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Stephanie Butland - book author

Stephanie Butland is a writer, who is thriving after breast cancer. (She used to say she was a survivor, but that was a bit lacking in joie de vivre.)
Although she’d never have chosen it, her dance with cancer has changed her life in many positive ways. Now she is happier, healthier, and more careful with her precious life and the precious people and things in it.

Her writing career began with her dance with cancer, and now she is  a novelist.

Aside from writing, she works as a speaker and trainer, and she works with charities to help raise awareness and money in the hope that cancer will soon be about as scary as a wart.

She lives in Northumberland.

Stephanie Butland is the author of books: Lost For Words, The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae, The Secrets We Keep, The Other Half Of My Heart, The Woman in the Photograph, How I Said Bah! to Cancer, Thrive: The Bah! Guide to Wellness After cancer, Lass dich verführen: Ausgewählte Leseproben

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You can trust a book to keep your secret . . .

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look closely, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are things she'll never show you.

Fifteen years ago Loveday lost all she knew and loved in one unspeakable night. Now, she finds refuge in the unique little York bookshop where she works.

Everything is about to change for Loveday. Someone knows about her past. Someone is trying to send her a message. And she can't hide any longer.

Lost for Words is a compelling, irresistible and heart-rending novel, with the emotional intensity of The Shock of the Fall and all the charm of The Little Paris Bookshop and 84 Charing Cross Road.
Ailsa Rae is learning how to live.
She's only a few months past the heart transplant that - just in time - saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But . . .

Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point.
She knows she needs to find her father.
She's missed so much that her friends have left her behind.
She's felt so helpless for so long that she's let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. And now she barely knows where to start on her own.

And then there's Lennox. Her best friend and one time lover. He was sick too. He didn't make it. And now she's supposed to face all of this without him.

But her new heart is a bold heart.

She just needs to learn to listen to it . . .
A tragic accident, a broken heart, and a marriage drowning in secrets...

Mike always walks the dog in the evening while Elizabeth relaxes in the bathtub--but one night he doesn’t come back. Mike has drowned while saving a teenage girl named Kate, his dog standing on the bank barking frantically as the police pull his body from the water.

But despite her husband being lauded as a hero, Elizabeth can’t wrap her mind around the fact that Mike is gone--and Kate won’t reveal the details of what really happened that night.

Elizabeth finds herself facing the unfathomable possibility that she may not have known her husband at all. Does she really want to know the truth? Or will the weight of Mike’s secrets pull her under?
“It smelled bittersweetly of sourdough, and there was the trace of hot, fresh bread in the air. She took a deep breath and unlocked the door”

Fifteen years ago Bettina May’s life’s veered off course in one disastrous night. Still reeling from the shock of losing everything she thought was hers, Bettina opens a bakery in a village and throws herself into the comfort of bread-making.

She spends her days kneading dough and measuring ingredients. She meets someone. She begins to heal.

Until someone who knows what happens that night walks into Bettina's bakery. In the pause of a heartbeat, fifteen years disappear and Bettina remembers a time she thought was lost for ever . . .

Can she ever go back?
1968. Veronica Moon, a junior photographer for a local newspaper, is frustrated by her (male) colleagues' failure to take her seriously. And then she meets Leonie on the picket line of the Ford factory at Dagenham. So begins a tumultuous, passionate and intoxicating friendship. Leonie is ahead of her time and fighting for women's equality with everything she has. She offers Veronica an exciting, free life at the dawn of a great change.

Fifty years later, Leonie is gone, and Veronica leads a reclusive life. Her groundbreaking career was cut short by one of the most famous photographs of the twentieth century.

Now, that controversial picture hangs as the centrepiece of a new feminist exhibition curated by Leonie's niece. Long-repressed memories of Veronica's extraordinary life begin to stir. It's time to break her silence, and step back into the light.
Lässt du dich gerne in romantische Welten entführen? Sehnst du dich nach der einen großen Liebe? Kannst du dir ein Leben ohne Leidenschaft auch nicht vorstellen? Dann ist dieser Leseproben-Mix genau das Richtige für dich! Verschiedenste Liebesgeschichten nehmen dich mit auf eine Reise in fremde Städte und längst vergangene Zeiten. Da wäre zum Beispiel die junge Seefahrer-Witwe Moiken, die ihren Traum Wirklichkeit werden lässt und im Sylt der 1910er Jahre eine eigene Konditorei eröffnet. Alles könnte perfekt sein - wäre da nicht Boy, der ihr viele Jahre zuvor ihren ersten Kuss geraubt hat und ihre Lebenspläne und ihre Ehe ganz schön ins Wanken bringt. Oder die Studentin Ella, die in Teil 1 der Fletcher-University-Reihe auf den geheimnisvollen Ches trifft und innerlich sofort in Flammen aufgeht - obwohl von Ches nichts als Gefahr ausgeht...
Vielleicht möchtest du dich aber auch von Christine Girard in die glorreichen 50er Jahre verführen lassen? Begleite die weltberühmte Pariser Künstlerin Edith Piaf auf ihrer Reise nach New York und erlebe mit ihr den Sommer "Hymne à l'amour"...
Du magst es humorvoll? Dann lerne von Alice Pantermüllers Protagonistin Svea, dass das Leben nicht immer perfekt sein muss und du es gerne mit Humor nehmen darfst. Selbst wenn der Mann weg ist und du im Chaos zwischen Kinder, Job und Haushalt versinkst - zusammen mit guten Freunden ist alles halb so wild!

In diesem eBook findest du Vorab-Leseproben zu verführerischen Liebesromanen des Knaur Verlages, die im Sommer und Herbst 2019 erscheinen.

Das kostenlose eBook enthält Leseproben zu:

- Dani Atkins, "Sag ihr, ich war bei den Sternen"

- Julia Fischer, "Der Geschmack unseres Lebens"

- Christine Girard, "Mademoiselle Edith"

- Tami Fischer, "Burning Bridges"

- Gabriella Engelmann, "Zu wahr, um schön zu sein"

- Stephanie Butland, "Fünfzehn Arten des Wunders"

- Alice Pantermüller, "Mein Leben"

- Sina Beerwald, "Die Strandvilla"

- Tracey Garvis Graves, "Annika Rose"

- Katharina Mittmann, "Campus Love"