We could have had big community lunches here, and it would have created a green corridor. We get lots of tourists here, but what can we offer them now? This is just going to ruin everything. The diocese said it had recently accepted an offer for the land, and had offered meetings with residents to discuss their views but that six separate dates to do so were turned down. A spokesman for the diocese said that there was 'clear demand' for housing in the area, and that unlike a private developer, it had not sought to reduce the number of affordable homes built.
It said it has also secured the future of a footpath on the field that leads to nearby woods. The spokesman said: 'The glebe field at Illogan has lain empty and been largely unused for many years. Fired up: The TV series has been such a success that the 'Poldark effect' draws in streams of tourists and has raised house prices. The spokesman said that the planning application had been approved by the planning inspectorate because it complied with all relevant legislation.
The TV series has been such a success that the 'Poldark effect' draws in streams of tourists and has raised house prices. Filming locations are listed for tourists on the official VisitCornwall website as well as by the National Trust. And the listing for a three-bedroom cottage in Illogan for sale on rightmove.
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Fiona started out as a freelance journalist for titles such as Grazia , Sunday Mirror and Stylist before realising her passion lay in novels. Now she spends her days immersed in made-up worlds and reckons she has the very best job in the world. When she's not writing, Fiona is a gym nut, but only so it means she can eat lots of cake and drink lots of wine - not necessarily in that order.
She lives in Berkshire with her husband and two cats who she sometimes thinks she might love just a little bit more than all the humans she knows. The Time of Our Lives is her first romantic novel and she is now busy scribbling away her second. But suddenly her life comes crashing down around her. Unable to return home to her parents, she takes a room in a house nearby and her life starts over in the most unexpected of ways Seventy-six-year-old Lydia , who, shocked by the sudden death of her husband, is devastated to discover that he has left her in crippling debt.
With no choice but to take in a lodger, Erin comes into her life. When they find a letter hidden in the attic old secrets come to light and, with Erin by her side, Lydia finds herself going on a trip of a lifetime. Adele is a writer from Co. Wicklow who lives with her husband Alan and her two teenage daughters. Influenced by writers across all genres she has a particular fondness for fiction that is relatable and realistic. Her debut novel was awarded The Annie McHale Debut Novel Award for and is a character driven story of survival, dark family secrets and sibling loyalty, just like life.
Her second novel Behind a Closed Door is another emotionally harrowing tale of impossible choices, loyalty and friendship. Adele writes overlooking the Irish Sea, which she credits for the tumultuous dynamics in the relationships and lives of her unsuspecting characters in her third novel, When the Time Comes , another dark tale that tests the lengths we go to protect the ones we love. When the complex web of dark family secrets begins to gradually unravel, Tim and his sister Rose are consumed by trying to protect their year-old secret, a secret that was never meant to be told.
Faced with an impossible dilemma, they must decide whether to tell the truth or face the consequences. One thing's for sure, nothing remains buried forever A gripping, highly emotive story of love, survival, dark family secrets and sibling loyalty. Perfect for the fans of Kathryn Hughes and Dorothy Koomson. What if everything in your life was a lie? An emotionally tense story of love, loyalty, betrayal and revenge. Perfect for the fans of Louise Jenson. Haunted by her tragic past and struggling to keep her life together, Jill soon realises that the last person she can trust is herself.
Faced with the impossible choice of saving herself or staying to care for her ailing father, Heather has a choice to make. But does she have what it takes to survive? When Detectives Louise Kennedy in Dublin and Tony Kelly in Kilkenny begin to investigate, their dark discoveries collide unravelling a complex web of secrets that stretch far and wide.
A remarkable ability to get under the skin of characters Page-turning prose' Sunday Independent Dublin. Definitely recommend! It's one of those reads that will grip you and spit you out' Read Along with Sue. A well constructed plot that is deeply disturbing! Great story! Aimee Brown is a writer of romantic comedies set in Portland, Oregon, and an avid reader. She spends much of her time writing, raising three teenagers, binge-watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house. She's fluent in sarcasm and has been known to utter profanities like she's competing for a medal.
Aimee grew up in Oregon, but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and far too many pets. She is a lot older than she looks and yes, that is a tattoo across her chest. Aimee is very active on social media. Emi Harrison hasn't been feeling particularly lucky lately. She's managed to avoid him for a whole year, but all that's about to change at her brother Evan's wedding She will have to face Jack, Jack's sister, Jack's parents, and Jack's new girlfriend: a mean girl that just won't quit.
What could possibly go wrong? With her lucky dress on, all bets are off, and maybe Emi will find her happily-ever-after at last? Perfect beach read! Ambri and Henry have been best friends forever. They've been through the highs and lows of life with each other by their sides. The worst?
When Henry's wife, and Ambri's sister, died.
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Together, they can face it all. Until one night destroys everything. Two years after he stepped out of it Henry walks back into Ambri's life and she's more than a little shocked. But as old friends fall into even older habits they need to decide whether they can forget the past and embrace their future. Alison Sherlock enjoyed reading and writing stories from an early age and gave up office life to follow her dream. Alison lives in Surrey with her husband and a daft golden retriever.
Willow Tree Hall has seen much better days and has been the proud ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Cranley for centuries. With no qualifications and escaping her past Annie Rogers takes the job as housekeeper to widowed Arthur , the charming current Earl of Cranley. After a bad fall puts Arthur in hospital, it's up to his reluctant heir, Sam Harris , to lend a helping hand and try to find a sustainable future for the Estate. With the house requiring a full renovation, Annie suddenly finds herself completely out of her depth with a team of dodgy builders and Sam watching critically from the side-lines.
With Sam running from his past and Annie hiding from hers, just maybe together they can bring Willow Tree Hall back to life. The start of a beautiful new series focussing on the lives and loves, trials and tribulations of all those who live and work at Willow Tree Hall. Find out if there is a happy-ever-after at Willow Tree Hall. Journalist Eleanor McCartney leads a glamorous life in London exposing the sordid secrets of famous celebrities for Hot Gossip!
But her perfect life is a sham. So when her world collapses, she has to reluctantly head home to her mum and friends in the quiet country village of Cranley. With a recording studio now in the grounds of the estate, it should be the perfect place for global singing sensation Tom Kingsley to hang out. But Tom is burnt out after a gruelling worldwide tour and is escaping the paparazzi after yet another scandal. Eleanor cannot believe her luck. A story on the world's biggest superstar would be the ticket that gets her job and glamorous life back in London. Eleanor begins to wonder whether she can really betray his trust.
And does she really want her old life back or is home really where the heart lies? As a heatwave soars, friendships are made, truths are told and, with the help of a stray dog, perhaps love can be found as hearts are healed. No hesitation, definitely a five-star book for me - very, very enjoyable!! Perfect for either cuddling up with inside out of the rain, or enjoying outside in the sunshine - I've done both, all in the space of a day! Great light beach read' Sally Coles, NetGalley.
Dylan is a star and makes this a must read for any dog lovers' Jolliffe. After recent heartbreak, Skye Jackson finds herself homeless and on the road with only a classic Airstream trailer to her name. A surprise inheritance of a rundown little lodge in the grounds of beautiful Willow Tree Hall forces her to change her plans. However there is a problem The lodge is co-owned by care-free playboy Will Harris, who finds himself unemployed after a recent tabloid scandal.
Skye desperately wants a home to call her own and needs to move on as quickly as possible. Will doesn't want to stay at his family home either to face the ghosts of his past. So they decide to put aside their differences and renovate the cottage together. But when a storm hits, Skye and Will are forced to stay on to ensure that an important wedding goes ahead. Can Skye finally find a home of her own? Can Will stop running from his past and help out his family when they need him the most?
Andie Newton is an American writer living in Washington State with her husband and two boys. She writes female-driven historical fiction set in WWII. The Girl I Left Behind is her first novel. She would love to say she spends her free time gardening and cooking, but she's killed everything she's ever planted and set off more fire alarms than she cares to admit.
Andie does, however, love spending time with her family, ultra trail running, and drinking copious amounts of coffee. Andrew Frediani is an Italian author and academic. He has published several non-fiction books as well as historical novels including the Invincible series and the Dictator trilogy. His works have been translated into five languages. Caesar is dead. Revenge has armed his hand. His name is Octavian.
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A gripping historical adventure. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane. Despite his young age, Octavian is already a consul. His position is not yet consolidated enough for him to carry out his plans of revenge upon the murderers of his beloved adoptive father Julius Caesar , though — and no courtroom can quench his thirst for justice. He makes powerful allies in Mark Antony and Lepidus , with whom he forms a triumvirate, and unleashes upon the streets of Rome a reign of terror, turning the screws until the tension is such that it can find release only upon the battlefield. And he doesn't have to wait long: soon two great armies, led by four renowned commanders, stand ready to clash in Macedonia, far from the city of Rome and its corruption.
It is the battle of Philippi, one of the most famous in Roman history. Is this where Caesar 's murder will finally be avenged? Though little more than a boy, Octavian , Caesar's heir is determined to avenge his adoptive father's death. Battling against some of Rome's most imposing political figures, Octavian surrounds himself with a group of loyal allies who are as determined as himself to success: Maecenas , Agrippa and Rufus. They become known and feared as the 'Invincibles'; dedicated to vengeance, with the aim of punishing, one by one, all those who have Caesar's blood on their hands.
Octavian has resolved to overturn the established order, and to finish what Caesar had begun I really loved this book and I recommend everyone to read it' review for Dictator. A gripping historical thriller and third instalment in the Rome's Invincibles saga. The battle for control of Rome continues. Will Octavian succeed in defeating the dangerous pirate Sextus Pompeius? Octavian has defeated and killed Caesar 's assassins, but the road to absolute power is still long and treacherous. Threat now comes from Sextus Pompeius — a cunning pirate active along the Italian coasts, who terrorises Perugia's citizens with his constant attacks.
Octavian and his associates don't have time to celebrate their victory in the final battle in the civil war before another even more bloody threat arises: the one presented by Sextus Pompeius at sea. The long campaign against the pirates proves frustrating, and often sees Octavian close to defeat and even death. Everything seems to conspire against him: his enemy appears to be receiving divine assistance, public opinion is against him, the soldiers lack confidence in their commander, and rebellion is just around the corner Octavian has revenged Caesar's name, and defeated the pirate Sextus Pompeius, but now he must ensure his complete rule of Rome.
He feels the potential of betrayal around every corner: from his wife Livia, to his best friends and allies Maecenas and Agrippa. He needs heirs, and he needs security, but he has the shadow of Mark Anthony breathing down his neck from Egypt. Will Octavian succeed in this, the definitive duel for the Empire of Rome, or will he destroy everything he's achieved in the process? Angie Coleman was born in in Lanciano, Italy.
Winner of the Ilmioesordio prize. What happens when you are forced to live and work with your worst enemy? A feisty romance perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk and Lucy Diamond. Twenty-four-year-old ashley Morgan thinks her future is guaranteed when she takes over the reins of her family business. What could go wrong? But when her father decides to give the job to Jamie Standley , his right-hand man, ashley feels cheated and breaks off all ties with her father. But on one condition: that ashley and Jamie work together and live under the same roof for a whole year Once again ashley feels betrayed and cheated.
To her, Jamie is an impostor and she is determined to make him pay. But forced cohabitation can sometimes have unpredictable consequences Gillian Bennett has always dreamed of opening a luxury hat shop, and when she finds the opportunity of a lifetime in the shape of a rent-free shop she thinks her dreams have come true. Her parents are less than thrilled and she has two years to prove to them that this isn't just a pipe dream, or she'll be shipped back home and into an office job.
But she wasn't counting on a distraction in the form of sexy but enigmatic Jared, a completely unreadable man that she soon finds herself falling for. Yet, Jared has a secret, and when she finds it out, it shakes Gil to her core. Born in London, Anita has always had a penchant for all things historical.
She now lives in the beautiful Cotswolds, the backdrop for her Flora Maquire mysteries. A captivating historical drama on-board the maiden voyage of the S. Minneapolis featuring series character Flora Maguire. For fans of Downton Abbey. Young governess Flora Maguire is on her way home from America on the maiden voyage of the S. Minneapolis with her young charge Eddy , Viscount Trent, when she discovers a dead body. Unconvinced when the death is pronounced an accident, Flora starts asking questions, but following threats, a near drowning and a second murder, the hunt is on for a killer.
Time is running out as the Minneapolis approaches the English coast. Is her burgeoning relationship with the handsome Bunny Harrington only a shipboard dalliance, or something more? And what secrets must Flora keep in order to stay safe? And the atmosphere of an ocean-going cruise lent itself well to a murder scene.
And you can quote me on that! Can't wait for the next instalment for Flora Maguire? It did not disappoint. Along with the sparkling dialogue and likeable characters I have come to expect, I found an intriguing, page-turning 'whodunnit''. A great read and I will be looking out for more of this author's work'. Lush and vibrant, articulate and dynamic , I can't say enough about the writing. Davison's prose is elegant and refined lending to the setting of the story. It pulls you in and won't let go '.
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Even the most glamorous stately houses hide secrets and lies from the past For fans of Downton Abbey and set in the glorious Cotswolds landscape. Flora Maguire is now happily married to Bunny Harrington and living in Richmond when she receives an alarming telegram informing her of her father's tragic death in a riding accident at Cleeve Abbey. Heartbroken, Flora and Bunny return to her former home, where she was governess to Eddy, Viscount Trent , and her father was butler to Earl Trent.
Flora 's intention was to bury him next to Lily , her mother, who sadly passed away when Flora was a small child. Mystery surrounds the final resting place of Lily. No-one is willing to talk and, with her father now dead in a suspicious accident, Flora must once again strive alone to uncover hidden family secrets and terrible betrayals. Search With troubling secrets simmering and worrying signs of war Flora Maguire must solve a deadly mystery which leads right to the heart of the corridors of power.
Flora Maguire has escaped the country to enjoy some time in fashionable Knightsbridge, London. Extravagant shops, exuberant theatres and decadent restaurants mean 's London is a thrilling adventure, but there are dark secrets threatening from the continent. When the body of a London socialite, and leading light of the burgeoning women's movement, is found outside The Grenadier public house, Flora can't resist investigating.
Mysterious letters are discovered in the victim's belongings, strange links to the foreign office and why do the clues keep coming back to the assassination of a Baltic king? As Flora closes in on the killer, it soon becomes clear she is no longer safe in London, but will her husband Bunny be able to get to her before it's too late? The forgotten children of London are going missing, apparently being sold by their own families.
Can she save them before it's too late Flora Maguire's life is perfect — a beautiful home in Belgravia teeming with servants, a loving husband, and new baby Arthur to enjoy. But when she is invited to tour St Philomena's Children's Hospital in deprived Southwark, she gets a harsh insight into the darker side of Edwardian London.
Shocked by the conditions people are living in, she soon uncovers a scandal with a dark heart — children are going missing from the hospital, apparently sold by their own families, and their fate is too awful to imagine. With the police seemingly unable or unwilling to investigate, Flora teams up with the matron of the hospital, Alice Finch, to try to get to the bottom of it. Soon Flora is immersed in the seedy, dangerous underbelly of criminal London, and time is running out to save the children. Will they get to them in time, or was their fate decided the day they were born poor So when her beloved charge Viscount Edward Trent is accused of murder, she's determined not to leave the investigation to the police.
Flora has trodden the path of amateur sleuth before, but with so much at stake, this time it's personal. Slowly the body of the victim found stabbed on a train bound for Paddington starts giving up its secrets, and Flora and her husband Bunny become mired in a murky world of spies, communists and fraudsters. And with the police more sure than ever that Edward is their murderer, Flora must work fast to keep him safe.
Anita Davison's compulsive story-telling, combined with the irresistible mix of historical drama and gripping mystery, make this unputdownable. Along with the sparkling dialogue and likeable characters I have come to expect, I found an intriguing, page-turning "whodunnit" '. Can Flora save them before it's too late Flora Maguire 's life is perfect — a beautiful home in Belgravia teeming with servants, a loving husband, and new baby Arthur to enjoy.
With the police seemingly unable or unwilling to investigate, Flora teams up with the matron of the hospital, Alice Finch , to try to get to the bottom of it. Anna Premoli is a bestselling author in Italy. She began writing to relieve stress while working as a financial consultant for a private bank. Her novel, Love to Hate You won the Bancarella prize in Can your worst enemy become the love of your life? A fun, feisty, feel-good romance for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Meg Cabot.
Jennifer and Ian have known each other for seven years. They are leaders of two different teams in the same London bank, and are constantly engaged in a running battle to be number one. Ian is a handsome, wealthy and sought-after bachelor; Jennifer is a feisty, independent lawyer. When they are thrown together to work on the same project, Ian makes Jenny an offer she can't refuse: to have free reign of their rich client if she pretends to be his girlfriend.
This book made me laugh and fall in love — I read it four times! If you want a book that is fun and romantic at the same time, I would definitely recommend it. This once in a lifetime opportunity is presented to year-old investment banker, Maddison Johnson and instantly fills her with abject fear. To make things worse, her boss Mark Kim doesn't go out of his way to make it easy for her to adapt to her new environment. Plunged into a world she knows nothing about with a man she can't stand, Maddison finds herself forced to adapt and grow up quickly.
Maybe in the process she will stumble over something wonderful and quite unexpected What happens when two people who hate each other are forced to cooperate by law? A fun, feisty, feel-good romance for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk. Amalia and Ryan met at Yale Law School, from which their mutual dislike for one another was born. Amalia Berger is a successful, high society New York lawyer. Chicago-based lawyer Ryan O'Moore is the eldest of four sons whose chaotic family run a pub in the heart of the Big Apple. New York beckons after Ryan is offered a promotion.
But when the defence lawyer of his first case is the one and only Amalia Berger , things become complicated. The courtroom clash escalates between them to the point that the judge sentences them both to a punishment of community service, forcing them to spend time together A smart, romantic comedy about how finding The One doesn't always have to be love at first sight Lavinia Ferrari is in her fifth year at Bocconi University where she studies Economics when she is introduced to a new project that will guarantee her extra credits.
She's intrigued Lavinia has absolutely no interest in the project, and to top things off, she's paired with Seb Marconi who is less than enthusiastic. When the work begins, her friends seem to be making great progress with their partners, but Lavinia isn't having the same luck Seb is making it quite clear that he's not interested in the project, or Lavinia, fuelling her frustration.
She has no choice — they're stuck in this, and besides, she won't receive her extra credits unless they work together. Lavinia must come up with a way to convince the guy who drives her crazy to put the work in A funny romantic comedy about how opposites definitely do attract Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Meg Cabot. Sara Di Giovanni is a successful lawyer in New York City: she is the star of her profession, an excellent role model to her very vivacious little sister, but has so far been unlucky in love Ethan Phelps is the rich playboy trouble-maker whose only talent in life is spending money and dating women That is until Ethan's father dies with no will to his name, leaving his two sons the legal heirs to his billion-dollar company.
Sara is forced to become the court-appointed guardian to handle Ethan's share of the fortune, as his family do not trust him to manage it himself. Sara thinks it should be easy, but it's not so simple when Ethan is determined to get rid of her by whatever means necessary What ensues is a dramatic and hilarious power-play between Sara and Ethan A hilarious romantic comedy from bestseller Anna Premoli.
Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk. Kayla David is a high-flying journalist in New York City, spending all her time drinking martinis and writing about fashion trends. She is perfectly happy with her life, and she certainly has no time for falling in love. That is, until, her boss decides to send her on a secret mission back to her hometown of Arkansas: she is tasked with exposing the truth about the fracking industry and to use her reputation as a lifestyle columnist as a disguise.
She is horrified at the thought of returning to this boring country town, but up for the challenge. Yet, she didn't plan on having to deal with Grayson Moir, the sexy but aloof mayor of Heber Spring. As Kayla settles into life there she soon realises that it might be a bit more difficult than she thought to keep her real mission a secret. And what's more, she finds it increasingly difficult to keep her heart under control too Carys Jones loves nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader's imagination.
Based in Shropshire, England, Carys lives with her husband, two guinea pigs and her adored canine companion Rollo. Will and Amanda Thorne are living the dream until, one day, their phone rings. Within 24 hours, Will is missing and Amanda 's world is shattered. Who was on the phone? Where has Will gone? Amanda is determined to find her husband and is drawn into a world of drug dealers, criminal masterminds and broken promises.
As the truth becomes clearer, she has to face the terrible possibility that she may never have known her husband at all The page-turning sequel to the best-selling psychological thriller Wrong Number. With her husband gone, and his legacy in her hands, Amanda Thorne is hell-bent on revenge. Amanda Thorne is on a mission to avenge her husband. Restoring his honour and protecting his legacy will be dangerous, but she will not rest until all those who have hurt her loved-ones have been dealt with.
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Her only option is to go undercover in the murky world of the gang kingpin McAllister. So, with her loyal companion Shane by her side, she heads back to Scotland to finish what they started. McAllister 's world is one of seedy nightclubs, drug deals and beautiful women, but he is a hard man to get close to. As Amanda gets deeper and deeper into his dangerous world, what secrets from the past will come back to haunt her, and will she be able to protect the last witness from the truth?
When North Stone 's best friend Kelly Orton is found hanging lifeless in a tree, North knows for certain it wasn't suicide. Kelly had everything to live for — a loving boyfriend, a happy life, and most importantly of all, Kelly would never leave North all by herself. The girls have been friends since childhood, devoted to each other, soul sisters, or at least that's what North has always believed.
But did Kelly feel the same way, or was she keeping secrets from her 'best friend' — deadly secrets When the police refuse to take North 's suspicions seriously, she sets out to investigate for herself. But her search soon takes her to a glamorous world with a seedy underbelly, and before long North is out of her depth and getting ever closer to danger. Determined to find the truth, she soon wishes that dead girls could lie, because the truth is too painful to believe Grace doesn't have a family.
That was taken away one dreadful day when she was just six, and her twin brother Peter was killed. Instead she has her best friends and flatmates — Jasper , Franklin and Aaron — and nothing can tear them apart. Living in London , and trying desperately to make a living, the four friends are rapidly running out of money and hope. So, when they find a discarded suitcase in a skip, they can't believe their eyes when its contents seem to answer all their prayers. But then there is a knock on their door, and a very disgruntled thug with revenge on his mind, gives them one week to return his belongings, or they will pay with their lives.
Soon the fractures in their friendships begin to show, and when one of them ends up fighting for his life, the stakes are raised even higher. Will any of them get to the end of the week alive, or will the best of friends become the deadliest of enemies Cassie Rocca is a writer of Sicilian origin who has lived in Genoa since the age of three. In everyday life she is a child-minder, a job which gives her plenty of ideas for her modern fairy tales. 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 Are there written rules on how to find a soulmate?
Or is it better to trust the hands of fate? A hilarious romance perfect for the fans of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin. After enduring a string of dead-end relationships, Zoe Mathison has made a decision — to find a man who truly appreciates her. But this is turning out to be more complicated than she expected. Fed up of being surrounded by insufferably happy couples in love, her mission to find the perfect man starts to become an obsession.
Eric Morgan is pushed to his limits. Hopelessly in love with Zoe , who sees him as nothing more than a best friend to lean on, he can't bear seeing his hopes of romance crushed every time the sculpted pecs of a younger man comes along. But when a new girl appears on the scene, he is determined to prove that he can push his infatuation aside and move on. But is it as easy as it seems? In the romantic and bustling city of New York, will Zoe and Eric 's hilarious misadventures attract Cupid's arrow? Is true love really out there? Liberty Allen used to be a hopeless romantic, that is, until Zack Sullivan unwittingly broke her teenage heart.
Fifteen years later, Liberty has her life together in New York City, running a successful business and engaged to be married in just a matter of months. But something just seems to be missing All of a sudden, Liberty runs into Zack out the blue, forcing her to question everything she thought she knew about her life, her happiness, and even her feelings on true love Celia Hayes works as a restorer and lives in Naples.
Between one restoration and another, she loves to write. A feel-good romance. Sometimes true love can be found where you least expect it Thomas Clark is a wealthy aristocrat. Sandy Price was the girl next door. They grew up spending their summer holidays on the same country estate, but Sandy couldn't stand Thomas and he hasn't crossed her mind since.
Years later, an unexpected turn of events brings Thomas back into her life. At the reading of his grandfather's will, Thomas is set to inherit everything on one condition: he marries Sandy Price - otherwise the entire estate will go to charity. Thomas must find a way to make this happen. Sandy is unemployed and trying to renovate a bistro with some friends.
But at the last minute the bank withdraws its loan offer. So, when she receives a call from Thomas offering her an attractive proposal, she has no choice but to accept Can stepping out of your comfort zone lead you to ultimate happiness? Trudy Watts has everything she's ever dreamed of: a job that she loves, a successful boyfriend and an ultra-modern apartment in one of the most fashionable parts of London.
With a long-awaited promotion due to come her way and her wedding just around the corner, Trudy 's life is just perfect That is until catastrophe strikes and her life is turned upside down. She's transferred to Turriff, a remote Scottish town to manage a small, struggling bank branch. Her arrival is traumatic and she wishes she was anywhere but here Until she sees him — Ethan , the charming pub landlord, who seems to enjoy nothing more than to tease her.
And it's right there, in that pub, that her life will suddenly change Sam Preston appears to be living the glamorous life of a journalist at the San Francisco Chronicle If only that was the case Life seems like it will never change She hopes this might be a turning point in their relationship But things never go to plan and practically overnight, Sam becomes an accidental contestant in the Beautiful Curvy pageant and life suddenly becomes very complicated. How will she manage her new rise to stardom, her job, and her sudden irresistibility to not only Dave, but a new man on the scene?
Born and raised in West Yorkshire, Chrissie trained to be a singer and cellist before becoming a teacher. When she married her trawler skipper husband, they moved to a little fishing village in N. Chrissie is passionate about history and that passion and knowledge shine through in her writing.
In the drab Yorkshire town of Garsthwaite, Lacey Barraclough works hard in the textile mill, determined to fight for improvements to the dismal working conditions she and her fellow weavers face. But she hadn't reckoned on falling in love with the boss's son, Nathan. Nathan returns her love, but to succeed they must overcome the class divide, as well as persuade their families that their love for each other is real. When Nathan heads off to the Front, he takes Lacey's dreams with him, and she must find a new way to face the future.
As hard times come to Garsthwaite, will there be a home for the returning heroes to come back to? And for those men who do make it back from France, can they ever outrun the horrors they have witnessed, and learn to love again? When Cally loses her beloved mum, she hopes her father will comfort and protect her.
But instead she soon acquires a cruel and vengeful stepmother, and Cally begins to fear that she is on her own. Through uncomfortable years in service, to a terrifying brush with the streets, through hard work and determination, Cally finally finds a place for herself. She even trusts enough in the future to create her own family, despite being so cruelly abandoned by her own. At last in a place of peace and contentment, Cally has all she ever hoped for, but with World War 2 looming, how long can she hold on to the people she loves? Taking us from all the way to end of the Second World War, Chrissie Walsh has written a heart-breaking tale of love and survival, perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Lyn Andrews.
Claire Simone Lewis studied philosophy, French literature and international relations at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge before starting her career in aviation law with a City law firm and later as an in-house lawyer at Virgin Atlantic Airways. More recently, she turned to writing psychological suspense, taking courses at the Faber Academy. She's Mine is her first novel. Born in Paris, she's bilingual and lives in Surrey with her family. When Scarlett falls asleep on a Caribbean beach she awakes to her worst nightmare — Katie is gone.
With all fingers pointed to her Scarlett must risk everything to clear her name. As Scarlett begins to unravel the complicated past of Katie's mother she begins to think there's more to Katie's disappearance than meets the eye. But who would want to steal a child? And how did no-one see anything on the small island?
Time is running out and Scarlett is certain of only one thing — she didn't kill Katie. Did she? Tense and intriguing , it'll have you turning pages late at night' Suzy K. Quinn, author of Don't Tell the Teacher. Claudia Carroll is a number one bestselling author in Ireland and a top ten bestseller in the UK, selling over , copies of her paperbacks alone. She was born in Dublin where she still lives and where she has worked extensively both as a theatre and stage actress.
She now writes full-time. When aspiring Dublin journalist Holly Johnson finds the man of her dreams online she can't believe her luck! But when strange things start to happen she decides to fly to the New York to surprise him. She wants answers and she's determined to get them. As she steps out of her cab and the first snowflakes start to fall, it's Holly who has the surprise of her life. A 'divorce hotel'. A boutique, five-star place where couples arrive to ditch their emotional baggage once and for all and move on.
It's the opening weekend for this particular hotel and it's make or break time for Lucy and Andrew, Jo and Dave and Dawn and Kirk.
As hotel manager, Chloe Townsend's job is to settle her guests in, however it becomes clear that this weekend is going to bring some big surprises. Turns out that some things are worth fighting for — and what seems like an unhappy ending can sometimes turn out to be a very exciting new beginning Angie knows a lot about her best friend Kitty.
She knows Kitty is mad and wild and loves to wear clashing colors. She knows she's incredibly funny and generous but also very unreliable. And she knows that there is a perfect explanation for Kitty standing her up on her birthday. She thinks she knows everything about Kitty, except that she doesn't. Kitty knows that she is the happiest she has ever been. She knows she's so lucky to have a lovely boyfriend and a best friend like Angie. But what she doesn't know is one night, her past is finally going to catch up with her and change everything.
Eloise Elliot is one of Dublin's youngest newspaper editors. Respected and revered by her peers, she's at the very top of her game. On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Eloise is hit by a long, sharp pang of loneliness and realises she craves to be a mother. Three years on, after a successful trip to the sperm bank, Eloise is now the adoring, yet fraught single mother to Lily. But panic sets in when Lily starts asking about her 'daddy' and Eloise if left with no choice but to try and find him. Perfect for the fans of Marian Keyes. Annie and Dan were once the perfect couple.
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But now the not-so-newlyweds feel more like flatmates than soulmates. So where did all the fun and fireworks go? When Annie lands herself her big break on Broadway, she's over the moon. Goodbye Ireland, hello New York! So she and Dan decide to take a no-strings-attached sabbatical, with the proviso that they meet in twelve months time at the Rockefeller Centre to decide their fate. But with their relationship already on the rocks, will Annie and Dan survive the distance? Will they both turn up? Or is it too late for love? Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes.
Jessie Woods absolutely believes in fairytale endings. So would you if you had a recession-proof career as a daredevil TV host, a palatial pink mansion, and the dream boyfriend. But, quicker than you can say Cinderella, her life falls to pieces and suddenly her prince isn't quite so charming, her party-loving friends disappear and even her faithful friend Visa no longer loves her Utterly heartbroken and jobless, Jessie is forced back home to live with her stepmom and two evil stepsisters.
Is it time for her to give up on the dream - or will Jessie learn that happy endings can come in the strangest of places? Vicky Harper is still hopelessly single and having to face up to the unpalatable fact that the last time she had a relationship with that highly elusive species, the decent single man, was well before Phantom of the Opera hit Broadway. So, having discovered an ancient book which says you can have anything you want from the Universe Turns out all she has to do is focus on thinking her wildest fantasies into reality.
Kind of like Pollyanna, except with a Magic 8 Ball, a mortgage and a lot of vodka. So, along with her two beyond-fabulous best friends, Vicky decides to put 'The Law of Attraction' into action. Trouble is, 'The Law of Attraction' doesn't come with an instruction manual and Vicky soon realizes that you have to be very, very careful what you wish for Cynthia Clark was born and brought up in Malta, where she graduated in Communications and went to work for a daily newspaper. She has since lived in the US, where she worked as a writer in online business journals. She and her husband now live in the States with their twin daughters.
One wrong decision, one terrifying night, leaves student Elizabeth with a stark choice — kill or be killed. And the consequences of that choice will shape her whole life. Now a wife, a mother, and a lawyer, she must find a way to out run her past, protect her family and live with her secret. But is it really possible to live a happy life with such a huge shadow cast by the past?
And as it becomes clear that someone else knows her secret and is hunting her down, time is running out for Elizabeth to keep her family safe. In the bestselling tradition of Clare Mackintosh and Jenny Blackhurst, Cynthia Clark has written a heart-stopping story about the choices we make and how far we'd go to protect our families.
Even if it means deceiving the people we love most Many years ago orphans Bea, her brother Sebastian, Helen, Sandra and John lived together in a home, with their carer Miriam. But Miriam didn't care at all. If you asked the children, they would have said that Miriam hated them. And it's no fun living with someone who hates you, so the children decided to do something about it Then a terrible accident changed everything, and the children were ripped apart from each other. Many years ago Ronnie Moss made a mistake he can never take back, no matter how much he wishes he could, so instead he runs for his life.
But he can't run forever. Many years later the secrets of the past are finally being revealed, and nothing will ever be the same again. Michaels is a former award-winning TV executive, who married in Tuscany, has one teenage son and lives on an old converted farm in the Peak District. In a world built on lies, who can you ever trust? A nail-biting thriller introducing DI Annie Parker. Paula Smith could have had it all She should leave him, but he knows something that could bring her whole world crashing down.
Sarah has found the kind of happiness with Martin she never thought possible. Yet, he has a secret that could threaten everything they share. But he is not the only one with a secret DI Annie Parker, mother, grandmother and widow, has plenty of baggage of her own, but she's still determined to be the best police officer she can be.
When she and her sergeant Nisha Patel hear about a year-old murder that nobody knew about, nothing will stop them from tracking down the killer, even if it brings them up against one of the most dangerous crime families in the country. Danielle F. White was born in Naples and lives in Milan and Padua. An events organizer, she works with communications agencies, cultural organizations, magazines, radio and TV.
Since she has edited the popular blog www. The story of the little black dress that mended a broken heart. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Rebecca is thirty-three years old, has a wardrobe full of tweed trouser suits and a boundless passion for the splendid Coco Chanel. After spending several days confined in her flat, Rebecca plunges herself into the intense Milanese social life with the stylishness of her heroine.
Will Rebecca remain an eternal Mademoiselle, like the ageless Coco? Or does destiny have an unexpected surprise in store for her? I recommend it to all women who want to read a beautiful love story'. Danielle Ryan is a bestselling author in Italy. Her debut novel Finding You reached no. A feel good love story where sometimes first impressions can be very wrong Perfect for the fans of Miranda Dickenson and Paige Toon.
Valentina Harrison is a PA at an international advertising agency but when her boss disappears, James Spencer is flown in from the New York office to take over the helm. James is handsome, successful and arrogant, Valentina is intelligent but, compared to the other fashionistas in her Milan office, rather plain and different. Because of this James treats her with contempt; needless to say Valentina can't stand him. As their work brings them closer together, James and Valentina discover that first impressions can be wrong, so very wrong Can true love prevail when the real and online worlds collide?
Melissa Riva works in Milan as a university researcher. After buying an iPad at auction, she finds it contains files belonging to its previous owner. Fascinated by the beautiful photographs of romantic landscapes and views of the city, she starts her search for the previous owner. Locating him through Facebook, Melissa can't resist contacting him.
Melissa and Riccardo begin chatting online. Both of them becoming increasingly dependent on this strange relationship, though acutely aware that it's only likely to remain a virtual one. But when real life bursts in on their digital world, they can't resist revealing their true feelings Perfect for a long train journey or in the garden on a hot sunny day'.
Dawn's career has spanned PR, advertising and publishing. Now, she loves to write about the personalities hiding behind the masks, whether beautiful or ugly. Married, she lives in London with her two daughters and a British bulldog called Geoffrey. Veronica Pullman 's comfortable suburban life comes to a shuddering halt when her young daughter, Grace , tragically dies in a car accident.
Months later, unable to come to terms with her daughter's death, detached from her husband and alienated from her friends and family, a chance encounter on a rainy street pushes her into an unlikely new friendship. Scarlet is everything Veronica could've been: feisty, adventurous, unpredictable. But as she approaches what would have been Grace's 10th birthday , it becomes clear to Veronica that the friendship she thought was saving her life could be costing her everything.
Consumed by grief and left questioning her own sanity, is there anyone she can really trust or is someone out to torment her as part of their twisted game? Literary agent Viola Matthews is sure she's met Katherine Baxter before. So when her husband and bestselling novelist Samuel Morton introduces Viola to the quiet, unassuming woman he has offered to mentor, she knows their paths have crossed before. The question is where?
As their worlds collide and the bond between Samuel and Katherine deepens, Viola realises she must take control. Anna was the perfect wife. Perfect mother. Perfect woman. And now she's dead. Leaving behind her husband, David, and two young children their lives will never be the same. But Vicky will make sure life goes on These two women have been best friends forever, a lifetime of secrets lies between them and now Vicky is ready to step up into Anna's perfect shoes.
But not everything is as it seems and as David begins to question Vicky's motives for walking into his life things might just get a little murderous. The question on everyone's lips is, who killed Anna? And what actually happened on the night she died? Born and brought up in the south of England, the eldest girl of nine children, Dee moved north to Yorkshire to study medicine. She remained there, working in well woman medicine and general practice and bringing up her three daughters.
She retired slightly early at the end of , in order to start writing, and wrote two books in the next three years. In she moved further north, to the beautiful Southern Uplands of Scotland. Here she fills her time with her three grandsons, helping in the local museum, the church and the school library, walking, gardening and reading. She writes historical fiction, poetry and more recently non-fiction. Occasionally she gets to compare notes with her youngest sister Sarah Flint who writes crime with blood-curdling descriptions which make Dee want to hide behind the settee.
A heart-breaking saga set against the backdrop of World War 1, perfect for all fans of Katie Flynn. In a remote hill farm in beautiful Scotland, Ellen and her father Duncan are enjoying a peaceful life away from the belching mills and hustle and bustle of the growing towns. In time they're joined by rugged farmhand Tom, come to lend some muscle to Ellen's ageing father, who has begun to find sheep farming hard to manage alone.
Almost inevitably romance grows between Ellen and the new arrival but once married however, Ellen discovers that Tom has a brutish side to his character. As war in Europe spreads, she begins to dream of him leaving for the trenches as a way for her to escape. Even with Tom fighting abroad however, the family can not hide from the realities of war as a group of POWs are brought to their valley to build a reservoir.
And amongst the men, sworn enemies and shunned by all the locals, Ellen finds a gentler heart that she finds difficult to resist