Melissa Hill - Author

About the Author

Melissa Hill lives with her husband Kevin, their daughter Carrie, and their dog Homer in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Previous titles, including The Charm Bracelet, Something from Tiffany's, The Truth About You and Please Forgive Me have all been bestsellers, and her books have been translated into twenty-three different languages. She is a Number One bestseller in Ireland and Italy.

 

Featured books by Melissa Hill

A Gift to Remember

A Gift to Remember

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man...literally. One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital and the poor pup gets left behind. Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with owner, Aidan. As she discovers the mysterious stranger's world of books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she's ever dreamt about, Darcy builds a picture of this man and wonders if he could be THE ONE...But does fantasy match reality? What happens when Prince Charming wakes up? Will Aidan be the happy ever after she's always imagined?

The Guest List

The Guest List

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

When funny, kind and gorgeous Shane proposes, Cara is over the moon, and can't wait to share the news of their engagement with all their friends and family. Excitement, however, quickly turns to apprehension when it seems that everyone has a fixed idea of the perfect wedding and offers to 'help' with the planning. With tussles over the ceremony and the size of the guest list, sibling rivalry and insistent in-laws-to-be, Cara can see her vision of the big day being ripped to shreds. So she and Shane determine to make a stand and do things their way. But when they announce their plans for a beach wedding on a beautiful Caribbean island, there is uproar. Threats are made, family secrets are revealed, and things turn decidedly stormy. Will Cara and Shane manage to overcome all obstacles? Or will their dream wedding turn into a nightmare?

The Truth About You

The Truth About You

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2011

When the baby is found on the doorstep of Ella's cafe, everyone asks what sort of parent would abandon their child? Jess feels increasingly left out as the only non-mum amongst her friends. Terrified she might lose them altogether, she embarks on becoming a mother too. But is she really ready? Hollywood actress Ruth Seymour is home in the small town of Lakeview for the summer. But has an ill-advised fling with a handsome co-star resulted in a seriously unplanned consequence? Nina has come to live with her estranged father, Patrick, after a bad break-up. But will she ever dare tell him about the secret she is concealing? One thing's for sure: someone knows more than they're telling. And the truth won't stay hidden forever...

Other books by Melissa Hill

The Love of a Lifetime

The Love of a Lifetime

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Hollywood movies are Beth's passion. She hopes her life will always be filled with 'movie moments', where things like serendipity and fate happen every day. Her boyfriend Danny has always been the embodiment of her perfect Hollywood hero - though after seven years together the initial silver-screen romance has settled into something more predictable. And then, one morning at work, Beth receives an anonymous delivery of a take-out coffee cup with a cryptic message suggesting a meeting at Tiffany's. From there, she is given a series of clues directing her to some of NYC's most popular landmarks - a treasure hunt using unique rom-com-related prompts perfect for a movie-lover like Beth to decipher. And Beth is forced to wonder: has Danny realised their relationship needs a boost - or could it be that charming new work colleague Ryan, with his intense gaze, flirtatious smile and almost encyclopaedic movie knowledge, wants to sweep her off her feet? And how would she feel about taking a chance on a new leading man in her life?

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Keep You Safe

Keep You Safe

Author: Melissa Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

`If you like Jodi Picoult try Melissa Hill' Woman and Home Good mother or bad ... who decides? Widowed nurse Kate and mum of two Madeleine couldn't be more different in their approaches to parenting. Kate knows her husband's death has made her more protective of her daughter, but she's not going to apologise for it. Madeleine feels there's no such thing as a perfect mother and while her parenting style may be controversial it works for her children and that's all that matters. But when Madeleine makes a fateful decision that upends her own family, and has devastating consequences for Kate, suddenly the world is lining up to vilify her and she must defend every parental choice she's ever made... Why is she accused of being a terrible mother when all she did was try to keep her children safe? `Guaranteed to kick-start book club debates'Good Housekeeping `This emotive story will touch your heart ... a thought-provoking take on an issue that is not all black and white'My Weekly

Keep You Safe

Keep You Safe

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2017

`If you like Jodi Picoult try Melissa Hill'-Woman and Home `I was completely gripped.'-Sarah Morgan `Brimming with powerful issues'-Evening Post `This emotive story will touch your heart'-My Weekly Good mother or bad ... who decides? Widowed nurse Kate and mum of two Madeleine couldn't be more different in their approaches to parenting. Kate knows her husband's death has made her more protective of her daughter, but she's not going to apologise for it. Madeleine feels there's no such thing as a perfect mother and while her parenting style may be controversial it works for her children and that's all that matters. But when Madeleine makes a fateful decision that upends her own family, and has devastating consequences for Kate, suddenly the world is lining up to vilify her and she must defend every parental choice she's ever made... Why is she accused of being a terrible mother when all she did was try to keep her children safe? Praise for Keep You Safe: `I was completely gripped. Every parent will recognize the issues raised in this book.' - SARAH MORGAN `Emotional and cleverly crafted with well-drawn characters.' - THE PEOPLE `Another great read from the best-selling Irish author.' - HELLO MAGAZINE `Guaranteed to kick-start book club debates' - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING `A rigorous yet entertaining examination of one of the most controversial issues in modern parenting.' - IRISH TIMES. `Hill has her finger on the zeitgeist, offering savvy and well-researched points on a touchy subject. Fans of Meg Wolitzer and Emily Giffin will devour this introspective and enlightening novel.' - BOOKLIST `With a creative balance of fact and fiction, Hill engages readers in a suspenseful page-turner that is impossible to put down.' - ROMANTIC TIMES. `Hill writes with authority about a subject that is controversial and without much grey area. A riveting read.' - RTE CULTURE `Brimming with powerful issues recognisable to every parent.' - EVENING POST `This emotive story will touch your heart ... a thought-provoking take on an issue that is not all black and white' - MY WEEKLY

The Love of a Lifetime

The Love of a Lifetime

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Hollywood movies are Beth's passion. She hopes her life will always be filled with 'movie moments', where things like serendipity and fate happen every day. Her boyfriend Danny has always been the embodiment of her perfect Hollywood hero - though after seven years together the initial silver-screen romance has settled into something more predictable. And then, one morning at work, Beth receives an anonymous delivery of a take-out coffee cup with a cryptic message suggesting a meeting at Tiffany's. From there, she is given a series of clues directing her to some of NYC's most popular landmarks - a treasure hunt using unique rom-com-related prompts perfect for a movie-lover like Beth to decipher. And Beth is forced to wonder: has Danny realised their relationship needs a boost - or could it be that charming new work colleague Ryan, with his intense gaze, flirtatious smile and almost encyclopaedic movie knowledge, wants to sweep her off her feet? And how would she feel about taking a chance on a new leading man in her life?

The Love of a Lifetime

The Love of a Lifetime

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Hollywood movies are Beth's passion. She hopes her life will always be filled with 'movie moments', where things like serendipity and fate happen every day. Her boyfriend Danny has always been the embodiment of her perfect Hollywood hero - though after seven years together the initial silver-screen romance has settled into something more predictable. And then, one morning at work, Beth receives an anonymous delivery of a take-out coffee cup with a cryptic message suggesting a meeting at Tiffany's. From there, she is given a series of clues directing her to some of NYC's most popular landmarks - a treasure hunt using unique rom-com-related prompts perfect for a movie-lover like Beth to decipher. And Beth is forced to wonder: has Danny realised their relationship needs a boost - or could it be that charming new work colleague Ryan, with his intense gaze, flirtatious smile and almost encyclopaedic movie knowledge, wants to sweep her off her feet? And how would she feel about taking a chance on a new leading man in her life?

The Love of a Lifetime

The Love of a Lifetime

Author: Melissa Hill Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/05/2016

Hollywood movies are Beth's passion. Her boyfriend Danny has always been the embodiment of her perfect Hollywood hero - though after seven years together the romance has settled into something more predictable. Then Beth receives an anonymous delivery of a coffee cup with a cryptic message, which starts a series of clues directing her to some of NYC's most popular landmarks. Has Danny realised their relationship needs a boost - or could it be charming colleague, Ryan, who wants to sweep her off her feet?

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

Author: Melissa Hill Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2016

Mulberry Hotel was once home to sisters Eleanor and Penny, but it's been some time since Elle has visited. But following a family tragedy, Elle is forced to return from her busy London life. When it becomes apparent that the hotel is in dire straits, the sisters are unprepared for the reaction of their father, Ned, who refuses to give up the family legacy. Startled by their father's response, the sisters unite in their efforts to save the hotel - and in the process, heal the fractures in the Harte family.

A Diamond from Tiffany's and Other Stories

A Diamond from Tiffany's and Other Stories

Author: Melissa Hill Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2016

It's been two years since Ethan Greene and Gary Knowles collided one fateful evening outside Tiffany & Co on Fifth Avenue. A mix-up with their shopping bags sent each man's life on an unexpected trajectory, and while Gary and his fiancee Rachel are heading for the altar, Ethan's love life is not so settled. Will the romance of New York and Tiffany's work its magic on the couples once more?

A Diamond from Tiffany's

A Diamond from Tiffany's

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2015

It's been two years since Ethan Greene and Gary Knowles collided one fateful evening outside Tiffany & Co on Fifth Avenue. A mix-up with their shopping bags sent each man's life on an unexpected trajectory, and while Gary and his fiancee Rachel are heading for the altar, Ethan's love life is not so settled. Rachel dreams are within her grasp; her restaurant is going from strength to strength and she and Gary are set to be married amongst family and friends at an idyllic New York location. But when they arrive in the city only days before the ceremony, Gary seems distracted and restless. Could he be having second thoughts? Ethan is anxious to see Terri again at the wedding; he truly felt they had something special, and plans to use the time in New York to prove to her that their relationship deserves another chance. Will the romance of New York and Tiffany's work its magic on the couples once more?

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Escape to a hotel by the beach with Melissa Hill, the internationally bestselling author of SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY'S and A GIFT TO REMEMBER. Mulberry Hotel, perched on a clifftop above a sweeping bay, was once the heart and soul of pretty seaside town Mulberry Bay. Run by the Harte family for years, the place itself is almost as beloved as cheery landlady Anna. The hotel was also once home to thirty-something sisters Eleanor and Penny, and while youngest sister Penny still lives close by, it's been some time since Elle has visited. But following a family tragedy, Elle is forced to return from her busy London life and reassess her past. When it becomes apparent that the hotel is in dire straits, Elle and Penny are unprepared for the reaction of their father, Ned, He steadfastly refuses to give up the family legacy, revealing that he's given up something equally precious once before. Startled by their father's surprising revelation, the sisters unite, with the local community behind them, in their efforts to save the hotel - and, in the process, heal the fractures in the Harte family.

Snowy Owls

Snowy Owls

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2015

Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owls

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

When you think bird nest, you think tree, correct? Not for these little owls! Burrowing owls make their homes underground. Learn more about these pint-sized predators with full colour photos, range maps, and carefully levelled text.

Owls Pack A of 4

Owls Pack A of 4

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Feathered hunters take flight as the sun dips out of sight. Owls are known for their hooting calls, big, gold eyes, and nocturnal lifestyles.Check out the bodies, ranges, foods, and life cycles of these classic owl species.

Great Horned Owls

Great Horned Owls

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Big, stately great horned owls with their hooting call and big orange eyes are the owls of scary stories. Learn more about these tufted hunters with full-color photos, range maps, and carefully levelled text.

Barn Owls

Barn Owls

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Dark, quiet places like barns are these owls' favorite hideouts. Just don't disturb barn owls, or they'll hiss and shriek! Learn more about these pale nighttime hunters with full colour photos, range maps, and carefully levelled text.

Snowy Owls

Snowy Owls

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Snowy owls make their homes in the icy white lands of the north. In these snowy places, they are perfectly camoflauged. Learn more about this giant owl with full colour photos, range maps, and carefully levelled text.

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Escape to a hotel by the beach with Melissa Hill, the internationally bestselling author of SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY'S and A GIFT TO REMEMBER. Mulberry Hotel, perched on a clifftop above a sweeping bay, was once the heart and soul of pretty seaside town Mulberry Bay. Run by the Harte family for years, the place itself is almost as beloved as cheery landlady Anna. The hotel was also once home to thirty-something sisters Eleanor and Penny, and while youngest sister Penny still lives close by, it's been some time since Elle has visited. But following a family tragedy, Elle is forced to return from her busy London life and reassess her past. When it becomes apparent that the hotel is in dire straits, Elle and Penny are unprepared for the reaction of their father, Ned, He steadfastly refuses to give up the family legacy, revealing that he's given up something equally precious once before. Startled by their father's surprising revelation, the sisters unite, with the local community behind them, in their efforts to save the hotel - and, in the process, heal the fractures in the Harte family.

The Love of a Lifetime

The Love of a Lifetime

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2015

Hollywood movies are Beth's passion. She hopes her life will always be filled with 'movie moments', where things like serendipity and fate happen every day. Her boyfriend Danny has always been the embodiment of her perfect Hollywood hero - though after seven years together the initial silver-screen romance has settled into something more predictable. And then, one morning at work, Beth receives an anonymous delivery of a take-out coffee cup with a cryptic message suggesting a meeting at Tiffany's. From there, she is given a series of clues directing her to some of NYC's most popular landmarks - a treasure hunt using unique rom-com-related prompts perfect for a movie-lover like Beth to decipher. And Beth is forced to wonder: has Danny realised their relationship needs a boost - or could it be that charming new work colleague Ryan, with his intense gaze, flirtatious smile and almost encyclopaedic movie knowledge, wants to sweep her off her feet? And how would she feel about taking a chance on a new leading man in her life?

A Gift to Remember

A Gift to Remember

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man...literally. One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital and the poor pup gets left behind. Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with owner, Aidan. As she discovers the mysterious stranger's world of books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she's ever dreamt about, Darcy builds a picture of this man and wonders if he could be THE ONE...But does fantasy match reality? What happens when Prince Charming wakes up? Will Aidan be the happy ever after she's always imagined?

A Gift to Remember

A Gift to Remember

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2014

Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man... literally. One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital and the poor pup gets left behind. Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with owner, Aidan. As she discovers the mysterious stranger's world of books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she's ever dreamt about, Darcy builds a picture of this man and wonders if he could be THE ONE... But does fantasy match reality? What happens when Prince Charming wakes up? Will Aidan be the happy ever after she's always imagined?

A Gift to Remember

A Gift to Remember

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man... literally. One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital and the poor pup gets left behind. Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with owner, Aidan. As she discovers the mysterious stranger's world of books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she's ever dreamt about, Darcy builds a picture of this man and wonders if he could be THE ONE... But does fantasy match reality? What happens when Prince Charming wakes up? Will Aidan be the happy ever after she's always imagined?

A Gift to Remember

A Gift to Remember

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man...literally. One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital and the poor pup gets left behind. Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with owner, Aidan. As she discovers the mysterious stranger's world of books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she's ever dreamt about, Darcy builds a picture of this man and wonders if he could be THE ONE... But does fantasy match reality? What happens when Prince Charming wakes up? Will Aidan be the happy ever after she's always imagined?

The Guest List

The Guest List

Author: Melissa Hill Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/10/2013

When funny, kind and gorgeous Shane proposes, Cara is over the moon. Excitement, however, quickly turns to apprehension when it seems that everyone has a fixed idea of the perfect wedding and arguments ensue. So she and Shane determine to make a stand and do things their way. But when they announce their plans for a beach wedding on a beautiful Caribbean island, there is uproar. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

The Guest List

The Guest List

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

When funny, kind and gorgeous Shane proposes, Cara is over the moon, and can't wait to share the news of their engagement with all their friends and family. Excitement, however, quickly turns to apprehension when it seems that everyone has a fixed idea of the perfect wedding and offers to 'help' with the planning. With tussles over the ceremony and the size of the guest list, sibling rivalry and insistent in-laws-to-be, Cara can see her vision of the big day being ripped to shreds. So she and Shane determine to make a stand and do things their way. But when they announce their plans for a beach wedding on a beautiful Caribbean island, there is uproar. Threats are made, family secrets are revealed, and things turn decidedly stormy. Will Cara and Shane manage to overcome all obstacles? Or will their dream wedding turn into a nightmare?

The Guest List

The Guest List

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

When funny, kind and gorgeous Shane proposes, Cara is over the moon, and can't wait to share the news of their engagement with all their friends and family. Excitement, however, quickly turns to apprehension when it seems that everyone has a fixed idea of the perfect wedding and offers to 'help' with the planning. With tussles over the ceremony and the size of the guest list, sibling rivalry and insistent in-laws-to-be, Cara can see the vision she has of her big day being ripped to shreds. So she and Shane determine to make a stand and do things their way. But when they announce their plans for a beach wedding on a beautiful Caribbean island, there is uproar. Threats are made, family secrets are revealed, and things turn decidedly stormy. Will Cara and Shane manage to overcome all obstacles? Or will their dream wedding turn into a nightmare?

The Charm Bracelet

The Charm Bracelet

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2012

Holly O'Neill knows that every charm bracelet tells a story. Many years ago she was sent one with just a single charm attached. The charms have been appearing ever since, often at challenging times, as if her mysterious benefactor knows exactly when she needs a little magic in her life. As a result, Holly's bracelet is her most prized possession. So when she finds someone else's charm bracelet, she feels she has to try to reunite it with its owner. Even if the only clues she has to follow are the charms themselves. On a search that will take her all over New York City at Christmas, Holly becomes ever more determined to piece together the details of this other charmed life. But what she doesn't know is that her quest may also lead her somewhere she never, ever expected . . .

The Charm Bracelet

The Charm Bracelet

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2012

Holly O'Neill knows that every charm bracelet tells a story. Many years ago she was sent one with just a single charm attached. The charms have been appearing ever since, often at challenging times, as if her mysterious benefactor knows exactly when she needs a little magic in her life. As a result, Holly's bracelet is her most prized possession. So when she finds someone else's charm bracelet, she feels she has to try to reunite it with its owner. Even if the only clues she has to follow are the charms themselves. On a search that will take her all over New York City at Christmas, Holly becomes ever more determined to piece together the details of this other charmed life. But what she doesn't know is that her quest may also lead her somewhere she never, ever expected . . .

Something from Tiffany's

Something from Tiffany's

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2011

Doesn't every girl dream of getting . . . something from Tiffany's? It's Christmas Eve. And on 5th Avenue in New York City, two very different men are shopping for gifts for the women they love. Gary is buying his girlfriend Rachel a charm bracelet. Partly to thank her for paying for their holiday-of-a-lifetime to New York. But mainly because he's left his Christmas shopping far too late. Whereas Ethan's looking for something a little more special - an engagement ring for the first woman to have made him happy since he lost the love of his life. But when the two men's shopping bags get confused, and Rachel somehow ends up with Ethan's ring, the couples' lives become intertwined. And, as Ethan tries to reunite the ring with the woman it was actually intended for, he finds it trickier than expected. Does fate have other ideas for the couples? Or is there simply a bit of Tiffany's magic in the air . . .

Something from Tiffany's

Something from Tiffany's

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2011

Doesn't every girl dream of getting something from Tiffany's? On 5th Avenue in New York City, two very different men are shopping for gifts for the women they love. Gary is buying his girlfriend Rachel a charm bracelet. Partly to thank her for paying for their holiday-of-a-lifetime to New York. But mainly because he's left his shopping far too late. Whereas Ethan's looking for something a little more special - an engagement ring for the first woman to have made him happy since he lost the love of his life. But when the two men's shopping bags get confused, and Rachel somehow ends up with Ethan's ring, the couples' lives become intertwined. As Ethan tries to reunite the ring with the woman it was actually intended for, he discovers this isn't that easy. Does fate have other ideas for the couples? Or is there simply a bit of Tiffany's magic in the air?

The Truth About You

The Truth About You

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2011

When the baby is found on the doorstep of Ella's cafe, everyone asks what sort of parent would abandon their child? Jess feels increasingly left out as the only non-mum amongst her friends. Terrified she might lose them altogether, she embarks on becoming a mother too. But is she really ready? Hollywood actress Ruth Seymour is home in the small town of Lakeview for the summer. But has an ill-advised fling with a handsome co-star resulted in a seriously unplanned consequence? Nina has come to live with her estranged father, Patrick, after a bad break-up. But will she ever dare tell him about the secret she is concealing? One thing's for sure: someone knows more than they're telling. And the truth won't stay hidden forever...

The Truth About You

The Truth About You

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2010

When the baby is found on the doorstep of Ella's cafe, everyone asks - what sort of parent would abandon their child? Jess feels increasingly left out as the only non-mum amongst her friends. Terrified she might lose them altogether, she embarks on becoming a mother too. But is she really ready? Hollywood actress Ruth Seymour is home in the small town of Lakeview for the summer. But has an ill-advised fling with a handsome co-star resulted in a seriously unplanned consequence? Nina has come to live with her estranged father, Patrick, after a bad break-up. But will she ever dare tell him about the secret she is concealing? One thing's for sure: someone knows more than they're telling. And the truth won't stay hidden forever...

Please Forgive Me

Please Forgive Me

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2010

Have you ever dreamed of running away? Of just leaving the past behind you? Leonie has done just that. She's moved to another country and got a new job, a new home, a brand new life. . . But when she discovers a box of unread love letters in the bottom of her wardrobe, all ending with the words 'please forgive me', she finds herself drawn to the mystery behind them. Can the unravelling of another person's story help Leonie deal with her own past and her own secrets? All she knows is that she has to try. Because if the couple behind the love letters had a happy ending, then perhaps she just might too.

Before I Forget

Before I Forget

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/07/2009

Abby's memories are her most precious thing. Even though they're sometimes painful, she can't stop herself looking back, reliving the love of her life. Until a freak accident means that she could lose it all: every memory and experience she has ever had. Abby can't believe it's true. She feels fine. She is fine. How could she possibly forget all those moments that make her who she is? She's determined to fight it. With the help of her friends and family, Abby makes a list of things she's always wanted to do. She's going to save her memory by having the most unforgettable year of her life . . .

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/11/2008

Louise wishes she could be slim, pretty, and popular. So she can't believe it when it seems her wish is coming true. If only it didn't all cost so much . . . Dara wishes she could go back in time, and change everything. But she's married now, and nothing can change that. Can it? Rosie wishes she knew how to make her children happy. Even though they're both grown up with their own lives, they seem to need her more than ever. Three very different women, about to make a journey that will change their lives forever. You should be careful what you wish for . . .

The Last To Know

The Last To Know

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2008

Eve knows what she wants. After nine good years and two kids together, it's about time Liam made an honest woman of her. Eve's sister Sam knows more than she should. Sam's always thought Eve was too good for Liam. Then she learns the truth about his business trips to Australia, and her suspicions are confirmed. And Brooke, safe on the other side of the world; knows nothing. Until a mysterious delivery arrives for her and promises to change her life forever. It seems someone doesn't want Brooke to be the last to know . . .

All Because of You

All Because of You

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2007

Tara Harrington's life seems perfect - a successful career as a life coach, the flashy sports car to match, and a happy home with Glenn. But when her difficult younger sister Emma announces she's pregnant, and refuses to divulge who the father is, suspicions are aroused all round. Tara's best friend Liz's fairytale husband, Eric, suddenly doesn't seem so Prince Charming any more, and their dream move from the city to the country isn't working out as planned. But can Tara help her friend through it? Glamorous London PR girl Natalie has everything she ever wanted - except a husband. And when Tara agrees to coach her in landing the latest 'man of her dreams', the two women soon find they have more in common than either had imagined. Can Tara make it on her own? Will Liz secure her family idyll in the country? And will Natalie finally find love with a man who deserves her?

All Because of You

All Because of You

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/2007

Never Say Never

Never Say Never

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2006

Sometimes hopes and dreams don't go according to plan - sometimes, real life gets in the way. On a mild May evening, a group of friends on the verge of graduating speculate on what the future holds. Will Leah be a chef? Robin an accountant? And Olivia the one who holds it all together? The one thing they know is that they'll always be friends - no matter what - but they make a pact to meet up in five years, just in case fate intervenes. Years later it's clear that life has not gone according to plan. Why is Robin in New York determined never to go back to Dublin? Why is Olivia grieving? And why does Leah feel so left out as she heads towards the big three-o? When Robin is forced to return, they all find themselves face to face with the past - suddenly nothing can ever be the same again. And they start to realize that sometimes it's best never to say never ...

The Smart Woman's Guide To Staying At Home

The Smart Woman's Guide To Staying At Home

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2001

Once women were told they could have it all - develop a successful career, bring up a family and follow your dreams. Now it is estimated as many as 80 per cent of women believe work is damaging their lives and those of their partners and children and would leave work if they could afford it. This book shows them how it can be done. Aimed at women who would like to become a housewife or have already taken the plunge, The Smart Woman's Guide to Staying at Home shows how financially it can work and also how it doesn't have to be all drudgery and boredom.. It tells you how to prioritise your time so that once the traditional household tasks have been taken care of, there is still time to nurture your children, your creativity and above all, to enjoy yourself.

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