House of Dreams

Author: Fanny Blake

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409159884

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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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 Casa de Sueños 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 new novel from Fanny Blake.
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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: 6660

'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 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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Zwei Männer für Miss Darcy

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Author: Ali McNamara

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641099641

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3038

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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Olivensommer

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Author: Isabelle Broom

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641191173

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4605

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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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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One Day Like This

A feel good summer romance

Author: Laura Briggs

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786814862

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 9427

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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

View: 6215

'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 House

Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 9781538764176

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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From this USA Today bestselling author comes a delightful summer read about friendship, family, and the healing power of love. Callie Weaver and her best friend, Olivia Dixon, have finally done it: put their life savings into the beach house they admired through childhood summers, on the dazzling white sand of North Carolina's Outer Banks. They're going to buff the salt from its windows, paint its sun-bleached sidings, and open it as a bed-and-breakfast. Callie's too busy to think about her love life, but when she catches the attention of local heartthrob Luke Sullivan, his blue eyes and easy smile make it hard to say no. He's heir to his father's real estate empire, and the papers say he's just another playboy. But as they laugh in the ocean waves, Callie realizes there's more to this man than money and good looks. Just when true happiness seems within reach, Callie and Olivia find a diary full of secrets . . . secrets that stretch across the island and have the power to turn lives upside down. As Callie reads, she unravels a mystery that makes her heart drop through the floor. Will Callie and Luke be pulled apart by the storm the diary unleashes, or can true love save them?
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Finding Dreams

A bittersweet romance, where all is not quite what it seems!

Author: Lauren Westwood

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788541456

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

View: 5711

A must-read for summer - a heartwarming story of love and second chances. Perfect for the fans of Jane Costello and Milly Johnson. 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?
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My Mamma Mia Summer

The feel-good summer read of 2018

Author: Annie Robertson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409183122

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 7988

'A must for all Mamma Mia fans!' Sue Moorcroft, bestselling author of One Summer in Italy One summer... One dream... One chance to make it happen. Laurel hasn't taken a risk her whole life. Now as summer dawns, she's going to do something that nobody expects of her. Laurel turns to her ABBA albums and her favourite film, Mamma Mia! She grabs her passport, dons her dungarees, and jets off to Skopelos for her own Meryl-inspired adventure... Laurel books into the faded but charming Villa Athena and befriends its eccentric owner. As she explores the island's famous sights, Laurel finds herself feeling strangely at home. So should she return to her life in London, or could this be where she truly belongs? This summer dust off your passport, pack your best dancing shoes, and escape to Greece on your own Mamma Mia! adventure! The perfect summertime read for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jenny Colgan and Sue Roberts. **** Readers are loving My Mamma Mia Summer 'I LOVED it...this book filled me with joy' 'A perfect summer read... Full of humour and emotion, this is just an all-round fabulous fun book' 'I absolutely loved it and can't recommend it enough!' 'Loved, loved this book. A real feel-good happy book' 'Full of hope and sunshine...a fun read which has you reaching for the ABBA CDs and booking holidays to Greece!' 'I loved this book...just the thing to get me in the mood for my holiday' 'Absolutely loved this book, couldn't put it down but didn't want it to finish' 'Funny, moving and pure escapism! How can you resist it?' 'I just loved everything about this book - it left me with the same cosy feeling as the film' 'A vibrant, warm and satisfying read' 'Loved the book and felt as if I was in the story' 'Will have you itching to hop on a plane to the nearest Greek island!'
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Under Italian Skies

Author: Nicky Pellegrino

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409150887

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9685

Stella has life under control - and that's the way she likes it. For twenty-five years, she's been trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer but after her 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. As the villa begins to get under her skin, she can't help but imagine the owner from the clues around her. She meets his friends, cooks the local food he recommends and follows suggestions to go to his favourite places. But can an idea of someone ever match up the reality? As Stella wonders if she can let go of the safety of her past, perhaps there's a chance for her to find a way into her future . . .
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Game Of Scones: a feel-good summer romance for 2018!

Author: Samantha Tonge

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474034020

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1518

‘This was the ultimate summer read and I enjoyed every page and every word. A little slice of paradise.’ - Jenny in Neverland A story of icing and flour... and how love doesn’t always go to plan!
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Summer at Hope Meadows

Author: Lucy Daniels

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473653886

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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**Order Springtime at Wildacre - the new book in the Hope Meadows series - now** '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 Hope Meadows: '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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Frühstück mit Meerblick

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Author: Debbie Johnson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641209293

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5505

Wenn dir ein Café nicht nur Kaffee und Kuchen serviert – sondern eine zweite Chance Zwei Jahre nach dem Tod ihres geliebten Mannes weiß Laura Walker, dass es nun an der Zeit für einen Neuanfang ist. Deshalb entschließt sie sich, mit ihren beiden Kindern für den Sommer von Manchester nach Dorset zu ziehen, um dort in einem Café auszuhelfen. Das malerisch gelegene Comfort Food Café und die warmherzigen Menschen, denen Laura dort tagtäglich begegnet, geben ihr die Chance, neue Freunde zu finden und zu lernen, wieder sie selbst zu sein. Und dann ist da auch noch Tierarzt Matt, der immer im passenden Moment zur Stelle zu sein scheint ...
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Muss es denn gleich für immer sein?

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Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641226074

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9249

Sylvie und Dan sind seit zehn Jahren zusammen. Sie führen eine glückliche Ehe, haben zwei Kinder, ein hübsches Zuhause und wissen stets, was der andere denkt. Beim jährlichen Check-up-Termin prognostiziert ihr Hausarzt außerdem hocherfreut: Beide sind so kerngesund, dass sie sich bestimmt noch auf 68 gemeinsame Jahre freuen können. Erfreulich? Sylvie und Dan packt die blanke Panik. Wie zum Kuckuck sollen sie diese Ewigkeit überstehen, ohne einander zu langweilen? Sie beschließen, sich gegenseitig im Alltag zu überraschen. Doch das ist leichter gesagt als getan ...
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Ein wunderbarer Sommer

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Author: Kerry Fisher

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641189543

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Blühender Oleander, Limonenduft und Herzklopfen – auf Korsika hat Octavia Sheldon unvergessliche Sommer verbracht und immer von einem romantischen Leben im Süden geträumt. Die Realität: englisches Nieselwetter statt Sonnenschein, und Liebe und Leidenschaft kochen auf Sparflamme. Verheiratet mit dem trägen Jonathan verbringt Octavia ihre Zeit vor allem mit Kindererziehung, Elternabenden und Bergen von Dreckwäsche. Als ihre beste Freundin sich scheiden lässt, kommt Octavia ins Grübeln. Was wäre, wenn auch sie selbst ausbrechen würde? Ausbrechen in Richtung Korsika – in Richtung des Mannes, den sie nie vergessen konnte ...
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