to the next. At least Imogen has a distraction in the form of the gorgeous guy who's always in the right place at the very worst time. Until, that is, his motives start to arouse a few suspicions ...

Hilarious and heart-warming by turns, The Time of Our Lives is Jane Costello at her romantic best.

Stylist says: "True to form, Costello's latest book is hilarious and gripping."

The PERFECT gift for Mother's Day!! 
 

Jane Costello's Youngest Fan!

May 2013

Jane Costello's youngest fan, little baby Isaac is clearly enjoying reading a copy of his Mum's latest top 10 bestselling book,  The Wish List.

Jane's third child (Isaac's brothers are Otis, 8, and Lucas, age 4) was born on New Year's Eve - so there'll always be fireworks on his birthday!

Jane says: 'After being born big, he's just kept on growing and now, although he is only four months old, is the height of a nine month old baby! Although his daddy is 6ft 2in so it clearly runs in the family…'

Wishes Come True For The Wish List

April 2013

Congratulations to Jane Costello who's 6th book The Wish List has soared into the top 10 in the UK paperback chart at number 7!

 

Jane Costello has achieved her highest position yet, selling almost 8,000 paperback copies in little over a week.

 

With a mere 240 copies separating The Wish List from the number 5 position in the paperback chart, Jane Costello proves that she is fast becoming THE popular women's fiction author to watch.

 

On Tour With Jane Costello

May 2011

Jane CostelloJane Costello has just got back from Bulgaria, where she has spent three very busy days doing a publicity tour.

Over the three days, Jane did 13 interviews, five of which were on TV, two press conferences and two book launches. Jane Costello

Bulgaria fell in love with Jane (who has been dubbed as 'the new Sophie Kinsella'), with one of their biggest women's TV shows devoting an entire programme to her and her amazing books at the end of the month.

"By all accounts Jane was amazing and has conquered Bulgaria" Clare Wallace, Rights Manager at DAA

***bestseller*** My Single Friend's A Hit With The Girls

April 2010

My Single FriendAfter its second week of sales Jane Costellos fantastic new novel My Single Friend shot into position No.12 in the Paperback Fiction Bestsellers list.

My Single Friend charted at No.29 in the Bestsellers lists last week only three days after publication, but after another successful week of sales, and over 8000 copies flying off the shelves, My Single Friend has jumped up the Bestseller list.

My Single Friend is Janes third book, following on from the hilarious novel, The Nearly-Weds which was recently presented with the Romantic Comedy of the Year Award by the RNA, beating the likes of Jill Mansells, Rumour Has It.

Read more about My Single Friend at www.janecostello.com

A Wordpool Of Talent

October 2009

Three wonderful agency authors took part in this year's Blackpool's Big Book Festival. Visitors were invited to signings and readers by the well loved authors Carmen Reid, Jane Costello and Milly Johnson.

How Not To ShopThe Nearly-WedsA Spring Affair

 

 

 





 

The Time of Our Lives shortlisted for the RNA's!

February 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we are thrilled to announce that Sunday Times top ten bestseller, The Time of Our Lives by Jane Costello, has been shortlisted for the Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year Award.

Barbara Taylor-Bradford will present the awards which will take place at a glittering ceremony in London on 16th March. Jane previously won the award for her fabulous second novel, The Nearly-Weds, in 2010.

Congratulations, Jane!

For the full list of nominees, please click here.

‘Funny, sexy and moving – a hilarious holiday romp with a heart. I loved it.’ Sophie Kinsella

‘True to form, Costello’s latest book is hilarious and gripping.’ Stylist Magazine

Also keep an eye out for Jane's Valentine's Day secrets and disasters as she talks to audio publishers W.F. Howes this week. Follow all the action here or on Twitter @janecostello

The Mini Break By Jane Costello Is Out Now!

February 2014

Jane costello fans will have to wait until March the 27th to read her latest book The Time Of Our Lives. But fans will be delighted to hear about her exclusive eBook Story The Mini Break which is out in time for Valentines Day!

When Sophie's friend Anisha is sent on her first foreign trip in her job at a travel agency - and gets to take Sophie with her - she jumps at the chance of some time away.

But what Sophie doesn't realise is that there is a catch - a rather large catch. The five-star hotel is also a world-renowned golf resort. And its owners have offered the holiday on the basis of the girls' golfing prowess. Of which they possess quite literally none...

A laugh-out-loud short story from the brilliant bestselling author, Jane Costello.

Also featuring an exclusive excerpt from her new novel, The Time of Our Lives, out on 27 March 2014.

Jane Costello is a Top Ten Bestseller for 2nd Week!

May 2013

Jane Costello's 6th novel The Wish List is in the top 10 bestselling paperback list for the 2nd week running. After selling 7,000 copies in just one week, The Wish List is at No.9. Congratulations, Jane!

Happy Publication Day!

April 2013

Happy publication day to Adrian Plass, Jane Costello and Annie Murray who all have a book out today!

 

Internationally bestselling author Adrian Plass has released his 6th Secret Diary of Adrian Plass book, Adrian Plass and the Church Weekend.

 

Adrian has been trying to keep a low profile at church but his son Gerald is now an Anglican vicar and the two churches are getting together for a joint weekend away. Now Adrian's been volunteered to run it...

From the confusion of arrival when Anne is allocated to the top bunk with a schizophrenic recovery group, and Adrian is in a low-ceilinged 'pod' at the top of the tower, to the hugs and tears of departure, this is typical Plass, humorous and heartwarming in equal measure. Adrian has a simple conversation about birdlife that ends with him being accused of harassment, Leonard Thynn and his wife turn up just in time to leave again after falling out with the SatNav lady, and Gerald's wit just keeps getting the better of him.

 

Bestselling popular women's fiction author Jane Costello releases her fantastic new book The Wish List today.

 

There are six months left of Emma Reiss’s twenties . . . and she has some unfinished business.

Emma and her friends are about to turn thirty, and for Emma it’s a defining moment. Defined, that is, by her having achieved none of the things she’d imagined she would.

Her career is all wrong, her love life is a mess and that rambling country house she pictured herself in simply never materialised.

Moreover, she’s never seen the Northern Lights, mastered the guitar, jumped out of a plane or snogged anyone famous – just some of the aspirations declared on a list the girls compiled fifteen years ago.

As an endless round of birthday parties sees Emma hurtle towards her own thirtieth, she sets about addressing these issues. But, as she discovers with hilarious consequences,some of them are trickier to achieve than she’d thought …
 

'Riotous … thoroughly enjoyable and laugh-out-loud hilarious.'  Heat magazine.

 

Our saga-superstar, bestseller Annie Murray releases The Women of Lilac Street today!

 

Birmingham, almost a decade after the end of the Great War, and the women of Lilac Street have had more than their fair share of troubles . . .

Rose Southgate is trapped in a loveless marriage. Shy and isolated, she makes the best of life, until she meets a man who changes everything. Jen Green is struggling to make ends meet, with a sick husband and five children to support.

Aggie, her eldest daughter, is twelve years old and longs for excitement. But prying into the adult world shows her more than she had bargained for.

And Phyllis Taylor is a widow who has managed to put a dark and traumatic past behind her. But the return of her daughter Dolly threatens all that … These women find strength in friendship, as they discover that the best way to solve their problems is to face them together.

 

See http://www.anniemurray.co.uk/books.html for more books by Annie Murray

***bestseller*** Ahead Of The Race!

April 2011

Girl on the RunAfter her first full week of sales Jane Costello's latest book has raced to No.10 on the Paperback Fiction Bestseller's List.

Girl on the Run is Jane's fourth book and is a superb read. Before the book even hit the shelves it was receiving fantastic reviews from anyone who managed to get their hands on a copy.

"I am a huge, huge fan of Jane Costello's... I was surprised by Girl on the Run, by how much I loved it because there’s always a nagging doubt that this will be the book that might not be as good as the previous ones, but for me, this was Jane at her best and I lapped up every page." chicklitreviews.com

Four white-chocolate Magnums. Three hot men. Two dress sizes. And one great big charity race... (Read more)

Click here to visit her website for competitions, more information, video's and to read more about Jane.

***bestseller*** My Single Friend Has Many Fans

April 2010

My Single FriendsJane Costellos My Single Friend has entered in at No.29 in the Bestsellers list after only three days of sales. The superb new novel, which featured in a recent article in The Independent on Sunday, titled Can you judge a book by its cover?, has followed on from Jane's previous book The Nearly- Weds, which won the RNA Romantic Comedy of the Year Award.

At 28, Lucy is doing well for herself. She's got a great job in PR, her boss loves her, and her best girlfriends Dominique and Erin think she's great. More important than anyone's opinion is that of her flatmate, and oldest friend in the world, Henry. For twenty years they've been inseparable: beauty and the geek. Henry thinks the world of Lucy. So why does she feel the need to lie outrageously on dates? From rock-climbing to Chekov: when it comes to prospective boyfriends, Lucy is compelled to embellish her C. V. with unlikely porkies that always backfire - with hilarious results. Henry can't understand it. Lucy is so loveable: why can't she just be herself?

But when Lucy turns the spotlight on Henry, he wishes he'd never brought it up. With a penchant for jumpers and NHS-style specs, Lucy decides that Henry is in need of a makeover - big time. Enlisting the help of Dom and Erin, it's not long before the girls have Henry out of the flat, and into the Topman changing rooms. A new haircut, contact lenses, a flirting master-class from Dom ...poor Henry doesn't know what's hit him. But nothing can prepare them for the surprise results! Before long, Lucy realises that their lives will never be the same again. .

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