Carole Matthews - A Cottage by the Sea - Little, Brown Book Group
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    • ISBN:9781405524568
    • Publication date:28 Mar 2013
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A Cottage by the Sea

By Carole Matthews

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Three best friends, their men and a week in . . . A Cottage by the Sea.

Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time.

When Ella invites them to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change of scenery will help her reconnect with her distant husband.

Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly, incorrigible Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah.

This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever...

Join Grace, Ella and Flick for a week of love, laughter, tears and friendship in A Cottage by the Sea

Biographical Notes

Carole Matthews was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Comedy RoNA for 2012 and inducted into the Reader Hall of Fame by the inaugural Festival of Romance. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world. Carole is the Sunday Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels, is published in more than thirty countries and her books have sold to Hollywood. For all the latest news from Carole, visit www.carolematthews.com, follow Carole on Twitter or join the thousands of readers who have become Carole's friend on Facebook.

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  • ISBN: 9780751545531
  • Publication date: 28 Mar 2013
  • Page count: 480
This book is a complete pleasure to read! A Cottage by the Sea is a brilliant holiday read - one of Carole Matthews' best books to date! — Fabulous Magazine
Deftly done with some bittersweet depth, and an achingly romantic heart — Star Magazine
A captivating book, vivid descriptions full of twists and turns. A must-read — Stevenage Comet
This book is an absolute delight and one of her very best . . . Totally absorbing, a fabulous holiday read! — Hot Brands, Cool Places
A perfect summer read — Sidmouth Herald
Perfect summer reading. No one does it better than Carole, and this bittersweet story of friendship, marriage and romance is beautifully handled by a writer at the top of her game — Rowan Coleman
A Cottage by the Sea is a warm, romantic tale of love and friendship, loyalty and betrayal. Holidays with friends may never seem the same again! — Take a Break
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