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By Rosanna Ley. 2016
From the #1 Kindle Bestseller comes an exotic tale of love, family and friendship'The perfect holiday companion' - Heat'The ultimate… feel-good read' - Candis'Sun-soaked escapism' - Best**********Cuba, 1958Elisa is only sixteen years old when she meets Duardo and she knows he's the love of her life from the moment they first dance the rumba together in downtown Havana. But Duardo is a rebel, determined to fight in Castro's army, and Elisa is forced to leave behind her homeland and rebuild her life in distant England. But how can she stop longing for the warmth of Havana, when the music of the rumba still calls to her?England, 2012Grace has a troubled relationship with her father, whom she blames for her beloved mother's untimely death. And this year more than ever she could do with a shoulder to cry on - Grace's career is in flux, she isn't sure she wants the baby her husband is so desperate to have and, worst of all, she's begun to develop feelings for their best friend Theo. Theo is a Cuban born magician but even he can't make Grace's problems disappear. Is the passion Grace feels for Theo enough to risk her family's happiness?********SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT ROSANNA LEY:'An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the end' - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter 'Loved it from start to finish. A brilliant holiday read' - Amazon reviewer 'Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming' - Candis 'On so many levels a fantastic read' - Amazon reviewer'A fascinating story with engaging themes' - Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife 'Warm, enthralling, one of my favourite authors' - Amazon reviewer
By Lisa T. Bergren. 2012
When Cora Kensington learns she is the illegitimate daughter of a copper king, her life changes forever. Even as she… explores Europe with her new family, she discovers that the most valuable journey is within. The first book in the Grand Tour series takes you from the farms of Montana through England and France on an adventure of forgiveness, spiritual awakening, and self-discovery.
By Daniela Sacerdoti. 2018
A woman on the run. An island of secrets. A love to defy all odds...From the bestselling author of WATCH… OVER ME, Daniela Sacerdoti's new novel is a romantic, heartrending, epic story that will sweep you away to the beautiful, mysterious island of Seal. If you love the novels of Rosanna Ley, Tracy Rees and Lulu Taylor, you will adore Daniela Sacerdoti.** Over 1 million copies sold of Daniela Sacerdoti's novels **Two different women, divided by time, bound by fate...After her beloved mother dies, Cora is heartbroken. When she discovers her mother has left her a cottage - a crumbling shelter on a remote and beautiful Scottish island - Cora hopes that travelling there will help her feel closer to the person she has lost. The moment she arrives on the wild, windswept island of Seal, Cora instantly falls under its spell. She is drawn to Innes, recently returned to the island to confront his past.As Cora begins to unravel her mother's connection to Seal, she learns the island has a dark, turbulent history. She is not the first lonely traveller to have sought refuge at Gealach Cottage. And there may be far more to her attraction to Innes than she could have ever imagined...Readers love the breathtaking novels of Daniela Sacerdoti:'A page-turning mystery... A love story that will satisfy even the most hopeless romantics' Daily Express on Keep Me Safe'Beautifully written, and the descriptions of Seal were so realistic I could almost hear the sea and the wind. A great book - Lesley Pearse on Keep Me Safe 'Emotional. Mysterious. I couldn't put it down' Daily Mail on Keep Me Safe'I fell in love with this book' Prima magazine on Keep Me Safe'Beautifully written and atmospheric' The Sun on Keep Me Safe'One of my favourite reads of the year so far. If there's such a thing as book heaven, this wonderfully original, poignant read deserves a place there' Shari Low, Daily Record on Watch Over Me'A beautiful story of love, loss, discovering one's true abilities and, above all, never forgetting who you really are' Debbie Flint on Take Me Home'A story of love, loss, hope and pastures new. I give this book 5 out of 5' A Lover of Books on Set Me Free'Dani's writing pulled me in... It reminded me of the safety of those arms around you as a young child when something scares you' Jera's Jamboree on Don't Be Afraid
Ireland, 1924. For thirteen-year-old Nora Doyle every day is a fight for survival in Ballybun, the rural Irish village she… calls home. Each night, as she feels the cold wind blowing through the cracks of her family&’s cramped cottage, Nora longs to escape the poverty surrounding her, and find her place in the world. When she meets Edward, from the grand house that looms over her tiny village, she feels an unlikely kinship that is impossible to explain, and as she grows from an impulsive child into a beautiful woman, Nora spends every moment she can with him. But Edward holds the key to a devastating truth about Nora&’s own family that will change her life forever, leading Nora away from the village, to the bright, dazzling lights of Dublin, and the charming baker Joe Lynch. But sorrow is never far away for an Irish village girl, and when tragedy strikes, Nora must return to Ballybun and face up to the truth that drove her away. But back amongst the familiar sights and smells of her childhood, Nora feels herself drawn once more to her old life, and love, and she faces an impossible choice. Can she deny her roots, or will she always be the girl from Paradise Alley? A heart-wrenching story of love, loss and the power of friendship during unimaginable hardship. This book is perfect for fans of Orphan Train and Diney Costeloe&’s The Girl with No Name. What readers are saying about Sandy Taylor:&‘Oh my word what a fabulous book… I just loved every page of it. This book drew me right in and I was glued to it right up to the final page… A massive 5 stars from me.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars &‘Wow… right from the start I was hooked to the pages… brilliant… full of joy and also heartbreak… my heart was being wrenched out… an absolutely gorgeous story full of highs and lows… I couldn&’t put this book down.&’ Katie&’s Book Cave, 5 stars &‘Wow!! What a heartbreaking story I ever read! I absolutely loved that book sooooo much… I definitely will read more books from this author… amazing!&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 star &‘Oh WOW… What a beautiful heart-warming story this is… drew me in and I loved it from the very first page. I couldn&’t get enough… I was reading this until 1am.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars &‘I fell in love… fabulous… an enthralling read that I didn't want to put down. I was so wrapped up… heart-warming and beautifully written… will have you hooked until the very last page…
By Suzanne Kelman. 2020
The face of the woman in the photograph was tilted upwards, as if enjoying the sunshine just for a moment,… even as the wreckage of the bombed-out street lay behind her… 1944, Cornwall: Blinded by love, Vivienne Hamilton eloped to Paris with a Nazi prisoner-of-war, never to be seen again. A disgrace to her family, her name would not be mentioned by any of her relatives for over 75 years. Present day, London: When Sophie discovers a photograph of her great aunt Vivi from World War Two, it throws her into a world of confusion. Because, as she learns about this secret relative, she quickly realises that the photograph doesn&’t fit with her family&’s story. It shows Vivi leaving an address associated with a spy network in London – a place she had no reason to be – and it is dated right before she disappeared. Meanwhile Sophie&’s own life feels as blasted and bombed as the blitzed city in the photograph she&’s looking at. Her beautiful daughter – as full of joy and wild energy as Vivi had apparently once been – is gone; and Sophie&’s heart has been left broken into pieces. Retreating to the family home in rural Cornwall to seek solace from her pain and the feelings of guilt that she could have done more to protect her daughter, Sophie finds herself becoming obsessed with Vivi&’s life. But nothing can prepare Sophie for what she is about to uncover – the story of a woman who risked everything for the person she loved the most; and a secret family history that could be the key to Sophie&’s own future. A powerful, haunting and unforgettable read about love, heartbreak and betrayal set in Second World War Britain and France. Perfect for fans of The Nightingale, Under a Scarlet Sky and My Name is Eva. Readers are loving When We Were Brave:&‘If only there were more than 5 stars to give, I would not hesitate… Heartbreaking and inspiring… the pages turn quickly… I know I will think often of this book.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars &‘Oh my goodness I loved this book!!!… A beautifully woven time-slip novel… This story and its characters will stay with me.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars &‘Wow! Just wow! This book kept me on the edge of my seat right from the get-go!... [An] amazing story.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars &‘A fantastic novel… Historical fiction at its best. Characters that you fall in love with, a story you will hate to end.&’ NetGalley Reviewer &‘Having read A View Across the Rooftops, I was hooked on this FANTASTIC author. When We Were Brave is another OUTSTANDING piece of fantastic writing… I have nothing but total admiration…
By Nerea Riesco. 2004
Una conmovedora historia de amor interracial a caballo entre la España del siglo XVI y el Nuevo Mundo. Mariana llegó… al mundo un jueves de mercado en Medina de Rioseco. Su infancia transcurrió, tranquila y sosegada, entre las paredes de la casona familiar, los juegos con su amigo Alfonso y las rencillas con su hermano Rodrigo, un chico cruel y pendenciero que cambiará irremediablemente el destino de su hermana al proponer su mano al hijo del virrey de España. Así comienza una aventura en la que Mariana será testigo directo de la colonización de América y la progresiva destrucción de una cultura. Rodeada de frondosas selvas y exóticas mariposas, conocerá también el amor, un amor profundo y tolerante que tocará su alma, transformará su corazón y la acompañará para siempre. Reseña:«Una novela interesante y bien trabada, cuya técnica y color han merecido con justicia el IX Premio de Novela Ateneo Joven. Y una autora, Nerea Riesco, que domina el oficio narrativo y dará que hablar en el futuro inmediato.»Juan Bolea
By Deborah Swift. 2017
From acclaimed historical novelist Deborah Swift, Pleasing Mr Pepys is the story of Deb Willet, Samuel Pepys’s servant, told from… a fresh perspective. Well-educated but, due to circumstances beyond her control, not quite respectable, Deb Willet is desperate to escape her domineering aunt and takes a position as companion to Elisabeth Pepys, Samuel’s wife. Deb believes it will give her the respectability it craves – but it proves far more complicated than she could ever have imagined. London during the 1660s is a time of turmoil. Although Charles II has been restored to the throne, there is the prospect of war with the Dutch – the world’s great power of the era. In the midst of this tumult strides Samuel Pepys – diarist and man of note. Pepys’ influence in Restoration London means that the Dutch are keen to get their hands on his secrets – even if that means murder, espionage and blackmail to get them… Deb is soon caught up in the middle of a dangerous game – while at the same time trying to counter Mr Pepys’s lust for her…
By Patrizia Ines Roggero, Gwen Simmons. 2017
Nothing but a Sailor is a novel set in the 17th-century Caribbean and it tells the story of the love… between Jack and Alyce. Jack is a former captain of the Royal Navy turned pirate, wanted by the law, while Alyce is a young castaway who was traveling to the New World in the company of her husband who she believes dead in the sinking of their ship attacked by pirates. She and her friend Elisabeth, who too has lost her husband, survive the attack and they are rescued by the crew of the Snake Pit. From that moment on, their lives will radically change. The attraction is immediate between Jack and Alyce and, even though she will do everything in her power not to give in, they will eventually be carried away by passion. Their story will be brutally interrupted by Jack’s arrest, and consequently Alyce’s, guilty of loving a pirate. She is pregnant, but the worst thing is that her husband is alive and he is there, in Road Town, where they are put to trial... The two lovers are separated. Jack will manage to escape along with the rest of the crew and his old mistress, Sarah, the governor’s wife, who he takes with them only to secure their escape. Meanwhile, Alyce returns to her husband. Jack will do anything in his power to get his woman back, attacking Road Town and travelling to Virginia where he is made to believe she is dead. But in the end the two lovers will meet again, Alyce's husband will die and they, together with their daughter, will set sail for a new life. The novel is enriched by events linked to piracy. There are plenty of attacks, rapes, booze, storms, and duels. As a backdrop to the love story between Jack and Alyce there is the less adventurous one between Captain Tyler and Elisabeth.
By Giacometti, Ravenne. 2019
From multi-million copy bestselling authors Giacometti & Ravenne comes a Nazi spy thriller for fans of Dan Brown, Steve Berry… and Wilbur Smith"I couldn't put it down ... the authors write like Dan Brown!" -Anthony, 5-Star NetGalley reviewer*** RATED 5 STARS BY REAL READERS *** ***PREORDER BOOK 2, GOOD & EVIL, NOW ***A secret Nazi organisation.Four swastikas with occult powers.A spy.What readers think:"I can't wait to read the next book in the series!" -Sens Critique"A spellbinding read from start to finish." -5-Star Amazon Review"There are twists aplenty" -5-Star Netgalley Review"A real page turner." -Art Six Mic"If you like books with lots of action and cliff hangers, this is for you." -5-Star Netgalley Review"The authors' best book so far." -5-Star Amazon Review"A book full of action and mystery." -Au Detour d'un LivreIn a Europe on the verge of collapse, the Nazi organisation Ahnenerbe is pillaging sacred landmarks across the world. Their aim is to collect treasures with occult powers, which will help them establish the Third Reich. The organisation's head, Himmler, has sent SS officers to search a forgotten sanctuary in the Himalayas, while he tries to track down a mysterious painting. Which ancient power do the Nazis believe they hold the key to?Meanwhile, in London, Churchill has discovered that the war against Germany will also be a spiritual one: their light must fight the occult if they are to win . . .
By Tamara Mckinley. 2013
1920. Having disobeyed the wishes of her aristocratic family, Lulu Pearson, a young and talented Tasmanian sculptress, finds herself alone… in London in the wake of the Great War. The future is looking bright until, on the eve of her first exhibition, Lulu learns she has inherited a racing colt called Ocean Child from a mysterious benefactor, and she must return to her homeland to claim him. Baffled by the news, Lulu boards a ship to Tasmania to uncover the truth behind the strange bequest, but it seems a welcome return is more than she can hope for. Unbeknownst to Lulu, more than a few fortunes ride on Ocean Child's success - it seems everyone from her estranged mother to the stable hands has a part to play, and an interest in keeping the family secrets buried.