Spring at Blueberry Bay

Author: Holly Martin
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 9781786811844
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: Fiction

Welcome to beautiful Hope Island where the sea sparkles, the daffodils are blooming and a blossoming romance is just around the corner… Bella has always had a sunny outlook and caring nature, despite recently falling on hard times. When she finds a handsome homeless man on her doorstep, her kind heart tells her she must help him. So, she invites Isaac into her cottage and into her life in ways she could never have imagined… But Isaac is not what he seems. He’s keeping a huge secret from Bella, yet he never expected to fall for this open, generous and charming woman. Bella can’t ignore the chemistry between her and Isaac, but she’s had her trust badly broken in her past. Will she run when she learns the truth about Isaac, or will he be the one man who can help Bella believe in love again? A gorgeously romantic and heartwarming story to completely lose yourself in. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jane Costello and Miranda Dickinson Read what everyone is saying about Spring at Blueberry Bay: “To say I loved this story is a huge understatement. I read it in one sitting and honestly could not put it down once I started … I loved every minute of it.” Fiona's Book Reviews 5* “OMG this is Holly's best book ever I haven't laughed so much in ages … hilarious and endearing … The chemistry is electric (and steamy too).” Goodreads Reviewer 5* “I absolutely flew through this book … A wonderful story that I have no doubt will leave you with a smile!” Rae Reads 5* “A fantastically romantic book … I was almost in tears … Spring at Blueberry Bay is Holly Martin at her best” Rachel’s Random Reads 5* “This is a hug in a book and I found it simply delightful.” Goodreads Reviewer 4* “Oh my! I think I’ve just fell in love with the amazing Isaac! The characters are just fantastic and incredibly loveable ... The book is jam packed with romance, passion and fun. This is one of the loveliest romances I’ve ever read.” Goodreads 5* “An absolutely FAB story! Holly Martin does it again! I LOVE Holly's books and this one is brilliant! A beautifully written, feel good, fun, charming tale that grabs you from the first page. Adored it and highly recommend to everyone.” Renita D'Silva “Every page of this book was delicious and impossible to put down … a beautifully written tale, that was funny and well thought out … Swoonsome, flirty and downright gorgeous.” Escapades of a Bookworm 5* “This is probably the best Holly Martin book I’ve read so far! Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.” Stardust Book Reviews 5*

My Very Italian Holiday

Author: Sue Roberts
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 9781786816054
Release Date: 2018-08-01
Genre: Fiction

‘I absolutely LOVED, no make that ADORED reading it… I was hooked… Stayed up reading until the early hours… Made me laugh out loud and I got some strange looks on the bus for it.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars After losing the love of her life in a tragic accident, thirty-year-old Gina is struggling. Running her little guesthouse in the hills of the Lake District keeps her going, but her heart isn’t in it any more. When new guest, Fabio Garcia, arrives, Gina feels a spark that reminds her she’s alive. He’s tall, dark but with startling blue eyes, and makes her laugh, for the first time in... forever. Guilt holds her back, but friends, and a glass (or three) of wine, push her into his arms. It’s nothing serious, which, Gina realises, is exactly what she needs, so when he invites her to his family’s crumbling Italian villa, on the sparkling waters of Lake Como, she says yes. It’s hard not to fall for the grand, sandstone Villa Lucia, its faded wallpaper, green shutters, and Fabio, serving fresh coffee in bed. But Gina knows where she belongs, and she’s just not ready to explore the hidden depths she discovers in this handsome Italian. Just when Gina thinks she might change her mind, his sister reveals a secret that sends Gina packing. And it’s a relief. Because she was right not to open her heart to Fabio, to walk away from him, the villa, the moonlit lake... Wasn’t she? An absolutely page-turning, cry-your-heart-out then laugh-till-you-cry romantic comedy that will stay with you long after you’ve finished. If you like Sophie Kinsella, Carole Matthews and Kristan Higgins, My Very Italian Holiday will have you completely hooked. Readers absolutely love Sue Roberts: ‘I devoured it in just one sitting… This delightful story had me laughing… There was a wonderful sense of coming home… Definitely pick this one up!’ Robin Loves Reading ‘Absolutely delightful… A wonderful story.’ Audio Killed the Bookmark ‘Featuring romance, food (warning: this book will make you hungry!) and fresh starts, it’s a book that I literally flew through in a couple of days. Gorgeous characters… I can definitely recommend this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Made me smile from ear to ear and leaves me enveloped in a warm happy hug…Sue Roberts’ books are always uplifting and make you forget about the real world for a while.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Didn't want to put it down… Worth far more than the five stars I gave it... So beautiful.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Hilarious.’ Rachel’s Random Reads ‘Brilliant and absolute genius!... Really pulls at your heart strings.’ Blooming Fiction ‘Fun, carefree and full of enchanting positive vibes.’ The Writing Garnet ‘Tuck this one into your beach bag! A perfect summer treat of a book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Had me hooked from the start.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I just could not put this book down!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘What a great book!!... I cannot wait to read more from this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer

If Harry Met Sally Again

Author: Annie Robertson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781409189978
Release Date: 2019-04-18
Genre: Fiction

Can you write your own happy ending...? Nina Gillespie has learned to settle. True, her dreams of being a Hollywood scriptwriter are somewhat on hold, her sequel to the most beloved rom com of all time - If Harry Met Sally - is gathering dust in her desk drawer, and her long-term relationship has lost a bit of spark. She might live and breathe Nora Ephron films, but life isn't like a romantic comedy, is it? But when she discovers her boyfriend in bed with another woman, Nina is determined to become the heroine of her own life and finally finish her screenplay. There's nothing standing between her and the New York brownstone she's always dreamed of - apart from cynical Hollywood producers, her best friend's turbulent marriage, and Ben, her utterly infuriating co-writer... As the film, and her own feelings, become ever more complicated, Nina must choose between seizing her chance of success, and staying true to what she's always wanted - for Harry, Sally and herself. It turns out that happy endings are hard to come by, even when you're writing the script... Charming, feel-good and a love letter to the wit and warmth of Nora Ephron, this is the perfect romantic read!

Don t Tell the Groom

Author: Anna Bell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781848663626
Release Date: 2013-08-22
Genre: Fiction

'Fantastic, funny, unputdownable!' Amazon reviewer. A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Joanna Bolouri. Penny has big dreams for her wedding day. She has been saving for ages to make her dream a reality. So when Mark finally pops the question, it's the best moment of her life. But when she checks her wedding fund she is horrified to discover that something has gone terribly wrong. And so, operation 'Don't Tell the Groom' rolls into action, with surprising, hilarious and moving results. Will Penny be able to keep her secret long enough to say 'I do'?

Never Ever Satisfied Contemporary Romantic Comedy Humor

Author: Donna McDonald
Publisher: Donna McDonald
ISBN: 9781939988744
Release Date: 2017-08-23
Genre: Fiction

If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Right? That’s easier said than done when Chef Trudy Baker has to cohost the cooking show of a former love, Chef Jack Dozen. Problem is Jack’s a jilted former love who would rather throw Trudy into the fire than share the spotlight with her. Sexy Jack has all the right ingredients for the perfect man... except he’s too young for her. He’s also her guilty secret—one she never told anyone about. Trudy’s romantically happy friends are insisting she get happy too, which is the only reason she signed up with The Perfect Date. Dating sounds nice in theory, but in practice, the only place Trudy ever gets hot these days is in the kitchen. Her saner self knows she's better off dating a mature man closer to her own age than a cocky idiot who’s spent the last decade hating her. The recipe of the network putting them together on TV is one that spells disaster. The only thing she and Jack ever cooked up together was trouble. Maybe trouble is the ingredient she’s been missing… p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545; min-height: 14.0px}

Die Liebe das Gl ck und ein Todesfall

Author: Kerry Fisher
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641161637
Release Date: 2016-03-14
Genre: Fiction

Maia stellt keine hohen Ansprüche ans Leben, aber etwas mehr als eine Sozialwohnung und ein Couchpotato-Mann wäre schön. Mit diversen Putzstellen versucht sie, ihre kleine Familie über Wasser zu halten – umso tiefer sitzt der Schock, als sie erfährt, dass ihre Lieblingskundin, eine nette Professorin, verstorben ist. Doch dann die Überraschung: Maia wurde im Testament bedacht, vielmehr: Maias Kinder. Aus dem Nachlass soll das Geld für eine teure Privatschule bestritten werden. Und plötzlich finden sich Maia und ihre Kinder in einer Welt wieder, in der ein Leben ohne Bio-Obst und Geigenunterricht undenkbar ist – und in der ein hinreißender Lehrer Maias Herz höher schlagen lässt ...

Diving In Romantic Comedy

Author: Gretchen Galway
Publisher: Eton Field
ISBN: 9781939872074
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Fiction

For schoolteacher Nicki Fitch, a summer in Hawaii is the perfect opportunity to overcome a lifetime of phobias and heartbreak. But when she gets to Maui, she discovers the guy who broke her heart in college is living in her paradise. How can she tackle her fears when the biggest one of all is walking around shirtless—and refuses to leave her alone? About to turn thirty, Ansel has never wasted his life of privilege—if only his father saw it that way. When Dad cuts him off financially, Ansel moves into his family’s vacation home to make his own fortune in real estate. The last thing he needs is his sister’s leggy, beautiful friend distracting him. Unfortunately, he’s had little practice resisting temptation... As the days and nights unfold along the luxurious Maui shores, Nicki and Ansel find themselves sharing more and more… and more. But will either one of them have the courage to bring what they find together home with them when the summer’s over?

Indian Summer

Author: Marcia Willett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448154616
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: Fiction

Some memories are best forgotten . . . Others won’t ever go away. For Kit, the quiet Devon village she visits every year is the perfect retreat. But this summer, she arrives with a heart in turmoil: years have passed since Kit last saw Jake, but now he has written asking to meet again. For Mungo, the village is simply home and the ideal getaway for friends, like Kit, even if he aches at the old memories they bring – and the secrets they stir in him. As the summer unfolds, hidden truths are uncovered that will shatter the sleepy community. But those involved soon realize that the only way to move forward might be to confront the past . . . Praise for Marcia Willett: ‘A beautifully woven tale of families, secrets, love and loss’ Liz Fenwick 'A genuine voice of our times' The Times 'Riveting, moving and utterly feel-good' Daily Mail

Ivy Lane

Author: Cathy Bramley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473525214
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Genre: Fiction

Ivy Lane was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. From spring to summer, autumn to winter, a lot can happen in a single year . . . Tilly is in desperate need of a fresh start, ideally with fresh air and a fresh attitude to match. Hidden secrets lurk in her past and moving to a new town seems like the best way to get a much needed second chance. Finally, it feels like fate is on her side. She takes on a plot at Ivy Lane allotments – where she assumes peace and quiet await – but life has different plans... The small community at Ivy Lane is anything but quaint. The members are far from reserved and soon draw Tilly out of her shell, teaching her everything they know about friendship, love and letting go. And with a love interest waiting in the wings, Tilly may find that new love can grow in scorched earth. As the seasons change, can her new friends prove to Tilly that time really is a healer? A charming and romantic story certain to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde. Your favourite authors have loved Ivy Lane: ‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley ‘A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life – love and gardening!’ Fern Britton 'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes

Author: Anna McPartlin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473508439
Release Date: 2014-06-19
Genre: Fiction

Here is a truth that can’t be escaped: for Mia ‘Rabbit’ Hayes, life is coming to an end . . . Rabbit Hayes loves her life, ordinary as it is, and the extraordinary people in it. She loves her spirited daughter, Juliet; her colourful, unruly family; the only man in her big heart, Johnny Faye. But it turns out the world has other plans for Rabbit, and she’s OK with that. Because she has plans for the world too, and only a handful of days left to make them happen. Here is a truth that won’t be forgotten: this is a story about laughing through life’s surprises and finding the joy in every moment. Praise for Anna McPartlin: 'What a beautiful book. I cried and smiled my way through' Jane Green 'I loved the clear, elegant prose, the feisty characters and the sparkling dialogue' Susan Elliot Wright 'A delightful roller-coaster ride of emotion' Sunday Independent 'Buy a packet (or box) of tissues and settle down with this wonderful story' Heat Magazine The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes is a Richard and Judy recommended read, and a Simon Mayo Book Club pick.

Sorry Not Sorry The Perfect Laugh Out Loud Romantic Comedy

Author: Sophie Ranald
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786817527
Release Date: 2019-02-13
Genre: Fiction

A fabulously feel-good novel that will make you laugh till you cry and leave you living life to the full, margarita in hand! Is this all there is? I scraped the last dregs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream out of the bottom of the tub with my finger and licked it. It left a sticky smear on my phone's screen when I typed into Google, "How to find love, sex and happiness." Charlotte has always been a good girl. But being good is getting boring... She's not just stuck in a rut - she's buried in it up to her chin. The only company she has in bed is the back catalogue of Netflix and falling in love feels like the stuff of fairy tales. So when she stumbles across a popular podcast, 'Sorry Not Sorry', which challenges women to embrace their inner bad girl, she jumps at the chance to shake things up. Old Charlotte would never ask for a stranger's number, go on a blind date or buy lacy lingerie... But New Charlotte is waving goodbye to her comfort zone (with a side order of margaritas). And it turns out that good things happen to bad girls... If you're a fan of romantic comedies by Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk or Matt Dunn, and love TV shows like Girls, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, you won't be able to put down this hilarious read! Readers are absolutely loving Sorry Not Sorry: 'I am sitting on a bus leaving New York and I couldn't even wait to get in front of my laptop to write a review... This book was THAT. GOOD... Charlotte feels like a dear friend at this point... I took this book slowly because it was one of those novels you know you'll be sorry to see end. Hell, I even slacked on some finals to read instead of working on my dissertation... I'm not sorry that's for sure;)... That last minute twist I was screaming.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'Fantastic... So good I binge read it overnight... There was no way I was putting this book down one I started... The twists and turns kept me hooked... It had me laughing out loud, cringing and falling in love with the characters... So so good and you really have to one-click it as soon as you can.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 Stars 'Perfect... Had me laughing all the way through... I devoured it in a few hours because it was impossible to put down.' Goodreads Reviewer 'I adored this book... It made me laugh, crave margaritas... Funny, empowering, and has all the feels... Charlotte's journey, her successes and failures, all resonated with me on a personal level.' Goodreads Reviewer 'Loved it!... Funny, quirky, relatable.' Goodreads Reviewer 'The perfect pick-me-up... Delightful... Packed full of laughs... A good old giggle!' Goodreads Reviewer

Sunshine on a Rainy Day A funny feel good romantic comedy

Author: Bryony Fraser
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007477098
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Genre: Fiction

A hilarious and heartbreaking read, for anyone whose life hasn’t quite gone to plan... The only book that fans of BRIDGET JONES and MARIAN KEYES need. ‘If you enjoyed One Day, you’ll love this.’ Reader review

Sorry Not Sorry

Author: Sophie Ranald
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 9781786817518
Release Date: 2019-02-13
Genre: Fiction

‘Absolutely brilliant… I devoured it in a few hours because it was impossible to put down… Be prepared for a rollercoaster of emotions… Had me laughing all the way through… Perfect.’ Goodreads Reviewer Is this all there is? I scraped the last dregs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream out of the bottom of the tub with my finger and licked it. It left a sticky smear on my phone’s screen when I typed into Google, “How to find love, sex and happiness.” Charlotte has always been a good girl. But being good is getting boring… She’s not just stuck in a rut – she’s buried in it up to her chin. The only company she has in bed is the back catalogue of Netflix and falling in love feels like the stuff of fairy tales. So when she stumbles across a popular podcast, ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, which challenges women to embrace their inner bad girl, she jumps at the chance to shake things up. Old Charlotte would never ask for a stranger’s number, go on a blind date or buy lacy lingerie… But New Charlotte is waving goodbye to her comfort zone (with a side order of margaritas). And it turns out that good things happen to bad girls… A fabulously feel-good novel that will make you laugh till you cry and leave you living life to the full, margarita in hand! If you’re a fan of romantic comedies by Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk or Matt Dunn, and love TV shows like Girls, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, you won’t be able to put down this hilarious read. Readers are absolutely loving Sorry Not Sorry: ‘OMG THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ROMANCE BOOKS I’VE EVER READ… I literally laughed out loud because it is just too relatable and too funny… Reminds me of Sophie Kinsella… CANNOT wait to read more books from this author!!’ Bookish Bibliophile, 5 stars ‘I don't know how much my review will do justice to this book with my sleep induced brain, but my excited heart won't allow me to rest until I have posted this. Have you ever felt that particular urge to share your excitement just after reading an amazing novel? Ever experienced that bubbling happiness that won't be subdued?... There is only one thing I can shout at you: READ IT! … An excellent light read that is hard to put down. It cost me a night's sleep, but that was so worth it. Happy reading everyone!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I am sitting on a bus leaving New York and I couldn’t even wait to get in front of my laptop to write a review... This book was THAT. GOOD… I took this book slowly because it was one of those novels you know you’ll be sorry to see end. Hell, I even slacked on some finals to read instead of working on my dissertation. I’m not sorry that’s for sure ;)… That last minute twist???? I was screaming.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Fantastic… So good I binge read it overnight… There was no way I was putting this book down once I started… The twists and turns kept me hooked… It had me laughing out loud, cringing and falling in love with the characters… So so good and you really have to one-click it as soon as you can.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 Stars ‘I adored this book… It made me laugh, crave margaritas... Funny, empowering, and has all the feels.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘The perfect pick-me-up… Delightful… Packed full of laughs… A good old giggle!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Wonderful!... I have never read any Sophie Ranald books but I am now going to be working my way through them. With the suggested margarita in hand, of course!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I couldn’t put it down!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I devoured this book in one sitting and felt very connected to Charlotte (which is a must-have for me)… I loved this to pieces.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I really loved this book!... Drew me in and didn't let me go.’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘Well what can I say!!... From the moment I started this book I was captured by the characters and their lives… Just when you think you know what is coming next Sophie manages to surprise you with an unexpected twist… I haven’t enjoyed a book so much in a very long time.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I laughed, cried, and laughed some more… HILARIOUS.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Really loved this book!... Had me hooked!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Angel Be Good

Author: Kathy Carmichael
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1466482109
Release Date: 2011-11-04
Genre: Fiction

Short Romantic Comedy/Fantasy 165 print pages Miracles still happen in modern day New York when "Scrooge" (Nathaniel Danvers) meets "Heaven Can Wait" (Daphne), who has been sent to give him one last chance at redemption. ANGEL BE GOOD captures the essence of the classic Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and offers a touch of humor and romance. A perfect holiday feel-good read. "ANGEL BE GOOD is another heartwarming and funny tale from romance's latest and ever-so-talented romantic comedy author. Kathy Carmichael makes you laugh and makes you cry and always leaves you satisfied." Trish Jensen, bestselling author of Stuck With You "This is without a doubt one of the sweetest renditions of "A Christmas Carol" I've ever read. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page. " Kathy Boswell, Managing Editor, The Best Reviews ..".ANGEL BE GOOD is a read to fill your heart with warmth, and is filled with emotional scenes that have you laughing as well as bring tears to your eyes. Don't miss the inspirational message hidden between the lines of this romantic comedy." Carol Carter, Reviewer, Romance Reviews Today Includes excerpt from KISSING KELLI