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Rebecca Shaw - Author

About the Author

Rebecca Shaw was a former school teacher and the bestselling author of many novels. She lived with her husband in a beautiful Dorset village where she found plenty of inspiration for her stories about rural life. Rebecca sadly passed away in 2015.

Featured books by Rebecca Shaw

Village Fortunes

Village Fortunes

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Things are heating up in the village of Turnham Malpas. Now comfortably settled in the Big House, Johnny and Alice Templeton are over the moon at the arrival of their second son. But Johnny's roguish younger brother, Chris, is visiting from Brazil and causing trouble in the village. For Ford and Mercedes Barclay, returning to the village after all these years is a big step. Will they be welcomed or shunned? And will Ford be able to convince people he's a changed man? Meanwhile, poor Fran Charter-Plackett has some important decisions to make about her future. With all her siblings having flown the nest, the pressure is on to decide what to do with her life. And when her parents discover Fran's shocking secret, things really start to get messy...

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Village Rumours

Village Rumours

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

At least that's what the residents of Turnham Malpas would say...While clearing out the rectory's loft, Reverend Peter Harris makes an unsettling discovery and a dark secret is exposed that soon sets tongues wagging in the village. Having received a letter from the sons she hasn't heard from in 15 years, local gossip Greta Jones is delighted at the prospect of seeing them after all this time - despite her husband's misgivings. And Craddock Fitch's unruly grandchildren, newly arrived in the village, are causing not a little trouble for the townsfolk. Meanwhile Fran Charter-Plackett has a difficult decision to make. Her parents would like to see her settled with kind and reliable Alex Harris. But when Chris Templeton, the man whom Fran once lost her heart to, returns to the village, it seems he is all set to steal her affections once more. Is Chris really a changed man? And will Fran finally go with her heart or her head?

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Other books by Rebecca Shaw

The Love of a Family

The Love of a Family

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2018

A heart-warming standalone novel from Sunday Times bestseller Rebecca Shaw about the importance of family and being there for one another - perfect for fans of Lilian Harry, Rosie Clark, Alexandra Brown and Cathy Woodman. 'A very gifted storyteller and that is quite an art' Sunday Telegraph * Myra and Graham Butler lead the kind of lives where everything is neat, tidy and predictable. That is until they're named guardians to their young nephews. Myra makes it clear she doesn't want the responsibility. After a terrible loss early in their marriage, she vowed never to open her heart again, and has turned her back on friends and family since. Now she has two children and a rabbit turning her house - and her heart - upside down. It will take danger, more heartbreak and a small dog for Myra and Graham to realise that, even if you don't know what you're doing, sometimes love is enough. That they're going to need help to muddle through. That, sometimes, it takes a village. *

Mystery in the Village

Mystery in the Village

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2016

It's a time of turmoil for the village of Turnham Malpas... Peter and Caroline Harris live a comfortable life at the rectory, but their cosy world is shaken up when Caroline's old flame Morgan Jefferson appears. He's intent on convincing her to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - in America. What's more, it looks like Caroline's career isn't the only thing Morgan is interested in. Newlyweds Chris and Deborah Templeton seem to be the perfect union. The old, unpredictable Chris has been replaced by a kinder and gentler man, yet he's still plagued by doubt. Where does Deborah disappear to for days on end? Why won't she tell her husband? After the tragic death of his young grandson, Ron Bissett is further devastated when he loses his wife. Sheila Bissett has taken her own life, and no one can fathom why. But when an unexpected letter is received, it soon becomes clear that Sheila was hiding far darker secrets than anyone ever knew.

Village Rumours

Village Rumours

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2015

In Rebecca Shaw's latest scintillating tale of village life, hearts will be broken, families reunited and long-hidden secrets will finally come to light. You can't escape your past. At least that's what the residents of Turnham Malpas would say . . . While clearing out the rectory's loft, Reverend Peter Harris makes an unsettling discovery and a dark secret is exposed that soon sets tongues wagging in the village. Having received a letter from the sons she hasn't heard from in 15 years, local gossip Greta Jones is delighted at the prospect of seeing them after all this time - despite her husband's misgivings. And Craddock Fitch's unruly grandchildren, newly arrived in the village, are causing not a little trouble for the townsfolk. Meanwhile Fran Charter-Plackett has a difficult decision to make. Her parents would like to see her settled with kind and reliable Alex Harris. But when Chris Templeton, the man whom Fran once lost her heart to, returns to the village, it seems he is all set to steal her affections once more. Is Chris really a changed man? And will Fran finally go with her heart or her head?

Village Fortunes

Village Fortunes

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Things are heating up in the village of Turnham Malpas. Now comfortably settled in the Big House, Johnny and Alice Templeton are over the moon at the arrival of their second son. But Johnny's roguish younger brother, Chris, is visiting from Brazil and causing trouble in the village. For Ford and Mercedes Barclay, returning to the village after all these years is a big step. Will they be welcomed or shunned? And will Ford be able to convince people he's a changed man? Meanwhile, poor Fran Charter-Plackett has some important decisions to make about her future. With all her siblings having flown the nest, the pressure is on to decide what to do with her life. And when her parents discover Fran's shocking secret, things really start to get messy...

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Curtain Up

Curtain Up

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2014

An original ebook-exclusive novel from Rebecca Shaw, bestselling author of the Turnham Malpas novels.With shenanigans, misunderstandings and comic moments galore, a group of amateur dramatic players struggle to put on a play and get everything ready for their opening night in this warm, witty novel from Rebecca Shaw.

Ordogi pletyka

Ordogi pletyka

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2014

A falu izzik a pletykatol, es Turnham Malpasban semmi sem az, aminek latszik. A Kiralyi Tolgyben a szokasos evodes elkeseredett perpatvarra valik, amikor Caroline konfliktust okoz egy osi hagyomany miatt. Es mi a helyzet a ferjevel, Peterrel, a falu plebanosaval? Igaz, amit rola es a ramenos, uj jovevenyrol, Venetia Mayerrol beszelnek? Meg az idosebb lakok sem menekulnek a pletyka elol, amikor a Baxter noverek kulonc eletmodja kegyetlen talalgatasok targyava valik. Es milyen gonoszsag olalkodik az ablakok mogott, amely majdnem egy gyermek eletet koveteli?Peternek muszj flretennie a sajt gondjait, s minden befolyst latba kell vetnie, hogy egyestse a falu lakit - amg r nem jn, hogy ppen az elhallgatott titkok okoznak babont, A rletet s tragdit. Rebecca Shaw nagysikerA sorozata Turnham Malpas nevA angliai falvacskrl s lakosairl szl. A magval ragad trtnetek hihetetlen izgalmakkal teli olvassi lmnyt grnek. Ha tetszettek Agatha Raisin s Hamish Macbeth trtnetei, ne hagyd ki ezt a sorozatot sem!

Az uj lelkesz

Az uj lelkesz

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2014

"e;Turnham Malpas ujdonsult lelkesze fiatal, energikus es roppant jokepu. A neve Peter Harris.A helyi gyulekezet tagjait megismerve Peter raebred, hogy a faluban sokkal mozgalmasabb az elet, mint amire szamitott. A lakoknak eppen a csokonyos Sharon okoz fejfajast, de gyogyitoan hat rajuk a Charter-Plackett csalad, akik csinos kis delikat uzletet rendeztek be a regi, szakadt kisbolt helyen. Feltunik meg a tragikus sorsu Suzy Meadows is, aki harom gyereket nevel ferje ongyilkossaga utan. Gyaszaban Suzy Petertol ker tamogatast, az uj lelkesz pedig komoly dilemmaba kerul.Mindekozben a falut megrazza egy ijeszto vegkifejlettel zarulo zaklatassorozat es egy rejtelyes gyilkossag.Peter lelkeszi szerepe valsagosabb helyzetbe jut, mint valaha, de ennek ellenere legyozi demonait - az esemenyek viszont meg igy is romba donthetik az eletet.Rebecca Shaw nagysikeru sorozata Turnham Malpas nevu angliai falvacskarol es lakosairol szol. A magaval ragado tortenetek hihetetlen izgalmakkal teli olvasasi elmenyt igernek.Ha tetszettek Agatha Raisin es Hamish Macbeth tortenetei, ne hagyd ki ezt a sorozatot sem!"e;

House at Spinnaker Cove

House at Spinnaker Cove

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2014

With Rebecca Shaw's trademark warm storytelling and eye for character, this is a perfect summer read.The House at Spinnaker Cove is reminiscent of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. A haunting story of a young woman moving to a glorious beachside house only to find something sinister has occurred there previously. As she gradually gets to know the locals, she begins to piece together a dark story.

Adventures of Little Mike Brown

Adventures of Little Mike Brown

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2014

The Adventures of Little Mike Brown follows a penguin named Mike who wants to see the world. Mike and his friend Billy go to a different place in each adventure with clues along the way. This book includes the first three adventures in a series of adventures. Recommended for ages 1-3.

Rebecca Shaw - The Turnham Malpas Collection

Rebecca Shaw - The Turnham Malpas Collection

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2013

Sixteen warm and witty tales of village life from a much-loved author.Comprises of: THE NEW RECTOR; TALK OF THE VILLAGE; VILLAGE MATTERS; THE VILLAGE SHOW; VILLAGE SECRETS; SCANDAL IN THE VILLAGE; VILLAGE GOSSIP; TROUBLE IN THE VILLAGE; A VILLAGE DILEMMA; INTRIGUE IN THE VILLAGE; WHISPERS IN THE VILLAGE; A VILLAGE FEUD; THE VILLAGE GREEN AFFAIR; VILLAGE NEWCOMERS; A VILLAGE DECEPTION; A VILLAGE IN JEOPARDY.

A Village in Jeopardy

A Village in Jeopardy

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Rivalries flare and scandal abounds in bestselling author Rebecca Shaw's sparkling tale of love, loyalty and village life. The villagers of Turnham Malpas are in for a shock. With Sir Ralph now dead, his fortune and title go to newcomer, Johnny Templeton. Johnny could not be more different from his well-loved predecessor, and he soon finds himself in conflict with the long-standing members of Turnham Malpas. Meanwhile, there are two other villagers in crises, but theirs is a much more private issue. Marcus and Alice March have longed for a child for years. But when Alice finally becomes pregnant, there are those in the village who question the child's paternity. After all, Alice has grown very close to Johnny... As gossip begins to circulate, Alice must make the most difficult of decisions - whether to follow her heart or her morals.

Love in the Country

Love in the Country

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2009

Friendship, a newcomer - and romance ... from the author of THE VILLAGE GREEN AFFAIR. When Seb joins Barleybridge, the last thing on his mind is romance. Keen to settle into his first real job and make a good impression he embraces the working life of a country vet. He has almost forgotten his high maintenance ex-girlfriend Carly and concentrates on settling down to a job he really loves. Seb is to find that his expertise with animals and their owners leads to a friendship with the upper-class Jilly and rather more than that with Maggie whose family is heartbroken when he diagnoses their alpacas with TB. But when a surprise meeting in the Practice itself turns his world upside down...

One Hot Country Summer

One Hot Country Summer

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2007

In the middle of a sultry summer heatwave, the inhabitants of Barleybridge find love, conflict and much more... When Kate worked at the Barleybridge practice, she had thought herself in love with Scott. But that was years ago and she is over him now - or so she thinks. When she returns to the practice, she is alarmed to discover that suddenly, yet again, she is completely besotted with him. Some things at the practice have changed: there's a new vet, Virginia, who seems to go out of her way to criticise and upset Kate, not to mention upsetting the clients. But Virginia is not all she seems. Scott, very much in love with his wife Zoe, hates the idea that they have not yet had a second child. Convinced that the fault is not his, he refuses to seek help. The ensuing rows with Zoe drive a wedge between them. Will he look to someone else for comfort? Kate hopes that he might...

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