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  • by Holly Chamerlin
    £9.49

  • by Holly Chamberlin
    £2.99

    Against the picturesque coastal Maine setting that she evokes so well, bestselling author Holly Chamberlin creates a heartfelt story of family bonds and new beginnings . . . It came as no surprise to anyone in Yorktide when glamorous Carol Ascher fled the little Maine town for New York City. While Carol found success as an interior designer, her younger sister, Bonnie, stayed behind, embracing marriage and motherhood. She even agreed to take in Carol's teenage daughter during a tumultuous patch. Now both their girls are grown and Bonnie, recently widowed, is anticipating the day she'll retire to Ferndean House, the nineteenth-century family home on the rocky Maine coast. But forty-five years after leaving Yorktide, Carol suddenly announces that she's moving backinto Ferndean. Bonnie is indignant. She's the one who kept the homestead in order and tended to their dying mother. Now Carol expects to simply buy her out? As far as Bonnie is concerned, Ferndean is part of their heritagenot just another of Carol's improvement projects, to be torn apart and remade according to her whim. The entire Ascher family is in flux, uncovering secrets that upend their relationships. Carol's longing to be welcomed home is fueled by a painful truth she's carried for years. It will take an extraordinarysummerin a remarkable placeto lead these women back to each other, buoyed by the tides of friendship and forgiveness.

  • by Holly Chamberlin
    £6.49 - 10.99

  • by Holly Chamberlin
    £7.49

  • by Holly Chamberlin
    £12.99

    The bestselling author of The Beach Quilt sets a tale of friendship, family, and newfound love against the beautiful backdrop of coastal Maine. Every June, the quiet beach town of Ogunquit is overtaken by wealthy families who hire local young women like Amy Latimer and Hayley Franklin to care for their children. Best friends since childhood, Amy and Hayley are eager to secure lucrative summer jobs to finance their future hopes and dreams . . . Amy is immediately in thrall to her dynamic boss, Cressida Prior, so different from Amy's mother, Leda. Though skilled at creating tapestries and rugs, Leda lacks confidence.But one thing she does know, after a painful summer long ago as a nanny herself, is how damaging a manipulative boss can be. Hayley's employers, Jon and Marisa Whitby, are loving parents to their two-year-old twins. Jon also has a grown son by a previous marriage. Ethan is kind, handsome, and not least, wealthy. For the first time, Hayley, usually so selfless, can't help seeing him as an opportunity. But the passing weeks bring complications and revelations, altering friendships, testing the bond between mothers and daughters, and proving that the ripples from a single season can last forever . . . Praise for the novels of Holly Chamberlin ';There is sure to be much clamor for this latest beach read.Recommend it to fans of Claire Cook and Elin Hilderbrand.'BooklistonHome for the Summer ';Chamberlin's latest is a great summer read but with substance. It will find a wide audience in its exploration of sisterhood, family, and loss.'Library JournalonSummer with My Sisters

  • by Holly Chamberlin
    £6.49

    For a mother and her almost-grown daughters, Christmas in coastal Maine difficult choices, new surprises and a chance at love in this heartfelt novel.At first glance, Nell King's cozy home in Yorktide, Maine, seems a step down from the impeccable house she shared with her husband in Boston. But in the six years since he abruptly left to marry another woman, Nell and her daughters have found real happiness here. Now, faced with what may be their last Christmas together, Nell feels anxious. She gave up her own ambitions when she married. What will become of her once her daughters leave the nest?Twenty-one-year-old Molly worries about sacrificing her independence the way her mother did. Should she stay in Maine with her dependable boyfriend, or move to the city and prove herself? Felicity, meanwhile, is torn between loyalty to Nell and wanting to spend time with her glamorous stepmother. Nell is eager to make this holiday picture-perfect. But there's a complication-and an opportunity.Nell's first love, now a successful novelist, is in town for a book signing. As the two rekindle their friendship, Nell confronts the choices she once made in the name of stability. And as the days unfold with revelations and unexpected gifts, this Christmas promises to herald a bright new beginning . . .

  • by Holly Chamberlin
    £6.49

    A mother and daughter escape to coastal Maine to find healing in the wake of heartbreaking loss in a poignant novel by the author of All Our Summers. The journey to Yorktide, Maine, was always a happy one for Frieda and Aaron Braithwaite and their two daughters. Frieda loves her mother's old farmhouse, and the girls have grown closer there, sharing a bedroom and spinning stories into the night. But that was beforewhen tragedy was something that happened to other families. Since the car crash that claimed the lives of her husband and their younger daughter, Frieda has struggled emotionally and financially. Bella, now seventeen, is withdrawn and wary, and Frieda fears losing her too. At her mother's urging, Frieda decides to return to Yorktide with Bella for the summer. Bella gets a job in a local shop, and little by little edges her way back into the world. But it's the unexpected connections they makewith a former schoolmate, a troubled teenage girl, and Frieda's estranged fatherthat will spur them to find healing amid bittersweet memories, and discover if their bond is strong enough to guide them back to hope once more. Praise for the writing of Holly Chamberlin ';Chamberlin's latest is a great summer read but with substance. It will find a wide audience in its exploration of sisterhood, family, and loss.' Library Journal on Summer With My Sisters ';Nostalgia over real-life friendships lost and regained pulls readers into the story.' USA Today on Summer Friends

  • by Holly Chamberlin
    £11.99

    Multiple generations gather at a beloved summer housewondering who will inherit it nextin this ';dramatic and moving' novel (Booklist). Some houses have a personality of their own. Larchmere is that kind of placea splendid, sprawling home with breathtaking views that open to briny Atlantic air and seabirds' calls. It's where Tilda McQueen OConnell grew up and now vacations each year, and where she and her siblingsAdam, Hannah, and Craigare commemorating the tenth anniversary of their mother's passing. But instead of the bittersweet but relaxing reunion Tilda expected, she finds chaos. Her father's plan to marry a younger woman has thrown the fate of the beach house into uncertainty. For Tilda, the stakes seem the highest. Alone and vulnerable two years after her husband's death, she sees Larchmere as not just a cherished part of her history, but her eventual refuge from the world. Faced with losing that legacy, Tilda must embrace an unknown future. And all the McQueens must reconcile their shared, sometimes painful pastand learn how to love one another even when it means forging a life apart. This poignant, evocative novel sweeps you into the picturesque town of Ogunquit, Maine, where a family in flux explores their ties to a beautiful beach house, and to each other. ';Explores questions about the meaning of home, family dynamics and tolerance.'Bangor Daily News ';Provides a touristy taste of Maines seasonal attractions.'Publishers Weekly ';A novel for all seasons.'The Maine Sunday Telegram

  • by Holly Chamberlin
    £11.99

    ';A thoughtful social commentary and tender narration of friendship and loyalty' from the bestselling author of A Wedding on the Beach (Publishers Weekly). The town of Yorktide, close to Maine's beautiful beaches and the city of Portland, seems like the perfect place to raise a family. For Jane Patterson, there's another advantage: her best friend, Frannie Giroux, lives next door, and their teenaged daughters, Rosie and Meg, are inseparable. But in the girls' freshman year of high school, everything changes. Rosiequiet, shy, and also very prettyattracts the sneers and slights of a clique of older girls. Over time, the bullying worsens. When Meg betrays their friendship, fearful that she too will be targeted, Rosie suffers an emotional breakdown. Blaming both Meg and Frannie, Jane tries to help Rosie heal while dealing with her own guilt and anger. In the months that follow, each struggles with the ideas of forgiveness and compassion, of knowing when a friendship is shattered beyond repairand when hope can be salvaged, one small moment at a timePraise for Holly Chamberlin ';Nostalgia over real-life friendships lost and regained pulls readers into the story.'USA TodayonSummer Friends ';A great summer read but with substance. It will find a wide audience in its exploration of sisterhood, family, and loss.'Library JournalonSummer with My Sisters ';A dramatic and moving portrait of several generations of a family and each person's place within it.'Booklist on The Family Beach House

  • by Holly Chamberlin
    £11.99

    In a picturesque seaside town in Maine, two families face choices and changes over the course of one eventful summer: ';Compelling.'The Pilot Everyone in Yorktide, Maine, knows sixteen-year-old Sarah Bauer. She's a good student and a dutiful daughter, as well as a beloved best friend to Cordelia Kane. So it's a surprise to all when sensible Sarah reveals that she's pregnant. Though shocked, Sarah's family is supportive. But while Sarah reconciles herself to a new and different future, the consequences ripple in all directions. Her fathera proud, old-time Mainertries to find more work to defray expenses. Her younger sister grapples with a secret she can't share. Cordelia feels abandoned, and Cordelia's mother faces the repercussions of a long-ago decision. As Sarah's mother frets about how she'll juggle childcare with her job at the local quilting store, she seizes on an idea: to band together and make a baby quilt. Piece by piece, a beautiful design emerges. And as it progresses, reflecting the hopes and cares of the women who create it, each will find strength in the friendship and love that sustains them, in hardship and in joy... Praise for the writing of Holly Chamberlin ';A thoughtful social commentary and tender narration of friendship and loyalty.' Publishers Weekly on Last Summer ';Nostalgia over real-life friendships lost and regained pulls readers into the story.' USA Today on Summer Friends

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