A kitchen maid disappears and it's up to two unlikely companions to find her.
Autumn 1909: Edith Trewin, the general maid in the Killivert household, and Miss Alicia, the young lady of the house, are social worlds apart, though they share a streak of independence and intelligence. The two young women become unlikely allies after a kitchen maid inexplicably disappears shortly after her arrival at the house. The two unite in the search for her as they experience love and loss as the Great War overtakes the world.
A Maggy Thorsen caffeine cozy.
Maggy Thorsen's heart, uncharacteristically, is swelling with optimism. Sure, her original Wisconsin coffeehouse, Uncommon Grounds, was destroyed in a freak blizzard. But, with new business partner Sarah Kingston, she's found the perfect place to relocate to - a quaint railroad station that will soon be revitalized by a new commuter-rail connection. Sarah and Maggy hope that the station's 'Dedication Day' will provide great free publicity. But their dream turns into a nightmare when the event manager makes her grand appearance on the day: as a corpse . . .
A knife-wielding criminal threatens a rural Scottish idyll in the latest mystery from a well-loved author . . .
Life is good for Jane Highsmith and Roland Fox - Jane is planning on taking over the local veterinary practice, Roland's second novel has been accepted for publication, and they are soon to be married. However, their wedding day is interrupted by a knife-wielding intruder. After confronting Jane in her surgery, she manages to inject the culprit with a microchip used for identifying pets. When a nearby petrol station is robbed by the same perpetrator, DI Fellowes and DS Bright hope that the microchip will lead them to the suspect . . .
The grass is always greener.
Polly wonders how she managed to capture husband Seth, and frets over her inability to give him the family he wants. A few doors away, her friend Ginnie is bored. Her only excitement is fantasizing over the latest fashions. Each believes they'd be better in the other's shoes. But when a rich American moves in down the street, suddenly life isn't so boring anymore . . .
Exmoor is the site of romance in Harrold-Eagle's novel.
Kate's latest failure on the London dating scene leads her to escape to an idyllic Exmoor, West Country village where she finds her 'Cinderella Project' - a run-down cottage on the edge of the moors. Her attempt to lead a quiet life there is, however, thwarted by a town seething with passion and intrigue.
Hudson entertains with a timeless and tempestuous multigenerational family saga.
When Rachel French finds an unpublished cookery manuscript written by her great-aunt, she sets out to do some research into her aunt's life. She ends up starting a cookery business based on the recipes and publishing an accompanying book. Through her work she soon meets two intriguing men who seem to be interested in her, but she also unearths some secrets that perhaps should have been left buried.
A story of young love and lasting friendship.
Jennie Trent has three loves in her life: her family at the Station House, deep in the Kent countryside; Applemere, the Fokingham family's mysterious great house nearby; and Jack Colby, her father's porter. When Jennie makes friends with Anna, the Fokinghams' wayward daughter, she finds herself caught between her love for her home and Jack and the beckoning exciting world beyond them. When war breaks out in 1914, however, Jennie finds her own path through her dilemma . . .
A best-seller from a well-loved author.
When a new feature on Pete Newbury's popular TV programme shows his adult image digitally transformed to that of a young child, Beth is shocked to realize that he's her baby brother, who vanished without trace thirty-eight years ago. But bringing their family back together after so much heartache isn't going to be easy, and she may lose the man she loves in the process . . .
A touching romance from a much-loved author.
English Tomboy Meriel was talented at art, but chose a career in accountancy to please her mother. When her granddad dies, she emigrates to Australia, where fate brings her in contact with Ben. He and his wife dreamed of designing a country retreat, but when she was killed in an accident, he was left to struggle on alone. Meriel and Ben struggle to deny the attraction between them . . . Can they overcome their obstacles and find a way to save and unite their dreams ? . . .
An engrossing tale of personal courage from a much-loved author.
Molly Peel has been downtrodden for years: bullied by her husband, Craig, who moved on to a younger model two years ago, and now a slave to her two grown-up children. But when she is admitted to hospital and none of her family visit, she decides to move away and make a fresh start. Craig, however, isnt prepared to let her go so easily; he wants the house, and hell do whatever it takes to get his hands on it . . .