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Secrets at the Last House Before the Sea

Author : Liz Eeles
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From the attic of Driftwood House there are stunning views of the deep green sea and sapphire sky. But Rosie can’t tear her eyes away from the faded photograph in her hands, and the words written on the back that will change everything… Back in the tiny seaside village of Heaven’s Cove after the death of her mother, all Rosie Merchant wants is to hide her tears, rent out her childhood home, and get back to her ‘real’ life, away from the gossiping villagers and wild Devon weather she escaped from years ago. She’s surprised to find a smiling man in hiking boots – local farmer Liam – waiting on the stone doorstep. His kind offer to help clear crumbling, isolated Driftwood House is hard to refuse, and despite Rosie’s determination not to let anyone get close, soon they’re walking and laughing together along the clifftops. As clouds scud across the endless sky and green waves crash against the shore, Rosie is reminded that nowhere is more beautiful than home. Then, up in the attic of Driftwood House, Rosie stumbles across a photo which exposes the heart-stopping truth about how her mother came to live at Driftwood House years ago… and Liam only seems concerned about the implications for his own nearby farm. Did he know this painful secret all along, and should she run from Heaven’s Cove for good? Or will facing up to her devastating family history mean Rosie can finally put down roots in this beautiful place? Get whisked away to the rugged, sweeping Devon coastline in this gripping story about old secrets, learning how to trust, and finding where home is. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Barbara O’Neal and Mary Alice Monroe will adore this gorgeous and uplifting read. Read what everyone’s saying about Secrets at the Last House Before the Sea: ‘Wow, wow, wow!!!! I absolutely loved this book!!!... I was captivated… The tears began flowing before I got to the end of the first chapter… my heart literally broke… wonderful… stunning… kept me hooked until the very last word… Loved, loved, loved it!!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Captivating and heart-warming… A perfect summer read… I was absolutely hooked from page one until 1.30am in the morning when I finished having not been able to put it down.’ Bookworm1986, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Absolutely breathtaking! From the first chapter, I was hooked and loved every moment… truly a beautiful tale… outstanding.’ Cara's Book Boudoir, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Had me gripped and wanting more… I had to tear myself away from reading to head off to work… absolutely loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gorgeous… I was mesmerised… This is a story that keeps you guessing… beautiful… idyllic… fabulous… pure escapism, heart-warming, and left me with a smile on my face.’ Whispering Stories, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Liz Eeles whisked me away… vivid and gorgeous… amazing… exceptional… wonderful… delightful.’ Berit Talks Books ‘Put on the kettle for some tea and grab yourself a scone… because you are going to want to binge read Secrets at the Last House Before the Sea… gripping and emotional page-turner!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A wonderfully addictive read… I read this book in a day and would whole-heartedly recommend it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was a gem of a novel!... Beautiful characters in a beautiful story!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘A charming, cozy, uplifting book… absolutely loved.’ Goodreads reviewer

A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea

Author : Liz Eeles
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High on the clifftops, Lettie takes a deep breath of salty air and opens the letter. There is no signature, and the old-fashioned handwriting is faint against the yellowed paper. The message, and the tiny gold key inside, will turn her life upside down… Lettie Starcross makes her way along the cobbled streets of Heaven’s Cove, clutching a little key and searching for answers about her kind, twinkly-eyed Great Aunt Iris, whom she misses terribly. With no job back home, and no-one in her family understanding how adrift she feels, Lettie wonders if her aunt was lonely just like her – is that why she fled this pretty seaside village years ago and never returned? Staying at Driftwood House where Iris lived, now a cosy B&B, Lettie can almost hear Iris’s laughter on the breeze. And when she locks eyes with brooding fisherman Corey as he’s singing a haunting sea shanty in the local tavern, the sparks that fly between them are a welcome distraction from her grief. But everything changes when Lettie meets Corey’s grandmother. Hearing the name ‘Iris Starcross’, her wrinkled face turns pale. Then she tells Lettie a devastating secret: seventy years ago, a choice Iris made tore apart this tight-knit community. Heartbroken, Lettie questions if she ever really understood her beloved aunt – and if Corey knew about this shocking rift all along. So when her sister calls begging her to come home, Lettie is torn. If she stays to find what the key unlocks, can she discover the truth about what Iris did – and fight for her own fresh start? Or will she be the next Starcross woman to run from Heaven’s Cove forever? An absolutely gorgeous read that will whisk you away to the stunning Devon coast, about family secrets, long-lost love and coming home. Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan. Read what everyone’s saying about A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea: ‘WOW… brilliant… made me laugh, smile and cry… beautifully written… I was absolutely hooked from the beginning.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An excellent read… lots of drama, broken hearts, humour… I read it in one sitting and it was a blast from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was hooked from the outset and read it in one sitting… An absolute dream of a read that is adorable from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Delightful… charming… gives you a nice fuzzy cozy feeling… so beautiful… A perfect heart-warming summer beach or garden read!’ @jasminegalsreadinglog ‘Beautiful… I fell in love… I loved every page!’ Lu Reviews Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a fantastic read. Read in one sitting, loved the story… A jolly good read.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely loved this book!... great, fun read that I enjoyed! I highly recommend this book!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A beautifully written novel full of twists and turns making it hard to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Warm and uplifting… beautiful… filled with drama, tears, and secrets… heart-warming… stole my heart… I thoroughly enjoyed this book… not to be missed!’ Wordsopedia

The Girl at the Last House Before the Sea

Author : Liz Eeles
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The girl stands on the clifftop, feeling the soft breeze lift her shining red hair and dry her tears. She can almost hear Ireland calling her home across the wild sea. But she can never go back. And in that moment, she swears no-one will ever find out why. Freya is desperate for escape from her messy break-up when she’s offered a job caring for elderly Kathleen in the seaside village of Heaven’s Cove. Kathleen’s once-red hair is now a brilliant white, but there’s always laughter in her Irish lilt — until the day Freya finds her weeping, her gaze fixed on Driftwood House, perched on the cliffs above the village. She refuses to say what’s wrong… Kathleen’s son Ryan, quiet with striking emerald eyes, resents that a stranger is caring for his mother. But as Freya presses him for answers on a long walk across a windswept beach, Ryan finally admits that Kathleen breaks down in the same way, on the exact same day every year – never telling anyone what is causing her pain. Finding a photo of Kathleen as a young girl standing outside Driftwood House years before she says she moved to the village, Freya is determined to find the source of Kathleen’s heartache. But as she gets closer to Ryan, and to the sad, forgotten history of the house, Freya is faced with an impossible decision… Should she share this heartbreaking secret with Ryan and risk their chance of happiness together? And will facing the truth bring Kathleen peace in her final years – or will it tear them all apart? An absolutely breath-taking and heartbreaking page-turner about healing old sorrows and finding new joys. Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Barbara O’Neal, and anyone longing to escape to the rugged Devon coast. Read what everyone’s saying about Liz Eeles: ‘Wow, wow, wow!!!! I absolutely loved this book!!!… I was captivated… The tears began flowing before I got to the end of the first chapter… my heart literally broke… wonderful… stunning… kept me hooked until the very last word… Loved, loved, loved it!!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book is AMAZING!… Omgggggggggg!!!!… I genuinely could not, and did not want to put it down at all… I would advise that you switch your phone to silent… ignore EVERYONE around you while you binge read.’ The Writing Garnet, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Captivating and heart-warming… I was absolutely hooked from page one until 1.30am in the morning when I finished having not been able to put it down.’ Bookworm1986, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Had me gripped and wanting more… I had to tear myself away from reading to head off to work… absolutely loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an absolutely brilliant book, it has everything you could possibly want… I fell in love with this book from the very beginning.’ MrsCsHonestBookReviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Words cannot describe how much I adored this novel… I loved every minute… hooks you from the start… I just loved every page… simply brilliant.’ The Cosiest Corner, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gorgeous… I was mesmerised… This is a story that keeps you guessing… beautiful… idyllic… fabulous… pure escapism, heart-warming, and left me with a smile on my face.’ Whispering Stories, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Liz Eeles whisked me away… vivid and gorgeous… amazing… exceptional… wonderful… delightful.’ Berit Talks Books

New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle

Author : Liz Eeles
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Fans of Cathy Bramley, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan will fall in love with the Cosy Kettle café, where slices of lemon meringue pie are served in the sun-dappled garden – and where Callie’s new beginning collides with an old flame… After yet another failed romance, twenty-six-year-old Callie Fulbright is giving up on love. She’s determined to throw all her efforts into her very own, brand-new café: the Cosy Kettle. Serving hot tea, cherry tarts and a welcoming smile to the friendly locals proves to be the perfect distraction, and Callie feels a flush of pride at the fledgling business she’s built. But her new-found confidence is soon put to the test when her gorgeous ex reappears in the quaint little village. She’ll never forget the heartache Noah caused her years ago, but when they bump into each other on the cobbled streets of Honeyford she can’t help but feel a flutter in her chest… As Callie and Noah share laughter and memories, she starts to wonder if this could be her second chance at happiness. But when Callie discovers that someone is mysteriously trying to ruin the café’s reputation… she has an awful suspicion that Noah knows who’s involved. Was she wrong to ever trust him again? And can she find out who’s behind the lies and rumours, before it’s too late for the Cosy Kettle? Readers are falling in love with Callie’s story: ‘Words cannot describe how much I adored this novel… I loved every minute… hooks you from the start… will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy and I just loved every page… simply brilliant.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars ‘The story grabs me from the very first page… wonderful!… reading about the cups of coffee and plates of lemon drizzle cakes made my taste buds tingle!... I found myself laughing all the way through! It is a definite page turner and I literally could not put it down once I started it!... a delight to read… Fabulous!! Highly recommended!’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘I absolutely adored this beautiful book… completely delightful… will warm your heart and leave you smiling from ear to ear. Highly recommend to all.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘What an absolutely brilliant book, it has everything you could possibly want… I fell in love with this book from the very beginning… heart-warming and totally laugh-out-loud funny… you can’t help smiling when you’re reading it.’ MrsCsHonestBookReviews, 5 stars ‘It is such a charming story!! It brings warm fuzzy feelings and tugs at your heart strings with stories of love and family… It also makes you chuckle a lot… hilarious… a fantastic read and I would definitely recommend it!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Completely delightful story that crept up alongside me and enveloped me with a huge hug… gave me a warm fuzzy feeling.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘My goodness… Lovely, warm, comforting and just what I needed… everything I could have asked for and more. I was laughing, sighing contentedly and hoping for Callie's happily ever after.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Warm and cosy… wonderful… A really enjoyable read – with a cup of tea and a piece of cake, this will be a fab weekend read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘What a lovely story! It has romance, books, cakes and a whole cast of eccentric supporting characters…. If you love Cathy Bramley, I'd recommend you pick this up straight away!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Amazing light hearted romance read!’ Bookish Bibliophile

A Christmas Wish and a Cranberry Kiss at the Cosy Kettle

Author : Liz Eeles
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Fans of Milly Johnson and Phillipa Ashley, the Cosy Kettle café is waiting for you to find a comfy spot by the fire and snuggle up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Amidst the twinkling lights and falling snowflakes, Becca has a wish to make this Christmas… Running from heartbreak, twenty-five-year-old Becca has moved to the cosy village of Honeyford. Living with her best friend Zac in a little stone cottage, and serving mince pies and steaming gingerbread lattes at the Cosy Kettle, is the perfect escape from her past. But starting over isn’t always plain sailing, and Becca’s shyness is holding her back from making her mark on the café. To make matters worse, her crush on blond-haired, blue-eyed local heartthrob Logan gets stronger by the day – but he can barely remember her name. So as the snow starts to fall in Honeyford, Becca has one big Christmas wish: to completely reinvent herself. Becca dreams of bringing the Cosy Kettle success and finding romance with Logan under the mistletoe. As she gets a makeover, cosies up to Logan over mulled wine and plans the most festive celebration the café has ever seen, Becca wonders why she waited so long to step out of her comfort zone… Zac, on the other hand, thought she was perfect before – always caring for others – and he misses the quirky girl with the bright blue hair. When Logan turns out to not be all he seems, Becca is left wondering if he’s really the one for her. With her party plans also going awry, can Becca save her beloved Cosy Kettle in time for Christmas? And has the key to her happiness been in front of her all along? Readers adore A Christmas Wish and a Cranberry Kiss at the Cosy Kettle: ‘What an absolute treat A Christmas Wish and a Cranberry Kiss is!! I fell completely in love within a matter of pages and wound up devouring it in one sitting… an enchanting, festive, funny and warm-hearted read… had me laughing out loud… I’ve found a new slice of heaven to escape to on a cozy evening by the fire… honestly cannot recommend it enough.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The storyline was very festive and wonderfully written! I was hooked from the very first page and once started I just couldn’t put it down!... Full of Christmas cheer, tinsel and mince pies, this book is perfect for reading over Christmas!!... leaves you with a big Christmas smile on your face… Would highly recommend!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I cannot help adoring this book… the witty, vibrant writing sprinkled with humor and the quirky banter had me glued to the pages… I literally could not stop reading once I picked it up… a beautiful, heart-warming story… an incredibly adorable, fun, glorious read perfect for this time of year… Get ready to soak yourself in the warm, festive vibes.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Reading A Christmas Wish & A Cranberry Kiss At The Cosy Kettle became an addiction… I just didn't want the book to end… brilliantly written… left me with a smile at the end and I felt as though I had had a hug from a mug of hot chocolate, which left me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside… a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.’ Ginger Book Geek, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was enchanted from the first few pages, and just didn't want to be parted from the book until the end… the sort of book that would warm your heart… Another wonderful book from Liz Eeles.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is probably the best Christmas romance I’ve read this season… charming.’ Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored ‘I absolutely adored this in all its festive glory! It’s original, unique and downright witty. Definitely brought a cheery smile to my face. 5/5 stars.’ WildFlower Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Summer Escape and Strawberry Cake at the Cosy Kettle

Author : Liz Eeles
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‘This book is AMAZING!... Omgggggggggg!!!! What a SCRUMPTIOUS read!!... I genuinely could not, and did not want to put it down at all… I would advise that you switch your phone to silent, grab a ginormous slice of cake and ignore EVERYONE around you while you binge read…’ The Writing Garnet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Cosy Kettle café is the perfect place to escape this summer, for fans of Cathy Bramley, Jenny Colgan and Debbie Johnson. Guests can tuck in to fruit puddings and strawberry-studded ice cream, but for Flora, the warm summer breeze is blowing in big changes… When Flora finds out about her husband’s secret fling, she escapes to the one place she feels safe: her beloved café, the Cosy Kettle, in the charming village of Honeyford. Serving up cream teas to her café regulars is the perfect way to soothe her broken heart, and although she’s never lived in the area, the little community welcome her with open arms. She’s soon lodging with local eccentric Luna in her remote and beautiful Starlight Cottage, snuggled between rolling green hills. Luna’s handsome son Daniel lost his wife several years ago, and as Flora gets to know him, sharing walks through the blossom-scented woods, they both slowly begin to heal… and she realises that behind Daniel’s quiet exterior, there’s a passionate nature that makes her forget all about her ex-husband. As she settles into her new life, hosting a baking competition for the village’s summer celebration seems like a great idea… but with Daniel’s mysterious silences leading Flora to believe he’s hiding secrets, she can’t help but wonder if she can really trust him. And when the race to bake the perfect Victoria sponge stirs up old rivalries between locals, Flora starts to feel like she’s bitten off more than she can chew. After her new start, will Flora ever truly belong in Honeyford? And, this summer, can she risk opening up her heart again? Readers are loving A Summer Escape and Strawberry Cake at the Cosy Kettle: ‘Love love love this book so much! It's absolutely incredible… anyone who is a fan of a lovely heartwarming book, should definitely read this!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Oh my heart… a must read… I am absolutely blown away with how much I loved and enjoyed it…. A well deserved five stars… Highly recommend. I actually devoured most of this book in a day, I couldn’t put it down.’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars ‘This is bloody fantastic!!... I completely and utterly fell in love with this story… one of those that you can’t put down… fantastic… will give you all the feels and will have you laughing out loud… the perfect book to read on a summers evening… Absolutely 100% recommended by me!!’ Curled Up with a Good Book, 5 stars ‘Funny, heart-warming and totally addictive, I just couldn't put it down… an absolutely smashing book.’ Mrs C’s Honest Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Loved the book!!... delightful… Definitely recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘This story was a fabulous feel good read, with a little bit of mystery, some romance and plenty of laughs to keep you going right from the beginning to the end! I loved it and once started, couldn’t put it down!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘I have fallen in love… I adored this book… I rate this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and highly recommend it to all who are looking for a summer escape.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I loved this book… brilliant characters… a page turner from the start… warm, charming and laugh out loud funny. A thoroughly enjoyable story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A fabulous, feel-good book filled with yummy food, fantastic characters, a cafe that I desperately want I visit and a storyline that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This is a perfect place to escape on a sunny summers day… so many funny parts, I laughed all the way through… a definite page turner and I loved it. I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer

Secrets of the Sea House

Author : Elisabeth Gifford
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Ruth and her husband move into a dilapidated old vicarage on a stunning island in the Outer Hebrides and set about turning the unloved house into a family home. Ruth's much-needed stability is threatened when they discover the remains of a baby buried beneath the house, its legs fused together into one limb - a mermaid child. When Ruth researches the history of the house, she uncovers the heart-breaking story of Reverend Alexander Ferguson, an amateur evolutionary scientist.

The Last House Guest

Author : Megan Miranda
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**A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller** “Once again, Megan Miranda has crafted the perfect summer thriller.” —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied The summer after a wealthy young summer guest dies under suspicious circumstances, her best friend lives under a cloud of grief and suspicion in this “clever, stylish mystery that will seize readers like a riptide” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) featuring “dizzying plot twists and multiple surprise endings” (The New York Times Book Review). Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors. Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie’s brother, Parker, who blame her. Someone knows more than they’re saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name, before the facts get twisted against her. Another thrilling novel from the bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger, Megan Miranda’s The Last House Guest is a smart, twisty read with a strong female protagonist determined to make her own way in the world. “A riveting read…from master of suspense, Megan Miranda,” (Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl) The Last House Guest is a smart, twisty read that brilliantly explores the elusive nature of memory and the complexities of female friendships.

The Secret of the Glass

Author : Donna Russo Morin
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The Murano glassmakers of Venice are celebrated and revered. But now three are dead, killed for attempting to leave the city that both prized their work and kept them prisoner. For in this, the 17th century, the secret of their craft must, by law, never leave Venetian shores. Yet there is someone who keeps the secret while defying tradition. She is Sophia Fiolario, and she, too, is a glassmaker. Her crime is being a woman. . . Sophia is well aware that her family would be crushed by scandal if the truth of her knowledge and skill with glass were revealed. But there has never been any threat. . .until now. A wealthy nobleman with strong connections to the powerful Doge has requested her hand in marriage, and her refusal could draw dangerous attention. Yet having to accept and cease her art would devastate her. If there is an escape, Sophia intends to find it. Now, between creating precious glass parts for one of Professor Galileo Galilei's astonishing inventions and attending lavish parties at the Doge's Palace, Sophia is crossing paths with very influential people--including one who could change her life forever. But in Venice, every secret has its price. And Sophia must decide how much she is willing to pay. Praise for Donna Russo Morin's The Courtier's Secret "As opulent and sparkling as Louis XIV's court and as filled with intrigue, passion and excitement as a novel by Dumas. . .a feast for the senses." --Romantic Times (4 stars) "Vivid, delightful, spirited. . .a page-turner as smooth as fine cognac." –Steven Manchester, author of The Unexpected Storm "A wonderfully spun gem of a story." --Armchair Reviews Reading Group Guide Inside

Last House Officer

Author : Gwyn Williams
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The story of Owen Morgan, a junior doctor trying to find his feet in the modern NHS. Unfortunately he is peculiarly ill-equipped to survive the demands of the ever changing world of hospital medicine, his feisty Indian wife, his two sons and their tumultuous home life.

A Cornish Summer

Author : Catherine Alliott
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ESCAPE TO THE CORNISH COAST IN THIS DELIGHTFULLY HEARTWARMING SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'THE PERFECT SUMMER READ' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'Beautifully describes Cornwall and whisks you away to sunny beaches' 5***** Reader Review Flora's been in love with her husband for twenty years. The trouble is, he's been married to someone else for the past fifteen . . . A summer on Cornwall's sandy beaches sounds like the perfect getaway. Except Flora finds she'll be spending it with her former scheming mother-in-law, ex-husband and his new wife . . . Can she survive the summer playing happy families? Could a holiday romance help her finally get over her him? And will stumbling on the family secret change her mind about them all? If you like Fern Britton, Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell, you'll love this irresistible summer read from the bestselling author of About Last Night and Wish You Were Here. _________ THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'Yet another fabulous book, packed with glamour, delicious characters and myriad family complications!' JILL MANSELL 'I LOVE it. Catherine's writing is so warm, funny and heartfelt' CATHY KELLY 'Catherine Alliott's books are always a delight and this one's no exception' CAROLE MATTHEWS 'An absolute joy to read' 5***** Reader Review 'The perfect feel-good escapist novel' 5**** Reader Review

The House in the Cerulean Sea

Author : TJ Klune
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Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s breakout contemporary fantasy Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light. The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours. "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." —Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless

The Secret Island of Edgar Dewitt

Author : Ferrill Gibbs
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One day while exploring the woods behind his new house, Edgar discovers something mysterious: an old abandoned cabin. But the real magic happens when he finds something even more magnificent inside the cabin itself: a dark and ominous hole. After studying the hole for a few days, Edgar musters his courage and jumps in feet first. It takes him straight through the center of the earth to a tiny island in the middle of the Indian ocean, and Edgar knows he's stumbled upon something ancient. Something secret--a seemingly impossible way to journey to the other side of the world.

The House at Magpie Cove

Author : Kennedy Kerr
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The Cornish beach house creaked in the salty sea wind and, from the weathered wooden porch, Mara watched a lone magpie circle above. It was silly to think that it somehow represented her mother’s spirit, but she had the feeling that her mother was with her, somehow. That she still hadn’t moved on: there was something keeping her here. A secret that needed to be told. When Mara Hughes inherits her late mother’s tumbledown beach house overlooking the bright, sandy sweep of Magpie Cove, it couldn’t have come at a worse time. With her marriage on the rocks and her husband threatening to take the family home, the beach house – with all the bittersweet memories it holds – might be the thing that finally sends Mara’s world crashing down around her. She tells herself she’ll only spend a few days there: sell it and move on to figuring out how to rebuild her life. When Mara arrives, the house is in a worse state than she feared – holes in the bedroom ceiling, birds’ nests in the attic and the beautiful, wrap-around porch on the brink of collapse… but she loves it anyway. With all its history it feels like the last link to her late mother and, determined to do whatever it takes to keep it in the family, Mara strikes a deal with local handyman – and town heartthrob – Brian Oakley to save the crumbling cottage from ruin. But when a box of unopened old letters arrives on her new doorstep – a bequest from her mother’s will – Mara’s resolves to save the beach house will be tested to the limit. Because Mara’s mother’s perfect childhood in Magpie Cove was forever spoiled by one haunting day in July, and the letters contain a secret about her family that Mara can scarcely believe to be true… A story of secrets, family and forgiveness, this heartfelt summer read is perfect for fans of Pamela Kelley, The Hideaway and Liz Fenwick. What readers are saying about The House at Magpie Cove: ‘I loved this book. Read in a night. Brilliant… All the secrets Mara's mother had made a great story. A must read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Totally transported to the windswept shores of Cornwall for the most intriguing read… this book was full of fabulous surprises, I cannot praise it enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A delightful story about new beginnings and healing.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Had trouble putting it down… Would highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I really enjoyed this book. I loved the setting. Set in Cornwall… It’s such a good page turner… it’s definitely a book that will have its readers captivated.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

The Secrets of Wishtide

Author : Kate Saunders
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From the bestselling, award-winning novelist Kate Saunders comes the first in 'The Laetitia Rodd Mysteries', six novels featuring a Victorian lady detective, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, M. C. Beaton and Grantchester 'A Dickensian glow pervades this immensely satisfying novel. Hugely enjoyable' James Runcie, author of 'The Grantchester Mysteries' Mrs Laetitia Rodd is the impoverished widow of an Archdeacon, living modestly in Hampstead with her landlady Mrs Bentley. She is also a private detective of the utmost discretion. In winter 1850, her brother Frederick, a criminal barrister, introduces her to Sir James Calderstone, a wealthy and powerful industrialist who asks Mrs Rodd to investigate the background of an 'unsuitable' woman his son intends to marry – a match he is determined to prevent. In the guise of governess, she travels to the family seat, Wishtide, deep in the frozen Lincolnshire countryside, where she soon discovers that the Calderstones have more to hide than most. As their secrets unfold, the case takes an unpleasant turn when a man is found dead outside a tavern. Mrs Rodd's keen eyes and astute wits are taxed as never before in her search for the truth – which carries her from elite drawing rooms to London's notorious inns and its steaming laundry houses. Dickensian in its scope and characters, The Secrets of Wishtide brings nineteenth-century society vividly to life and illuminates the effect of Victorian morality on women's lives. Introducing an irresistible new detective, the first book in the Laetitia Rodd Mystery series will enthral and delight.

The Secret Magdalene

Author : Ki Longfellow
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Raised like sisters, Mariamne and Salome are indulged with riches, position, and learning-a rare thing for females in Jerusalem. But Mariamne has a further gift: an illness has left her with visions; she has the power of prophecy. It is her prophesying that drives the two girls to flee to Egypt, where they study philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy in the Great Library of Alexandria. After seven years they return to a Judaea where many now believe John the Baptizer is the messiah. Salome too begins to believe, but Mariamne, now called Magdalene, is drawn to his cousin, Yeshu’a, a man touched by the divine in the same way she was during her days of illness. Together they speak of sharing their direct experience of God; but Yeshu’a unexpectedly gains a reputation as a healer, and as the ill and the troubled flock to him, he and Magdalene are forced to make a terrible decision. This radical retelling of the greatest story ever told brings Mary Magdalene to life-not as a prostitute or demon-possessed-but as an educated woman who was truly the “apostle to the apostles.”

Parliamentary Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Secret Lovers

Author : Shelley Munro
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Friends… A teeny-tiny crush. Maggie Drummond has one on close friend Connor Grey. Such a pity he prefers leggy blondes when she has deep brown hair and determined curves. Then, there is her newfound pursuit in kinky—no, more adventurous, out of norm sex. Nothing too bad, you understand. It was reading the steamy romance that sent her on a jaunt down Spanking Avenue and now she’s set up an anonymous blog to explore her interest. Perhaps it’s best if she sticks with current boyfriend Greg and asks him to spank her…even if Connor pops into her fantasies like a seductive magical genie. Friends with benefits… The recent changes in Maggie don’t escape Connor’s notice. Now that her boyfriend has dropped her, and luck has gifted him with inside knowledge, he can finally—carefully—make his move. But, given his family history, laying a hand on any woman, even in fun, is a line he’s reluctant to cross. As Maggie gives in to the temptation to let Connor add spicy sin to her life, she finds herself juggling lies, half-truths, friendship and sensual delights. Her job is in jeopardy—and she’s falling in love. Exploring her fantasy is one thing, but she’s beginning to question if indulging her own pleasure is worth the cost to everyone around her. Warning: Contains a girl-next-door with spanking on her mind and a sexy rugby player who sees past her shyness and insecurities to the sensual possibilities beyond. Keywords: steamy romance, free contemporary romance, friends to lovers, New Zealand set romance,

Das Lied des Blutes

Author : Anthony Ryan
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The House by the Sea

Author : Louise Douglas
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*The Top 10 Bestseller* 'A tender, heart-breaking, page-turning read' Rachel Hore 'The perfect combination of page-turning thriller and deeply emotional family story. Superb.’ Nicola Cornick The new chilling and captivating novel from the bestselling author of Richard & Judy pick The Secrets Between Us. When Edie’s mother-in-law, Anna DeLuca, dies, she is relieved. Edie blames Anna for the accident that destroyed her family. So, when her will lures Edie to Sicily and the long-abandoned Villa della Madonna del Mare, she sees through Anna’s games. Suspecting Anna is meddling from beyond the grave to try to reunite her and her ex-husband Joe, Edie is determined to leave Italy as soon as possible. But before she can, the villa starts to shed its mysterious secrets. Who are the girls beside Anna in her childhood photos, and why has one of them been scratched out? Why does someone, or something, want them to leave the past untouched? The villa is a place where old ghosts feel at home, but does their legacy need to be laid to rest before Edie and Joe can move on... Bestselling author Louise Douglas returns with a captivating, chilling and unforgettable tale of betrayal, jealousy and the mysteries hidden in every family history. Praise for Louise Douglas: ‘Kept me guessing until the last few pages and the explosive ending took my breath away.' C.L. Taylor, author of The Accident on Your Beautiful Lies ‘Beautifully written, chillingly atmospheric and utterly compelling, The Secret by the Lake is Louise Douglas at her brilliant best’ Tammy Cohen, author of The Broken ‘A master of her craft, Louise Douglas ratchets up the tension in this haunting and exquisitely written tale of buried secrets and past tragedy.’ Amanda Jennings, author of Sworn Secret ‘A clammy, atmospheric and suspenseful novel, it builds in tension all the way through to the startling final pages.’ Sunday Express, S Magazine What readers are saying about The House By The Sea: 'The House by the Sea is a new favorite book of mine! I adored the heck out of this book and I'm so glad I read it' 'This book entirely consumed me from its opening pages until I reluctantly reached the final page.' 'I really loved this book – it’s an enthralling story, haunting in its every detail, so beautifully written. The character development is quite exceptional – and the whole book had an unforgettable impact. Highly, highly recommended.' 'Beautifully written tale filled with suspense and intrigue. Louise Douglas always gets the thumbs up from me.' 'Definite page turner! Well written with a good use of vocabulary. Kept me on the edge of my seat.' 'Douglas is a master storyteller and really kept my attention from the start. I enjoyed the mysterious component and the suspenseful romance in the story. I highly recommend this book.' 'Beautifully written, I was transported to Sicily and swept up in the story of Edie and Joe'