‘I love all of Sue Moorcroft’s books!’ Katie Fforde The #1 bestseller returns with an irresistibly festive tale that you won’t be able to put down!
Author: Sue Moorcroft
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A feel good festive romance to curl up by the fire with
Author: Tilly Tennant
Help yourself to a generous slice of Victoria sponge, a perfect cup of tea and a big dollop of romance. Welcome to the Little Village Bakery. Meet Millie. Heartbreak has forced her to make a new start and when she arrives at the old bakery in the little village of Honeybourne she is determined that this will be her home sweet home. Her imagination has been captured by the tumbledown bakery but with no running water and dust everywhere, her cosy idea of making cakes in a rural idyll quickly crumbles. Luckily the locals are a friendly bunch and step in to help Millie. One in particular, Dylan, a laid-back lothario, soon captures her attention. But just as Millie is beginning to settle in, an unexpected visitor from her past suddenly turns up determined to ruin everything for her. It's time for Millie to face the skeletons in her closet if she's going to live the dream of running her little village bakery, and her blossoming romance with Dylan. A charming heartwarming novel about love, life and new beginnings perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Debbie Johnson. Praise for The Little Village Bakery: 'This book was an absolute pleasure to read - I devoured it in one sitting!'The Reading Shed 'This is an adorable tale of new beginnings, new friends and a village pulling together.Highly recommended.' Shelley Back Books 'I absolutely loved this'Well Read Pirate 'This is the first book I've read by this author and I absolutely loved it. The story weaves together a tale of love, friendship, trust, desire and so much more.' Haven't Got a Clue 'I loved this story, it had a little bit of everything, romance, heartbreak, mystery and a little magic thrown in for good measure. I'll definitely be reading the sequel when it comes out.' Mum Reinvented 'I loved Honeybourne; it's the kind of place I would love to live. This is a sweet, enjoyable read' Cayo Costa What readers are saying about Tilly Tennant: 'A wonderful read with a bubbly, unique and fresh style of writing' Sky's Book Corner 'Tilly makes her characters so relatable that you can't help but fall in love with them' Starcrossed Reviews 'Tilly Tennant has obvious talent for turning the every day into a fairy tale... a sweet touch and light humour' BestChickLit.com 'Tilly Tennant has an amazing gift for story-telling and I'm sure we're going to see great things from her in the future.' Holly Martin
A feel good romantic comedy with plenty of cake
Author: Tilly Tennant
In a tired New England industrial city like Bridgeport, Conn., some kids got only one shot at Christmas - Christmas Village, a seasonal Santa's workshop tucked away in a city park and run by the Police Athletic League. In December 1982, just days before Christmas Village's scheduled opening, a twisted arsonist burned it to the ground, incinerating the modest gifts, the animated figures and, most importantly, dashing the hopes of some kids and their families for Christmas. A determined mayor would not let that be. "The Miracle of Christmas Village is a story that President Ronald Reagan called "...just one of the most inspiring Christmas stories I've heard in years and years and years." America agreed.
Author: Michael J. Daly
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway.
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
CHRISTMAS MAGIC TO REKINDLE THE SOUL! A frosty breeze somehow pried its way indoors, and as it passed in a single puff through Yorkminster village, the family's ceramic Christmas display, where it collected a few flakes of the "magical snow" Dad had found at the Enchanted Christmas Shop they had visited while on vacation that summer. The shop had indeed a magical sense about it, transforming that dizzying July day into the scents, sounds and expectations of Christmas. Dad had found the "magical snow" in a display in the back of the store. "Sprinkled about your own Christmas village," the proprietor had explained, "your snow covered streets and lawns will look more real than the snow in your own backyard!" And so they did, with the magical snow even cold to the touch. Dad had purchased the last bag, and he and his daughters had taken turns that afternoon sprinkling it about the streets of Yorkminster. Now, a little bit of the magical snow caught up on that breeze and swirled about the room, glittering in the lights of Yorkminster village, before wafting to the ground about the sleeping girls. Alana awoke suddenly at the sound of a boy's voice and a numb tugging at her arm. It was mostly dark, other than a few distant lights and what seemed a field of stars above. "Get up I say," came the voice again and the pulling of her arm. It was tingling a bit now. "You'll catch the death of you sleeping in the snow like this." Like magical snow in The Christmas Village, these tales of the memories of Christmas will transport you back to the spirit of Christmas! REVIEWS: "Magical snow, a Dickensian village come-to-life and a Shakespearean garden all lend a sense of joy and wonder to these fourteen tales, not unlike the feelings experienced by a child on Christmas morning. I encourage readers young and old to take a break from their over-scheduled lives to read The Christmas Village and Other Tales of the Magic and Memories of Christmas and r
Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Outskirts Press
There’s blossom in the trees and daffodils as far as the eye can see. Maddie is looking forward to a fresh start in the countryside, but there’s just one little problem… Following a scandal at her high-flying PR agency, twenty-six-year-old Maddie flees London to help promote what she thinks is going to be a luxurious holiday retreat in the countryside. Everything is riding on her making a success of this new job… Yet when she arrives, Maddie is horrified to find a rundown old farm in a terrible state. The brooding and secretive owner, Seth, spent all his money on leasing the land when he fell in love with the beautiful, dishevelled farm cottages and the very romantic story behind them. When Maddie discovers an old oil painting by the original owner’s wife, she unlocks the secret of the farm’s history and quickly realises she must start getting her hands dirty if this very special place is going to have any chance of survival. As she and Seth begin working together, the stunning view from the top of the hill is not the only thing that’s leaving her breathless… After weeks of hard work the dream looks like it might become a reality, until a secret from Maddie’s past threatens to snatch it all away again. Can Maddie find a way to save the business and herself? Will she finally find a place to keep her heart within the crumbling walls of the little cottage on the hill? Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson who are looking to escape to the countryside and fall in love watching the seasons change. What readers are saying about The Little Cottage on the Hill: ‘A wonderfully uplifting enjoyable read to make you smile.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 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 ‘A lovely story that is engaging, heart-warming and perfect for an escape.’ I am, Indeed ‘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 ‘A charming story that I enjoyed reading every second of.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘A wonderfully fun feel-good book… Beware that this book will have you binge-reading it in one sitting. It is that good. Loved it.’ 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 ‘Flew through this one just like her others! A great feel-good light read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A cute fluffy feel good romance with some depth… Overall great read and sweet romance.’ Books and Quirks, 5 stars ‘A funny and heart-warming story, which makes you feel sad in parts and then lifts you up again with laughter in others…’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘Another great book from Emma, flew through this one just like her others! A great feel good light read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
A gorgeous feel good romance to escape with
Author: Emma Davies
"Twenty-four-year-old Lucy needs a fresh start. Forever single and frustrated with her studies she gives up everything to run a little library in the leafy village of Tilley Moreton. Lucy loves reading almost as much as she loves fixing other people's problems, so starting a book club seems like the perfect opportunity to do both. As she meets her new members, it's clear she's going to have her work cut out for her. Handsome but silent Callum is the biggest puzzle of them all... But Lucy's meddling begins to cause more problems than it solves, and no one is more surprised than Lucy when Callum steps in to help. Could there be more to him than people think? As Callum and Lucy start working together to fix the broken hearts of the library's most loyal customers, the first sparks of romance begin to fly"--Page  of cover.
A Heartwarming Feel Good Romance Novel
Author: Emma Davies
Includes mouth-watering recipes Rosie Hopkins, newly engaged, is looking forward to an exciting year in the little sweetshop she owns and runs. But when fate strikes Rosie and her boyfriend, Stephen, a terrible blow, threatening everything they hold dear, it's going to take all their strength and the support of their families and their Lipton friends to hold them together. After all, don't they say it takes a village to raise a child?
Author: Jenny Colgan
Category: Christmas stories
‘Full of quirky characters, friendship and humour, you will devour this engaging and heartwarming novel in one sitting’ – Sunday Express
Author: Debbie Johnson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
When Jamie Reynolds visits his grandparents' Vermont home for Christmas, he just wishes things would go back to the way they were before his dad disappeared. Time and again he is drawn to the miniature Christmas village that Grandma has put out to cheer him up. He imagines that life in the village would be simple and perfect and wishes he could simply disappear into it, leaving his troubles behind. Late one night, the village comes to life before Jamie's eyes, and his fantasy of escaping into it becomes very real indeed. He discovers that the village is called Canterbury, where the year is 1932. Jamie becomes fast friends with Kelly and Christopher Pennysworth, and is taken in by the kindly Ida, who runs the local boarding house. But he also makes a dangerous enemy of the mysterious and menacing Jim Gordon, whose return to town is nothing but trouble. As he desperately races against time to find his way back home for Christmas, Jamie is suddenly faced with a frightening choice: to go ahead with his plan to leave, or to stay and help his friends, at the risk of never going home again. The Christmas Village is an adventure the whole family will love, filled with suspense, secrets and surprises to the very last page. Now available: Return to Canterbury, the sequel to The Christmas Village! Join Jamie and his friends in a new adventure that pits them against a ruthless villain whose plans threaten their beloved Canterbury.
Author: Melissa Ann Goodwin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Category: Juvenile Fiction
*The new, deliciously festive ‘Cosy’ novel from the Kindle bestselling author of The Cosy Teashop in the Castle*
Author: Caroline Roberts
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
From the author of Cider With Rosie, Village Christmas is a moving, lyrical portrait of England through the changing years and seasons. Laurie Lee left his childhood home in the Cotswolds when he was nineteen, but it remained with him throughout his life until, many years later, he returned for good. This collection brings to life the sights, sounds, landscapes and traditions of his home - from centuries-old May Day rituals to his own patch of garden, from carol singing in crunching snow to pub conversations and songs. Here too he writes about the mysteries of love, living in wartime Chelsea, Winston Churchill's wintry funeral and his battle, in old age, to save his beloved Slad Valley from developers. Told with a warm sense of humour and a powerful sense of history, Village Christmas brings us a picture of a vanished world.
And Other Notes on the English Year
Author: Laurie Lee
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography