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Christmas at the Beach Hut

By Veronica Henry
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A sumptuous, feel-good read about the real magic of Christmas: reconnecting with your loved ones.

When Ellen writes her annual Round Robin to send out with her Christmas cards, she realises it's all about the rest of her family. Fed up and exhausted by yet another year of singlehandedly trying to make it a perfect Christmas, Ellen takes a pile of books, her cosiest clothes and the Ocado order and escapes to a beach hut on the North Devon coast. This year, Christmas is going to be all about her and nobody else.

Meanwhile, the other inhabitants in the beach huts are trying to escape Christmas too. But somehow, the spirit of Christmas wheedles its way back into their hearts and Ellen is at the heart of the activity. By Christmas day there are fairy lights strung up round the beach hut and a turkey roasting on the barbecue.

So when Ellen's family track her down, just how will they convince her she means the world to them - every day of the year?

(p) Orion Publishing Group 2018

Biographical Notes

Veronica Henry has worked as a scriptwriter for THE ARCHERS, HEARTBEAT and HOLBY CITY amongst many others, before turning to fiction. Veronica lives with her family in a village in north Devon.
Find out more at www.veronicahenry.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @veronica_henry

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  • Publication date: 15 Nov 2018
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Fills your heart with joy and leaves you with a big fat smile on your face / Wise, insightful, beautiful written and sprinkled with Christmas joy - I adored this book — Milly Johnson
Veronica Henry has such a deft hand with families and their complications and this is a Christmas treat! — Katie Fforde
Insightful and heart-warming, this is the perfect cosy read for a cold winter's night. I loved it — Sarah Morgan
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Curl up with a cup of tea and this delicious collection of short stories - a perfect slice of sweetness! ** Features an exclusive extract of her upcoming novel Christmas at the Beach Hut! **A chance encounter on New Year's Eve brings one woman's dream alive; a woman begins her new life by the sea; and one strawberry tart can change everything... From forgotten loves to second chances, new happiness and old friends, this is an uplifting and moving collection of short stories about how love changes, and how it changes us - from Sunday Times bestseller Veronica Henry. Your favourite authors love Veronica's gorgeous storytelling:'Fills your heart with joy and leaves you with a big fat smile on your face' Milly Johnson on Christmas at the Beach Hut'Truly blissful escapism' Lucy Diamond on A Family Recipe'A delight from start to finish' Jill Mansell on The Forever House- - - - - ** This is a collection of short stories **

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A Family Recipe

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The Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellerWhat's the secret ingredient to your happiness?Laura Griffin is preparing for an empty nest. The thought of Number 11 Lark Hill falling silent - a home usually bustling with noise, people and the fragrant smells of something cooking on the Aga - seems impossible. Laura hopes it will mean more time for herself, and more time with her husband, Dom.But when an exposed secret shakes their marriage, Laura suddenly feels as though her family is shrinking around her. Feeling lost, she turns to her greatest comfort: her grandmother's recipe box, a treasured collection dating back to the Second World War. Everyone has always adored Laura's jams and chutneys, piled their sandwiches high with her pickles . . . Inspired by a bit of the old Blitz spirit, Laura has an idea that gives her a fresh sense of purpose. Full of fierce determination, Laura starts carving her own path. But even the bravest woman needs the people who love her. And now, they need her in return . . .The brand-new feel-good story from bestseller Veronica Henry - a perfect mix of family, friends and delicious food.*****Your favourite authors love A Family Recipe:'An utter delight' Jill Mansell'Truly blissful escapism' Lucy Diamond'A heart-warming, triumphant story combined with Veronica's sublime writing - the perfect mix!' Cathy Bramley'A delicious treat of a book' Milly Johnson 'A beautiful book. Warm, emotional and full of hope' Sarah MorganReaders have fallen in love with A Family Recipe:'So absolutely and completely gorgeous in every way!''A delightful, heart-warming story about the importance of home, family, friends and the unbreakable bonds between them''Wonderfully uplifting...A story of lost chances and second chances, tragedy and despair but also hope and resilience''The perfect mix of food, family and friends provides the right ingredients for this delightful read''My favourite book of 2018 - treat yourself to a delicious novel this summer'

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'A delight from start to finish' Jill MansellHunter's Moon is the ultimate 'forever' house. Nestled by a river in the Peasebrook valley, it has been the Willoughbys' home for over fifty years, and now estate agent Belinda Baxter is determined to find the perfect family to live there. But the sale of the house unlocks decades of family secrets - and brings Belinda face to face with her own troubled past. . . 'Truly blissful escapism - I loved it' Lucy DiamondA gorgeous escapist read for anyone needing a hug in a book - pick up The Forever House now!

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How to Find Love in a Book Shop

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'Romantic and utterly heartwarming' Jenny ColganEmilia has just returned to her idyllic Cotswold hometown to rescue the family business. Nightingale Books is a dream come true for book-lovers, but the best stories aren't just within the pages of the books she sells - Emilia's customers have their own tales to tell.There's the lady of the manor who is hiding a secret close to her heart; the single dad looking for books to share with his son but who isn't quite what he seems; and the desperately shy chef trying to find the courage to talk to her crush . . .And as for Emilia's story, can she keep the promise she made to her father and save Nightingale Books?

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A Country Christmas

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Escape to the country this Christmas in this feel-good favourite from bestseller Veronica Henry.'Veronica Henry writes like a dream' - Jill MansellHomemade mulled wine, freshly baked mince pies and plenty of Christmas cheer... It's the most wonderful time of the year, they say. And in the little Cotswolds village of Honeycote, the festive season looks set to bring people more than a few surprises under the tree. As Lucy Liddiard plans the festive lunch for her nearest and dearest, she has little idea of the dramas about to play out before the crackers are pulled and the corks popped. She knows the family brewery, Honeycote Ales, has seen better days. She knows her husband, Mickey, is an incorrigible flirt. But does she realise how close both are edging towards disaster? As the nights draw in, garlands deck the halls and the carols ring out, there are secrets and lies, love and lust all waiting to be unwrapped. Welcome to Honeycote, and a Christmas no one will ever forget.Irresistibly good fun and bursting with heart, A Country Christmas is the first book in the Honeycote trio, followed by A Country Life and A Country Wedding. Each can be read as a standalone, or they can be read as a series. ***Praise for Veronica Henry:'Warm and brilliantly written' - Heat'A glamorous and absorbing read' - Daily Mail'An exuberant novel of love, lust, hopes and dreams' - Woman & HomeRead by Rachel Atkins(p) Orion Publishing Group 2015, 2017** This book was originally published in print, ebook and audiobook formats as 'Honeycote' **

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High Tide

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*Shortlisted for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year 2016*Pennfleet might be a small town, but there's never a dull moment in its narrow winding streets ...Kate has only planned a flying visit to clear out the family home after the death of her mother. When she finds an anonymous letter, she is drawn back into her own past.Single dad Sam is juggling his deli and two lively teenagers, so romance is the last thing on his mind. Then Cupid fires an unexpected arrow - but what will his children think?Nathan Fisher is happy with his lot, running picnic cruises up and down the river, but kissing the widow of the richest man in Pennfleet has disastrous consequences.Vanessa knows what she has done is unseemly for a widow, but it's the most fun she's had for years. Must she always be on her best behaviour?As autumn draws in and the nights grow longer, there are sure to be fireworks in this gloriously engaging novel from Veronica Henry, author of A Night on the Orient Express.

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An Eligible Bachelor

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The Long Weekend

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The Birthday Party

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