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The Library

The Library

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2022

Tom is a teenager and blends into the background of life. After a row with his dad, and facing an unhappy future at the dog food factory, he escapes to the library. Tom unwittingly ends up with a bagful of romance novels and comes under the suspicion of Maggie. Maggie is a pensioner and has been happily alone for ten years, at least that's what she tells herself. When Tom comes to her rescue a friendship develops that could change her life. As Maggie helps Tom to stand up for himself, Tom helps Maggie realise the mistakes of her past don't have to define her future. They each set out to prove that the library isn't just about books - it's the heart of their community. Together they discover some things are worth fighting for.

Other books by Bella Osborne

The Girls

The Girls

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/04/2022

Four old friends. Thrown back together after forty years apart. What could possibly go wrong? In the 1970s, The Girls were best friends sharing a house and good times: Zara the famous diva actor, Val the uptight solicitor, Jackie the wild child and Pauline the quirky introvert. Now they're in their twilight years, and Zara suggests that they live with her to support each other through old age. Initially, being housemates again is just as much fun as in their heyday. But then Zara reveals the real reason she asked them to move in with her, and suddenly things take a sinister turn. As the women confront their demons they come under the spotlight of the press, the police and an angry parrot. With their lives spiralling out of control can they save their friendships and each other?

The Promise of Summer

The Promise of Summer

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/07/2021

'Lovely heartwarming story! I smiled a lot and laughed... Loved every minute of it!... If you are looking for a light read about friends and romance and with a cute overexcited dog look no further!' NetGalley reviewer, The Promise of Summer was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. Ruby's life is about to change for ever... After years of dating losers, cheats and one guy who did something unrepeatable to her kettle, Ruby has all but given up on romance. But then a stranger sits next to her on a train to London and explains his plan to propose to the woman of his dreams. Maybe true love does exist after all? When the man accidentally leaves the engagement ring behind, Ruby is determined to save the day. But she hasn't counted on fellow passenger Curtis stepping in and insisting he should be the one to track the stranger down. As summer closes in, the unlikely pair make a promise to reunite the ring with its owner. But can they find their own happy ever after along the way? The absolutely perfect summer read you've been waiting for! Fans of Cathy Bramley, Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson will be totally hooked! Readers love The Promise of Summer! 'Fantastic read! A hilarious and heart-warming read that I couldn't have loved anymore!... Perfect, feel good, summer read.' NetGalley reviewer, 'I loved this book! It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside... A perfect summer read.' NetGalley reviewer, 'Fantastic... I read this book in two days, I couldn't put it down... I would recommend this to all my friends.' NetGalley reviewer, 'If I could give more than 5 I would... It'll keep you turning the pages.' NetGalley reviewer, 'I devoured this book in one sitting!' NetGalley reviewer, 'As sweet as summer pudding, this book brims with fun, romance and friendship.' Milly Johnson 'It's been a long time since the love story in a book has given me butterflies in my tummy and a lump in my throat, but this wonderful book delivered.' NetGalley reviewer,

One Family Christmas

One Family Christmas

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2020

A big family. A whole lot of secrets. A Christmas to remember... This year, Lottie is hosting one last big family Christmas at the home she grew up in - just like her Nana would have wanted. But when her relatives descend on the old manor house, Lottie gets more than she bargained for. Every family has its secrets, but in this family, everybody has one! So, between cooking a Christmas dinner, keeping tensions at bay and a stray dog out of mischief, she has plenty on her plate (and not just misshapen sausage rolls and a frozen turkey). And then her first love shows up - nine years after he walked out of her life. Can Lottie make their last family Christmas one to remember... for the right reasons? A festive treat to curl up with this Christmas, perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Trisha Ashley.

Meet Me at Pebble Beach

Meet Me at Pebble Beach

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Meet Me at Pebble Beach was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. Regan is holding a winning lottery ticket. Goodbye to the boyfriend who never had her back, and so long to the job she can't stand! Except it's all a bit too good to be true... When Regan gets pranked, she finds herself jobless, homeless and boyfriendless in one fell swoop. Luckily her friendly seaside community provides a beacon of hope, proving to Regan that sometimes you really can rely on the kindness of others - and one local in particular, a handsome fireman called Charlie, helps Regan realise that this could be her chance for a fresh start. Armed with a list of ways to change her life, Regan decides it's time to step out of her comfort zone. Because - as Charlie knows all too well - life is for living . . . A feel-good summer read, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Veronica Henry and Cressida McLaughlin. Readers everywhere are falling in love with Bella Osborne's books: 'This wonderful story will leave you with the warmest of glows and remind you of why we should all make the most of every minute.' Phillipa Ashley, author of A Perfect Cornish Escape 'Fast-paced, spirited and fun.' Heidi Swain, author of The Secret Seaside Escape 'Sweet, charming and brimming with kindness and hope. An absolute tonic.' Milly Johnson, author of The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew 'An utterly lovely, heart-warming tale of love, friendship and jam. Had me completely hooked.' Holly Martin, bestselling author of The Little Village of Happiness 'Full of hope, heart and a fabulous feisty heroine that I was rooting for from start to finish - I couldn't put it down!' Zara Stoneley, author of Bridesmaids

A Walk in Wildflower Park

A Walk in Wildflower Park

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/06/2019

A Walk in Wildflower Park was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. 'Pure escapism - full of wit, warmth, humour, and a moving look at the friendships and relationships that make us all tick.' Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of The Comfort Food Cafe series Life's not always a walk in the park... Anna thought she'd found The One - until he broke off their engagement exactly a year before their wedding day. Hoping new surroundings will do her the world of good, she moves in to a place of her own on the edge of gorgeous Wildflower Park. With the help and friendship of her neighbour Sophie, Anna quickly settles in and pledges to focus on her career, but a handsome new colleague seems determined to thwart her attempts at every turn. And when she receives a text from a mystery man, it looks as though an unlikely romance is on the horizon... Is Anna about to be swept off her feet by someone she really shouldn't be falling for? Or could this be the new start she needs and deserves? Full of warmth and humour, this charming novel will delight fans of Debbie Johnson, Cathy Bramley and Jill Mansell.

Coming Home To Ottercombe Bay

Coming Home To Ottercombe Bay

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Ebook Release Date: 21/06/2018

Ottercombe Bay was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle's funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He's left Daisy a significant inheritance - an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months. With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?

Ottercombe Bay - Part Four: Shaken and Stirred (Ottercombe Bay Series)

Ottercombe Bay - Part Four: Shaken and Stirred (Ottercombe Bay Series)

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Ebook Release Date: 10/05/2018

Escape to the Devon coast, with Part Four of a brand-new four-part serial from the author of Willow Cottage. Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle's funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He's left Daisy a significant inheritance - an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?Authors and readers love Bella Osborne's gorgeous novels:'I really enjoy Bella Osborne's books' - Katie Fforde'An absolutely glorious read full of laugh out loud moments and beautifully observed characters who spring to life on the page' Phillipa Ashley'A warm and engaging story with relatable characters who will worm their way into your heart. A great read!' - Talli Roland'Loved it! Believable characters, a sweetly told, lovely story... a great read' - Jane Lovering'Romance, comedy, and mystery abound in this delightful British novel' - I Read That Book!'A great read, with some really special moments... so beautiful and romantic' - Annie's Book Corner'A well-written and charming tale.' - Paris Baker's Book Nook'I wasn't expecting a debut novel to be this good' - The Bookish & The Romantic'Makes me feel like I should be reading it while wearing a tea dress, drinking posh coffee from a china cup and eating Victoria sandwich cake with a dainty little fork. It's charming, adorable, amusing and all those sorts of words' - Escape Into Words'This book is perfect chick lit' - Gidget Girls Reading

Ottercombe Bay - Part Three: Raising the Bar (Ottercombe Bay Series)

Ottercombe Bay - Part Three: Raising the Bar (Ottercombe Bay Series)

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Ebook Release Date: 05/04/2018

Escape to the Devon coast, with Part Three of a brand-new four-part serial from the author of Willow Cottage. Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle's funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He's left Daisy a significant inheritance - an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?Authors and readers love Bella Osborne's gorgeous novels:'I really enjoy Bella Osborne's books' - Katie Fforde'An absolutely glorious read full of laugh out loud moments and beautifully observed characters who spring to life on the page' Phillipa Ashley'A warm and engaging story with relatable characters who will worm their way into your heart. A great read!' - Talli Roland'Loved it! Believable characters, a sweetly told, lovely story... a great read' - Jane Lovering'Romance, comedy, and mystery abound in this delightful British novel' - I Read That Book!'A great read, with some really special moments... so beautiful and romantic' - Annie's Book Corner'A well-written and charming tale.' - Paris Baker's Book Nook'I wasn't expecting a debut novel to be this good' - The Bookish & The Romantic'Makes me feel like I should be reading it while wearing a tea dress, drinking posh coffee from a china cup and eating Victoria sandwich cake with a dainty little fork. It's charming, adorable, amusing and all those sorts of words' - Escape Into Words'This book is perfect chick lit' - Gidget Girls Reading

Ottercombe Bay - Part Two: Gin and Trouble (Ottercombe Bay Series)

Ottercombe Bay - Part Two: Gin and Trouble (Ottercombe Bay Series)

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Ebook Release Date: 22/02/2018

Escape to the Devon coast, with Part Two of a brand-new four-part serial from the author of Willow Cottage. Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle's funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He's left Daisy a significant inheritance - an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?Authors and readers love Bella Osborne's gorgeous novels:'I really enjoy Bella Osborne's books' - Katie Fforde'An absolutely glorious read full of laugh out loud moments and beautifully observed characters who spring to life on the page' Phillipa Ashley'A warm and engaging story with relatable characters who will worm their way into your heart. A great read!' - Talli Roland'Loved it! Believable characters, a sweetly told, lovely story... a great read' - Jane Lovering'Romance, comedy, and mystery abound in this delightful British novel' - I Read That Book!'A great read, with some really special moments... so beautiful and romantic' - Annie's Book Corner'A well-written and charming tale.' - Paris Baker's Book Nook'I wasn't expecting a debut novel to be this good' - The Bookish & The Romantic'Makes me feel like I should be reading it while wearing a tea dress, drinking posh coffee from a china cup and eating Victoria sandwich cake with a dainty little fork. It's charming, adorable, amusing and all those sorts of words' - Escape Into Words'This book is perfect chick lit' - Gidget Girls Reading

Ottercombe Bay - Part One: Where There's a Will... (Ottercombe Bay Series)

Ottercombe Bay - Part One: Where There's a Will... (Ottercombe Bay Series)

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Ebook Release Date: 28/12/2017

Escape to the Devon coast, with Part One of a brand-new four-part serial from the author of Willow Cottage. Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle's funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He's left Daisy a significant inheritance - an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?Authors and readers love Bella Osborne's gorgeous novels:'I really enjoy Bella Osborne's books' - Katie Fforde'An absolutely glorious read full of laugh out loud moments and beautifully observed characters who spring to life on the page' Phillipa Ashley'A warm and engaging story with relatable characters who will worm their way into your heart. A great read!' - Talli Roland'Loved it! Believable characters, a sweetly told, lovely story... a great read' - Jane Lovering'Romance, comedy, and mystery abound in this delightful British novel' - I Read That Book!'A great read, with some really special moments... so beautiful and romantic' - Annie's Book Corner'A well-written and charming tale.' - Paris Baker's Book Nook'I wasn't expecting a debut novel to be this good' - The Bookish & The Romantic'Makes me feel like I should be reading it while wearing a tea dress, drinking posh coffee from a china cup and eating Victoria sandwich cake with a dainty little fork. It's charming, adorable, amusing and all those sorts of words' - Escape Into Words'This book is perfect chick lit' - Gidget Girls Reading

Escape to Willow Cottage

Escape to Willow Cottage

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Ebook Release Date: 10/08/2017

Beth is running away. With her young son Leo to protect, Willow Cottage is the lifeline she so desperately needs. Overlooking the village green in a beautiful Cotswolds idyll, Beth sees a warm, caring and safe place for little Leo. When she finally uncovers the cottage from underneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree, Beth realises this is far more of a project than she bargained for and the locals are more than a little eccentric! A chance encounter with gruff Jack, who appears to be the only male in the village under thirty, leaves the two of them at odds but it's not long before Beth realises that Jack has hidden talents that could help her repair more than just Willow Cottage. Over the course of four seasons, Beth realises that broken hearts can be mended, and sometimes love can be right under your nose... Escape to Willow Cottage was originally digitally published as a four-part serial under the title Willow Cottage. This is the complete story.

Willow Cottage - Part Four: Summer Delights (Willow Cottage Series)

Willow Cottage - Part Four: Summer Delights (Willow Cottage Series)

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Ebook Release Date: 18/05/2017

**The final part in a new cosy and heartwarming four-part seasonal series, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley.**Beth is running away. With her young son Leo to protect, Willow Cottage is the lifeline she so desperately needs. Overlooking the village green in a beautiful Cotswolds idyll, Beth sees a warm, caring and safe place for little Leo.When she finally uncovers the cottage from underneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree, Beth realises this is far more of a project than she bargained for and the locals are more than a little eccentric! A chance encounter with gruff Jack, who appears to be the only male in the village under thirty, leaves the two of them at odds but it's not long before Beth realises that Jack has hidden talents that could help her repair more than just Willow Cottage.Over the course of four seasons, Beth realises that broken hearts can be mended, and sometimes love can be right under your nose...Willow Cottage is part of a serialized novel told in four parts, following the journey of Beth and her new life in the Cotswolds. The full book will be out next this August, but for now, enjoy Willow Cottage seasonally.

Willow Cottage - Part Three: A Spring Affair (Willow Cottage Series)

Willow Cottage - Part Three: A Spring Affair (Willow Cottage Series)

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Ebook Release Date: 23/03/2017

**Part three in a new cosy and heartwarming four-part seasonal series, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley.**Beth is running away. With her young son Leo to protect, Willow Cottage is the lifeline she so desperately needs. Overlooking the village green in a beautiful Cotswolds idyll, Beth sees a warm, caring and safe place for little Leo.When she finally uncovers the cottage from underneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree, Beth realises this is far more of a project than she bargained for and the locals are more than a little eccentric! A chance encounter with gruff Jack, who appears to be the only male in the village under thirty, leaves the two of them at odds but it's not long before Beth realises that Jack has hidden talents that could help her repair more than just Willow CottageOver the course of four seasons, Beth realises that broken hearts can be mended, and sometimes love can be right under your nose...Willow Cottage is part of a serialized novel told in four parts, following the journey of Beth and her new life in the Cotswolds. The full book will be out next this August, but for now, enjoy Willow Cottage seasonally.

Willow Cottage - Part Two: Christmas Cheer (Willow Cottage Series)

Willow Cottage - Part Two: Christmas Cheer (Willow Cottage Series)

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Ebook Release Date: 20/10/2016

**Part two a new cosy and heartwarming four-part seasonal series, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley.**Beth is running away. With her young son Leo to protect, Willow Cottage is the lifeline she so desperately needs. Overlooking the village green in a beautiful Cotswolds idyll, Beth sees a warm, caring and safe place for little Leo.When she finally uncovers the cottage from underneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree, Beth realises this is far more of a project than she bargained for and the locals are more than a little eccentric! A chance encounter with gruff Jack, who appears to be the only male in the village under thirty, leaves the two of them at odds but it's not long before Beth realises that Jack has hidden talents that could help her repair more than just Willow Cottage.Over the course of four seasons, Beth realises that broken hearts can be mended, and sometimes love can be right under your nose...Willow Cottage is part of a serialized novel told in four parts, following the journey of Beth and her new life in the Cotswolds. The full book will be out next this August, but for now, enjoy Willow Cottage seasonally.Praise for Bella Osborne:'A warm and engaging story with relatable characters who will worm their way into your heart. A great read!' - Talli Roland'Loved it! Believable characters, a sweetly told, lovely story... a great read' - Jane Lovering'Romance, comedy, and mystery abound in this delightful British novel.' - I Read That Book!'A great read, with some really special moments... so beautiful and romantic.' - Annie's Book Corner

A Family Holiday

A Family Holiday

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

'Heartwarming and funny from an exciting new talent' - Katie Fforde Shortlisted for Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year 2017 She'll do whatever it takes to keep this family together... As the nanny to four quirky but loveable children, Charlie French has learnt that if there was ever a cement shortage Weetabix would be a viable substitute and that YouTube videos can go viral in seconds, much to her horror. But, most importantly, she's learnt that whatever happens you stick together as a family. When tragedy strikes, Charlie is forced to decide whether it's time to move on or fight to keep the children she loves. With the distraction of the children's gorgeous Uncle Felix and the chance of a holiday in stunning Antigua, she's left wondering if turquoise seas can wash away their present troubles. Is the pull of white sand beaches too tempting to resist or will paradise fail to keep them all together? A gorgeous summery beach read, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Jill Mansell.

Willow Cottage - Part One: Sunshine and Secrets (Willow Cottage Series)

Willow Cottage - Part One: Sunshine and Secrets (Willow Cottage Series)

Author: Bella Osborne Format: Ebook Release Date: 07/07/2016

**The first in a new cosy and heartwarming four-part seasonal series, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley.**Beth is running away. With her young son Leo to protect, Willow Cottage is the lifeline she so desperately needs. Overlooking the village green in a beautiful Cotswolds idyll, Beth sees a warm, caring and safe place for little Leo.When she finally uncovers the cottage from underneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree, Beth realises this is far more of a project than she bargained for and the locals are more than a little eccentric! A chance encounter with gruff Jack, who appears to be the only male in the village under thirty, leaves the two of them at odds but it's not long before Beth realises that Jack has hidden talents that could help her repair more than just Willow Cottage.Over the course of four seasons, Beth realises that broken hearts can be mended, and sometimes love can be right under your nose...Willow Cottage is part of a serialized novel told in four parts, following the journey of Beth and her new life in the Cotswolds. The full book will be out next this August, but for now, enjoy Willow Cottage seasonally.

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