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July 2021
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Six books to make you feel like you're on holiday
The Enchanted April   Elizabeth von Arnim

The Enchanted April 

Elizabeth von Arnim

Inspired by a month-long holiday to the Italian Riviera (we can but dream), Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel tells the tale of four women who find escape from their everyday lives in a wisteria-clad Medieval castle on the shores of the Med.

The Lucky Escape  Laura Jane Williams

The Lucky Escape

Laura Jane Williams

Being left standing at the alter is hardly a good start for a love story, but when Annie is jilted she decides that from now on, she’ll say yes to every opportunity that comes her way – even if it means jetting off on her would-be honeymoon with an old flame.

An Almost Perfect Holiday  Lucy Diamond

An Almost Perfect Holiday

Lucy Diamond

Lorna’s Cornwall cottages are fully booked for the holidays, the sun loungers are lined up by the pool, and the guests are arriving. They’re all hoping for the perfect holiday, but with difficult teenagers, step-children and unexpected exes on the scene, is that really going to happen?

The Camomile Lawn  Mary Wesley

The Camomile Lawn

Mary Wesley

During the dizzyingly hot summer of 1939 – the last free summer for a generation about to be consumed by war – five cousins escape to a house by the Cornish cliffs. Mary Wesley’s novel moves from Cornwall to London and back again, following the cousins through the years.

The Secret Path  Karen Swan

The Secret Path

Karen Swan

Tara Tremain has a successful career and a man who loves her. When she’s dragged back into the orbit of her wealthy family for a party, an emergency trek through the deep Costa Rican jungle is not what she expects, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

A Very French Wedding   Maeve Haran

A Very French Wedding 

Maeve Haran

When Meredith buys a romantic chateau in a village in the Dordogne, she calls her two oldest friends to help with the work. Their lives have taken different paths, but together the three friends aim to bring the chateau back to life and create the perfect wedding venue – with plenty of romance along the way.

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