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The Cornish Guest House

The Cornish Guest House

  • Author: Emma Burstall
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • ISBN: 1784972487
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF TREMARNOCK. A new couple have arrived in Tremarnock, but will these glamorous strangers fit into village life? Tremarnock is a small fishing village, crowded with holidaymakers in the summer, but a sleepy Cornish backwater at other times of the year. Here Liz has found refuge with her young daughter, Rosie, after her relationship with Rosie's father came unstuck. Now happily married, all seems set for a quiet autumn and merry Christmas. But strangers have bought the local guest house and seem to have big plans. Why is he so charming and confident, but she so frightened? Are they who they say they are? And what are they really doing with the guest house? What readers are saying about THE CORNISH GUEST HOUSE: 'Another absolutely blinding book by this author. The story just carries you along experiencing all the emotions you can.' 'It's a lovely, cosy book, which is easy to read and hard to put down.' 'Emma writes in such a way you feel like you're there.' 'A real page turner, I couldn't put it down.

Tremarnock

Tremarnock

The Lives, Loves and Secrets of a Cornish Village

  • Author: Emma Burstall
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • ISBN: 1781857873
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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A beautiful Cornish village, a shocking turn of events... Tremarnock is a classic Cornish seaside village. Houses painted in yellow, pink and white, cluster around the harbour, where fishermen still unload their daily catch. It has a pub and a sought-after little restaurant, whitewashed, with bright blue shutters. Here, Liz has found sanctuary for herself and young daughter, Rosie – far away from Rosie's cheating father. From early in the morning with her job as a cleaner, till late at night waitressing in the restaurant, Liz works hard to provide for them both. But trouble is waiting just around the corner. As with all villages, there are tensions, secrets – and ambitions.

Tremarnock Summer

Tremarnock Summer

Love is in the air in a Cornish village

  • Author: Emma Burstall
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
  • ISBN: 1784972525
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Brand new from the bestselling author of Tremarnock and The Cornish Guest House. Bramble Challoner has had a very normal upbringing. She lives in a semi in the suburbs of London with her parents and works at the call centre down the road. She still goes out with the boy she met at school. At weekends they stay in and watch films on the telly and sometimes hold hands. Bramble is dying for an adventure. So when her very grand grandfather, Lord Penrose, dies, leaving his huge, rambling house in Cornwall to her, Bramble packs her bags immediately, dragging along her best friend Katie. The sleepy village of Tremarnock had better be ready for its newest residents...

A Cornish Secret

A Cornish Secret

Be careful what you kiss for

  • Author: Emma Burstall
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
  • ISBN: 1786698838
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Escape to the Cornish coast with a new heartwarming Tremarnock novel, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Philippa Ashley. Be careful what you kiss for... Esme Posorsky is an enigma. For as long as people can remember, she has been part of community life in the quaint Cornish fishing village of Tremarnock, but does anyone really know her? She is usually to be found working in her pottery studio or at home with her beloved cat, Rasputin. But when an old school friend turns up with a secret from the past, nothing will ever be the same again. Meanwhile teenager, Rosie, is excited to find a bottle washed up on Tremarnock beach with a message from a former German prisoner of war. While the rest of the village is up in arms about a new housing development, she sets out to find him. Little does she know, however, that her discovery will unleash a shocking chain of events that threatens to blow her family apart. Tremarnock may look like a cosy backwater, but some of its residents are about to come face-to-face with tough decisions and cold reality... 'A charming, warm-hearted read ... Pure escapism' ALICE PETERSON. 'The literary equivalent of a gin and tonic on a hot summer's day ... A delicious, delightful and decadent tale' BOOKISH JOTTINGS.

Gym and Slimline

Gym and Slimline

  • Author: Emma Burstall
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409025128
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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A swanky new gym has opened in leafy south-west London. Four women bond over push-ups and Pilates and become firm friends. Percy likes sorting out other people's problems, but her own life is a shambles, with a terrible secret addiction. Can she kick it and win back the love of her husband? Patrice, wealthy but damaged, wants another baby, but husband Jonty isn't interested in sex. Is it her imagination, or is he getting too close to the husband of one of her new friends? Carmen is living dangerously, determined to get pregnant by her cold, treacherous boyfriend. She doesn't see what is under her nose until it's nearly too late. Suzanne adores her sexy second husband, but is she neglecting him for her job? And has she realised what is happening to her teenage daughter? New best friends. Their friendship is about to be tested to the limit.

Never Close Your Eyes

Never Close Your Eyes

  • Author: Emma Burstall
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409050653
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 464
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Evie, Nic and Becca are wannabe writers. The three friends are members of a creative writing group and they decide to enter a national competition. But while they ponder their plots and agonise about their characters, their own lives are going far from smoothly. Evie's still pining for the husband who left her for a younger woman and is relying increasingly on clairvoyant Zelda. But who is Zelda really? Nic's battling a drink problem and is in despair about her workaholic husband who is addicted to his laptop. A shocking discovery shakes her to the core, but will she realise in time that she must stop protecting him? Becca's a City highflyer who seems to have everything - until a childhood friend turns up, threatening to expose the secret she's kept buried for nearly thirty years. How will her marriage, her children, her friendships survive it? And on top of that there's a deadline. The women have just eleven months to complete their manuscripts. Who will win the competition - and can there be any real-life happy endings?

The Darling Girls

The Darling Girls

  • Author: Emma Burstall
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • ISBN: 1781857857
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Three women, one man, and a tangle of lies. When the world famous music conductor Leo Bruck dies suddenly, the three women who loved him meet for the first time at his graveside. Victoria, his partner of twenty years and mother of two of his children; Maddy, mother of Leo's daughter Phoebe; and twenty-four year old Cat. Can these three very different women, whose lives become inextricably bound, break free from the masterful control Leo exerts – even from the grave – once and for all? THE DARLING GIRLS is a moving story of love, loss, and the prevailing power of female friendship.

Wisdom Hunter

Wisdom Hunter

A Novel

  • Author: Randall Arthur
  • Publisher: Multnomah
  • ISBN: 1601422997
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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This rerelease of Randall Arthur's bestselling novel presents the hypocrisy of Christian legalism and a man's search for the only surviving member of his family. The story's hero, Pastor Jason Faircloth, embarks on a journey that lasts eighteen years and takes him through four countries in a quest to find the granddaughter who is being hidden from him. In a process that mirrors our own spiritual journey, he discovers a rich relationship with God and the peace that finally comes with true faith. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Woman at Number 24

The Woman at Number 24

  • Author: Juliet Ashton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 147115890X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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'This brilliantly written and captivating story instantly drew us in and refused to let go. Fresh, funny and utterly fabulous, it’s the perfect holiday read' Heat Meet the residents of number 24 in the warm, witty and wonderful new novel from bestselling author Juliet Ashton. When your marriage falls apart, the last place you'd want your husband to move to is downstairs. Unfortunately for Sarah, up in the eaves at number 24, her ex-husband now lives one floor beneath her with his new wife. Their happiness floats up through the floorboards, taunting her. A child psychologist, Sarah has picked up great sadness from the little girl, Una, who lives with her careworn mother three floors below, but is Sarah emotionally equipped to reach out? The Spring brings a new couple to the house. Jane and Tom's zest for life revives the flagging spirits, and Sarah can't deny the instant attraction to handsome Tom. Having seen at first hand what infidelity does to people, she'll never act on it ... but the air fizzes with potential. The sunshine doesn't reach every corner of number 24, however. Elderly Mavis, tucked away in the basement, has kept the world at bay for decades. She's about to find out that she can't hide forever. Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. Think Cold Feet meets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure. What people are saying about The Woman At Number 24: 'Emotion, laughs and mystery, I simply adored every minute of reading it' Netgalley reviewer 'Loved it. Feels fresh and new and exciting hearing about the different lives of 24. I'm intrigued and fascinated by the characters' Natalie Ross, Netgalley reviewer 'Wow! Just a beautiful read, like a breath of fresh air. Very heart warming and easy to read. A great 5 Stars from me!' Netgalley reviewer 'This is a great book with a varied ensemble cast of characters and many inter-twining story lines' Netgalley reviewer 'An absorbing story full of wonderful moments ...This was my first Juliet Ashton book to read and I really fell in love with her accurate, vivid and flowing writing' Netgalley reviewer 'Fun read with captivating characters. I did not expect the plot twist involved and really enjoyed reading this overall. Read it in one evening' Netgalley reviewer 'We watch as friendships blossom, a romance evolves and there is a good, unexpected twist towards the end. A lovely, heartwarming read' 5*, Netgalley reviewer 'A wonderful book that I would highly recommend' Netgalley reviewer 'Fantastic ... great characters who live in one big house. You will absolutely love this book' Netgalley reviewer 'This book is like wrapping yourself up in a blanket on the sofa and watching your favourite film. Warm, heart-felt and witty' Netgalley reviewer

Savoring the Seasons

Savoring the Seasons

  • Author: Traci Borum
  • Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 322
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Seeking the Star

Seeking the Star

  • Author: Traci Borum
  • Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
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One December night, in the sleepy Cotswold village of Chilton Crosse, a drifter named Ben collapses on George and Mary Cartwright’s snow-covered doorstep. As Christmas cheer spreads throughout the village with a Dickens-themed festival, Mary nurses Ben back to health, but she becomes curious about the secrets he seems to carry. On Christmas Eve, one of Ben’s secrets accidentally comes to light, forcing him to confront the darkness of his past and to rediscover the faith he once knew.

High Tide

High Tide

  • Author: Veronica Henry
  • Publisher: Orion
  • ISBN: 1409146847
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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*Shortlisted for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year 2016* Pennfleet might be a small town, but there's never a dull moment in its narrow winding streets ... Kate has only planned a flying visit to clear out the family home after the death of her mother. When she finds an anonymous letter, she is drawn back into her own past. Single dad Sam is juggling his deli and two lively teenagers, so romance is the last thing on his mind. Then Cupid fires an unexpected arrow - but what will his children think? Nathan Fisher is happy with his lot, running picnic cruises up and down the river, but kissing the widow of the richest man in Pennfleet has disastrous consequences. Vanessa knows what she has done is unseemly for a widow, but it's the most fun she's had for years. Must she always be on her best behaviour? As autumn draws in and the nights grow longer, there are sure to be fireworks in this gloriously engaging novel from Veronica Henry, author of A Night on the Orient Express.

A Year at the Star and Sixpence

A Year at the Star and Sixpence

  • Author: Holly Hepburn
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471163156
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 8207
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The perfect escapist read, for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Scarlett Bailey. A Year at the Star and Sixpence is Holly Hepburn's four Star and Sixpence novellas collected together as a novel for the first time. When sisters Nessie and Sam inherit a little pub in a beautiful country village they jump at the chance to escape their messy lives and start afresh. But when they arrive at the Star and Sixpence, it's not quite what they imagined - it's pretty much derelict, ruined by debts, and it's going to be a huge job to get it up and running again. But they are determined to make the best of this new life and they set about making the pub the heart of the village once again. Their first year at the Star and Sixpence won't be easy, though nothing worth doing ever is. But when the sisters' past comes back to haunt them, they start to think that the fresh start they needed is very far away indeed… Curl up with A Year at the Star and Sixpence - the perfect novel to start the new year the way you mean to go on. 'A fresh new voice, brings wit and warmth to this charming tale of two sisters' Rowan Coleman 'You'll fall in love with this fantastic new series from a new star of women's fiction, Holly Hepburn. Filled to the brim with captivating characters and fantastic storylines in a gorgeous setting, Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence is simply wonderful. I want to read more!' Miranda Dickinson '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 ++ A Year at the Star and Sixpence is the collected Star and Sixpence novellas. ++

The Things We Do for Love

The Things We Do for Love

  • Author: Imogen Parker
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780552165938
  • Category:
  • Page: 592
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It is 1969 and in the small English town of Kingshaven, eight year old Julia Allsop wants to be a princess.But a fairytale wedding doesn't necessarily mean happily ever after, and Julia discovers that life is more complicated than dreams of romance...On the other side of town, nineteen-year old feminist Iris Quinn hopes to find independence and a successful career in London,but a passionate, clandestine affair threatens to destroy everything she believes in...The tangled lives of two very different women and their families unfold across two decades of a rapidly changing world:from glass slippers to glass ceilings via Glam Rock, Grease and Greenham Common, Julia and Iris risk all in their search for fulfillment and love. Whatever love means....

Puddin'

Puddin'

  • Author: Julie Murphy
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062418408
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 448
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The irresistible companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dumplin’, soon to be a major motion picture starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston! Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster—and to kiss the boy she’s crushing on. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing that they might have more in common than they ever imagined. A story about unexpected friendship, romance, and Texas-size girl power, this is another winner from Julie Murphy.

One Cornish Summer

One Cornish Summer

  • Author: Liz Fenwick
  • Publisher: Orion
  • ISBN: 9781409162148
  • Category: Cornwall (England : County)
  • Page: 400
  • View: 398
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Against the beauty of Cornwall, a story of two women struggling with their past: one cannot remember hers, the other cannot forget... When Hebe receives a life-changing diagnosis at only 53, she struggles to make sense of what it will mean for her, her job and the man she loves. With memories slipping away by the day, she flees to the one place she has always felt safe and peaceful - Cornwall, and the house her family spent so many summers in. Lucy is having her own crisis, and seizes the chance to follow her aunt to Cornwall. Curious about what has driven Hebe there after so many years, she also has to battle with the secret she has kept since her family's last summer there more than ten years ago. Both women will learn that memories live in our hearts and that sharing secrets can set you free... But can they find their way back to the things that are truly important to them? The perfect escapist read for fans of Rachel Hore, Lucinda Riley and Rosanna Ley. ***** Praise for Liz Fenwick: 'A wonderfully intriguing and compelling story line . . . Together with Liz's usual beautiful evocation of the Cornish scenery this was a brilliant read. I recommend it' Barbara Erskine 'Authentic and compelling, this story of love and betrayal explores some fascinating human relationships against the backdrop of World War II. I loved it' Rosanna Ley 'Liz Fenwick's romantic story of twin sisters in wartime Cornwall is as heartbreaking as it is absorbing. I got so wrapped up in Adele's story that I read it in one day' Kate Riordan 'Brings the reality of war, loss, heartbreak, and ultimately love, to life for the reader, and all of it eloquently written with the sophisticated style and flair that is synonymous with Liz Fenwick' Books Of All Kinds

On a Beautiful Day

On a Beautiful Day

  • Author: Lucy Diamond
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509851070
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Treasure every moment. Life can change in a heartbeat. 'A new Lucy Diamond book is one of the happiest highlights of my calendar' Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Country Escape It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them. For Laura, it’s a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Jo finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface. This is a novel about the startling and unexpected turns life can take. It’s about luck – good and bad – and about finding bravery and resilience when your world is in turmoil. Above all, it’s about friendship, togetherness and hope. Praise for Lucy Diamond: 'A hugely satisfying read' Heat 'Full of emotion and insight - it really makes you think' Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Summer at Sea 'Warm, witty and wise' Daily Mail On a Beautiful Day is an uplifting and inspiring novel from bestselling author Lucy Diamond

The Promise of Home

The Promise of Home

A Mill River Novel

  • Author: Darcie Chan
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 034554157X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Writing in the tradition of Jan Karon and Maeve Binchy, New York Times bestselling author Darcie Chan returns readers to Mill River, the charming town whose residents experience surprises and sorrows, witness acts of goodwill and kindness, embrace family love and friendship—and uncover age-old secrets and heartaches. These days, Mill River, Vermont, is a hive of activity. Karen Cooper bids farewell to her husband, Nick, as he leaves for Saudi Arabia to work as a contractor. But when he goes missing, Karen turns to beloved nonagenarian Father O’Brien for counsel. Kyle Hansen and Claudia Simon blissfully prepare for their wedding—until a new acquaintance threatens their romance. Emily DiSanti, haunted by a tragedy that tore her world apart a decade ago, is renovating the old McAllister mansion, eager to restore its former beauty and to find peace in the intense workload. All these lives—and the lives of others in this small town—move forward, bump up against one another, and intertwine. And when a cache of letters is discovered, a powerful and unexpected secret comes to light—one rooted deeply in the childhood of the longtime priest who has touched the lives of everyone in Mill River. Praise for The Promise of Home “Chan has once again told a mesmerizing tale about how difficult yet beautiful navigating the river of life can be. This author is, quite simply, an amazing storyteller.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance–Star “Difficult to put down . . . [a] celebration of the healing power of community.”—Booklist “Who better to satisfy [summer] reader cravings than Darcie Chan. . . . Read on—and keep turning those pages [until you] find yourself looking forward to Darcie Chan’s next novel. Whew.”—Hudson Valley News “This serene backdrop is the perfect juxtaposition to the internal turmoil of Karen Cooper. Together the townsfolk make a well-rounded novel full of desperation, hope and redemption. This is a beautiful addition to the Mill River series, yet also reads well as a stand-alone novel.”—RT Book Reviews “[A] layered and heartwarming novel that intertwines a number of engaging contemporary storylines and intersperses them with . . . fascinating insights and historical details along the way. A light-handed affirmation of the power of love, faith, and community.”—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Darcie Chan’s The Mill River Redemption “An enchanting storyteller, Chan is one of those rare authors who makes you feel more fully alive.”—Elizabeth Letts, author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion “An engrossing page-turner [with] sympathetic and relatable characters.”—Library Journal Praise for The Mill River Recluse “A heartwarming story.”—Examiner.com “Chan’s sweet novel displays her talent. . . . A comforting book about the random acts of kindness that hold communities together.”—Kirkus Reviews “A real page-turner.”—IndieReader “Chan does an amazing job with pacing while maintaining continuity and weaving universal themes such as friendship, love, new beginnings and overcoming adversities into small town life.”—RT Book Reviews “This debut novel is a genre-breaking thriller with romantic overtones that should appeal to both men and women.”—Huntington News Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Tour

The Tour

  • Author: Jean Grainger
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 9781482385632
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 314
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Every week, Conor O'Shea collects a new group of American visitors from Shannon Airport, from where they embark on a high end tour of the Real Ireland. But this particular tour, with its cast of unintentionally hilarious characters, presents even seasoned tour guide Conor with dilemmas that render him speechless for the first time in his life. Among this eclectic group are Corlene, a gold digging multiple divorcee on the prowl; Patrick, a love starved Boston cop; Dylan, a goth uilleann piper; Dorothy a poisonous college professor who wouldn't spend Christmas; Elliot, a wall street shark who finally shows his true colours. Then there's Ellen, back on Irish soil after so many years after so many years, to discover a truth no-one could ever have guessed at, least of all herself. And that's just a few of the colourful cast. The locals they meet on their journey, - West Brits, passionate musicians, Ukrainian waitresses and Garda high flyers all help to make this a tour no-one will ever forget. And of course, there's Conor O'Shea in the thick of it all, solving problems and mending hearts, but what about his own?