House of Dreams

The perfect feelgood summer read

Author: Fanny Blake

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409159884

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A weekend in Spain. A family celebration. A secret from the past that won't go away... 'A heart-warming tale of family secrets revealed. A compelling and delightful read' SANTA MONTEFIORE At their family hilltop villa, Lucy awaits the arrival of her brother and sister for their mother's annual birthday party. Although this time, their mother won't be there. Struggling at Malaga airport with her fractious four year old, Jo has already lost her case and is dreading arriving without its precious contents. For Tom, returning to the villa stirs up all sorts of memories - then a beautiful face from his past appears . . . Over one long, hot weekend, past secrets will spill out as three siblings discover more about their family and each other in this gorgeous, warm and witty novel from Fanny Blake - the perfect summer read. Don't miss Fanny Blake's new novel, Our Summer Together, available now Your favourite authors love Fanny Blake's feelgood books: 'A heart-warming tale of family secrets revealed. A compelling and delightful read' SANTA MONTEFIORE 'Fanny has made this little corner of womankind, with all its humour and trials and tribulations, her own' PENNY VINCENZI 'Warm, wise and wonderfully addictive' HELEN LEDERER
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The Summer of Serendipity

The magical feel good perfect holiday read

Author: Ali McNamara

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751566217

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2393

'Wonderfully romantic, full of mystery and magic. I fell in love with Ballykiltara!' - Cathy Bramley You'll find a warm welcome in the latest novel from Ali McNamara, bestselling author of The Little Flower Shop by the Sea and From Notting Hill with Love, Actually One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it. 'The Welcome House' is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor. While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she's remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel. But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious 'Welcome House'? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness? 'Breathtakingly scenic, full of love, friendship, romance, magic... made me want to move to Ballykiltara right away' - Alex Brown, author of The Secret of Orchard Cottage What readers are saying about The Summer of Serendipity 'A really heartwarming novel' - The Booktrail 'Make sure you pack it into your case for any summer trips you might be planning' - t*rexes and tiaras 'A magical read full of mystery, romance and mythical Irish charm. This summery novel will make you look at your own life with new eyes and see that spark of magic in the stories that surround you every day' - Laura Bambrey Books 'A book guaranteed to lift your spirits this summer' - charlenejess.wordpress.com 'A lovely, warm and sweet read' - Bleach House Library 'This book entranced and mystified me. I was desperate to discover the secret of the welcome house, just as much as Ren was. The book pulled me in and its mixture of fun and folklore kept me turning pages till the end' - Rachale's Reads 'An enticing novel, bringing together a wonderful story, filled with friendly, realistic characters, gorgeous scenery, and a little bit of magic' - Whispering Stories 'Another warm and funny love story from Ali and I highly recommend escaping with it this summer' - One More Page 'This book is perfect if you are looking for a summer read for the holiday you're about to take or if you simply want to escape to Ireland for a while from the comfort of your armchair or garden lounger. Ali's writing is welcoming, warm and romantic. I love her and I adored this book (if you couldn't tell already.)' - Novel Kicks 'Everything you need for a holiday read... it's humorous, it's magical and it's so full of delightful charm that you can't help but enjoy it!' - The Quiet Knitter 'I had a feeling I would fall in love with this tale and that's exactly what I did!' - Fiction Dreams 'I loved this book from start to finish' - Kelly's Book Corner 'A magical and charming read, rich in scenery and community that'll make you fall in love' - Samantha Kilford 'A charming and engaging read' - Cosmochicklitan 'A lovely summer read...a gentle, rather charming book' - The Literary Shed 'Truly fabulous, full of adventure, laughter and some great characters too!' - Miss Bookworm Reviews 'Great summer time read' - The Gingerbread House 'The perfect summer read' - Fabulous Book Fiend
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The Honey Farm on the Hill

escape to sunny Greece in the perfect feel-good summer read

Author: Jo Thomas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147222373X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'Perfect escapist magic' Good Housekeeping 'Like the best kind of holiday!' Lucy Diamond Jo Thomas's irresistible novel transports you straight to the mountains of Crete. A gorgeous, sun-filled new read from the author of The Oyster Catcher and Late Summer in the Vineyard. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews. Sometimes you have to go back before you can move forwards... One magical summer Nell fell in love in the mountains of Crete and her life changed for ever. Eighteen years later, Nell is ready for a new beginning. When she sees a honey farm in the same hilltop town has lost its bees, the opportunity is impossible to resist. Welcomed back to Greece by the warm sun and aroma of wild thyme, Nell finds memories of her past at every turn. But much has changed since she's been away. As Nell throws herself into restoring the honey farm, she starts to unlock the truth of what happened all those years ago. She soon learns that the course of true love - just like Cretan honey - can be wild and sweet. And well worth the wait... Jo Thomas's new novel Sunset Over the Cherry Orchard is available to pre-order now. Readers are raving about The Honey Farm on the Hill: 'Jo Thomas has the ability in her writing to take you right there' I Read Novels 'Incredibly enjoyable ... could practically smell the herbs in the air' Rachel's Random Reads 'I absolutely loved this book ... a darned good story' Julie's World of Books 'So richly imagined and so wonderfully written - highly recommended!' On My Bookshelf 'Superb escapism! ... the way the views, smells, sounds of the island are captured are spectacular' Be Reader Books 'Jo Thomas is a purveyor of dreams. I defy anybody to read this book and at the end of it not to dream a little of the Cretan life' Short Books and Scribes 'Warm, sensual and heartwarming' Books, Life and Everything 'A charming and delightful slice of escapist romantic fiction' Heat 'The ultimate cheery tale' Sun
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The Summer Hideaway

An uplifting feel good summer romance

Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786815206

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Under Italian Skies

The perfect feel-good escapist summer read

Author: Nicky Pellegrino

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409150887

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8924

Escape to the Italian sunshine with this beautiful, heart-warming summer read about finding yourself in the most unexpected place. Can you change your life by swapping your home? 'It was a curious sort of feeling, being so cherished by a stranger...' Imagine swapping your house for a stay in an Italian villa...and falling in love with the owner's life After Stella's boss dies suddenly, she's left with nothing to do apart from clear the studio. It seems as though the life she wanted has vanished. She is lost - until one day she finds a house swap website and sees a beautiful old villa in a southern Italian village. Could she really exchange her poky London flat for that? But what was just intended as a break becomes much more, as Stella finds herself trying on a stranger's life. Can Stella overcome her grief and find her way into a new future? What readers are saying about Nicky Pellegrino 'Enchanting...a delightful feel good story' Amazon reviewer 'This book will make you want to run away to Europe for a house swap of your own' Weekend Herald 'A slice of pure sunshine' Good Housekeeping 'I couldn't put it down' Amazon reviewer
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Zwei Männer für Miss Darcy

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Author: Ali McNamara

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641099641

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Die junge Darcy erbt eine kleine Insel vor der irischen Küste und stellt fest, dass die Liebe an unerwarteten Orten wohnt. Darcy McCall fällt aus allen Wolken: Ihre Tante Molly hat ihr nicht nur ein millionenschweres Vermögen hinterlassen, sondern auch ein gottverlassenes Stückchen Erde: die kleine Insel Tara vor der irischen Küste. Und genau hier liegt Darcys Problem, denn das Geld bekommt sie nur, wenn sie zwölf Monate dort verbringt. Widerstrebend lässt sie ihr hippes Londoner Großstadtleben hinter sich, nur um festzustellen, dass die Insel gar nicht so einsam ist. Denn gleich zwei Männer setzen dort alles daran, Darcy zum Bleiben zu bewegen ...
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Summer at Hope Meadows

the perfect feel-good summer read

Author: Lucy Daniels

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473653886

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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**Summer Days at Sunrise Farm, the new book in the Animal Ark Revisited series, is currently available for pre-order!** 'A stunning, beautiful tale of friendship and love... I laughed and I cried, and cannot recommend it highly enough!' Books of All Kinds Newly qualified vet Mandy Hope is leaving Leeds - and her boyfriend Simon - to return to the Yorkshire village she grew up in, where she'll help out with animals of all shapes and sizes in her parents' surgery. But it's not all plain sailing: Mandy clashes with gruff local Jimmy Marsh, and some of the villagers won't accept a new vet. Meanwhile, Simon is determined that Mandy will rejoin him back in the city. When tragedy strikes for her best friend James Hunter, and some neglected animals are discovered on a nearby farm, Mandy must prove herself. When it comes to being there for her friends - and protecting animals in need - she's prepared to do whatever it takes... This gorgeous and heartwarming novel, based on the globally bestselling Animal Ark series, is perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie Fforde. Read what everyone's saying about Animal Ark Revisited: 'An adorable read [with] a real sense of village community' Bookworms and Shutterbugs 'Just the right amount of nostalgia... wonderful and very poignant' - The World is a Book Blog 'Heartwarming and endearing... a gorgeous story filled with hope, joy, sweetness and light combined with the honesty of real life' - Amazon 'An incredibly lovely story' - Rachel's Random Reads 'The summer read of 2017!' Goodreads 'Will leave you feeling cosy and uplifted' Goodreads 'I loved every minute' Amazon 'I had tears in my eyes at the first chapter' - Goodreads 'Full of charm; the perfect feel-good summer read' Amazon 'One of the best books I've read!' Amazon
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Die kleine Bäckerei am Strandweg

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Author: Jenny Colgan

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827078644

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1933

Es klingt fast zu gut um wahr zu sein - Polly wird ihr Hobby zum Beruf machen, und das in Cornwall, auf einer romantischen Insel mit Männerüberschuss. Genau die richtige Kur für ein leeres Konto und ein gebrochenes Herz. Aber die alte Bäckerei ist eine windschiefe Bruchbude, am Meer kann es sehr kühl sein, und der Empfang, den manche Insulaner ihr bereiten, ist noch viel kälter. Gut, dass Polly Neil hat, einen kleinen Papageientaucher mit gebrochenem Flügel. Doch bald kauft der halbe Ort heimlich ihr wunderbares selbstgebackenes Brot, und als sie Neil fliegen lassen soll, ist sie schon fast heimisch geworden. Nur das mit der Liebe gestaltet sich komplizierter als gedacht ...
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Olivensommer

Roman

Author: Isabelle Broom

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641191173

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9519

Seit dem Tod ihrer Mutter ist Holly Expertin darin, Menschen auf Abstand zu halten. Doch als sie einen unerwarteten Brief ihrer Tante aus Zakynthos erhält, beginnen die Mauern zu bröckeln. Holly reist auf die griechische Insel und versucht, den Spuren ihrer Familie zu folgen – einer Familie, von deren Existenz sie zuvor nichts wusste. Warum hat ihre Mutter nie von ihrer Schwester erzählt? Und was hat es mit der handgezeichneten Karte auf sich, die Holly und ihr Nachbar Aidan in einem alten Haus finden?
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Wenn die Liebe Anker wirft

Author: Cressida McLaughlin

Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch

ISBN: 3955766454

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4688

Ein kleines gemütliches Boots-Café am beschaulichen Flussufer. Eigentlich traumhaft, trotzdem fällt es Summer schwer zurückzukehren an den Ort, an dem sie so vieles an ihre verstorbene Mutter erinnert. Doch sie muss das Café retten! Und plötzlich ist sie mittendrin, in einem neuen Leben am und auf dem Fluss. Zum Glück hat sie Mason, den Besitzer des Nachbarbootes, der immer da ist, wenn sie Hilfe braucht. Aber ist das nicht alles zu perfekt, um wahr zu sein? "Ein Buch, wie eine liebevolle Umarmung." Kirsty Greenwood
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The Summer of Secrets

A feel good romance novel perfect for holiday reading

Author: Tilly Tennant

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813602

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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One Day Like This

A feel good summer romance

Author: Laura Briggs

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786814862

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 2689

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Hinter dem Café das Meer

Roman

Author: Phillipa Ashley

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189416

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

View: 2408

Türkisblaues Wasser, raue Steilküsten, kilometerlange Sandstrände – der Sommer in St Trenyan/Cornwall hat einiges zu bieten. Leider ist Demi viel zu beschäftigt, um ihn zu genießen. Sie arbeitet als Kellnerin in einem kleinen Strandcafé, um sich und ihren Hund Mitch über die Runden zu bringen. Dann verliert sie ihren Job – und trifft Cal. Er hat ein Anwesen in der Nähe einer idyllischen Bucht geerbt. Das alte, baufällige Haus und das vernachlässigte Gelände will er in eine Ferienanlage umwandeln, und er braucht dringend Unterstützung. Auf einmal hat Demi wieder Arbeit. Und während sie gärtnert, Wände verputzt und Dachziegel anbringt, träumt sie von ihrem eigenen kleinen Café. Aber auch ihr neuer Chef beschäftigt sie – obwohl der es ihr nicht gerade leicht macht. Trotzdem fühlt sie sich zu ihm hingezogen. Wenn nur Cals Exfreundin nicht wäre, für die er noch Gefühle zu hegen scheint. Als Cal erkennt, was Demi ihm bedeutet, ist es fast zu spät ... Die Reihe um das Café am Meer: Band 1: Hinter dem Café das Meer Band 2: Weihnachten im Café am Meer Band 3: Hochzeit im Café am Meer (erscheint im Juni 2018)
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Finding Dreams

A delightful feel-good romance!

Author: Lauren Westwood

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788541456

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

View: 1916

A must-read for summer - a heartwarming story of love and second chances. Perfect for the fans of Jane Costello and Lucy Dillon. Lizzie Greene is about to lose everything when her husband suddenly dies and his debts come to light. To make ends meet she opens up her quirky old house to be used as a set for a film based on a bestselling romance novel. Her life and household are turned upside down when a whole cast of colourful characters enters her family's lives: from an enigmatic author, a handsome location scout, a brooding director, to a heart-throb leading man, never mind her now ex-mother-in-law camped out in her drive. As Lizzie delves deeper into the film's book, all is not as it seems. Will her desire to save her house and unravel the secrets of the past lead to new love, or to mortal danger? What readers are saying: 'An enchanting and engrossing read that I highly recommend and, if you have not yet read Lauren Westwood's books, then what on earth are you waiting for?' Bookish Jottings. 'This book may be called Finding Dreams, but it is safe to say that I had found my dream book in this. Absolutely brilliant!' The Writing Garnet. 'A delightfully charming tale that is heartfelt and genuine and reminds us that good things can happen if you believe in yourself, stay open-minded, and be excited for whatever comes next' What's Better Than Books?. 'A story full of twists and turns, captivating and absorbing. I loved it' Sibzzreads. 'It drew me in right from the very beginning and kept me truly captivated throughout, right to the very shocking outcome' Nessa Stimson, NetGalley.
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The Doll's House

Author: Tania Carver

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405520167

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2940

From the outside, the house was unremarkable. Just one of many on an ordinary, suburban estate. But inside was a different matter. With pink ribbons and pink walls, stuffed toy animals everywhere and a dining table laid out for a tea party, it was a doll's house. The doll was sitting at the table. Life size, with blonde, pigtailed hair and rosy red cheeks, dressed in her best pink party dress. Her finger and thumb curled round the handle of a fine china teacup. An adult woman. Covered in blood. Eviscerated. Dead. In all his years on the force, DI Phil Brennan of the Major Incident Squad has never encountered a scene like it. As he investigates he uncovers more bizarre revelations and realises that he must act fast; the next murder has already been planned and the victim is close to home ...
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The House at Hope Corner

The perfect feel-good holiday romance novel

Author: Emma Davies

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786818426

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9274

The view across the valley takes her breath away; everywhere she looks tiny patches of colour – ochre, chestnut, lime and purple. The farmhouse behind her glows pink in the morning sun. Finally, Flora has the home of her dreams… but is she about to lose it?

Free-spirited Flora Dunbar is heartbroken at the news that she must close down her beloved little flower shop on the high-street. As she packs away her pretty pots and vases and locks the door for the very last time, the only spark of hope is an offer from Ned, a gorgeous farmer with an irresistible twinkle in his eye, to come and start a new life on his family farm.

Arriving at Hope Corner, Flora’s heart sings as she takes in the stunning landscape that surrounds her new home. But it’s not long before she realises that her creative, romantic thinking has no place in a household built on tradition and strict routine.

Pulling up her signature striped socks and throwing herself into her chores, little by little Flora blossoms as she learns to love the order and patterns of life on the land, feeding the chickens every morning and checking on the cows at night. But the more she understands about her new home, the more she suspects it’s under threat, and worse, that Ned is hiding something from her…

But this time, Flora’s not going to run from her problems, especially not when she was just beginning to let herself believe that Ned could really be The One. Can she find a way to save her relationship AND the first house she’s ever truly called home?

An absolutely gorgeous and utterly uplifting romance to sweep you off your feet! Perfect reading for fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson.

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 tearsAn amazing read and so uplifting. I highly recommend I couldn't put it down at all.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A heart-warming, feel-good tale that will have you staying up all night to finish… A wonderful read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

If you need something to put a smile in your heart this summer, this is it!... A sumptuous read and a first-class series, this is one for your reading list. Without any doubt, it is completely worthy of a full five stars!Reviewer Lady Good ‘n’ Read-y, 5 stars

I really, really loved this book. It's so full of warmth, it just leaves you feeling all gooey in the middle… Emma's writing is so easy to read and her stories flow along at a wonderful pace... I just LOVE this series and can't wait for the next one!’ Rona Halsall, 5 stars

Tears in my eyes and goose pimples galore!B Is For Book Review

‘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 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

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Follow the Stars Home

Author: Luanne Rice

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007484844

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4013

From the acclaimed author of CLOUD NINE, a new novel that ‘touches the deepest, most tender corners of the heart’, a story of poignance and heartbreak, grace and courage.
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Mr. Peardews Sammlung der verlorenen Dinge

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Author: Ruth Hogan

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843714703

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7825

Charmant, außergewöhnlich und liebenswert. Machen Sie sich mit Mr. Peardew auf die Suche nach verlorenen Dingen. Jeder Gegenstand, den Anthony Peardew auf der Straße findet, hat eine Geschichte. Er sammelt und archiviert sie alle in seinem gediegenen viktorianischen Haus und plant, sie eines Tages an ihre ursprünglichen Besitzer zurückzugeben. Denn er selbst sieht sich nur als Hüter der verlorenen Dinge. Vor Jahren hat er selbst etwas verloren, das er seitdem auf seinen Streifzügen sucht: ein Schmuckstück. Es gehörte seiner großen Liebe, und das Medaillon verbindet sie noch immer mit ihm. Anthony muss diese besondere Aufgabe jedoch an seine Erbin Laura weitergeben, ohne ihr von dem großen Geheimnis erzählt zu haben, das seine Sammlung umgibt.
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The Doll's House: A Novel

Author: Tania Carver

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987301

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7700

The new psychological thriller in Tania Carver's harrowing crime series—and one that delivers a surprise unlike any other in modern detective fiction. From the outside, the house was unremarkable. Just one of many on an ordinary, suburban estate. But inside was a different matter. With pink ribbons and pink walls, stuffed toy animals everywhere and a dining table laid out for a tea party, it was a doll's house. The doll was sitting at the table. Life size, with blonde, pigtailed hair and rosy red cheeks, dressed in her best pink party dress. Her finger and thumb curled round the handle of a fine china teacup. An adult woman. Covered in blood. Eviscerated. Dead. In all his years on the force, Detective Inspector Phil Brennan of the Major Incident Squad has never encountered a scene like it. As he investigates he uncovers more bizarre revelations and knows that he must act fast; the next murder has already been planned and the victim is closer to home that he realizes . . .
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Liebe zwischen den Zeilen

Roman

Author: Veronica Henry

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641206502

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 874

"Bücher sind nur dickere Briefe an Freunde." Jean Paul Die kleine Buchhandlung Nightingale Books hat Emilia von ihrem geliebten Vater übernommen. Im Herzen des verschlafenen Städtchens Peasebrook ist sie eine Begegnungsstätte für die unterschiedlichsten Menschen mit ihrem Kummer und ihren Träumen. Doch Julius Nightingale war ein großer Buchliebhaber und kein Buchhalter – der Laden steht kurz vor dem Ruin. Emilia bleiben nur wenige Monate, um diesen besonderen Ort vor einem Großinvestor zu retten. Denn nicht nur sie findet hier Freundschaft und Liebe ... »Ein großartiges Roman über die Kraft von Büchern und Geschichten.« The Sun on Sunday
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