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The Complete Happiness Series: Two gorgeously uplifting and heartwarming romantic comedies

Holly Martin - 2020
    The perfect place to fall in love. Includes both bestselling books in this gorgeously romantic series, The Little Village of Happiness and The Gift of Happiness Best friends, Willow McKay and Ruby Marlowe, need a fresh start. Desperate for a change, an advert offering free cottages in a picturesque village on the Cornish coast sounds like just what they need. Without thinking twice they pack up their lives and head to the pretty seaside village of Happiness.But when they arrive, they find ramshackle cottages, shops lying empty and villagers that seem in need of cheer themselves. It's nothing like the pretty picture the advert had boasted. It seems Happiness was too good to be true. That is until they meet the handsome Harrington brothers. Get swept away to the sun-kissed Cornish coast with these two gorgeous full length love stories, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Sophie Kinsella and Katie Fforde. Both books in the Happiness series were awarded a Kindle Unlimited All-Star badge by Amazon for being among the most popular books in Kindle Unlimited. What readers are saying about Holly Martin: 'LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book!... 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. Such a gorgeous story… will have you smiling, laughing and crying, so prepare for an emotional ride.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘A glorious and uplifting read that leaves you feeling as if you've been wrapped up in a big warm hug. I smiled from start to finish.’ Stacy is Reading‘This is the book that I have been waiting for… I found myself welling up with tears towards the end… I was enchanted by this book from the moment I started reading it… one fabulous story… A beautifully told story that I really wish didn't end…’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars‘Wow another fantastic read from Holly Martin. I loved this book from start to finish… A fantastic read.’ Coffee and Kindle Book Reviews, 5 stars‘Full of laughter, tears and happiness… just the perfect read.

The Book Thief: A Novel by Markus Zusak (Book Summary)

Summary Elite - 2015
    Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. The Book Thief is a story set during the World War 2 near Munich, where in a war torn country a young girl is struggling to survive but at the same time indulging her unavoidable guilty pleasure. Liesel Meminger is stealing books, whenever she has a chance. She learns to read with help of her father and reads her stolen books, also shares them with people around her. Until one day that she witnesses something shocking while she takes her everyday commuter train which changes everything for her. Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn… Excellent young-adult book Human fight for survival Undying wish for knowledge Power of reading books Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount of only $0.99! Keyword: The book thief

What's eating Felicity Frost?: A quirky tale of love, forgiveness and finding your people

Belle Henderson - 2021

Keep the Receipts: Three Women, Real Talk, No Filter

The Receipts Media Ltd - 2021

Nobody's Children

Judith Saxton - 1991
    So when fate brings them together she sees no reason why she should not have everything Megan has - even Danny.Nobody's Children is the saga of twins, separated at birth but drawn together by an intangible bond... and of their mother, the beautiful, unhappy child bride, forever searching, forever unsatisfied.

No One Can Change Your Life Except For You

Laura Whitmore - 2021
    I remember the lyric from the song Hold On, 'No one can change your life except for you'. It's how I've chosen to live my life. There is a freedom when you take back control. Stop waiting for someone to save you and do it yourself. I recognise everyone has different levels of struggle but no one just hands you a chance. We don't have to wait for Prince Charming to rescue us, or wait for the opportunity to come to us. We can be our own heroes. We can create our own dreams.'Laura Whitmore knows lucky breaks come to those who are ready to step into their own power, even when they're feeling nervous as hell about it. In No One Can Change Your Life Except For You, she shares her experiences of overcoming heartbreak, body image worries, self-doubt and insecurity.Laura has learned that optimism, self-belief and learning to accept yourself, will bring you more than anyone else can ever give you. And she shows how her own struggles can help you through yours.Frank, heartfelt, inspirational and funny, this is a book to remind you that the hero you are looking for is YOU.

Under a Greek Moon: A glamorous, romantic and escapist read for summer 2021

Carol Kirkwood - 2021

The World's Worst Crimes: An A-Z of Evil Deeds

Charlotte Greig - 2007
    Some kill out of boredom, others because they’ve developed a taste for death. The motives that drive people to perpetrate the most terrible acts are many and various, and so are the crimes they commit. From the Acid Bath Murders and the Birmingham Church Bombing to the Voodoo Killings and the Woman in a Box, every category of crime is covered as our intrepid author sifts through the evidence to present a grisly but compelling history of the worst crimes ever.

Strictly Ola: Ola Jordan - My Story

Ola Jordan - 2016
    After appearing for 10 years on the hit BBC show, Ola is now moving on and reveals all about her past in this book.

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund

Oscar WildeGeoffrey Palmer - 2010
    Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

The Manor: The Enemy Is Close To Home In This Gritty Gangland Thriller From Top Five Bestseller Jessie Keane

Jessie Keane - 2020

The Inn On The Marsh

Lena Kennedy - 1989
    Talk of Dumb Lukey's crazed acts and the romance between Lucinda and Joe Lee, the Thames bargee. Talk of the Crimea and the terror of Napoleon.At the tavern, hard-headed Beatrice and her sister Dot care for their invalid father and for Lucinda, their pretty orphaned niece. The inn is their livelihood but village business is ever Beat's business too. And now some dark cloud has descended on them all . . .

Led by Donkeys: How Four Friends with a Ladder Took on Brexit

Led By Donkeys - 2020
    Seeking to highlight the hypocrisy of their politicians on Brexit four friends armed with nothing more than ladders, roller brushes and a treasure trove of damning statements from their leaders slapped up the politicians' biggest lies on billboards around the country. This guerrilla operation wasn't easy, but it wasn't long before the British public enabled them to take things into their own hands - and the rest is history. Leave the EU or remain? An apparently simple question divided the nation in historic fashion. Many believed the words of these politicians. By putting up their quotes as billboards, self-styled 'Led By Donkeys' had clear intentions - to compare the promises that have been made across the years with the damning reality.

The Charm of the Defeated: A Collection of Southern Short Stories

Susannah B. Lewis - 2015
    Journey through the deep south and follow the lives of several families as they intertwine throughout the decades in this collection of southern short stories.

A Promise Given

Meg Hutchinson - 1999
    There, Rachel is convinced her fate is sealed, but she has reckoned without the actions of handsome landowner Jared Lytton who comes to her rescue.Despite being vindicated, Rachel is forced to leave the village. Life is tough and she has to struggle to survive until she meets the widow Beulah Thomas and her son William. Working on their farm, she is treated with kindness and when William asks for her hand in marriage, she agrees - more out of gratitude than out of love. But Rachel cannot forget Jared Lytton, whose path seems destined to cross hers.