The Cottage on Sunshine Beach

An utterly gorgeous feel good romantic comedy

Author: Holly Martin

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786815222

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The stunning new summer story from the bestselling author of Summer at Buttercup Beach. Step into the delightful seaside village of Sandcastle Bay, where you’ll discover golden sand, welcoming smiles and an unforgettable romance… Melody Rosewood loves her new home in idyllic Sandcastle Bay. The beautiful little cottage on the edge of Sunshine Beach, with its bright yellow door and view of the sea has captured her heart. And she loves being close by to her family and best friend Tori Graham. Life by the sea is pretty much perfect, there’s just one thing missing… Gorgeous Jamie Jackson, with his cheeky grin and adorable puppy, works as a sculptor opposite Melody’s jewellery shop. From the moment he and Melody meet sparks fly. But despite their instant attraction, a past heartache is holding Jamie back. As Melody starts to make a life for herself in the close-knit, quirky seaside community, she realises Jamie could be the one for her. But as the two of them take a chance on romance, it’s one dating disaster after another. Are they destined to always be just good friends? Or will Melody finally find her happily-ever-after in Sandcastle Bay? A perfect, feel-good summer read that will make you want to escape to the beach for a romantic day in the sun. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you. Read what everyone is saying about Holly Martin: ‘Wow! Every time I pick up a Holly Martin book I devour it within hours… Holly Martin's writing is more than a 5 star rating…’ Goodreads Reviewer 'OMG this is Holly's best book ever I haven't laughed so much in ages … hilarious and endearing … The chemistry is electric (and steamy too).' Goodreads 'Every page of this book was delicious and impossible to put down… a beautifully written tale, that was funny and well thought out … Swoonsome, flirty and downright gorgeous.'Escapades of a Bookworm 'This is a hug in a book and I found it simply delightful.' Goodreads Reviewer ‘Utterly enchanted by this incredibly romantic story, set in a picturesque location… written by one of the queens of rom coms - Holly Martin! I devoured this book!’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘A beautiful summer read with sizzling hot romance.’ Jessica's Book Biz 'An absolutely FAB story! Holly Martin does it again! I LOVE Holly's books and this one is brilliant! A beautifully written, feel good, fun, charming tale that grabs you from the first page.Adored it and highly recommend to everyone.' Renita D'Silva 'Oh my! I think I’ve just fell in love! The characters are just fantastic and incredibly loveable ... The book is jam packed with romance, passion and fun. This is one of the loveliest romances I’ve ever read.' Goodreads ‘Sandcastle Bay is the holiday destination on everyone's lips this summer. The Holiday Cottage by the Sea is a smashing summer read leaving you crying with laughter in places and heart melting in others!’ Chells and Books 'To say I loved this story is a huge understatement. I read it in one sitting and honestly could not put it down once I started … I loved every minute of it.' Fiona's Book Reviews 'I absolutely flew through this book … A wonderful story that I have no doubt will leave you with a smile!' Rae Reads

Christmas at the Little Cottage on the Hill

An absolutely unputdownable feel good romance novel

Author: Emma Davies

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786815710

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3431

One twinkling winter’s night, Ruby wakes her sleeping children and escapes for a new life in the countryside. It’s a choice that will change her life beyond all recognition… Arriving at the cosy little rental cottage as the first snow begins to fall, Ruby doesn’t regret leaving her bully of a husband for a moment, but she does feel guilty about uprooting her kids so close to Christmas. She can only wish that one day soon her son Jem will forgive her. It’s not long before the family are settled in and drinking hot chocolate by the fire, the flames kept roaring by a neighbouring woodsman called Angus. As big as a tree, but as gentle as a dormouse, all Ruby’s instincts tell her to be wary of letting this gorgeous stranger get too close. Is that the first tingle of festive magic Ruby can feel? Or might it even be hope? As Christmas day approaches and a blizzard sparks a power cut across the entire village, Ruby must force herself to believe in Christmas miracles again. Was she right to put her trust in Angus? With only flickering candles to guide her through the darkness, will she ever find her way back to the light? Wrap yourself up in this utterly gorgeous festive romance, perfect for anyone who loves Heidi Swan, Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond – and Christmas! What readers are saying about Emma Davies: ‘Simply brilliant… hooked from the first page and wanted to give it far more than the five stars… so heart-warming and romantic and uplifting and such a delight to read… has you in tears… An amazing read and so uplifting. I highly recommend I couldn't put it down at all.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Tears in my eyes and goose pimples galore!’ B Is For Book Review ‘This is a warm, sweet story… The ending left me with a massive grin on my face – although that was after a few tears (both happy and sad) too.’ After the Rain

The Little French Guesthouse

The perfect feel good summer read

Author: Helen Pollard

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1910751871

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Sun, croissants and fine wine. Nothing can spoil the perfect holiday. Or can it? When Emmy Jamieson arrives at La Cour des Roses, a beautiful guesthouse in the French countryside, she can't wait to spend two weeks relaxing with boyfriend Nathan. Their relationship needs a little TLC and Emmy is certain this holiday will do the trick. But they've barely unpacked before he scarpers with Gloria, the guesthouse owner's cougar wife. Rupert, the ailing guesthouse owner, is shell-shocked. Feeling somewhat responsible, and rather generous after a bottle (or so) of wine, heartbroken Emmy offers to help. Changing sheets in the gîtes will help keep her mind off her misery. Thrust into the heart of the local community, Emmy suddenly finds herself surrounded by new friends. And with sizzling hot gardener Ryan and the infuriating (if gorgeous) accountant Alain providing welcome distractions, Nathan is fast becoming a distant memory. Fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast, feeding the hens in the warm evening light; Emmy starts to feel quite at home. But it would be madness to walk away from her friends, family, and everything she's ever worked for, to take a chance on a place she fell for on holiday wouldn't it? Fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Nick Alexander will want to join Emmy for a glass of wine as the sun sets on the terrace at La Cour des Roses. Praise for The Little French Guesthouse: 'Like sunshine on a cloudy day this is a book to warm your heart. I loved it.' Shellyback Books 'I loved every single page of this book and didn't want the story to end. It had me hooked from start to finish, had me giggling on the bus (rather embarrassing). It is one of those warm, cosy books that needs coffee and croissants.' The Reading Shed 'Utterly delicious, I loved escaping into this delightful French community, definitely a feel good book that had me with a smile on my face and laughing out loud. You've just got to love Rupert ... With the sexy gardener providing a great distraction from Nathan's desertion, new friends and new possibilities this is a real page turner that I thoroughly enjoyed Ä a truly wonderfully crafted novel that I highly recommend for its amazing characters, plot and storytelling that make it a brilliant story to escape into. I can't wait for the next book in the series to be available, I definitely want to read it, please!' Splashes into Books 'From the very beginning to the very end, I absolutely adored this book If I ever found myself in a jam I would want a Rupert in my life for sure (even with his persistence and tendency to butt-in)! The emotional journey that ended up being The Little French Guesthouse is sometimes sad, sometimes infuriating and sometimes hilarious and abso-freaking-lutely worthy of a comfy chair, a cozy blanket and a nice cuppa.' Well Read Pirate Queen 'Could not put down this fabulous book, peppered with humour and characters you can relate to. A wonderful, laugh out loud summer read. One to share with friends and recommend to strangers.' Renita D'Silva 'La Cour des Roses is the name of the guesthouse that is central to the story and with its warmth of character, picturesque gardens and eccentric owner, its a place I would love to spend more time. I am already looking forward to book two .' Rachel's Random Reads 'What a lovely gem of a book. I picked this book up during a particularly intense period at work and it was the perfect book, gentle and warm with some lovely characters and a good bit of eye candy, perfect for a pick-me-up/ summer read where you just want to lose yourself in the story.' The Met Line Reader

Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe

Author: Debbie Johnson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008150249

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1434

‘Full of quirky characters, friendship and humour, you will devour this engaging and heartwarming novel in one sitting’ – Sunday Express’ S Magazine The brand new book from bestselling author Debbie Johnson will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you raid the pantry in the middle of the night...

The Summer Getaway

A feel good holiday read

Author: Tilly Tennant

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813769

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Ashley Moon is all set for a dream holiday with her daughter in the glittering French Riviera. But nothing can prepare her for the shock of discovering who’s staying in the villa next door… Ashley got much more than a suntan on her first ever foreign holiday; one whirlwind romance and nine months later she had a daughter, Molly. Too heartbroken and proud to ever contact the father, Ashley made a decision to go it alone and raise her daughter herself. Fifteen hard and lonely years later, she finally has the chance to take Molly on her first ever holiday; a gorgeous, all-expenses-paid trip to the charming French resort of St. Raphael. It is the perfect setting for a week of quality time together; they plan to cycle through the sun-drenched vineyards, lounge by the glistening pool and practise their French on friendly locals. And just when Ashley thought things couldn’t get any better, comes the news of a handsome new occupant in the villa next door. But fate has other plans for Ashley. One look into her neighbour’s dark hazel eyes is all it takes to give her the shock of her life. Standing in front of her is Haydon, Molly’s long-lost father and the holiday fling she thought she’d never see again. As the temperature on the Cote D’Azure steadily rises and Ashley and Haydon begin to spend more and more time together, will Ashley find the courage to tell him who she is – and more importantly, who Molly is? A wonderfully heart-warming story of first love and second chances for fans of Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond. What readers are saying about The Summer Getaway: ‘I just want to say how fantastic this book is… If you’ve not read any books by this author, why the heck not?! Do it now… you won’t regret it! I just love love loved it.’ StefLoz Book Reviews, 5 stars 'A real joy of a story... it had me on the edge of my seat all the way through.' Fabulous Book Fiend 'Totally hooked from the first page and so heartwarming and romantic – an absolutely brilliant read that you just can't put down.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘In the past, I have been blown away by anything that Tilly Tennant writes; she has a magical way of creating a beautiful book that is full of loveable and realistic characters and scenarios… The book itself was well-written, and descriptions of Southern France were gorgeous... I stayed up until 4 am to finish the novel in one sitting.’ Goodreads Reviewer 'Full of happiness and fun... you won't want to put this down.' Being Unique Books 'Loved this... perfect for a summer weekend.' Goodreads Reviewer ‘I have always loved Tilly's books and this one is her best by far totally hooked from the first page and so heartwarming and romantic and absolutely brilliant read with beautiful countryside and you think you are there in the French Rivera. Great characters and the story plot is amazing and an easy read that you just can't put down. … A fantastic read from the first page worth far more than five stars.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘If you are looking for the ideal holiday story or even just to sit back and relax with then I have to recommend The Summer Getaway …If you are in need of a pick me up then The Summer Getaway will be ideal there is a lovely relaxed but heart-warming feeling to it that will guarantee the reader will be left smiling. At its heart this story is about family and how complicated life can be along with showing a sweet and beautiful romance! Charmed from start to finish, a perfect summer story!’ Rae Reads

Summer at Rose Island

A perfect feel good summer romance

Author: Holly Martin

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786810123

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1254

Fall in love with the gorgeous seaside town of White Cliff Bay this summer and enjoy long sunny days, beautiful beaches and… a little romance. Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals. As Darcy begins to swim daily in the crystal clear waters, she discovers the charming Rose Island lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing… Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his tragic past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman swimming every day. Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides. She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for? Pull up a deck chair, sink back with a bowl of strawberry ice cream and pick up the summer read you won’t be able to put down.

The Summer Escape

An uplifting romantic summer read

Author: Lily Graham

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1910751855

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9276

It’s always summer on the island of Crete. After losing her fiancé, Ria’s life has been at a standstill. So nobody is more surprised than her when she makes the snap decision to run away to the Greek island of Crete, armed only with her passport. It turns out to be a brilliant idea. She soon starts working for eccentric novelist Caroline, and meets handsome vineyard owner Tom. And who couldn’t be charmed by the picture perfect island of Crete, complete with sea-front tavernas and sun-drenched olive groves? But soon there is trouble in paradise. As Ria gets to know Tom better, she unwittingly uncovers a tangled web of secrets, and a truth that someone will do anything to keep hidden. What’s more Ria carries her own secret, her own sadness about her past love, and as she and Tom grow closer will this stop her from grabbing her own chance at happiness with both hands? Sometimes running away is how you find yourself … A wonderful romantic read, perfect for fans of Miranda Dickinson and Lucy Diamond, about having the courage to follow your heart and fall in love again. What readers are saying about The Summer Escape: 'Beautiful scenery and sympathetic characters made this an outstanding read’ For the Love of Books ‘Where do I begin - a heartwarming summer read. I was pulled into the story from the heartbreaking beginning to the happily ever after ending.’ One Book at a Time ‘The Summer Escape’ is a book about love, dreams, second chances, but more importantly; truth. It is such an unpredictable read which will have you captivated by the end of the first chapter.' The Writing Garnet 'Five out of five stars. A really enjoyable read, this book had it all for me ...loveable, warm believable characters, a great plot and the Greek ambience was perfect for my rainy Sunday escape!' Shellyback Books ‘A wonderful, moving and soul-searching story that almost had me booking a holiday to Crete.’ Nadine Matheson

The Library at the Edge of the World

A Novel

Author: Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062663739

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4637

November 2017 LibraryReads Pick In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland’s stunning West Coast. As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland’s West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she’s back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother’s retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula’s fragmented community. And she’s about to discover that the neighbors she’d always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong. “Heart-warming . . . reminiscent of Maeve Binchy and Roisin Meaney.”—Irish Examiner

Cottage by the Sea

A Novel

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0399181261

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5576

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A seaside town helps one young woman reclaim the light after darkness in a brand-new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. “Romantic, warm, and a breeze to read—one of Macomber’s best.”—Kirkus Reviews Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager. Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks in part to the folks she meets: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heart—and who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea; Mellie, the reclusive, prickly landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. But it is Keaton to whom Annie feels most drawn. His quiet, peaceful nature offers her both comfort and reprieve from her grief, and the two begin to grow closer. Then events threaten to undo the idyll Annie has come to enjoy. And when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey toward success and the safe and secure arms of the haven—and the man—she’s come to call home. In this heartwarming tale, Annie finds that the surest way to fix what is damaged within is to help others rise above their pain and find a way to heal. Praise for Cottage by the Sea “Macomber never disappoints. Tears and laughter abound in this story of loss and healing that will wrap you up and pull you in; readers will finish it in one sitting.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Macomber’s patented recipe of idyllic small-town life with a touch of romance is sure to result in a summer best-seller.”—Booklist “Macomber’s story of tragedy and triumph is emotionally engaging from the outset and ends with a satisfying conclusion. Readers will be most taken by the characters, particularly Annie, a heartwarming lead who bolsters the novel.”—Publishers Weekly

Summer at the Kindness Cafe

The most heartwarming story you'll read this year

Author: Victoria Walters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471181170

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4835

Summer at the Kindness Cafe was previously published as a four-part serial titled Random Acts of Kindness. This is the complete story in one package. 'THIS IS ONE OF THE GENRE'S STANDOUT STARS - THERE IS SO MUCH HEART IN THIS BOOK!' heat magazine Escape to the beautiful town of Littlewood with Victoria Walters, a heart-warming read perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Holly Hepburn and Jo Thomas. Welcome to Brew, a cafe where kindness is almost as important as coffee... almost! Meet the three women whose lives are about to change forever: Abbie has fled London and the humiliation of not being able to make rent after being made redundant. Her sister, Louise, unlucky in love, has thrown herself into her career at the local hospital. And Eszter, who has travelled from Hungary with her daughter Zoe, hoping to fulfil her husband's dying wish... to reunite his family. This summer these three very different women are inspired by the random acts of kindness written up on the Kindness Board at Brew, and decide to make a pact to be kinder to others and to themselves… Can a little bit of kindness really change your life? Eszter, Abbie and Louise are about to find out! ‘Warmth and kindness on every page’ Sheila O’Flanagan ‘I adored Summer at The Kindness Café - it's such a cosy, heart-warming read’ Jennifer Joyce ‘Utterly gorgeous, a totally heart-warming, beautiful story. I loved every single page!’ Holly Martin 'Summer at the Kindness Cafe ticks all the feel-good boxes' Holly Hepburn, author of A Year at the Star and Sixpence 'A really lovely story - heart-warming and life affirming' Jo Thomas, author of The Honey Farm on the Hill ‘An entertaining and timely reminder that a random act of kindness can change not only someone's day, but also someone's life’ Penny Parkes, author of Best Practice ‘Such an uplifting, warm story, with characters I already feel like I know. I loved every minute of it!’ Cressida McLaughlin, author of The House of Birds and Butterflies 'A heart-warming read - cosy and comforting. I loved it!' Heidi Swain, author of Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square ‘Victoria Walters has such a wonderful, fresh voice and the characters really do leap off the page. The perfect pick-me-up, and a timely reminder of the importance of kindness in every part of life’ Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House

The Second Chance Café in Carlton Square: A gorgeous summer romance and one of the top holiday reads for women! (The Carlton Square Series, Book 2)

Author: Lilly Bartlett,Michele Gorman

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008226598

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2939

A feel-good story that’s as scrumptious as your favourite slice of cake!

Coming Home to the Comfort Food Café

There's Nothing Good Friends and a Piece of Cake Won't Fix

Author: Debbie Johnson

Publisher: HarperImpulse

ISBN: 9780008263713

Category: Coffee shops

Page: 400

View: 1510

A brand new cosy novel from bestselling author Debbie Johnson. Welcome to the cosy Comfort Food Caf�, where there's kindness in every cup of hot chocolate and the menu is sprinkled with love and happiness... 'Full of comfort and cheer - the perfect antidote to cold winter nights' Sunday Times bestseller Jane Costello Moving to the little village of Budbury, Zoe hopes the crisp Dorset sea breeze and gentle pace of life will be a fresh start for her and her goddaughter, Martha. Luckily for them both, the friendly community at the caf� provide listening ears, sage advice, shoulders to cry on, and some truly excellent carrot cake. And when Martha's enigmatic, absent father suddenly turns up, confusing not only Martha but Zoe too, the love and support of their new-found friends is the best present they could ask for. Have Zoe and Martha truly found their home at the Comfort Food Caf�? 'As sweet and as satisfying as a mug of hot chocolate' Sunday Times bestseller Milly Johnson Readers LOVE the Comfort Food Cafe! 'Full of heart and delivers so much more than you expect...a real joy to read' Alba in Bookland'I truly believe that Budbury, the Comfort Food Caf� and the characters that live there have magical healing powers. I want to live there. I want to be in the novel, in every book in this series' Lisa Talks About'I urge you to pull up a chair, grab a bowl of your own comfort food and sit back and relax with a wonderful story' Rachel's Random Reads'Funny, touching, realistic and sweet' Bananas Are Tricky'I simply adored it with all my heart and my whole little miserable life' On My Bookshelf'Debbie's best yet' Annie Cooper's Book Corner'Such a heartfelt story' Jane Hunt Book Reviews'The perfect story whatever the season. I adored it' Rae Reads