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Linda Mitchelmore has had over 200 short stories published worldwide. She has also won many short story writing competitions – Woman’s Own, Woman & Home and Writespace to name but three. In 2004, Linda was awarded The Katie Fforde Bursary by the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and has a story in their 50th Anniversary Anthology. Linda also won Short Story Radio Romance Prize 2010. Having started her writing career doing a short story course with Writing Magazine, she has now come full circle and is a preliminary judge for their short story competitions.
Linda lives in Devon and is married with two grown-up children. Emma – There’s No Turning Back is her second novel and the sequel to To Turn Full Circle (June 2012).
Sequel to To Turn Full Circle which it is probably advisable to read to fully appreciate this one. We continue now with Emma and Seth at last being able to marry only to find the local vicar refuses to officiate! Refusing to be thwarted, the couple go away and come back to their village “married” but the past is still very close. This is a lovely series, which, owing to the inconclusive ending here, is bound to continue. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
The beautiful setting of Devon 1909 and a captivating heroine, Emma Le Goff, will have you racing through the pages. Linda Mitchelmore is an accomplished short story writer but this is her first novel. If you were a fan of Catherine Cookson, in her heyday, you will love To Turn Full Circle.
'The perfect book to take on holiday!' Pretty Little Book Reviews on Summer at 23 The Strand When Cara Howard's husband passes away, she and her teenage daughter, Mae, are left with nothing except their beloved family home at Cove End. Overlooking the sparkling sea, Cara decides to renovate the house in time for the summer season, turning it into a gorgeous bed and breakfast for visiting tourists. But with the arrival of the B&B's first guests and secrets tumbling out of the closets, it's clear that everything could be about to change for Cara and Mae... Could this summer heal their hearts for good? A wonderfully uplifting holiday read, perfect for fans of Lilly Bartlett, Tilly Tennant and Eve Devon. Praise for Linda Mitchelmore: 'I promise you'll be hooked!' 'By the end of the book I wanted to sit on the veranda with a glass of wine, eat fish & chips and visit the local cafe!' 'The perfect book to take on holiday!' 'What a fabulous read. So many characters to fall in love with' 'This is such a delightful, uplifting and heartwarming read' 'Loved Summer at 23 Strand, wish I had some where like that to escape to.' 'One of the most enjoyable books I have read.'
'The perfect book to take on holiday!' Pretty Little Book Reviews on Summer at 23 The Strand A holiday to change their lives forever! A festive feel-good holiday read, perfect for fans of Lilly Bartlett, Tilly Tennant and Eve Devon. When Lissy inherits her late godmother's seaside villa, Strand House, she decides to turn her life upside-down and move to the seaside. It couldn't have come at a more perfect time for Lissy, so when she realizes that her best friends, Janey, Bobbie and Xander are going to be alone over the holidays, she invites them to stay! Every one of them has a secret, but at Christmas time anything can happen - and this is sure to be one to remember... Readers LOVE Linda Mitchelmore: 'It's inspired me to go on a little holiday of my own!' Kollectivek 'By the end of the book I wanted to sit on the veranda with a glass of wine, eat fish & chips and visit the local cafe!' Muriel Peace (NetGalley reviewer) 'The perfect book to take on holiday!' Pretty Little Book Reviews 'I promise you'll be hooked!' (Amazon Reviewer) 'What a fabulous read. So many characters to fall in love with' (Amazon Reviewer)
You can change the house but can you change the man? Carrie Fraser is an interior decorator and cannot believe her luck when she is invited to work at Oakenbury Hall - a beautiful manor house in the heart of the English countryside. Nor can she quite get over the owner of Oakenbury - the gorgeous (not to mention, completely loaded!) Morgan Harrington. Morgan appears to have it all, but his previous life is clouded with sadness and heartache, which Carrie can relate to only too well. He is intent on running away from his troubled past to a glamorous, celebrity-filled existence in Cannes, but there's a problem...Morgan is bound by his late father's wishes to keep Oakenbury Hall within the family and have children, and the more time Carrie spends with him, the more she yearns to be the woman to fulfil this wish. But the likes of Carrie Fraser could never be enough for a high-flying businessman like Morgan ...could she?
'The perfect book to take on holiday!' Pretty Little Book ReviewsEscape to the seaside this summer!After actress Martha's painful break-up hits the headlines, the warm golden sands and sparkling seas of Elberry Cove are the perfect escape from the paparazzi!Nestled amongst a gorgeous line of brightly-coloured beach chalets, Number 23 The Strand is a home from home, a secret paradise where she can slowly begin to piece her heart back together.When it's finally time to leave, Martha decides to leave a special gift for the next guest. It's a small act of kindness that starts a magical tradition all summer long...A delightfully uplifting holiday read, perfect for fans of Lilly Bartlett, Tilly Tennant and Eve Devon.Praise for Summer at 23 The Strand:'Perfect summer read and to escape to the seaside!' Nicola Clough (NetGalley reviewer)'It's inspired me to go on a little holiday of my own!' Kollectivek'By the end of the book I wanted to sit on the veranda with a glass of wine, eat fish & chips and visit the local cafe!' Muriel Peace (NetGalley reviewer)'The perfect book to take on holiday!' Pretty Little Book Reviews
Can 'second love' be true love? It's 1927 and Emma has returned to England from Canada with her teenage daughter, Fleur. After the tragedies of the past, Emma is ready to start again in Devon, the place she used to call home - despite the bittersweet memories it brings back. But memories are not the only thing that she has to contend with. There's also the secret she's been keeping from her daughter; the secret that's revealed when an unwelcome visitor comes back and threatens to turn their lives upside down. Throughout it all Matthew Caunter is rarely far from Emma's thoughts and, as it happens, much closer than she thinks. Could he be the key to her finally finding happiness, or will Emma discover the hard way that some people are just destined for heartache?
Life in Devon in 1909 is hard and unforgiving, especially for young Emma Le Goff, whose mother and brother die in curious circumstances, leaving her totally alone in the world. While she grieves, her callous landlord Reuben Jago claims her home and belongings.His son Seth is deeply attracted to Emma and sympathises with her desperate need to find out what really happened, but all his attempts to help only incur his father's wrath.When mysterious fisherman Matthew Caunter comes to Emma's rescue, Seth is jealous at what he sees and seeks solace in another woman. However, he finds that forgetting Emma is not as easy as he hoped.Matthew is kind and charismatic, but handsome Seth is never far from Emma's mind. Whatever twists and turns her life takes, it seems there is always something - or someone - missing.