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The Truth Lies Buried
Author: Morton S. Gray
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781894035
Year: 2018-03-11
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Two children in a police waiting room, two distressed mothers, a memory only half remembered … When Jenny Simpson returns to the seaside town of Borteen, her childhood home, it’s for a less than happy reason. But it’s also a chance for her to start again. A new job leads to her working for Carver Rodgers, a man who lives alone in a house that looks like it comes from the pages of a fairy tale – until you see the disaster zone inside … As Jenny gets to know Carver she begins to unravel the sadness that has led to his chaotic existence. Gradually they realise they have something in common that is impossible to ignore – and it all links back to a meeting in at a police station many years before. Could the truth lie just beneath their feet?
Watch For Me By Moonlight
Author: Kirsty Ferry
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781893896
Pages: 320
Year: 2018-04-03
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“The stars are aligning and it’s time again …” Working at the Folk Museum in Hartsford village means that Kate Howard is surrounded by all sorts of unusual vintage items. Of course she has her favourites; particularly the Victorian ice skates with a name – ‘CAT’ – mysteriously painted on the sides. But what Kate doesn’t realise is how much she has in common with Catriona Aphrodite Tredegar, the original owner of the skates, or how their lives will become strangely entwined. All Kate knows is that as soon as she bumps into farrier Theo Kent, things start getting weird: there’s the vivid, disconcerting visions and then of course the overwhelming sense that she’s met Theo before …
The Girl in the Painting
Author: Kirsty Ferry
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781892733
Pages: 305
Year: 2016-03-07
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A mysterious Victorian diary connects a young romantic in contemporary London to a woman who died a century ago. While visiting the Tate Britain museum, Cori Keeling can’t take her eyes off her favorite Pre-Raphaelite painting: John Everett Millais’s Ophelia. But it’s Cori herself who catches the eye of gallery worker and aspiring artist Simon Daniels. He’s immediately struck by Cori’s resemblance to the red-haired beauty in the nineteenth-century masterwork. While the haunting painting holds the power to bring Cori and Simon together, for Cori it has become an obsession—one that has led her to a mysterious diary from a century ago. Within its pages, a woman named Daisy hid a shocking secret. The further Cori reads, the clearer it becomes that Daisy will stop at nothing to be heard—and she’s crying out for Daisy to help her. As the ghosts of the past envelop Cori and Simon, they’ll discover the truth about the girl in the painting, the woman in the diary—and Cori’s own chilling connection to both of them.
The Girl in the Photograph
Author: Kirsty Ferry
Publisher: Choc Lit Limited
ISBN: 1781893659
Pages: 297
Year: 2017-03-07
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A woman’s love of impressionist art draws her into a ghostly mystery along the North Yorkshire coastline. Staying alone in a sprawling, long-abandoned estate in Yorkshire would be madness to some. On the other hand, art enthusiast Lissy de Luca is looking forward to the isolation—and to beginning her research into the Staithes Group. It was here, more than a century ago, that the roiling seas and towering cliffs inspired the artistic passions of the famed commune. For Lissy, one of the most inspiring sights is the imposing Sea Scarr Hall itself—but the longer she stays, the stranger things get. There is the lonely figure who strolls the cove at night, and a hidden painting that is both seductive and unnerving. And then there’s the photograph Lissy finds of a young girl—one so unnaturally beautiful and so eerily familiar. Each discovery is leading Lissy to a chilling conclusion. She’s not alone at all. Those who once occupied the shadows of the manor house have a message for her. And they’re going to make sure she gets it. It’s a matter of life and death.
One Dark Lie
Author: Clare Chase
Publisher: Death by Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781893306
Pages: 300
Year: 2016-12-13
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The truth can hurt, and sometimes it leads to murder … After becoming embroiled in a murder investigation, Nate Bastable and Ruby Fawcett have decided to opt for the quiet life. But crime has a habit of following them around. When her work dries up, Ruby finds herself accepting a job researching and writing about Diana Patrick-John, a colourful and enigmatic Cambridge academic. Simple enough. But then there’s the small fact that Diana was found dead in suspicious circumstances in her home – the very place where Ruby has now been invited to stay. As she begins to uncover Diana’s secret life, Ruby’s sleuthing instinct kicks in, leaving her open to danger and retribution. But can she rely on Nate to support her? Especially when his behaviour has become increasingly distant and strange, almost as though he had something to hide …
A Stranger's House
Author: Clare Chase
Publisher: Death by Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781892598
Pages: 307
Year: 2016-12-13
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A desperate young woman stumbles into a household of secrets, lies, and murder . . . in a thriller that will keep readers guessing until the end. After her boyfriend breaks her heart with a careless tryst, Ruby Fawcett has no option but to move out of their home. With nowhere else to go and no means of support, a job house-sitting in Cambridge, England, seems like the perfect solution. But her solution is far from perfect, as she learns that the absent homeowner is well known for his strict and callous demeanor. And when her curiosity overrides her good sense, Ruby decides to do a little snooping about the house—and into its sinister owner. But Ruby’s boss, rugged former PI Nate Bastable, has his own concerns. As the two investigate, Ruby begins to suspect that his worry for her safety is more than just professional—and that someone else will do anything to stop them from uncovering the truth . . .
Little Teashop of Horrors
Author: Jane Lovering
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 178189308X
Pages: 288
Year: 2017-03-28
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Secrets, lies, carrot cake – and an owl called Skrillex! Amy Knowles has always been the plain sidekick to her pretty best friend Jules. And whilst the tearoom they both work in on the Monkpark Hall estate in Yorkshire is not exactly awash with eligible bachelors, it’s obvious where the male attention is concentrated – and it’s not just on the cakes! There is one man who notices Amy. Joshua Wilson also works at Monkpark, where he flies his birds of prey for visitor entertainment. He lives a lonely existence but he has reasons for choosing isolation – and, in Amy, he may have found somebody who understands. Then a management change brings slick and well-spoken Edmund Evershott to Monkpark. He’s interested in Amy too, but for what reason? Josh suspects the new manager is up to no good – but will Amy? Because Edmund could leave her with much worse than a broken heart …
The Importance of Being Emma
Author: Juliet Archer
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 190693150X
Pages: 210
Year: 2011-11-01
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An “ingenious” twist on the classic Emma with characters “Jane Austen herself would have loved” (Joanna Trollope). True, Emma Woodhouse crushed on her ridiculously sexy brother-in-law, Mark Knightley, when she was a clueless schoolgirl. But with an MBA from Harvard and a burgeoning career as marketing director for the family food business in Highbury, she’s become a self-assured young woman—totally immune to the Knightley charms. Besides, the man of Emma’s new dreams is television chef Flynn Churchill. When Mark is hired as Emma’s new company advisor and mentor, he likes the idea of getting closer to the girl he once dismissed as a “little sister.” Especially now that she grown into a woman so irresistible—not to mention obstinate, exasperating, resistant to his advice, and totally impervious when it comes to the rules of attraction and desire. Emma only thinks her heart is set on Churchill. Now it’s up to Mark to reset. “Juliet Archer has reinvented [Emma] for a 21st-century audience . . . with breathtaking charm and verve.” —Jane Austen Regency World Magazine “Perfect for reading on a hot, lazy afternoon. Like a single piece of good chocolate, it’s a sweet treat that you won’t regret later.” —Austenblog
The Highwayman's Daughter
Author: Henriette Gyland
Publisher: Choc Lit Limited
ISBN: 1781890730
Pages: 336
Year: 2014-04-03
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A rousing Georgian romance of love and larceny from an award-winning author. Jack Blythe, heir to the Earl of Lampton, is a man who loves a good bet. He’s given the opportunity for one when a masked woman, brandishing a pistol and dressed as a gentleman of the road, holds up his carriage in Hounslow Heath. Now he’s entered a wager with his profligate cousin: whoever tracks down and captures the beautiful outlaw first wins. But the determined nobleman is risking much more than a hundred guineas . . . As Jack and the elusive highwaywoman, Cora Mardell, enter into a swashbuckling game of cat and mouse, he discovers that behind the mask is a virtuous and selfless peasant, living in the shadow of fiercely guarded secrets. Now, the one woman Jack vows to bring to justice has become a lovely and vulnerable mystery he must solve and protect. But how far can he trust a desperate thief who’s already stolen his heart?
The Thief's Daughter
Author: Victoria Cornwall
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781893187
Pages: 314
Year: 2017-01-03
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A woman driven to crime finds love with a man of the law in this tale of eighteenth-century Cornwall, “full of twists and turns” (Buried Under Romance). England, 1779. Though many citizens of Cornwall have resorted to smuggling as their only means of survival, Jenna Cartwright has determined to always abide the law. But when her brother is sent to debtor’s prison, Jenna must do whatever it takes to free him. Housekeeping by day for one Jack Penhale, she joins a gang of violent brigands each night on Cornwall’s rocky coast. A professional thief-taker, Jack knows to keep his business private, even from his charming new housekeeper. He has come to Cornwall to find the criminals who killed his father, but his mind keeps returning to Jenna’s innocent, bewitching smile. As their lives become entangled, and the worlds of justice and crime collide, the love-struck pair must decide where their allegiances lie. This “striking” tale of passion and survival brings to life an unforgettable time and place in history (Historical Novel Society).
House of Christmas Secrets (Choc Lit)
Author: Lynda Stacey
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781893756
Pages: 230
Year: 2017-12-05
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This year we’re just going to have a nice, normal Christmas … Last year’s Christmas at Wrea Head Hall didn’t quite go to plan which is why Jess Croft is determined this festive season will be the one to remember, for the right reasons. And she has plenty of reasons to be hopeful – she’s going to marry the man of her dreams, Jack Stone, seven days after New Year’s Eve. However, as family secrets are revealed in hidden letters and two unexpected guests turn up on the doorstep, Jess is left wondering whether her life will ever be the same again. Can Jess and Jack still experience a peaceful festive season that they had imagined or are there some problems that even Christmas can’t fix?
The Social Life of Coffee
Author: Brian Cowan
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300133502
Pages: 384
Year: 2008-10-01
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What induced the British to adopt foreign coffee-drinking customs in the seventeenth century? Why did an entirely new social institution, the coffeehouse, emerge as the primary place for consumption of this new drink? In this lively book, Brian Cowan locates the answers to these questions in the particularly British combination of curiosity, commerce, and civil society. Cowan provides the definitive account of the origins of coffee drinking and coffeehouse society, and in so doing he reshapes our understanding of the commercial and consumer revolutions in Britain during the long Stuart century. Britain’s virtuosi, gentlemanly patrons of the arts and sciences, were profoundly interested in things strange and exotic. Cowan explores how such virtuosi spurred initial consumer interest in coffee and invented the social template for the first coffeehouses. As the coffeehouse evolved, rising to take a central role in British commercial and civil society, the virtuosi were also transformed by their own invention.
The Velvet Cloak of Moonlight (Choc Lit)
Author: Christina Courtenay
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781893128
Pages: 320
Year: 2016-10-07
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"As the velvet cloak of moonlight settled over the ruined towers of Raglan Castle, the shadows beneath them stirred ..." When newly widowed Tess visits Raglan Castle, she experiences an extraordinary vision that transports her to seventeenth-century Wales and a castle on the brink of a siege. Even when Tess leaves Raglan to return to Merrick Court, her late husband’s home, the strange dreams continue as her life becomes increasingly intertwined with the past. And when the new owner of the estate arrives - New Zealander Josh Owens - the parallels become even more obvious. But perhaps the visions aren’t just trying to tell their own story, maybe they’re also giving a warning …
Ulysses (Annotated)
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736813767
Pages: 1064
Year: 2014-05-22
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Ulysses (1922) is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, in Paris. Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel... he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions. One of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking." Written over a seven-year period from 1914 to 1921. No book has ever been more eagerly and curiously awaited by the strange little inner circle of book-lovers and littérateurs than James Joyce's "Ulysses".
The Girl on the Beach
Author: Morton S. Gray
Publisher: Choc Lit Limited
ISBN: 1781893144
Pages: 244
Year: 2017-01-24
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An award-winning novel of romantic suspense: Is she going mad? Or is she really falling in love with a dead man? Ellie Golden has fled to an English coastal village to pursue her artistic ambitions and leave her troubling past behind. Yet memories are stirred when she meets Harry Dixon, the handsome headmaster of her son’s new school. Ellie knows in her heart and soul that he’s her former lover, Ben Rivers. What they shared on the beach that night is unforgettable. But Ben has been dead for years. For a woman trying to start over, Harry’s presence is deeply disturbing. Even more disturbing is his insistence that he’s never met Ellie before in his life. At least that’s what he says . . . Ellie has other reasons to be unsettled. Someone else from her past lurks in the shadows of her new life, waiting to strike. Now the only man Ellie can trust is the mysterious Harry Dixon—unless his secrets prove to be just as threatening.

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