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Love Hunt

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: May 2010
ISBN: 9780340936948

The announcement of a grand Treasure Hunt sets the Lodes Valley ladies’ hearts aflutter. The cash is only part of the appeal: a win could solve several romantic dilemmas. Pixie Guinness sees the quest as a route back to her wayward husband while Pheely is spurred into a covert affair. Faith hopes to snare true love, Rory; and Liv – well, Liv just wants distraction from the boredom of country life.

But it is Trudy who finds the trail of clues leads her in quite a different direction, and one closer and closer to temptation. Is she chasing a rainbow or just chasing her own tail? As the hunt reaches its climax, the competitors find they are fighting for the highest prize of all – their own happy ending.

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Four Play

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: May 2007
ISBN: 9780340921258

Despite her broken heart, when Dilly Gently joins Magnus Olensen’s new band, the chemistry between them is explosive. Both impossibly romantic dizzy blondes with the souls of poets, they could be made for each other. But before they have chance to declare themselves, Dilly’s friend Nell confides that she has a huge crush on Magnus, and Dilly nobly steps down in order to play reluctant matchmaker. Nell returns the favour by setting her friend up with her dashing twin brother Flipper. But Flipper the bounder is not a good rebound for a true romantic. He hides a secret that could break Dilly’s heart all over again…

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Tongue in Cheek

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: May 2006
ISBN: 9780340895795

From the very first day that they move to the Oddlode Valley, it’s inevitable that young teacher Mo Stillitoe, recently separated socialite Diana Lampeter and cool, retired dressage diva Anke Brakespear will find their lives entangled. Despite their differing generations and backgrounds, the women are on a relocation collision course. As inept removal men deliver furniture – and even horses – to the wrong houses, other moves are being made . . . Mo’s bad boy lover takes Diana’s eye, Anke’s flirtatious husband immediately suggests Mo hop into bed with him – and Diana’s local heart-throb brother comes joyfully face to face with the Danish ice-maiden he posted on his wall as a teenager.

As a long, hot Indian summer burns its embers into winter, the newcomers settle into their beautiful frost-hugged surroundings, generating enough heat to melt every heart in Oddlode. New passions ignite and old flames are fanned amid the honeyed villages, enchanted gardens, haunted parkland and raucous country social life. The heat is on, and sparks fly – but is this just a flash in the pan or is somebody fuelling the fire?

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Lots of Love

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: May 2003
ISBN: 9780340682319

When Ellen Jamieson breaks up with her long-standing boyfriend, she plans to go travelling. But first she agrees to house-sit for her parents, who are trying to find a buyer for their idyllic cottage in the Cotswold village of Oddslode. The village is full of quaint and eccentric characters, both blue-blooded and below the salt, and Ellen is the subject of much speculation. Under the wing of Ophelia (‘Touchy Pheely’) Gently, an impoverished local sculptor, Ellen goes to an Auction of Promises village fundraiser and wins a mysterious lot of three wishes. These have been donated by Jasper Belling, the incredibly gorgeous prodigal son of the local lord of the manor. Falling in love with a notorious hell-raiser is the last thing Ellen intended, and the convoluted scandals of the villagers put many obstacles in the way of the young lovers. Several ancient skeletons come rattling out of various cupboards before a no-holds-barred, loved-up finale.

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Lucy Talk

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: September 2001
ISBN: 9780340768099

Meet Lucy Gordon, the sweet, scatty, irresistible heroine of Fiona Walker’s delicious new novel. Lucy lives in a Berkshire village with her two friends, Jane and Bella, and works in the marketing department of Widgetex Computers. Her boss – Slave Driver – is a constant bane; her family are lovable eccentrics; her boyfriend, the dishy but fickle Greg, takes shameless advantage of her (Lucy is too good hearted to notice). Throughout two action-packed, fun-filled, disaster-strewn years, Lucy charts an erratic course among this motley crew to her very own happy ending.

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Between Males

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: March 2001
ISBN: 9780340682296

Odette, who looks like Linda Lusardi in a DKNY suit and has more zeros at the end of her bank balance than an astronaut’s altimeter, decides to throw up the high-powered job that doesn’t leave time for relationships and start her own club/restaurant. When the venture seems doomed before it has even begun by a rival chef who is as gorgeous as Jean Christophe Novelli and as temperamental as Marco Pierre White, Odette determines on revenge. Accepting a menial job in her enemy’s kitchen, she plots his downfall – but ends up getting her heart broken, fingers burnt and her goose cooked…

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Snap Happy

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: May 1999
ISBN: 9780340682272

A budding stand-up comic, Juno is voluptuous, hedonistic, funny and terminally untidy. On her thirtieth birthday, she decides to have a wild one-night-stand to mark the occasion. But seducing her new flatmate before he’s had a chance to unpack his belongings is not a wise move. Just over from New York, Jay Mulligan is intense, mysterious and, as Juno joyously discovers, far better than breakfast in bed. It’s only when they both get out of that bed on the wrong side three days later that the problems start …

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Well Groomed

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: June 1997
ISBN: 9780340660492

When Tash French’s grandmother mistakes a Christmas cracker ring for an engagement ring, a wedding of astronomical proportions is planned. Tash and her partner Niall go along with it, but Tash starts to have her doubts, as her eyes begin to wander.

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Kiss Chase

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: July 1996
ISBN: 9780340635155

Felix Sylvian looks like the Angel Gabriel in a sulk and is as irresistible to women as melted chocolate on a ripe strawberry. But he has one nasty habit he can’t seem to break: a sadistic tendency to ride rough-shod over any girl foolish enough to fall for him.

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French Relations

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: July 1995
ISBN: 9780340634882

A summer holiday with her eccentric, infuriating family and assorted glamorous hangers-on is the last thing Tash French would usually volunteer for. But her mother is insistent and, out of a job and recently ditched by her boyfriend, Tash decides that spending July in the vast rambling Loire chateau might have its compensations.

It’s a summer of lust, bed-hopping, unresolved sexual tension, horses, dogs, bolshy kids and lots of bad behaviour. And in the midst of bedlam, at least two people fall in love …

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