The Summer Escape

Author: Lily Graham
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1910751855
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It’s always summer on the island of Crete. After losing her fiancé, Ria’s life has been at a standstill. So nobody is more surprised than her when she makes the snap decision to run away to the Greek island of Crete, armed only with her passport. It turns out to be a brilliant idea. She soon starts working for eccentric novelist Caroline, and meets handsome vineyard owner Tom. And who couldn’t be charmed by the picture perfect island of Crete, complete with sea-front tavernas and sun-drenched olive groves? But soon there is trouble in paradise. As Ria gets to know Tom better, she unwittingly uncovers a tangled web of secrets, and a truth that someone will do anything to keep hidden. What’s more Ria carries her own secret, her own sadness about her past love, and as she and Tom grow closer will this stop her from grabbing her own chance at happiness with both hands? Sometimes running away is how you find yourself … A wonderful romantic read, perfect for fans of Miranda Dickinson and Lucy Diamond, about having the courage to follow your heart and fall in love again. What readers are saying about The Summer Escape: 'Beautiful scenery and sympathetic characters made this an outstanding read’ For the Love of Books ‘Where do I begin - a heartwarming summer read. I was pulled into the story from the heartbreaking beginning to the happily ever after ending.’ One Book at a Time ‘The Summer Escape’ is a book about love, dreams, second chances, but more importantly; truth. It is such an unpredictable read which will have you captivated by the end of the first chapter.' The Writing Garnet 'Five out of five stars. A really enjoyable read, this book had it all for me ...loveable, warm believable characters, a great plot and the Greek ambience was perfect for my rainy Sunday escape!' Shellyback Books ‘A wonderful, moving and soul-searching story that almost had me booking a holiday to Crete.’ Nadine Matheson

The Paris Secret

Author: Lily Graham
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 178681627X
Format: PDF
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The last time Valerie was in Paris, she was three years old, running from the Nazis, away from the only home she had ever known. Now as a young woman all alone in the world, Valerie must return to Paris, to the bookshop and her sole surviving relative, her grandfather Vincent, the only person who knows the truth about what happened to her parents. As she gets to know grumpy, taciturn Vincent again, she hears a tragic story of Nazi-occupied Paris, a doomed love affair and a mother willing to sacrifice everything for her beloved daughter. Can Valerie and Vincent help each other to mend the wounds of the past? Valerie isn’t after a fairytale ending, she only wants the truth. But what is the one devastating secret that Vincent is determined to keep from his granddaughter? An unputdownable and unforgettable story of love, fear and courage in a time of war. Immerse yourself in a Paris where soldiers’ boots echo on cobbled streets and the air is full of whispers. Fans of Before We Were Yours, Kathryn Hughes and The Paris Wife will be absolutely hooked by this beautiful, tragic tale. Readers are falling in love with The Paris Secret: ‘WOW that was one brilliant read, definitely up there with my top books for 2018! Superbly written and a beautiful if heart-wrenching at times storyline... It’s a beauty and the granddad and Clotilde are just wonderful characters. Highly recommend, worthy of more than 5 stars!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 Stars. ‘How to put my feelings into words about this book... absolutely one of the best books I have read in 2018… Lily Graham has written one of the best books of the year in my honest opinion! If I could have given this a higher rating that 5 stars I would have done so… truly an unforgettable story!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars. ‘Warning! This book will make you cry and crave the attention of a mangy old cat. It will make you want to head straight to Paris to find this magical bookstore!... The most moving story I’ve read in a long while… Magical… Mon Dieu, I have not wept so much in a while. Such rich characters and vivid scenes. Gorgeously evoked! I fell in love with one of them myself. I bawled at one of the later scenes. But by the end I was smiling and crying. I was an emotional mess all round really. Think I need that mangy old bookshop cat to come alive so I have something to cuddle right now.’ The Book Trail ‘What a delightful yet sad and heart-breaking story! I loved the back and forth storytelling… The author has quite a talent for painting a picture as it was so easy for me to imagine everything!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘You really get a sense of Paris as well as sadly the war… Really makes you fall in love with the place... I was gripped… Valerie's story will have readers totally engrossed and taken on an emotional roller coaster of a ride… A heart-breaking and emotional read that will have you reaching for the tissues more than a few times. Sometimes in happiness and others in sadness. A captivating and beautifully written story that ingrains itself in readers’ hearts and minds.’ By The Letter Book Reviews, 5 Stars ‘This book pulls you in from the start. I love the character of Valerie and the growth of the relationships throughout the story… A quick, sweet read… Overall, a great story.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Christmas at the Little Cottage on the Hill

Author: Emma Davies
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786815710
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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One twinkling winter’s night, Ruby wakes her sleeping children and escapes for a new life in the countryside. It’s a choice that will change her life beyond all recognition… Arriving at the cosy little rental cottage as the first snow begins to fall, Ruby doesn’t regret leaving her bully of a husband for a moment, but she does feel guilty about uprooting her kids so close to Christmas. She can only wish that one day soon her son will forgive her. It’s not long before the family are settled in and drinking hot chocolate by the fire, the flames kept roaring by a neighbouring woodsman called Angus. As big as a tree, but as gentle as a dormouse, all Ruby’s instincts tell her to be wary of letting this gorgeous stranger get too close. Is that the first tingle of festive magic Ruby can feel? Or might it even be hope? As Christmas day approaches and a blizzard sparks a power cut across the entire village, Ruby must force herself to believe in Christmas miracles again. Was she right to put her trust in Angus? With only flickering candles to guide her through the darkness, will she ever find her way back to the light? Wrap yourself up in this utterly gorgeous festive romance, perfect for anyone who loves Heidi Swan, Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond – and Christmas! **This novel can be read as a standalone.** What readers are saying about Christmas at the Little Cottage on the Hill: Oooooohhhhhh.....I literally loved this book!... The story is heart-warming and festive, and has really got me in the mood for Christmas!!… It really makes you want to keep reading to see if there really is a happy ending. If you want a heart-warming, uplifting, feel good festive romance then this is definitely the book for you.’ Curled Up With a Good Book, 5 stars ‘Absolute perfection!... I'd give it 10 stars if I could!’ Lyn Faulkner, 5 stars ‘Wow talk about saving the best for last… I was fighting tears almost constantly… which was rather awkward since I had saved the last bit to read in a restaurant with dinner!! It was just so good, and so romantic… I love every second of this book, and it’s definitely my favourite from Emma Davies. Such a joy to read, and I recommend it to anyone that loves Christmas books, this series, feel good fiction or just generally wants to be smiling while reading.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘A wonderfully festive and heart-warming read. It had me totally captivated and read it in one afternoon. The perfect read for this time of year. Simply wonderful!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘My ability to actually put one of these stories down and go to bed is non-existent… just wraps around your heart like a warm blanket.’ I Am, Indeed, 5 stars ‘What a ride! Just when you think all is lost the magic of Christmas and Joy's Acre weave their spell and...no spoilers but...WOW! I love this series so much!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Had me hooked from the first page. The characters are brilliant … Full of Christmas and snow with romance and heartbreak… You just want to curl up and keep warm and think of Christmas when you read it… so fantastic… worth far more than five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Absolutely loved… This book had it all, romance, hardship, heartrendering, heartwarming, a wonderful setting, Christmas, snow and friendship. Who could ask for more... I cannot recommend this book highly enough, it's wonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Without a doubt, a book to get you well and truly into the festive spirit!... the warm fuzzy feeling that this wonderful story brought was enough to melt me instantly!... It certainly gets a resounding festive thumbs up from me!! Would highly recommend!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage

Author: Lucy Daniels
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473653894
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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**Summer Days at Sunrise Farm, the new book in the Animal Ark Revisited series, is currently available for pre-order!** Christmas has arrived in the little village of Welford. The scent of hot roasted chestnuts is in the air, and a layer of frost sparkles on the ground. This year, vet Mandy Hope is looking forward to the holidays. Her animal rescue centre, Hope Meadows, is up and running - and she's finally going on a date with Jimmy Marsh, owner of the local outward bound centre. The advent of winter sees all sorts of animals cross Mandy's path, from goats named Rudolph to baby donkeys - and even a pair of reindeer! But when a mysterious local starts causing trouble, Mandy's plans for the centre come under threat. She must call on Jimmy and her fellow villagers to put a stop to the stranger's antics and ensure that Hope Meadows' first Christmas is one to remember. One thing's for certain: this Christmas, there'll be animal escapades, kisses under the mistletoe...and plenty of festive cheer for all. Animal Ark Revisited is based on the globally bestselling series for children. Perfect for fans of Lily Graham, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin. *** Read what everyone's saying about Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage 'A wonderful, heart-warming story... I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough!' Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage is charming, entertaining and festive. It's a story filled with unexpected twists and turns and plenty of friendship, warmth and joy.' With Love For Books 'Some lovely magical scenes. This is such a wonderfully warm and cosy read - you can curl up and lose yourself in a gorgeous story full of animals in a lovely village.' Bookworms and Shutterbugs 'An enchanting story, perfect for cold winter nights' Books of All Kinds 'Full of lovely Christmas spirit - will leave you smiling from ear to ear!' Netgalley, 5 stars 'I was enchanted... a wonderful story; one that I completely loved' Rachel's Random Reads 'This is a really lovely book and will make you feel the Christmas spirit!' Netgalley, 5 stars 'A gorgeous book to curl up with' Shaz's Book Blog 'I LOVED this book! I couldn't give it anything less than a 5-star review' Netgalley, 5 stars

Mit dem Schlitten auf Wolke sieben

Author: Jenny Hale
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732529657
Format: PDF, Docs
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Für Carrie kommt die Familie stets zuerst. Doch dann tritt sie kurz vor Weihnachten eine neue Stelle als Kindermädchen an - und muss feststellen, dass nicht jeder das so sieht. Der attraktive Single-Vater Adam jedenfalls lässt sich selten zu Hause blicken. Warum verbringt er nur so wenig Zeit mit seinen Kindern? Carrie will das ändern und nimmt sich vor, den Kindern das schönste Weihnachtsfest überhaupt zu ermöglichen - zusammen mit ihrem Vater Adam. Und dabei verfällt sie nicht nur dem Zauber der Weihnacht ...

Merry Ex Mas

Author: Sheila Roberts
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3862788970
Format: PDF, ePub
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Weihnachten ist die schönste Zeit des Jahres - auch wenn drei Freundinnen in Icicle Falls das ganz anders sehen. Dieses Jahr wird die Liebe wiedergefunden und Raum für neue Träume eröffnet. Cassandra freut sich auf die Hochzeit ihrer Tochter. Aber ihr Exmann will sich mit seiner neuen Vorzeigefrau bei ihr einquartieren. Ihre Freundin Charlene hat ein anderes Problem: Vor einem Jahr hatte Richard sie sitzen gelassen und ist mit einer Kellnerin durchgebrannt. Jetzt will er sie zurück und versucht, Charlene unter dem Mistelzweig zu überraschen. Und die arme Ella muss so lange mit ihrem frisch Geschiedenen unter einem Dach leben und streiten, bis das Haus verkauft ist ... Der Zauber der Weihnacht weist den drei Freundinnen den Weg. Merry Ex-Mas!