Mel’s dreams of opening a cosy little coffee shop are finally coming true! She’s determined to serve the best flat whites and crumbly pastries in Devon – and nothing, not even local pub owner Tony or his fancy new coffee machine, will stand in her way.
The trouble is, her mother is coming to town, and Mel’s in desperate need of an instant boyfriend. And whilst Tony might be her business rival, he’s also totally gorgeous and would make the perfect fake fiancé...
A deal’s a deal, surely there’s no chance that Mel could actually fall in love with Tony?
The most magical time of the year...The most magical time of the year...
Josie Donnelly spends most years pretending that Christmas doesn’t even happen! So, she hopes that the sleepy village of Sunnycombe will be the perfect place to escape the festivities...
Or so she thought! Spending time with (far too handsome) bakery owner Callan Stewart and his young daughter, Mia, makes her long for the family Christmas she’s missed out on.
Could the little bakery on the hill be her own recipe for a happy ever after this year...?
Perfect for fans of Caroline Roberts, Cathy Bramley and Heidi Swain.Praise for The Little Bakery of Hopes and Dreams:
‘I loved every second of this book...pure magic!’ Rachel’s Random Reads
‘Gives me all those warm and fuzzy feelings’ Wildflower Books
‘A great book to curl up with on a cold wintery day’ Roberta Reads
‘Definitely give this book a read!’ Being Unique Books
Sophie Jones loves her little bookshop at Herring Cove. She’ll never give it up to big property developer, Alexander Fletcher – no matter how handsome he might be...
Yet beneath Alex’s sharp suit and persuasive manner, there’s something about him that makes Sophie want to trust him.
So when he offers to help make her little shop a success again, she wonders whether this could be the start of something wonderful for both Sophie and Alex – together?
Perfect for fans of Caroline Roberts, Cathy Bramley and Heidi Swain.Readers LOVE The Little Bookshop at Herring Cove:
‘Loved this book. Great characters, easy read, uplifting, funny, romantic and charming...the perfect summer read.’ Beanie, NetGalley reviewer
‘I fell in love with Herring Cove and its residents. Kellie Hailes managed to bring this vibrant little village to life and the fact that there was a quaint little bookshop at the heart of the story was a bonus.’ Rachel, NetGalley reviewer
‘A page turner from start to finish.’ Ruth, NetGalley reviewer
‘Kellie Hailes knocked it out of the park with this cutesy summer read.’ Carrie, NetGalley reviewer
‘This is such a sweet love story, that your heart just melts!’ Debbie, NetGalley reviewer
‘The perfect novel to read on a rainy day or sitting by the pool!’ The Cosiest Corner
‘A fun and charming read that I couldn’t put down. This book definitely didn’t disappoint...I need to find more books by Kellie Hailes.’ Vikkie, NetGalley reviewer
Poppy and Ben have been best friends forever and now they’re embarking on a new adventure together – opening a joint unicorn gift shop and cafe. Ben has one rule; no unicorn paraphernalia is to cross into his tea shop. But Poppy has other ideas...
They’ve always been there for each other, at least until Poppy went travelling around the world – without Ben. But now she’s back and she’s determined to stay put, bringing a little bit of magic back into Ben’s life.
Can they go back to the way things once were or will the years of distance stand in the way of their new shop and blossoming romance?Readers love Kellie Hailes:
‘a feel-good read powered by the magic of unicorns’
‘'The Little Unicorn Gift Shop' is the perfect antidote to a rainy day.’
‘I cannot recommend this book enough, I want to read it all over again - utterly divine!’
‘a delightful, warm, tender and fun contemporary novel’
‘a heart-warming read’
She'll have to let go of the past in order to find a love that could last a lifetime.
All I wanted when I moved to Fairhope was to disappear. I wanted to become a ghost. A stranger to everyone who knew me before, including my parents. Especially my parents. I never expected to become someone. A friend. A faithful employee. A scholar. And least of all, a lover. Love is a word I never truly understood until I moved here and witnessed it with my own eyes. My own heart.
I always believed love was a fairy tale, and now that I'm starting to fall for Fairhope's most eligible billionaire, Preston Wright, it all feels like some cruel joke. A dream I need to shake myself out of before it's too late. Before I make the same mistakes my mother made and end up right back where I started.
I know I should stay as far away from him as possible, but fate keeps pulling us back together. I've never been so afraid of something in my life. And I've never wanted someone more.
This is Book 4 of the Fairhope series. While each book can be read as a stand-alone, some characters, interactions, and events will be more meaningful if you follow this series from the beginning. The series is now complete!
Book 1: The Trouble With Goodbye (FREE!!)
Book 2: The Moment We Began
Book 3: A Season For Hope
Book 4: The Fear of Letting Go
Book 5. A Life With No Regrets
Book 6: The Trouble With I Do
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank’s Carolina Lowcountry in this evocative tale that returns at long last to her beloved Sullivans Island.
Beekeeper Holly McNee Jensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivans Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she’s a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she’s quite ill but that doesn’t stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly’s sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly’s escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie.
Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what’s happening in their neighbor’s home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they’ll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will.
Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry Tale—warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her twentieth novel, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart.
“Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades." — New York Times
A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home to Maycomb, Alabama from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience.
Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of the late Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.
When Luke Nash runs into Stetson Miller down at the feed store, he never expects his friend to strong-arm him into spending Christmas at the Miller farm. Luke has no patience for Christmas cheer or Yuletide song. And the rugged cowboy definitely has no desire to kiss a girl under the mistletoe. No matter how infuriatingly pretty she might be.
A city girl who loves Christmas…
Bonnie Patterson adores Christmas, so when her best friend Jennifer invites her to spend Christmas at the Miller farm, she jumps at the chance. When she sets out for the snowy country town, she has visions dancing in her head of cozy nights by a crackling fire, not of a hot cowboy with an ice-cold heart.
The Storm of the Century…
Instead of a peaceful holiday in the country, Bonnie gets stranded at the Miller farm by a blizzard. Even worse, she’s snowed-in with Luke, an arrogant, impossible, but damn sexy cowboy.
When the sparks fly, will two people who are oh-so-different find their own Christmas miracle?
Blizzard of Love is the second novella in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. This is a sweeter romance with minimal sex and mild language. Enjoy!
KEYWORDS: absentee parent, animal, animals, beautiful, best friends, blizzard, book, books, celebration, celebrations, Christmas, city girl, contemporary, country, country boy, country western, cowboy, current day, dog, drama, ebook, ebooks, enemies-to-lovers, family, farm, farm dog, farmer, farmers, farms, father, forest, friendship, handsome, happily ever after, holiday, holidays, hot, housekeeper, Idaho, Idahoan, kind, Long Valley, love, loyal, marriage, marry, mountain ranges, mountainous, mountains, novella, opposites attract, outsider, pet, petite, pine trees, proposal, propose, ranch, rancher, ranchers, ranches, range, romance, rural, saga, Sawyer Idaho, secrets, series, sexy, siblings, sledding, small business owner, small town, snow, snowing, snowstorm, steamy, stories, story, strong, stubborn, western, western states, winter, winter fun, hunk, hunky, fiction, kisses, kissing, mistletoe, sweet romance, boss, estranged mother, estranged father, families, family farm, lanky, muscular, tall, thoughtful
If he could turn back time, Declan would do things differently. For one, he would've never let go of Iris Blue McLain, the only woman he’s ever loved. Fifteen long and lonely years, and the ache in his heart is as painful as ever.
When he sees her for the first time since they parted, she’s every bit as pretty as she was years ago. No, she’s even prettier. From across the crowded room, she steals his breath. Same silken, flame-colored hair. Same summer-blue eyes and almost the same smile, only now, there’s a hint of sadness.
But when he asks her to dance, she wastes no time giving him the brush off.
She’ll protect her heart, no matter the cost…
The years haven’t been kind to Iris. It all started when Declan broke up with her, leaving her heart shattered. After her car wreck, things went from bad to worse. Now, to top it all off, Declan strolls back into her life, acting like he’s got a right to be there. She can’t risk a second heartbreak. But some things never change, like the way his eyes remind her of his slow seduction, or his work-roughened hands that promise a gentle caress.
For a moment, the years melt away and Iris wonders if she and Declan might have a second chance. But time can’t heal all wounds, and for two broken people, the secrets of the past threaten to break them once again.
Returning for Love is the fourth novel in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. Enjoy!
KEYWORDS: accident, animal, animals, babies, barn, beautiful, best friends, book, books, brothers, cancer treatments, car wreck, cat, celebration, celebrations, children, Christmas, contemporary, country, country boy, country western, cowboy, cripple, current day, disabled, doctor, drama, dyslexia, ebook, ebooks, families, family, family farm, family feud, farm, farmer, farmers, farms, father, friendship, handsome, happily ever after, high school, hospital, hot, hunk, hunky, Idaho, Idahoan, kind, kitten, lanky, learning disabilities, legacy, Long Valley, love, loyal, medical, muscular, novel, nurse, orphan, pet, petite, pig, pigs, pine trees, rivalry, romance, rural, saga, Sawyer Idaho, second chance, secrets, series, sexy, siblings, sisters, small business owner, small town, steamy, stories, story, strong, stubborn, sweethearts, tall, thoughtful, veterinarian, veterinarians, vets, western, western states, winter, winter fun, fiction, kisses, kissing, death of a parent, gossip, lust
The moment they both believe all hope is lost is the moment something real finally begins.
I have loved Mason Trent for years, but I've only been sleeping with him for one.
None of my friends know about our secret passion. He's in my bed one night and in the arms of someone else the next. And it's tearing me apart.
I've done everything I can think of to make him mine, but the more I cling to him, the harder he pushes me away. I'm spiraling out of control, not sure how much more of this I can take. A girl can only bend so far until she breaks. And when I do, I break completely. I'm talking about one night of bad decisions, all leading to a my-world-will-never-be-the-same kind of moment. A moment where I need Mason more than ever. True to form, though, he's running.
But I intend to go with him this time. I'm willing to leave my money, my family, my friends behind for this one last chance to see if he could ever really love me the way I deserve to be loved. I'm willing to sacrifice forever if it means one real moment with him.
Each book in the Fairhope series can stand-alone, but you'll see updates on your favorite characters throughout each book, so read them in order to get the most out of the series!
This is a full-length novel of 80,000 words.
**Due to sexual content, this book is best suited to readers 16+**
Don't Miss the rest of the Fairhope series:
1. The Trouble With Goodbye (Free)
2. The Moment We Began
3. A Season For Hope
4. The Fear of Letting Go
5. A Life With No Regrets
6. The Trouble With I Do
Caleb has made her life difficult ever since he arrested her over a decade ago, and her one wish is that he leaves her alone—while they both continue to deny the attraction that sparks between them every time they meet.
Her wishes are dashed when her bakery is robbed. To make matters worse? Caleb is assigned to the case—and now he’s the officer charged to protect Megan from a dangerous criminal.
Caleb Thornton decided to become a police officer to atone for a tragic adolescent mistake. As part of the famously rich and privileged Thornton family, he’s always been aware of how he can never measure up to his family’s expectations.
As a result, he follows the letter of the law in both his job and his personal life—except when it comes to the beautiful and fiery Megan. She makes him yearn for something more, and she attracts him as much as she frustrates him. When Caleb is assigned to watch over Megan, he’s forced to reconcile the feelings he’s harbored for her for years.
But as danger draws closer to Fair Haven, Megan and Caleb must come to grips with the past—or risk losing the love of a lifetime.
In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked corpse of an unidentified teenager. There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime.
Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC.
Includes a new foreword by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of its publication.
They can’t spend their whole lives running from love…
I can't get hurt again. I fell in love once a long time ago, and I almost didn't survive it. I'm not sure I can go through that again, but every time Colton walks into this bar, I feel myself giving into him a little bit more. I've worked so hard to make my life safe. To never do anything I might someday regret.
But when it comes to Colton, I'm not sure how much longer I can resist him.
I'm the life of the party. The guy you come to when you want to have a good time, no strings attached. But what if I want more? Jo is the most beautiful, most complicated woman I've ever met in my life. She's also my boss. And no matter how hard I try to break through the walls she's built around herself, she keeps putting them right back up.
I'm determined to get to know the real Jo, and while I'm not giving up any time soon, I only hope I can be the man she needs me to be when the time comes.
Jo hides from everyone and everything, terrified of getting hurt again. Colton is an open book, scared of never finding the one connection that will be strong enough to last. When tragedy strikes and they are both left reeling in its wake, will they learn to lean on each other? Or will the fear of regret push them apart forever?
This is Book 5 of the Fairhope Small Town Romance series, Each book in the Fairhope series can stand-alone, but you'll see updates on your favorite characters throughout each book, so read them in order to get the most out of the series!
1) The Trouble With Goodbye (*FREE)
2) The Moment We Began
3) A Season For Hope
4) The Fear of Letting Go
5) A Life With No Regrets
6) The Trouble With I Do
When Mark overhears Abby's lie, he decides to cut her a deal: to keep his silence regarding their make-believe relationship, she'll come to live with him on his ranch until his broken arm heals.
Despite her wounded pride and initial trepidation, Abby can’t help but begin to fall for the guarded Thornton brother as the days pass on his ranch.
The black sheep of the family, Mark makes no secret that he prefers horses over people. His brusque exterior, though, only conceals hidden depths and a wounded heart that Abby understands all too clearly.
As feelings start to bloom between them, neither is sure what is real and what’s make-believe. Yet the sizzling attraction between them is anything but fake, and with every kiss and every touch, they fall harder for each other.
But as their pasts begin to creep toward them, unearthing secrets both would rather keep buried, Abby and Mark must learn to trust each other—or risk losing the love both never knew they needed.