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Conditional Love

By Cathy Bramley

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Feel-good, escapist, romantic stories for fans of Debbie Macomber and Kristan Higgins

You never know what surprises might be just around the corner...

A takeaway, TV and tea with two sugars is about as exciting as it gets for thirty-something Sophie Stone. Sophie's life is safe and predictable, which is just the way she likes it, thank you very much.

But when a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance, Sophie has to accept that change is afoot. There is one big catch: in order to inherit, Sophie must agree to meet the father she has never seen.

Saying 'yes' means the chance to build her own dream home, but she'll also have to face the past and hear some uncomfortable truths...

With interference from an evil boss, warring parents, an unreliable boyfriend and an architect who puts his foot in it every time he opens his mouth, will Sophie be able to build a future on her own terms - and maybe even find love along the way?

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Readers are captivated by Cathy Bramley's heartwarming stories:


'Funny and sweet and as satisfying as a homemade apple pie'
Milly Johnson

'As comforting as hot tea and toast made on the Aga!'
Veronica Henry

'A delicious tale of friendship, family and baking... I loved its warmth and charm'
Cathy Woodman

'Delightfully warm with plenty twists and turns'
Trisha Ashley

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  • ISBN: 9781409186878
  • Publication date: 21 Mar 2019
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  • Imprint: Orion
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