Sainsbury’s has linked up with publisher Avon as the exclusive stockist for three of its novels this summer.

The publisher, a division of HarperCollins, will make available two romantic fiction books, Trisha Ashley’s Sowing Secrets and Beverly Barton’s Amnesia, exclusively to Sainsbury’s from 15 July.

From 15 September Sainsbury’s will also stock The Perfect Christmas, the debut novel by Georgie Carter about a chaotic family.

“The partnership with Avon provides a great opportunity to offer our customers exclusive bestselling fiction this summer,” said Sainsbury’s head of books Phil Carroll. “The deal will help to position Sainsbury’s as one of the leading booksellers in the UK.”

All three (rrp: £6.99) will be available both in-store and online.

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