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Summer At Shell Cottage

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781447257813
Genre : Fiction
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Summer at Shell Cottage is another delightful summer read from Lucy Diamond, author of the bestselling The Beach Cafe. A seaside holiday at Shell Cottage in Devon has always been the perfect escape for the Tarrant family. Beach fun, barbecues and warm summer evenings with a cocktail or two - who could ask for more? But this year, everything has changed. Following her husband's recent death, Olivia is struggling to pick up the pieces. Then she makes a shocking discovery that turns her world upside down. As a busy mum and GP, Freya's used to having her hands full, but a bad day at work has put her career in jeopardy and now she's really feeling the pressure. Harriet's looking forward to a break with her lovely husband Robert and teenage daughter Molly. But unknown to Harriet, Robert is hiding a secret - and so, for that matter, is Molly . . .

An Almost Perfect Holiday

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781529026993
Genre : Fiction
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An Almost Perfect Holiday is a warm and witty story of friendship, family and hope by the Sunday Times bestseller Lucy Diamond, author of The Beach Cafe and Summer at Shell Cottage. 'A delight from first page through to last' - Milly Johnson The holidays are here, and down in Cornwall Lorna’s cottages are fully booked. The sun loungers are lined up beside the swimming pool, the sky is blue and a new set of arrivals are on their way . . . Em’s planned the perfect break with her teenagers plus her new boyfriend, George . . . but now his difficult six-year-old is coming too. Will their romance survive the realities of parenthood? Maggie’s hoping a seaside holiday will bring her and her daughter closer together, but when her ex makes a surprise reappearance, it changes everything. Can she trust the man who broke her heart? Olivia has escaped the domestic grind, only for the past to catch up with her. Maybe the time has come to confess all – if she can find the courage . . . Meanwhile, the teenagers are running wild and love is in the air. With friendship, heartache and secrets in the mix, will this holiday turn out to be a scorcher – or simply too hot to handle?

The Year Of Taking Chances

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781447257790
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling author of Summer at Shell Cottage comes The Year of Taking Chances, a novel full of warmth, humour and romance. Because love is always worth the risk . . . It's New Year's Eve, and Gemma and Spencer Bailey are throwing a house party. There's music, dancing, champagne and all their best friends under one roof. It's going to be a night to remember. Also at the party is Caitlin, who has returned to the village to pack up her much-missed mum's house and to figure out what to do with her life; and Saffron, a PR executive who's keeping a secret which no amount of spin can change. The three women bond over Gemma's dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet. But as the months unfold, Gemma, Saffron and Caitlin find themselves tested to their limits by shocking new developments. Family, love, work, home - all the things they've taken for granted are thrown into disarray. Under pressure, they are each forced to rethink their lives and start over. But dare they take a chance on something new?

Over You

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9780330478328
Genre : Fiction
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For better. For worse. Forget him. Over You is a compelling story of friendship pushed to its limits by bestselling author Lucy Diamond. What the fans say: 'Full of friendship, family and how when life throws something at you, you have to fight back!' Emily Josie, Nell and Lisa go back a long way - they were flatmates, soulmates and best mates back in their twenties when life was one long party. Five years later, things are different. Josie is married with kids in deepest suburbia, free-spirit Nell has travelled the world, and Lisa is on the path to career glory (and the salary Premiership). A reunion weekend in London seems a great idea to Josie . . . until she discovers something which will change the course of her life forever. Praise for Lucy Diamond: 'A hugely satisfying read' Heat 'An absolute treat' Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Summer at Sea 'Warm, witty and wise' Daily Mail

The Secrets Of Happiness

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781447299103
Genre : Fiction
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The Secrets of Happiness is an extraordinary tale of sisterhood, from Lucy Diamond author of The Beach Cafe. The best things in life . . . can be just around the corner Rachel and Becca aren't real sisters, or so they say. They are stepsisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a titchy flat, and has given up on love. The two of them have lost touch, but when Rachel doesn't come home one night, Becca is called in to help. Once there, she quickly realizes that her stepsister's life is not so perfect after all: Rachel's handsome husband has moved out, her children are rebelling, and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all, nobody seems to have a clue where she might be. As Becca begins to untangle Rachel's secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about her own life, and the future seems uncertain. But sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places . . .

On A Beautiful Day

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781509851072
Genre : Fiction
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Treasure every moment. Life can change in a heartbeat. 'A new Lucy Diamond book is one of the happiest highlights of my calendar' Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Country Escape It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them. For Laura, it’s a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Jo finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface. On a Beautiful Day is a novel about the startling and unexpected turns life can take. It’s about luck – good and bad – and about finding bravery and resilience when your world is in turmoil. Above all, it’s about friendship, togetherness and hope. Praise for Lucy Diamond: 'A hugely satisfying read' Heat 'Full of emotion and insight - it really makes you think' Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Summer at Sea 'Warm, witty and wise' Daily Mail On a Beautiful Day is an uplifting and inspiring novel from bestselling author Lucy Diamond

Sweet Temptation

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9780330525442
Genre : Fiction
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Sweet Temptation is an incredibly funny and sharply observant novel, from bestselling author Lucy Diamond. Maddie's getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums' race at their school sports day. Something's got to change . . . Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies –bitter divorcee Lauren who, despite running a dating agency, has signed off romance for ever and shy Jess, the beautician, who's desperate to fit into a size ten wedding dress for her Big Day.

Summer With My Sister

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781447213635
Genre : Fiction
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Summer With My Sister is a fascinating tale of family secrets and hidden rivalries by bestselling author Lucy Diamond. Polly has always been the high-flier of the family, with the glamorous city lifestyle to match. Clare is a single mum with two children, struggling to make ends meet in a ramshackle cottage. The two sisters are poles apart and barely on speaking terms. But then Polly's fortunes change unexpectedly and her world comes crashing down. Left penniless and with nowhere else to go, she's forced back to the village where she and Clare grew up, and the sisters find themselves living together for the first time in years. With an old flame reappearing for Polly, a blossoming new career for Clare and a long-buried family secret in the mix, sparks are sure to fly. Unless the two women have more in common than they first thought?

Hens Reunited

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9780330514927
Genre : Fiction
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Hens Reunited is a humorous story of friendship and romance, from the author of The Beach Cafe, Lucy Diamond. Katie, Georgia and Alice were at each other's hen nights but now the chickens have come home to roost; their marriages have fallen apart and their friendships have been tested to the limits. Control-freak Katie has become a commitment-phobe - there's no way she wants to get married again. Is there? Ambitious Georgia always puts her career first. If anyone gets hurt, it's their look-out - right? And faithful Alice wants to make a fresh start, but can't get over her cheating ex - and Georgia's betrayal. Hearts have been broken, and feathers ruffled . . . can the hens ever be reunited?

A Baby At The Beach Cafe

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781447278320
Genre : Fiction
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A Baby at the Beach Cafe is an engaging short story follow-up to Lucy Diamond's bestselling novel The Beach Cafe. Evie loves running her beach cafe in Cornwall but with a baby on the way, she's been told to put her feet up. Let someone else take over? Not likely. Helen's come to Cornwall to escape the stress of city living. She hopes a seaside life will be the answer to all her dreams. When she sees a job advertised at the cafe it sounds perfect. But the two women clash and sparks fly. . . and then events take a dramatic turn. Can the pair of them put aside their differences in a crisis?

The Beach Cafe

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781447205203
Genre : Fiction
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The Beach Cafe is Lucy Diamond's classic bestseller, a story of new beginnings, love and adventure. Evie Flynn has always been the black sheep of her family – a dreamer and a drifter, unlike her over-achieving elder sisters. She's tried making a name for herself as an actress, a photographer and a singer, but nothing has ever worked out. Now she's stuck in temp hell, with a sensible, pension-planning boyfriend. Somehow life seems to be passing her by. Then her beloved aunt Jo dies suddenly in a car crash, leaving Evie an unusual legacy – her precious beach cafe in Cornwall. Determined to make a success of something for the first time in her life, Evie heads off to Cornwall to get the cafe and her life back on track – and gets more than she bargained for, both in work and in love . . .

One Night In Italy

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781447248545
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One Night in Italy is a charming, funny and heartwarming novel from Lucy Diamond, author of The Beach Cafe. Is Italian really the language of love? A new class of students hopes to find out . . . Anna's recently been told the father she's never met is Italian. Now she's baking focaccia, whipping up tiramisu and swotting up on her vocabulary, determined to make it to Italy so she can find him in person. Catherine's husband has walked out on her, and she's trying to pick up the pieces of her life. But she'll need courage as well as friends when she discovers his deception runs even deeper than infidelity. Sophie's the teacher of the class, who'd much rather be back in sunny Sorrento. She can't wait to escape the tensions at home and go travelling again. But sometimes life – and love – can surprise you when you least expect it. As the evening class gets underway, friendships form and secrets from Italy begin to emerge. With love affairs blossoming in the most unlikely places, and hard decisions to face, it's going to be a year that Anna, Catherine and Sophie will never forget.

Any Way You Want Me

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9780330530019
Genre : Fiction
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On paper, Sadie's got it all - the partner, the children, the house. But in real life, that doesn't feel quite enough. Sadie can't help harking back to the time when she was a career woman by day and a party animal by night. And what happened to feeling like a sex kitten, anyway? The only sleepless nights she's getting now are due to the baby. Maybe a little reinvention is the answer . . . Sadie can't resist creating a fictitious online identity for herself as a hot TV producer. It's only a bit of harmless fun . . . until truth and fantasy become dangerously tangled. It isn't long before she's wondering if the exciting alter ego she has dreamed up really is the kind of person she wants to be after all . . . Wry, funny and with a wonderful twist in the tale, Lucy Diamond's debut novel Any Way You Want Me is an enchanting story of infidelity, motherhood and friends reunited.

Something To Tell You

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781509851133
Genre : Fiction
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Warm and witty, no one writes about love, family and friendship like Lucy Diamond, the Sunday Times bestelling author of The Secrets of Happiness and On a Beautiful Day. The perfect read for fans of Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell. ‘A new Lucy Diamond book is one of the happiest highlights of my calendar’ – Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Country Escape 'Multi-layered, compelling and beautifully written' - Daily Express When Frankie stumbles upon an unopened letter from her late mother, she’s delighted to have one last message from her . . . until she reads the contents and discovers the truth about her birth. Brimming with questions, she travels to York to seek further answers from the Mortimer family, but her appearance sends shockwaves through them all. Meanwhile, Robyn Mortimer has problems of her own. Her husband has become distant, and she begins to wonder exactly what he’s keeping hidden. Dare she find out more? As for Bunny, she fell head over heels in love when she first arrived in town, but now it seems her past is catching up with her. She can’t help wondering if her relationship will survive when everyone discovers who she really is – and what she did. As secrets tumble out and loyalties are tested, the Mortimers have to face up to some difficult decisions. With love, betrayal and dramatic revelations in the mix, this is one summer they’ll never forget. Praise for Lucy Diamond: ‘A hugely satisfying read’ – Heat ‘Warm, witty and wise’ – Daily Mail

The House Of New Beginnings

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781447299134
Genre : Fiction
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The House of New Beginnings is a moving and uplifting novel from bestselling author Lucy Diamond. One life-changing summer . . . In an elegant Regency house near the Brighton seafront, three tenants have more in common than they know . . . A shocking revelation has led Rosa to start over as a sous chef. The work is gruelling but it’s a distraction . . . until she comes up against the stroppy teenager next door who challenges her lifestyle choices. What if Rosa’s passion for food could lead her to more interesting places? Having followed her childhood sweetheart down south, Georgie is busily carving out a new career in journalism. Throwing herself into the city’s delights is fun, but before she knows it she’s sliding headlong into all kinds of trouble . . . Nursing a devastating loss, Charlotte just wants to keep her head down. But Margot, the glamorous older lady on the top floor, has other ideas. Like it or not, Charlotte must confront the outside world, and the possibilities it still holds. As the women find each other, hope surfaces, friendships blossom and a whole new chapter unfolds for them all.

Christmas At The Beach Cafe

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781447262084
Genre : Fiction
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A Christmas short story from bestselling author Lucy Diamond, revisiting her Beach Cafe characters. After a hectic summer running her beach cafe in Cornwall, Evie Flynn is looking forward to her first Christmas with new boyfriend Ed - she's determined that it's going to be the most perfectly romantic one ever. Cosy nights in front of the fire, spicy mulled wine, mince pies . . . what's not to love? But the peace is shattered when Ed's ex suddenly gets in touch again, and then some unexpected guests arrive: Ed's surly brother Jake and Evie's heartbroken best friend Amber. Add in the stress of trying to finish her very own recipe book, snow blizzards and family dramas and Evie's Christmas starts to look as if it'll be a total turkey. Will any of her festive wishes come true . . . or is this Christmas just a recipe for disaster? An absolute Christmas cracker from Lucy Diamond, bestselling author of The Beach Cafe and Me And Mr Jones. Featuring exclusive Christmas recipes, Christmas at the Beach Cafe is the perfect present for anyone who loves women's fiction, heartwarming stories and the festive season!

Christmas Gifts At The Beach Cafe

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781447273646
Genre : Fiction
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With her Cornish Beach Café closed for the winter, Evie Flynn should be looking forward to lazy days and a happy Christmas, with nothing more pressing to think about than when to have her next mince pie. But her sister Ruth is coming to stay, in a cloud of heartbreak and bitterness following her marriage breakdown, along with her three unhappy children, and Evie knows she'll have her work cut out, trying to spread some festive cheer. Then her boyfriend Ed breaks the news that he's going to spend Christmas in London, for family reasons, and her heart sinks even further. Add in to the mix a lost dog plus the hotly contested village Christmas bake-off and before long, Evie is feeling the strain. But there are still a few surprises in store for her, that look set to make this Beach Café Christmas the most memorable one yet . . . An enchantingly festive short story, Christmas Gifts at the Beach Cafe is a perfect Christmas read from Lucy Diamond.

Summer At The Little Cottage On The Hill

Author : Emma Davies
ISBN : 9781786813879
Genre : Fiction
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Cornish Dreams At Cockleshell Cottage

Author : Liz Hurley
ISBN : 9781912973460
Genre : Fiction
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Sitting alongside the beach and just up from the gently lapping waves, sat a perfect cottage. She had found where she was going to live. Her own little cockleshell cove. Ever since the Byrne sisters – Ariana, Aster, Clem, Paddy and Nic – discovered they were heiresses to the vast Hiverton fortune, their lives have never been the same. No longer living in poverty in London, they now own an estate in Norfolk, a castle in Scotland and a picturesque village in Cornwall. When sensitive Paddy, the baby of the family despite her successful career as a model, swaps the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week for the cobbled lanes of Tregisky on the beautiful Cornish coast, it’s time for her to stand on her own two feet. Soon, she’s settled in her new home of Cockleshell Cottage overlooking the wild surf, the seals her closest companions. And when she meets ex-soldier Hal, she’s instantly smitten. Funny, considerate, and not to mention drop dead gorgeous, he’s perfect in every way apart from one – he’s engaged. But after a misunderstanding brings the two together in ways they couldn’t have imagined, it seems like they might just change each other’s lives. Will Paddy fall in love with more than just the glorious blue skies of Cornwall? Or are there storm clouds gathering ahead? Escape to the Cornish coast this summer with this completely uplifting romcom – perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Phillipa Ashley and Milly Johnson. Praise for Liz Hurley: ‘an absolutely perfect and gorgeous read. I have loved every single page...There is no way I can give this book anything less than five stars. It’s been a joy to read.’ Little Miss Book Lover87 ‘Funny, feel-good and fabulous, this is an exceptional tale fans of Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell are going to love...a fantastic romantic comedy that will make you giggle on many an occasion...add Liz Hurley’s name to your must-buy list’ Bookish Jottings ‘The writing was upbeat, funny and flowing, all in all a strong debut...a great addition to the romantic comedy canon and I really enjoyed it.’ A Little Book Problem ‘I can highly recommend this beautiful feel good book...it is already in my top 10 of the year!’ Broadbean’s Books ‘If you’re looking for a truly heartwarming story, this has to be a top contender... I found it easy to escape into this lovely story and have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending it.’ Splashes Into Books ‘such an uplifting, enjoyable page turner that it was a delight to read!... Having characters as brilliant as these, with such phenomenal development, makes this rags to riches romance a thoroughly enjoyable read.’ Books and Bookends ‘Totally loved this book and read it in one day, even though it almost led to 24 hours without sleep just to finish it!’ Tizi’s Book Reviews ‘The book was a pleasure to read, it had some lovely characters and I really enjoyed the setting of the book too...It is 5 stars from me for this one...a heartfelt and lovely read – very highly recommended!’ Donna’s Book Blog ‘It has parts that make you laugh, parts that make you angry and sad, and parts that make your heart go pitter-patter!!!... combined a great cast of characters as well as a wonderful setting. I felt like I was a part of the story myself!’ Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews ‘A heartening, truly uplifting story....Ari is likeable, determined and genuine....demonstrates both deftness of plot and great skill by the author’ Books Are Cool

Me And Mr Jones

Author : Lucy Diamond
ISBN : 9781447237693
Genre : Fiction
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Meet the women in love with three very different brothers . . . Izzy's determined to escape her troubled past with a new start by the sea - but flirtatious Charlie Jones is causing complications. Alicia's been happily married to loyal Hugh for years but secretly craves excitement. Maybe it's time to spice things up? Emma's relationship with David was once fun and romantic but trying for a baby has taken its toll. Then temptation comes along . . . As the future of the family's B&B becomes uncertain, Izzy, Alicia and Emma are thrown together unexpectedly. It seems that keeping up with the Joneses is harder than anyone thought . . . From Lucy Diamond, Me and Mr Jones is a sparkling tale of heartbreak, hope, friendship and love.

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