Looking for a novel to accompany you on your summer-holidays? Or simply something to get stuck into when you’re stretched out in the garden?

Fall in love this summer with Loveashford’s top-five recommended reads, all available to buy or pre-order from Waterstones, Ashford.

The Sunlit Night - Rebecca Dinerstein

Intrigued to know what’s happening on top of the world this summer?

Set ninety-five miles north of the Arctic Circle, this funny, smart and surprising love-story is a perfect summer read. With lovable characters and an unbelievable element of surprise, this enchanting debut reminds us that no matter how far we travel to set ourselves apart from the rest, it is love that gives us our place in the world.

In the Unlikely Event - Judy Blume

Set against a backdrop of actual events that happened in the 1950’s, New Jersey, Judy Blume weaves a haunting story of three generations of families, friends and strangers whose lives were affected by three tragic events.

Described as beautiful, gripping and deeply moving, this novel tells a story of family, community and loss and how even in these extreme circumstances, life goes on.

The Versions of Us - Laura Barnett

This thought provoking novel tells the tale of Jim and Eve and their first meeting. Barnett takes us on a journey that discovers three different versions of their life based on different decisions made upon crucial encounter.

A heartbreaking novel, both enchanting and destructive that evokes questions about decisions we make and paths we take and leave behind.

Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee

Fifty-five years on from How to Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman is finally released as the iconic novel sequel.

Set in the mid 1950’s, we revisit many of the original characters some twenty years on and rediscover the political and personal issues that were faced before.

Among the Ten Thousand Things - Julia Pierpont

When marital infidelity sends the Shanley family into separate orbits, everyone feels the effects, especially the children.

Written with precision, humour and elegance with an intelligent look into family life, this story was written to resonate and move you into unexpected places.

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