Oct 092015
 

In the sequel to Wild Water, Jack and Anna discover that history threatens to repeats itself. Anna’s long-awaited success as an artist is poised to happen, but her joy, along with her relationship with Jack, is threatened by old scores.

Simon Banks is depressed and unstable, but with a plan. He wants to wipe out his past by buying a brighter future, but Jack Redman stands in his way.

Will Jack ever escape the legacy of deceit left by his ex-wife? Can Jack and Anna hold it all together, or will tragic repercussions from Jack’s past blow them apart?

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Oct 082015
 

With her parents too unwell to run their boarding kennels, twenty-five-year-old Rachel Collington decides to resign her teaching job and come home to help out. After all, how hard can moving back be? It’s a rude awakening when she finds the kennels’ reputation in tatters, her teenage brother going off the rails, and arrogant TV personality Philip Milligan just moved to the area and seemingly out to cause trouble for everyone. With life determined to throw obstacles in her path, the last thing she expects is romance, but help often comes from the unlikeliest of places …

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Oct 052015
 

It is September 1068. Thea, also known as Gytha, the elder daughter of King Harold II, travels with her brothers and grandmother into exile carrying revenge in her heart. She is soon betrothed to a prince of Kiev. Will her betrothal and marriage bring her happiness, as she confronts enemies from inside and outside Russian territories? Will she prove herself the courageous princess she surely is, win her princely husband’s respect and establish her independence in a society protective towards its women?

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Oct 032015
 

The second in the series featuring a madcap pair of amateur sleuths and a delightful outpouring of upper-class English eccentricities –  with the odd murder thrown in.

Lady Amanda Golightly, eccentric resident of a sprawling faux castle in the town of Belchester, has recently taken it upon herself to act as a veritable super-sleuth, aided by her friend Hugo Cholmondley-Crichton Crump.

In this Chronicle she  faces a family crisis while planning a new business venture for Belchester Towers: guided tours. To celebrate (and road-test) her new venture, Lady Amanda invites a horde of old chums to a trial run at Christmas time, complete with tasty nibbles. However, things don’t go to plan –  a dead guest is discovered found slumped on the library table, having been dispatched in a variety of unusual ways!

Lady Amanda and Hugo are off again, but can they beat the morose Inspector Moody to the unmasking of the culprit?

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Oct 022015
 

In the third Belchester Chronicle, Lady Amanda Golightly receives an invitation to spend Burns’ Night with friends in Scotland.  Although she is dismissive of the idea, her chum Hugo is thrilled at the thought and persuades her to agree to the trip. With Beauchamp, her long-suffering manservant, and her friend, Enid Tweedie, the four head to Rumdrummond Castle for a ‘wee break’.

Before long, however, murder enters their lives once more, and they begin to suspect some very dirty dealing is going on under the under the respectable veneer of castle life. 

Bagpipes, haggis, tartan, and kilts all make their appearance, as dastardly deeds are done amidst a snowy landscape.

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Oct 012015
 

The Loner is the third in the Polvellan Mysteries, a warm-hearted series set in beautiful Cornwall.

When Jess Trevanion goes to deliver some plants to John Preece, a reclusive neighbour in Polvellan village, she is shocked and saddened to find him dead. When talk turns to the funeral arrangements, Jess’s sadness becomes resolve when she realises that, like herself, very few people knew the real John Preece – although he’d lived in the village for many years, his background is a mystery. Jess uses her investigative skills to research John’s family, and is surprised and horrified by what she finds out.

Meanwhile, Jess also discovers the story behind Marigold’s, a famous local venue, and her relationship with old flame Tom Peters continues to progress.

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Sep 302015
 

From the author of the Falconer Files, a series featuring a pair of amateur sleuths and a delightful outpouring of English upper-class eccentricities – with the odd murder thrown in. 

Lady Amanda Golightly of Belchester Towers is a person in complete contrast to the stereotypical image of one of her breeding. She is short, portly, and embarrassingly forthright. If she wasn’t calling a spade a shovel, it was only because she was calling it ‘trumps’!

On a visit to a local nursing home where an old business partner of her father’s is residing, she unexpectedly discovers a long-lost friend, Hugo Cholmondley-Crichton-Crump – and stumbles upon murder as well.

Installing Hugo in the more civilised and comfortable surroundings of Belchester Towers, the pair turn to sleuthing after Lady Amanda reports her appalling discovery to the local police inspector and is incensed when he treats her as a silly old biddy with an over-active imagination. Her outrage prompts her to teach the impertinent young whipper-snapper a lesson, and she and Hugo (Zimmer frame in tow) embark upon their first investigation, only for murder to become a distressingly frequent occurrence …

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Sep 292015
 

A trip to France awakens the past in this heartwarming short summer read from the author of People We Love.

Headteacher Nicola Arnott prides herself on her independence. She has successfully juggled motherhood and career, coping with early widowhood by burying her emotions somewhere deep inside herself. When a cancer scare shakes her out of her careful approach to life, she finds herself thinking wistfully of her first love, a young French medical student.

She decides to revisit the sleepy French town she remembers from her teenage years – and is astonished to meet up with Luc again.  The old chemistry is still there – but so is something far more precious: a deep and enduring friendship.

Can it turn into true love?

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Sep 252015
 

Hannah Black saunters into the bar in her four-inch stilettos, intent on breaking her recent streak of bad dates and even worse sex. What she finds instead is sizzling hot doctor Beckett Stanton – but she doesn’t realize that he is the last man she should have chosen for her one night fling.

While their views of sex and love polarize them, the attraction between them doesn’t allow either to turn away. The two play a dangerous game that tests both of their resolves, and when Hannah is given the chance to satisfy her needs, she is forced to make a decision – because the man with whom she wanted a no-strings-attached fling tugs at her heart in ways she never anticipated.

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Sep 242015
 

When Ginny Turner arrives to take up her new post as Regimental Admin Officer, there are mixed feelings on ‘the patch’. Her old friend Debbie is delighted: Ginny is fun, good company, and will brighten things up no end. Alice Davies, wife of commanding officer Bob Davies, is less pleased. She remembers Ginny from an earlier posting as being ‘a bit fast’. Ginny herself is excited, not least at the prospect at being reunited with her old boss, for whom she has long held a candle. When the regiment embarks on an emergency tour of Kosovo – minus wives – Colonel Bob and Ginny are inevitably thrown together. Will they put their ambition and careers first, or will they give into temptation and their mutual attraction? Either way a stormy road lies ahead for Bob and Ginny.

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