Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage

Author: Lucy Daniels
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473653894
Release Date: 2017-10-26
Genre: Fiction

**Order Snowflakes over Moon Cottage - the new book in the Animal Ark Revisited series - now** Christmas has arrived in the little village of Welford. The scent of hot roasted chestnuts is in the air, and a layer of frost sparkles on the ground. This year, vet Mandy Hope is looking forward to the holidays. Her animal rescue centre, Hope Meadows, is up and running - and she's finally going on a date with Jimmy Marsh, owner of the local outward bound centre. The advent of winter sees all sorts of animals cross Mandy's path, from goats named Rudolph to baby donkeys - and even a pair of reindeer! But when a mysterious local starts causing trouble, Mandy's plans for the centre come under threat. She must call on Jimmy and her fellow villagers to put a stop to the stranger's antics and ensure that Hope Meadows' first Christmas is one to remember. One thing's for certain: this Christmas, there'll be animal escapades, kisses under the mistletoe...and plenty of festive cheer for all. Animal Ark Revisited is based on the globally bestselling series for children. Perfect for fans of Lily Graham, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin. *** Read what everyone's saying about Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage 'A wonderful, heart-warming story... I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough!' Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage is charming, entertaining and festive. It's a story filled with unexpected twists and turns and plenty of friendship, warmth and joy.' With Love For Books 'Some lovely magical scenes. This is such a wonderfully warm and cosy read - you can curl up and lose yourself in a gorgeous story full of animals in a lovely village.' Bookworms and Shutterbugs 'An enchanting story, perfect for cold winter nights' Books of All Kinds 'Full of lovely Christmas spirit - will leave you smiling from ear to ear!' Netgalley, 5 stars 'I was enchanted... a wonderful story; one that I completely loved' Rachel's Random Reads 'This is a really lovely book and will make you feel the Christmas spirit!' Netgalley, 5 stars 'A gorgeous book to curl up with' Shaz's Book Blog 'I LOVED this book! I couldn't give it anything less than a 5-star review' Netgalley, 5 stars

Summer at Hope Meadows

Author: Lucy Daniels
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473653887
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Fiction

**Order Springtime at Wildacre - the new book in the Hope Meadows series - now** 'A stunning, beautiful tale of friendship and love... I laughed and I cried, and cannot recommend it highly enough!' Books of All Kinds Newly qualified vet Mandy Hope is leaving Leeds - and her boyfriend Simon - to return to the Yorkshire village she grew up in, where she'll help out with animals of all shapes and sizes in her parents' surgery. But it's not all plain sailing: Mandy clashes with gruff local Jimmy Marsh, and some of the villagers won't accept a new vet. Meanwhile, Simon is determined that Mandy will rejoin him back in the city. When tragedy strikes for her best friend James Hunter, and some neglected animals are discovered on a nearby farm, Mandy must prove herself. When it comes to being there for her friends - and protecting animals in need - she's prepared to do whatever it takes... This gorgeous and heartwarming novel, based on the globally bestselling Animal Ark series, is perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie Fforde. Read what everyone's saying about Hope Meadows: 'An adorable read [with] a real sense of village community' Bookworms and Shutterbugs 'Just the right amount of nostalgia... wonderful and very poignant' - The World is a Book Blog 'Heartwarming and endearing... a gorgeous story filled with hope, joy, sweetness and light combined with the honesty of real life' - Amazon 'An incredibly lovely story' - Rachel's Random Reads 'The summer read of 2017!' Goodreads 'Will leave you feeling cosy and uplifted' Goodreads 'I loved every minute' Amazon 'I had tears in my eyes at the first chapter' - Goodreads 'Full of charm; the perfect feel-good summer read' Amazon 'One of the best books I've read!' Amazon

Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage

Author: Lucy Daniels
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN: 1473653908
Release Date: 2017-11-02
Genre: Christmas stories

'A wonderful, heart-warming story... I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough!' - With Love For Books Christmas has arrived in the little village of Welford. The scent of hot roasted chestnuts is in the air, and a layer of frost sparkles on the ground. This year, vet Mandy Hope is looking forward to the holidays. Her animal rescue centre, Hope Meadows, is up and running - and she's finally going on a date with Jimmy Marsh, owner of the local outward bound centre. The advent of winter sees all sorts of animals cross Mandy's path, from goats named Rudolph to baby donkeys - and even a pair of reindeer! But when a mysterious local starts causing trouble, Mandy's plans for the centre come under threat. She must call on Jimmy and her fellow villagers to put a stop to the stranger's antics and ensure that Hope Meadows' first Christmas is one to remember. One thing's for certain: this Christmas, there'll be animal escapades, kisses under the mistletoe...and plenty of festive cheer for all. Hope Meadows is based on the globally bestselling Animal Ark series. Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Holly Martin and Cathy Bramley. Read what everyone's saying about the Hope Meadows series 'Engaging and heartwarming.. an enchanting story, perfect for cold winter nights' Books of All Kinds 'Full of lovely Christmas spirit - will leave you smiling from ear to ear!' Netgalley 'Charming, entertaining and festive. It's a story filled with unexpected twists and turns and plenty of friendship, warmth and joy.' With Love for Books 'I was enchanted... a wonderful story; one that I completely loved' Rachel's Random Reads 'This is a really lovely book and will make you feel the Christmas spirit!' Netgalley 'A gorgeous book to curl up with' Shaz's Book Blog 'I LOVED this book! I couldn't give it anything less than a 5-star review' Netgalley 'A lovely book; one that I would recommend highly!' Broadbeans Books 'A stunning, emotional, beautiful tale!' Books of All Kinds 'An adorable read [with] a real sense of village community' Bookworms and Shutterbugs 'Just the right amount of nostalgia... wonderful and very poignant' - The World is a Book Blog 'Will leave you feeling cosy and uplifted' - Goodreads 'Heartwarming and endearing... a gorgeous story filled with hope, joy, sweetness and light combined with the honesty of real life' - Amazon 'I had tears in my eyes at the first chapter' - Goodreads 'Full of charm' Amazon

Springtime at Wildacre

Author: Lucy Daniels
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473653917
Release Date: 2018-04-28
Genre: Fiction

Love is in the air in the little village of Welford . . . Mandy Hope is on cloud nine. Hope Meadows, the animal rescue and rehabilitation centre she founded, is going really well. And she's growing ever closer to handsome villager Jimmy Marsh. What's more, James Hunter, her best friend, is slowly learning to re-embrace life after facing tragedy. But when an unexpected crisis causes Mandy to lose confidence in her veterinary skills, it's a huge blow. If she can't learn to forgive herself, then her relationship with Jimmy, and the future of Hope Meadows, may be in danger. It'll take friendship, love, community spirit - and one elephant with very bad teeth - to remind Mandy and her fellow villagers that springtime in Yorkshire really is the most glorious time of the year. Hope Meadows is based on the globally bestselling Animal Ark series. Perfect for fans of The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans, Sunshine at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson, Katie Fforde and Cathy Bramley. The next book in the Hope Meadows series, Snowflakes over Moon Cottage, is available for pre-order now! ************* Praise for the Hope Meadows series 'Incredibly lovely' - Rachel's Random Reads 'A stunning, emotional, beautiful tale of friendship and love' Books of All Kinds 'Just the right amount of nostalgia... wonderful and very poignant' - The World is a Book Blog 'Heartwarming and endearing... a gorgeous story filled with hope, joy, sweetness and light combined with the honesty of real life' - Amazon 'Full of friendship, community spirit and some heart-breaking moments that will leave you wanting to stay curled up on the sofa until it is complete' - Amazon 'Will leave you feeling cosy and uplifted' - Goodreads 'An adorable read [with] a real sense of village community' Bookworms and Shutterbugs 'Full of charm' Amazon

The Christmas Cafe at Seashell Cove

Author: Karen Clarke
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 9781786815873
Release Date: 2018-10-05
Genre: Fiction

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

Things My Dog Has Taught Me

Author: Jonathan Wittenberg
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473664395
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Pets

. 'Highly recommended' - Justin Webb 'A wonderful read' - Lorraine Kelly Our dogs can teach us how to appreciate the wonderful world in which we live, and how to develop better relationships with our friends and families, says author Jonathan Wittenberg. In this wonderful, warm account of one man and his canine companions, Jonathan shares his inability to resist the big, brown-eyed look which says, 'I'll melt your heart if you even think of going out without me', and the security he feels on a twenty-mile trek across the bleak Scottish Highlands with not a soul for a friend but his border collie. A good read if you enjoyed watching the new film Isle of Dogs or reading Fabulous Finn by Dave Wardell

The Lost Lamb on Honeysuckle Lane a heartwarming Hope Meadows short story

Author: Lucy Daniels
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473683204
Release Date: 2018-07-12
Genre: Fiction

It's summertime in the little of Welford. The sun beams down on the rolling green Yorkshire hills, and the scent of freshly cut grass is in the air. Local vet Mandy Hope and her boyfriend Jimmy Marsh are happily setting up their new home, and life at animal rescue centre Hope Meadows is as busy as ever. When the Welford Garden Committee announces a Midsummer Fair, Mandy is thrilled to be invited to judge the animal-themed fancy dress competition. The whole of Welford turns out for the fair, and the fancy dress competition is a roaring success. Three-year-old Herbie and eighteen-month-old Kiran come as Bo Beep and her lost sheep and Mandy can't help but melt. Maybe having children of her own isn't such a ridiculous idea after all? But in the euphoric mayhem of the day, little Kiran goes missing and a frantic search ensures. When the lost lamb is rumoured to have been seen on nearby Honeysuckle Lane, it's all hands on deck to solve the mystery and restore him to his rightful home. Hope Meadows is based on the globally bestselling Animal Ark series. Perfect for fans of Lily Graham, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin. Why readers are falling in love with the Hope Meadows series: 'A stunning, emotional, beautiful tale of friendship, love, and the importance of being who you need to be' Books of All Kinds 'A wonderful, heart-warming story... I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough!' With Love For Books 'Such a wonderfully warm and cosy read - you can curl up and lose yourself in a gorgeous story full of animals in a lovely village.' Bookworms and Shutterbugs 'I was enchanted... a wonderful story; one that I completely loved' Rachel's Random Reads 'A gorgeous book to curl up with' Shaz's Book Blog 'I LOVED this book! I couldn't give it anything less than a 5-star review' Netgalley, 5 stars

Faith Hope and Ivy June

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 9780375844911
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

During a student exchange program, seventh-graders Ivy June and Catherine share their lives, homes, and communities, and find that although their lifestyles are total opposites they have a lot in common.

Rebel Spirits

Author: Lois Ruby
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545540209
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Haunted by history. Bound by mystery. Lori Chase doesn't know what to think about ghosts. She may have seen a few in the past, but those were just childish imaginings . . . right? Only now that she is living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, spirits seem to be on everyone's mind. The town is obsessed with its bloody Civil War history, and the old inn that Lori's parent run is supposedly haunted by the souls of dead soldiers. Then Lori meets one such soldier -- the devastatingly handsome Nathaniel Pierce. Nathaniel's soul cannot rest, and he desperately needs Lori's help. Because Nathaniel was not killed in the famous battle. He was murdered. Lori begins to investigate the age-old mystery, stumbling upon shocking clues and secrets. At the same time, she can't help falling for Nathaniel, just as he is falling for her . . . .

Fifteen Minutes

Author: Karen Kingsbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451687460
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Zack Dylan will do whatever it takes to achieve a successful singing career, but as his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise his beliefs, and just as he's on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster.

Dollbaby

Author: Laura Lane McNeal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101614716
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Fiction

A Top Ten Finalist for Best Historical Novel, Goodreads Choice Awards, and a LibraryReads and Okra Pick A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father’s urn for good measure. Fannie’s New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been—and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum—is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie’s black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie’s own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. It will take Ibby’s arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby’s hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. For fans of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and The Help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time. By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts.