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The Little Kiosk By The Sea

Author:

Jennifer Bohnet

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Meet Sabine, desperately fighting to save her little kiosk from closure whilst turning down her friend Owen's proposals, time and time again. Cue Harriet, returning to Dartmouth after thirty years, haunted by the scandal that drove her away and shocked by a legacy that threatens her relationship with her journalist daughter. Enter Rachel, the mysterious newcomer who has an unexpected chemistry with a local widower, and who sets in motion a chain of events she could never have predicted. One thing's for sure - as the autumn tide turns, there'll be more than one secret laid bare...

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829372

Published:

01-08-2016

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Enchanted August

Author:

Brenda Bowen

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On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie and Rose spot an ad on their children's preschool bulletin board: 'Old, pretty cottage to rent, on a small island. Springwater, blueberries, sea glass. August.' Everyone needs a place like Hopewell Cottage in Maine. For Lottie and Rose, it's a refuge from the frenzy of the school gates. For Beverly, it's a chance to say goodbye to two lost loves. And for disgraced Caroline, a movie star, it offers the anonymity she craves. But on this tiny island, with its cocktail parties, tennis matches and Young Ladies' Association for Beautification, will they really find the answers to their very modern problems?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829204

Published:

01-08-2016

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Grace And Mary

Author:

Melvyn Bragg

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John visits his ageing mother Mary in her nursing home by the sea, and mourns the slow fading of her mind. Hoping to shore up her receding memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs and questions about their past, taking her back to the 1940s, when she was a young woman and he a child in a small Cumbrian town. But he finds that most of all it is her own mother she longs for - Grace, the woman she barely knew. John sets out to recreate their buried family history, delving into the secrets and silences of Mary's fractured childhood as he imagines the life of her spirited mother.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818734

Published:

01-03-2014

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Citrus County

Author:

John Brandon

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Toby and Shelby are not like the other kids. Fourteen years old and marooned in sleepy Citrus County, Florida, they stand apart from the cliques of jocks and cheerleaders. Toby is a troubled, unloved boy with a criminal record. Shelby is the fiercely intelligent girl who is uncontrollably attracted to him. As their relationship intensifies one hot, humid summer, a spur-of-the-moment act will come to change their lives forever...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444811711

Published:

01-07-2012

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A Song For Issy Bradley

Author:

Carys Bray

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This is the story of Ian - husband, father, maths teacher and Mormon bishop - and his unshakeable belief that everything will turn out all right if he can only endure to the end, like the pioneers did. This is the story of his wife Claire's lonely wait for a sign from God and her desperate need for life to pause while she comes to terms with things. This is the story of the agony and hope of Zippy Bradley's first love, and of Alma Bradley's cynicism and reluctant bravery. And it is the story of seven-year-old Jacob. His faith is bigger than a mustard seed, probably bigger than a toffee bonbon, and he's planning to use it to mend his broken family with a miracle...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823790

Published:

01-05-2015

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The Museum Of You

Author:

Carys Bray

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Clover Quinn was a surprise. She used to imagine she was the good kind, but now she's not so sure. She'd like to ask Dad about it, but growing up in the saddest chapter of someone else's story is difficult... Darren has done his best. He's studied his daughter like a seismologist on the lookout for waves, and surrounded her with everything she might want - everything he can think of, at least - to be happy What Clover wants is answers. This summer, she thinks she can find them in the second bedroom, which is still full of her mother's belongings. What she's looking for is essence - an undiluted collection of things that will tell the full story of her mother, her father, and who she is going to be...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831368

Published:

01-02-2017

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A Seaside Affair

Author:

Fern Britton

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The new warm and witty novel from a much-loved TV personality When it is announced that the much-loved theatre in the Cornish seaside town of Trevay is about to be taken over by a coffee chain, residents are up in arms. Hotshot producer Penny Leighton pulls in some serious favours, and actors descend on the town to take part in a charity season at the theatre. One actress, Jess Tate, is struggling with her stagnant career while her TV heartthrob boyfriend is on the up. Trevay is about to put on the show of its life - but can the villagers, and Jess, hold on to the thing they love the most?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099767

Published:

01-01-2015

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A Seaside Affair

Author:

Fern Britton

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The new warm and witty novel from a much-loved TV personality When it is announced that the much-loved theatre in the Cornish seaside town of Trevay is about to be taken over by a coffee chain, residents are up in arms. Hotshot producer Penny Leighton pulls in some serious favours, and actors descend on the town to take part in a charity season at the theatre. One actress, Jess Tate, is struggling with her stagnant career while her TV heartthrob boyfriend is on the up. Trevay is about to put on the show of its life - but can the villagers, and Jess, hold on to the thing they love the most?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099774

Published:

01-01-2016

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Coming Home

Author:

Fern Britton

Synopsis:

Ella comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart after the death of her beloved grandmother, Adela. There she finds her home again and discovers a new life - but she also opens a treasure trove of family secrets... Twenty years ago, Ella's mother Sennen ran away from Cornwall. Sennen had been a young single mum and, unable to cope, had left her children with her mother, Adela...and a part of herself with them. She's spent the years hiding from her past. But now it's time to come back to Cornwall. To face her mistakes. To pray for forgiveness. And to hope for a future with her long-lost daughter and son. Will she be welcomed with open hearts?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785417504

Published:

01-08-2019

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The Newcomer

Author:

Fern Britton

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It's springtime in the Cornish village of Pendruggan, and as the community comes together to say a fond farewell to parish vicar Simon and his wife Penny, a newcomer causes quite a stir. Reverend Angela Whitehorn has come to Cornwall to make a difference. With her husband Robert by her side, she sets about making changes - but it seems not everyone is happy for her to shake things up in the small parish, and soon Angela starts to receive anonymous poison pen letters. Angela has always been one to fight back, and she has already brought a fresh wind into the village, supporting her female parishioners through good times and bad. But as the letters get increasingly personal, Angela learns that the biggest secrets are closer to home...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785418129

Published:

01-01-2020

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The Postcard

Author:

Fern Britton

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Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn't always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has never told anyone why she's estranged from her mother and sister. For years she's kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, but they've been quietly eating away at her. When an unwelcome visitor blows in, Penny is brought face to face with the past. And a postcard, tucked away in a long-hidden case, holds the truth that could change everything... Young Ella has come back to the place where she spent a happy childhood with her grandmother. Taken under Penny's broken wing for the summer, the safe haven of Pendruggan feels like the place for a fresh start. Soon, however, Ella starts to wonder if perhaps her real legacy doesn't lie in the past at all...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785417030

Published:

01-04-2019

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The Aftermath

Author:

Rhidian Brook

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Hamburg, 1946: Thousands remain displaced in what is now the British Occupied Zone. Charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city and the de-Nazification of its defeated people, Colonel Lewis Morgan has requisitioned a fine house on the banks of the Elbe, where he will be joined by his grieving wife, Rachael, and only remaining son, Edmund. But rather than force its owners, a German widower and his traumatised daughter, to leave their home, Lewis insists that the two families live together. In this charged and claustrophobic atmosphere, all must confront their true selves as enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821635

Published:

01-11-2014

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