The Escape to Willow Cottage was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. A cosy and heartwarming seasonal romance, perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley. Beth is running away. With her young son Leo to protect, Willow Cottage is the lifeline she so desperately needs. Overlooking the village green in a beautiful Cotswolds idyll, Beth sees a warm, caring and safe place for little Leo. When she finally uncovers the cottage from underneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree, Beth realises this is far more of a project than she bargained for and the locals are more than a little eccentric! A chance encounter with gruff Jack, who appears to be the only male in the village under thirty, leaves the two of them at odds but it's not long before Beth realises that Jack has hidden talents that could help her repair more than just Willow Cottage. Over the course of four seasons, Beth realises that broken hearts can be mended, and sometimes love can be right under your nose... Escape to Willow Cottage was originally digitally published as a four-part serial under the title Willow Cottage. This is the complete story.
Author: Louise Pentland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
YouTube star Sprinkle of Glitter, also known as lifestyle and beauty vlogger Louise Pentland, offers a delightful guide to finding happiness and sprinkling positivity into every area of your life, from nights out with your friends to the trinkets you display on your vanity. Aloha Sprinklerinos! Louise Pentland leads a very happy life. That’s because she chooses to. Sure, she has dark and dreary days. But, as she has come to understand, the joy is all in your perspective. Happiness is not measured in size but in significance. On her wildly popular YouTube channel, Sprinkle of Glitter, Louise talks a lot about changing the way we think. Her motto? Happiness is there for everyone: you just have to choose to face everything with a smile and positivity. It’s not just about the big things either—it’s about the tiny, intangible moments that make up the course of a lifetime and how to live that lifetime to the absolute fullest. This book is like one of those glorious vintage shops where every surface is laden with treasure: cut glass, pill boxes, old cameras, pendants, and chests of drawers. Each chapter is a gem-encrusted tin that you can peep inside to discover fun topics such as glitz (beauty and pampering, traveling in style) and creativity (crafting, prettifying your room), to tougher topics such as bullying and body confidence, to the universal topic of love (dating, bonding with baby, being kind). Whether you take in tiny bits at a time or devour the book all in one go, Louise shares how she has learned to enrich her life, and you can too…with just a Sprinkle of Glitter. Toodlepip!
Kate Marshall is slowly getting her life back on track after losing her fiance. As an author she has been able to hide herself away from the world and its expectations - but now one of her books has been optioned for a film and Hollywood suddenly comes knocking on her door When Kate is given the opportunity to stay at a beautiful country retreat and concentrate on the screenplay, it's an offer she can't refuse. Encouraged by her best friend, sharp-tongued single mum Sarah, Kate sees it's finally time to stop letting life pass her by. Looking for confidence and inspiration in the idyllic Cotswolds countryside, the last thing Kate expects is for Timothy Calder, A-list actor and leading man in the movie adaptation of her book, to turn up on her doorstep."
This utterly addictive new novel from bestselling author Holly Martin will make you smile until your cheeks hurt, sob tears of pure joy and fall head over heels in love with a totally unforgettable romance… Isla Rosewood is creating a new life for herself and her sweet nephew Elliot in their cosy, yellow-brick family cottage, brimming with special memories. Living in Sandcastle Bay was never part of Isla’s plan but, after her brother Matthew’s tragic accident, her whole world changed as she unexpectedly became a mother to the little boy she adores so much. Leo Jackson was always known as Matthew’s fun-loving and wild best friend. But now Matthew is gone, it’s time to put his colourful past behind him. His role as Elliot’s godfather is the most important thing to him. And even though Leo and Isla are two very different people, they both want to give Elliot the childhood he deserves. As the three of them enjoy time together watching fireworks, baking cakes and collecting conkers, Isla begins to see a softer side to charming Leo, with his twinkling eyes and mischievous sense of humour. And, despite herself, she begins to fall for him. But does Leo feel the same way? Isla knows their situation is complicated but is it too complicated for true love… or will the year end with a happy new beginning for them all? A glorious, feel-good romance that will make you want to snuggle up under a warm blanket with a hot chocolate and the one you love. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you. What readers are saying about Holly Martin: ‘Absolutely fantastic… Full of sizzling hot romance… Everything about this book was just stunning… Once you start reading this you will fall in love and not be able to put it down. My favourite book of the year so far!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I loved everything about this story, it was such a joy to read, so heartfelt in places and there were plenty of giggles along the way… I fell in love… hilarious and adorable… if you haven't read any of Holly Martin's books yet, then don't delay any more, as you are missing out...’Mixing Reality with Fiction, 5 stars ‘Reading a Holly Martin book is like coming home; it's comfort and warmth, sweetness and fun, with characters that feel like your closest friends and family. It's escapism at its finest and I have loved every book of hers I've read. … a true delight to read. Holly is definitely one of my favourite ever authors!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I sat and read this book with a big dopey smile plastered across my face as it just took me to that ‘feel-good’ place!... It made me feel all loved up one moment with all the sweetness of it and then all hot and steamythe next… I could not put down once I’d started it! Everything was perfect…’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘This book has some of the best scenes I have ever read in a book… I absolutely loved this book… fabulous… another top class book fromone of my favourite authors.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘Fun, gloriously romantic and heartwarming… will have you laughing out loud...’ M’s Bookshelf, 5 stars ‘Wonderfully romantic and absolutely sizzling hot… heart-warming…absolutely gorgeous!... I laughed so much… the story was undoubtedly beautifully written, it's like a warm hug in novel form.’ The Cosiest Corner ‘Perfect… I stayed up entirely too late one night just so that I could finish the story and see how it ended… captured my heart… delightful.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Delightful… beautiful… will touch your heart. I do recommend this book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
Author: Holly Martin
Publisher: HQ Digital
Release Date: 2018-10
Welcome to Willow Cottage - throw open the shutters, let in the sea breeze and make yourself completely at home. Oh, and please do leave a comment in the Guestbook! As landlady of Willow Cottage, the young widow Annie Butterworth is always on hand with tea, sympathy or strong Norfolk cider - whatever her colourful array of guests require. A flick through the messages in the leather-bound cottage guestbook gives a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of everyone who passes through her doors. This includes Annie herself - especially now celebrity crime writer Oliver Black, is back in town. He might grace the covers of gossip magazines with a different glamorous supermodel draped on his arm every week, but to Annie, he's always just been Olly, the man who Annie shared her first kiss with. Through the pages of the Guestbook Annie and Olly, along with all the guests that arrive at the seaside retreat, struggle with love, loss, mystery, joy, happiness, guilt...and the odd spot of naked rambling!Forget sending postcards saying wish you were here - one visit to Willow Cottage and you'll wish you could stay forever.Praise for Holly Martin 'Holly Martin writes about life and love with such big-hearted warmth and flair - invite The Guestbook into your home today!' - Belinda Jones 'Funny, poignant and riveting as well as romantic. Don't miss The Guestbook! I couldn't get enough of the guests' entries and it's got everything: humour, heartbreak, loss, love.' - I Heart.. Chick Lit 'If you're going to buy any book then buy this delightful one! The Guestbook is splendid, it is beautiful, it is magical and it will leave you with such a smile on your face!' - Reading in the Sunshine 'Captivating, romantic, fun, laugh-out-loud funny, effortless, exciting and unputdownable! EVERYONE SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK!' - Victoria Loves Books Previously published as The Guestbook.
Author: Caroline Roberts
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2016-02-25
‘Cakes, castles and oodles of charm: this book is huge fun and pure escapism’ Cathy Bramley Can Ellie bake her way to a happy ever after? A deliciously heartwarming novel for fans of Lucy Diamond and Milly Johnson.
**Take a trip to the Yorkshire village of Burley Bridge, where a very special little cookbook shop is about to open its doorsâe¦** In the beginningâe¦ Kitty Cartwright has always solved her problems in the kitchen. Her cookbooks are her life, and there isnâe(tm)t an issue that âe~Cooking with Aspicâe(tm) canâe(tm)t fix. Her only wish is that she had a book entitled âe~Rustling Up Dinner When Your Husband Has Left Youâe(tm). Forty years laterâe¦ On Rosemary Lane, Della Cartwright plans to open a very special little bookshop. Not knowing what to do with the hundreds of cookbooks her mother left her, she now wants to share their recipes with the world âe" and no amount of aspic will stand in her way. But with her family convinced itâe(tm)s a hare-brained scheme, Della starts to wonder if sheâe(tm)s made a terrible decision. One thingâe(tm)s for sure: sheâe(tm)s about to find outâe¦ Lose yourself in Dellaâe(tm)s world of food, family and friends. The perfect read for fans of Trisha Ashley and Carole Matthews.
Author: Ann Zimmerman
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Decidedly not your grandparents’ beach cottage . . . The Coastal Cottage ushers you into summer with its quintessential exteriors and sunbathed interiors. Ann and Scot Zimmerman take the reader on tours of fourteen cottage homes along America’s coastal waterways, from the mid-Atlantic and South Florida to Southern California and Puget Sound. Lively prose and light-filled, colorful photographs will inspire the homeowner who wants to decorate in a relaxed, colorful family style. Discover the laid-back coastal way of life. Pull up a chair and soak up the surf, sand, and sun. Scot Zimmerman is a widely published commercial photographer with over thirty-five years experience specializing in location photography, including architecture, interiors, historical, resort, travel, landscape, and industrial. Scot works closely with his wife, Ann Zimmerman, who frequently styles his photos, and who has written books and articles about home construction, design, architecture, landscaping, lifestyle, and green building.
Author: Lauren St John
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-07-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Traces the author's coming-of-age in civil-war-torn Rhodesia, where her family settled after purchasing the farm of a brutally murdered family, detailing a youth marked by terrorism, dangerous wild animals, and the author's embittered realization that everyone she knew was on the wrong side of the conflict. By the author of Hardcore Troubadore. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Author: Alison Sherlock
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Release Date: 2017-07-01
Everyone is hiding from something... Full of warmth, laughter, tears and heartache. Find out if there is a happy-ever-after at Willow Tree Hall. Perfect for the fans of Milly Johnson and Lucy Diamond. Willow Tree Hall has seen much better days and has been the proud ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Cranley for centuries. With no qualifications and escaping her past Annie Rogers takes the job as housekeeper to widowed Arthur, the charming current Earl of Cranley. After a bad fall puts Arthur in hospital, it's up to his reluctant heir, Sam Harris, to lend a helping hand and try to find a sustainable future for the Estate. With the house requiring a full renovation, Annie suddenly finds herself completely out of her depth with a team of dodgy builders and Sam watching critically from the side-lines. With Sam running from his past and Annie hiding from hers, just maybe together they can bring Willow Tree Hall back to life. The start of a beautiful new series focussing on the lives and loves, trials and tribulations of all those who live and work at Willow Tree Hall.