A Home From Home

A Home From Home

Veronica Henry

Romance / Contemporary / Fiction

Sunshine, cider and family secrets... Dragonfly Farm has been a home and a haven for generations of Melchiors - arch rivals to the Culbones, the wealthy family who live the other side of the river. Life there is dictated by the seasons and cider-making, and everyone falls under its spell. For cousins Tabitha and Georgia, it has always been a home from home. When a tragedy befalls their beloved great-uncle Matthew, it seems the place where they've always belonged might now belong to them... But the will reveals that a third of the farm has also been left to a total stranger. Gabriel Culbone has no idea why he's been included, or what his connection to the farm - or the Melchiors - can be. As the first apples start to fall for the cider harvest, will Dragonfly Farm begin to give up its secrets? A Home from Home is the very best of Veronica Henry's storytelling - gorgeous scenes you wish you could step into, a cast of characters who feel like friends, and an irresistibly feel-good family drama crossing three generations. Discover Veronica Henry - your favourite authors' favourite author: 'Wise, insightful, beautifully written. A delicious treat of a book' Milly Johnson 'An utter delight' Jill Mansell 'Truly blissful escapism' Lucy Diamond 'A heart-warming, triumphant story combined with Veronica's sublime writing - the perfect mix!' Cathy Bramley 'A beautiful book. Warm, emotional and full of hope' Sarah Morgan 'Veronica Henry has such a deft hand with families and their complications' Katie Fforde
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Christmas at the Beach Hut

Christmas at the Beach Hut

Veronica Henry

Romance / Contemporary / Fiction

Everyone adores Christmas ... Especially Lizzy Kingham. But this year, she is feeling unloved and underappreciated by her family. The present-buying, decorating and food shopping have all been left to her. So she wonders ... what would happen if she ran away and left them to it? Lizzy heads to her favourite place: a beach hut on the golden sands of Everdene. There she meets an unlikely collection of new friends, all running away from something. But the spirit of Christmas gets under Lizzy's skin: soon the fairy lights are twinkling and the scent of mulled wine mingles with the sea air. Back at Pepperpot Cottage, her family are desperate to find her. For Christmas isn't Christmas without Lizzy. Can they track her down in time and convince her she means the world to them, every day of the year? Your favourite authors love Veronica Henry: 'An utter delight' Jill Mansell 'Truly blissful escapism' Lucy Diamond 'A delicious treat of a book' Milly Johnson Escape to the seaside this Christmas!
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A Night on the Orient Express

A Night on the Orient Express

Veronica Henry

Romance / Contemporary / Fiction

The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance.For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime.A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime...As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.
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The Beach Hut Next Door

The Beach Hut Next Door

Veronica Henry

Romance / Contemporary / Fiction

Summer appeared from nowhere that year in Everdene . . . and for those lucky enough to own one of the beach huts, this was the summer of their dreams. For Elodie, returning to Everdene means re-awakening the memories of one summer fifty years ago. A summer when everything changed. Vince and his brother are struggling to come to terms with the death of their father - but they have very different ways of coping. And for Jenna, determined to put the past behind her, the opportunity to become 'the ice cream girl' once again might just turn her life around. But this summer is not all sunshine and surf - as secrets unfold, and some lives are changed for ever . . .
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An Eligible Bachelor

An Eligible Bachelor

Veronica Henry

Romance / Contemporary / Fiction

Welcome to Eversleigh—a small English village being invaded by celebrity, sex, and scandal!Guy Portias, heir to Eversleigh Manor, has woken up with two problems: he has a wicked hangover, and he seems to have gotten himself engaged. His new fiancée, Richenda Fox, is the gorgeous star of the hottest new TV series in England, but is the enigmatic beauty the right woman for him? To complicate matters, Eversleigh is badly in need of repairs, and the family fortune has run a bit dry. When Guy reluctantly agrees to let his mother run “Country House Weekends” at the manor, they hire Honor McLean, a bewitching single mother, to cater and help them deal with the chaos.Warm and down to earth, Honor is nothing like Guy’s cool, career-obsessed fiancée. If Honor’s wit and charm have the same effect on others that they seem to have on Guy, she could end up saving Eversleigh on her own—and stealing Guy’s heart in the process.With a cast of characters you’ll love (and a few you’ll love to hate), An Eligible Bachelor is a charming, sexy, and compulsively readable romp through the English countryside. Also available as an eBookReview“Rumbustious, rustic romance . . . all the essential ingredients for a delightful romp.” —The Daily Express (UK) About the AuthorVeronica Henry is the author of four novels. She lives in North Devon, England, with her husband and three sons.
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Making Hay

Making Hay

Veronica Henry

Romance / Contemporary / Fiction

Welcome to Honeycote. Beware of the wild life.Suzanna and Barney Blake are swapping city life for the countryside -- determined to breathe new life into the Honeycote Arms and a marriage touched by tragedy.Newly divorced Ginny Tait arrives in Honeycote at around the same time -- with very nubile twin daughters and an awful lot of baggage.If the newcomers expected to find a sleepy English village, they quickly discover that a whole host of colourful characters have long woken up to more interesting ways of using the bedroom. Throw in a dodgy businessman with a secret past, and Honeycote is soon a veritable hotbed of passiuon and intrigue.Will Ginny be blinded by choice and go for Mr Wrong again?Will Suzanna and Barney find happiness in Honeycote?And if they do, will it be with each other?An intoxicating blend of true love and hidden agendas, Making Hay proves once and for all...
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High Tide

High Tide

Veronica Henry

Romance / Contemporary / Fiction

Returning to Penfleet after years in New York, Kate can't help but feel a pang of affection for the little town by the sea where she grew up. If only she were returning in happier circumstances. This last trip is full of farewells: to her childhood home, her once-best friend and the life she left behind. Kissing the widow of the richest man in town wasn't one of Nathan's best ideas. Now he can't get Vanessa out his mind. Skippering his grandfather's boat on picnic cruises up and down the river, Nathan wonders if it's time to move on. Small towns can be dangerous places if you're in the middle of a scandal. Her husband's death has left Vanessa unsure what her role should be. After years of playing the part of a trophy wife, she can finally think about what she wants, for a change. Sam moved to Penfleet to raise his boys following the death of his wife. His deli has become the place where locals pour out their troubles and swap gossip, but amidst all the banter and laughter, has anyone stopped to notice what's troubling Sam recently? In the narrow cobbled streets that lead down to the harbour, the inhabitants of Penfleet live out their hopes and dreams in this gorgeously engaging novel by Veronica Henry, author of The Beach Hut.
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How to Find Love in a Bookshop

How to Find Love in a Bookshop

Veronica Henry

Romance / Contemporary / Fiction

"Absolutely delightful." —PeopleThe enchanting story of a bookshop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book lovers—a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father's death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive. There's Sarah, owner of the stately Peasebrook Manor, who has used the bookshop as an escape in the past few years, but it now seems there's a very specific reason for all those frequent visits. Next is roguish Jackson, who, after making a complete mess of his...
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Birthday Party

Birthday Party

Veronica Henry

Romance / Contemporary / Fiction

Secrets, rivalry, glamour - it's time for the party of the year...Delilah has lived out her tempestuous marriage to hell-raiser Raf in the glare of the media spotlight. Now planning a milestone birthday, she has more on her mind than invitations. Raf has been offered a part in a movie he can't refuse. But will he succumb to the temptations he's struggled to resist for the last ten years? Delilah's three daughters are building careers of their own, only too aware that the press are waiting for them to slip up. For the Rafferty girls might look like angels, but they are only human. It's the perfect recipe for a party like no other...Review'Dramatic, addictive and rather steamy!' CLOSER 'Deliciously frothy' PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH 'A fast-paced gossipy read, set in glamorous locations, with sumptuous descriptions and lively dialogue.' TELEGRAPH & ARGUS About the AuthorVeronica Henry has worked as a scriptwriter for The Archers, Heartbeat and Holby City amongst many others, before turning to fiction. Her fourth novel, AN ELIGIBLE BACHELOR, was shortlisted for the RNA Novel of the Year Award. Veronica lives with her family in a village in North Devon, where she has recently learnt to surf.
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Just a Family Affair

Just a Family Affair

Veronica Henry

Romance / Contemporary / Fiction

In the Gloucestershire village of Honeycote, country life is anything but quiet. Maybe it's something to do with all that fresh air, but it's the kind of place where passions run high...The Liddiard family are well known in Honeycote - and now there is to be a big wedding. But will everything go according to plan? Lucy Liddiard knows her husband is no saint, but isn't prepared for his latest confession. Bride-to-be Mandy has no idea what joining the Liddiards really means. And local girl Mayday, wild child, rebel and free spirit, is thinking the unthinkable - with unimaginable consequences ...JUST A FAMILY AFFAIR is a glorious, all-consuming story about finding out the truth, finding a husband, or perhaps just finding yourself.
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Marriage and Other Games

Marriage and Other Games

Veronica Henry

Romance / Contemporary / Fiction

When Charlotte Briggs' husband Ed is sent down for fraud, she cannot find it in her heart to forgive him for what he has done. Ostracised from their social circle, she flees to the wilds of Exmoor to nurse her broken heart. But despite the slower pace of life, she soon finds that she is not the only person whose life is in turmoil. There's Sebastian, enfant terrible of the British art scene, desperately trying to find his muse amongst the empty bottles. Then Fitch, who married the high-spirited Hayley thinking he would find wedded bliss, but instead has found marital hell. And finally Penny, local GP and recent divorcee, who is determined not to hurtle into middle age embittered and lonely. Over the long winter months, the four of them share advice, copious bottles of wine, laughter ... and maybe more
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