Julianne can't believe she landed a job 'across the pond' as event planner at a country house in Cornwall, England. Her first assignment: a celebrity wedding! Surrounded by rugged shores and elegant gardens at a house to die for, Julianne must keep her nerves at bay if she's going to make this event a success. Her attraction for the estate's handsome and mysterious gardener isn't helping either...It’s the career move of a lifetime, and Julianne can’t believe it’s hers: a position as an event planner at a country house in Cornwall, England, beginning with the wedding of a celebrity! If her old firm's senior planner back in the States hadn't fallen suddenly sick with the chicken pox, Julianne would never have found herself chosen for a life in one of England's most beautiful coastal counties, surrounded by rugged shores, quaint cottages, elegant gardens and a house to die for.But life in Cornwall isn't exactly as Julianne imagined it. Her first bride-to-be is a resentful, petted snob, the groom is immature and bored, and the Cornish staff of Cliffs House has a difficult time believing that an event planner from a mid-level position can handle a wedding this big. And then there's a personal matter -- the handsome, sometimes charming, sometimes standoffish gardener Matthew Rose. He and Julianne have a strangely complicated relationship somewhere between friendship and attraction. But with a secret in his past, and a scheming bridesmaid plotting to have Matthew all to herself, will Julianne find a way to untangle her feelings and the problems of planning a perfect Cornish wedding?
When a case of mistaken identity lands Gwen in the role of her wedding planner boss, she faces the demands of a socialite bride and her domineering mother. Tasks like “firing” the best man and renting hot air balloons. But the one complication she can’t handle is falling for the groom. Stealing her boss’ identity was easy–but can she stop her secret crush from stealing her heart?A case of mistaken identity lands meek bridal assistant Gwendolen Lynch in the role of her legendary wedding planner boss. Instead of unmasking the charade, Gwen makes the split second decision to play along, and finds herself roped into the challenge of her small career with a socialite bride and her domineering mother. Juggling the outlandish requests–from firing “the best man” to renting hot air balloons–thrusts Gwen into the spotlight role she always dreamed of.Knowing she should escape before her true identity is exposed, Gwen clings to the masquerade for one reason: the handsome, boyish Ryan Miller. Whose opinions of the wedding fail to impress his bride-to-be, awakening Gwen’s sympathy for the seemingly forgotten groom.Stealing her boss’ identity? Now that was the easy part. The hard part is preventing her secret crush from stealing her heart away.
A search for historic secrets may uncover a present day love... Writer-historian Jenna Cade has spent her life in search of the past, particularly with her latest quest to document abandoned cemeteries of the South and the stories behind the stones. But her search for a forgotten graveyard in quaint Sylvan Spring leads her to more than the ghosts of graves untended by human hands—it leads her to the doorstep of reclusive stone carver Con Taggart. Still grieving his wife's death, Con has shut himself away from the world, But then a beautiful historian shows up at his door seeking a link between mysterious burial stones and a legend that lingers in the town's history. Working together to uncover the truth behind the lost cemetery may form a deeper connection between them than either realizes. Can the ghosts of graveyards past show these two how to trust in God and to find a love more tangible than any legendary tale of apparitions?
Just when everything is finally perfect for Julianne, a sudden request has her helpless in the face of giving up the life she loves most. The only thing distracting her from the future is her current assignment: a secret royal wedding at a southern Cornish castle, where Lord William's cousin needs all the available help she can find to ensure its success.Now Julianne and the rest of Cliffs House's staff — including special guests Pippa and Dinah — are helping bring together a English royal cousin and a European prince for their special day ... only Julianne finds herself drawn into the event more deeply than she intended when she becomes the accidental confident of the bride-to-be's secret dilemma.Will Julianne's advice save a royal wedding from disaster? Or will her personal life — and the dilemma she and Matt are facing at the end of the summer — stand in the way of happily-ever-after?
Quaint Lewis Cove is home to the charming three-story Victorian manor known as the Alice Wilshire Lending Library and its plucky librarian Peg Turner: the current hostess of the weekly Bronte Book Club, better known as the 'Hopeless Romantics' of all ages. Nurse Annette has been too busy working for love; mechanic Tim has missed the boat somewhere in his past; art student Sophie comes off as too unique, while tech geek C.J. has fallen—hopelessly—for the too-cool-to-care Llourdes.
With her vacation plans indefinitely on hold for the summer, Peg has decided to transform the 'Hopeless Romantics' into hopeful ones. But while she's trying to help her fellow readers find romance, she's avoiding her matchmaker friend Caroline's latest blind date—only to see her best friend Cam, the ruggedly-cute-but-sometimes-curmudgeonly coffee shop owner fixed up instead. And that's something Peg isn't sure she likes.
Questions about love and last chances on her mind, and way too many books piled on her desk, will Peg succeed in finding romantic hope for anyone, including herself?
Gwendolen Lynch has come a long way since her role as mousy, overworked bridal assistant to Grace Taylor. She's established her own event planning agency and is weeks away from marrying the love of her life, Ryan Miller, in a Christmas Day ceremony.But Gwen's wedding plans are sidetracked when her agency gets tapped by celebrity bride and cosmetic spokeswoman Erica Hilbert. Erica is obsessed with appearances and expects her wedding to be as flawless as her Botox-enhanced features. No easy task, considering the media frenzy that surrounds the marriage, with eager tabloid journalists and reporters clamoring for an inside scoop.To make matters worse, Gwen's former boss is determined to make trouble should Gwen have any problems pulling off the big day. Between her client's expectations and the make-or-break moment for her career, can Gwen still find time for her own dreams? Or will she lose the job of a lifetime, along with her chances for happy-ever-after?
Baking fever is sweeping through Cornwall this summer, and with the announcement that Cliffs House is hosting a popular baking contest, Julianne and her friends couldn't be more excited — until Dinah announces that she's one of the chosen contestants! Julianne promises herself to do everything possible to support her friend in the face of stiff competition ... and two extremely competitive international judges...all while learning a few lessons in the kitchen under the oh-so-close tutelage of Matthew himself.With love as the secret ingredient, and sparks flying from more than the contestants' caramelizing torches, Book Five in the bestselling Cornwall series is a recipe for summer romance!
A case of mistaken identity lands meek bridal assistant Gwendolen Lynch in the role of her legendary wedding planner boss. Instead of unmasking the charade, Gwen makes the split second decision to play along, and finds herself roped into the challenge of her small career with a socialite bride and her domineering mother. Juggling the outlandish requests–from firing "the best man" to renting hot air balloons–thrusts Gwen into the spotlight role she always dreamed of.Knowing she should escape before her true identity is exposed, Gwen clings to the masquerade for one reason: the handsome, boyish Ryan Miller. Whose opinions of the wedding fail to impress his bride-to-be, awakening Gwen's sympathy for the seemingly forgotten groom.Stealing her boss' identity? Now that was the easy part. The hard part is preventing her secret crush from stealing her heart away.
Julia Allen is a waitress by day, painter by night, and... a famous 1800s authoress on weekends? Moonlighting as Jane Austen for a historical open house is a strange hobby for a contemporary artist, but Julia loves the role - until she falls asleep and gets locked inside after all the visitors are gone! Rushing home from the dark, historical mansion, she collides with a stranger in the snowy park, and discovers later her shortcut cost her the rare copy of Austen's Northanger Abbey borrowed from a friend's treasured collection. Book historian Eliot Weston thinks he imagined the Regency-era figure, but the book he finds in her wake proves otherwise. The first edition of Jane Austen's novel is authentic and incredibly rare, but he fails to find any trace of its owner. Reminders of the unusual encounter keep popping up, however, like the pretty modern artist eager to buy an identical volume. Coincidence? Or Divine intervention making it clear this is anything but an ordinary...