Eine kleine Lüge mit großen Folgen: Seit Jahren ist Teresa Appleton heimlich in ihren Boss Clark Shelton verliebt, dessen Interesse an ihr sich jedoch ausschließlich auf ihre Fähigkeiten als Sekretärin beschränkt. Trotzdem behauptet sie während eines Telefonats, mit ihm verlobt zu sein, um ihre besorgte Mutter zu beruhigen. Prompt rückt diese trotz ihrer Flugangst einen Tag später bei ihrer Tochter in der Firma an, um den künftigen Schwiegersohn kennenzulernen - und das Chaos nimmt seinen Lauf ...
Thea’s parents decide to host a big family Christmas in a house by the sea... even though they are, in fact, about to split up. Thea herself is newly single - her sister and brother are both settled, with children, homes and a future. But Thea’s boyfriend has ditched her in favour of his pedigree dogs, and Thea can’t decide whether or not she minds. There will be copious food and drink, holly and mistletoe, lots of bracing walks and a wintry barbecue on the beach. If it seems an odd way to celebrate the final break-up of a marriage and the Moving On to new partners, no- one is saying so. But then no-one had anticipated that the new partners might actually turn up to complicate the sleeping arrangements. As Cornwall experiences the biggest snowstorm in living memory, the festive atmosphere comes under some strain. Will Thea manage to find some happiness for herself? Will the mistletoe work its magic on them all?
Every Time a Bell Rings
Author: Carmel Harrington
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
‘Embraces the spirit and the message of the movie...A must read’ – Karolyn Grimes, actress, ‘Zuzu’ in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ ‘Beautiful and uplifting...Written with such heart it warms the soul’ – Claudia Carroll, bestselling author of ‘Meet Me in Manhattan’
Marry Me at Christmas
Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: HQN Books
Wish upon a Christmas star in this sparkling Fool's Gold romance! To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy—until she finds out she'll be working closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every corner! Jonny came to Fool's Gold looking for normal, not for love. Happily-ever-after only happens in the movies. Still, nothing about this quirky town is quite what he expected, and “ordinary” Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Refreshingly honest, disarmingly sweet. Achingly beautiful.
Liebeschaos unterm Mistelzweig Mia will es endlich wagen und zur Weihnachtszeit ihren Verlobten Niklas heiraten. Doch trotz märchenhafter Adventszeit und tatkräftiger Unterstützung ihrer besten Freunde sind sich die beiden nicht mehr sicher. Liebeschaos ist vorprogrammiert! Ob es Mias bester Freundin Sophie gemeinsam mit dem Trauzeugen gelingen wird, die Hochzeit zu retten? Und für wen bringt dieser Winter ebenfalls noch die wahre Liebe? Erste Leserstimmen „Eine romantische und turbulente Weihnachtsgeschichte“ „Schöne Christmas-Lovestory“ „Ein zuckersüßer, stimmungsvoller Kurzroman – perfekt für gemütliche Lesestunden unterm Weihnachtsbaum“ „Klare Leseempfehlung für alle Romantiker“ „Liebesroman, der das Herz höherschlagen lässt!“ Über die Autorin Laura Albers hat in Saarbrücken Übersetzen und Dolmetschen Englisch/Französisch studiert. Seit 2006 schreibt sie. Neben der Liebe als Leitmotiv sind ihr Humor, Fantasie und gut gezeichnete Charaktere wichtig. Unter dem Pseudonym Angelika Lauriel veröffentlicht sie Kinder- und Jugendbücher sowie Krimikomödien und humorvolle Frauenromane bei mehreren Verlagen. Seit Sommer 2016 unterrichtet sie Deutsch als Zweitsprache an einer weiterführenden Schule. Außerdem übersetzt sie Bücher aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche.
Never Trust a Callboy
Author: Birgit Kluger
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
I knew that planning a wedding would be stressful. What I didn’t expect was finding a dead body in our living room four weeks before the event, with all evidence pointing to me as the murderer of a man I had never even met before. There wasn’t much I could do about it except deal with the deceased in a rather unconventional way. That was mistake number one. Mistake number two was that I expected Ron, my fiancé, to be faithful to me. Mistake number three ... Well, I’ll let you find that out for yourself. Just read the book, but be prepared for a lot of mayhem, lies and wedding planning bliss. Murder, Love, Passion - A fast-paced crime comedy by Birgit Kluger!
‘This was where her dreams drifted to if she didn’t blot her nights out with drink; this was where her thoughts settled if she didn’t fill her days with chat. She remembered this tiny, remote foreign village on a molecular level and the sight of it soaked into her like water into sand, because this was where her old life had ended and her new one had begun.’ Portobello – home to the world-famous street market, Notting Hill Carnival and Clem Alderton. She’s the queen of the scene, the girl everyone wants to be or be with. But beneath the morning-after makeup, Clem is keeping a secret, and when she goes too far one reckless night she endangers everything – her home, her job and even her adored brother’s love. Portofino – a place of wild beauty and old-school glamour, and where a neglected villa has been bought by a handsome stranger. He wants Clem to restore it for him and it seems like the answer to all her problems – except that Clem has been there once before and vowed, for her own protection, never to return . . .
USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan heats up the season with the O'Neil brothers in a brand-new holiday series! Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green's favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year. Jackson O'Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family's resort—it's in his blood, and he can't let it fail. Now that he's got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus. Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she's out of her depth with Jackson—he makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it's terrifying. As the snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn't believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell?
Der neue, wundervoll weihnachtliche Liebesroman von den Erfolgsautorinnen Dana Summer und Loki Miller zum Träumen, Schmunzeln und Mitfiebern. In Hopes Leben läuft gerade alles schief. Ihre Confiserie steht kurz vor dem Bankrott und nur ein Wunder kann ihr noch helfen, damit ihr Lebenstraum nicht zerplatzt. Vor diesem Chaos flieht sie von London aufs Land zu ihrer Granny, um dort ein wenig zur Ruhe zu kommen. Leider hat sie nicht mit dem ewig mies gelaunten, aber verdammt heißen neuen Nachbarn namens Nate gerechnet, der sie ganz schön auf Trab hält. Seit einigen Monaten lebt dieser zurückgezogen auf dem alten Gutshof und begibt sich nur unter Menschen, wenn es gar nicht anders geht. Hope schafft es mit ihrer fröhlichen Art, dass er sich endlich ein wenig öffnet. Doch je mehr Nate sie in sein Leben lässt, umso misstrauischer wird Hope. Warum will Nate absolut nicht über seine Vergangenheit sprechen und was hat es mit dem verschlossenen Zimmer auf sich? Als Hope eine Pistole in seinem Haus findet, ist sie sich sicher: Nate ist nicht der, der er vorgibt zu sein. Der Weihnachtsroman entspricht ungefähr 230 Taschenbuchseiten.
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
As the holidays approach, Savannah antique dealer Weezie Foley is distracted by both her upcoming wedding and her best friend and maid-of-honor BeBe Loudermilk, who, due to give birth any day, is still adamantly refusing to marry her live-in-love Harry. 250,000 first printing.
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher: Little, Brown
In bestseller Elin Hilderbrand's first Christmas novel, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises. Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can't get him to commit. And Bart, the youngest and only child of Kelley's second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines. As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus (or the guy who's playing Santa at the inn's annual party), utter chaos descends. With the three older children each reeling in their own dramas and Bart unreachable in Afghanistan, it might be up to Kelley's ex-wife, nightly news anchor Margaret Quinn, to save Christmas at the Winter Street Inn. Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, a small house fire, many shots of whiskey, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling, in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays.
Every Little Thing
Author: Marie Force
Grayson Coleman has just moved home to Butler, Vermont after spending years working for a high-powered law firm in Boston. He's looking for a simpler, less stressful existence in the sleepy little mountain town where he grew up with his siblings and Abbott cousins. Once the holidays are over, he plans to hang out a shingle and open a new general law practice. After helping to raise his seven younger siblings, the last thing on Grayson's mind is a family of his own.Emma Mulvaney is enjoying a break from her reality as a busy single mother in New York City while she and her adorable daughter, Simone, spend the holidays in Vermont with Emma's sister, Lucy, and Lucy's future in-laws, the Abbotts. After meeting Abbott cousin Grayson Coleman and talking to him for hours, Emma is nervous and excited to have dinner alone with him after sharing her deepest, most personal secrets with him. Will that first night be the start of something new for the jaded lawyer and the selfless single mom or will a holiday week flirtation turn into something much bigger than either of them ever expected?Come back to Butler, Vermont for more of the charming Abbott family, their matchmaking father and grandfather and of course, Fred the Moose.The indie-published Butler, Vermont Series is a continuation of Marie's Green Mountain Series with all the things you loved best about that series--Fred the Moose, the boisterous Abbott family, the beautiful Vermont mountain landscape and the sexy romances that set your heart to racing. Catch up with the series by checking out the Green Mountain Series and then come along on the next phase of the story with the all new Butler, Vermont Series!The Green Mountain SeriesBook 1: All You Need Is LoveBook 2: I Want to Hold Your Hand Book 3: I Saw Her Standing There Book 4: And I Love Her Novella: You'll Be Mine Book 5: It's Only Love Book 6: Ain't She Sweet
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher: Little, Brown
It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women--two sisters and one friend--make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all trying to escape from something: Melanie, after seven failed in-vitro attempts, discovered her husband's infidelity and then her own pregnancy; Brenda embarked on a passionate affair with an older student that got her fired from her prestigious job as a professor in New York; and her sister Vickie, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, something more, while the women confront their pasts and map out their futures. eBook now includes a preview of Elin Hilderbrand's The Island.
Ravishing the Heiress
Author: Sherry Thomas
Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well. She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl. And in return, the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealth, saving his family from bankruptcy. Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight years before consummating the marriage--and then, only to beget an heir. After which, they will lead separate lives. It is a most sensible arrangement. Except for one little thing. Somehow Millie has fallen head over heels in love with her husband. Her husband, who has become her very best friend, but nothing more...Her husband, who plans to reunite with his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful and newly widowed Isabella, as soon as he has honored the pact with his wife... As the hour they truly become husband-and-wife draws near, both Millie and Fitzhugh must face the truth in their hearts. Has their pact bred only a great friendship--or has it, without either of them quite noticing, given rise to a great love?