Der Hortensiengarten

Autor: Marie Lamballe
ISBN: 3732539636
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Als die junge Steinmetzin Giselle in der Bretagne eintrifft, ist sie sogleich fasziniert von der Landschaft. Besonders der verwunschene Garten des Klosters, dessen Kreuzgang sie restaurieren soll, hat es ihr angetan. Als Giselle dort auf eine geheimnisvolle Grabinschrift stößt, trifft sie auf eine Mauer des Schweigens. Nur Bertrand, ein junger Mann aus dem Dorf, ist ebenso neugierig geworden. Gemeinsam begeben sie sich auf die Spur eines Geheimnisses, dessen Wurzeln weit in die Vergangenheit reichen ...

When We Meet Again

Autor: Kristin Harmel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476754160
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Emily thinks she’s lost everything…until a mysterious painting leads her to what she wants most in the world. The new novel from the author of international bestsellers The Sweetness of Forgetting and The Life Intended shows why her books are hailed as “engaging” (People), “absorbing” (Kirkus Reviews) and “enthralling” (Fresh Fiction). Emily Emerson is used to being alone; her dad ran out on the family when she was a just a kid, her mom died when she was seventeen, and her beloved grandmother has just passed away as well. But when she’s laid off from her reporting job, she finds herself completely at sea…until the day she receives a beautiful, haunting painting of a young woman standing at the edge of a sugarcane field under a violet sky. That woman is recognizable as her grandmother—and the painting arrived with no identification other than a handwritten note saying, “He always loved her.” Emily is hungry for roots and family, so she begins to dig. And as she does, she uncovers a fascinating era in American history. Her trail leads her to the POW internment camps of Florida, where German prisoners worked for American farmers...and sometimes fell in love with American women. But how does this all connect to the painting? The answer to that question will take Emily on a road that leads from the sweltering Everglades to Munich, Germany and back to the Atlanta art scene before she’s done. Along the way, she finds herself tempted to tear down her carefully tended walls at last; she’s seeing another side of her father, and a new angle on her painful family history. But she still has secrets, ones she’s been keeping locked inside for years. Will this journey bring her the strength to confront them at last?

The Last Summer

Autor: Judith Kinghorn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101596295
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I was almost seventeen when the spell of my childhood was broken...It was the beginning of summer and, unbeknown to any of us then, the end of a belle epoque... In July of 1914, innocent, lovely Clarissa Granville lives with her parents and three brothers in the idyllic isolation of Deyning Park, a grand English country house, where she whiles away her days enjoying house parties, country walks and tennis matches. Clarissa is drawn to Tom Cuthbert, the housekeeper's handsome son. Though her parents disapprove of their upstairs-downstairs friendship, the two are determined to see each other, and they meet in secret to share what becomes a deep and tender romance. But soon the winds of war come to Deyning, as they come to all of Europe. As Tom prepares to join the front lines, neither he nor Clarissa can envision what lies ahead of them in the dark days and years to come. Nor can they imagine how their love will be tested, or how they will treasure the memory of this last, perfect summer.

The Little French Bistro

Autor: Nina George
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
ISBN: 0451495586
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Following a failed suicide attempt inspired by her loveless marriage, Marianne Messman travels to Brittany with the intention of trying again but changes her mind when the guests of a charming bistro reintroduce her to life's delights.

A Library Of Lemons

Autor: Jo Cotterill
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1848125399
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A poignant story about dealing with grief through the magic of reading and friendship. Calypso's mum died a few years ago and her emotionally incompetent Dad can't, or won't, talk about Mum at all. Instead he throws himself into writing his book A History of the Lemon. Meanwhile the house is dusty, there's never any food in the fridge, and Calypso retreats into her own world of books and fiction. When a new girl, Mae, arrives at school, the girls' shared love of reading and writing stories draws them together. Mae's friendship and her lively and chaotic home - where people argue and hug each other - make Calypso feel more normal than she has for a long time. But when Calypso finally plucks up the courage to invite Mae over to her own house, the girls discover the truth about her dad and his magnum opus - and Calypso's happiness starts to unravel. 'A story of great warmth and emotional wisdom' LINDA NEWBERY

Thornwood House

Autor: Anna Romer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1922052418
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When you’re all that stands between the murderous past and the fate of those you love, how far would you go to save them? When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War Two medic – Samuel Riordan, the homestead’s former occupant – and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him. But as Audrey digs deeper into Samuel’s story, she discovers he was accused of bashing to death a young woman on his return from the war in 1946. When she learns about other unexplained deaths in recent years – one of them a young woman with injuries echoing those of the first victim – she begins to suspect that the killer is still very much alive. And now Audrey, thanks to her need to uncover the past, has provided him with good reason to want to kill again. An enthralling, haunting tale of obsession, love and courage

The Strongest Steel

Autor: Scarlett Cole
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466886676
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In Scarlett Cole's The Strongest Steel, Harper Connelly never expected to find herself outside of a tattoo parlor at one in the morning. The scars that decorate her back are just one more reminder of things she'd rather forget, the past she wants to leave far behind her, but before she can move on, she needs him. Tattoo artist Trent Andrews has his own reasons for specializing in inking over scars. And there's no way in hell he's going to turn Harper away. Not when a swirling mix of tenderness and desire slams into him every time he sees her. She stirs feelings in him he thought were long gone... if he can only get past her carefully constructed defenses. As each session at Second Circle Tattoos gives Harper new ink to cover up old demons, it brings her closer and closer to Trent. His lingering touches seduce her, making her believe in a life without fear, where she can be happy, whole, in love. But when cryptic messages start appearing on Harper's phone, strange deliveries arrive at her door, and Second Circle is vandalized, Harper is convinced that her ex-boyfriend has tracked her down, and worse, that he knows about Trent. She ran from her past once before; this time will she have the strength to fight back? "This book gave me so many feels! Angst, passion, and love all set in Miami, my favorite city. I can't wait for more from this author and I can't recommend this book enough." - Sidney Halston, USA Today bestselling author of Against the Cage "An incredible story about healing, pain, and don't want to miss this one!" --New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin

The Butterfly Summer

Autor: Harriet Evans
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472236653
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Harriet Evans is the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Place for Us and her new novel, The Butterfly Summer, is a compulsive tale about forbidden and enduring love and the secrets we keep that somehow grow beyond all proportion. You'll be desperate to add it to your shelf alongside the best of Patricia Scanlan, Jojo Moyes and Cathy Kelly. 'Harriet Evans is a master at creating characters you feel like you know inside out' Heat What magic is this? You follow the hidden creek towards a long-forgotten house. They call it Keepsake, a place full of wonder ... and danger. Locked inside the crumbling elegance of its walls lies the story of the Butterfly Summer, a story you've been waiting all your life to hear. This house is Nina Parr's birthright. It holds the truth about her family - and a chance to put everything right at last.

Secret Gardens Of Paris

Autor: Alexandra d'. Arnoux
ISBN: 9780500283547
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Lying behind the urban facade of Paris is a hidden landscape. In this book, Alexandra d'Arnoux and Bruno de Laubadere guide us through a concealed, verdant world, unseen by most visitors to the city. The harmonious proportions of the classical genre, the lush style of the picturesque, the playful surprises of the exotic - all types of garden are represented in this gloriously illustrated book, providing enjoyment and inspiration to the expert gardener as well as to the armchair enthusiast.

The Normandy Mulberry Harbours

Autor: William Jordan
Publisher: Pitkin Unichrome, Limited
ISBN: 9781841651576
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The prefabricated Mulberry Harbours were taken across the English Channel from Britain with the invading army, in sections and assembled off the coast of Normandy as part of the D-Day invasion of France in 1944.