Top 5: HELLO! Online picks five summer holiday reads

Whether you're sunning yourself on a glorious beach or taking in a spot of sightseeing in the world's most gorgeous cities, a good book will always help you to feel at home.

HELLO! Online have taken a look at five new books for you to devour this summer, from explorations of love and loss, to haunting legacies...



You're The One That I Want, Giovanna Fletcher - out now

The author of Billy and Me returns with her second novel, You're The One That I Want, which focuses on a love triangle between three life-long friends. As Maddy walks down the aisle towards Rob, she can't help but look at Ben standing next to him. Maddy has some tough choices to make, but Giovanna expertly weaves love, friendship, and loss into a story you're unable to step away from.

The Vacationers, Emma Straub - out now

In Emma Straub's latest, the Post family are dealing with the possibility of divorce, and the loss of their Manhattan home, as the family they're on holiday with are also dealing with their own issues. Unable to jet off to a sunny island this year? A tale of marriage, friendship, secrets, lies, and of course, love, The Vacationers is set in Majorca, and may be the perfect antidote to rainy weather.

The Country Escape, Fiona Walker - out now

Kat Mason has been bequeathed a stunning estate’s lakeside sanctuary, but the new owners want her out. They hire charming playboy Dougie Everett to sweep her off her meet and off the property, but as the pair get closer, he begins to have doubts about his assignment. In The Country Escape, Fiona gives us a witty, charming romantic novel, perfect for poolside reading.

Secrets in the Shadows, Hannah Emery - out now

In 1920s Blackpool, 11-year-old Rose wanders away from her parents and has a unique gift bestowed upon her. Decades later, her granddaughter Grace struggles with visions as her twin sister Elsie prepares to marry the man Grace loves. Secrets In The Shadows is a beautiful novel about fate, family, and finding your way in the world - a book almost impossible to put down!

The Dead Wife’s Handbook, Hannah Beckerman - out now

Rachel, Max and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life – until the night Rachel’s heart stopped beating. Now, Rachel is caught in a place where she watches helplessly as they grieve, without being able to let them go. In The Dead Wife's Handbook, Hannah writes a heart-breaking story about motherhood and love – a great read for a day out at the beach.


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