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Erica James - Gardens ​of Delight
"The ​Gardens of Delight" brochure promises travelers the chance to visit Lake Como's most enchanting gardens. For Lucy, a trip to Italy offers more than just gardens. Lake Como is the home of her father, whom she last saw when she was just a teen. Recently married, Helen and her rich husband have just moved into the Old Rectory. With her husband often away from home, Helen throws herself into caring for the garden that was the pride and joy of its previous owner. But Helen needs help—and friends—and so decides to join the local Garden Club. Conrad isn't the least bit interested in gardening. A widower of five years, his life revolves around work and humoring his curmudgeonly Uncle Mac. Mac has expressed a desire to go on the "Gardens of Delight" tour—but only if Conrad will accompany him. Reluctantly, Conrad agrees. "Anything for a peaceful life," he concedes. But a peaceful life is the last thing any of them are in for... Winner of the 2006 Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

Erica James - Gardens ​of Delight
"The ​Gardens of Delight" brochure promises travelers the chance to visit Lake Como's most enchanting gardens. For Lucy, a trip to Italy offers more than just gardens. Lake Como is the home of her father, whom she last saw when she was just a teen. Recently married, Helen and her rich husband have just moved into the Old Rectory. With her husband often away from home, Helen throws herself into caring for the garden that was the pride and joy of its previous owner. But Helen needs help—and friends—and so decides to join the local Garden Club. Conrad isn't the least bit interested in gardening. A widower of five years, his life revolves around work and humoring his curmudgeonly Uncle Mac. Mac has expressed a desire to go on the "Gardens of Delight" tour—but only if Conrad will accompany him. Reluctantly, Conrad agrees. "Anything for a peaceful life," he concedes. But a peaceful life is the last thing any of them are in for... Winner of the 2006 Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

Erica James - Tell ​It to the Skies
The ​beautiful city of Venice has been Lydia's home for many years, a place where she has found peace and fulfillment. Then one day she glimpses a young man's face in the crowd that threatens to change everything. He's a heart-stopping reminder of a dreadful secret she believed she had banished to the past. As a young child, Lydia and her sister were sent to live with grandparents they'd never even met before. It was a cruel and loveless new world for them and it forced Lydia to grow up fast. She learned to keep secrets and to trust sparingly, and through it all she was shadowed by grief and guilt. Now, 28 years later, Lydia is persuaded to leave behind the safe new life she has created for herself and return to England to face the past—and maybe her future.

Erica James - Airs ​and Graces
Ellen ​has been living on her own in a picturesque cottage in Cheshire since her husband abandoned her to go and live with another woman in Provence. Having married once for love, she is now determined that the second time around it will be for money. Close at hand is Duncan, her not unattractive, and enticingly single, divorce lawyer. But then two new people enter her life: Jo-Jo, a homeless girl several months pregnant, and Matthew, an artist who paints murals in country houses and who, on his first meeting with Ellen, openly criticizes her for being devious. But as hostility gives way to friendship, Ellen realizes that she has wavered off course from her original plan, and she has to remind herself very strongly indeed that Duncan is the man for her.

Erica James - A ​Sense of Belonging
In ​the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Cholmford Hall Mews, a converted eighteenth-century barn, is far more than an exclusive home to its new inhabitants. For Jessica Lloyd, it is a haven where she can recover from a love affair long past its sell-by date; Amanda Fergusson, whose marriage is one of straightforward convenience, is determined to get the most out of the situation; for Kate Morris it offers a fresh start where her love for newly divorced Alec can flourish; and for Josh Crawford, his new home offers a sanctuary where he can come to terms with the most devastating news of his life. In their different ways, all the newcomers to Cholmford Hall Mews are searching for something - love, peace, a sense of belonging. But will they find rather more than they bargained for...?

Erica James - The ​Queen of New Beginnings
Alice ​Shoemaker habitually goes to great lengths to avoid telling the truth about herself and her past. After agreeing to help out a friend by shopping and cleaning for the unknown man staying at Cuckoo House, she soon becomes suspicious that her strange and obnoxiously rude client has something to hide. Clayton Miller's life is a mess. His career as one of the country's best comedy scriptwriters has stalled, and his long-term girlfriend has left him for his ex-best friend and ex-writing partner. Just when he thinks his life couldn't get any worse, he commits a spectacularly public fall from grace, and with the press hounding him, his agent banishes him to the middle of nowhere until the dust has settled. When Alice and Clayton discover the truth about each other they form an unlikely friendship—until Alice discovers Clayton has betrayed her in the worst possible way.

Erica James - The ​Hidden Cottage
Family ​ties, secrets, love and guilt are woven with warmth, honesty and wit in this delightful new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Erica James. We all hide things, some more than others... Mia Channing appears to have an enviable life: a beautiful home in the village of Little Pelham, a happy, stable marriage, a job she enjoys and three grown up children to whom she's devoted. But appearances are deceiving; the truth is that it's all a precarious balancing act. When the family gather for her son's thirtieth birthday, Daisy, her youngest daughter, drops a bombshell in the way only Daisy can. Once again Mia finds herself cast in the role of peacemaker. It's a role she's tired of, particularly since her husband refuses to believe he's responsible for the problems they're facing. Not surprisingly, Mia longs for escape. For Owen Fletcher, buying the Hidden Cottage was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream and provides the perfect escape for him. When Mia meets him, she must decide whether she has the courage to do something for herself for a change. And if she does, can she ever go back to the life of compromise she had before?

Erica James - The ​Dandelion Years
'Someone ​had made a perfect job of creating a place in which to hide a notebook . . . there was no address, only a date: September 1943 . . .' Ashcombe was the most beautiful house Saskia had ever seen as a little girl. A rambling cottage on the edge of a Suffolk village, it provided a perfect sanctuary to hide from the tragedy which shattered her childhood. Now an adult, Saskia is still living at Ashcombe and as a book restorer devotes her days tending to broken and battered books, daydreaming about the people who had once turned their pages. When she discovers a hidden notebook - and realises someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to hide a story of their own - Saskia finds herself drawn into a heart-rending tale of wartime love.

Erica James - Love ​and Devotion
Harriet ​Swift has her life organized just the way she wants it: a satisfying career, her own immaculate flat, and a new boyfriend. But her well-ordered world is turned upside down when her only sister is killed in a car crash. Harriet has never been the maternal type, but with an orphaned nephew and niece to look after, she has no choice but to leave her old life behind. Divorced Will Hart also thinks he has the perfect life. A firm believer in living for the moment, Will has a terrific relationship with his teenage daughters and has happily swapped a career as a lawyer for that of an antiques dealer. Then a startling revelation causes his life to unravel. Both Harriet and Will have no choice but to piece together a new future for themselves.

Erica James - The ​Holiday
Torn ​between struggling to live up to the expectations of being a Modern Woman and ridding herself of the effects of a repressed upbringing, Izzy Jordan would be the first to admit that, at 31, its time to take stock of her life. A long summer holiday on the beautiful island of Corfu is just what Izzy needs, but is she prepared for the romance and the drama? It becomes a decision with consequences that will ensure a holiday no one will forget.

Erica James - Precious ​Time
In ​order to spend more time with her four-year-old son Ned, Clara Costello trades in her secure, well-paid job and two-seater sports car for a camper van called Winnie, and sets off in search of adventure. Of course, her friends and family think she’s gone mad. But when they arrive in Deaconsbridge, a small market town on the edge of the Peak District, Clara and Ned become drawn into the lives of the locals. Two in particular seem destined to get under Clara’s skin: Gabriel Liberty, a cranky widower who terrifies his family; and Archie Merryman, a local dealer in second-hand furniture, who possesses a heart of gold. Then Clara finds herself having to confront a dilemma much closer to home, and one she had hoped she would never have to face …

Erica James - Act ​of Faith
It's ​almost Christmas. But for Ali, the season of good cheer is the anniversary of her baby's death. As she stands at her son's grave, she is poignantly aware of how dramatically her life has changed. Determined to stand on her own two feet and get through Christmas alone, Ali turns down her ex-husband's unexpected invitation to spend the holiday with him and his father, only to give in to her best friend's cajoling to share the festive season with her. The only trouble is, it means having to be nice to Sarah's awful husband, Trevor. Sarah may be a saint for putting up with Trevor, but Ali is no such thing, and as his cranky behaviour escalates, she takes it upon herself, in an extraordinary act of daring impetuosity, to play God with her friend's incomprehensible marriage. But Ali's meddling has consequences even she could not have foreseen...

Erica James - Time ​for a Change
Hilary ​had always thought she’d lived a charmed life. With a caring husband, David, and two lively children, she took an active part in both family and village life. Then, one Monday morning, Hilary’s world is turned upside down. She discovers that David is having an affair. How could he? How could he put at risk their children and everything they have built together over the years? But the question is, what should Hilary do? Turn a blind eye, much as neighbour Cindy has done over her own husband’s various dalliances? Confront him, as her outspoken new friend Georgia suggests? Or perhaps she should throw herself at attractive newcomer to the village Nick Bradshaw… Whatever happens, it seems certain that for Hilary, life is never going to be quite the same again.

Erica James - Song ​of the Skylark
Lizzie ​has an unfortunate knack for attracting bad luck, but this time she's hit the jackpot. Losing her heart to her boss at the radio station where she works leads directly to losing her job, and with no money in the bank she's forced to swallow her pride and return home to her parents. As if that wasn't bad enough, her mother finds her work at the local care home for the elderly, and it's there that Lizzie meets Mrs Dallimore. In her nineties, Mrs Dallimore also finds herself in a situation which she's reluctantly coming to terms with. Old age has finally caught up with her, and with her life drawing to a close she gives in to the temptation to relive the past by sharing it with Lizzie. She tells Lizzie of the day when, as a young girl, and shortly before the outbreak of World War II, she left her home in America to cross the Atlantic to England where she hoped to meet her English grandparents for the first time. At best she hoped for a family reconciliation, but before long her visit turned into so much more. As Lizzie listens to Mrs Dallimore's story, she begins to realise that she's not the only person to attract bad luck, or make mistakes, and maybe things aren't so bad for her after all...

Stefanie Pintoff - Lucy Sanna - Sabine Durrant - Erica James - A ​túszejtő / Cseresznyeszüret / A hátam mögött / Az igazi Katie Lavender
Stefanie ​Pintoff: A túszejtő Eve Rossi túsztárgyalót kéri egy túszejtő, aki a Szent Patrick székesegyházban elbarikádozta magát, és a túszok kivégzésével fenyegetőzik, ha nem teljesítik a követeléseit. Hosszú és nehéz nap vár Eve-re, a túszokra és New York városára is. Lucy Sanna: Cseresznyeszüret A Christensen család bőséges cseresznyetermés reményében 1944-ben meggyőzi a helyi hatóságokat, hogy hozzanak német hadifoglyokat a cseresznyeszürethez. De olyan események történnek, amelyektől a család élete gyökeresen megváltozik. Sabine Durrant: A hátam mögött Amikor Gaby Mortimer tévés műsorvezető bejelenti a rendőrségen, hogy reggel futás közben egy női holttestet talált, Perivale felügyelő ragaszkodik a korábbi elveihez. Semmi feltételezés. Nem hinni senkinek. Mindent ellenőrizni. Erica James: Az igazi Katie Lavender Kicsoda valójában Katie Lavender? Egyik pillanatban még Fay és Desmond Lavender lánya, harminc év minden emlékével. Aztán váratlanul kap egy levelet, amelyet az anyja még a halála előtt írt, és ez mindent megváltoztat.

Erica James - Nyár ​a Comói-tónál
Floriana ​számára egy esküvői meghívás változtatott meg mindent... Ha nem tereli el a gondolatait, hogy élete szerelme egy másik nőt vesz feleségül, észrevette volna a közeledő kocsit. Ha látta volna az autót, nem kellett volna az idős vénkisasszonynak, Esme Silcoxnak és Adam Strongnak, a helyi ingatlanfejlesztőnek a segítségére sietnie. És ha Floriana nem ismerkedik meg Adammel és Esmevel, soha nem lett volna bátorsága részt venni Seb esküvőjén a gyönyörű Comói-tó partján. Esmeben az olasz nyaralóhely emlékeket ébreszt, tizenkilenc évesen itt lett először szerelmes. Gyakran eltöprengett, hogy mi történt a férfival, aki ellopta a szívét - és megváltoztatta az életét. Esme és Floriana számára eljött az idő, hogy mindketten szembe nézzenek a múltjukkal - és a jövőjükkel - a Comói-tó, elbűvölő, romantikus partjain. Csodálatos regény elvesztett szerelemről, sorsról és második esélyekről... Santa Montefiore, Jill Mansell, Katie Fforde és Rosamunde Pilcher rajongóknak különösen ajánlott.

Erica James - Paradise ​House
Angel ​Sands is a traditional seaside resort of bed and breakfasts, cottages to let and teashops. And with the best views of the tiny beach and surrounding coastline is Paradise House, home to the Baxter girls - or the Sisters of Whimsy as they're known locally. With their mother taking time out to find herself, it's down to Genevieve to maintain the smooth running of the family-owned B&B. Not an easy task given that their father - now that his wife isn't around - has suddenly become a magnet for the opposite sex. And there's little help from her sisters: Nattie is too busy offending her long time admirer, and Polly spends most of her days with her head in the clouds or in a book. But when news spreads in the tightly knit community that a nearby dilapidated barn has been sold, Genevieve finds that a bittersweet trip down memory lane is unavoidable . . .

Erica James - Summer ​at the Lake
Lake ​Como – beautiful, enchanting, romantic… For Floriana, it is the place where the love of her life is getting married to another woman. And she’s been invited to the wedding. For Esme, it is where, over sixty years ago, she fell in love for the first time. So often she’s wondered what happened to the man who stole her heart – and changed the course of her life. Adam is in danger of burying himself entirely in his work after his girlfriend left him. Could a trip to Lake Como be the distraction he needs? Now it’s time for each of them to understand that the past is not only another country, it can also cast haunting shadows over everyone’s lives…

Erica James - Promises, ​Promises
'I ​Must Stand Up for Myself More', promises Maggie Storm, who spends her days cleaning houses for people who often have more money than manners. Married to a man with as much sex appeal as Mr Blobby, she dreams of a life straight from the pages of a romantic novel. 'My Head Must Rule Over My Heart', promises Ella Moore, who, determined never to let her heart get the better of her again, is recovering from seven wasted years of failing to win over the daughter of the man with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life. 'No More Women', promises Ethan Edwards, who, to distract himself from the depressing sham of his marriage, is a repeat offender when it comes to turning to other women for sexual consolation. But when Ella appears unexpectedly in his life, he finds himself turning to her for very different reasons...

Erica James - Hidden ​Talents
Dulcie ​Ballantyne is prepared to welcome an unlikely mix of people when she founds her creative writers' group, Hidden Talents, and her expectations are not disappointed. Beth King is facing empty-nest syndrome as her only son leaves home for college; Jack Solomon, a local estate agent, is having trouble coming to terms with the shock of his wife leaving him for his best friend; Jaz Rafferty is an intensely private 17-year-old girl who writes to escape her large, boisterous family; and Victor Blackmore is a know-it-all who claims to be writing the blockbuster novel. For all their differences, Dulcie quickly realizes that each member has a need to escape and a desire to keep their lives as private as possible. As they grow more confident in their writing skills, friendships develop, and gradually the group comes to realize that a little openness isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Erica James - Bella ​Italia
Lucy ​nem csupán a buja kertek és a biztos flört kedvéért utazik Itáliába. A Comói-tó partján él édesapja, akit kamaszkorában látott utoljára... Helen egy dúsgazdag üzletemberhez ment feleségül, aki gyakran van távol otthonuktól. Ilyenkor beleveti magát a kertészkedésbe, de hogy legendás parkja eredeti pompájában tündökölhessen, ahhoz segítségre, no meg barátokra van szüksége... Conradot a legkevésbé sem érdekli a kertészkedés. Élete kizárólag a munkája és örökösen zsörtölődő, idős nagybátyja körül forog, aki viszont lelkes kertész, és nagyon vágyik Itália mesés tájai és még mesésebb asszonyai után, de csak akkor vállalja a kimerítő utat, ha unokaöccse is vele tart...

Erica James - The ​Real Katie Lavender
At ​30, Katie Lavender thinks she is better than most when it comes to dealing with life¿s surprises. But when she gets a request to visit a solicitor, she¿s not expecting the dramatic turn her life is about to take. There, she receives a letter from her deceased mother that literally changes everything she ever knew about herself¿ The Real Katie Lavender is the delightful, sparkling new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Erica James.

Erica James - It's ​the Little Things
Dan ​and Sally Oliver and their friend Chloe Hennessey are lucky to be alive. Three years on, after surviving one of the world's biggest natural disasters - the Boxing Day tsunami - their lives have changed dramatically. Dan and Sally are now parents. Dan is enjoying being a stay-at-home father taking care of their young son, and Sally is the bread winner and loves her job as a partner in a Manchester law firm. The arrangement has so far worked well, but when Dan starts to question whether Sally has got her priorities right, the cracks in their marriage begin to appear. Dan and Sally have everything Chloe wishes for in life - a happy marriage and a beautiful child. Dumped by her long term boyfriend just weeks after the tsunami, she's been on a mission ever since to find the perfect father for the child she craves. When she meets Seth Hawthorne, she thinks she may have hit the jackpot. But is Seth the man she thinks he is?

Tess Gerritsen - Erica James - Henning Mankell - Sarah Jio - A ​néma lány / Az újrakezdés királynője / Piramis / A bungaló
Tess ​Gerritsen: A néma lány Jane Rizzoli nyomozó legújabb gyilkossági ügyében furcsa, központi szerepe van a Majomkirály kínai legendájának. Az ügyben szerepel egy ősi kard, a harcművészetek mestere és egypár, nem embertől származó, ezüstszínű szőrszál. Erica James: Az újrakezdés királynője Clayton Miller írói válságban szenvedve és a sajtó üldözése elől menekül a várostól távoli Kakukk Házba, ahol megismeri Alice Shoemakert, aki elmeséli az írónak regénybe illő élete történetét, és ez újabb bonyodalmakhoz vezet. Henning Mankell: Piramis Kurt Wallander az egyik legismertebb kitalált nyomozó, aki nehéz válását követően próbál kapcsolatot találni három bűncselekmény között, de közben Egyiptomba kell utaznia, hogy megmentse idős édesapját. Sarah Jio: A bungaló Miközben a II. világháború pusztítása eléri a csendes-óceáni Bora-Bora szigetét, Anne Calloway ápolónő rátalál a szerelemre és egy elhagyott tengerparti bungalóra, ahol valamikor Paul Gauguin festőművész élt.

Erica James - A ​Breath of Fresh Air
Charlotte ​Lawrence, widowed at thirty-four, decides to return to all things pre-Peter, and that means moving back to the Cheshire village of her childhood. It also means exchanging a clinical company flat for the pretty but overgrown garden of Ivy Cottage, and the constant attentions of her interfering sister Hilary. Most of all it means Alex, Ivy Cottage's drop-dead-gorgeous tenant, with whom Hilary is determined Charlotte should find love anew, and whose charming exterior hides his own secret tragedy...

Erica James - Mondd ​el a csillagoknak!
Lydia ​önfeledt velencei életét egy titokzatos fiatal férfi felbukkanása zavarja meg, aki életre kelti az asszony rég lezártnak hitt múltját. Lydiát és húgát a vidéki nagyszülők nevelik fel, akiktől nem sok szeretetet kapnak. Így a két lány hamar megtanulja; ne bízz senkiben, és tartsd meg a titkaidat! A szerelem is korán köszönt rá, amikről diáklányként még nem sejti, hogy egyszer sokkal többet jelent majd számára, mint, múló szenvedélyt... A régmúlt árnyai azonban nem hagyják nyugodni: érett nőként kénytelen szembenézni az egykor történtek következményeivel, és talán új fejezetet nyitni az életében, hiszen sosem késő. Erica James lenyűgöző és szívbe markoló története egyedülálló alkotás.

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