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By Heidi Swain. 2020
***The sparkling new Christmas novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Heidi Swain!*** Freya Fuller is estranged from her parents and has been…following her childhood dream of becoming a gardener ever since. When an opportunity to design a winter garden opens up at a Victorian property in Nightingale Square, Freya jumps at the chance to make a fresh start. But while the majority of the residents are welcoming, local artist Finn seems determined to shut her out, and when Freya's family make a surprise appearance, it seems that her new life is about to come crashing down . . .The Winter Garden is the perfect read this Christmas, promising snowfall, warm fires and breath-taking seasonal romance. Perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Cathy Bramley and Sarah Morgan. Praise for HEIDI SWAIN:'The queen of feel-good' Woman & Home 'Full of Heidi&’s trademark gentle charm. Lock the door, pour some mulled wine and settle into this wonderful Christmas treat!' Milly Johnson 'More Christmassy than a week in Lapland - we loved it!' heat 'Sprinkled with Christmas sparkle' Trisha Ashley 'Give yourself a Christmas treat and curl up with this magical book!' Sue Moorcroft, author of The Little Village Christmas 'A real Christmas cracker of a read!' Penny Parkes, author of Practice Makes Perfect 'Cosy, Christmassy and deeply satisfying! Another wonderful read!' Mandy Baggot, author of One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill
***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR*** Escape to the seaside with the brand new novel from Heidi Swain, the Sunday Times…bestselling author of feel-good women&’s fiction! 'A summer delight!' SARAH MORGAN Tess Tyler needs a break. Weighed down by her high-pressure job and her demanding father, she&’s left little time to take care of herself. But after a shocking discovery sends her spiralling, she flees to Wynmouth, the seaside town she fell in love with as a child, to escape it all. With its sandy beaches, stunning rock pools and welcoming community, Tess feels like she can finally breathe again. And as she grows ever closer to local barman Sam, she dares to dream that she might never return to her real life. But when a familiar face returns to town, Tess realises that there are secrets in Wynmouth too, and that her own past may be about to catch up with her . . . The Secret Seaside Escape is the perfect read this summer, promising sandy beaches, stunning rockpools and breath-taking romance. Perfect for fans of Carole Matthews and Sarah Morgan.&‘I loved this gorgeous story of family secrets and second chances&’ RACHAEL LUCAS, author of The Telephone Box Library&‘A delightfully sunny read with added intrigue and secrets&’ BELLA OSBORNE 'I so enjoyed my seaside escape at Wynmouth. With heart-warming characters, a gorgeous summer setting, and a great story with secrets aplenty to keep you turning the pages, it's the perfect read to relax and curl up at home with' CAROLINE ROBERTSReaders everywhere are falling in love with Heidi Swain&’s writing: &‘A lovely, sweet, summery read&’ Milly Johnson &‘Wise, warm and wonderful&’ heat 'A ray of reading sunshine!&’ Laura Kemp, author of A Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness &‘Sparkling and romantic&’ My Weekly
By Holly Hepburn. 2021
**The BRAND NEW series from Holly Hepburn, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie Fforde**'Joyous – a treat of a tale…that whisks your heart away to the beautiful shores of Orkney. Prepare to fall in love with this fantastic series!' MIRANDA DICKINSON On paper, Merina Wilde has it all: a successful career writing the kind of romantic novels that make even the hardest hearts swoon, a perfect carousel of book launches and parties to keep her social life buzzing, and a childhood sweetheart who thinks she&’s a goddess. But Merry has a secret: the magic has stopped flowing from her fingers. Try as she might, she can&’t summon up the sparkle that makes her stories shine. And as her deadline whooshes by, her personal life falls apart too. Alex tells her he wants something other than the future she&’d always imagined for them and Merry finds herself single for the first time since – well, ever. Desperate to get her life back on track, Merry leaves London and escapes to the windswept Orkney Islands, locking herself away in a secluded clifftop cottage to try to heal her heart and rediscover her passion for writing. But can the beauty of the islands and the kindness of strangers help Merry to fool herself into believing in love again, if only long enough to finish her book? Or is it time for her to give up the career she&’s always adored and find something new to set her soul alight??The brand new series from Holly Hepburn, first published as four ebook parts: BROKEN HEARTS AT BRIGHTWATER BAY, SEA BREEZES AT BRIGHTWATER BAY, DANGEROUS TIDES AT BRIGHTWATER BAY and SUNSET OVER BRIGHTWATER BAY ~*~Praise for Holly Hepburn~*~ 'A fresh new voice, brings wit and warmth to this charming tale of two sisters' Rowan Coleman 'Warm, witty and laced with intriguing secrets! I want to pull up a bar stool, order a large G&T and soak up all the gossip at the Star and Sixpence!' Cathy Bramley 'The Star and Sixpence sparkles with fun, romance, mystery, and a hunky blacksmith. It's a real delight' Julie Cohen 'Like the dream pub landlady who always knows exactly what you want, Holly Hepburn has created the most delightful welcome to what promises to be a brilliant series, in the first Star and Sixpence. The sisters are warm and intriguing, the neighbours are (mostly!) friendly and the gossip is utterly addictive. I was very sad when it was time for last orders, and am already looking forward to the next round. Especially if a certain blacksmith happens to be at the bar...' Kate Harrison 'Warm, witty and utterly charming, Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter's day. It left me with the most wonderful happy glow' Cally Taylor 'A super sparkling star of a story and I can&’t wait for part two&’ Alexandra Brown
By Ali Hazelwood. 2021
'Contemporary romance's unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist.' Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of…The UnhoneymoonersWhen a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman's carefully calculated theories on love into chaos. As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn't believe in lasting romantic relationships but her best friend does, and that's what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive on her way to a happily ever after was always going to be tough, scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting woman, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees. That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when he agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire and Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support (and his unyielding abs), their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion.Olive soon discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.
By Christine Feehan. 2004
Her childhood had been a nightmare of violence and pain until she heard his voice calling out to her. Golden…and seductive. The voice of an angel. He had shown her how to survive, taught her to use her unique gifts, trained her in the ancient art of hunting the vampire. Yet he could not bend her to his will, no matter how great his power.
By Rob Rosen. 2021
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, atop a hill up on high, there sat a massive…stone castle, its lone inhabitant a handsome but imprisoned prince. But can said prince find his freedom, not to mention his happily ever after, with his winged lover?NOTE: This story appears in Rob Rosen's best-selling collection, Short Spurts.
By K. L. Noone. 2021
A dragon shapeshifter’s moved into Crescent Beach. And everybody knows dragons are dangerous. But Rob’s never met one, and he…tries not to believe wild rumors. He’s a good witch, if not the most powerful, and he works hard to keep his quiet beach town welcoming to everyone. He’s hoping to find the dragon, just to talk ... but the person he discovers might be everything he’s ever wanted.Aidan knows all the rumors about dragons. After all, he is one -- though he’s a bookwyrm who tries hard to be harmless. He’s accepted a librarian position in a town everyone says is a safe haven, and he hopes that’ll be true. But when the local witch shows up unexpectedly, Aidan expects the worst ... but his story just might have a happy ending.
By Molly Harper. 2015
"The thing to remember about a 'stray' vampire is that there is probably a good reason he is friendless, alone,…and wounded. Approach with caution." Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running their daylight errands--from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled Faux Type O--gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vamps. Her rules are strict; relationships are purely business, not friendship--and certainly not anything more. Then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and her quiet life turns upside down. Cal--who would be devastatingly sexy, if Iris thought vampires were sexy--offers Iris a hefty fee for hiding him at her place. And even though he's imperious, unfriendly, and doesn't seem to understand the difference between "employee" and "servant," she agrees. But as they search for who wants him permanently dead, Iris is breaking more and more of her own rules . . . particularly those about nudity. Could it be that what she really needs is some intrigue and romance--and her very own stray vampire?
By Barbara Freethy. 2011
Dr. Charlotte Adams is torn between two men. Rev. Andrew Schilling is her past, a high-school romance that went drastically…wrong. But he's back in town now and part of her present -- along with newly-divorced Police Chief Joe Silviera, whom she's been powerfully attracted to for months. The question is, which man is her future -- and Charlotte has to face and accept her past before she can build a life with Joe.e and betrayal are all part of the patchwork quilt of the community--and of life. Isabella's gift is seeing the patterns. . . .
By Katy Rose Pool. 2020
Six of Crows meets Graceling with a dash of Winter is Coming in Katy Rose Pool's second installment of the…action-packed and swoon-worthy Age of Darkness series--As the Shadow Rises. "As the Shadow Rises solidifies Katy Rose Pool's status as one of the best fantasy writers of the 21st century." —Popsugar The Last Prophet has been found, yet he sees destruction ahead.In this sequel to the critically-acclaimed There Will Come a Darkness, kingdoms have begun to fall to a doomsday cult, the magical Graced are being persecuted, and an ancient power threatens to break free. But with the world hurtling toward its prophesized end, Anton’s haunting vision reveals the dangerous beginnings of a plan to stop the Age of Darkness.As Jude, Keeper of the Order of the Last Light, returns home in disgrace, his quest to aid the Prophet is complicated by his growing feelings for Anton. Meanwhile, the assassin known as the Pale Hand will stop at nothing to find her undead sister before she dies for good, even if it means letting the world burn. And in Nazirah, Hassan, the kingdom-less Prince, forms a risky pact to try to regain his throne. When the forces of light and darkness collide in the City of Mercy, old wounds are reopened, new alliances are tested, and the end of the world begins. The Age of Darkness trilogy is perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes.* "Adventurous relic-hunting, mind-blowing twists, budding love, and terrible betrayals feature in this multiple-narrator, character-driven study of power, agency, and identity." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Praise for There Will Come a Darkness"Reading this intricate YA fantasy, you get the feeling Katy Rose Pool’s plot is always seven steps ahead of you. You’ll want to catch up as quickly as possible." —Refinery 29
By María Inés Falconi. 2021
La leyenda urbana de Felicitas Guerrero reversionada como una novela juvenil en la que el presente y el pasado se…entretejen en una trama llena de misterio y también de amor. Buenos Aires, año 1871. Amelia está a punto de cumplir 15 años. Los preparativos de su fiesta no paran de complicarse, en parte por los estragos que la epidemia de fiebre amarilla está causando en la ciudad. Por suerte, logra distraerse un poco gracias a las piruetas que Giusseppe, un inmigrante italiano muy encantador que vive en el conventillo de la vuelta, le regala todas las tardes cuando pasa por la vereda de su casa. Buenos Aires, actualidad. Pablo y Ema se preparan para ir a la fiesta de 15 de una compañera del colegio. Pablo está decidido a seducir a Antonia, pero en la fiesta conoce a otra chica que parece mucho más interesante... Con el ingenio, el sentido del humor y la sensibilidad que la caracterizan, María Inés Falconi se inspira en la leyenda de Felicitas Guerrero y narra una historia (o varias historias contenidas en una) de encuentros y desencuentros, de amores fallidos y de amores inmortales.
By Holly Hepburn. 2019
Part Three in the brand new series from Holly Hepburn, perfect for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie Fforde.…The New Year brings hope to Nessie as she begins to put her life back together – she’s almost tempted by a flattering job offer from a rival pub – but things only get worse for Sam. The arrival of old flame Nick Borrowdale brings some much-needed perspective, and Sam finally accepts the inevitable and faces up to her responsibilities.Laurie continues to stir up trouble at the pub, causing Gabe to wonder whether he has another agenda. And then tragedy strikes at the heart of Little Monkham and nothing will ever be the same again.If you loved Part Three of the LAST ORDERS AT THE STAR AND SIXPENCE series, pre-order the last in the series, Part Four: Last Words at the Star and Sixpence now! ~*~Praise for the STAR AND SIXPENCE Series~*~ 'A fresh new voice, brings wit and warmth to this charming tale of two sisters' Rowan Coleman 'Warm, witty and laced with intriguing secrets! I want to pull up a bar stool, order a large G&T and soak up all the gossip at the Star and Sixpence!' Cathy Bramley 'You'll fall in love with this fantastic new series from star of women's fiction, Holly Hepburn. Filled to the brim with captivating characters and fantastic storylines in a gorgeous setting ... simply wonderful. I want to read more!' Miranda Dickinson 'The Star and Sixpence sparkles with fun, romance, mystery, and a hunky blacksmith. It's a real delight' Julie Cohen 'Like the dream pub landlady who always knows exactly what you want, Holly Hepburn has created the most delightful welcome to what promises to be a brilliant series, in the first Star and Sixpence. The sisters are warm and intriguing, the neighbours are (mostly!) friendly and the gossip is utterly addictive. I was very sad when it was time for last orders, and am already looking forward to the next round. Especially if a certain blacksmith happens to be at the bar...' Kate Harrison 'Warm, witty and utterly charming, Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter's day. It left me with the most wonderful happy glow' Cally Taylor 'A super sparkling star of a story and I can’t wait for part two’ Alexandra Brown
***The sparkling new Christmas novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Heidi Swain!*** After calling off her engagement, Hayley, the…Wynthorpe Hall housekeeper, wants nothing more than to return to her no-strings fun-loving self, avoiding any chance of future heartbreak. Little does she know, Wynbridge’s latest arrival is about to throw her plan entirely off course . . . Moving into Wynthorpe Hall to escape the town’s gossip, Hayley finds herself immersed in the eccentric Connelly family’s festive activities as they plan to host their first ever Winter Wonderland. But Hayley isn’t the only new resident at the hall. Gabe, a friend of the Connelly’s son Jamie, has also taken up residence, moving into Gatekeeper’s Cottage, and he quickly makes an impression on Wynbridge’s reformed good-girl. As preparations commence for the biggest event of the season, the pair find themselves drawn ever closer to one another, but unbeknownst to Hayley, Gabe, too, has a reason for turning his back on love, one that seems intent on keeping them apart. Under the starry winter skies, will Gabe convince Hayley to open her heart again once more? And in doing so, will he convince himself? Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland is the perfect read this Christmas, promising snowfall, warm fires and breath-taking seasonal romance. Perfect for fans of Milly Johnson, Carole Matthews and Cathy Bramley. *~*
By Holly Hepburn. 2019
The final part in the brand new series from Holly Hepburn, perfect for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie…Fforde. The village of Little Monkham is reeling from their loss but gathers together to celebrate a life well lived. Behind the scenes, Nessie is struggling with a distant Owen and confides in Laurie about her tempting job offer. He offers to step up his role at the Star and Sixpence so that she can leave.Gabe and Sam grow closer, although she still refuses to be anything more than friends and colleagues. Laurie’s behaviour causes Gabe to become increasingly suspicious and what he discovers causes a scene that turns more than one world upside down. Can Sam and Nessie work through the fall-out or is it really last orders at the Star and Sixpence? If you loved returning to the STAR AND SIXPENCE, discover Holly's other ebooks - the Castle Court series and the Picture House by the Sea series are available to download now! ~*~Praise for the STAR AND SIXPENCE Series~*~ 'A fresh new voice, brings wit and warmth to this charming tale of two sisters' Rowan Coleman 'Warm, witty and laced with intriguing secrets! I want to pull up a bar stool, order a large G&T and soak up all the gossip at the Star and Sixpence!' Cathy Bramley 'You'll fall in love with this fantastic new series from star of women's fiction, Holly Hepburn. Filled to the brim with captivating characters and fantastic storylines in a gorgeous setting ... simply wonderful. I want to read more!' Miranda Dickinson 'The Star and Sixpence sparkles with fun, romance, mystery, and a hunky blacksmith. It's a real delight' Julie Cohen 'Like the dream pub landlady who always knows exactly what you want, Holly Hepburn has created the most delightful welcome to what promises to be a brilliant series, in the first Star and Sixpence. The sisters are warm and intriguing, the neighbours are (mostly!) friendly and the gossip is utterly addictive. I was very sad when it was time for last orders, and am already looking forward to the next round. Especially if a certain blacksmith happens to be at the bar...' Kate Harrison 'Warm, witty and utterly charming, Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter's day. It left me with the most wonderful happy glow' Cally Taylor 'A super sparkling star of a story and I can’t wait for part two’ Alexandra Brown
By Milly Johnson. 2020
A husband and a wife. Not married to each other, so they should never have met. But fate is about…to intervene. Sometimes, the perfect person for you can be found in the most imperfect of ways.
By T L Costa. 2013
When is a game not a game?Tyler MacCandless can't focus, even when he takes his medication. He can't focus on…school, on his future, on a book, on much of anything other than taking care of his older brother, Brandon, who's in rehab for heroin abuse... again.Tyler's dad is dead and his mom has mentally checked out. The only person he can really count on is his Civilian Air Patrol Mentor, Rick. The one thing in life it seems he doesn't suck at is playing video games and, well, thats probably not going to get him into college.Just when it seems like his future is on a collision course with a life sentence at McDonald's, Rick asks him to test a video game. If his score's high enough, it could earn him a place in flight school and win him the future he was certain that he could never have. And when he falls in love with the game's designer, the legendary gamer Ani, Tyler thinks his life might finally be turning around.That is, until Brandon goes MIA from rehab and Tyler and Ani discover that the game is more than it seems. Now Tyler will have to figure out what's really going on in time to save his brother... and prevent his own future from going down in flames.
*** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *** Treat yourself to a glorious novel full of food, sunshine, friendship and love! Things…haven’t always been straightforward in Poppy’s life but her dreams are finally within her reach. She's moving into a cottage in beautiful Nightingale Square, close to the local community garden, where she can indulge her passion for making preserves and pickles. She may not have the best relationship with her family but she is surrounded by loving friends, and feels sure that even her grumpy new neighbour, Jacob, has more to him than his steely exterior belies. But the unexpected arrival of Poppy's troubled younger brother soon threatens her new-found happiness and as the garden team works together to win community space of the year, Poppy must decide where her priorities lie and what she is prepared to fight for …Readers everywhere are falling in love with Heidi Swain’s writing: ‘A lovely, sweet, summery read’ Milly Johnson ‘Wise, warm and wonderful’ heat 'A ray of reading sunshine!’ Laura Kemp, author of A Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness ‘Sparkling and romantic’ My Weekly
By Holly Hepburn. 2018
Part One in the brand new series from Holly Hepburn, perfect for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie Fforde.…It’s September and the new season is bringing change to the village of Little Monkham. Nessie has moved in with the lovely Owen and his son Luke, leaving her sister Sam next door in their renovated pub, the Star and Sixpence. But is all change for the good? Sam and Joss have gone their separate ways and he’s left Little Monkham for good. New chef Gabriel Santiago is causing a flutter among the women of the village but Sam is determined not to make the same mistake again and keeps things strictly business between them. But an inconvenient attraction to Gabe is the least of Sam’s worries when an unexpected visitor arrives at the Star and Sixpence. Who is Laurie Marsh and what does he want from the sisters?If you loved Part One of the LAST ORDERS AT THE STAR AND SIXPENCE series, pre-order Part Two: Christmas Kisses at the Star and Sixpence now!
By Claire Frost. 2019
This life-affirming and hilarious novel is the perfect balm for the Insta-weary mind – get ready to shatter the illusion…that is #LivingMyBestLife'A fun, fresh debut that manages to be both quirky and deep as it portrays today's obsession with social media' MILLY JOHNSON Recently dumped by her boyfriend of ten years, Bell is struggling to move on with her life – and surrender the fleecy pyjamas she’s been living in since January. Haunted by #blessed on social media, she can’t help but compare her life to those she follows online, wondering where she is going wrong . . .In the world of social media, Millie is the successful online influencer @mi_bestlife. But in real life she’s just a regular single mum trying to make ends meet, while fending off the younger competition and tenacious internet trolls. Her Instagram feed is far more #BestLie than #BestLife, and soon Millie begins to wish her life was more like her filters.It isn’t until Bell and Millie’s paths cross that they begin to realise what they’re both missing. Can Millie prove to Bell that life online isn’t always what it appears to be? And in return, can Millie learn that she needs to start living for the moment and not for the likes? Your favourite authors love LIVING MY BEST LIFE:'Frank, funny and fearless in her observations on friendship and the lies we tell ourselves and each other, Claire Frost is a new voice to watch' STACEY HALLS, bestselling author of The Familiars'Fun, heart-warming and real. I loved it!' SARAH MORGAN, bestselling author of One Summer in Paris'Living My Best Life is fun, fresh and full of heart, with a lead character you’ll cheer for' MIRANDA DICKINSON, Sunday Times bestselling author 'In this funny, heartfelt portrait of friendship and community, Claire Frost has some sharp things to say about the dangers of perfectionism in our Instagram age. A hugely enjoyable debut – I raced through it' LOUISE CANDLISH, bestselling author of Our House'A warm-hearted and touching debut' ALICE PETERSON, acclaimed author of If You Were Here ‘Funny, charming and heart-warming’ ROSIE WALSH ‘Fresh, funny and heart-warming, with themes of friendship and the importance of being true to yourself. I loved it!’ SARAH J. HARRIS 'Such a gorgeous book, full of heart, friendship and the importance of keeping it real' LAURA KEMP, author of The Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness'A fresh, funny take on Insta-life, full of warmth, wit and the kind of characters you miss when you reach the end' KATIE MARSH, bestselling author of My Everything'What a book! . . . Touching, joyful and smart' ALEX BROWN
Part Two in the brand new series from Holly Hepburn, perfect for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie Fforde.…There’s nothing more romantic than a winter wedding and sisters Sam and Nessie are delighted to play host at the Star and Sixpence to a party for two of Little Monkham’s most colourful characters. The celebration even sees the return of Joss, which results in rivalry between him and Gabe, and mixed feelings in Sam. As the festive season looms, Nessie receives some heart-breaking news and Sam finds herself in an impossible situation that threatens to drive a wedge between her and Nessie. A Merry Christmas seems unlikely at the Star and Sixpence this time…If you loved Part Two of the LAST ORDERS AT THE STAR AND SIXPENCE series, pre-order Part Three: Cosy Nights at the Star and Sixpence now!