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Ellen Berry is an author and magazine journalist. Originally from rural West Yorkshire, she has three teenage children and lives with her husband and their daughter in Glasgow. When she's not writing, she loves to cook and browse her vast collection of cookbooks, which is how the idea for this story came about. However, she remains the world's worst baker but tends to blame her failures on 'the oven'.
An enjoyable and captivating relationship tale, where an enchanting bookshop takes centre stage, what more could you ask for! Della has a special relationship with her mother’s cookbooks, she is convinced that a specialist bookshop will work, but not everyone agrees. Ellen Berry also writes as Fiona Gibson, her novels have focused on women as they negotiate rocky relationship roads, and are always warm, amusing and full of hope. Here, we also occasionally hear from the men, their thoughts as they ponder over the hand they've been dealt by life offer a new perspective, these really are interesting snapshot additions to the storyline. This is the first in the ‘Rosemary Lane’ series, focusing on family and friends, ups and downs, life as it really is, ‘The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane’ is a feel-good and absolutely charming read.
Curl up with this uplifting festive read - perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley and Carole Matthews. 'This wonderful story put a huge smile on my face' Lucy Coleman Last winter she had a plan. Lucy fell in love with tumbledown Rosemary Cottage as a child. So thirty years on, when she loses her city job and discovers the cottage is for sale, it feels like fate. She'll raise her children in Burley Bridge and transform the cottage into a B&B with her husband. But a year can change everything . . . Now Lucy is juggling two children and a B&B, but on her own. Christmas looks set to be their last on Rosemary Lane - until she meets James, a face from her past and someone who might offer a different kind of future . . . Should Lucy leave the cottage behind? Or could this winter on Rosemary Lane be the start of something new? Praise for Ellen Berry: 'Warm, funny and poignant' The Daily Mail 'A novel as comforting as a slice of homemade apple pie' Red 'Brilliant . . . manages to capture family life perfectly' Chick Lit Reviews
'As comforting as a slice of homemade apple pie' Red Prepare to fall in love with beautiful village of Burley Bridge. Growing up in a Yorkshire village, Roxanne Cartwright couldn't wait to escape and make her place in the world. Now, thirty years later, she's a fashion editor living a glamorous life of perennial singlehood in London - or so it seems to her sister Della. But when Roxanne finds her career under threat, she feels herself pulled back to the quiet village she'd been so desperate to leave. As Roxanne reacquaints herself with life on Rosemary Lane, she slowly makes a surprising discovery: the people who live in Burley Bridge are, well, just people - different from the fashion set she's used to, but kind and even interesting. Michael, a single dad trying to make a go of a small bakery, particularly so. Little by little, cupcake by cupcake, Roxanne and Michael fall into an unexpected friendship. Could there be a life for Roxanne after all, in the place she's spent years trying to escape? The perfect cosy, heartwarming read for fans of Trisha Ashley.
'As comforting as a slice of homemade apple pie' RedPrepare to fall in love with beautiful village of Burley Bridge.Growing up in a quiet Yorkshire village, Roxanne couldn't wait to escape and find her place in the world in London. As a high-powered fashion editor she lives a glamorous life of perennial singlehood - or so it seems to her sister Della. But when Roxanne gets her heart broken by a fashion photographer, she runs away, back to Della's welcoming home above her bookshop in Burley Bridge.But Burley Bridge, Roxanne discovers, is even quieter than she remembered. There's nothing to do, so Roxanne agrees to walk Della's dog Stanley. It's on these walks that Roxanne makes a startling discovery: the people who live in Burley Bridge are, well, just people - different from the fashion set she's used to, but kind and even interesting. Michael, a widower trying to make a go of a small bakery, particularly so. Little by little, cupcake by cupcake, Roxanne and Michael fall into a comforting friendship.Could there be a life for Roxanne after all, in the place she's spent 46 years trying to escape?
**Take a trip to the Yorkshire village of Burley Bridge, where a very special little cookbook shop is about to open its doors...**In the beginning...Kitty Cartwright has always solved her problems in the kitchen. Her cookbooks are her life, and there isn't an issue that 'Cooking with Aspic' can't fix. Her only wish is that she had a book entitled 'Rustling Up Dinner When Your Husband Has Left You'.Forty years later...On Rosemary Lane, Della Cartwright plans to open a very special little bookshop. Not knowing what to do with the hundreds of cookbooks her mother left her, she now wants to share their recipes with the world - and no amount of aspic will stand in her way.But with her family convinced it's a hare-brained scheme, Della starts to wonder if she's made a terrible decision. One thing's for sure: she's about to find out...Lose yourself in Della's world of food, family and friends. The perfect read for fans of Trisha Ashley and Carole Matthews.