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  • Juliet Ashton Collection - 3 Books

    Juliet Ashton

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    Juliet Ashton's feel-good novels are perfect for fans of Penny Parkes, Katie Fforde and David Nicholls.

    These Days of Ours follows cousins and best friends Kate and Becca as they grow up together and marry their childhood sweethearts. But love doesn't always follow the path you expect...

    The Woman at Number 24 is a warm, witty and wonderful read about a group of residents and their loves and lives; while The Sunday Lunch Club finds Anna coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of 40 - as well as dealing with her family's various issues.
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  • Jill Mansell Collection - 3 Books

    Jill Mansell

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    Warm and witty tales of love, lust and families...

    In Nadia Knows Best, Nadia Kinsella and Jay Tiernan find themselves trapped in a remote Cotswold pub during adverse weather conditions. Nadia is tempted to make a move, but she's already met 'The One' (her childhood sweetheart, Laurie) and is keen to avoid doing something she may later regret...

    Thinking of You is a romantic read about a single mum with a severe case of empty nest syndrome following her daughter starting university; and In Rumour Has It, newly single Tilly Cole isn't looking for love but bad boy Jack Lucas has his eyes set on her...

    For fans of authors like Cathy Kelly, Lucy Diamond, Marian Keyes
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  • Celia Imrie Collection - 3 Books

    Celia Imrie

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    Popular actress Celia Imrie writes charming novels that are bursting with optimism and positivity. These fun and frolic-frilled reads offer perfect escapism.

    Her debut Not Quite Nice follows Theresa as she's forced into early retirement and relocates to a picture-perfect town just outside Nice. She soon makes friends with a group of expats but then skeletons start to fall out of closets...

    Nice Work (If You Can Get It) is a witty and charming story that finds former actress Sally entertaining unexpected visitors from her past during the Cannes film festivals; and Sail Away is an irresistibly indulgent novel about two women and their escapades on board an Atlantic cruise ship...

    For fans of authors like: Santa Montefiore, Erica James, Liz Fenwick
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  • Maureen Lee Collection - 8 Books

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    This collection contains eight powerful and compelling novels, all set in Liverpool, from acclaimed saga writer Maureen Lee. These stories are powerful, heartfelt and sure to leave you spellbound.

    Full of unforgettable characters, these rich stories contain everything from a journey to the past which includes a lost lover and secret child to a chance meeting with momentous repercussions.

    For fans of: Dilly Court, Lyn Andrews, Josephine Cox
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  • Penny Parkes Collection - 3 Books

    Penny Parkes

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    James Herriot meets House in Penny Parkes' frothy and feel-good reads about Larkford's GP Practice. These heart-warming books will delight fans of Katie Fforde, Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell.

    Out of Practice, the first book in the series, introduces the successful GP Holly Graham who relocates to the village with her family as she looks for a more peaceful life. However, her 2-year-old twins are troublesome and her marriage is in tatters... Meanwhile, her new colleagues all have issues of their own - and Holly is distracted from her troubles at home by the delectable Dr Taffy Jones.

    Elsie Townsend - a resident celebrity and feisty patient in her 80s - is Holly's favourite patient. She's full of advice and stories that Holly can heed when the Practice is suddenly put under the threat of imminent closure.
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    The Man Who Didn't Call

    Rosie Walsh

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    Rosie Walsh's debut novel The Man Who Didn't Call is a charming summer read that finds a whirlwind romance ending in mysterious circumstances...

    Sarah and Eddie enjoy seven perfect days together and fall in love. She's so sure about that but then he leaves for a holiday and promises to call from the airport. This call never comes...

    Sarah's friends tell her to forget all about Eddie, but she knows they're wrong. There has to be a reason for his disappearance. But what if this reason is the one thing they didn't share? The truth...
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  • Diane Chamberlain Collection - 3 Books

    Diane Chamberlain

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    Three stand-alone novels from Diane Chamberlain, a talented author whose work interweaves various important themes. They will appeal to readers who enjoy the likes of Jodi Picoult, Dorothy Koomson and Adele Parks.

    Pretending to Dance focuses on Molly Arnette, a woman who is very good at keeping secrets. She's trying to adopt a baby with her husband but is very worried that her past may come back to haunt her and ruin both her chances of adoption and marriage. While growing up in North Carolina, Molly ran away from home following a horrific event that left her unable to trust anyone...

    Fire and Rain takes place in Valle Rosa, a small town in Southern California that is under destruction from deadly wildfires. When a handsome stranger calling himself Jeff Cabrio strolls into town claiming he'll be able to make it rain, he turns more than a few heads. Struggling journalist Carmen Perez thinks he might be the catalyst to revitalising her career, former Major League baseball pitcher Chris Garrett has the chance to come to terms with his career's demise and sculptress Mia Tanner unearths old wounds and new loves. All three of their lives soon become entwined and they all have to face up to the ghosts of their past.

    Secret Lives follows the disillusioned actress Eden Riley as she returns to her mother's childhood home in rural Virginia. She is full of questions about her mother, who died when she was very young and on her quest for answers, she forms a bond with Ben Alexander, an archaeologist and friend of her uncle. However, Ben has a number of demons and carries a secret that might threaten the new couple's happiness.

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  • The Last Secret of the Deverills

    Santa Montefiore

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    Santa Montefiore concludes her bestselling series with The Last Secret of the Deverills. Presented here in hardback, it's a fitting end with plenty of romance and drama to behold.

    It's 1939 and peace has flourished since the Great War ended. The Deverill family has gone through some huge changes and a new generation is waiting in the wings. Martha Wallace came over from America to find her birth mother in Dublin, but ended up falling for JP - and she's just found out her mother comes from the same area.

    Meanwhile Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is planning on making the castle she used to work in her home. Her husband, Cesare, has other ideas. As he starts to stray, their friends begin to wonder if he is really who he is claiming to be... Kitty has come to terms with where she is now but then the love of her life walks right back into it.
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    Elizabeth Jane Howard Collection - 5 Books

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    This impeccable collection contains five novels by Elizabeth Jane Howard, the bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles and all the novels are funny yet touching.

    After Julius follows a family who have been brought back together, but they're finding it hard not to fall apart. Julius died 20 years ago but his last heroic action is still leaving a huge impact; Mr Wrong is a collection of short stories about dysfunctional families; and Odd Girl Out takes an eagle-eyed look at a destructive marriage.

    Something in Disguise is a witty account of a post-war family who are on the cusp of change and facing a crisis; and Getting It Right is a touching comedy about a sensitive hairdresser who tries to start living life 'right' at the age of 31.
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    Fanny Blake Collection - 3 Books

    Fanny Blake

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    Three stand-alone novels from Fanny Blake; an author who specialises in heartfelt and thought-provoking fiction inspired by family relationships and later-life love affairs.

    The Secrets Women Keep asks how well we know the ones we love when Rose receives a surprising text; Our Summer Together will have you smiling when Caro forms a bond with a younger man shortly after her husband walks out on her; and An Italian Summer is as story about friendship, family secrets and second chances, all set against the glamorous backdrop of southern Italy.

    For fans of authors like: Adele Parks, Penny Vicenzi, Marian Keyes

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    Two Steps Forward

    Graeme Simsion

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    The Rosie Project author Graeme Simsion and his wife Anne Buist tell the heart-warming and inspiring story of how two middle-aged misfits walked 2,000km along the pilgrims' way in Spain to find themselves - and perhaps something to cherish with each other in Two Steps Forward.

    This contemporary novel has already been earmarked for a film adaptation by Ellen DeGeneres' production company and follows occasional artist Zoe (from California) and Yorkshire engineer Martin as they end up in Cluny in central France. Zoe is grieving for her late husband while Martin is in the midst of a messy divorce. They both decide to clear their heads by following in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked for centuries from Cluny to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Will fate bring them together?

    Told in alternating chapters, this is a novel full of important physical, psychological and spiritual themes - including working out where you are going in life...
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  • T A Williams Collection - 3 Books

    T A Williams

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    Three escapist novels from T.A. Williams for you to pack away in your suitcase this summer. They will leave you beaming from ear to ear as you follow the loves and lives of three different women in gorgeous locations.

    Dreaming of Florence follows Debbie Waterson as she bumps into a handsome Italian doctor and makes plans to visit Florence before reality hits; Dreaming of St Tropez finds recently unemployed Jess Milton being given the opportunity to dog-sit Brutus amidst a playground of billionaires in the sizzling sun; and Dreaming of Venice has Penny finding love, friendship and Prosecco in the Floating City.

    For fans of authors like Jenny Oliver, Cathy Kelly, Erica James
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  • An Unsuitable Match

    Joanna Trollope

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    Joanna Trollope's An Unsuitable Match is a wonderfully optimistic novel that expertly tackles a range of important subjects including love, family and second chances.

    Rose Woodrowe and Tyler Masson are head-over-heels in love, but after previous marriages their five grown-up children are not entirely happy about this... Her daughter Rose still remembers the pain of her parents divorce, while the twins Emmy and Nat don't trust Tyler. Tyler's children are equally unsure: Seth is too busy running his bakery in San Francisco to get to know Rose and Mallory is wrestling with some childhood issues.

    Rose and Tyler have to make a decision. Who should they listen to and who should they try to please and will they ever be truly happy if they spend all their time trying to please others?
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  • A New Map of Love

    Abi Oliver

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    George Baxter is perfectly comfortable and content in his life and has no problem with the predictable way things were going. But then Win, his wife of 26 years, dies.

    With his loyal dog Monty by his side, George throws himself into his work as an antiques dealer. His business resides right in the heart of his village and he gets to meet all sorts of characters. But then local widow Sylvia Newsome steps into his life and he begins to imagine a new future...

    However, there are more revelations to come and over the course of an English summer, George uncovers some startling mysteries from his past that may well affect his future.

    Abi Oliver's debut novel, A New Map of Love is a startling read that will lift your spirits and break your heart. Presented here in hardback, it's funny and tender and will appeal to those who enjoyed A Man Called Ove and The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.
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  • Still Me

    Jojo Moyes

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    Shortlisted for a National Book Award, Still Me is the third Lou Clark novel following the number one international bestsellers Me Before You and After You from Jojo Moyes.

    Lou Clark knows too many things. She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him.

    What Lou doesn't know is she's about to meet someone who's going to turn her whole life upside down. Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it'll hurt.
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  • A Cornish Summer

    Catherine Alliott

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    **PRE-ORDER NOW - the hilarious new romantic comedy from the Number One bestselling author of About Last Night and Wish You Were Here** 'Oh how I enjoyed this! Yet another fabulous book, packed with glamour, delicious characters and myriad family complications!' Jill Mansell, bestselling author of This Could Change Everything __________ 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 . . . Now she's been invited to spend the summer in the shady lanes and sandy coves of Cornwall. It should be blissful. There's just one small snag: she'll be staying with her former mother-in-law, Belinda. And Flora discovers she's not the only one invited when her ex-husband shows up out of the blue, complete with his new wife. So now there are two small snags. Can Flora spend the summer playing happy families with the woman who stole her husband's heart, and the mother-in-law who might have had a hand in it? Or will stumbling on the family secret change her mind about them all? If you like Fern Britton, Katie Fforde and Sophie Kinsella, you'll love this heartwarming read. . . 'I LOVE it. Catherine's writing is so warm, funny and heartfelt and no matter what's going on in your own world, you can curl up in Catherine's and feel her warmth like summer sun' Cathy Kelly 'I've loved Catherine Alliott books since the first one. They're always a delight and this one's no exception' Carole Matthews 'A magical mix of wit, warmth and poignancy' Trisha Ashley, bestselling author of The House of Hopes and Dreams Praise for Catherine Alliott: 'Warm, witty and wise' Daily Mail 'Intelligent and sparkling' Marian Keyes 'Hilarious yet poignant' Sophie Kinsella
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  • Every Breath

    Nicholas Sparks

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    There are times when destiny and love collide. This story is one of them. From the number one bestselling author of The Notebook and Two by Two comes an unforgettable tale of enduring love . . . Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. After six years with her boyfriend, she is no longer sure what she wants, and when her father becomes ill she heads to her family's cottage at Sunset Beach in North Carolina to make some difficult decisions. Tru Walls has been summoned across an ocean from where he was born and raised in Zimbabwe by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. In journeying to Sunset Beach, Tru hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding his mother's life, but the letter will lead him in an unexpected direction. When these two strangers' paths cross, their chance encounter sets in motion a heart-breaking story - one that will transcend decades, continents and the workings of fate. 'A new Nicholas Sparks novel is a major event . . . [Every Breath] is deeply moving and I was captivated . . . fans are going to adore this latest, beautifully written tale' Daily Mail '[Every Breath is a] powerful read that tugs at the heartstrings' OK! Magazine Praise for multi-million-copy bestseller phenomenon, Nicholas Sparks: 'When it comes to tales about love, Nicholas Sparks is one of the undisputed kings' Heat 'An absorbing page-turner' Daily Mail 'A fiercely romantic and touching tale' Heat on The Longest Ride 'An A-grade romantic read' OK! on Safe Haven 'This one won't leave a dry eye' Daily Mirror on The Lucky One
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  • A Vintage Summer

    Cathy Bramley

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    A Vintage Summer is a sparkling summer story full of surprises that will delight fans of Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson.

    London has not been kind to Lottie Allbright, so she packs up and moves back home - but finds her family in disarray. Needing a place to stay, she takes up the offer of a live-in job managing a local vineyard.

    Butterworth Wines in the Derbyshire hills has always been run on love but a tragic death has left everyone at a loss. Widow Betsy tries to keep things afloat but is harbouring a debilitating secret. Lottie is determined to save the business but she soon discovers something that will turn her summer upside down.
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  • Summer at the Cornish Cafe

    Phillipa Ashley

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    One summer can change everything ...Recommended for readers who loved Summer at Shell Cottage, The Cornish House, Tremarnock and Poldark. "Warm and funny and feel-good. The best sort of holiday read." Katie Fforde "Filled with warm and likeable characters. Great fun!" Jill Mansell Demi doesn't expect her summer in Cornwall to hold anything out of the ordinary. As a waitress, working all hours to make ends meet, washing dishes and serving ice creams seems to be as exciting as the holiday season is about to get. That's until she meets Cal Penwith. An outsider, like herself, Cal is persuaded to let Demi help him renovate his holiday resort, Kilhallon Park. Set above an idyllic Cornish cove, the once popular destination for tourists has now gone to rack and ruin. During the course of the Cornish summer, Demi makes new friends - and foes - as she helps the dashing and often infuriating Cal in his quest. Working side by side, the pair grow close, but Cal has complications in his past which make Demi wonder if he could ever truly be interested in her. Demi realises that she has finally found a place she can call home. But as the summer draws to a close, and Demi's own reputation as an up and coming cafe owner starts to spread, she is faced with a tough decision ...A gorgeous story exploring new beginnings, new love and new opportunities, set against the stunning background of the Cornish coast. Phillipa Ashley has written a feisty, compelling heroine who leaps off the page and encourages you to live your summer to the full. Recommended for readers who loved Summer at Shell Cottage, The Cornish House, Tremarnock and Poldark.
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  • Happiness for Beginners

    Carole Matthews

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    ******** There's laughter, tears and a huge amount of love in HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS The new book from BESTSELLING and BELOVED Carole Matthews. 'You can't do better than to sink into Happiness for Beginners' KATIE FFORDE 'Fun, fantastic and brimming with Matthews magic' MILLY JOHNSON 'An irresistibly warm-hearted story' TRISHA ASHLEY 'Warm, witty and hopeful - I was charmed' SARAH MORGAN 'The queen of funny, feel good fiction' MIKE GAYLE ******** Molly Baker is living her best life. Thirty-eight years old, she lives on the twenty-five-acre Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by (mostly) four-legged friends and rolling hills. There's Anthony the anti-social sheep, Tina Turner the alpaca with attitude, and the definitely-not-miniature pig, Teacup. Molly runs the farm as an alternative school for kids who haven't thrived in mainstream education. It's full on, but she wouldn't have it any other way. So when the well-groomed Shelby Dacre turns up at Hope Farm asking to enrol his son Lucas, Molly isn't fazed. But Lucas is distant and soon Molly realises he might be more of a handful than she anticipated. And then there's the added problem that his dad is distractingly handsome. Molly has her beloved farm to think of - could letting Lucas and Shelby in be a terrible mistake, or the start of something wonderful? An absolute must-read from the queen of romance Carole Matthews, Molly's story will make your heart sing. Why do readers love Carole Matthews? 'So warm' Jenny Colgan 'The perfect escape' Woman 'Gorgeous' Katie Fforde 'I laughed and cried and marvelled' Cathy Bramley 'Witty, funny and incredibly touching' Heat
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  • Between the Orange Groves

    Nadia Marks

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    From Nadia Marks, the bestselling author of Among the Lemon Trees and Secrets Under the Sun, comes Between the Orange Groves, a moving tale of desire, burning secrets and forbidden love. The perfect read for fans of Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore. In a small village, set among the wild mountains of Cyprus, two families of different faiths share a seemingly unbreakable friendship based on mutual respect and deep affection. Mothers and daughters share their daily secrets, fathers and sons support each other as they live their lives between the fragrant pine trees and orange groves. It's here that two boys, Lambros and Orhan, grow up side by side, as close as brothers. Their lives are inextricably linked, but as their fortunes shift and time passes, an unforgivable act of betrayal takes place, setting in motion a chain of events that tears the two friends and their entire families apart . . . Many decades later and now an old man living in London, Lambros decides to share his painful memories with his daughter Stella; transporting her back to an island brimming with passion and at its heart a scandal that still haunts those involved. Is it too late for forgiveness? Or can the next generation embark on a journey of their own to help mend the damage done all those years ago?
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  • The Temptation of Gracie

    Santa Montefiore

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    Bestselling author Santa Montefiore's latest heart-warming novel finds Gracie Burton stumbling upon an advertisement for a week-long cookery course in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

    Her daughter and granddaughter are struggling to get their heads around why Gracie wants to take on this seemingly random venture, but they know little of Gracie's past and here Italian desires...

    This is a tale of losing and rediscovering love, set against a stunning Italian setting.
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  • The Girl's Guide to Summer

    Sarah Mlynowski

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    Boys, best friends and a summer spent backpacking around Europe...What could possibly go wrong? The perfect holiday read from bestselling YA author, Sarah Mlynowski. Sydney Aarons is leaving her Manhattan townhouse for a summer backpacking around Europe with her best friend, Leela. They're visiting London, France, Italy, Switzerland and everywhere in between - it's going to be the trip of a lifetime. BUT...The trip gets off to a bad start when Leela's ex-boyfriend shows up on their flight out of JFK. When they touch down in London, Leela Instagrams their every move in the hope Matt will come and find them...Which he does, along with the most gorgeous guy Sydney has ever seen. Will Sydney's summer fling last the distance? And what will happen when they all head home?
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  • The Summer Wedding

    Debbie Macomber

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    A love that lasts a lifetime...When Julia Conrad is faced with the prospect of losing her company or marrying Aleksandr Berinksi she knows there is only one option. Marrying the Russian biochemist will keep him in the US and it's only a marriage of convenience...that is until love starts to get in the way! Jill Morrison wasn't expecting her best friend's wedding dress to be delivered to her hotel in Hawaii - especially as now, according to legend, she was destined to marry the next man she met. At least that means the man she sat next to on the plane - gorgeous, but moody, Jordan Wilcox - can't be the man in question...could he? Make Time for friends. Make time for Debbie Macomber.
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