The perfect summer read for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Dinah Jeffries Will Alba find the music of her heart? Sardinia, 1968. When eleven-year-old Alba Fresu witnesses her father and brother kidnapped by bandits, her previously happy and secure family life is shaken to the core. The pair are eventually released, but the experience leaves Alba deeply disturbed, unable to give voice to her inner turmoil. While accompanying her mother to cleaning jobs, Alba visits the villa of an eccentric Signora and touches the keys of a piano for the first time. She is transported to another world, one where she can finally express emotion too powerful for words alone. She takes secret piano lessons and, against her parents’ wishes, accepts a scholarship to the Rome conservatoire. There she immerses herself in the vibrant world of the city, full of heat and passion she’s never experienced before – and embarks on an affair that will change the course of her life forever. But Alba soon reaches a crossroads, and must decide how to reconcile her musical talent with her longing for love and family… Praise for Sara Alexander: ‘Will leave readers riveted until the explosive conclusion’Publishers Weekly ‘This enchanting novel is a delightful read, perfectly suited for a warm beach with a cold beverage. Readers who enjoy Adriana Trigiani’s historical Italian family sagas will adore Alexander’s debut. ’Booklist
Their passion is forbidden… Her pregnancy? Shocking! The only thing standing between CEO Matteo Combe and his company is Dr Sarina Fellows’s character assessment. She’s dealt with arrogant men like Matteo before and won’t be intimidated. But untouched Sarina isn’t prepared for the intense fire Matteo ignites in her! Succumbing to indescribable pleasure changes everything between them. Especially when she discovers she’s pregnant—with the powerful Italian’s twins!
An outrageous engagement An undeniable desire! Tycoon Matteo Moretti has one goal this Christmas—to land the deal of the century. Rescuing enchanting stranger Rosie from a romantic scandal is honourable. Yet when it puts his deal in jeopardy, Matteo sees only one solution—making this English beauty his fake fiancée! But will the red-hot, yet unexpected connection they share, tempt Matteo to put a ring on Rosie’s finger—for real?
A night in the Italian’s bed… Now she’s pregnant with his babies! To counter a media scandal, billionaire Raffaele di Mancini must marry fiery Vivi Mardas. But when she rejects his convenient proposal, he’s stunned. How can she deny their searing chemistry? Determined to convince Vivi to be his temporary bride, Raffaele’s not above using one night of seduction! But when Vivi discovers she’s carrying his twins, Rafaelle demands she meet him down the aisle—for real!
Her proposal was unexpected… Her choice of groom? Shocking! Katie Collins can’t believe she’s standing in front of notorious playboy, and CEO, Alessandro Zetticci, asking him to marry her—immediately! Desperate to escape the wedding her ruthless foster-father has organised for her, who better to ask for help than his nemesis? It’s only temporary, but when Alessandro tests the boundaries of their arrangement, untouched Katie finds herself awakened to unknown, but oh-so-tempting desire…
Readers love The Ingredients for Happiness! ‘A gorgeous summer read’ ‘Uplifting, funny, romantic and charming’ ‘This book contained all my favourite things – Italian food, entrepreneurship and romance!’ ‘A wonderful, feel good, romantic story’ ‘I really enjoyed every moment of it’ * * * * * * Three sisters, a stash of family recipes, the chance to make their dreams come true… Amanda is about to open her very own café. She has the pastry sorted, but hasn’t a clue about the plumbing. With the love of her life by her side, surely nothing else can go wrong? Sabrina has struck out on her own and is proving to the global music industry she has what it takes. However, balancing the business side of the band with her personal life will end up being more than she bargained for. Louisa is drawing inspiration from the beautiful Amalfi coast, channelling it into creating gorgeous gowns for modern day Sophia Lorens. But putting herself out there in the fashion industry will present its own challenges, even with the ever-supportive Luca by her side. With the right mix of perseverance, love and plenty of Italian delicacies, these three sisters are about to discover that when they support each other, the sky really is the limit!
Their marriage was a solution… Until passion turns it into a problem! Lord and Lady Elmswood’s convenient marriage has allowed them to live separate lives for years. Until larger-than-life Daniel almost dies and Kate must nurse the husband she barely knows back to health…and discover how maddeningly attractive he is! With the clock ticking on his departure, they disagree on everything – except the impossibility of resisting each other!
A powerhouse grimdark fantasy of bloodshed, ambition, and fate, The House of Sacrifice is the thunderous conclusion to Anna Smith Spark's Empires of Dust trilogy, which began with The Court of Broken Knives. Hail Him. Behold Him. Man-killer, life-stealer, death-bringer, life’s thief. All are bound to Him,His word is law. The night coming, the sudden light that makes the eyes blind,Golden one, shining, glorious. Life’s judgement, life’s pleasure, hope’s grave. Marith Altrersyr has won. He cut a path of blood and vengeance and needless violence around the world and now he rules. It is time for Marith to put down his sword, to send home his armies, to grow a beard and become fat. It is time to look to his own house, and to produce an heir. The King of Death must now learn to live. But some things cannot be learnt. The spoils of war turn to ash in the mouths of the Amrath Army and soon they are on the move again. But Marith, lord of lies, dragon-killer, father-killer, has begun to falter and his mind decays. How long can a warlord rotting from within continue to win? As the Army marches on to Sorlost, Thalia’s thoughts turn to home and to the future: a life grows inside her and it is a precious thing – but it grows weak. Why must the sins of the father curse the child? A glorious, ambitious and bloodily brilliant conclusion that threads together a masterful tapestry of language and story, and holding up a piercing reflection on epic fantasy – and those who love it.
She could make a little girl’s wish come true But her secret stands in the way Family’s all Ellery Marshall wants for Christmas. To connect with her long-lost brothers, she travels to Castle Falls and instantly falls for the innkeeper’s five-year-old granddaughter. Carter Bristow—Bea’s handsome father—has given up on love. But Bea hasn’t given up on him, and Ellery could be the answer to her holiday wish to make Daddy happy again.
A ruined lady turned governess… Can she tame the Highlander? Part of Untamed Highlanders. When Frances Goodson is summoned to Scotland to give etiquette lessons she’s not expecting to tutor a handsome laird! The scandal of her past means going home is not an option, so she must help wild, scarred Lachlan MacKinloch win a wealthy London heiress. She’s determined to fulfil her task—and not get distracted by the passion she sees in the powerful Laird’s eyes…