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Sue's Latest Book - Summer on a Sunny Island

This summer, sparks are flying on the island of Malta.

When Rosa Hammond splits up from her partner Marcus, her Mum Dora suggests a summer in Malta…

Not one to sit back and watch her daughter be unhappy, Dora introduces Rosa to Zach, in the hope that romance will bloom under the summer sun. But Rosag's determined not to be swayed by a handsome man - she's in Malta to work, after all.

Zach, meanwhile, is a magnet for trouble and is dealing with a fair few problems of his own. Neither Rosa or Zach are ready for love - but does fate have other ideas? And after a summer in paradise, will Rosa ever want to leave?

The Sunday Times bestseller is back with a glorious summer read, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Trisha Ashley and Carole Matthews.

Buy Summer on a Sunny Island

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The Christmas Promise

For Ava Bliss, it's going to be a Christmas to remember…

On a snowy December evening, Sam Jermyn steps into the life of bespoke hat maker Ava Blissham. Sparks fly, and not necessarily good ones…

On a snowy December evening, Sam Jermyn steps into the life of bespoke hat maker Ava Blissham. Sparks fly, and not necessarily good ones.

Times are tough for Ava - she's struggling to make ends meet, her ex-boyfriend is a bully, and worst of all, it's nearly Christmas.

So when Sam commissions Ava to make a hat for someone special, she makes a promise that will change her life.

She just doesn't know it yet…

Curl up with this gorgeous, festive read - the perfect treat for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashely.
Winner of the Readers' Best Romantic Read Award
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Love & Freedom

Honor's hoping for a much-deserved break and the chance to find the mother who abandoned her as a baby. What she gets is an entanglement with a mysterious male whose family seems to have a finger in every pot in town.
Martyn Mayfair has sworn off women with strings attached, but is irresistibly drawn to Honor, the American who keeps popping up in his life. All he wants is an uncomplicated relationship built on honesty, but Honor's past threatens to undermine everything. When her secrets about her mother start to spill out …
Honor has to make an agonising choice. Will she live up to her dutiful name and please others? Or will she choose freedom?
Shortlisted for the Contemporary Romantic Novel Award and the Readers' Best Romantic Read Award
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Dream a Little Dream

Dominic Christy has dreams of his own. Diagnosed as suffering from a rare sleep disorder, having lost his live-in girlfriend and the job he adored as an Air Traffic Controller, he's single minded in his aims. He has money, and plans for the Centre that don't include Liza and her team.

But dreams have a way of shifting and changing and Dominic's growing fascination with Liza threatens to reshape his. And then it's time to wake up to the truth…
Shortlisted for the Contemporary Romantic Novel Award
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Just for the Holidays

"Effortlessly engaging…a magical must!" Heat

The #1 bestselling author returns for summer! Grab your sun hat, a cool glass of wine, and the only book you need on holiday…

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…
Original Fiction Top 20
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A Christmas Gift

Georgine loves Christmas. The festive season always brings the little village of Middledip to life. But since her ex-boyfriend walked out, leaving her with crippling debts, Georgine's struggled to make ends meet.

To keep her mind off her worries, she throws herself into organising the Christmas show at the local performaing arts college. And when handsome Joe Blackthorn becomes her assistant, Georgine's grateful for the help. But there's something about Joe she can't quite put her finger on. Could there be more to him than meets the eye?

Georgine's past is going to catch up with her in ways she never expected. But can the help of friends new and old make this a Christmas to remember after all?
Sunday Times bestseller
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The Little Village Christmas

Alexia Kennedy - interior decorator extraordinaire - has been tasked with giving the little village of Middledip the community café it's always dreamed of.

After months of fundraising, the villagers can't wait to see work get started - but disaster strikes when every last penny is stolen. With Middledip up in arms at how this could have happened, Alexia feels ready to admit defeat.

But help comes in an unlikely form when woodsman, Ben Hardaker and his rescue owl Barney, arrive on the scene. Another lost soul who's hit rock bottom, Ben and Alexia make an unlikely partnership.

However, they soon realise that a little sprinkling of Christmas magic might just help to bring this village - and their lives - together again…
Mass Market Paperback Top 20
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One Summer In Italy

When Sofia Bianchi's father Aldo dies, it makes her stop and look at things afresh. Having been his carer for so many years, she knows it's time for her to live her own life - and to fulfil some promises she made to Aldo in his final days.

So there's nothing for it but to escape to Italy's Umbrian mountains where, tucked away in a sleepy Italian village, lie plenty of family secrets waiting to be discovered. There, Sofia also finds Amy who is desperately trying to find her way in life after discovering her dad isn't her biological father.

Sofia sets about helping Amy through this difficult time, but it's the handsome Levi who proves to be the biggest distraction for Sofia, as her new life starts to take off…
The writing's on the wall… the bedroom wall
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All That Mullarkey

He loves a little wildness in a woman and he's in the right place at the right time to enjoy Cleo's. But it's Cleo who has to pick up the pieces of a marriage based on a lie and the lasting repercussions of that night.

Torn between laid-back Justin and control freak Gav, she's a free spirit that life is trying to tie down. But the rewards are worth it!
Discover Middledip
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Starting Over

She's moving on from her old life and into the perfect cottage in the country. Miles Rattenbury's passions? Old cars and new women! Romance? He's into fun rather than commitment. When Tess crashes the Freelander into his breakdown truck, they find that they're nearly neighbours yet worlds apart.

Despite her overprotective parents and a suddenly attentive Olly, she discovers the joys of village life and even forms an unlikely friendship with Miles. Then, just as their relationship develops into something deeper, an old flame comes looking for him… Is their love strong enough to overcome the past? Or will it take more than either of them is prepared to give?
Winner of the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel Award
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A Summer to Remember

WANTED! A caretaker for Roundhouse Row holiday cottages.

WHERE? Nelson's Bar is the perfect little village. Nestled away on the Norfolk coast we can offer you no signal, no Wi-Fi and - most importantly - no problems!

WHO? The ideal candidate will be looking for an escape from their cheating scumbag ex-fiancé, a diversion from their entitled cousin, and a break from their traitorous friends.

WHAT YOU'LL GET! Accommodation in a chocolate-box cottage, plus a summer filled with blue skies and beachside walks. Oh, and a reunion with the man of your dreams.

PLEASE NOTE: We take no responsibility for any of the above scumbags, passengers and/or traitors walking back into your life…

GET IN TOUCH NOW TO MAKE THIS A SUMMER TO REMEMBER!
#1 Kindle Bestseller in Contemporary Romance
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The Wedding Proposal

Lucas Rose hates secrets… he prides himself on his ability to lay his cards on the table and he expects nothing less in return. He's furious when his summer working as a divemaster is interrupted by the arrival of Elle, his ex, all thanks to his Uncle Simon's misguided attempts at matchmaking.

Forced to live in close proximity, it's hard to ignore what they had shared before Lucas's wedding proposal scared Elle away. But then a phone call from England allows Lucas a rare glimpse of the true Elle. Can he deal with Elle's closely guarded past when it finally comes to light?
Gareth's secret is Diane's freedom
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Want to Know a Secret?

James North has money, and he knows it doesn't buy happiness. He's been a rock for his wayward wife and troubled daughter - but that doesn't stop him wanting Diane.

James and Diane have something in common: they always put family first. Which means that what happens in the back of James's Mercedes is a really, really bad idea. Or is it?
Whatever love means
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Is This Love?

But when Lyddie's teenage sweetheart Jed Cassius returns to Middledip, he brings news that shakes the Rix family to their core. Jed's life is shrouded in mystery, particularly his job, but despite his strange background, Tamara can't help being intrigued by him.

Can Tamara find a balance between her love for Lyddie and growing feelings for Jed, or will she discover that some kinds of love just don't mix?
From the frosty cottages of Middledip to the snowy peaks of Switzerland
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Let it Snow

This Christmas, the villagers of Middledip are off on a very Swiss adventure…

Family means everything to Lily Cortez and her sister Zinnia, and growing up in their non-conventional family unit, they and their two mums couldn't have been closer.

So it's a bolt out of the blue when Lily finds her father wasn't the anonymous one-night stand she'd always believed - and she is in fact the result of her mum's reckless affair with a married man.

Confused, but determined to discover her true roots, Lily sets out to find the family she's never known; an adventure that takes her from the frosted, thatched cottages of Middledip to the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland, via a memorable romantic encounter along the way…
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