Carole Matthews könyvei a rukkolán
Carole Matthews - That Loving Feeling
Juliet Joyce has been happily married for twenty-five years. But with two grown-up children who treat the house like a hotel, a seventy-year-old mother who’s just moved in and a father who’s announced he’s gay it’s hardly surprising that her relationship with her husband Rick is beginning to suffer. Juliet’s resigned to the fact that the only romance she’s going to get is from the pages of her library books, so nothing prepares her for the unexpected return of Steven Aubrey. Last seen twenty-six years ago, when he jilted Juliet on their wedding day, he ignites a passion in her that she thought was long gone. But will Steven sweep her off her feet or can Rick remind her of the loving feeling that they’ve lost? There’s only one way to find out...
Carole Matthews - It's a Kind of Magic
Emma and Leo have been together - off and on - for ever. But their relationship seems to have lost its spark - it's as though the magic has gone. When Leo turns up at Emma's thirtieth birthday dinner unforgivably late and horribly drunk, embarrassing her in front of her family, she can't help wishing things were different. In fact, she wishes Leo was different. She loves him very much but if someone could wave a magic wand and turn him into a reliable, considerate boyfriend it would certainly save her a lot of trouble. When Leo's path crosses with a decidedly sparkly wisp of a girl called Isobel, he falls under her magic spell and Emma sees him altering before her very eyes. Soon she regrets wishing for a 'new' Leo at all. And, surely, Isobel can't be for real? One thing's clear, if Emma's going to win him back, she'll need to do some changing of her own...
Carole Matthews - Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses
Christie Chapman is a single working mother who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It can be tough just getting through the day but Christie has always found comfort in her love of crafting and any spare time she has is spent in her parents' summerhouse working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed birthday cards to personalised gifts, Christie's flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it's not long before opportunity comes knocking. All of a sudden Christie sees a different future for her and Finn - one full of hope and possibility, and if the handsome Max Alexander is to be believed, one full of love too. It's all there for the taking. And then, all of sudden, Christie's world is turned upside down. Christie knows that something has to give, but what will she choose? Will she give up her dreams and the chance of real love? What price will she pay for doing the right thing? Can Christie find her happy ending in . . . Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.
Carole Matthews - Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights
Fay and Danny are madly in love and it’s all Fay’s ever dreamed of. But she left everything – including the delightful cake shop she used to run – to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat The Dreamcatcher. As she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn’t always smooth sailing! Then Fay gets a call from her friends, a call that sends her back to where it all began, back to where she first met Danny, back to her friends and the Cake Shop in the Garden. And she soon she begins to wonder if she ever should have left. With Christmas around the corner, she is determined that her friends will have a very merry time, but can Fay really get everything she ever wanted in … Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights.
Carole Matthews - For Better, For Worse
Josie Flynn is in New York for the wedding of Martha, her American cousin. Having just been through a messy divorce, she's hardly in the mood to don a lilac bridesmaid's dress, especially when she thinks Martha is about to marry the wrong man. In fact, Josie is all for talking Martha out of what could be the biggest mistake of her life. Which is all very noble, until Josie meets Matt Jarvis and appears to be about to fall for the wrong man herself. And when an ex-husband, an old flame, a dubious boy-band and a seriously determined duck enter the picture who can tell where it will all end . . .
Carole Matthews - You Drive Me Crazy
The Last Place Anna Terry - Single Mother Of Two - Expects To Fall In Love Is In Her Solicitor's Office While She Is Waiting To Pick Up Her Divorce Papers, But That's Where She Meets Nick Diamond - A Second- Hand Car Dealer - And Cupid's Arrow Strikes.
Carole Matthews - Calling Mrs Christmas
Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She's soon in huge demand and Cassie's business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born. Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children, so he enlists Cassie's help, and his lavish requests start taking up all her time. Thank goodness she can rely on her loving partner Jim to handle the rest of her clients. When millionaire Carter asks Cassie to join his family on a trip to Lapland, she knows she shouldn't go... Suddenly Cassie finds herself facing a heart-breaking choice that could change her entire life.
Carole Matthews - A Csokiimádók diétája
A Csokiimádók Klubjának négy tagja sürgős összejövetelt tart, és persze szokás szerint rengeteg csoki kerül terítékre. Lucy bízott benne, hogy jóképű főnökével, Aidennel már semmi nem választhatja el őket, de egy nap az álompasit egy másik nővel találja az ágyban... Vagy mégsem? Autumn új barátja még nem találkozott a lány szüleivel, és talán ez a szerencséje... Nadia férje megesküdött, hogy leszokik a szerencsejátékról, de a bizalmatlan asszony nyomozni kezd utána... Chantal romokban heverő házassága fölött pedig váratlanul kisüt a nap... Vagy mégsem? Egyvalami biztos: a lányoknak rengeteg csokoládéra lesz szüksége! Mindeközben persze Lucy szeretné, ha a derékbősége nem érné el egy karcsúbb vízilóét, mert ki tudja, nem kell-e hamarosan egy álomszép fehér selyemruhába bújnia... De úgy tűnik, egyelőre inkább csak a csoki fogy, ő nem. "Carole Matthews rajongói nem fognak csalódni ebben a megható és vicces folytatásban." Bella "Ízletes csemege az első laptól az utolsóig." Woman's Own Carole Matthews az egyik legnépszerűbb angol romantikus szerző, aki sziporkázó humorával nemcsak a rajongók seregét kápráztatta el, hanem a kritikusok elismerését is kivívta. Regényeinek szinte bérelt helye van a legfontosabb bestsellerlistákon, különféle díjait összeszámolni is nehéz lenne. Carole tévéműsort is vezetett, és a rádióban is rendszeresen szerepel. Amikor éppen nem regényt ír vagy a rajongói leveleire válaszol Milton Keynes-i otthonában, akkor élvezettel fogyaszt csokoládét és utazgat szerte a világban. Lucy Lombard és a Csokiimádók Klubja többi tagjának fergeteges története folytatódik A Csokiimádók karácsonya című kötetben.
Carole Matthews - It's Now or Never
Can it ever be too late to chase your dreams? The witty, clever and heartbreaking new novel from the bestselling author. When twins Annie and Lauren attend their sister Chelsea's fortieth birthday party at the Dorchester Hotel, they wonder why their lives are so totally different from their gorgeous, glamorous sister. Why is it that Chelsea's handsome husband is twirling her round the dance floor, with an expression of utter devotion on his face, while Annie's husband is away on a fishing trip and Lauren's boyfriend is at home with his wife and kids. Surely, they are doing something wrong here. The question is, is it too late for them to change...?
Carole Matthews - Million Love Songs
After splitting up with her cheating ex-husband, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She's single again for the first time in years and she's going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she's looking for is another serious relationship. Mason Soames represents everything Ruby wants right now: he's charming, handsome, and perfect for some no-strings-attached fun, and yet Ruby can't help feel that something is missing. Joe Edwards, on the other hand, is also lovely and handsome but he comes with the sort of baggage Ruby wants to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children. Ruby soon has some very tough decisions to make. Is she ready for a relationship of any kind, and what type of life does she really want? Because while Ruby may think she knows what she wants, is that what she needs to be truly happy? Feel-good, wonderful and an absolute must-read from the queen of romance Carole Matthews, Ruby's story will make you laugh, cry and leave you wanting more. It's about to get emotional in Million Love Songs.
Carole Matthews - The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding
The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers' Club should be gearing up for the wedding of the year but life keeps getting in the way . . . Lucy is worried about her financial situation and it keeps distracting her. Should she accept an offer of help from an untrustworthy source? Nadia may have a real chance at finding love but other areas of her life aren't so rosy. Something needs to change - but what? Autumn can't wait to meet someone she hasn't seen in a very long time. She's full of hope for the future but then things don't exactly go to plan . . . Chantal has been through so much and she's finally starting to feel settled. The last thing she needs is the kind of bad news that could change her life all over again. And yet, despite all the ups and downs, the Chocolate Lovers' ladies know they can get through it all as long as they have each other. They're not going to let anything get in the way of their happy-ever-afters in . . . The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding.
Carole Matthews - Sunny Days and Sea Breezes
Jodie Jackson is all at sea, in every sense. On a ferry bound for the Isle of Wight, she's leaving her London life, her career, and her husband behind. She'd like a chance to turn back the clocks, but she'll settle for some peace and quiet on her brother Bill's beautifully renovated houseboat, Sunny DaysBut from the moment Jodie steps aboard her new home, it's clear she'll struggle to keep herself to herself. Jodie soon delights in her newfound freedom. But out of mind isn't out of sight, and when her old life comes knocking Jodie is forced to face reality. Will she answer the call or choose a life filled with Sunny Days and Sea Breezes?
Carole Matthews - A Compromising Position
Emily Miller has been betrayed. When she finds out that photos of herself posing in a saucy Santa suit have been posted on the internet by her boyfriend, the dastardly Declan O'Donnell, her life goes into sharp decline. The press get hold of her story, and before she knows it she's lost her job, her home and her self-esteem. None of this is helped by Emily's friend, Cara, who takes her in. Cara believes that yoga, aromatherapy and the healing power of angels will solve all Emily's problems and her own. But will Cara cast the right spell? Will Emily get herself out of the predicament she's in? And what will happen when the two women fall for the same man?
Carole Matthews - A Place to Call Home
In the dead of night, Ayesha takes her daughter, Sabina, and slips quietly from her home, leaving behind a life of full of pain. Boarding a coach to London, all Ayesha wants is a fresh start. Hayden, a former popstar, has kept himself hidden away for years. He's only opened up his home to two people - Crystal, a professional dancer with a heart of gold, and Joy, an ill-tempered retiree with a soft spot for waifs and strays. When Crystal asks Hayden if Ayesha and Sabina can stay with them, he reluctantly agrees and, as different as they may be, they quickly form an unlikely bond. So when enemies threaten their peaceful home, they will do all they can to save it and each other.
Carole Matthews - A Whiff of Scandal
When Rose escapes from London and Hugh - her devastatingly handsome, intelligent and charming ex-lover - she has no idea that her occupation as an aromatherapist will cause such a scandal in her new country village. All she wants is a bit of peace and quiet, but her weird and wonderful neighbours soon ensure that her life is more complicated and chaotic than it ever was before. Maybe that's because she's in love again...
Carole Matthews - Happiness for Beginners
Molly Baker is living her best life. Thirty-eight years old, she lives on the twenty-five-acre Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by (mostly) four-legged friends and rolling hills. There's Anthony the anti-social sheep, Tina Turner the alpaca with attitude, and the definitely-not-miniature pig, Teacup. Molly runs the farm as an alternative school for kids who haven't thrived in mainstream education. It's full on, but she wouldn't have it any other way. So when the well-groomed Shelby Dacre turns up at Hope Farm asking to enrol his son Lucas, Molly isn't fazed. But Lucas is distant and soon Molly realises he might be more of a handful than she anticipated. And then there's the added problem that his dad is distractingly handsome. Molly has her beloved farm to think of - could letting Lucas and Shelby in be a terrible mistake, or the start of something wonderful? An absolute must-read from the queen of romance Carole Matthews, Molly's story will make your heart sing.
Carole Matthews - All You Need is Love
This is a romantic comedy set in Liverpool about Sally Freeman - a twenty-something single mum and superwoman - and her bid to make her world a better place. Hopelessly in love with her is Johnny - an artist with not a penny to his name - and Spencer Knight - a rich city slicker with a Porsche and a penthouse apartment. Sally wants to improve the dreary estate where she lives and she enlists the help of the locals to plant a garden and build a community centre. But will she choose the right man to love?
Carole Matthews - Wrapped up in You
A Christmas fling, or has Janie found the real thing? Thirty-something hairdresser Janie Johnson’s single status is a constant source of gossip for her friends and clients. So after too many nights in with her cat, a blind date disaster and news that her ex is getting married, Janie realises it’s time to do something dramatic with her life. It’s time for an adventure! Leaving winter behind, Janie takes the plunge and books an exotic trip to Africa. Her friends think she’s mad and Janie thinks they may very well be right… but then she falls head over heels for her tour guide – and fully fledged Maasai Warrior – Dominic. But can Janie now face spending a snowy Christmas back home without him?
Carole Matthews - The Cake Shop in the Garden
Fay Merryweather loves her home on Honeysuckle Lane. Running her tea rooms from her house, looking after her mother and trying to be a good girlfriend and sister doesn't leave Fay with much spare time. When she does get a moment, she finds herself at the bottom of her garden, which is full of lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms, sitting alongside the peaceful canal that runs through her hometown. It is Fay's favourite place. Then Danny Wilde walks into her life. Danny makes Fay feel things she's never felt before and try as she might to resist, Fay is inexplicably drawn to this man. When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay's entire world is thrown off balance even further and she doesn't know which way to turn. Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision - even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most? One thing's for certain: everything is about to change in The Canalside Cake Shop
Carole Matthews - With Love at Christmas
Can the imperfect family really have the perfect Christmas? Juliet Joyce adores Christmas. She loves the presents, the tree, the turkey, the tinsel, everything. Already the festive spirit is upon her, which is just as well as this Christmas things are starting to get out of hand. Her son Tom is out of work and bringing home a slew of unsuitable partners; pregnant daughter Chloe and her little boy have moved back in; Juliet's father, Frank, is getting over a heartbreak of his own and Rita, her eccentric mother, is behaving more erratically each day. And has the chaos got too much for Juliet's husband Rick? With the big day fast approaching, Juliet hopes that she can stop everything spiralling out of control, because the only thing she wants is her family all around her and her home to be filled...
Carole Matthews - Summer Daydreams
What if you had always dreamed of something more? Nell McNamara has a happy life: her boyfriend Olly adores her, their four-year-old daughter Petal is the centre of their world and Nell has a steady job in the local chip shop. When the chippy needs a makeover, Nell jumps at the chance to unleash the creativity fizzing inside her. Inspired by what she can achieve – and encouraged by the best friends a girl can have – Nell is determined to try something new. Waving goodbye to the chip shop, she starts up a new business making her own line of must-have handbags, which are soon flying off the shelves! It seems Nell’s dreams are finally coming true, but her success doesn’t come without a price. Before too long, Nell has to ask herself if it’s really possible to have it all… Full of fun, love and laughter, soak up the sunshine with Summer Daydreams
Carole Matthews - A Minor Indiscretion
Happily married with three children, Ali Kingston doesn't realise that a quick cappuccino in a Covent Garden café is about to turn her life upside down. But then it isn't every day that a street artist 15 years your junior falls at your feet. And when she tries to convince her husband that it was just a minor indiscretion things start to get out of hand...
Carole Matthews - Christmas for Beginners
Christmas is fast approaching at the new Hope Farm. Owner Molly Baker has been convinced to organise an open day to raise some much-needed funds ahead of the New Year, but the nativity tableau is proving challenging. With anti-social sheep, awkward alpacas and a seriously sequined Santa Claus to assemble, Molly is feeling overwhelmed, and in desperate need of some Christmas spirit . . . Despite the chaos of the farm getting in the way of her event planning, Molly is looking forward to spending the holidays with Shelby and Lucas, hopeful that a happy family Christmas is exactly what they need to draw them all together. But while she is busy making plans on the farm, Shelby, it seems, has ideas of his own. As the nativity draws near, the team are working hard to pull off a spectacular festive fete - and make sure the animals and humans remain on their best behaviour. Will this Christmas be merry and bright, or is there more than one surprise in store for Hope Farm?
Carole Matthews - Csokoládéimádók diétája
A csoki fogy, csak mi nem – Joanne Harris ízei és Marian Keyes humora A Csokoládéimádók Klubjának négy női tagja sürgős összejövetelt tart, és persze rengeteg csoki kerül terítékre. Lucy Lombard bízott benne, hogy jóképű főnökével, Aidennel már semmi nem választja el őket, de egy nap az álompasit egy másik nővel találja az ágyban… Autumn új barátja még nem találkozott a lány szüleivel, és talán ez a szerencséje… Nadia férje megesküdött, hogy leszokik az internetes szerencsejátékról, de a bizalmatlan asszony nyomozni kezd utána… Chantal romokban heverő házassága felett pedig váratlanul kisüt a nap… Szinte biztos, hogy a lányoknak rengeteg csokoládéra lesz szüksége! Carole Matthews regényei szinte minden földrészen fergeteges sikert aratnak, páratlan humora több millió olvasót szerzett szívhez szóló történeteinek, számos művéből film készül. A Csokoládéimádók Klubja itthon is nagy sikert aratott, a folytatás pedig még több örömet tartogat, akár egy nagy tábla csoki. „Mint a legtöbb csokitartalmú dolgot, ezt is lehetetlen letenni…” – Life Magazine
Carole Matthews - With or Without You
When Jake tells Lyssa it's not working, she knows he's not talking about the toaster - nor is he referring to their fourth failed attempt at IVF. What she doesn't realise is that he's having an affair with a girl at work. Lyssa is faced with two choices - sink or swim - and, after a fairly shaky start, she decides to swim with style...
Carole Matthews - The Christmas Party
Louise Young is a devoted single mother whose only priority is providing for her daughter, Mia. Louise has a good job in a huge international corporation and she's grateful for it. The only problem is her boss who can't keep his hands to himself, but Louise can handle him. What she really doesn't have time for is romance - until she meets the company's rising star, Josh Wallace. Louise usually says no to evenings out but she's decided to let her hair down tonight. It's the office Christmas party, she has a pretty dress to wear and she's looking forward to some champagne and fun. She's completely unaware that others around her are too busy playing dangerous games to enjoy the party - until she's pulled into those games herself . . . Romance is in the air and secrets are about to be uncovered. It's going to be a night to remember at The Christmas Party.
Carole Matthews - A Cottage by the Sea
Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick since university. The late-night chats, shared heartaches and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. Now in their thirties, Grace is always a bit disappointed about how little time they get to spend together, so when Ella invites them all to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change in pace will help her reconnect with her husband, Harry. Unfortunately for her, Harry isn't as enamoured with Cwtch Cottage as she is. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah, and suddenly the week ahead looks as though it may be even more confusing for all the residents of Cwtch Cottage.
Carole Matthews - The Chocolate Lovers' Club
Chocolate is the glue that holds together a disparate group of London ladies in British writer Matthews's frothy latest. When secretary-aspiring-to-be-an-executive Lucy Lombard discovers her boyfriend is cheating on her, she convenes an emergency meeting of the Chocolate Lovers' Club at upscale chocolatier Chocolate Heaven. But Lucy isn't the only one with a problem: Nadia, a stay-at-home Indo-Brit mom, has a husband with a gambling problem; Chantal, an American transplant journalist, has married into money and a loveless marriage; and old-money do-gooder Autumn's shifty brother moves in with her, causing plenty of disruption to Autumn's tranquil abode. As the dramas play out, Chantal gets the worst of it: her extramarital lover makes off with some of her expensive jewelry. Other romances alternately fizzle and sizzle as the chocoholics chow down on their confections and concoct a plot to get back Chantal's jewelry. Though the narrative's chocolate crutch can get tedious (sometimes very), the Brit humor and unexpected subplots are rewarding.
Carole Matthews - A Csokoládéimádók Klubja
A csokoládé a legjobb barátnőd – Joanne Harris ízei és Marian Keyes humora Egyes nők vásárlásfüggők, mások elepednek egy finom pezsgőért Van, akinek elég a kedvenc könyve, mások vadul partiznak Lucy Lombard csak egy valaminek nem tud ellenállni, a csokoládénak – a krémes és édes mennyei örömöknek. Lucy szerint a csoki jó fejfájásra, meggyötört lélekre, összetört szívre, és az élet egyéb apró bosszúságaira. Egy falat töltött vagy fekete csoda, és máris ízesebb a világ. Három hasonlóképpen csokihívő barátnőjével meg is alakítják a Csokoládéimádók Klubját, ahol hetente kibeszélhetik; ha lelépett a pasi, ha nyomul a főnök, ha kiállhatatlan a férj, vagy betoppan a szőke herceg… Carole Matthews regényei szinte minden földrészen fergeteges sikert aratnak, páratlan humora több millió olvasót szerzett szívhezszóló történeteinek, számos művéből film készül. „Mint a legtöbb csokitartalmú dolgot, ezt is lehetetlen letenni…” - Life Magazine
Carole Matthews - The Chocolate Lovers' Diet
The feisty members of THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS' CLUB are back in a mouth-wateringly delicious new novel. Lucy Lombard thought her ‘Happily Ever After’ was all sewn up when her gorgeous boss Aidan declared his love for her, but she’s just caught him in bed with another woman. As always, she’s not the only one with problems – Autumn’s new boyfriend has yet to meet her parents, Nadia’s husband swears he’s given up gambling but she just can’t trust him, and Chantal is hoping to save her marriage, but not in quite the way she’d expected. It’s not surprising that these girls are going to need a lot of chocolate to see them through the challenges that lie ahead…
Carole Matthews - Nyári ábrándok
Mi van akkor, ha világéletedben többről álmodtál…? Nell McNamara élete boldog: biztos állása van a helyi falatozóban, kedvese, Olly, imádja, négyéves kislányuk, Petal pedig tündéri, körülötte forog az egész világ. A falatozó renoválásra szorul, Nell pedig azonnal kapva kap az alkalmon, hogy kreativitását kiélje. Az eredményen felbuzdulva, na meg legdrágább barátainak az unszolására Nell elhatározza, hogy saját vállalkozásba fog. Tüneményes kézitáskákat gyárt, amelyek rövidesen igen-igen kapósak lesznek. Úgy fest, hogy Nell álmai egy csapásra valóra válnak! Azonban a sikernek ára van, és Nell hamarosan ráébred: rengeteg nehézséggel jár, hogy mindent megtarthasson… Carole Matthews a Sunday Times bestseller írónője. Tizenkilenc könyve jelent meg eddig. Munkáit húsz nyelvre lefordították, a filmes jogokat Hollywood vette meg Csupa móka, kacagás és szeretet. Szívd magadba a napsütést a Nyári ábrándokkal!
Carole Matthews - The Sweetest Taboo
Sadie Nelson ought to know – she’s got two men to choose from and neither one is hassle-free. First there’s Gill McGann, a Hollywood producer who’s flown her from a grey day in London to sun-soaked LA in order to win her heart. He has more to offer Sadie than she could ever have imagined - including a sticky ex. Then there’s gorgeous actor Tavis Jones, whose sense of fun makes Sadie feel immediately at home. But can they ever be more than just good friends? The longer she leaves it, the harder it gets, and Sadie’s about to discover that in LA anything can happen…. 'Classic boy-meets-girl chick fic... But don't knock it! Matthews' previous novels are all tipped to be Hollywood films... Daily Mirror
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