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The Captain's Daughter
Author: Victoria Cornwall
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781893810
Pages: 320
Year: 2017-10-03
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Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, 1868. Janey Carhart is the middle-class daughter of a captain, but a family tragedy for which she was blamed led to her being cast out by her one remaining relative. Determined to make something of herself, Janey finds work as a lady’s maid at the imposing Bosvenna Manor on the edge of Bodmin Moor. There, Janey lives a lonely existence caring for Lady Brockenshaw who is blind, whilst being shunned by the other serving staff. But then Janey catches the attention of two men – James Brockenshaw and Daniel Kellow. James is Lady Brockenshaw’s son, whose eloquent letters to his mother warm Janey’s heart. Daniel works on a neighbouring farm. On the surface, his rugged looks and the lascivious rumours that surround him suggest he is nothing but trouble. But are appearances deceptive? And will Janey find out the hard way that not everything is what it seems?
The Captain's Daughter
Author: Leah Fleming
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857203436
Pages: 576
Year: 2012-01-19
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FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE LAST PEARL AND DANCING AT THE VICTORY CAFE, this is a beautiful novel about family secrets, betrayals and redemption. The secrets in a woman's heart are deeper than the ocean… For May Smith, travelling with her husband and baby girl Ellen, stepping foot on the Titanic marks the start of an incredible journey, one which is destined to take her from the back streets of Bolton to the land of opportunity: the United States. But when the 'unsinkable' Titanic hits an iceberg one cold dark night, May's dreams are instantly shattered. Jumping from the sinking ship at the last minute, May loses sight of Joe and Ellen. Distraught, she is pulled into a lifeboat. Minutes later, the real-life Captain Smith swims to the lifeboat and hands May a baby swaddled in blankets. This rescue is witnessed by fellow survivor, Celeste Parkes, married to an American industrialist who is on her way back to Ohio after her mother's funeral. In horror, they both watch the death throes of the mighty ship; May traumatised, knowing her husband has drowned, Celeste wishing her bully of a husband had been on board and out of her life. As the dawn comes up, and the two women are rescued by the Carpathia, a friendship is formed, one which is destined to transcend the Atlantic and social differences between them and last a lifetime. Then May makes a shocking discovery and a split-second decision which will change the lives of many. Praise for Leah Fleming 'I enjoyed it enormously.It's a moving and compelling story about a lifetime's journey in search of the truth' RACHEL HORE 'A born storyteller' KATE ATKINSON
The Thief's Daughter
Author: Victoria Cornwall
Publisher: Choc Lit Limited
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).
The Girl in the Photograph
Author: Kirsty Ferry
Publisher: Choc Lit
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.
Watch for Me at Christmas
Author: Kirsty Ferry
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781894337
Pages: 150
Year: 2018-10-23
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When midwinter magic brings you home for Christmas … When Emmy Berry arrives at Hartsford Hall to work at the Frost Fayre she immediately feels at home. Which is odd because she’s never set foot in the place in her life. Then a freak blizzard leaves her stranded and things get even weirder when she bumps into Tom Howard. Tom and Emmy have never met before but neither can ignore the sense that they know each other. With Christmas fast approaching and the weather showing no sign of improving it soon becomes apparent that Hartsford Hall has a little bit of midwinter magic in store for them both …
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 …
Watch For Me By Candlelight (Choc Lit)
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 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?
The Daughter of River Valley
Author: Victoria Cornwall
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781893799
Pages: 200
Year: 2018-07-17
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Can you trust a man with no name? Cornwall, 1861 Beth Jago appears to have the idyllic life, she has a trade to earn a living and a cottage of her own in Cornwall’s beautiful River Valley. Yet appearances can be deceptive … Beth has a secret. Since inheriting her isolated cottage she’s been receiving threats, so when she finds a man in her home she acts on her instincts. One frying pan to the head and she has robbed the handsome stranger of his memory and almost killed him. Fearful he may die, she reluctantly nurses the intruder back to health. Yet can she trust the man with no name who has entered her life, or is he as dangerous as his nightmares suggest? As they learn to trust one another, the outside threats worsen. Are they linked to the man with no past? Or is the real danger still outside waiting … and watching them both?
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 . . .
The Girl in the Painting
Author: Kirsty Ferry
Publisher: Choc Lit Limited
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.
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 Wedding Reject Table
Author: Angela Britnell
Publisher: Linford
ISBN: 1444837478
Pages: 256
Year: 2018-01-07
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When Maggie Taylor, a cake decorator, and Chad Robertson, a lawyer from Nashville, meet at a wedding in Cornwall, it's not under the best circumstances. They have both been assigned to 'the reject table' alongside a toxic collection of grumpy great-aunts, bitter divorcees and stuffy organists. Maggie has grown used to being the reject, though when Chad helps her out of a wedding cake disaster she begins to wonder whether the future could hold more for her. But will Chad be strong enough to deal with the other problems in Maggie's life?
A Little Christmas Faith (Choc Lit)
Author: Kathryn Freeman
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781894108
Pages: 200
Year: 2017-10-24
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Is it time to love Christmas again? Faith Watkins loves Christmas, which is why she’s thrilled that her new hotel in the Lake District will be open in time for the festive season. And Faith has gone all out; huge Christmas tree, fairy lights, an entire family of decorative reindeer. Now all she needs are the guests … But what she didn’t bank on was her first paying customer being someone like Adam Hunter. Rugged, powerfully built and with a deep sadness in his eyes, Adam is a man that Faith is immediately drawn to – but unfortunately he also has an intense hatred of all things Christmassy. As the countdown to the big day begins, Faith can’t seem to keep away from her mysterious guest, but still finds herself with more questions than answers: just what happened to Adam Hunter? And why does he hate Christmas so much?
Here Comes the Best Man
Author: Angela Britnell
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781894124
Year: 2018-07-10
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Being the best man is a lot to live up to … When troubled army veteran and musician Josh Robertson returns home to Nashville to be the best man at his younger brother Chad’s wedding he’s just sure that he’s going to mess it all up somehow. But when it becomes clear that the wedding might not be going to plan, it’s up to Josh and fellow guest Louise Giles to make sure that Chad and his wife-to-be Maggie get their perfect day. Can Josh be the best man his brother needs? And is there somebody else who is beginning to realise that Josh could be her ‘best man’ too?