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Christmas At The Beach Hut

Author:

Veronica Henry

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Everyone adores Christmas - especially Lizzy Kingham. But this year, she's feeling unloved and underappreciated by her family. The present-buying, decorating and food shopping have all been left to her. So Lizzy heads to her favourite place: a beach hut on the golden sands of Everdene. There she meets an unlikely collection of new friends, all running away from something. But the spirit of Christmas gets under Lizzy's skin: soon the fairy lights are twinkling and the scent of mulled wine mingles with the sea air. Back at Pepperpot Cottage, her family are desperate to find her. For Christmas isn't Christmas without Lizzy. Can they track her down in time and convince her she means the world to them, every day of the year?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444841848

Published:

01-08-2019

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The Forever House

Author:

Veronica Henry

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Hunter's Moon is the ultimate forever house. Nestled in the Cotswold valley of Peasebrook, it has been the Willoughbys' home for over fifty years, and now kind-hearted estate agent Belinda Baxter is determined to find the perfect family to live there. For Belinda, selling houses is like selling dreams: the moment you find 'the one', your whole life there can be imagined. But the sale of Hunter's Moon unlocks decades of the Willoughby family's secrets - and brings Belinda face to face with her own troubled past...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836097

Published:

01-03-2018

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Devastation Road

Author:

Jason Hewitt

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Spring, 1945: A man wakes in a field in a country he does not know. His name is Owen. Injured and confused, he gets to his feet and starts to walk. A war he has only a vague memory of joining is in its dying days, and as he tries to get back to England he becomes caught up in the flood of refugees pouring through Europe. Among them is a teenage boy, Janek, and together they form an unlikely alliance on their way across battle-worn Germany. When they meet a troubled young woman, tempers flare and scars are revealed as Owen gathers up the shattered pieces of his life. Nothing is as he remembers, not even himself - and how can he truly return home when he hardly recalls what home is?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832488

Published:

01-05-2017

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The Guest List

Author:

Melissa Hill

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When funny, kind and gorgeous Shane proposes, Cara is over the moon. Excitement, however, quickly turns to apprehension when it seems that everyone has a fixed idea of the perfect wedding and offers to 'help' with the planning. With tussles over the ceremony and the size of the guest list, sibling rivalry and insistent in-laws-to-be, Cara can see the vision she has of her big day being ripped to shreds. So she and Shane determine to make a stand and do things THEIR way. But when they announce their plans for a beach wedding on a beautiful Caribbean island, there is uproar. Threats are made, family secrets are revealed, and things turn decidedly stormy. Will Cara and Shane manage to overcome all the obstacles? Or will their dream wedding turn into a nightmare?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822007

Published:

01-12-2014

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The Hotel On Mulberry Bay

Author:

Melissa Hill

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Mulberry Hotel, perched on a clifftop above a sweeping bay, was once the heart and soul of pretty seaside town Mulberry Bay. Now it needs some love and attention, as do the Harte family who own it. As sisters Elle and Penny Harte reunite after years apart to face a crisis, they are unprepared for the reaction of their father, Ned. He steadfastly refuses to give up the family business, revealing that he's given up something equally precious once before. Startled by their father's revelation, and with the local community and hotel guests right behind them, the sisters realise they must do everything they can to save the hotel - and their family, too, in the process...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829969

Published:

01-10-2016

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From The Heart

Author:

Susan Hill

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1950s England: Olive is a happy, open-hearted girl, whose (somewhat tricky) mother is dead, and who lives with her father in a solid Edwardian house with apple trees in the garden. Her passion for books gets her easily into university, where the world is surely waiting for her. There, she meets a boy. But then Olive makes a mistake - the kind anyone could make - and faces an impossible choice. Still young, and full of hope, she can't possibly know how that mistake will sit in her heart for the rest of her life...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834796

Published:

01-11-2017

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What Was Promised

Author:

Tobias Hill

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Post-war London: Children run wild on East End bombsites, while their elders strive for better lives in a country beggared by victory. Clarence and Bernadette Malcolm have come five thousand miles in search of prosperity, but find that the Mother Country is not at all what it was promised to be; Solly and Dora Lazarus, too, are strangers in a strange land, struggling to belong even as they try to make sense of their past; and Michael and Mary Lockhart take with both hands all that the world owes them, whatever the cost. In the street markets and tenements of Bethnal Green the three families live and work together in uneasy harmony, until Michael shatters the balance between them, his hunger for betterment changing the courses of all their lives over decades and generations.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824902

Published:

01-08-2015

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Spilt Milk

Author:

Amanda Hodgkinson

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1913: Unmarried sisters Nellie and Vivian Marsh live an impoverished existence in a tiny cottage on the banks of the Little River in Suffolk. Their lives are quiet and predictable, until a sudden flood lands a strange fish on their doorstep and a travelling man who will change them forever... 1939: Eighteen-year-old Birdie Farr is working as a barmaid in the family pub in London. When she realizes she is pregnant she turns to her mother Nellie, who asks her sister to arrange an adoption for Birdie's baby daughter. But as the years pass, Birdie discovers she cannot escape the Marsh sisters' shadowy past - and her own troubling obsession with finding her lost daughter will have deep consequences for all of them...

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ISBN:

9781444823844

Published:

01-05-2015

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Be Safe I Love You

Author:

Cara Hoffman

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Lauren Clay has returned safely from a tour of duty in Iraq and is home in time to spend Christmas with her father and her adored younger brother, Danny, whom she has looked out for since her mother left them years before. But as she reconnects with her small-town life, it is increasingly apparent that all is not well. On a trip with Danny upstate, she begins to teach her brother the survival skills she believes he will need when she is no longer able to take care of him. And in the meantime, an army psychologist, desperate to reach Lauren, makes increasingly frantic calls to her father. Where exactly does Lauren think she is going, and what happened in Iraq to set her on this path?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822366

Published:

01-01-2015

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The Keeper Of Lost Things

Author:

Ruth Hogan

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Anthony Peardew is the Keeper of Lost Things. Forty years ago he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Broken-hearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects - the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidentally left behind - and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, he worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life's mission to his unsuspecting housekeeper Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions that trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833201

Published:

01-07-2017

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The Daughter's Secret

Author:

Eva Holland

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When Rosalind's fifteen-year-old daughter, Stephanie, ran away with her teacher, this ordinary family became something it had never been asked to be. Their lives held up to scrutiny in the centre of a major police investigation, the Simms were headline news, while Stephanie was missing with a man who was risking everything. Now, six years on, Ros takes a call that will change their lives all over again. He's going to be released from prison. Years too early. In eleven days' time. As Nathan Temperley's release creeps ever closer, Ros is forced to confront the events that led them here, back to a place she thought she'd left behind, to questions she didn't want to answer. Where does the blame lie? And what happens next?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828863

Published:

01-07-2016

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The Dangers Of Family Secrets

Author:

Debby Holt

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FAMILY SECRETS ARE LIKE MOTHS IN CASHMERE. THEY DIG THEMSELVES IN AND EAT THEIR WAY OUT... Genealogist Freya Cameron has the perfect life. A devoted husband of nearly thirty years and career-driven, successful twin daughters. But what if it's all a lie? So skilled at excavating her clients' family histories, Freya has no idea why her own family are so cold towards her. They know something she doesn't. But some secrets are better not left untold as the years pass, attitudes harden, and assumptions become accepted reality. Freya's family don't speak about what happened. They are determined to make her pay for what she did. But when the truth finally emerges, their lives will be shaken to the core...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444841220

Published:

01-06-2019

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