'Charming and totally absorbing ... I could not put this down!' Holly Martin.
Buying a thatched cottage in the country may not be the usual cure for a broken heart. But after Clara Maxwell finds out her boyfriend and best friend have been sneaking around behind her back, packing her bags and leaving everything in London behind feels like it's the only way forward.
Clara knew Acorn Cottage would be a fixer-upper... Yet in person, the cottage is less charmingly ramshackle and more a real health and safety concern. When Henry Garnett, her (rather handsome) new contractor, turns up with his little daughter Pansy and a van shaped like a cottage in tow, she isn't sure whether to laugh or cry. What on earth has she gotten herself into?!
Still, there is something strangely lovable about the people in the little village of Merryknowe, from Rachel Brown, the quiet, lonely girl who bakes magical confections for the tearooms, to Tassie McIver, a little old lady with a lot of wisdom and a penchant for reading tea leaves. And Clara can't deny that Henry and Pansy are quickly worming their way into her heart...
With all the heartbreak of the year behind her, could Acorn Cottage be the fresh start Clara so desperately wants?
A heartwarming, uplifting village romance for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Cathy Bramley.
What people are saying about Kate Forster:
'This beautifully descriptive and touching story about love and hope is fabulous sunshine reading' Closer.
'A lovely–get-away-from-it-all read' Red.
'LOVED this book. From the cover you might assume it's a light read but this was so much more. Such meaningful characters surrounding a story of life, love, and starting over. Definitely a keeper!' NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'This is a keeper and I wish I could give it 10 stars' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'An uplifting, delightful story, this one is emotional, it'll have you laughing and crying, but the overall theme for me was hope, self forgiveness and love, you will be smiling at the end' NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I didn't want the story to come to an end, because it was just so lovely. This is the perfect antidote to the world outside right now' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Private Gardens of Santa Barbara is an invitation into eighteen distinctive private gardens in the American Riviera, from sublime and naturalistic to bold and urban. These gardens are water-smart, maintenance smart, and fire-smart, and they have adapted to the lifestyle, personality, and practical needs of the people who live there.
Lisa is a qualified dating and relationship expert with the kind of experience that money can't buy! She has appeared on mainstream TV, radio, and in countless press articles. She is the go-to girl you don't get access to, the kind that works with the rich, famous, and on occasion infamous!An expert's funny, brutal and downright ugly truth about dating do's and don'ts- with true client stories that will make you burst with laughter or even cry!Welcome to everything you need to know about how to bag the guy you've been waiting for!
Satirist Justin Racz, author of the wildly successful 50 Jobs Worse Than Yours, returns to the world of cubicles, water coolers, and boardrooms-this time targeting the workingman's ultimate nemesis: his boss. From the bullies to the bureaucrats to the bunglers, bosses are as unavoidable as they are insufferable. Thankfully, 50 Bosses Worse Than Yours is here to remind us that no matter how bad we think we have it, there are worse people to be taking orders from. Including entries such as "Condescending Rita," "Enforced After-Work Drinks Proposer," "Ten Years Younger Than You and Makes Double Your Salary," and the original bad boss, "Your Dad," this book presents the most unbearable, cruel-intentioned, and mind-bogglingly incompetent employers ever to pass through Human Resources.
Poker is 10% luck, 90% psychology. This illustrated guide to Texas Hold 'Em, the world's most popular poker game, gives players the strategy and skills they need to make some cold, hard cash. An essential companion for any poker night, online tournament, or casino trip, this quick-reference manual allows players to keep vital tips and tactics close at hand. Accessible to beginners and enlightening to poker devotees, Texas Hold 'Em belongs in the hands of anyone with a stack of cards and a competitive spirit.
A goofy book celebrating the Dad Joke lifestyle and packed with puns and wordplay for your favorite punster. Bad Dad Jokes covers every aspect of the most simultaneously loathed and beloved joke form of all time: the pun. Includes quality pre-loaded puns, the taxonomy of the different types of wordplay, and famous punsters in history and on screen.
After discovering the diaries of Victorian explorer Thomas Machell in the dusty recesses of the British Library, Jenny set out on her own voyage, tracing his footsteps across oceans and continents for ten years, on a quest to discover and understand this extraordinary character. In 2010 she travelled alone to India on the last cargo ship to accept passengers. The journey was as treacherous as it had been in Thomas's day and Jenny was advised to hide below deck and sleep with a knife by her bed and dollars sewn into her jacket. She narrowly escaped attack as naval ships intercepted a pirate 'mothership' spotted off the Yemeni coast. Jenny's journey ends as she finally discovers Thomas's overgrown grave when travelling with herdaughter after over 15 years of searching. Through a combination of the author's own memoirs, sketches and recollections of travels, entwined with Thomas Machell's tales and intricate drawings, Deeper than Indigo offers a unique insight into the social history of British colonialism at its height, from the East India Company to the Raj, while telling the story of a forgotten pioneer, whose startling diaries shed a surprisingly progressive light on European colonialism.
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