The Little Village Bakery

A feel good romantic comedy with plenty of cake

Author: Tilly Tennant

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786810158

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Help yourself to a generous slice of Victoria sponge, a perfect cup of tea and a big dollop of romance. Welcome to the Little Village Bakery. Meet Millie. Heartbreak has forced her to make a new start and when she arrives at the old bakery in the little village of Honeybourne she is determined that this will be her home sweet home. Her imagination has been captured by the tumbledown bakery but with no running water and dust everywhere, her cosy idea of making cakes in a rural idyll quickly crumbles. Luckily the locals are a friendly bunch and step in to help Millie. One in particular, Dylan, a laid-back lothario, soon captures her attention. But just as Millie is beginning to settle in, an unexpected visitor from her past suddenly turns up determined to ruin everything for her. It's time for Millie to face the skeletons in her closet if she's going to live the dream of running her little village bakery, and her blossoming romance with Dylan. A charming heartwarming novel about love, life and new beginnings perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Debbie Johnson. Praise for The Little Village Bakery: 'This book was an absolute pleasure to read - I devoured it in one sitting!'The Reading Shed 'This is an adorable tale of new beginnings, new friends and a village pulling together.Highly recommended.' Shelley Back Books 'I absolutely loved this'Well Read Pirate 'This is the first book I've read by this author and I absolutely loved it. The story weaves together a tale of love, friendship, trust, desire and so much more.' Haven't Got a Clue 'I loved this story, it had a little bit of everything, romance, heartbreak, mystery and a little magic thrown in for good measure. I'll definitely be reading the sequel when it comes out.' Mum Reinvented 'I loved Honeybourne; it's the kind of place I would love to live. This is a sweet, enjoyable read' Cayo Costa What readers are saying about Tilly Tennant: 'A wonderful read with a bubbly, unique and fresh style of writing' Sky's Book Corner 'Tilly makes her characters so relatable that you can't help but fall in love with them' Starcrossed Reviews 'Tilly Tennant has obvious talent for turning the every day into a fairy tale... a sweet touch and light humour' BestChickLit.com 'Tilly Tennant has an amazing gift for story-telling and I'm sure we're going to see great things from her in the future.' Holly Martin

The Miracle of Christmas Village

Author: Michael J. Daly

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981161584

Category:

Page: 46

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In a tired New England industrial city like Bridgeport, Conn., some kids got only one shot at Christmas - Christmas Village, a seasonal Santa's workshop tucked away in a city park and run by the Police Athletic League. In December 1982, just days before Christmas Village's scheduled opening, a twisted arsonist burned it to the ground, incinerating the modest gifts, the animated figures and, most importantly, dashing the hopes of some kids and their families for Christmas. A determined mayor would not let that be. "The Miracle of Christmas Village is a story that President Ronald Reagan called "...just one of the most inspiring Christmas stories I've heard in years and years and years." America agreed.

A Redbird Christmas

A Novel

Author: Fannie Flagg

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588364210

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic. Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas. From the Hardcover edition.

Just for the Holidays

Author: Sue Moorcroft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008175559

Category:

Page: N.A

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Summer in the south of France. Think long, lazy lunches, endless days stretched out by the pool, and carafes of wine on tap. Perfect, unless you have the world's most troublesome family... In theory, nothing could be better than a summer spent basking in the French sun. That is, until you add in three teenagers, two love interests, one divorcing couple, and a very unexpected pregnancy. Admittedly, this isn't exactly the relaxing holiday Leah Beaumont was hoping for - but it's the one she's got. With her sister Michele's family falling apart at the seams, it's up to Leah to pick up the pieces and try to hold them all together. But with a handsome helicopter pilot staying next door, Leah can't help but think she might have a few distractions of her own to deal with... A glorious summer read, for you to devour in one sitting - perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley.

The Legend of the Poinsettia

Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101652055

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao flower of the Holy Night. At Christmastime, the flower blooms and flourishes, the quite exquisite red stars lighting up the countryside. This Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child. Beloved Newbery honor-winning author and Caldecott honor-winning illustrator Tomie dePaola has embraced the legend using his own special feeling for Christmas. His glorious paintings capture not only the brilliant colors of Mexico and its art, but also the excitement of the children preparing for Christmas and the hope of Lucida, who comes to see what makes a gift truly beautiful.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Author: Dr. Seuss

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0679891536

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway.

The Christmas Village and Other Tales of the Magic and Memories of Christmas

Author: John Christopher

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478763703

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 8591

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CHRISTMAS MAGIC TO REKINDLE THE SOUL! A frosty breeze somehow pried its way indoors, and as it passed in a single puff through Yorkminster village, the family's ceramic Christmas display, where it collected a few flakes of the "magical snow" Dad had found at the Enchanted Christmas Shop they had visited while on vacation that summer. The shop had indeed a magical sense about it, transforming that dizzying July day into the scents, sounds and expectations of Christmas. Dad had found the "magical snow" in a display in the back of the store. "Sprinkled about your own Christmas village," the proprietor had explained, "your snow covered streets and lawns will look more real than the snow in your own backyard!" And so they did, with the magical snow even cold to the touch. Dad had purchased the last bag, and he and his daughters had taken turns that afternoon sprinkling it about the streets of Yorkminster. Now, a little bit of the magical snow caught up on that breeze and swirled about the room, glittering in the lights of Yorkminster village, before wafting to the ground about the sleeping girls. Alana awoke suddenly at the sound of a boy's voice and a numb tugging at her arm. It was mostly dark, other than a few distant lights and what seemed a field of stars above. "Get up I say," came the voice again and the pulling of her arm. It was tingling a bit now. "You'll catch the death of you sleeping in the snow like this." Like magical snow in The Christmas Village, these tales of the memories of Christmas will transport you back to the spirit of Christmas! REVIEWS: "Magical snow, a Dickensian village come-to-life and a Shakespearean garden all lend a sense of joy and wonder to these fourteen tales, not unlike the feelings experienced by a child on Christmas morning. I encourage readers young and old to take a break from their over-scheduled lives to read The Christmas Village and Other Tales of the Magic and Memories of Christmas and r

Village Christmas

Author: Miss Read

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140914867X

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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Taken from A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, this is the perfect short tale for the festive season. When the Emery family first moved into the village of Fairacre, the locals were not entirely sure what to make of them. With three children, and another on the way, Mrs Emery didn't exactly fit the villagers' idea of a perfect mother. On Christmas morning, with the sunshine catching the frost on the thatched roofs, there is an unexpected knock at the door of the cottage where Miss Margaret Waters and her sister Mary live. And the events which unfold that day ensure a very different Christmas to any either have seen in all their lives...

The Christmas Surprise

Author: Jenny Colgan

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751553970

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 432

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Includes mouth-watering recipes Rosie 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?

The Little Cottage on the Hill

A gorgeous feel good romance to escape with

Author: Emma Davies

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813505

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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There’s blossom in the trees and daffodils as far as the eye can see. Maddie is looking forward to a fresh start in the countryside, but there’s just one little problem… Following a scandal at her high-flying PR agency, twenty-six-year-old Maddie flees London to help promote what she thinks is going to be a luxurious holiday retreat in the countryside. Everything is riding on her making a success of this new job… Yet when she arrives, Maddie is horrified to find a rundown old farm in a terrible state. The brooding and secretive owner, Seth, spent all his money on leasing the land when he fell in love with the beautiful, dishevelled farm cottages and the very romantic story behind them. When Maddie discovers an old oil painting by the original owner’s wife, she unlocks the secret of the farm’s history and quickly realises she must start getting her hands dirty if this very special place is going to have any chance of survival. As she and Seth begin working together, the stunning view from the top of the hill is not the only thing that’s leaving her breathless… After weeks of hard work the dream looks like it might become a reality, until a secret from Maddie’s past threatens to snatch it all away again. Can Maddie find a way to save the business and herself? Will she finally find a place to keep her heart within the crumbling walls of the little cottage on the hill? Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson who are looking to escape to the countryside and fall in love watching the seasons change. What readers are saying about The Little Cottage on the Hill: ‘A wonderfully uplifting enjoyable read to make you smile.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars ‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A lovely story that is engaging, heart-warming and perfect for an escape.’ I am, Indeed ‘This is a warm, sweet story… The ending left me with a massive grin on my face – although that was after a few tears (both happy and sad) too.’ After the Rain ‘A charming story that I enjoyed reading every second of.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘A wonderfully fun feel-good book… Beware that this book will have you binge-reading it in one sitting. It is that good. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Flew through this one just like her others! A great feel-good light read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A cute fluffy feel good romance with some depth… Overall great read and sweet romance.’ Books and Quirks, 5 stars ‘A funny and heart-warming story, which makes you feel sad in parts and then lifts you up again with laughter in others…’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘Another great book from Emma, flew through this one just like her others! A great feel good light read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Little Beach Street Bakery

A Novel

Author: Jenny Colgan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062371231

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In the bestselling tradition of Jojo Moyes and Jennifer Weiner, Jenny Colgan's moving, funny, and unforgettable novel tells the story of a heartbroken young woman who turns a new page in her life . . . by becoming a baker in the town of Cornwall A quiet seaside resort. An abandoned shop. A small flat. This is what awaits Polly Waterford when she arrives at the Cornish coast, fleeing a ruined relationship. To keep her mind off her troubles, Polly throws herself into her favorite hobby: making bread. But her relaxing weekend diversion quickly develops into a passion. As she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, each loaf becomes better than the last. Soon, Polly is working her magic with nuts and seeds, chocolate and sugar, and the local honey—courtesy of a handsome beekeeper. Packed with laughter and emotion, Little Beach Street Bakery is the story of how one woman discovered bright new life where she least expected—a heartwarming, mouthwatering modern-day Chocolat that has already become a massive international bestseller. Includes 7 Recipes!

The Christmas Candle

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418587540

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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From New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado comes a timeless message that will warm your heart. Imagine a Victorian England village in the Cotswolds where very little out of the ordinary ever happens . . . except at Christmas time. This year, Edward Haddington, a lowly candle maker, is visited by a mysterious angel. That angel silently imparts a precious gift—a gift that’s bungled and subsequently lost. The candle maker and his wife, Bea, struggle to find the gift. And when they do, they have to make a difficult choice. Who among their community is most in need of a Christmas miracle? Join inspirational author Max Lucado and experience anew the joy of Christmas. BONUS: Includes a sneak preview of Max’s novel, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café!

The Great Christmas Knit-Off

A Novel

Author: Alexandra Brown

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062389815

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In the tradition of Trisha Ashley and Jenny Colgan, this first book in a new series by Alexandra Brown—author of the popular Cupcakes at Carrington’s series—tells the hilarious, heartwarming story of a jilted bride who anticipates a lonely Christmas but instead finds herself in the tiny village of Tindledale, where the residents share her obsession with knitting. When life unravels, it’s time to knit… Sybil has always taken comfort in her passion for knitting, creating beautiful knits stitch by stitch. But her world suddenly unravels when her fiancé ditches her for her identical twin sister at her Star Wars-themed wedding, leaving her sporting a Princess Leia do. Then things go from bad to worse when an incident at work jeopardizes her job. Hoping to escape her woes and forget that she’ll be alone for Christmas this year, she visits her friend in Tindledale—a winter wonderland of quaint shops and snowy rooftops. When she arrives in the idyllic town, she can’t help feeling like she’s in a Hallmark greeting card. She’s embraced by welcoming—if eccentric—locals wearing handmade knits that remind Sybil of her own creations as well as her unrealized ambitions of selling them. So when the vintage boutique asks her to make an assortment of knits for their display window, she’s thrilled. The hot town doctor has even taken an interest in Sybil, hoping to heal her broken heart. But just when Sybil thinks she’s going to have her fairytale Christmas after all, an unexpected turn of events threatens to unspool her happily ever after.

Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe

Author: Debbie Johnson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008205884

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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‘Full of quirky characters, friendship and humour, you will devour this engaging and heartwarming novel in one sitting’ – Sunday Express