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    • ISBN:9780349415567
    • Publication date:30 Nov 2017
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A Winter's Tale

a heartwarming romance for a cold winter's night

By Carrie Elks

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Meet the Shakespeare family: four sisters, four stories . . . four ways to find true love

'An amazing romance that will captivate your imagination and warm your heart.' Mad About Books

'A sexy, addictive romance worthy of big screen triumphs.' Kraftireader

Christmas comes just once a year . . . but true love lasts a lifetime

Kitty Shakespeare moved from London to LA to make it in the film business - but unfortunately talent isn't enough when interviews make you crumble. When she's finally offered a job as a nanny to a major producer's son, she snaps up the chance to at least make some contacts over the holiday. But she hadn't counted on getting drawn into the Hollywood mogul's messed up family, nor on his sexy-and-grumpy-as-hell brother, Adam.

Adam Klein may be sexy, but he's also gruff, rude and completely impossible. Love at first sight this is not . . . but since when did the road to a Hollywood happy ending ever run smooth?

A heartwarming Shakespeare Sisters romance from the bestselling author of Summer's Lease and Fix You.

'Perfect for a cold winter's afternoon.' Linda's Book Bag

'A magical, festive love story' Susan Scott

'If you're after a book to get lost in, to step inside a world of characters you will adore, then this is the book for you.' Whispering Stories Book Blog

Biographical Notes

Carrie Elks lives near London, England and writes contemporary romance with a dash of intrigue. She loves to travel and meet new people, and has lived in the USA and Switzerland as well as the UK. An avid social networker, she tries to limit her Facebook and Twitter time to stolen moments between writing chapters. When she isn't reading or writing, she can usually be found baking, drinking wine or working out how to combine the two.

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  • ISBN: 9780349415574
  • Publication date: 30 Nov 2017
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Piatkus
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By Virtue Fall: the perfect and heartwarming romance for Autumn 2018

Carrie Elks
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A heartwarming Shakespeare Sisters romance from the bestselling author of Fix You.Love blooms when you least expect it . . .Juliet Shakespeare is done with love. With a growing floristry business and an adorable daughter to raise, life after separating from her husband is complicated enough.But when handsome single father, Ryan Sutherland, arrives in town, everything changes. As much as she tries to distract herself, Juliet can't help but be drawn to the easy-going Romeo next door and the way he makes her feel.Photographer Ryan is only back in his hometown for a few months so there's no point falling for someone he'll just have to say goodbye to. But he didn't account for Juliet - the intriguing and beautiful, red-haired woman next door. And in her, he might just have found everything he ever wanted . . .Now a *MUST READ* in the Daily Express*WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CARRIE ELKS:'Fresh, fun, smart and authentic' Heat Magazine'An amazing romance that will captivate your imagination and warm your heart.' Mad About Books'If you're after a book to get lost in, to step inside a world of characters you will adore, then this is the book for you.' Whispering Stories Book Blog'I loved the characters, I loved the plot... and I loved the London and New York settings. It really was a marvellous read!' Leah Loves'An excellent novel.' Shaz's Book Blog'A sexy, addictive romance worthy of big screen triumphs.' Kraftireader'Perfect for a cold winter's afternoon.' Linda's Book Bag'A magical, festive love story' Susan Scott'A wonderful, captivating romantic story.' Chicklit Club'Will stay with me for quite some time to come . . . Simply a wonderful read.' A Spoonful of Happy EndingsFall in love with THE SHAKESPEARE SISTERS:Summer's LeaseA Winter's TaleAbsent in the SpringBy Virtue Fall

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Carole Matthews
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