Chocolate…the most irresistible temptation?The Gingerbread Café is all a buzz! This Easter, Lily and the rest of the town of Ashford, Connecticut are planning a truly decadent Chocolate Festival. Cooking up a storm, CeeCee and Lily are not just baking a batch of their sinfully delicious chocolate-dipped gingerbread men, but an excess of chocolate truffles, squidgy, cinnamony hot cross buns and melt in your mouth chocolate eggs. The Gingerbread Café staff have definitely enjoyed the tasting process!Add in Damon’s cute-as-a-button seven year old daughter, Charlie, up for a visit and Lily’s perfect Easter may just be around the corner. Until her ex-husband Joel turns up demanding twenty thousand dollars… Suddenly the future of the Gingerbread Café is not so clear…and Lily finds herself eating far more of The Gingerbread Café’s treats than her skinny jeans allow…Can Lily concoct a brilliant plan to save her beloved café, convince Damon she has no feelings for Joel and still throw a Chocolate Festival the town will be talking about for years? There’s only one way to find out…Welcome back to the warmth, cupcakes and hot chocolate of The Gingerbread Café – your home away from homeThis is the second story in The Gingerbread Café seriesBook 1 – Christmas at the Gingerbread CaféBook 2 – Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread CaféBook 3 – Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread CaféThe Bookshop on the CornerSecrets at the Maple Syrup FarmPraise for Rebecca Raisin'Wow – loved it, loved it, loved it! Having read the first novella Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe I knew I'd love it and I wasn't disappointed. It was just like I was visiting with old friends, Rebecca's descriptions are so vivid I could very well have been stood in the cafe, hugging CeeCee and waddling out after sampling all the different choclatey delights on offer. My mouth literally watered with every turn of the page. …I don't know what I'm going to do whilst waiting for the next book – Christmas is so far away!!' – Crooks on Books'This book is sweet & delicious, and I am looking forward to the next in the series as they end all to quickly!' – All Booked Out‘Christmas at the Gingerbread Café is a lovely, cheery festive read, a good old-fashioned feel-good romance to warm the cockles of your heart. This is one of my favourite Christmas reads of the year.’ – Books with Bunny‘…the perfect read to get you in the mood for Christmas and my mouth was watering after reading about all of the delicious-sounding baking. If you are looking for a Christmassy romance then don’t look any further than Rebecca Raisin’s brilliant debut.’ – Bookbabblers on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe‘Raisin not only excels in creating a festive mood – the tone of family and friends coming together is sweet – but also portrays a lovely winter wonderland setting, where things are covered in snow…It’s definitely an uplifting read.’ – Sam Still Reading on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe‘This is a short and incredibly sweet novella that explores a very endearing and unexpected romance. It is definitely one that will make you laugh and warm your heart, and one that can be happily devoured in one sitting.’ – Louisa’s Reviews on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe‘If you love Christmas, romance and HEA then you will love this sweet novella.This one gets an A.!’ – Clue Review on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
A complete natural history of the Hebrides – an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife.The Hebrides is an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife. Yet, until now, there has been no up-to-date, complete natural history for its many followers to refer to. This title fills the gap.In a style at once both readable and informative the Drs. J. M. and I. L. Boyd cover every aspect of the islands. Starting with a clear explanation of the geology, climate and hydrography, they move on to a fascinating description of the many varies habitats, from the sea and inland waters through to woodlands and moor and hill. Part II deals with the characteristics of individual islands and their species, while in part III the islands are discussed in the context of their relation to people – starting with the old naturalists, and ending on a topical note with the current interest in conservation.
Stern Westmoreland never makes mistakes – until he helps his best friend Jovonnie “Jo Jo” Jones with a makeover… for another man. Now Stern wants Jo Jo for himself.Their attraction is undeniable and there’s only one way to test it: a long, steamy night together as much more than friends!
This bestseller from the country’s number one storyteller is a deeply moving and powerful tale of love and courage.Three strangers are thrown together by chance. It’s an encounter which is destined to change all of their lives for ever.When Ben Morris comes to the aid of Lucy Baker and her daughter Mary, he is intrigued by the story behind their frequent visits to the local graveyard. Later, invited into their home, an old Edwardian place suffused with secrets of the past, Ben hears Lucy’s remarkable tale – one she must tell before it’s too late.The story of Barney Davidson, his family and the part Lucy played in his extraordinary life, is one of a deep, abiding love and an incredible sacrifice.
‘WOW… what a brilliant book… I just loved it.’ 5 stars, Amazon reviewerCan you trust a sister who is a stranger? Ella Matthews has it all. A beautiful house, a charming husband and a precious baby daughter – her life has pretty much turned out exactly as she planned.But when Ella’s mother tragically dies, her perfect life starts to crack. Her mother had been harbouring a life-long secret. Ella has a sister – an older sister – called Colleen.Excited by the thought of no-longer being an only child, Ella can’t wait to find her.But Colleen has a whirlwind past of her own. Desperate to escape her troubles, she is ready to go to any length to start afresh.As their paths collide, someone is keeping secrets… and when Colleen mysteriously disappears without notice, Ella can’t help but question if she should have started looking for her at all…Readers LOVE The Secret Sister‘This is a fast-paced story full of intrigue and heart-stopping moments. Definitely a must-read book!’ 5 stars, The Blonde Plotters‘I was drawn into this story from the start. I found every excuse that I could to get back to reading the book.’ 5 stars, Ginger Book Geek‘Dark and delicious. A genius thriller.’ 5 stars, Netgalley reviewer‘Prepare for an all night read!’ 5 stars, Amazon reviewer‘Enticing and emotional and thoroughly enjoyable.’ 5 stars, Amazon reviewer‘A wonderfully gripping read from start to finish’ 5 stars, Netgalley Reviewer‘I absolutely loved it!’ 5 stars, Netgalley Reviewer‘I highly recommend reading The Secret Sister. It’s intense, quick-paced, has well developed characters, & a plot that’s full of twists. Once I started reading, I could not put it down!!’ 5 stars, Netgalley Reviewer‘Excellent plot, characterization, and even a twist!’ 5 stars, Netgalley Reviewer
Lynn Reilly has landed her dream job as a schoolteacher on beautiful Treasure Island.She should be happy as a clam, but someone is keeping her from enjoying her new life. Her nutty aunt Delphine is determined to set her up with her very eligible (and very cute) neighbor, Reverend Jack Marks. The only problem is…Delphine is a ghost.A meddling aunt is one thing. A relative stirring up trouble from the grave is quite another. Especially when Delphine's matchmaking shenanigans include trickery, humiliation and an alligator named Buster! But with all Delphine's outrageous haunting high jinks, it looks as if Lynn and Mark won't stand a ghost of a chance!
Billionaire bachelor Wyatt McCall left some unfinished business behind when he skipped town fifteen years ago.Like Toni Casale, his former love. Now Brody's Crossing's take-charge mayor, Toni is already putting Wyatt to work for the holidays. But does the bossy blonde know she still takes his breath away? Wyatt is still sexy, still gorgeous–and still pulling those outrageous stunts that made him famous in high school.If she doesn't watch out, Toni will fall for Wyatt all over again. But it may already be too late. Because this time around, the Texas troublemaker is planning something that could reunite him with the woman he loves–and give their hometown a Christmas they'll never forget!
From innocent in distress…To convenient princessTo escape her overprotective family, sweet-natured Zoe Mardas heads to the desert kingdom of Maraban for an adventure. But she’s kidnapped on arrival! Zoe is saved by mysterious and devastatingly handsome Raj—the nation’s exiled Prince. The attraction between them is instant—and fiery like the desert sun! Yet her rescue comes with a price: to save them both from a political scandal, Zoe must become Raj’s virgin bride…
Rancher, security expert, family man. Cinco Gentry has already had enough excitement for one lifetime. Now all he wants is to run his ranch – and his family – without any complications. Until the arrival of U.S. Air Force Captain Meredith Powell changes everything.Forced to stay at the ranch for her own safety, she resists Cinco at every turn, until danger drives her into his passionate embrace. But will the sexy cowboy be enough to satisfy her thirst for adventure once the danger is gone?
Cesare Saracino is bent on revenge!He doesn't realize that the woman he forces back to Italy is not the thief, but her identical twin, Milly Lee. With Cesare watching her every move, the usually mousy Milly struggles to masquerade as her sexy twin. And when desire unexpectedly flares between them, Milly is powerless to refuse Cesare's advances.Will the truth come out in the heat of passion?