Victoria hates him. They are both in the running to take over the company where they work when Mr Rowanson retires. Popular with his staff and everyone’s friend. Her staff fear her and she rips them apart as though they are candidates for the Apprentice. They must work together and have no other help. This is no ordinary Advent calendar and they are not children.
The girl who against all the odds managed to claw her way through school and rise above the expectations of her peers. She is ruthless, unrelenting and driven. These challenges will determine the winner and failure is not an option. She works hard and has no room in her life for anything else. She has no friends and even her own mother flinches when she visits.
There is one condition. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth he had his future mapped out for him from an early age. However, to win the company they must complete a set of challenges. The one focus in her life is making it to the top and today that dream is about to come true. Victoria matthews has come a long way since she was known as Vicky Matthews, from flat 23 Roundshaw Towers.
Loved by everyone and desired by many.
Holly Island: A festive, feel-good, Xmas romance.
Drinking creamy hot chocolate while toasting marshmallows on an open fire. Bracing walks along the seashore to energise her mind. Glorious food prepared lovingly by the Michelin starred chef, while she was tucked up in the library reading the latest bestseller. No problems, no worries – just perfect. However, holly island turned out to be very different from the one described in the advert.
She found herself stranded on an island with a group of strangers who certainly lived up to the name. The staff had left and they needed to pull together to make Christmas special. However, scarlett soon discovered that they all had their secrets and nothing prepared her for what she was about to discover.
Scarlett wanted the fairy tale but do they exist in this brave new world? Is it really possible to enjoy Christmas without the trappings of modern life and are the simple pleasures lost forever in a sea of commercialism? Escape to Holly Island they said. What they forgot to mention was that once you arrived, there was no way back.
Just when you thought the magic of Christmas was lost forever, Holly Island proves that it does exist and finds you when you least expect it. A magical festive romance, bringing a group of people together with friendship, new beginnings, and finding love. This enchanting and uplifting read will have you both laughing and crying as you rediscover the magic of Christmas.
My Christmas Boyfriend: A Festive, Feel Good, Christmas Romance
In return, he will accompany her home and play the role of her boyfriend for Christmas. With no regard for her safety, she follows him into what can only be described, armed only with Dutch courage, and her sense of adventure, as the craziest Christmas ever. Be prepared for Christmas overload. After downing his supply of brandy residing in a convenient hip flask they soon discover they have something in common.
He needs a girlfriend and she needs a boyfriend – for Christmas anyway. In a haze of brandy fumes, she agrees to be his date to a family wedding. After what is going down in history as the worst day of her life – so far – Annie Anderson, finds herself on a train heading home for Christmas. Going against all the laws of travelling on British Rail, she strikes up a conversation with the angry man opposite.
. A festive and funny Romance, with lots of bad behaviour and Christmas spirit.
The Gift of Happiness: A gorgeously uplifting and heartwarming romance
Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Carole Matthews and Debbie Johnson. What readers are saying about holly Martin:'LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book! . The beautiful new story from the bestselling author of The Summer of Chasing Dreams. Escape to a little seaside village, where the sea sparkles, snow falls and change is in the air.
This book was so engaging with characters I absolutely loved… An absolutely magical book. Best crime books and more, 5 stars‘a fabulous book… highly recommended without any hesitation!! 5++++++ stars!’ stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars‘Simply brilliant and just couldn't put it down at all… Every page brought a new twist and turn and you wanted to keep reading to see what happened… It's full of heartbreak and romance and laughter… worth far more than five stars and can't recommend it enough.
Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘5 stars. But she wasn’t the only one…the last person Ruby expects to find in Happiness is her summer fling, the very gorgeous Jacob Harrington. He’s the only man who has come close to unlocking her heart, and therefore the one man she knew she could never see again. With her best friend willow already living there, and a heartbreaking past she’d rather forget, Ruby jumped at the offer of a cosy cottage and a fresh start on the Cornish coast.
But jacob is determined to change her mind. Can jacob convince ruby that love is worth the risk? and will ruby accept the gift of happiness that Jacob is offering her before it’s too late?Give yourself The Gift of Happiness this winter, like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously heartwarming novel down.
Moonlight on the Thames: a heartwarming and emotional love story for winter 2019
A lovely read for your Christmas list' Lisa Houston. A night of cancelled trains and festive Christmas carols at Waterloo Station is the last straw. Can two lonely hearts and souls be unlocked by music and moonlight and will they discover the healing power of love? Perfect for the fans of Milly Johnson, Debbie Johnson, Sarah Morgan, Karen Swan and Heidi Swain.
Nicola is a star at the top of the corporate ladder, but her personal life is a disaster. With a big heart, this is one where you'll actually feel emotion on the page' Kathleen Gray. Her office affair has run its course, and the last thing she wants to think about is Christmas. I loved this book. Praise for moonlight on the Thames: 'I have literally fallen in love with this book' Nessa.
Quite emotional at times' Rachel Kennedy. A hauntingly beautiful novel' Christopher Helton. Worlds collide when two strangers meet at Waterloo station. It's a moment they'll never forget. But he carries deep secrets from his past that robbed him of his dream to become a concert pianist.
A Christmas Wish and a Cranberry Kiss at the Cosy Kettle: A heartwarming, feel good romance
Full of christmas cheer, tinsel and mince pies, this book is perfect for reading over Christmas!! . 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. Becca dreams of bringing the Cosy Kettle success and finding romance with Logan under the mistletoe.
As she gets a makeover, becca wonders why she waited so long to step out of her comfort zone… Zac, on the other hand, cosies up to Logan over mulled wine and plans the most festive celebration the café has ever seen, 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. 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.
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. With her party plans also going awry, festive, 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 an absolute treat A Christmas Wish and a Cranberry Kiss is!! I fell completely in love within a matter of pages and wound up devouring it in one sitting… an enchanting, funny and warm-hearted read… had me laughing out loud… I’ve found a new slice of heaven to escape to on a cozy evening by the fire… honestly cannot recommend it enough.
Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘the storyline was very festive and wonderfully written! I was hooked from the very first page and once started I just couldn’t put it down!
The Christmas Holiday: The perfect heart-warming read full of festive magic
Haunted by the loss of his wife, he's determined not to get close to anyone again - and the last thing he wants is to be celebrating this December. Hoping to avoid the festivities, Evie and Jake arrange to escape Christmas together as friends in Provence. Loved it. Five stars'this is definitely a book to curl up with of an evening, a book to make you smile and feel happy.
I really strongly recommend and can't wait to see what's next from this author!' Five stars. Unfortunately, with money worries and an ex-boyfriend determined to track her down, her fresh start isn't going entirely to plan. Jake hartwood is also looking to escape his past. The characters are so lovely, the writing so warm.
Five stars'i loved this book, and read it in one sitting. Five stars'a lovely heart-warming book that I could not put down. A sumptuous christmas romance' woman & home magazine'a cosy and heart-warming christmas read - the perfect festive treat' Heidi Swain'A fun and festive read' Trisha Ashley***Can a trip away lead you home?After a bad break-up, eternal optimist Evie Miller has moved to the small village of Willowbrook to finally pursue her dream of opening a craft shop.
But will the magic of the season change things between them?And what happens if one of them starts to feel something more?*****Readers are loving The Christmas Holiday!'This was a wonderful festive story full of intrigue, drama and romance. Five stars'A lovely heart warming story.
New Beginnings at Wynter House Wyntersleap series Book 2
And relatives to Wynter House. It also brings Hazel Smart and Amelia Goodbody. And it’s not just adam and Rafe Wynter who are pleased Hazel and Amelia have come to stay. The new year brings unexpected revelations at Wynter House. Neva grey’s Christmas brought several surprises. At least she has her best friend, Jo Duncan to lean on.
Olivia wynter will enjoy bossing nurse hazel around and she also makes it clear Amelia – who is handling the marketing for Rafe’s new business venture – is far more suited to be her grandson’s girlfriend than Neva will ever be. Whilst amelia is ensconced at Wynter House, Neva is busy with her new hair and beauty salon in Merriment Bay.
Now a shocking secret has life-changing consequences for the Wynters, as the New Year brings revelations. And so is Adam Wynter. This is book two in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series.
But newly single, jo is determined to have some fun, both at Wynter House and in Merriment Bay. Perhaps she should enlist her niece, sasha’s help because just when she thought she had found the love of her life, ghosts from the past, old secrets, and new arrivals might shatter all her dreams.
Jetsetters: A Funny and Feel-Good Romantic Comedy
Far from being a relaxing week of sun, sand, sea, and tequila it quickly descends into chaos. Who knew that one week away would change so many lives forever?PS: If you’ve ever wondered what your Cabin Crew get up to on a stopover—prepare to never look at them in the same way again. Most of my time is spent working and the only excitement I get is re-organising a cupboard on my day off.
My family is desperate to marry me off to just about anybody because I am known locally as the weird one because I’m still single at 30 I get my kicks from watching reality TV and talking to my potted plant Malcolm. Typical, when i meet the man of my dreams—he is on his honeymoon. This is the story of my life.
Tinder is no longer my friend and I am in serious need of a life makeover. So, to escape my sad and lonely life I organised a trip away with my four closest friends.
The Little Shop on Silver Linings Street: An absolutely unforgettable Christmas romance
Every night, she lays out her tools in neat rows and creates sparkling designs of her own…As Christmas Day approaches, when the shop closes, Daisy’s growing feelings for Kit fill her with a confidence she never knew she had. Daisy turner has worked at Buchanan’s Family Jewellers since the day she finally escaped her troubled home.
With a unique talent for matching the perfect piece of jewellery to any romantic milestone, she painstakingly polishes each stunning creation every morning and safely locks them away each night, longing for the day she’ll have a love story to call her own…But everything changes one day in December when the owner announces she is retiring.
Grab your cup of tea and get snuggly. Vonda’s literary Cathedral, 5 stars. An unputdownable festive treat for lovers of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson. Readers adore the little shop on silver linings street:‘i fell in love with this story the moment I picked it up… uplifting and heart-warming… so engrossing that I lost all sense of time… It welcomes you like an old friend and pulls you in for a warm hug.
By the letter book reviews, 5 stars‘really wonderful… Full of charm, romance, great characters, and magic settings… will get you in the mood to put your Christmas tree up early. Netgalley reviewer‘I fell in love with this book instantly. Between ice-skating, starlight shopping and cosy candle-lit dinners, it’s only handsome and guarded youngest brother Kit who really seems to be listening.
She will leave the shop to whichever of her three sons creates the perfect piece of Christmas jewellery for Daisy.
Grace: a heartwarming story about family, love and friendship Destiny Book 4
Should she put on a brave face or admit she is hurt?After deciding it’s time for a change, Grace books a cottage in the French countryside for Christmas. Max is also at life’s crossroads after coming to terms with the end of his marriage. Making a spur of the moment decision, Max heads to the Loire where he hopes to clear his head, see the sights and escape the festivities.
In the meantime, Grace’s children embark on their own Yuletide journeys. But this year things will be different. One by one, each of her three children announce that they have other plans for the holidays, leaving Grace home alone with a dilemma. Miles away from home, can you survive Christmas alone?Singleton Grace loves Christmas and having all her family with her on the day.
Heidi faces the dreaded in-laws, amber heads to New York to bag herself a fiancé, and Seth can’t wait to hit the slopes. But when their plans begin to fall apart, they are all left wishing they were at home with their Mum for Christmas. Will grace get what she originally wanted or is a surprise in store?*** this book was previously published under the title The Christmas Cottage *** Also now available in this bestselling and critically-acclaimed series:Rosie and RubyAnnaTilly Patricia Dixon is the bestselling author of the psychological thrillers Death's Dark Veil and Over My Shoulder, as well as the emotional women's fiction novel They Don't Know.
Grace is an unmissable and heart-warming novel which will appeal to fans of authors like Amanda Prowse, Diane Chamberlain and Lucy Diamond.