Mouth-watering recipes inside! As dawn breaks over the Pont Neuf, and the cobbled alleyways of Paris come to life, Anna Trent is already awake and at work; mixing and stirring the finest, smoothest, richest chocolate; made entirely by hand, it is sold to the grandes dames of Paris. It's a huge shift from the chocolate factory she worked in at home in the north of England. But when an accident changed everything, Anna was thrown back in touch with her French teacher, Claire, who offered her the chance of a lifetime - to work in Paris with her former sweetheart, Thierry, a master chocolatier. With old wounds about to be uncovered and healed, Anna is set to discover more about real chocolate - and herself - than she ever dreamed.
Fans of Milly Johnson and Phillipa Ashley, the Cosy Kettle café is waiting for you to find a comfy spot by the fire and snuggle up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Amidst the twinkling lights and falling snowflakes, Becca has a wish to make this Christmas… Running from heartbreak, twenty-five-year-old Becca has moved to the cosy village of Honeyford. Living with her best friend Zac in a little stone cottage, and serving mince pies and steaming gingerbread lattes at the Cosy Kettle, is the perfect escape from her past. But starting over isn’t always plain sailing, and Becca’s shyness is holding her back from making her mark on the café. To make matters worse, her crush on blond-haired, blue-eyed local heartthrob Logan gets stronger by the day – but he can barely remember her name. So as the snow starts to fall in Honeyford, Becca has one big Christmas wish: to completely reinvent herself. Becca dreams of bringing the Cosy Kettle success and finding romance with Logan under the mistletoe. As she gets a makeover, cosies up to Logan over mulled wine and plans the most festive celebration the café has ever seen, Becca wonders why she waited so long to step out of her comfort zone… Zac, on the other hand, thought she was perfect before – always caring for others – and he misses the quirky girl with the bright blue hair. When Logan turns out to not be all he seems, Becca is left wondering if he’s really the one for her. With her party plans also going awry, can Becca save her beloved Cosy Kettle in time for Christmas? And has the key to her happiness been in front of her all along? Readers adore A Christmas Wish and a Cranberry Kiss at the Cosy Kettle: ‘What a warm and cosy read this was, I was enchanted from the first few pages, and just didn't want to be parted from the book until the end… the sort of book that would warm your heart… Another wonderful book from Liz Eeles.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely adored this in all its festive glory! It’s original, unique and downright witty. Definitely brought a cheery smile to my face. 5/5 stars.’ WildFlower Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this from start to finish. The funny characters were amazing.’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is an uplifting and heart-warming romance… a perfect ending… 5 stars from me for this one and another great addition to the Cosy Kettle series!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This really is a heartwarming very well written novel… Christmas in a small town in the Cotswolds, what's not to love when it is set in such a beautiful place… This is 5 star reading and I recommend you get your hands on a copy and snuggle up with a lovely hot chocolate and enjoy this.’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘It was like coming in from the cold to a wonderful warm, comfy, inviting atmosphere… Grab a hot, steaming latte and read this lovely, sweet wintry romantic story.’ Gia Scribes ‘A heartwarming festive story… this story will immerse you into the heart of the Cosy Kettle. Looking forward to more from this exceptionally gifted author. Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An amazing story… the warm cozy Christmas feel was great… I would say that this would be a good book to cuddle up with a nice fluffy blanket and a cup of hot coco and a fireplace.’ Crossroad Reviews ‘Liz Eeles has such an excellent way of writing interesting and lovely stories that completely capture my heart and imagination.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I really adore this… It is feel good and romantic and just very lovely. I adore all the characters in this wonderful series.’ Goodreads Reviewer
As delightfully delicious as strawberries and cream, this is the perfect summer romance to read in 2020.
Author: Kellie Hailes
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Light hearted and a perfect read for a summer holiday - you can almost taste the strawberries' NetGalley reviewer First love can be as sweet as strawberries... Hannah Beety never thought she'd be back working at her family's strawberry farm, but when her mother falls ill, she knows it's time to go home. Returning to help in time for the summer harvest, Hannah's forced to face up to the broken hearts she left behind... After a decade, Grey Walker cannot believe that the woman he had planned to marry, start a family and live a cosy life with is back. Working side by side with Hannah as they prepare for the annual Strawberry Festival brings back all the memories of his first love he'd tried to bury. But as the summer days lengthen, could letting her in mean losing his heart, again? As delightfully delicious as strawberries and cream in the sunshine. This is the perfect summer romance to indulge in, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Jane Linfoot and Cressida McLaughlin. 'Just what I needed to read in these strange times, light hearted, great characters and good story line. An escapism read.' NetGalley Reviewer 'really lovely reading and a fabulous ending' NetGalley Reviewer Readers love Kellie Hailes's gorgeous summer romances: 'Great characters, easy read, uplifting, funny, romantic and charming...the perfect summer read.' Beanie, NetGalley reviewer 'Kellie Hailes knocked it out of the park.' Carrie, NetGalley reviewer 'Such a sweet love story, that your heart just melts!' Debbie, NetGalley reviewer 'A fun and charming read that I couldn't put down. ... I need to find more books by Kellie Hailes.' Vikkie, NetGalley reviewer
'Within minutes of cracking open the book, my mood was lifted; the warm, glowing feeling it gave me lasted for days' First for Women 'A heartwarming tale of magic, miracles and coming home' Goodreads reviewer An unforgettable holiday treasure . . . When Kiley Gray discovers an enchanting snow globe in an antique shop, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. For years, the snow globe has passed from generation to generation, somehow always landing in the hands of a person in special need of a Christmas miracle. Kiley could use a miracle herself. This year, all she wants for Christmas is someone to love. A hopeful shake leads her on an adventure that makes a believer out of her. When Kiley shares the story of the snow globe with her best friends-two women with problems of their own-they don't believe it. But they're about to discover that at Christmastime, sometimes the impossible becomes possible and miracles really do come true. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Marie Force and Nora Roberts, this is a gentle, romantic Christmas story that's sure to capture your heart and leave you with a smile 'Roberts' charming story offers hope, comfort, and a second chance for those who believe in love, and a nudge to change the minds of those who don't.' Booklist
A cozy mystery Prudence Wallflower tours the country, making live appearances. She connects people with loved ones who have passed on. However, her reputation as a psychic medium is failing, and even Prudence has begun to doubt herself. She has never seen a ghost, but receives impressions from the dead. This all changes when the ghost of a detective appears to her and demands her help to solve a murder. Prudence finds herself out of her depth, and to make matters worse, she is more attracted to this ghost than any man she has ever met.
What are readers saying about Carole Matthews? 'Fabulously enjoyable . . . full of heart and fun' Milly Johnson 'Gorgeous' Katie Fforde 'I laughed and cried and marvelled' Cathy Bramley ***Includes the first few chapters of Carole's BRAND NEW book Happiness for Beginners, which is available to pre-order now.*** ---------------------- Fay and Danny are madly in love and it's all Fay's ever dreamed of. But she left everything - including the delightful cake shop she used to run - to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn't always smooth sailing! Then Fay gets a call that sends her back to where it all began; back to where she first met Danny, back to her friends and the Cake Shop in the Garden. Even as Fay happily returns to dry land and her passion for baking, she knows it will be hard being away from Danny, especially with Christmas round the corner. But their relationship is strong enough to survive . . . isn't it? Can Fay really get everything she ever wanted in Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights? Join Fay and her friends this Christmas and indulge in this wonderful, cake-filled novel of romance and friendship. Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights is Sunday Times bestselling Carole Matthews doing what she does best! Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the café at Seashell Cove, where there’s hot chocolate to keep you warm – and the man of your dreams could be waiting… Interior designer Tilly Campbell loves being carefree and single. But her latest job is redecorating the cosy local café for a Christmas party, and when her friends confess their plans for the big night – including a proposal, a declaration of love and a pregnancy announcement – Tilly starts to wonder if she might be missing out… Transforming the café into a winter wonderland is more of a challenge than she thought, so when she bumps into gorgeous newcomer Seth, Tilly welcomes the distraction. Seth is a single father, struggling to settle his son Jack into their new cottage, and Tilly is determined to help them make their house into a home in time for Christmas. But with the café still in chaos just days before the party it looks like it’s going to be a Christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons… With friends old and new relying on her, can Tilly save the Christmas party? And could she finally find love waiting for her under the mistletoe? A heart-warming, hilarious read about friendship, family and the meaning of Christmas. Perfect for fans of Sue Moorcroft, Holly Martin and Debbie Johnson! What readers are saying about The Christmas Café at Seashell Cove: ‘The absolute perfect read… Would definitely recommend this one without a shadow of a doubt! Fantastic!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘I absolutely adore this… The perfect Christmassy story… Absolutely perfect!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A heart-warming, hilarious read about friendship, family and the meaning of Christmas… Get swept away as I did with this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Had me chuckling throughout.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Funny from the first page – in fact make that funny from the first paragraph! I so enjoyed this light-hearted and feel-good read… I found myself chuckling along… Engaging and very witty.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Oh how I love Seashell Cove! It’s probably one of my favourite series – ever… It’s funny throughout, it’s engaging, and just written beautifully!… I loved, loved, loved being back in Seashell Cove… Keeps you hooked to the story until the very last page.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars ‘If this book doesn't get you into the spirit of Christmas then I don't know what else will!… I love this series… The setting is fabulous… Sit back and enjoy every aspect of this wonderful novel. The Christmas Café at Seashell Cove is one that will definitely warm your heart. It's a fabulous story… One to put a smile on your face and joy in your heart!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘A lovely, cosy and heartwarming Christmas story… Makes you laugh out loud.’ B for Book Review, 5 stars ‘A perfect read for the holidays.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I love Seashell Cove!… Heartwarming.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Fabulous… I loved reading every moment of this story… Gwen from the cafe was as amusing as ever… A joy to read, this is another lovely story from an author who is fast becoming a drop-everything-and-read-now author – in fact I pretty much did that with this book and didn't regret it. Such a pleasurable story to lose yourself in for a few hours.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘I instantly fell for Seth… Full of Christmas cheer, romantic moments, and gives you that feel-good feeling… Real laugh-out-loud moments… Excellent.’ Star Crossed Reviews ‘Heartwarming… Perfect for cosy days in during the festive season.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars