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Summer at Shell Cottage

Author : Lucy Diamond
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Summer at Shell Cottage is another delightful summer read from Lucy Diamond, author of the bestselling The Beach Cafe. A seaside holiday at Shell Cottage in Devon has always been the perfect escape for the Tarrant family. Beach fun, barbecues and warm summer evenings with a cocktail or two - who could ask for more? But this year, everything has changed. Following her husband's recent death, Olivia is struggling to pick up the pieces. Then she makes a shocking discovery that turns her world upside down. As a busy mum and GP, Freya's used to having her hands full, but a bad day at work has put her career in jeopardy and now she's really feeling the pressure. Harriet's looking forward to a break with her lovely husband Robert and teenage daughter Molly. But unknown to Harriet, Robert is hiding a secret - and so, for that matter, is Molly . . .

An Almost Perfect Holiday

Author : Lucy Diamond
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An Almost Perfect Holiday is a warm and witty story of friendship, family and hope by the Sunday Times bestseller Lucy Diamond, author of The Beach Cafe and Summer at Shell Cottage. The holidays are here, and down in Cornwall Lorna’s cottages are fully booked. The sun loungers are lined up beside the swimming pool, the sky is blue and a new set of arrivals are on their way . . . Em’s planned the perfect break with her teenagers plus her new boyfriend, George . . . but now his difficult six-year-old is coming too. Will their romance survive the realities of parenthood? Maggie’s hoping a seaside holiday will bring her and her daughter closer together, but when her ex makes a surprise reappearance, it changes everything. Can she trust the man who broke her heart? Olivia has escaped the domestic grind, only for the past to catch up with her. Maybe the time has come to confess all – if she can find the courage . . . Meanwhile, the teenagers are running wild and love is in the air. With friendship, heartache and secrets in the mix, will this holiday turn out to be a scorcher – or simply too hot to handle? 'A delight from first page through to last' - Milly Johnson, author of My One True North.

The Year of Taking Chances

Author : Lucy Diamond
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From the bestselling author of Summer at Shell Cottage comes The Year of Taking Chances, a novel full of warmth, humour and romance. Because love is always worth the risk . . . It's New Year's Eve, and Gemma and Spencer Bailey are throwing a house party. There's music, dancing, champagne and all their best friends under one roof. It's going to be a night to remember. Also at the party is Caitlin, who has returned to the village to pack up her much-missed mum's house and to figure out what to do with her life; and Saffron, a PR executive who's keeping a secret which no amount of spin can change. The three women bond over Gemma's dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet. But as the months unfold, Gemma, Saffron and Caitlin find themselves tested to their limits by shocking new developments. Family, love, work, home - all the things they've taken for granted are thrown into disarray. Under pressure, they are each forced to rethink their lives and start over. But dare they take a chance on something new?

Cottage Hearth

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Summer With My Sister

Author : Lucy Diamond
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Summer With My Sister is a fascinating tale of family secrets and hidden rivalries by bestselling author Lucy Diamond. Polly has always been the high-flier of the family, with the glamorous city lifestyle to match. Clare is a single mum with two children, struggling to make ends meet in a ramshackle cottage. The two sisters are poles apart and barely on speaking terms. But then Polly's fortunes change unexpectedly and her world comes crashing down. Left penniless and with nowhere else to go, she's forced back to the village where she and Clare grew up, and the sisters find themselves living together for the first time in years. With an old flame reappearing for Polly, a blossoming new career for Clare and a long-buried family secret in the mix, sparks are sure to fly. Unless the two women have more in common than they first thought?

The Secrets of Happiness

Author : Lucy Diamond
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The Secrets of Happiness is an extraordinary tale of sisterhood, from Lucy Diamond author of The Beach Cafe. The best things in life . . . can be just around the corner Rachel and Becca aren't real sisters, or so they say. They are stepsisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a titchy flat, and has given up on love. The two of them have lost touch, but when Rachel doesn't come home one night, Becca is called in to help. Once there, she quickly realizes that her stepsister's life is not so perfect after all: Rachel's handsome husband has moved out, her children are rebelling, and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all, nobody seems to have a clue where she might be. As Becca begins to untangle Rachel's secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about her own life, and the future seems uncertain. But sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places . . .

Cornish Dreams at Cockleshell Cottage

Author : Liz Hurley
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Readers are falling in love with Cockleshell Cottage... The characters are so believable that I yearn to belong to this family...could not put this book down.' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review 'A perfect summer read!...The Byrne sisters are a complete delight!...fun and very unusual contemporary take on the aristocracy romance.' Reader Review Can running away be the solution? Paddy needs a rest. For years, her income as a model has been supporting her sisters but with their surprise inheritance she can hang up her heels and find a new direction. Ever the optimistic romantic, she finds herself in a little cottage perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Helping out in the family business seemed like the perfect solution, but it has left her isolated and floundering, surrounded by suspicious locals and curious seals. It’s a world away from the catwalks of Paris and New York. And then she meets ex-soldier Hal, and is instantly smitten. Funny, considerate, and not to mention drop dead gorgeous, he’s perfect in every way except one – he’s engaged. But after a misunderstanding brings the two together in ways they couldn’t have imagined, it seems like they might just change each other’s lives forever. Will Paddy fall in love with more than just the glorious blue skies of Cornwall? Or are there storm clouds gathering ahead? Escape to the Cornish coast with this completely uplifting romcom – perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Phillipa Ashley and Milly Johnson. Praise for Cornish Dreams at Cockleshell Cottage... 'had such a delightful rom-com feel...loved every minute of reading this book. I highly recommend it.' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review 'The characters are so believable that I yearn to belong to this family...could not put this book down.' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review 'A perfect summer read!...The Byrne sisters are a complete delight!...fun and very unusual contemporary take on the aristocracy romance.' Reader Review 'I loved this book of sisterhood and romance...feels like a very modern twist on an Austen novel.' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review 'The perfect summer read, whisking you away to Cornwall...A fabulous romantic tale' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review 'A great summer read full of sisterly love, the beautiful Cornish coast and romance.' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review Praise for Liz Hurley: ‘an absolutely perfect and gorgeous read. I have loved every single page...There is no way I can give this book anything less than five stars. It’s been a joy to read.’ Little Miss Book Lover87 ‘I can highly recommend this beautiful feel good book...it is already in my top 10 of the year!’ Broadbean’s Books ‘If you’re looking for a truly heartwarming story, this has to be a top contender... I found it easy to escape into this lovely story and have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending it.’ Splashes Into Books ‘The book was a pleasure to read, it had some lovely characters and I really enjoyed the setting of the book too...It is 5 stars from me for this one...a heartfelt and lovely read – very highly recommended!’ Donna’s Book Blog ‘A heartening, truly uplifting story....Ari is likeable, determined and genuine....demonstrates both deftness of plot and great skill by the author’ Books Are Cool

London Society

Author : James Hogg
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Sensible Suburban Residences

Author : Frank Townsend Lent
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Over You

Author : Lucy Diamond
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For better. For worse. Forget him. Over You is a compelling story of friendship pushed to its limits by bestselling author Lucy Diamond. What the fans say: 'Full of friendship, family and how when life throws something at you, you have to fight back!' Emily Josie, Nell and Lisa go back a long way - they were flatmates, soulmates and best mates back in their twenties when life was one long party. Five years later, things are different. Josie is married with kids in deepest suburbia, free-spirit Nell has travelled the world, and Lisa is on the path to career glory (and the salary Premiership). A reunion weekend in London seems a great idea to Josie . . . until she discovers something which will change the course of her life forever. Praise for Lucy Diamond: 'A hugely satisfying read' Heat 'An absolute treat' Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Summer at Sea 'Warm, witty and wise' Daily Mail

On a Beautiful Day

Author : Lucy Diamond
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Treasure every moment. Life can change in a heartbeat. 'A new Lucy Diamond book is one of the happiest highlights of my calendar' Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Country Escape It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them. For Laura, it’s a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Jo finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface. On a Beautiful Day is a novel about the startling and unexpected turns life can take. It’s about luck – good and bad – and about finding bravery and resilience when your world is in turmoil. Above all, it’s about friendship, togetherness and hope. Praise for Lucy Diamond: 'A hugely satisfying read' Heat 'Full of emotion and insight - it really makes you think' Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Summer at Sea 'Warm, witty and wise' Daily Mail On a Beautiful Day is an uplifting and inspiring novel from bestselling author Lucy Diamond

Mandy

Author : Julie Andrews
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Lonely for a place of her own, a ten-year-old orphan creates a secret home in a deserted cottage.

Erring Yet Noble

Author : Isaac George Reed
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The House of New Beginnings

Author : Lucy Diamond
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The House of New Beginnings is a moving and uplifting novel from bestselling author Lucy Diamond. One life-changing summer . . . In an elegant Regency house near the Brighton seafront, three tenants have more in common than they know . . . A shocking revelation has led Rosa to start over as a sous chef. The work is gruelling but it’s a distraction . . . until she comes up against the stroppy teenager next door who challenges her lifestyle choices. What if Rosa’s passion for food could lead her to more interesting places? Having followed her childhood sweetheart down south, Georgie is busily carving out a new career in journalism. Throwing herself into the city’s delights is fun, but before she knows it she’s sliding headlong into all kinds of trouble . . . Nursing a devastating loss, Charlotte just wants to keep her head down. But Margot, the glamorous older lady on the top floor, has other ideas. Like it or not, Charlotte must confront the outside world, and the possibilities it still holds. As the women find each other, hope surfaces, friendships blossom and a whole new chapter unfolds for them all.

Christmas Gifts at the Beach Cafe

Author : Lucy Diamond
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With her Cornish Beach Café closed for the winter, Evie Flynn should be looking forward to lazy days and a happy Christmas, with nothing more pressing to think about than when to have her next mince pie. But her sister Ruth is coming to stay, in a cloud of heartbreak and bitterness following her marriage breakdown, along with her three unhappy children, and Evie knows she'll have her work cut out, trying to spread some festive cheer. Then her boyfriend Ed breaks the news that he's going to spend Christmas in London, for family reasons, and her heart sinks even further. Add in to the mix a lost dog plus the hotly contested village Christmas bake-off and before long, Evie is feeling the strain. But there are still a few surprises in store for her, that look set to make this Beach Café Christmas the most memorable one yet . . . An enchantingly festive short story, Christmas Gifts at the Beach Cafe is a perfect Christmas read from Lucy Diamond.

A Baby at the Beach Cafe

Author : Lucy Diamond
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A Baby at the Beach Cafe is an engaging short story follow-up to Lucy Diamond's bestselling novel The Beach Cafe. Evie loves running her beach cafe in Cornwall but with a baby on the way, she's been told to put her feet up. Let someone else take over? Not likely. Helen's come to Cornwall to escape the stress of city living. She hopes a seaside life will be the answer to all her dreams. When she sees a job advertised at the cafe it sounds perfect. But the two women clash and sparks fly. . . and then events take a dramatic turn. Can the pair of them put aside their differences in a crisis?

Any Way You Want Me

Author : Lucy Diamond
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On paper, Sadie's got it all - the partner, the children, the house. But in real life, that doesn't feel quite enough. Sadie can't help harking back to the time when she was a career woman by day and a party animal by night. And what happened to feeling like a sex kitten, anyway? The only sleepless nights she's getting now are due to the baby. Maybe a little reinvention is the answer . . . Sadie can't resist creating a fictitious online identity for herself as a hot TV producer. It's only a bit of harmless fun . . . until truth and fantasy become dangerously tangled. It isn't long before she's wondering if the exciting alter ego she has dreamed up really is the kind of person she wants to be after all . . . Wry, funny and with a wonderful twist in the tale, Lucy Diamond's debut novel Any Way You Want Me is an enchanting story of infidelity, motherhood and friends reunited.

Lady Louisa Conolly 1743 1821

Author : Brian FitzGerald
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Summer at the Little Cottage on the Hill

Author : Emma Davies
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One Irish Summer

Author : William Eleroy Curtis
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