Tumbledown Manor

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Author: Helen Brown
Publisher: Kensington Books
Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 306
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From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a witty, uplifting novel about a woman who discovers that it's never too late to build the home--and the life--you've always longed for... The windows rattle. The roof leaks. Every surface cries out to be stripped, painted, or polished. But for writer Lisa Trumperton, the dilapidated manor house that once belonged to her great-grandfather is far more than the sum of its battered parts. It's the chance for a new start on her own terms. The fact that it's in the Melbourne countryside of her Australian homeland, far from the deceitful ex-husband she just left behind in New York...well, that's a bonus. Lisa sets to work refurbishing Trumperton Manor, assisted by her son, his friends, and a "Gray Army" of retired handymen. But it's not just her ancestral home that's being transformed. As she trades her chic Manhattan clothes for jeans and work boots, Lisa is changing and fortifying her relationships with her family and her sense of self. There are floods, fires, and catastrophes, but there are new allies too, including a one-eyed cat, a stubborn cockatoo, and a rugged landscaper with an irresistible grin. Piece by piece, the house is pushing Lisa beyond her old limits, daring her to embrace something bigger, braver, and more rewarding than she ever dreamed. Praise for Helen Brown and Her Books "A buoyant tale, heartfelt and open." --Booklist on Cleo "Brown writes eloquently about the bonds between women ... a moving story of love and identity." --Kirkus Reviews on Cats & Daughters


Tumbledown Manor

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Author: Helen Brown
Publisher:
Category : Dwellings
Languages : un
Pages : 443
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Life's going down the gurgler for romance writer Lisa Trumperton. The deadline for her next novel is looming, her daughter won't eat but has a new tattoo each week, and now her Wall Street trader husband has run off with a woman at work. Lisa makes a quick escape, home to Australia, where at least her girl - magnet son seems to be making hay. Determined to grow older disgracefully, she turns her back on a trim and tidy townhouse that is close to shops, aged - care providers and her bossy older sister, instead buying a grand old house in the country that once belonged to her great - grandfather. But like its new owner, Trumperton Manor has seen better days. Crumbling, filthy and possibly haunted, the old house defies Lisa's attempts to restore it. Add flood, fire and family secrets, plus a stray cat with attitude and an overly familiar handyman, and the cracks begin to show.


Her Heart S Desire

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Author: Vivienne Dockerty
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category : Liverpool (England)
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Her Heart’s Desire is another Dockerty saga based on Vivienne’s family tree, set in Victorian Merseyside in 1893.Eighteen year old Lily is spoilt and petted by her father. She spurns the love of Charlie, a twenty-one year old shipyard worker. A courtship from a boy with his lowly background would never do. Lily has her heart set on marrying her cousin Lawrence Patterson, a sea captain with whom Lily has fallen in love.But Lawrence marries Bertha, Lily’s older sister, and Lily, unable to have her heart’s desire, marries Army officer Roland instead. Charlie, who is left bereft when his beloved marries another, finds himself burdened with Mary, a wife who can be cruel and manipulative, causing him to up sticks and make a new life for himself elsewhere.By 1903 both have been widowed. Roland has been killed in the Boer War and Mary died in childbirth. Will fate bring Lily and Charlie back together? Only time will tell...Her Heart’s Desire will appeal to fans of Vivienne Dockerty’s work and those that enjoy historical romance fiction. Vivienne is inspired by Katie Flynn and Maureen Lee and her writing style emulates the work of Dilly Court.


The Dark Pageant

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Author: Edward Lucie-Smith
Publisher:
Category : Criminals
Languages : en
Pages : 281
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In the wars and confusion of 15th-century France, two romantic figures have become the stuff of legend: Joan of Arc, whose destiny led her through the flames to be viewed as a saint, and her champion Gilles de Rais, the glittering Marshal of France, who has gone down in history as a byword for limitless evil. What did happen to the hundreds of young victims who were taken to Gilles' Brittany castle and never returned? Gilles' story is told here through the eyes of Raoul de Saumur, his lifelong comrade-in-arms, impelled by curiousity to fathom his friend's secret, yet terrified himself by what he might discover.


Glas

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Publisher:
Category : Russian Booker Prize
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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The House On Hay Hill

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Author: Dorothy Eden
Publisher:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 277
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The tale of a young American who inherits a romantic old house in London is the title story of this anthology of eight tales


Good Housekeeping

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Category : Home economics
Languages : en
Pages :
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A Romance Of Dijon

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Author: Matilda Betham-Edwards
Publisher:
Category : English fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 395
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