It's not easy being a doctor. Ask any GP. The profession may have a glamorous image, but there is little real glamour in haemorrhoids and hernias, athlete's foot and dermatitis. So when retirement looms for Christopher Devon, he is only too happy to shake off the aroma of antiseptic and look forward to a new life. More time to travel, more time for his orchids, and time, perhaps, to meet a new woman. But how to find one? There is no shortage of female patients fluttering their eyelashes (and even the odd male), but what Dr Devon wants is a soulmate as much as a bedmate. Perhaps the internet can help? He seeks and he finds - sometimes with disastrous consequences. But, eventually, love comes to Dr Devon. And then his troubles begin. His former wife has problems of her own, soon to be visited on her ex, and his two grown-up children do not take kindly to the changes in their own circumstances that will be the likely outcome of Dr Devon's dalliances. One gold digger is all that a daughter with a large family and a gay son with a high standard of living need to sever them from their inheritance at 'Bedside Manor'. And passion in retirement? Oh please! Will Dr Devon find true love and live happily ever after? Or will the bitter pill of reality prove a fly in the ointment of his dreams?
Tis the season for everlasting love… All Devon Granger wants for Christmas is a peaceful, low-key escape to his North Carolina coastal hometown far from LA. But how is the injured Hollywood action star supposed to rest with Hadley Monroe tending to his every need? His caring childhood friend has blossomed into a stunning, self-possessed woman who’s making her amorous feelings known…and lighting a fire Devon has no interest in putting out. As the youngest in a family of overprotective brothers, Hadley has to work twice as hard to prove herself. The heiress to the Monroe real estate dynasty plans to transform Sapphire Shores while preserving its small-town charm—a vision she shares with Devon. Until the media and Hollywood camera crews descend on the beachfront community, putting their love to the ultimate test. With suspicion and mistrust dividing them, will Hadley and Devon ring in the New Year…together?
William Valmont loses his long-time love and childhood friend, Mary Radcliffe after he cheats on her for an ex-girlfriend, Felicia Millerton. An angel named Gabrielle grants him five missions to retrieve five orbs to bring his love back to life.
The Grant family's exclusive Sonoma spa is a place for rest and relaxation–not murder! When Naomi Grant finds her client Jessica Ortiz bleeding to death in her massage room, everything falls apart. The salon's reputation is at stake...and so is Naomi's freedom when she discovers that she is one of the main suspects!
A story of love, betrayal and intrigue from bestselling novelist and national treasure Alan Titchmarsh.
Author: Alan Titchmarsh
Publisher: Hachette UK
'A perfect love story' - Katie Fforde How can the mysterious disappearance of Anne Flint and the drowning of a young girl in a chalk stream in 1816 possibly affect the life of schoolteacher Harry Flint some two centuries later? With a failed marriage and no job, Harry begins to research his ancestors. The deeper he digs, the more he realises that the past is closer than he had ever imagined, that people are not what they seem and that the past is no more predictable than the future . . . The Haunting is a story of love, betrayal and intrigue from bestselling novelist and national treasure Alan Titchmarsh. READERS ARE LOVING THE HAUNTING: 'Oh, what a wonderful story. Do read this book, it will not disappoint' - 5 STARS 'Such a fantastic story. I couldn't put it down' - 5 STARS 'Alan's best book to date' - 5 STARS 'A great, fascinating read' - 5 STARS 'MORE please Alan. What a talented writer you are' - 5 STARS
When Alan left school at fifteen little was expected of him. An ‘O’ level in art is not the most obvious passport to success, but in the ancient greenhouses of the local nursery Mrs T’s little lad found his spiritual home, learning his trade and the strange ways of human nature. But the comfort and familiarity of his home in the Yorkshire Dales would soon be left behind as he journeyed south to college and then to Kew Gardens where he encountered rare plants collected by Captain Cook and a varied assortment of eccentrics in the world’s most famous garden. Spells as a teacher and editor followed, until fate took a hand when he landed a job on BBC’s Nationwide as their gardening presenter. His childhood dream of inheriting the mantle of gardening god Percy Thrower was beginning to come true... From the first faltering steps in radio and television, to a career in broadcasting and writing, Knave of Spades is a wonderfully warm and self-deprecatingly honest memoir. Alan Titchmarsh shows us just why he has become not only our favourite gardener, but a popular writer and broadcaster too.
A Gardener's Bedside Book - the perfect book for gardening self-isolators
Author: Alan Titchmarsh
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Charming miscellany of rhymes and reflections celebrating the garden' CHOICE *** The perfect bedside book for the green-fingered - hilarious and touching poems on a gardening theme written and introduced by the nation's favourite gardener and presenter of ITV's Grow Your Own At Home and Love Your Garden, Channel 5's Secrets of the National Trust and with his own show on Classic FM. From touching poems on the peony, the snowdrop and the sweet pea to hilarious verse on Emily the Gardener and the Garden Design Course, this is Alan Titchmarsh's heartfelt and entertaining celebration of his favourite space - the garden.
Twenty-three years ago, Myra fell in love with Dee Harris. Though they were on opposite sides of the spectrum, they had a spark that defied the odds. They later married and created a family. Myra became a dedicated wife, mother yet lost part of herself in the process. Then the unthinkable happened... Now full of anger, grief, and fear Myra is forced to navigate life in a way like never before. In desperation, Myra embarks on a spiritual and emotional journey to find the strength and passion she had abandoned long ago. Myra's discovery of Love ultimately gives her the Power, Joy, and Freedom to be complete in life.
When Jo Ann Pierce began her career in education, immersion in the classroom experience seemed like enough of a challenge—balancing the demands of family life as a wife and mother with the steep learning curve of mentoring and nurturing students was as much as she thought she could handle. But as she learned to trust her goat-like sense of balance on uneven terrain, she realized she could see a summit above her, and that it was within reach. Could she trust that God had a special plan to help her discover her gifts of leadership? Bit by bit, her vision emerged; this powerful memoir shares her upward climb as a “wannabe” principal, with successes and failures, personal notes and memories. Deeply personal yet universal not only to teachers and principals, but all leaders, this book illuminates the heart of Dr. Pierce’s quest to find her best self, for the service and benefit of others. Let her inspire you to recognize the mountain of love in your own life—and take courage from her journey to climb upward to your pinnacle.
Devon Wakefield only wanted to escape the unwanted attentions of her lustful stepfather. Yet her hiding place proved to be a doorway to a new life. Having inadvertently stumbled onto a convict ship bound for New South Wales in 1787, no one would believe her when she said she didn't belong there. So, like it or not, she was on her way to a new home. On the banks of Sydney Harbor, Devon found strange new animals and people who would become her friends. She learned that she had an extraordinary talent and love for farming. And above all, she discovered the love of her life: Lieutenant Jonathan Lake of His Majesty's Navy. The first few years in Australia brought nothing more pleasant than poverty and starvation. However, as the colony grew more prosperous, so did Devon. Yet as successful as she was as a farmer, Devon's heart was broken. For Jonathan was gone, and she had been forced to marry another man. Sometimes it seemed as though Devon would never find love again-that all life promised her was work, work, and more work. Then, back in London, Jonathan makes a bizarre discovery that sets him and Devon back on the road to reunion and to true love.
[BookStrand Paranormal Romance, shape-shifters, HEA] Tyrell Blackhawk is home and staying at the lodge his brother Devon owns. Recovering from near fatal wounds, he's not easy to live around. Hiring a private physical therapist goes against the grain, especially a sassy and very feminine one like Page. Acting like a wounded wolf, the sparring match begins. Nadia isn't at all happy with stopping over at the Blackhawk Lodge. Her peeve vanishes when she steps up to the desk and encounters Tyrell's brother, Devon. Who would have thought she would find the perfect man for her ad campaign out here in the sticks? As they try to untangle attractions that grow in spite of their outward choices, a fifth entity asserts itself. Tyrell's wolf, a totem carried by the Blackhawk gene, makes it clear that Nadia is Tyrell's life partner. Tyrell wants none of it. He is ready to settle down, and Page is more his type of woman, but his need for Nadia is undeniable. ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance
Now available together, the next three novels in New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr’s beloved Thunder Point series. Welcome back to this small town on the Oregon coast, where everyone deserves a second chance, and everyone has a story. The Chance The locals of Thunder Point, Oregon, embraced FBI agent Laine Carrington as one of their own after she risked her life to save a young girl from a dangerous cult. So she stays recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future in a town that feels safe. Eric Gentry is also new to Thunder Point, determined to put his criminal past behind him and get to know the daughter he only recently discovered. When Laine and Eric meet, their attraction is obvious. But while they want to make things work, their differences may run too deep…unless they take a chance on each other and choose love over fear. The Promise Dr. Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small community, and his two children are thriving—he knows it’s time to move on from the loss of his wife. But as the town’s only doctor, the dating pool is limited. That is, until the stunning Peyton Lacoumette applies for a job at his clinic. Even though the salary is much lower than she’s used to, Peyton accepts the job…for now. She’ll stay for a three-month trial period while she explores other options. Peyton’s been burned before by a man with kids, and she’s determined not to repeat mistakes. They both know the arrangement is temporary—it isn’t enough time to build a real, lasting relationship. But love can blossom faster than you think, and this short visit just might hold the promise of forever. The Homecoming The people in Seth Sileski’s hometown have never forgotten what might have been: the handsome star athlete and student lost everything in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken, and now he has an opportunity to show everyone he’s become a better, humbler version of his former self. Winning over his father is the main challenge, but Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family and especially Iris that he’s finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?