Lucy’s Little Village Book Club: A heartwarming feel good romance novel

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Sometimes you’ve got to run away to find yourself… 

Twenty-four-year-old Lucy needs a fresh start. Forever single and frustrated with her studies she gives up everything to run a little library in the leafy village of Tilley Moreton. 

Lucy loves reading almost as much as she loves fixing other people’s problems, so starting a book club seems like the perfect opportunity to do both. As she meets her new members, it’s clear she’s going to have her work cut out for her. Handsome but silent Callum is the biggest puzzle of them all... 

But Lucy’s meddling begins to cause more problems than it solves, and no one is more surprised than Lucy when Callum steps in to help. Could there be more to him than people think? 

As Callum and Lucy start working together to fix the broken hearts of the library’s most loyal customers, the first sparks of romance begin to fly.

Can they right all the trouble Lucy has created, and might there be a chance for a happy ending of their own?

An utterly uplifting, emotional page-turner that will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your face. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan and Milly Johnson. 

What readers are saying about Lucy’s Little Village Book Club:


‘One of the most heartfelt and captivating books I have read this year. Beautifully emotional, this book has it all. Such a joy to devour and I recommend this book with all of my heart.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars 

‘This is the perfect read for book lovers everywhere… Books, friendship and a sprinkling of romance, the perfect feel good combo.’ Heidi Swain, author of Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair

‘What delightful treat the book was...in fact it was a warm hug of a story, a joy from beginning to end.’ Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House

My favourite book of 2017. A must buy, must read for all. I have so much love for this book… I wanted to stay up late into the night just to finish it. Something that I haven’t wanted to do for a loooonnnnggg time…This book is simply magical. I laughed, I smiled and I cried. I was left with a massive smile on my face… I absolutely adored this book and it will get a massive 5 out of 5 from me.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

A real page turner and I read it in one sitting! At one point the tears were rolling down my face…This is the first book I've read from Emma and I can guarantee it won't be the last!’ The Introverted Mum, 5 stars

‘A thoroughly delightful, warm read with an engaging cast of characters. You can't help but root for a happy ending!’ Talli Roland, author of The Pollyanna Plan 

‘This is a heart-warming book that has exciting twists, a sweet love story and finding empowerment through an unexpected group of friends… It's a beautiful story of finding your tribe. I enjoyed it immensely!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I couldn't put it down. Such a lovely cast of characters which truly come alive on the page. I felt that I was right there with them... This is a truly wonderful novel. Emma Davies delivers an exceptional tale… I can't wait for the next release! Ailish’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘My first book from Emma Davies, and it most certainly won’t be the last: heart, humour, tears and hope all shine here and make this a favourite read.’ I am, Indeed, 5 stars 

It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me think. A book with a smile and a message of hope and positivity. A treasure of a book that rarely comes along. One of my 5** reads of the year... A wonderful read, a perfect present.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars

This book was previously titled Lucy's Book Club for the Lost and Found

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Publisher
Bookouture
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Published on
Nov 24, 2017
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Pages
295
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ISBN
9781786813213
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Following a scandal at her high-flying PR agency, twenty-six-year-old Maddie flees London to help promote what she thinks is going to be a luxurious holiday retreat in the countryside. Everything is riding on her making a success of this new job…

Yet when she arrives, Maddie is horrified to find a rundown old farm in a terrible state. The brooding and secretive owner, Seth, spent all his money on leasing the land when he fell in love with the beautiful, dishevelled farm cottages and the very romantic story behind them.

When Maddie discovers an old oil painting by the original owner’s wife, she unlocks the secret of the farm’s history and quickly realises she must start getting her hands dirty if this very special place is going to have any chance of survival. As she and Seth begin working together, the stunning view from the top of the hill is not the only thing that’s leaving her breathless…

After weeks of hard work the dream looks like it might become a reality, until a secret from Maddie’s past threatens to snatch it all away again. Can Maddie find a way to save the business and herself? Will she finally find a place to keep her heart within the crumbling walls of the little cottage on the hill?

 

Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson who are looking to escape to the countryside and fall in love watching the seasons change.

 

What readers are saying about The Little Cottage on the Hill:

 

‘A wonderfully uplifting enjoyable read to make you smile.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars

 

‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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‘Another great book from Emma, flew through this one just like her others! A great feel good light read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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Gail Saunders is a lawyer in the public defender’s office. When her former client, a Russian immigrant who’s had a few scrapes with the law in the past, implores her to sue the city’s newspaper for libel after his name appears in a front page article in connection with a series of thefts, she agrees to represent him, even if it means going up against Murphy and his prestigious, wealthy law firm, and even if it means she has to deal with his wild children once their nanny goes AWOL. Gail isn’t the sort to become all warm and fuzzy around children—especially imps like Sean and Erin Murphy. She’s missing the maternal gene, and the romantic gene as well. Just because Murphy is smart and funny and sexy as hell doesn’t mean she’s going to fall for him. She knows his seductive charms are merely tactics in his effort to win the libel suit.

 

Being the sister of one of the founders of the Daddy School, Gail believes Murphy could use a few lessons in how to be a better father. But she’s got a few things to learn, too, and Dennis Murphy might just be the man to teach her.

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‘This was a fun and fabulous book to curl up with under the blanket and with a fire blazing … And best of all it made me excited for Christmas!’ Escapades of a Bookworm 

 

Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…

 

Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay.  She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking sculptures.  Yet her personal life seems frozen.

 

When Henry and daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage to rent the annex, Penny is determined to make them feel welcome.  But while Daisy is friendly, Henry seems guarded.

 

As Penny gets to know Henry, she realises there is more to him than meets the eye. And the connection between them is too strong to ignore…

 

While the spirit of the season sprinkles its magic over the seaside town and preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas eve ball are in full swing, can Penny melt the ice and allow love in her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she’s been dreaming of?

 

Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously heartwarming novel down.

 

Spend the perfect Christmas in White Cliff Bay this year.  Snowflakes on Silver Cove coming very soon.

 

Read what everyone is saying about Christmas at Lilac Cottage:

 

‘Christmas is not yet around the corner, but I feel all-things-Christmassy right now, devouring this beautifully-written novel. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, smiling and giggling throughout the story, it's simply beautiful! It is the first time reading Holly Martin's works and I have fallen in love with it and her adorable characters.’ Lilac Diaries 

 

‘Holly Martin has the ability to transport me into a big fat daydream for a few hundred pages … Fabulous with a capital F!’ Best Crime Books and More

‘Totally adorable and very entertaining … In short this is more than an entertaining romance.’ Shelly Back Books 

‘I loved this sweet and gentle holiday love story and the descriptions of the cottage and the village made me feel like I was in White Cliff myself.’ For the Love of Books 

 

‘When I started this book I felt I should be wrapped up In blanket with a roaring log fire and a mug of hot chocolate … I loved every page of it!’ The Book Review Café

 

‘Oh my God, I was laughing so much. But also some very heart-breaking and … well, fierce moments.’ Bookish Fever

 

‘I loved this book, I really did. I literally devoured it in one sitting … absolutely bulging at the seams with feel good factor.’ Voracious Reader

 

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‘Made my heart melt just a bit … I could not put the book down.’ Hokkerups Bogblog

 

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‘A mini Christmas miracle.’ Rachel’s Random Reads

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This Christmas, two things happen when Noelle comes home to celebrate the holidays. The feuding mothers find themselves working together to fill Christmas baskets for charity. And Noelle and Thom discover they're still in love. Can family rivalries be set aside? Will Sarah's daughter have a second chance with Mary's son? Maybe she will…this Christmas!

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Cass Wilkes has been looking forward to her daughter Danielle's Christmas wedding—until Dani announces that she wants her father, Cass's ex, to walk her down the aisle. Then her friend Charlene arrives at their weekly chick-flick night in shock. She's just seen the ghost of Christmas past: her ex-husband, Richard, who left a year ago when he ran off with the hostess from her restaurant. Now the hostess is history and he wants to kiss and make up. Hide the mistletoe!

And bring out the hot buttered rum, because the holidays aren't easy for Ella O'Brien either. Ella, newly divorced, is still sharing the house with her ex while they wait for the place to sell. The love is gone. Or is it?

Two delightful stories. Two writers known and loved for their Christmas novels!
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There’s blossom in the trees and daffodils as far as the eye can see. Maddie is looking forward to a fresh start in the countryside, but there’s just one little problem…

 

Following a scandal at her high-flying PR agency, twenty-six-year-old Maddie flees London to help promote what she thinks is going to be a luxurious holiday retreat in the countryside. Everything is riding on her making a success of this new job…

Yet when she arrives, Maddie is horrified to find a rundown old farm in a terrible state. The brooding and secretive owner, Seth, spent all his money on leasing the land when he fell in love with the beautiful, dishevelled farm cottages and the very romantic story behind them.

When Maddie discovers an old oil painting by the original owner’s wife, she unlocks the secret of the farm’s history and quickly realises she must start getting her hands dirty if this very special place is going to have any chance of survival. As she and Seth begin working together, the stunning view from the top of the hill is not the only thing that’s leaving her breathless…

After weeks of hard work the dream looks like it might become a reality, until a secret from Maddie’s past threatens to snatch it all away again. Can Maddie find a way to save the business and herself? Will she finally find a place to keep her heart within the crumbling walls of the little cottage on the hill?

 

Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson who are looking to escape to the countryside and fall in love watching the seasons change.

 

What readers are saying about The Little Cottage on the Hill:

 

‘A wonderfully uplifting enjoyable read to make you smile.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars

 

‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A lovely story that is engaging, heart-warming and perfect for an escape.’ I am, Indeed

‘This is a warm, sweet story… The ending left me with a massive grin on my face – although that was after a few tears (both happy and sad) too.’ After the Rain

‘A charming story that I enjoyed reading every second of.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

‘A wonderfully fun feel-good book… Beware that this book will have you binge-reading it in one sitting. It is that good. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Flew through this one just like her others! A great feel-good light read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A cute fluffy feel good romance with some depth… Overall great read and sweet romance.’ Books and Quirks, 5 stars

‘A funny and heart-warming story, which makes you feel sad in parts and then lifts you up again with laughter in others…’ Stardust Book Reviews

‘Another great book from Emma, flew through this one just like her others! A great feel good light read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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