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Mystery in the Village

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

It's a time of turmoil for the village of Turnham Malpas...Peter and Caroline Harris live a comfortable life at the rectory, but their cosy world is shaken up when Caroline's old flame Morgan Jefferson appears. He's intent on convincing her to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - in America. What's more, it looks like Caroline's career isn't the only thing Morgan is interested in.Newlyweds Chris and Deborah Templeton seem to be the perfect union. The old, unpredictable Chris has been replaced by a kinder and gentler man, yet he's still plagued by doubt. Where does Deborah disappear to for days on end? Why won't she tell her husband? After the tragic death of his young grandson, Ron Bissett is further devastated when he loses his wife. Sheila Bissett has taken her own life, and no one can fathom why. But when an unexpected letter is received, it soon becomes clear that Sheila was hiding far darker secrets than anyone ever knew.

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Village Rumours

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

In Rebecca Shaw's latest scintillating tale of village life, hearts will be broken, families reunited and long-hidden secrets will finally come to light.You can't escape your past. At least that's what the residents of Turnham Malpas would say . . .While clearing out the rectory's loft, Reverend Peter Harris makes an unsettling discovery and a dark secret is exposed that soon sets tongues wagging in the village.Having received a letter from the sons she hasn't heard from in 15 years, local gossip Greta Jones is delighted at the prospect of seeing them after all this time - despite her husband's misgivings. And Craddock Fitch's unruly grandchildren, newly arrived in the village, are causing not a little trouble for the townsfolk.Meanwhile Fran Charter-Plackett has a difficult decision to make. Her parents would like to see her settled with kind and reliable Alex Harris. But when Chris Templeton, the man whom Fran once lost her heart to, returns to the village, it seems he is all set to steal her affections once more. Is Chris really a changed man? And will Fran finally go with her heart or her head?

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Curtain Up

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw
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The House at Spinnaker Cove

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

With Rebecca Shaw's trademark warm storytelling and eye for character, this is a perfect summer read.The House at Spinnaker Cove is reminiscent of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. A haunting story of a young woman moving to a glorious beachside house only to find something sinister has occurred there previously. As she gradually gets to know the locals, she begins to piece together a dark story.

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A Village Deception

Rebecca Shaw
Authors:
Rebecca Shaw

Passions run high in Turnham Malpas as one man finds love - and another tragedy.When Harry Dickenson arrives in Turnham Malpas, the warm welcome he receives convinces him to stay. Handsome and charming, Harry quickly earns his place in rural life. But despite his outward friendliness, Harry is a troubled man, hiding memories of a tragic past from which he is desperate to escape. Just as Harry finds some measure of peace, he encounters the one woman in the village likely to turn any man's head. Soon, Harry is caught in an obsessive love that threatens to ruin everything that he has accomplished - and reveal his shocking secret to all.But Harry isn't the only man in the village to fall head-over-heels. Paddy Cleary, the shy gardener, is smitten. But will Paddy find the confidence to reveal his true feelings? And will the young lady return his affections? The villagers must watch and wait, hoping the burgeoning friendship will lead to something more...

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Trouble in the Village

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw
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A Country Affair

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

Reissue of the first Barleybridge novel, set in a veterinary practice, by the author of the Turnham Malpas series.Kate arrives at Barleybridge Veterinary Practice on her first day as the new receptionist. The hills rise almost immediately from the edge of the car park, and dotted all over the slopes are grazing sheep. Turning round she can see the town, which has now crept up the foothills, making the practice the last bit of civilisation before the hills. The setting is idyllic. Kate quickly gets to know the other staff, and becomes engrossed in the work and drawn into the lives of her colleagues and those of the animals and their owners. But as she gets more and more involved with the practice, Kate realises she has a very difficult decision to make...

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One Hot Country Summer

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

In the middle of a sultry summer heatwave, the inhabitants of Barleybridge find love, conflict and much more...When Kate worked at the Barleybridge practice, she had thought herself in love with Scott. But that was years ago and she is over him now - or so she thinks. When she returns to the practice, she is alarmed to discover that suddenly, yet again, she is completely besotted with him. Some things at the practice have changed: there's a new vet, Virginia, who seems to go out of her way to criticise and upset Kate, not to mention upsetting the clients. But Virginia is not all she seems. Scott, very much in love with his wife Zoe, hates the idea that they have not yet had a second child. Convinced that the fault is not his, he refuses to seek help. The ensuing rows with Zoe drive a wedge between them. Will he look to someone else for comfort? Kate hopes that he might...

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Village Matters

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

The third Turnham Malpas novel from bestselling author Rebecca Shaw.Times are changing in Turnham Malpas...Brash Craddock Fitch up at the Big House seems determined to make his mark on the village - and the village is determined to put him in his place. Sir Ralph is having trouble adjusting to his more modest status, and timid Muriel to her exalted one, while a change of fortune surprises Jimmy Glover too. It's all Jimbo Charter-Plackett, fount of all gossip, can do to keep up. But these concerns are eclipsed by tragedy when Flick, Jimbo's daughter, is knocked down by the unpopular barman Alan. And before the shock of the accident has passed, a bitter dispute springs up that could affect the entire village...

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The Village Newcomers

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

Two newcomers arrive in Turnham Malpas, creating drama and upheaval. Another warm, witty and lively tale of village life from bestselling author Rebecca Shaw.Ford and Mercedes Barclay have decided to spend their twilight years in the lovely village of Turnham Malpas - but will these two newcomers be made welcome? Ford, a former businessman who made his fortune in scrap metal, has ambitious plans for the village. But not everyone in Turnham Malpas welcomes the newcomers with open arms...Meanwhile, a letter arrives at the village rectory that causes consternation. The rector's twin children have never had contact with their birth mother. But now, finally, she wishes to build a relationship with them. After so many years of estrangement, what should they do...?

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Village Gossip

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw
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A Village Dilemma

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw
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A Village Feud

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

A delightful slice of Turnham Malpas gossip, intrigue and conflict from the Sunday Times bestselling author.With the Rector Peter Harris and his family back from Africa, the villagers of Turnham Malpas heave huge sighs of relief - everything seems to be back to normal. But Peter has other ideas, and decides to return to Africa to fulfil his promise of working there for a year, leaving his family behind.The villagers are also missing Peter's guidance, especially when the store is the target of petty theft and violence. Everyone is relying on Peter's return to help restore harmony. But will he make it back before things get out of hand?

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Intrigue In The Village

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

Another intriguing slice of village life from the bestselling author of the Turnham Malpas and Barleybridge series.There is a mystery surrounding the invitation by Craddock Fitch to the Big House. It is billed as a celebration of his business, but when everyone is assembled, they find that it is a lavish wedding reception for two very surprising people. With these festivities over, the inhabitants of Turnham Malpas are thrown into preparations of a different nature. It is the 150th anniversary of the village school and Kate, the head teacher, is arranging a big event. She enthusiastically starts making plans, but there is one problem of which she is unaware. In asking the previous head teachers to attend, she has unwittingly placed the rector and his wife Caroline in an impossible situation...

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The Village Green Affair

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw
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The New Rector

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

The first Turnham Malpas novel from bestselling author Rebecca Shaw.When Peter Harris arrives in Turnham Malpas as the new rector, he finds the village people welcoming but set in their ways. Yet despite his own weaknesses, and the sadness of his childless wife, he comforts and advises his new parishioners, growing more and more involved with the rural way of life.Then the whole village is rocked by spiteful trick that goes terribly wrong, and a gruesome murder that points to a killer in its midst. Now, more than ever, Peter's pastoral role is crucial - and yet he is wrestling with his own private hell that may still wreck his own life.

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Country Lovers

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw
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Whispers In The Village

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

Conflict, mistrust and a tragedy...There is nothing quiet about the village of Turnham Malpas.When the rector, Peter, takes his family to Africa for a year so that he can work in a mission, the villagers are bereft. What's more, the locum, Anna, has rather modern ideas and the parishioners determined to keep an eye on her. Then she brings a down-and-out petty thief into their midst, sparking conflict within the community.The Women's Institute comes up with the idea of raising funds for Peter's mission and holds an upmarket pyjama party, midnight skinny dipping and an afternoon's horse racing. Then a message arrives from Peter with the most devastating news - and the villagers are more determined than ever to raise a substantial sum for the mission.

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Country Passions

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw

The fourth in the popular series of novels set in a veterinary practice in the Dorset town of Barleybridge, by the bestselling author of the Turnham Malpas talesWhen Dan, one of the farm vets, is seriously injured in a car accident, everyone at Barleybridge Animal Hospital is shocked. But they have even more to cope with when Scott Spencer, back from Australia, steps in to cover for him. Joy, the Practice Manager, remembers the hearts he broke when he last worked there, and also his abrupt departure. She refuses to agree to this appointment, however temporary it turns out to be. So Joy leaves, and Scott slips seamlessly into the practice routine. But Scott is in for a shock himself, when secrets are revealed which turn his life upside down and transform his attitude to women... COUNTRY PASSIONS is a wonderfully compelling and tender novel in which Rebecca Shaw weaves her magic around the animals and the people in this busy veterinary hospital, bringing them to life and sharing with us their troubles and triumphs.

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The Village Show

Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw