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House of Dreams

The perfect feelgood summer read

By Fanny Blake

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An absorbing family drama in the sun - the perfect holiday read for fans of Celia Imrie and Fern Britton.

A weekend in Spain. A family celebration. A secret from the past that won't go away...

'A heart-warming tale of family secrets revealed. A compelling and delightful read' SANTA MONTEFIORE

At their family hilltop villa, Lucy awaits the arrival of her brother and sister for their mother's annual birthday party. Although this time, their mother won't be there.

Struggling at Malaga airport with her fractious four year old, Jo has already lost her case and is dreading arriving without its precious contents.

For Tom, returning to the villa stirs up all sorts of memories - then a beautiful face from his past appears . . .

Over one long, hot weekend, past secrets will spill out as three siblings discover more about their family and each other in this gorgeous, warm and witty novel from Fanny Blake - the perfect summer read.

Don't miss Fanny Blake's new novel, Our Summer Together, available now

Your favourite authors love Fanny Blake's feelgood books:
'A heart-warming tale of family secrets revealed. A compelling and delightful read' SANTA MONTEFIORE

'Fanny has made this little corner of womankind, with all its humour and trials and tribulations, her own' PENNY VINCENZI

'Warm, wise and wonderfully addictive' HELEN LEDERER

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  • ISBN: 9781409159889
  • Publication date: 05 Nov 2015
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Full of interesting characters and intriguing twists and turns, once started you will be completely absorbed in the story. A perfect weekend read! We absolutely loved it! Highly Recommended. — KAYE THORNE, HOT BRANDS COOL PLACES
House of Dreams is a heart-warming tale of secrets slowly revealed and family tensions in a beautiful Spanish setting. A compelling and delightful read — Santa Montefiore
A lovely, sunny, absorbing book. — Wendy Holden, DAILY MAIL
With her trademark warmth and insight, Blake offers a deliciously irresistible peek into one family's enthralling drama — Kerry Hiatt, SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE
An easy-to-read, sun-soaked family drama — Deirdre O'Brien, SUNDAY MIRROR
Another must-read from Fanny Blake — Jo Finney, GOODHOUSEKEEPING
Witty and engaging family drama set in Spain — Isabelle Broom, HEAT
Transport yourself to a bougainvillea-covered house in the Spanish hills with this family drama. Read with a nice chilled sangria in hand — MARIE CLAIRE
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