Christmas at the Crescent
By Veronica Henry, Lucy Price-Lewis
Behind the gorgeous Georgian sweep of Pelham Crescent, Bath, everyone's getting ready for Christmas...At Number 14, Josie Ballard is up to her ears in brandy, raisins and cherries as she battles to make forty Christmas puddings to sell at Bath Christmas Market. Ever since Giles walked out the day their baby was born, Josie has had to work twice as hard to make ends meet. Sacrificing a career as a chef, her famous steamed puddings keep her and her gorgeous baby boy Titus afloat. Almost. So when, in the middle of Stir Up Sunday, a new neighbour in the Crescent complains about the noise that Titus is making, Josie gives him a basinful...Giles, meanwhile, is finding life in the fast lane with his uber-glamorous new girlfriend Rebecca rather draining. With one party blurring into another, he's now wondering if he hasn't made a terrible mistake in abandoning Josie and his child. Isn't it time he grew up, his mother asks, and Giles is starting to agree. So when he discovers Josie has a handsome new neighbour, Giles decides it's time to step up to his parental duties...Christmas just got complicated.Read by Lucy Price-Lewis(p) 2014 Orion Publishing Group
Cupcakes and Ink
By Helena Hunting
An utterly addictive short story that charts the early days of an intense and passionate love affair, from the author of CLIPPED WINGS.When a tragic accident devastates Tenley Page's life, she flees her hometown in search of somewhere she can start afresh. In Chicago she finds work, college, friends, and she tentatively begins to piece her life back together.Then Hayden Stryker crosses her path. He's devilishly handsome tattoo artist with a dark past of his own. From their fleeting interactions, Hayden's intrigue with Tenley grows into fascination. But as they get closer, Tenley must balance her feelings from him with the guilt she carries from the life she left behind.Tenley and Hayden's story continues in the hugely popular CLIPPED WINGS.
The Cornish House
By Liz Fenwick
A sweeping, romantic debut set in Cornwall, reminiscent of Rosamunde Pilcher.When artist Maddie inherits a house in Cornwall shortly after the death of her husband, she hopes it will be the fresh start she and her step-daughter desperately need. Trevenen is beautiful but neglected, and as Maddie discovers the stories of generations of women who've lived there before, she begins to feel her life is somehow intertwined within its walls.But Maddie's dream of a calm life in the countryside is far from the reality she faces - and as she pulls at the seams of Trevenen's past, the house reveals secrets that have lain hidden for generations.