Escape the winter blues with Jennifer Bohnet’s deliciously heartwarming read. A summer of taking chances! Rosie Hewitt’s dream of opening a little French café on the Riviera is finally coming true. She’s giving up on love and instead chasing her own perfect recipe for happiness...
New year, Nouveau Jessica! If you’d asked Jessica a year ago, she would have told you that her life was pretty near perfect. But one year – and one very messy divorce – later, she’s not so sure. Which is how she found herself boarding a plane to the south of France, determined to put her past behind her... preferably via some deliciously chilled rosé.
'A heartwarming summer read.' Sunday ExpressThe wonderful seaside story from Jennifer Bohnet, perfect for fans of Fern Britton and Veronica Henry! Time's running out to save the little kiosk by the sea...Sabine knows that if she doesn't come up with a plan to save her little kiosk soon, it might be too late. If only her best friend Owen would stop distracting her with marriage proposals!Harriet is returning to Dartmouth for the first time in thirty years, haunted by the scandal that drove her away and shocked by an inheritance that could change everything.Rachel never expected to find love again after her world was shattered a year ago. But it seems as if the sleepy seaside town has different ideas... One thing's for sure, it's a summer they will never forget! Praise for Jennifer Bohnet 'A heartwarming summer read.' Sunday Express'An absolute delight from start to finish.' Nudge Books'A thoroughly charming, captivating read' Reviewed the Book'A wonderful escape, overflowing with secrets. I couldn't have loved this more.' Becca's Books'Simply wonderful, I enjoyed every moment.' Welsh Annie'The perfect book to read on a lovely sunny day.' Whispering Stories Book Blog
The perfect recipe for hygge this autumn: make a hot chocolate, draw the curtains, snuggle under a blanket and read your way to happiness! It's autumn in Yulethorpe and everyone is gloomy. It's cold, drizzly and the skies are permagrey. The last shop on the high street - an adorable little toy shop - has just shut its doors. Everything is going wrong for Yulethorpe this autumn. Until Clara Kristensen arrives. Clara is on holiday but she can see the potential in the pretty town, so she rolls up her sleeves and sets to work. Things are looking up until Joe comes to Yulethorpe to find out exactly what is going on with his mother's shop. Joe is Very Busy and Important in the City and very sure that Clara is up to no good. Surely no one would work this hard just for the fun of it? Can a man who answers emails at 3 a. m. learn to appreciate the slower, happier, hygge things in life - naps, candles, good friends and maybe even falling in love? Rosie Blake is Brilliantly fun - Heat Just brilliant - Fabulous magazine Hilarious - Hello **** Reviewers love The Hygge Holiday 'The most gorgeous read' - Sun 'What a wonderful book! Rosie Blake's best novel yet - I had such a gorgeous time reading this story that I couldn't put it down. It was genuinely funny, warm-hearted, and full of unforgettable characters. A pure heartwarming pleasure of a read.' - bestselling author Kirsty Greenwood Light the scented candles and hunker down on the sofa with a hot choc... this funny, warm hug of a book is the ideal companion. - Fabulous magazine 'The Hygge Holiday is hilarious, cosy, heart-warming, fulfilling; pretty much everything you would want from a book... An absolutely phenomenal tale from the incredibly talented Rosie Blake... Be prepared to devour The Hygge Holiday in one sitting. Be prepared to love this book, because yes, it truly is THAT fabulous. Five stars for sure.' - The Writing Garnet 'I loved it' - Heidi Swain, author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market
A task a day to cure a broken heart. Esmé Peel is approaching thirty with some trepidation, but hope in her heart. If she can just get her long-term boyfriend Andrew to propose, she will have ticked everything off her 'things to do by the time you're 30' list. She didn't reckon on finding another woman's earring in her bed however, and soon she finds herself single, homeless and in need of a new plan. Her best friend Carys gives her the perfect present – The Single Girl’s Calendar – which has a different cure for heartbreak every day: Day 1: Look and feel fabulous with a new hair style. Day 2: Step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Day 3: Reconnect with friends and enjoy! Despite thinking it's a bit of a gimmick, Esmé hasn't got any better ideas, so she puts the plan into action. By the end of week one she has four new male housemates, and despite a broken heart she is determined to show Andrew she can do more than survive, she can thrive.
Au revoir old life, Bonjour Brittany! Parisian prima ballerina Suzette knows it’s time to hang up her pointe shoes before her next injury ruins her ankles for good. But dancing is all she’s ever known and she’s terrified of who she’ll be after that final curtain falls.
Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father?s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did?that her mother and Hitler?s mistress were friends.The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna?s.Plunged into the world of the Munich girl who became her mother?s confidante?and a tyrant?s lover?Anna retraces the friendship forged by two lonely women in Nazi Germany, even though the men they loved had opposing ambitions.Anna?s journey will uncover long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that outlast war.
Poetry. COUNTING IN DOG YEARS is the first full length collection from Frank H. Coons, a small animal veterinarian, who spent his career in close proximity to the joys of animal companionship and the realities of death. Here, the experienced thinker with science in his bones flexes his growing poetry muscles. The book begins with an homage to his masters, the poems that follow reveal his close study, each with an essence of something fundamental.
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe from New York Times bestselling author, Melissa de la Cruz, is a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy. Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family. Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32-years-old and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?
People Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2017 Amazon’s Best Books of 2017: Top 20 Amazon’s Best Literature and Fiction of 2017 Bustle’s 17 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2017 PopSugar’s Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far) Refinery29's Best Books of the Year So Far BookBrowse’s The 20 Best Books of 2017 Pacific Northwest Book Awards Finalist The Globe and Mail's Top 100 Books of 2017 “It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think.” —Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after...until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change...and then change the world. This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes. Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.
Timothy Pope is looking out into the night with his telescope. Is that really a shark he can see? Turn the page and find out . . . Children will delight in peeping through the die-cut holes and guessing what Tim has spotted.
A wonderful romance for fans of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin. Will the magic of Christmas be enough to light a spark...? Giving a present is not always easy. Clover O'Brian knows that only too well: her job consists of helping people in the arduous task of choosing unusual gifts. Christmas is coming, New York is buzzing, and Clover, who has always loved the festive period, savours the atmosphere. Cade Harrison already has everything in life. A Hollywood actor, he is handsome, rich, famous and popular. Success, however, has its downsides; having just emerged from a disastrous relationship with an actress, he feels a need to hide away in an area unfrequented by stars, in an apartment lent him by a friend, far from prying eyes – especially those of tabloid reporters. But as chance will have it, the apartment in question is right opposite the one occupied by Clover, who until now has seen Hollywood actors only on the big screen. Two quite different lives meet by chance, at the most exhilarating time of year... What readers are saying about A NEW YORK LOVE STORY: 'A fantastic quick, pleasurable read to get you in the mood for mistletoe.' 'A New York Love Story was a joy to read.' 'I believe this is Cassie Rocca's debut story and I am excited to see what else she writes in the future.' 'A delightful Christmas season read.'
‘Within the first page turn I was laughing out loud… It was a delight to read.’ 5* Rachel’s Random Reads When Marnie Appleton inherited a sweet shop from her grandfather she was determined to do his legacy proud. The shop has been a much-loved feature of the little seaside town of Shipley for years, but now Marnie needs to bring it up to date, and she’s recruited gorgeous new assistant Josh to help. Marnie gets busy redecorating the shop and choosing delicious new sweets to stock, but things are never that simple: new neighbour Isobel, a fame-hungry blogger, is on a crusade against sugar, and she’ll go to any lengths to secure bad publicity for Marnie’s shop. Marnie fights back with homemade sugar-free treats, but with her best friend Beth heavily pregnant, her grandmother Celia recovering from an operation, and her very recently ex-boyfriend Alex returning to Shipley with a new love, Marnie has a lot on her plate. And then there’s Josh, with whom Marnie is struggling to keep her relationship strictly professional…Will both the sweet shop and love flourish? A deliciously heartwarming read about family, friends and handmade coconut ice. Perfect for fans of Cressida McLaughlin, Debbie Johnson, and Tilly Tennant. What people are saying about The Beachside Sweet Shop: ‘I do love a book that can make me giggle after just a few pages. As well as being funny, the storyline had a homely feel to it, reading it made me feel comfortable, relaxed and welcome…It’s amazing how much drama one little sweet shop can create! I was captivated, and sometimes surprised, by the goings on in the little village shop…a bright read that left a smile on my face and my taste buds in need of some sweet treats.’ 5* V Family Fun ‘I smiled all of the way through this gorgeous heart-warming read. A lot of the sweets reminded me of my childhood. The fictional Seaside town of Shipley sounds gorgeous, I almost packed my bags and started looking on TripAdvisor for a place to stay. The characters and storyline are just everything I adore in a book. I can honestly say that I felt quite sad to be saying farewell to everyone at the end.’ 5* The Reading Shed ‘Brilliant! Such a beautiful, heart warming story! Loved every word! So well written. A magical, feel good tale. Loved, loved, loved. Highly recommend it to everyone.’ Renita D’Silva ‘I really loved this! It was like a breath of fresh air…I may also point out the bright bold and beautiful cover for this book…from the minute I saw it I wanted to read this book.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Fun, light hearted and fast paced.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Highly recommended :)’ 4* Goodreads reviewer ‘Had me laughing out loud.’ 4* Consumer reviewer ‘So funny…I’d recommend this book to everyone.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Nostalgia in buckets (& spades?)…brilliant characters you instantly love.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Fantastically funny…an entertaining read.’ Jo’s Book Journey ‘A sweet and charming read.’ 4* Pretty Little Book Reviews ‘I really enjoyed this book … all the characters were lovable.’ 5* Katie’s Book Ends ‘This book was a great read, so easy to dive into and get lost…Highly recommend it…dive in and forget the world around you.’ 4* Trish B’s Blog ‘Such a sweet book (sorry, couldn’t resist)… A really cute, sweet (sorry, I did it again) read. Thoroughly enjoyed it.’ 5* Lilac Mills ‘I can’t wait to read the next.’ 4* Lilina Reads ‘A delightful British love story.’ For the Love of Books ‘Such a fun filled happy read…Loved it.’ 4* Goodreads reviewer