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Caroline Roberts lives in the wonderful Northumberland countryside with her husband and credits the sandy beaches, castles and rolling hills around her as inspiration for her writing. She enjoys writing about relationships; stories of love, loss and family, which explore how beautiful and sometimes complex love can be. A slice of cake, glass of bubbly and a cup of tea would make her day - preferably served with friends! She believes in striving for your dreams, which led her to a publishing deal after many years of writing.
Ahh, what a lovely, generous, enjoyable read this is. Rachel finds it increasingly difficult to make a living on her family farm, with the support of friends, locals, and a particularly lovely neighbour called Tom, can Rachel and her Mum find a way to keep Primrose Farm? Caroline Roberts has a beautifully light touch, she explores difficult emotions and balances the tale with love and laughter too. The different generations knit together perfectly, from gorgeous 5 year old Maisy through to Granny Ruth, each woman (and girl) an integral part of the storyline. The romance doesn’t smother the tale, it sits as an engaging sweet treat alongside friendship and family. If you seek an escape from your own reality, and want to snuggle down with a helping of delicious romance then look no further, Rachel’s Pudding Pantry is ready to greet you.
This Christmas, home is where the heart is . . . The first snow is falling over Primrose Farm, the mince pies are warming, and Rachel Swinton is looking forward to a well-earned break over the holidays. It's time to settle down with family, and cosy up with her gorgeous new flame, Tom, from the farm next door. If only it was all comfort and joy . . . The arrival of Tom's ex brings an unwelcome chill to the farm. And with Rachel feeling the absence of her late dad, she feels unsettled when her mum starts to get close to someone new. With a cupful of goodwill with friends, and her messy, wonderful family by her side, can Rachel make this a Christmas to remember? Why readers love cosying up with Caroline Roberts' gorgeous novels: 'Family, friendships and fabulous food . . . perfect!' Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain 'Cosy and uplifting - a real treat!' Debbie Johnson 'A delightful, life affirming story' Ali McNamara 'Such a wonderful book, heart-wrenching and uplifting and joyful!' Cressida McLaughlin
The Pudding Pantry opens its doors for summer. And there are wedding bells on the horizon . . . Escape with the gorgeous new novel in the Pudding Pantry series, available to pre-order now! The sun is shining as Rachel and her gorgeous beau, Tom, prepare to tie the knot at Primrose Farm. It takes a village to pull off the perfect country wedding and Rachel couldn't be more grateful for her friends and family as they roll out the haybales and string up the bunting - all she needs to do is focus on her Happy Ever After. But no wedding is without drama. A face from the past is looking to stir up trouble in the village and there's a secret following Rachel all the way up the aisle . . . With old friends, new promises and a little borrowed time, will Rachel get the wedding of her dreams? People love cosying up with the Pudding Pantry novels! - 'Pure comfort - warmth and cosiness exude from every page' Woman 'Family, friendships, farming and fabulous food. The Pudding Pantry is perfect!' Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain 'Cosy and uplifting - a real treat!' Debbie Johnson
Step inside Rachel's Pudding Pantry, a place where love, laughter and scrumptious bakes bring everyone together. 'Cosy and uplifting - a real treat!' Debbie Johnson 'Family, friendships, farming and fabulous food. The Pudding Pantry is perfect!' Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain Primrose Farm is Rachel's very own slice of heaven. Come rain or shine there's always a pot of tea brewing by the Aga, the delicious aroma of freshly baked puddings, and a chorus of happy memories drifting through the kitchen. But the farm is in a spot of trouble. As the daffodils spring, Rachel must plant the seeds of change if she wants to keep the farm afloat, and it's all resting on a crazy plan. She'll need one family cook book, her Mum Jill's baking magic - and a reason to avoid her distractingly gorgeous neighbour, Tom . . . Swapping their wellies for aprons, can Rachel and Jill bake their way into a brighter future? The proof will be in the pudding!
Cosy up with the new novel in the Pudding Pantry series, full of love, laughter, and plenty of delicious pudding! The first snow is falling over Primrose Farm, the mince pies are warming, and Rachel can't wait to share a kiss under the mistletoe with her gorgeous new flame, Tom. If only it was all comfort and joy . . . The arrival of Tom's ex brings an unwelcome chill to the farm. And despite Master Baker Mum Jill's valiant efforts, the new pudding pantry business is feeling the pinch. With a spoonful of festive spirit, a cupful of goodwill with friends, and her messy, wonderful family by her side, can Rachel make this a Christmas to remember? Why readers love cosying up with Caroline Roberts' gorgeous novels: 'Family, friendships, farming and fabulous food. The Pudding Pantry is perfect!' Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain 'Cosy and uplifting - a real treat!' Debbie Johnson 'A delightful, life affirming story' Ali McNamara 'Such a wonderful book, heart-wrenching and uplifting and joyful! Cressida McLaughlin 'A top-rated romance which I devoured quicker than a slice of Victoria Sponge. Beautifully written, warm, funny, cosy, romantic and sweeter than a tray full of cookie dough' Bookaholic Confessions 'A warm and cosy read for a cold winter's day . . . will have you longing to be served in the tearoom' Rachel's Random Reads
Be guided by the world's favourite felines with this fabulous set of advice cards. Money problems? Consult Blackie the millionaire cat. Having a bad day? Ask the Cheshire Cat how he stays smiling. Lacking courage? Be inspired by Felicette, the first cat in space. Simply select a card from the pack, follow the advice inspired by the cat's personal philosophy and any obstacle will become surmountable. Contains 50 advice cards plus a booklet featuring the cats' biographies and details of how to use the cards. As seen in Cat World
The heartwarming new holiday read from the Kindle bestselling author of The Cosy Teashop series When Emma opened her gorgeous little chocolate shop in the harbour village of Warkton-by-the-Sea, she realised a lifelong dream. Love is also blossoming with her hunky beau, Max, who's slowly healing her fragile heart. Summer is here and life has never felt so sweet. Until the rainclouds start to gather... A rival sweet shop and killjoy landlord give Emma a headache, and when a face from the past turns up unannounced, Emma finds herself spiralling down memory lane. With Max's crazy work schedule driving him to distraction, Emma's in danger of making some choices she might regret . . . With close friends, spaniel Alfie, and the whole village behind her, can Emma get the chocolate shop and her love life back on track? Only time will tell in this deliciously romantic novel of love, loss, hope and second chances.
*The new, deliciously festive 'Cosy' novel from the Kindle bestselling author of The Cosy Teashop in the Castle* The snow is falling, the hot chocolate's warming, and hearts are melting . . . Emma is the proud owner of The Chocolate Shop by the Sea, nestled in the heart of the cosy seaside village that's become her home. With Christmas right around the corner, she and her assistant Holly are busy cooking up the locals' festive favourites. From cinnamon hot chocolates to reindeer lollipops, Christmas wouldn't taste the same without a little cocoa magic. And for Emma it's the perfect distraction from her romantic pains of the past. So when the shop's miserly landlord threatens to hike up the rent, Emma's Christmas and New Year suddenly look a lot less cheerful. With the whole village rallying behind her - and loyal spaniel Alfie by her side - Emma's determined to hold onto her chocolate-box dream. The chocolate calendar countdown is on. Can Emma rescue her business and her broken heart?
Cats have been revered by artists since ancient times for their beauty, grace, independence and air of mystery. Domesticated, but with a touch of the wild about them, they share our homes and endlessly fascinate us. The Book of the Cat is a cool and quirky collection of feline art and illustration by artists from around the world. Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their subjects. Beautifully designed and packaged, the book will appeal to cat lovers of all ages.
'A delightful, life affirming story. I wanted to retreat to a cottage by the sea after the first chapter!' Ali McNamara 'I loved this book. Pure escapism at its best' THE SUN When a seaside escape spells a little romance . . . Claire is ready for a bright new chapter. Winding her way to the coast for a cosy cottage retreat, she prays that three weeks of blissful peace and summer sunshine will wash away the pain of the last year. Claire's a survivor - she's growing proud of the scars that prove it - and she's determined to make the most of each and every day, to seize those little magic moments that give life its sparkle. Her plan for peaceful solitude goes awry when handsome, brooding Ed turns up in the cottage next door. Will a little summer romance prove the worst distraction? Or might it be the perfect remedy? A gorgeous, heartwarming novel to make your heart soar from the author of The Cosy Teashop in the Castle.
`Cakes, castles and oodles of charm: this book is huge fun and pure escapism' Cathy Bramley From sleigh bells to wedding bells . . . After a rocky start, Ellie Hall baked her way into everyone's hearts at Claverham Castle - even the miserly Lord Henry was won over - and the run-down teashop regained its old sparkle. Now Ellie has upgraded cupcakes for fairytale masterpieces as the proud caterer for an ever-growing list of weddings at the castle. The teashop team love baking to the tune of happy ever afters, but can they pull together when a certain bridezilla pushes them all to boiling point? Christmas is just around the corner, and a last minute booking threatens to snow the team under. Ellie and her hunky hubby Joe have their own Christmas dreams to chase, but they're determined to pull through and give this special couple the winter wonderland wedding they deserve. Will Christmas at the Cosy Teashop be a showstopper to remember?
`Cakes, castles and oodles of charm: this book is huge fun and pure escapism' Cathy Bramley Can Ellie bake her way to a happy ever after? A deliciously heartwarming novel for fans of Lucy Diamond and Milly Johnson. Can Ellie bake her way to a happy ever after? A deliciously heartwarming novel for fans of Lucy Diamond and Milly Johnson. When Ellie Hall lands her dream job running the little teashop in the beautiful but crumbling Claverham Castle, it's the perfect escape from her humdrum job in the city. Life is definitely on the rise as Ellie replaces spreadsheets for scones, and continues her Nanna's brilliant baking legacy. When Lord Henry, the stick-in-the-mud owner, threatens to burst her baking bubble with his old-fashioned ways, Ellie wonders if she might have bitten off more than she can chew. But cupcake by cupcake she wins the locals over, including teashop stalwart, Doris, and Ellie's showstopping bakes look set to go down in castle history! Now all that's missing in Ellie's life is a slice of romance - can Joe, the brooding estate manager, be the one to put the cherry on the top of Ellie's dream?
*Previously published as The Torn Up Marriage* His secret tore her world apart . . . Kate believed she had it all. A loving husband, two beautiful little girls, and a million happy memories still to collect. Everything was how it should be - a family, together. But Kate discovers she has been living a lie. Her husband, Michael, has betrayed her in the most unimaginable way, tearing all love and trust to pieces. Feeling lost and alone, Kate doesn't know what to believe anymore. With Michael's secrets exposed and her marriage hanging by a thread, she fears that life may never be the same again. Only Kate holds the power to forgive. But what will it take to forget? Brimming with emotion and tension, The Desperate Wife is an unforgettable novel about love, loss, and the impossible choices that life deals us.
When Caroline Roberts accepted a job at 25 Cromwell Street, the infamous address of Fred and Rose West, she was only 16. Realising that there was something very malevolent about the couple, she left their employment soon after, glad to be rid of them. The story should have ended there. A month later she was abducted by the Wests and suffered violent sexual abuse at their hands before being told that she would be killed and buried. Through a combination of sheer luck and quick thinking, despite the trauma of what had happened, Caroline managed to escape to freedom.
The field of attitude research has long been recognised as one of the most important and influential within social psychology. But the ever-increasing popularity of survey research as a source of what the public thinks and feels about a wide range of issues has brought the subject into the popular arena, heightening the relevance of the theory and practice of attitude measurement. Roger Jowell and Caroline Roberts, acknowledged leaders in this area of research, have combed the literature to bring together the most comprehensive collection available. The four volumes cover key advances since serious study of the subject began to appear (in the 1920s), with a selection of the articles and papers which present the key figures, the major steps forward in theory or practice and some of the most creative and ingenious methodological work in the social sciences. This set will provide a rich reference source that should appeal to academics and practitioners alike.
When Caroline Roberts accepted a job at 25 Cromwell Street, the infamous address of Fred and Rose West, she was only 16. Realising that there was something very malevolent about the couple, she left their employment soon after, glad to be rid of them. The story should have ended there. A month later she was abducted by the Wests and suffered violent sexual abuse at their hands before being told that she would be killed and buried. Through a combination of luck and quick thinking, depite the trauma of what had happened, Caroline managed to escape to freedom. This is her story of those fateful days and the appalling aftermath...
Harriet Martineau was a major figure in the Victorian period and a prominent speaker in a number of contemporary cultural debates, including racism, atheism, abolitionism, and the status of women. Her various novels, essays, and articles generated tremendous controversy in their reception as they forced such topics of debate into the public realm. Caroline Roberts's The Woman and the Hour provides an engaging examination of seven of Martineau's most contentious texts: Illustrations of Political Economy (1832-34),Society in America (1837), Deerbrook (1839), The Hour and the Man (1841), Letters on Mesmerism (1844), Eastern Life, Present and Past (1848), and Letters on the Laws of Man's Nature and Development (1851). Building on the premise that these works serve as an important gauge of prevailing beliefs, opinions, and attitudes in Victorian society, Roberts situates Martineau's writing in its historical context and presents a sophisticated scholarly analysis of their predominantly hostile reception. Moreover, Roberts integrates close readings with meticulous archival research of periodical reviews, offering a valuable resource and stimulus for both the literary critic and the cultural historian.