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Jo Kessel

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A big fan of Jane Austen

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Jo is a qualified lawyer turned journalist. She worked for the BBC before reporting and presenting for ITV on holiday, consumer and current affairs programmes. She writes for several national newspapers in the UK including the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph and the Express and was the anonymous author for the Independent's hit column: Diary of a Primary School Mum. Jo lives in London with her husband, three children, Jerald the cat and three chickens. She has published four contemporary romances: Lover in Law, Weak at the Knees, Now is our Time and A Call to Heaven. A year ago she published her first ever travelogue: ANTARCTICA: AN EXPEDITION CRUISE TRAVEL GUIDE. It was inspired by early polar explorer Shackleton's own di ...more

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Lover in Law

3.88 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Weak at the Knees

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Now is our Time

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A Call to Heaven

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BORN BLUE: A TRUE STORY AND MEDICAL MIRACLE MEMOIR

OUT NOW!!! STOP PRESS!! RELEASE DAY!! My new memoir tells the story of how, 15 years ago, my beautiful baby girl was starved of oxygen at birth and born blue. She was put on a clinical trial to save her life...and this new autobiography is an easy-to-read account of this harrowing time in my life. it's now available in kindle and paperback from Amazon sites worldwide. If you like reading about rea Read more of this blog post »
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This is the true story of one baby girl, born blue. She didn't just survive against the odds...she survived to thrive. This is a gripping, emotional true story memoir which will remind you how precious and precarious life is and how mothers will do a ...more
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“Love, she said, was not always perfect, and not exactly how you expected it to be. But when it descended upon you, there was no controlling it.”


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Drive by Kate  Stewart
" OMG - that's so interesting. Just shows how we've all got different tastes. I really loved this book - it even brought me to tears a couple of times. ...more "
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From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
From Sand and Ash
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I'm a massive Amy Harmon fan and this book is possibly her best. Historical and multi-layered - set in Italy during WW2 and with a Jewish heroine. I cried and was swept along by the beautiful, touching story of the deepest love which even horrific wa ...more
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I saw this recommended on a blog and downloaded it. It was a fun, easy read - sexy too, but again, deeper than the norm. The male love interest was a gorgeous heavily inked adonis - although his behaviour did annoy me sometimes, even though he acted ...more
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I saw this recommended on a blog and downloaded it. It was a fun, easy read - sexy too, but again, deeper than the norm. The male love interest was a gorgeous heavily inked adonis - although his behaviour did annoy me sometimes, even though he acted ...more
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Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
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This is a book with the wow factor. Gripping from the get-go and compelling throughout. A great, romantic psychological thriller and brilliantly written. I now really want to see the TV Drama adaptation. It was on the TV when I was reading it and I h ...more
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This is a book with the wow factor. Gripping from the get-go and compelling throughout. A great, romantic psychological thriller and brilliantly written. I now really want to see the TV Drama adaptation. It was on the TV when I was reading it and I h ...more
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