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
‘Within the first page turn I was laughing out loud… It was a delight to read.’ 5* Rachel’s Random Reads When Marnie Appleton inherited a sweet shop from her grandfather she was determined to do his legacy proud. The shop has been a much-loved feature of the little seaside town of Shipley for years, but now Marnie needs to bring it up to date, and she’s recruited gorgeous new assistant Josh to help. Marnie gets busy redecorating the shop and choosing delicious new sweets to stock, but things are never that simple: new neighbour Isobel, a fame-hungry blogger, is on a crusade against sugar, and she’ll go to any lengths to secure bad publicity for Marnie’s shop. Marnie fights back with homemade sugar-free treats, but with her best friend Beth heavily pregnant, her grandmother Celia recovering from an operation, and her very recently ex-boyfriend Alex returning to Shipley with a new love, Marnie has a lot on her plate. And then there’s Josh, with whom Marnie is struggling to keep her relationship strictly professional…Will both the sweet shop and love flourish? A deliciously heartwarming read about family, friends and handmade coconut ice. Perfect for fans of Cressida McLaughlin, Debbie Johnson, and Tilly Tennant. What people are saying about The Beachside Sweet Shop: ‘I do love a book that can make me giggle after just a few pages. As well as being funny, the storyline had a homely feel to it, reading it made me feel comfortable, relaxed and welcome…It’s amazing how much drama one little sweet shop can create! I was captivated, and sometimes surprised, by the goings on in the little village shop…a bright read that left a smile on my face and my taste buds in need of some sweet treats.’ 5* V Family Fun ‘I smiled all of the way through this gorgeous heart-warming read. A lot of the sweets reminded me of my childhood. The fictional Seaside town of Shipley sounds gorgeous, I almost packed my bags and started looking on TripAdvisor for a place to stay. The characters and storyline are just everything I adore in a book. I can honestly say that I felt quite sad to be saying farewell to everyone at the end.’ 5* The Reading Shed ‘Brilliant! Such a beautiful, heart warming story! Loved every word! So well written. A magical, feel good tale. Loved, loved, loved. Highly recommend it to everyone.’ Renita D’Silva ‘I really loved this! It was like a breath of fresh air…I may also point out the bright bold and beautiful cover for this book…from the minute I saw it I wanted to read this book.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Fun, light hearted and fast paced.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Highly recommended :)’ 4* Goodreads reviewer ‘Had me laughing out loud.’ 4* Consumer reviewer ‘So funny…I’d recommend this book to everyone.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Nostalgia in buckets (& spades?)…brilliant characters you instantly love.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer ‘Fantastically funny…an entertaining read.’ Jo’s Book Journey ‘A sweet and charming read.’ 4* Pretty Little Book Reviews ‘I really enjoyed this book … all the characters were lovable.’ 5* Katie’s Book Ends ‘This book was a great read, so easy to dive into and get lost…Highly recommend it…dive in and forget the world around you.’ 4* Trish B’s Blog ‘Such a sweet book (sorry, couldn’t resist)… A really cute, sweet (sorry, I did it again) read. Thoroughly enjoyed it.’ 5* Lilac Mills ‘I can’t wait to read the next.’ 4* Lilina Reads ‘A delightful British love story.’ For the Love of Books ‘Such a fun filled happy read…Loved it.’ 4* Goodreads 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
Includes mouth-watering recipes Rosie Hopkins, newly engaged, is looking forward to an exciting year in the little sweetshop she owns and runs. But when fate strikes Rosie and her boyfriend, Stephen, a terrible blow, threatening everything they hold dear, it's going to take all their strength and the support of their families and their Lipton friends to hold them together. After all, don't they say it takes a village to raise a child?
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
The holidays bring more than just festive cheer... Hannah Swensen investigates a murder amidst Christmas celebrations in Joanne Fluke's Plum Pudding Murder. Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Cindy Bell. 'Readers can't help but love Lake Eden and its warm and welcoming inhabitants' - RT Book Review The busiest time of year for Lake Eden's best-loved bakery also happens to be the most wonderful time for Christmas cookies, Hannah Swensen's special plum pudding - and romance! Hannah is busy as can be, and loving 'Lunatic Larry Jaeger's Crazy Elf Christmas Tree Lot', the carnival taking place on the village green. Things soon turn sour, however, when Hannah discovers Larry dead as a doornail in his own office... It seems quite a few people would have liked to fill Larry's stocking with coal. With suspects to investigate and the twelve days of Christmas ticking away, Hannah's running out of time in her bid to nab a murderous Scrooge who would rather she didn't see in the New Year... What readers are saying about the Hannah Swensen mysteries: 'What more could you want from a cosy crime novel?' 'These books are an equal mix of charm and mystery' 'A homely series that harks back to the novels of Agatha Christie'