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1935. At thirty-six, Bella Porter is dependent on her abusive cousin, acting as an unpaid servant. When a kind relative leaves her a house in the village of Backshaw Moss, Thomas tries to take it from her, but she defies him and grasps this chance of a new start in Lancashire. It is not going to be easy, though. The house is on the edge of a slum and in a state of disrepair, let out as flats. As kind people help her find her feet, however, her confidence grows and when she meets struggling, widowed father-of-three Ryan, she begins to hope she may find the happy family she's always dreamed of. She's offered partial help with her renovations by the local council who are planning to clear up the slums, but other landlords will do anything to avoid costly improvements and protect their profits. And when Thomas follows her, still after the inheritance, not only is Bella's newfound happiness threatened but also her life. Can her new friends help her rid herself of her tormenter once and for all and finally achieve her valley dream? Readers love Anna Jacobs' Birch End Series! 'Amazing' - 5 STARS 'Thank you, Anna, for the pleasure you give in all your books' - 5 STARS 'Another brilliant, hard-to-put-down book' - 5 STARS 'Can't wait for the next instalment' - 5 STARS 'A real page turner, I can't wait to read the next one' - 5 STARS 'Another triumph for Anna Jacobs' - 5 STARS 'BRILLIANT READ' - 5 STARS
A convenient offer for his stowaway? Dev knows his superyacht is the perfect hideout, away from the forced marriage Clare's escaping, despite the intimacy it brings... But when the threat to her increases, so does his need to protect her with something he never thought he'd offer-his ring! Will she cost him his crown... or save it? The kingdom thinks King Valentine's abdication is his biggest scandal... But the rebellious royal has had a fiery reunion with headstrong Angelique-could she be carrying an even more shocking secret?
The Princess and the Rebel Billionaire by Sophie Pembroke When different worlds collide... ...expect fireworks! Princess Isabella and racing driver Matteo are set up on a 'perfect match'... But both know that perfect doesn't exist! Isabella is meant to marry for duty, and Matteo is busy living in the fast lane. So they decide to treat the week as seven days of no-strings fun and freedom. But as they let their guards down, can they ignore their hearts-and a chance at for ever? Cowboy in Disguise by Allison Leigh The truth is about to come out! From the first time Jay Cross met Arabella Fortune, he has longed to tell her everything. The Stetson-wearing Texan and hotel employee has been hiding a secret, and it's a biggie. The closer he gets to sweet Bella, however, the harder it becomes for him to divulge the truth. She is falling for the man she believes him to be. Will she be able to open her heart to the man he really is?
A family reunited on a holiday of a lifetime . . . what could possibly go wrong? A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A 2020 REESE WITHERSPOON HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK When Charlotte Perkins enters the 'Become a Jetsetter' contest, she dreams of reuniting her estranged children: Lee, an almost-famous actress; Cord, a handsome Manhattan venture capitalist; and Regan, a harried mother who has never got over Charlotte's gift of a Weight Watchers voucher for her birthday. But when she wins that once in a lifetime trip, all doesn't exactly go to plan... As long-buried secrets are revealed, and lovers new and old appear, can these four lost adults find their way back to each other? And more importantly, can they do it without killing each other? A hilarious and deliciously sun-scented novel about the courage it takes to reveal our true selves and the pleasures and perils of family. __________________________________ WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE JETSETTERS 'This is the novel I never realized I absolutely needed! The Jetsetters had me from the very first page!' Amazon Reader 'Funny, yet sensitive and heartbreaking all at the same time. We can all identify with family crisis of some sort. And as we would in our own family, we root for them all, feel their pain and embarrassment, and hope they can put their baggage away and become better people and a new family' Amazon Reader 'What could possibly go wrong on a family cruise? Anything and everything. Funny and a little heart wrenching with characters that will be hard to forget. Happy reading!' Amazon Reader 'Ms. Ward writes at a lively pace as she weaves through the Perkins' trials and tribulations. For any fan of a well-written story that resonates with the reader long after you finish the final page, I highly recommend this book' Amazon Reader 'Amanda Eyre Ward creates a great escape. The Perkins family are all a hot mess that you can't help but watch' Amazon Reader
What Happens in Miami... by Nadine Gonzalez Will one night be his undoing? Alessandro Cardenas isn't stepping out on the Miami art scene only for the hottest parties. Someone is forging his late grandfather's paintings-and he's determined to uncover the culprit. But when he crosses paths with gallerist Angeline Louis, the boundaries between mystery and seduction become blurred. Does Angeline suspect his ulterior motives...even as she surrenders to his kisses? Does she have secrets of her own? Or can Alessandro trust that their once-in-a-lifetime connection is real? Corner Office Secrets by Shannon McKenna Sleeping with the boss breaks all her rules especially when he doesn't know who she really is... Secret heiress Sophie Valente is desperate to keep a low profile at her new job-at the company owned by her long-lost father. But when she's forced to go on a business trip with her dark-eyed, gorgeous new boss, Vann Acosta, Sophie knows she's in real trouble. Separating business from pleasure is hard enough. But for two people keeping secrets from each other, the stakes couldn't be higher...
Texas Tough by Janice Maynard A powerful businessman seeks refuge... but his secrets never stay hidden. Before he testifies in an important case, businessman Michael Mikey Fiore hides out in Jacobsville, Texas. On a rare night out, he crosses paths with softly beautiful Bernadette, who seems burdened with her own secrets. He hears whispers about a life-threatening condition, her solitary existence. This doesn't stop him from wanting her, which endangers them both. Their bond grows into passion...until shocking truths surface. One Week to Claim It All by Adriana Herrera She's on track to be the new CEO. Her ex is the only one standing in the way. When Esmeralda Sambrano-Pena unexpectedly inherits her father's media empire, it ruffles more than a few feathers. And no one is more conflicted about it than Rodrigo Almanzar. Esmeralda knows her father's long-time protege-and her ex-lover-wants the executive job for himself. Making matters worse, their renewed passion grows undeniable with every late-night meeting. Will Rodrigo prove to be the perfect partner in business and pleasure...or her professional undoing?
When Emma sees The Guesthouse at Lobster Bay for sale online, she knows it is exactly the peaceful haven and fresh start she needs to recover from a recent trauma. Yet the moment she picks up the keys, Emma's dream of owning a successful guesthouse begins to unravel... Emma has one month to get the handsome, terraced house with stunning sea views in order before her first guests arrive at the beginning of June, a task made all the harder by the discovery that the previous owner has included her elderly and enormous dog in the sale. And then there's the next-door neighbour, Aidan, the local lobsterman - self-assured and unwelcoming - who Emma is forced to turn to for help in a crisis. As Emma and Aidan work together to get the guesthouse ready, they grow closer, but then Aidan is called away and Emma has to carry on, alone. Over the course of the summer, Emma must navigate unforeseen dilemmas and new friendships, and keep her business afloat. But as she falls in love with Lobster Bay, is she also falling for Aidan? The Guesthouse at Lobster Bay is a gorgeous, summery read, full of fun, romance and the perfect escape.
His Cinderella Next Door by Cara Colter From best friend... To future bride? Penniless Molly and wealthy Oscar's close friendship always surprised people. Yet together they found they could just be themselves! Until a mind-blowing kiss changed their friendship-irrevocably. That was six years ago, and it has haunted Molly ever since. Now Oscar's asking to see her... As a wildlife photographer, Molly does scary things for a living. So why does reuniting with her ex-best friend feel like the scariest thing she's ever done? The Baby That Binds Them by Stella Bagwell B-A-B-Y is just another four-letter word... Much like L-O-V-E! Confirmed bachelor Luke Crawford has two goals: train horses at the prestigious Three Rivers Ranch and avoid romantic entanglements. But when Prudence Keyes accepts his invitation to dance, one flirtatious song becomes a weekend fling. The beautiful, heart-guarded divorced older woman shares Luke's distrust of happily-ever-afters. Can an unexpected bundle of joy help them release their fears and become the family their baby deserves?
THE BRAND NEW BOOK FROM BESTSELLER CAROLE MATTHEWS Jodie Jackson is all at sea, in every sense. On a ferry bound for the Isle of Wight, she's leaving her London life, her career, and her husband behind. She'd like a chance to turn back the clocks, but she'll settle for some peace and quiet on her brother Bill's beautifully renovated houseboat: Summer Days. But from the moment Jodie steps aboard her new home, it's clear she'll struggle to keep herself to herself. If it isn't Marilyn, who does for Bill and is under strict instructions to look after Jodie, then it's Ned, the noisy sculptor on the next-door houseboat. Ned's wood carving is hard on the ears, but it's made up for by the fact that he's rather easy on the eyes. Bustled out of the boat by Marilyn and encouraged to explore with Ned, Jodie soon delights in her newfound freedom. But out of mind isn't out of sight, and when her old life comes knocking Jodie is forced to face reality. Will she answer the call or choose a life filled with Summer Days and Sea Breezes? Why do readers love Carole Matthews? 'Fun, fantastic and brimming with Matthews magic' MILLY JOHNSON 'You can't do better than to sink into Happiness for Beginners' KATIE FFORDE 'An irresistibly warm-hearted story' TRISHA ASHLEY 'Warm, witty and hopeful - I was charmed' SARAH MORGAN 'The queen of funny, feel good fiction' MIKE GAYLE