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My Lemon Grove Summer
Escape to Sicily and reveal its secrets in this perfect summer read
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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Zelda's life isn't exactly what she expected it to be in her 30s. Single, without a home of her own, and at another underwhelming 40th birthday party, she wonders if there might be more to life. But her best friend Lennie has a plan, and before she knows it they have answered an advertisement to go to Sicily to help rejuvenate a crumbling town and head to the beautiful island as a couple. A new life with her favourite person could be the chance to start over. But what if a summer in Sicily is about to change her life in more ways than she could have ever imagined?
The feel-good summer read that's like the best kind of holiday
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
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Jo Thomas' new novel invites you to a special cherry orchard in Spain, where sunshine, romance and family secrets are the order of the day. Perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond, Milly Johnson and Katie Fforde, Sunset over the Cherry Orchard is a heartwarming, hilarious tale. It's time for Beti Winter to dance to her own beat. After three failed engagements Beti is in desperate need of a fresh start. What better place than the sun-drenched hills of Southern Spain?
Lucia has worked hard as a lawyer in Wales, aiming for a big promotion she hopes will shortly come her way. Finally taking a well-earned break at her grandparents' house in southern Italy, the sunshine, lemon trees and her nonna's mouth-watering cooking make her instantly feel at home. But she's shocked to learn that her grandfather is retiring from the beloved family pizzeria and will need to sell. Lucia can't bear the thought of the place changing hands - especially when she discovers her not-quite-ex-husband, Giacomo, wants to take it over!
Can she find her recipe for happiness? Del and her husband, Ollie, moved to a beautiful village in Provence for a fresh start after years of infertility struggles. But six weeks after they arrive, they’re packing the removal van once more. As Del watches the van leave for England, she suddenly realises exactly what will make her happier...a new life in France - without Ollie. Now alone, all Del has is a crumbling farmhouse, a mortgage to pay and a few lavender plants. What on earth is she going to do?
Halley has been running from her problems for years. On a courier trip to Tallfors, deep in Swedish Lapland, everything is going to plan. Halley has her bag, with two precious wedding rings inside for delivery...until she doesn't. The only way to save the wedding is to team up with mysterious reindeer herder Bjorn, the one person who can lead her across the snowy tundra to be reunited with her bag.
It's amazing what you can buy online these days: memorabilia, fashion accessories, a crumbling Italian farmhouse... After a Prosecco-fuelled girls' night in gets out of hand, Ruthie Collins awakes to discover that she has bid for her dream Italian home online - and won. Recently out of a relationship, a new start is just what she needs. Anything is better than sleeping on her mum's settee.
Residential home caterer Connie has had one online-dating disaster too many. Hurt in the past, and with her son to consider, now she's feeling hesitant. Then one of Connie's residents sets her up on a date at a beautiful German Christmas market - with the promise she'll take a mini-bus full of pensioners with her.
Ruby's singing career is on the verge of hitting the big time when her voice breaks. Fearing her career is over, she signs up for a retreat in Tenerife to recover. But an unexpected call from a stranger on a remote Scottish island takes her on a short trip to sort out some family business. It's time to go and see the grandfather she's never met. City girl Ruby knows she will be happy to leave the windswept beaches behind as quickly as she can, especially as a years-old family rift means she knows she won't be welcome at Teach Mhor.
Zeldas gemeinsame Zukunft mit ihrem smarten Freund Lennie sah so verlockend aus: eine Hochzeit auf Sizilien und ein Haus inmitten von Zitronenbäumen. Doch statt Zitroneneis und Dolce Vita erwarten sie auf der Insel ein marodes Anwesen und jede Menge Ärger. Einziger Lichtblick: der charmante Kellner Luca, der Zeldas Gefühle gewaltig durcheinanderbringt.
Working for a winemaker in France is the opportunity of a lifetime for Emmy. Even if she doesn't know a thing about wine beyond what's on offer at the local supermarket. There's plenty to get to grips with in the rustic town of Petit Frère. Emmy's new work friends need more than a little winning over. Then there's her infuriatingly brash tutor, Isaac, and the enigmatic Madame Beaumont tucked away in her vineyard of secrets. But Emmy will soon realise that in life - just as in winemaking - the best things happen when you let go and trust your instincts.
Best seller The Oyster Catcher is Jo Thomas' first irresistibly feel-good novel, set on the coast of Ireland. Dooleybridge, County Galway: the last place Fiona Clutterbuck expects to end up, alone, on her wedding night. But after the words 'I do' have barely left her mouth, that's exactly where she is - with only her sequinned shoes and a camper van for company. One thing is certain: Fi can't go back. So when the opportunity arises to work for a brooding local oyster farmer, Sean Thornton, she jumps at the chance.
We never forget the one who got away. Eighteen years ago Nell fell in love in the mountains of Crete, and life changed forever. Nell's daughter, Demi, has never met her dad. Nell never saw him again. When she gets the chance to return to the hilltop town of Vounoplagia - where everything began - Nell can't resist the urge to go back and find him. Working on a honey farm perched high up in the hills, there's plenty to keep her busy. And she will quickly realise the town harbours just as many secrets as she does.
When their grandfather dies, Fliss and her sisters are astonished to inherit a French château! Travelling to Normandy to visit the beautiful if faded house, they excitedly make plans over delicious crêpes and local cider in the town nearby. But they soon discover the château needs major work, a huge tax bill is due...and there's a sitting tenant, Madame Charlotte Cadieux, to whom they owe a monthly allowance! Unable to sell but strapped for cash, Fliss determines to spruce up the elegant old rooms and open a B&B.
Als Teenager verliebte sich Nell in die Schönheit Kretas und in Stelios, mit dem sie einen unvergesslichen Sommer verbrachte. 18 Jahre später kehrt sie auf die Insel zurück. Auf einer Honigfarm will sie einen Neuanfang wagen. Doch um die Farm steht es nicht gut, seit die Bienen verschwunden sind. Während Nell sich auf die Spur der Bienen begibt, hofft sie, auch Stelios wiederzufinden, der damals ganz plötzlich aus ihrem Leben verschwand.
Lou was having a really bad day. Her best friend stole her boyfriend. She was fired for no reason. Rent was due, and her roommate was out of town...again. Then, she found out her wonderful Grandma G had died, leaving Lou the Sweet Hearth Bakery in the small town of Whispering Mountain way up north in the Pacific Northwest. But when a ghost who smelled like heaven saved her life and Grandma G’s pretty tabby cat with the multi-colored eyes started talking to her, it was time to ask some serious questions. Was there really magic in the town...or was she just going crazy?
Mit gebrochenem Herzen und dem Vorsatz, sich nie wieder zu verlieben, strandet Fiona in einem kleinen irischen Dorf. Akute Geldnot führt sie auf eine Austernfarm, wo sie nicht nur mit ihrer Angst vor dem Wasser und zwei störrischen Eseln zu kämpfen hat, sondern auch mit ihrem Arbeitgeber Sean. Der hat genaue Vorstellungen von der Austernzucht und eine Partnerin, die Fiona das Leben schwer macht.