A deliciously warm story of Christmas and cupcakes, by the bestselling author of The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris and Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of DreamsContains mouth-watering recipes!Issy Randall, proud owner of the Cupcake Cafe, is in love and couldn't be happier. Her new business is thriving and she is surrounded by close friends, even if her cupcake colleagues Pearl and Caroline aren't quite as upbeat about the upcoming season of snow and merriment. But when her boyfriend Austin is scouted for a possible move to New York, Issy is forced to face up to the prospect of a long-distance romance. And when the Christmas rush at the cafe - with its increased demand for her delectable creations - begins to take its toll, Issy has to decide what she holds most dear.This December, Issy will have to rely on all her reserves of courage, good nature and cinnamon, to make sure everyone has a merry Christmas, one way or another . . .Colgan, JennyJenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.
Will this Christmas romance be just for the holidays?A fun, festive romantic comedy to curl up with this winter. If you love Josie Silver's One Day in December, you'll love Mandy Baggot's heart-warming festive romance.Lara Weeks is heading to New York with best friend Susie for the Christmas trip of a lifetime.A festive break in the snowy Big Apple visiting the tourist hotspots, not to mention the shopping, seems like the perfect way for Lara to get over her ex-boyfriend. Or maybe make him so jealous he begs for a second chance.Enlisting the help of gorgeous actor, Seth Hunt, doesn't quite go to plan, but there's something about him that has Lara wishing for a different kind of happy ever after...Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romance writer. She loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1's Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor.Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.Find out more about Mandy on her website www.mandybaggot.com, follow her on Facebook/MandyBaggotAuthor and on Twitter and Instagram @mandybaggot
There will be more than one surprise in store for sweetshop owner Rosie Hopkins this Christmas, in the brand new novel by Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny ColganIncludes mouth-watering recipesRosie Hopkins, newly engaged, is looking forward to an exciting year in the little sweetshop she owns and runs. But when fate strikes Rosie and her boyfriend, Stephen, a terrible blow, threatening everything they hold dear, it's going to take all their strength and the support of their families and their Lipton friends to hold them together.After all, don't they say it takes a village to raise a child?Colgan, JennyJenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.
Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy THE HOLIDAY stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who exchange houses in order to get a new lease on life. After each suffers her fair share of romantic disappointments, English woman Iris (Winslet) and L.A. woman Amanda (Diaz) meet on-line at a website devoted to helping people exchange houses for vacations. Each agrees to spend the Christmas holiday at the other's home. While each suffers from a minor case of culture shock, both women also end up becoming involved with a man. Iris makes the acquaintance of an upbeat everyman played by Jack Black, while Amanda spends time with a handsome Brit played by Jude Law. Both women must decide what to do with these new relationships as their pre-arranged house switch is scheduled to last less than two weeks.
Join me for a three hour guided tour behind London’s theatreland. We will explore buildings new and old, discover several little-known public works of art, learn the fascinating history of these colourful districts and find out about links to some famous literary figures. We will have the opportunity to try out a range of photographic techniques and to produce some unconventional images. I’m Mike Wines and I’ll be your guide, taking you through the streets of London and sharing with you some of the more unusual locations that I’ve discovered over the years. I have over 14 years of digital photography experience, I’ve won several awards for my images and been exhibited several times. FOUL WEATHER GUARANTEE: The tours will be held if there is the risk of the odd shower however if the weather forecast is severen or if we have to abandon the tour, I will cancel the tour and refund you up to the full price of the tour.* * PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE: GIFT CERTIFICATES - See Website.
You can be late for many things in life, but you should never keep an adventure waiting...You can be late for many things in life, but you should never keep an adventure waiting...In Griselda Bone's gloomy orphanage, daydreaming is banned, skipping is forbidden and Christmas is well and truly cancelled. But for Phoebe and her sausage dog Herb, is it possible that, just when things seem at their bleakest, magic awaits in the swirling, snow-filled air?Join them on an enchanting adventure in this beautifully moving story by the bestselling author of Sky Song and The Unmapped Chronicles , Abi Elphinstone, and renowned illustrator Fiona Woodcock.Elphinstone, AbiAbi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood running wild across the moors, hiding in tree houses and building dens in the woods. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as an English teacher in Africa, Berkshire and London. She is the bestselling and multi-award shortlisted author of RUMBLESTAR (first in The Unmapped Chronicles series), SKY SONG & THE DREAMSNATCHER TRILOGY. When she's not writing Abi volunteers for Beanstalk, speaks in schools and travels the world looking for her next story. Her latest adventures include living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia and dog-sledding across the Arctic. Online links: Website: www.abielphinstone.com Twitter: @moontrug Facebook: www.facebook.com/abielphinstone Instagram: @moontruggerWoodcock, FionaFrom an early age Fiona knew that she wanted to earn her living drawing. Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art she has been working freelance in London on animated films, commercials, animation artwork for West End shows and illustration work. She explores a variety of subject matter through self-initiated and commercial work, deriving inspiration from new places, brilliant people, bold patterns, structures and subtle details in everyday life. All the projects she works on have a paper based handmade origin. She likes to work with a combination of pencil, paint, charcoal, children's blow pens, cutting stencils and experimenting with print techniques whilst dreaming up new characters and stories.
Morton Farrier has spent his entire career as a forensic genealogist solving other people’s family history secrets, all the while knowing so little of his very own family’s mysterious past. However, this poignant Christmas-time novella sees Morton’s skills put to use much closer to home, as he must confront his own past, present, and future through events both present day and 100 years ago. It seems that not every soldier saw a truce on the Western Front that Christmas in 1914....This Morton Farrier novella continues the story from The Lost Ancestor, book two in the series.For updates on Nathan Dylan Goodwin's releases: Website: nathandylangoodwin.com Twitter: @NathanDGoodwin76 Facebook: facebook.com/nathandylangoodwin 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Ip. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132431/bk_acx0_132431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Austria!What could be more perfect than Christmas in Kitzbuhel? Brooke’s family arrives just in time for some great Austrian skiing during the day and the magical Christmas market in the evening. And it would be perfect except for the two mysterious strangers who have a dangerous plan for Brooke and Eva. 2017 Literary Classics Gold - Best Series - Young Reader 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Silver - Best Chapter Book Series 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Winner - Best Chapter Book Series About Pack-n-Go Girls:Designed by girls for girls who love to play and travel, Pack-n-Go Girls engages the imagination of children ages six to nine by introducing them to different countries around the world. Pack-n-Go Girls early chapter book adventures are packed with spooky mysteries, international friendships, and lots of fun and easy multicultural learning. Check out the Pack-n-Go Girls website for more learning fun and free learning activities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kae Denino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131492/bk_acx0_131492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Isaac MacAllister’s life revolves around building his business and doing his best to give his daughter, Sara, a strong sense of family. Over the years he’s had to learn how to keep their little family together on his own, but this Christmas Isaac is going to have some unexpected help.Christmas blogger Jenna Murphy has one goal for the holidays this year: to get far away from anything to do with Christmas. Her website sale is done, and after 1,825 posts about the big C, it’s one “season” she never wants to celebrate again. She’s ready to start a new life, and the Big River Lodge seems like the perfect place for her to figure out the details. The lodge is isolated, she has her own private cabin, and no one in her family will know where she is.But she didn’t plan on the highly distracting presence of Isaac MacAllister. Is Jenna going to let one sexy dad and his sweet kindergartener derail her plans for her holiday...and her life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne T. Fortin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125687/bk_acx0_125687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.