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Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews

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A heart-warming and poignant novel of romance, family and second chances, Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses is Sunday Times bestselling Carole Matthews at her outstanding best. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson.

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Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews

'A gorgeous novel that will delight' Katie Fforde A heart-warming and poignant novel of romance, family and second chances, Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses is Sunday Times bestselling Carole Matthews at her outstanding best. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson. Christie Chapman is a single mum who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It's not an easy life but Christie finds comfort in her love of crafting, and spends her spare time working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed cards to personalised gifts, Christie's flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it's not long before opportunity comes knocking. Christie can see a future full of hope and possibility for her and Finn - and if the handsome Max is to be believed, one full of love too. It's all there for the taking. And then, all of sudden, her world is turned upside down. Christie knows that something has to give, but can she really give up her dreams and the chance of real love? Will Christie find her happy ending in ...Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.


A gorgeous novel that will delight Katie Fforde Love, love, loved Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses. I devoured it. As always. A fabulously crafted book and a lovely story that will have you smiling, crying and buying lots of craft materials! Milly Johnson I loved Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses. I was rooting for Christie from the very first page. I adored the way she kept her love for her son at the heart of everything she did. I laughed and cried and marvelled. Cathy Bramley Absolutely loved this wonderful book! Sue Watson Fabulous book - good for the soul! Clare Mackintosh I sat up two nights until past midnight because I just had to see what happened next Jean Fullerton Carole's books feel so effortless to read ... Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses gave me the message to follow your dreams and your passions ... Love, love, love this book! I give it a stonking 5 stars and more if I could! Kim the Bookworm Bereft to finish Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses. I want to stay with Christie and co forever. Beautiful book, made my heart sing when I really needed a lift Alexandra Brown This novel was so full of heart! Michelle Gorman

About the Author

Carole Matthews

Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including the Top Ten bestsellers A Cottage by the Sea and Calling Mrs Christmas. In 2013, Summer Daydreams was shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Fiction about Life and Love. Carole was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Comedy RoNA in 2012 and inducted into the Reader Hall of Fame by the inaugural Festival of Romance. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world. She is published in more than thirty countries and her books have sold to Hollywood.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Carole Matthews by Mary Hogarth.

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6th April 2017


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