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 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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The Summer of Serendipity

The magical feel good perfect holiday read

Author: Ali McNamara

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751566217

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1449

'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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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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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: 2824

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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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Die kleine Bäckerei am Strandweg

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Author: Jenny Colgan

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827078644

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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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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The Summer House

A gorgeous feel good romance that will have you hooked

Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812045

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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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: 9735

‘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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Finding Dreams

A delightful feel-good romance!

Author: Lauren Westwood

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788541456

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

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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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My Mamma Mia Summer

The feel-good summer read of 2018

Author: Annie Robertson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409183122

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 1603

'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

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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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Olivensommer

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Author: Isabelle Broom

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641191173

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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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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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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Ich, Eleanor Oliphant

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Author: Gail Honeyman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539695

Category: Fiction

Page: 525

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Wie Eleanor Oliphant die Liebe suchte und sich selbst dabei fand Eleanor Oliphant ist anders als andere Menschen. Eine Pizza bestellen, mit Freunden einen schönen Tag verbringen, einfach so in den Pub gehen? Für Eleanor undenkbar! Und das macht ihr Leben auf Dauer unerträglich einsam. Erst als sie sich verliebt, wagt sie sich zaghaft aus ihrem Schneckenhaus - und lernt dabei nicht nur die Welt, sondern auch sich selbst noch einmal neu kennen. Mit ihrem Debüt "Ich, Eleanor Oliphant" ist Gail Honeyman ein anrührender Roman mit einer unvergesslichen Hauptfigur gelungen. Ihre erfrischend schräge Sicht auf die Dinge zeigt uns, was im Leben wirklich zählt. Liebe. Hoffung. Ehrlichkeit. Und vor allen Dingen die Freundschaft. "Absolut mitreißend." Jojo Moyes
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Frühstück mit Meerblick

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Author: Debbie Johnson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641209293

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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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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Mein zauberhafter Buchladen am Ufer der Seine

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Author: Rebecca Raisin

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841212794

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Wo liegt das Glück, wenn nicht in Paris? Buchhandlungen sind magische Orte, an denen manch einer ganz neue Wege für sein Leben zu entdecken vermag. Das zumindest findet die junge Buchhändlerin Sarah. Doch ihr kleiner, aber feiner Laden in der amerikanischen Provinz ist alles andere als eine Goldgrube. Und eine Lösung für ihre komplizierte Beziehung zu ihrem Freund Ridge findet sie hier auch nicht. Als eine Freundin aus Frankreich sie bittet, für eine Weile ihren Buchladen am Ufer der Seine zu übernehmen, zögert Sarah nicht lange. Doch dort erwartet sie alles andere als la vie en rose, und Sarah muss erst die Geheimnisse der französischen Bücherfreunde verstehen, um den unvergleichlichen Zauber von Paris entdecken zu können. Eine junge Buchhändlerin sucht ihr Glück in einem kleinen Buchladen in Paris – und findet die Liebe ...
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To all the boys I’ve loved before

Author: Jenny Han

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446254358

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Lara Jeans Liebesleben verlief bisher eher unauffällig. Nicht, dass es ihr an Herz oder Fantasie mangelte. Im Gegenteil, Liebeskummer hatte sie schon oft, und unsterblich verliebt war sie auch schon. Einmal sogar in den Freund ihrer großen Schwester. Klar, dass sie das keinem anvertrauen kann. Außer ihrer Hutschachtel. Denn um sich ihrer Gefühle klar zu werden, schreibt Lara Jean jedes Mal einen Abschieds-Liebesbrief, in dem sie so richtig ihr Herz ausschüttet, und legt ihn dort hinein. Diese fünf Briefe sind ein streng gehütetes Geheimnis. Bis zu dem Tag, an dem auf mysteriöse Weise jeder Brief seinen Empfänger erreicht und Lara Jeans rein imaginäres Liebesleben völlig außer Kontrolle gerät ...
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