Calista Langley operates an exclusive ‘introduction’ agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning – a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.
Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.
But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past – and that only her death will satisfy the stalker…
‘…a fantastic story that really tugs at your heartstrings as you follow each character in the countdown to Christmas… I adored it.’ The Broadbean
You can’t plan for the unexpected…
Kate Potter used to know what happiness felt like.
A few years ago, she was full of energy, excited by every possibility. But that was back when everything was different, before Kate’s husband went away with the army and didn’t come home. She can’t even remember what it felt like to be in love.
Then Kate meets Daniel. Recognising her loneliness reflected in his eyes, Kate vows to try and help bring him out of his shell. But as Kate plans to bring life back to Daniel, she might have stumbled on the secret to happiness…
Can one chance meeting change two lives?
The perfect Christmas treat for fans of Sue Moorcroft, Trisha Ashley and Isabelle Broom.
Reviewers love this wonderful festive romance. Praise for 25 Days in December:
‘A beautifully crafted Christmas tale, full of ‘magic’ and the reality of life in equal measure.’ MADEUP Book Reviews
‘Romantic, heart-warming and completely captivating’ Book After Book
‘a beautiful, beautiful story which had my heart under its Christmas tree from the very beginning.’ The Writing Garnet
‘The next Sophie Kinsella’ BUSTLE
‘A brilliant, biting, hilarious new voice’ KRISTAN HIGGINS
‘I would read Sally Thorne’s grocery list. She is THAT good’ GOODREADS
crush (n.): a strong infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach . . .
Darcy Barrett found her dream man at age eight – ever since, she’s had to settle for good enough. Having conducted a global survey of men, she can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that he’s her twin brother Jamie’s best friend – oh, and that ninety-nine of the time, he hasn’t seemed interested in her.
When the twins inherit their grandmother’s tumble-down cottage, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory. Darcy plans to leave as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run – her usual MO – she finds a familiar face on her porch: Tom’s arrived bearing power tools, and he’s single for the first time in almost a decade.
Suddenly Darcy’s sticking around. Sparks start to fly – and not just because of the faulty wiring. But a one percent chance with Tom is no longer enough. This time around, Darcy’s switching things up. She’s going to make Tom Valeska ninety-nine percent hers.
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‘The perfect sexy, fun love story to read by the pool’ PAIGE TOON on 99% Mine
‘Charming, self-deprecating, quick-witted and funny.’ The New York Times on The Hating Game
‘A smart and funny modern romance.’ Good Housekeeping on The Hating Game
‘One of the most delectable rom-coms I’ve ever read’ Entertainment Weekly on The Hating Game
High adventure and dark mystery combine in this sparkling historical romance from the internationally bestselling author of the Chronicles of St Mary’s series.
Elinor Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by.
Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.
A chance encounter changes their plans, plunging Elinor and Lord Ryde into adventure and not a little peril until, finally, they are forced to confront the mystery of what happened on That Night, all those years ago.
Are they both so entangled in the riddles of the past that they are about to miss this one last opportunity for future happiness?
Readers love Jodi Taylor:
‘Quirky, historical fiction, well seasoned with humour’
‘Witty, fast-paced, fun and fantastic‘
‘ I can’t remember when I last enjoyed a book this much‘
‘Revels in the speech, habits and atmosphere of the Regency’
Faith Garrett’s down a fiancé, an apartment and a dream honeymoon in the tropics. At least she has a job but she hadn’t counted on working-and living-at a soon-to-be-opening Bed and Breakfast. Or playing house with sexy landscaper Connor McClain.
After escaping out from under his father’s thumb, Connor looks forward to his work being simple. Then Faith stumbles into his life and, shortly after, out of her bath towel, and “simple” doesn’t define the fiery attraction burning between them.
When Connor agrees to fill the role of Faith’s pretend fiancé, the lines between fantasy and reality blur. The fragile bloom in their hearts takes root and blossoms…into an unexpected emotion neither of them is ready for: Love.
With endless wealth comes irresistible temptation . . .
It’s an undisputed fact that Nash Beaumont is the hottest of the Beaumont brothers. His slow, sensual smile charms every French Kiss employee-and tempts every woman to buy the company’s lingerie. But beneath Nash’s raw charisma is a dark, kinky side that he struggles to control . . . a side that may be exposed by one lovely-and unexpectedly adventurous-woman.
Reporter Eden Huckabee needs a story. And when she discovers Nash’s dirty little secret, she thinks she’s found it. But Eden doesn’t count on Nash turning the tables on her-or that she will fall so deeply for this unbelievably sexy, one-in-a-billion Beaumont.
Overnight billionaires, the Beaumont brothers are thrust into life in the fast lane with exotic cars, private jets . . . and sex and success on their minds.
A commanding presence in the boardroom and the bedroom, Deacon Beaumont has come to save the failing company French Kiss. He was born to be boss in this glamorous new world of lacy lingerie and stunning supermodels. But one bold and beautiful woman dares to question his authority.
Olivia Harrington has dedicated her life to the company’s success. Just because Deacon is sexy as hell doesn’t mean he’ll make a better CEO. With a limitless supply of push-up bras and garter belts, Olivia turns her considerable feminine charms on Deacon to discover what makes him tick . . . and reveals instead the billion reasons why she wants him to stay.
London’s most scandalous bachelor has finally gone too far. Caught in a situation that was innocent but too compromising, James Simpson is forced to admit that he must do the honorable thing and marry the lady. Unfortunately, marriage alone will not be enough to appease her father. He won’t agree to do a dowry unless James can find a suitable husband for the lady’s elder sister – the shy and awkward Lucinda Cardington.
Lucinda doesn’t care that she is close to being ‘on the shelf’; she has more serious pursuits in mind. She enjoys the friendship she and James share over their love of photography, but she leaves dreams of romance to silly young ladies like her sister. James does manage to find a match for Lucinda, and his efforts to get them together are about to succeed…until James comes to the distressing realisation that he doesn’t want Lucinda in anyone’s arms but his own.
To Benita Ford, Tallgrass, Oklahoma, will always be home. It’s where her beloved grandmother raised her and where she rode bikes with her two best friends-the man who became her husband and Calvin. And Tallgrass is where she stayed, even after her husband died while serving his country. Now Calvin is home from that same war, and the sensitive, mischievous boy she once knew is today a man scarred by wounds no one else can see. Falling in love with him is something Bennie never imagined.
Tallgrass still haunts Captain Calvin Sweet. Yet it’s where he must go to see Bennie-the one woman he always loved but could never have. Calvin regrets so much about what happened years ago. Still he can’t deny being with Bennie makes his future feel bright, like anything is possible. But the demons of his past won’t be quieted that easily. As old hurts linger, threatening to pull them apart, Calvin and Bennie must take the ultimate risk for the love of a lifetime . . .
When Willow Petersen loses her job, her boyfriend and her self-confidence, she has no choice but to move back home to Liberty Falls where her mom soon points out, Willow needs a job. ASAP.
David Lydon has withdrawn from the world since his wife Shelly’s death in a boating accident, leaving his mother to raise his five-year-old daughter and no one to run failing Magnolia Hill Manor. Shelly was Willow’s friend growing up, so Willow takes the job to fulfill Shelly’s dream of restoring the old chapel and hosting weddings there.
Having Willow around is a painful reminder of the wife he’s lost but as the chapel books its first wedding on Christmas Eve, she helps David see that it’s time to deal with his grief and begin living life again to save the manor and his family.
Returning injured from the Boer War, Jocelyn Irvin travels to the quiet cathedral town of Torminster. Welcomed there by his young cousin Hugh Anthony, his grandparents and their adopted daughter Henrietta, Jocelyn begins to rediscover his enjoyment of life.
As he embraces old friendships and new relationships, Jocelyn becomes captivated by the mystery of writer Gabriel Ferranti, a man whose unexplained disappearance months before has cast a shadow which only his return can lift.
A charming story of love, family and laying to rest ghosts of the past.
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A passionate tale of love, luxury and falling for the first time.
Tilly de Liege may be Lady of the Manor, but it’s not quite as fabulous as it sounds – the de Lieges may be high society but they’re also flat broke. When boarding school-bound Tilly meets skater boy Ashley from the local comprehensive, it feels like the start of something special. Bur fate – and Tilly’s father – are soon conspiring against them. Then moneyed older man Marcus appears on the scene… Are Tilly and Ashley star-crossed lovers or simply poles apart?