'Sparky, fun and endearing' - Katie Fforde 'Joyous and carefree, a souffle of a book that will lift the spirits of anybody who ever daydreamed about a different, more glam life' - Bernadette Strachan ------------------------------ She was just a girl, standing in front of a boy . . . wishing he looked more like Hugh Grant. Scarlett loves the movies. But does she love sensible fiancé David just as much? With a big white wedding on the horizon, Scarlett really should have decided by now . . . When she has the chance to house-sit in Notting Hill - the setting of one of her favourite movies - Scarlett jumps at the chance. But living life like a movie is trickier than it seems, especially when her new neighbour Sean is so irritating. And so irritatingly handsome, too. Scarlett soon finds herself starring in a romantic comedy of her very own: but who will end up as the leading man? A fabulously fun romantic comedy debut, referencing all those much-loved chick flick classics: Four Weddings; Sleepless in Seattle; When Harry Met Sally, to name just a few!
'An irresistible, feel-good story infused with infectious humour and sprinkled with Manhattan magic' - Miranda Dickinson 'An endearing, romantic and fun read for chick-lit (and rom com!) fans' - Closer --------------------------- Scarlett O'Brien, utterly addicted to romantic films, has found her leading man. She's convinced Sean is Mr Right, but the day-to-day reality of a relationship isn't quite like the movies. With Sean constantly away on business, Scarlett and her new best friend Oscar decide to head to New York for the holiday of a lifetime. From one famous landmark to the next, Scarlett and Oscar make many new friends during their adventure - including sailors in town for Fleet Week, a famous film star, and Jamie & Max, a TV reporter and cameraman. Scarlett finds herself strangely drawn to Jamie, they appear to have much in common: a love of films and Jamie's search for a parent he never knew. But Scarlett has to ask herself why she is reacting like this to another man when she's so in love with Sean . . . The third fabulously fun romantic comedy from Ali McNamara, bestselling author of Breakfast at Darcy's and From Notting Hill with Love . . . Actually
'Plan a duvet day and indulge in this delightful tale of two cities. Fans of the romcoms referred to in the title will relish this' - Bella ---------------------------------- Movie addict Scarlett O'Brien is finally living the jet-setting life she's dreamed of - but it all hangs by a shiny, golden thread. Flying between London and New York, running two businesses, planning her wedding to handsome fiancé, Sean, with best friends Oscar and Maddie - life couldn't be better. But then Scarlett meets paparazzi darling, Gabriella Romero, and life suddenly becomes even more extravagant and glamorous. As she begins to experience the other side to being rich and famous, it's not only Scarlett's perfect wedding that's put in jeopardy, but her whole world. Indulge in all your favourite rom-coms at once with this warm, fun tale of what happens when you really live the glitz and the glamour.
How many lifetimes would you travel to find a love that lasts for ever? When single career girl Jo-Jo steps onto a zebra crossing and gets hit by a car, she awakes to find herself in 1963. The fashion, the music, her job, even her romantic life: everything is different. And then it happens three more times, and Jo-Jo finds herself living a completely new life in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The only people she can rely on are Harry and Ellie, two companions from 2013, and George, the owner of a second-hand record store. If she's ever to return from her travels, Jo-Jo must work out why she's jumping through time like this. And if she does make it back, will her old life ever be the same again? Step back in time with this fabulously fun and feed-good comedy of time travel and romance, from the author of From Notting Hill with Love . . . Actually
'Wonderfully romantic, full of mystery and magic. I fell in love with Ballykiltara!' - Cathy Bramley You'll find a warm welcome in this magical story from Ali McNamara, bestselling author of Daisy's Vintage Cornish Camper Van and From Notting Hill with Love, Actually ------------------------------------- One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it. 'The Welcome House' is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor. While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she's remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel. But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious 'Welcome House'? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness? ------------------------------------------ 'Breathtakingly scenic, full of love, friendship, romance, magic... made me want to move to Ballykiltara right away' - Alex Brown, author of The Secret of Orchard Cottage What readers are saying about The Summer of Serendipity 'A really heartwarming novel' - The Booktrail 'Make sure you pack it into your case for any summer trips you might be planning' - t*rexes and tiaras 'A magical read full of mystery, romance and mythical Irish charm. This summery novel will make you look at your own life with new eyes and see that spark of magic in the stories that surround you every day' - Laura Bambrey Books 'A book guaranteed to lift your spirits this summer' - charlenejess.wordpress.com 'A lovely, warm and sweet read' - Bleach House Library 'This book entranced and mystified me. I was desperate to discover the secret of the welcome house, just as much as Ren was. The book pulled me in and its mixture of fun and folklore kept me turning pages till the end' - Rachale's Reads 'An enticing novel, bringing together a wonderful story, filled with friendly, realistic characters, gorgeous scenery, and a little bit of magic' - Whispering Stories 'Another warm and funny love story from Ali and I highly recommend escaping with it this summer' - One More Page 'This book is perfect if you are looking for a summer read for the holiday you're about to take or if you simply want to escape to Ireland for a while from the comfort of your armchair or garden lounger. Ali's writing is welcoming, warm and romantic. I love her and I adored this book (if you couldn't tell already.)' - Novel Kicks 'Everything you need for a holiday read... it's humorous, it's magical and it's so full of delightful charm that you can't help but enjoy it!' - The Quiet Knitter 'I had a feeling I would fall in love with this tale and that's exactly what I did!' - Fiction Dreams 'I loved this book from start to finish' - Kelly's Book Corner 'A magical and charming read, rich in scenery and community that'll make you fall in love' - Samantha Kilford 'A charming and engaging read' - Cosmochicklitan 'A lovely summer read...a gentle, rather charming book' - The Literary Shed 'The perfect summer read' - Fabulous Book Fiend
The heart-warming, romantic read we all need right now
Author: Ali McNamara
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Welcome to the glorious little Cornish town of St Felix - where romance and magic sparkle in the summer air 'St Felix has stolen my heart yet again; a perfect, sparkling, summer read.' Cathy Bramley Kate thinks all her wishes have come true when she opens her own little craft shop in the idyllic harbour town of St Felix. But she soon finds a mystery lingers in her new shop - a sixty-year-old love story told through beautiful paintings and intricate embroideries. Jack, the owner of the nearby art shop, volunteers to help Kate unravel the mystery, but in doing so they realise their own lives share some uncanny similarities with Clara and Arty, their 1950s counterparts . . . Can Kate and Jack put right a decades-old wrong, and maybe find their own happy ending on the way? * Praise for Ali McNamara: 'Fun and endearing' Katie Fforde 'Perfect easy reading' Sun An irresistible, feel-good story infused with infectious humour' Miranda Dickins 'Funny and light-hearted' Heat
The blossom is out in the little Cornish harbour town of St Felix But Poppy Carmichael's spirits aren't lifted by the pretty West Country spring. Inheriting her grandmother's flower shop has forced her to return to Cornwall, a place that holds too many memories. Poppy is determined to do her best for the sake of her adored grandmother, but she struggles with the responsibility of the more-shabby-than-chic shop. And with the added complication of Jake, the gruff but gorgeous local flower grower, Poppy is very tempted to run away... The pretty little town has a few surprises in store for Poppy. With new friends to help her and romance blooming, it's time for Poppy to open her heart to St Felix and to the special magic of a little flower shop by the sea! Let Ali McNamara, author of the much-loved From Notting Hill with Love...Actually, bring some sparkling sunshine into your life
'Utterly enjoyable' - Stylist 'Perfect easy reading' - Sun ------------------------ When Darcy McCall loses her beloved Aunt Molly, she doesn't expect any sort of inheritance - let alone a small island! Located off the west coast of Ireland, Tara hasn't been lived on for years, but according to Molly's will, Darcy must stay there for twelve months in order to fully inherit. It's a big shock. And she's even more shocked to hear that she needs to persuade a village full of people to settle there, too. Darcy has to leave behind her independent city life and swap stylish heels for muddy wellies. Between sorting everything from the plumbing to the pub, Darcy meets confident, charming Conor and sensible, stubborn Dermot - but who will make her feel really at home? Another fabulously fun rom com novel from the author of From Notting Hill with Love . . . Actually
Release on 2005-01 | by Richard Curtis,Andy Hopkins
Author: Richard Curtis,Andy Hopkins
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
William is single and lives in London's Notting Hill with his lodger, Spike. He owns a travel bookshop. One day Anna Scott, the biggest movie star in the world, walks into his shop, buys a book and changes William's life forever...This charming and hilarious film starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts is by Richard Curtis, the writer of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually.
'Laugh-out-loud champagne comedy...an enchanting summer wedding feast!' Lancashire Post Four months. Four weddings. One happy ending...? Lifelong friends and rom-com fans Bea, Lizzie, Hannah and Kat have curled up with Bridget Jones, sobbed at Love, Actually and memorised the script to Notting Hill. They always joked about getting married in one summer - their own Four Weddings - and it seems like this might just be the year . . . That is, until Bea turns down her boyfriend's proposal. Is her own Hugh Grant waiting for her amid the champagne and confetti? Can real-life romance ever live up to a Richard Curtis movie? As the wedding - and festival - season gets into its swing, can all four friends find their happy ever after...? Raise a glass of champagne and get ready for this summer's most charming romantic comedy! Perfect for fans of Sophie Ranalds, Mandy Baggot and Sue Roberts 'A hugely entertaining summer read... A real joy!' The Lady 'Fizzing with life' Books Life and Everything 'What a wonderful read . . . the perfect British romcom to curl up with!' The Reader's Corner *** Readers love Annie Robertson: 'I LOVED it...this book filled me with joy' 'An absolutely perfect summer read' 'Fun and heartwarming' 'A vibrant, warm and satisfying read' 'A joyous read: in turns funny, moving and pure escapism!' 'Full of humour and emotion too, this is just an all around fabulous fun book'