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By Della Parker. 2016
'Brims with laughs, love, family and friendship. You will love this heartwarming read!' Trisha Ashley. Meet the Reading Group: six… women in the seaside village of Little Sanderton come together every month to share their love of reading. No topic is off-limits: books, family, love and loss . . . and don't forget the glass of red!Grace knows that the holiday season is going to be different this year. No turkey, no tinsel, no gorgeously wrapped gifts under the tree . . . how on earth is she going to break it to her little boys that Christmas is effectively cancelled? And can she bear to tell anyone her embarrassing secret? Enter the Reading Group: Grace's life might have turned upside down but there's no problem they can't solve.
By Della Parker. 2016
'Brims with laughs, love, family and friendship. You will love this heartwarming read!' Trisha Ashley. Meet the Reading Group: six… women in the seaside village of Little Sanderton come together every month to share their love of reading. No topic is off-limits: books, family, love and loss . . . and don't forget the glass of red!Kate has tried to be a good wife to her husband Anton. Ever since he got demoted at work - answering to a woman no less - Anton simply hasn't been the same. Kate wants to help, but as the months pass and Anton pulls away from her both emotionally and physically, Kate can't help but feel a bit abandoned. Then Kate means Bob: the handsome, blue-eyed carpenter that Anton has hired to refurbish their kitchen. Kate instantly feels a powerful physical connection between them . . . but dare she risk her marriage for a man she barely knows?This month the Reading Group is enjoying Lady Chatterley's Lover . . . and trying not to giggle too much at the naughty parts!
By Sydney Avey. 2014
A feast of family can be a plate load of problems b It s the Sixites… Modernity and tradition clash as two newlywed couples set up house together Dee and her daughter Valerie move with their husbands into a modern glass house Valerie built in a proudly rural Los Altos California neighborhood When their young relatives start showing up and moving in the neighbors get suspicious Then a body is found in the backyard and the life they are trying to build comes undone Father Mike is back to guide Dee through a difficult time with humor and grace even as his own life is unraveling Now he s going to have to take some of his own advice about love The sequel to The Sheep Walker s Daughter The Lyre and the Lambs explores the passions that draw people together and the faith it takes overcome trauma
By Della Parker. 2016
'Brims with laughs, love, family and friendship. You will love this heartwarming read!' Trisha Ashley. Meet the Reading Group: six… women in the seaside village of Little Sanderton come together every month to share their love of reading. No topic is off-limits: books, family, love and loss . . . and don't forget the glass of red!Anne-Marie has always considered herself a bit of a matchmaker - never mind that she's only got one real success under her belt. And this year she's determined to up her game: Little Sanderton's singles could certainly benefit from her expertise! But while Anne Marie thinks she knows what's best for everyone else, her own life couldn't be less of a fairytale romance. Between looking after her cranky father and running her own business, she doesn't have time for a relationship. Her friends in the Reading Group know better though: after all, love can be found in the most unexpected of places . . .This January the Reading Group is tackling Jane Austen's Emma . . . but who's got time for fiction when romance is in the air?
By Sydney Avey. 2013
Does it really matter where you come from?In 1953, a war widow’s difficult mother dies before revealing the identity of… her daughter’s father and his cultural heritage. As Dee sorts through what little her mother left, she unearths puzzling clues that raise more questions: Why did Leora send money every month to the Basque Relief Agency? Why is her own daughter so secretive about her soon-to-be published book? And what does an Anglican priest know that he isn’t telling?All of this head-spinning mystery breaks a long, dry period in Dee’s life and leads her to embark on an odyssey. She might just as well lose her job and see where the counsel of her new spiritual advisor and the attentions of an enigmatic ex-coworker lead her.The Sheep Walker’s Daughter pairs a colorful Basque immigrant history of loss, survival, and tough choices with one woman’s search for identity and fulfillment. Dee’s journey will take her through the Northern and Central California valleys of the 1950s and reach across the world to the Basque Country.Along the way, she will discover who she is and why family history matters.
By Karen King. 2019
Snow is falling, bells are ringing… and my heart is broken. I pick up the phone to tell my mother… about Oliver and me. But before I can, she says, &‘I don&’t exactly know how to tell you this… But I&’m leaving your dad.&’ Single together for the first time, 34-year-old Meg and her warm-hearted, long-suffering mother Sally are cancelling Christmas, and running away to a tiny cottage on the Cornish coast. For Meg, it is the perfect place to heal, away from all the mistletoe, while for her mother it has a special, and secret, place in her heart – from a love story that seems a lifetime ago… Meg and Sally find they&’re getting to know themselves, and each other, better than ever before. But as they are unable to resist getting involved in the village Christmas celebrations, they encounter two handsome local strangers. Sometimes, it&’s being away from home that helps you realise where your heart is. What neither woman knows is that, by the time the new year rolls around, one woman will have fallen in love with her husband all over again, and one marriage will be over for good… An escapist, romantic and heart-warming novel for fans of One Day in December and No One Cancels Christmas. Readers are loving Single All The Way:&‘A wonderfully written Christmas feel good story. Full of many ups and downs and misunderstandings… A definite curl up on the sofa over the Christmas period to enjoy its feel-good story line.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars &‘Exactly the type of feel good romance you are looking for the holidays.&’ Goodreads Reviewer &‘It grabbed me on the first page and kept me turning the pages to see what happened next. This book has family drama, romance and is a different kind of Christmas story.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars &‘I knew I was going to enjoy this book… Thought provoking, entertaining and gives an insight to both sides of relationships. Loved it.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars &‘A contemplative read which had me pondering over relationships and the complexities that surround it… Authentic… An enlightening happy read, I would say.&’ Book Reviews by Shalini &‘A well written festive book. I loved it from beginning to end… A great read.&’ NetGalley Reviewer &‘A well-written festive novel… Brilliant and refreshing… It deserves being called unputdownable. I highly recommend it if you&’re looking for a different, deeper Christmas read. You&’ll have it all, the family drama, the romance and the feel-good.&’ Caroline&’s Bookshelf &‘I enjoyed reading this book… A festive filled read… I was absolutely intrigued to find out the outcome as I had quickly become emotionally attached to all the characters…
By Carolyn Brown. 2018
With her sassy humor and sexy cowboys, USA Today bestseller Carolyn Brown launches her new Longhorn Canyon series. One city… girl, one die-hard rancher, and eight mischievous kids. What could go wrong?Every summer Cade Maguire looks forward to opening his Longhorn Canyon Ranch to underprivileged city kids. But this year, he's having no luck finding a counselor for the children-until Retta Palmer walks through his door. Flat broke after selling everything she owns to pay her father's medical bills, Retta is thrilled to hear of an opening for a counselor position. She's not as thrilled about the ranching part, or the sexy cowboy with beautiful blue eyes who's her new boss. After being left at the altar two years before by his fiancée, Cade isn't sure he can take another heartbreak. And Retta isn't even sure she wants to stay. But the sparks between them are absolutely undeniable. And with a couple of lovable kids and two elderly folks playing matchmaker, Cade and Retta may find that the best way to heal is with each other. "Cowboy Bold is the start of an amazing new series by an author who really knows how to hook her readers with sexy cowboys, strong women, a bunch of humor, and a stellar story. ...Everything about this book is a roaring good time." -Harlequin Junkie, Top Pick
By Ali Mercer. 2019
It’s a beautiful day for a wedding. White roses scent the air and the summer sunlight streams in. A spoon… chimes against a champagne flute and the room falls silent. And there he is – my husband – getting to his feet to propose a toast. He’s still handsome. His new wife is next to him, gazing upwards, oblivious. I’m not supposed to be here. All these years in the same town and I had no idea until I saw his name on the seating plan. He lived with me, once. Loved me. Small-town memories are long, but the people in this room don’t want to remember. They say the healing is in letting go, but after what he did, he needs to know we haven’t gone away just because he’s shut his eyes. So I take Daisy by the hand and step forward from the shadows. He notices us and his eyes widen. The champagne glass falls from his hand and smashes. Then he sags forward, making a terrible sound – a sort of strangled scream… A powerfully emotional novel with a dark secret at its heart. This family drama will keep you hooked until the very last page. Perfect for fans of The Silent Wife, Kate Hewitt and Jodi Picoult. What readers are saying about His Secret Family:‘Absolutely fantastic, had me gripped!!! Loved it! Can't wait for more from this author. Storyline was great, characters were easy to connect with.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow, this novel packed a lot more “feels” that I expected!… A quick read for me because I HAD to see how this emotional read would end… There was great character development… twists and turns that took me by surprise! I am looking forward to reading more from Ali Mercer in the future!’ Steph and Chris’s Book Review ‘A book that grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go. It is well written and full of emotions. This is a “Must Read”!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Absolutely brilliant and had me gripped from cover to cover! I found the writing style to be very captivating and the characters to be immaculately developed… Would highly recommend!’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘Compelling. Heart-breaking. The character development was superb. It was an emotional read… an evocative story that left its imprint. I highly recommend this book.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Ali Mercer writes with heart and soul… well written, true-to-life… Each character is lovingly developed and all-so-human…