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About Melissa Hill
She is the author of Irish Times bestsellers The Summer Villa, The Charm Bracelet, Something from Tiffany's & more.
Her novel A Gift to Remember has been adapted for TV by Hallmark Channel USA, along with a sequel, Cherished Memories.
The Charm Bracelet has also been made into a film in the USA and multiple other titles are in development for movies and TV.
For more info, visit her website at www.melissahill.ie
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'If you liked The Notebook, you'll love this.' CLOSER
Leonie was in love and engaged. But now she has fled her old life to start again - somewhere no one knows her or what she's running from. Settling in to her new apartment at one of San Francisco’s famed Victorian houses, she finds a bundle of love letters written by a man called Nathan, and all intriguingly ending with the words 'Please forgive me'.
Moved by his heartfelt words, Leonie sets out to uncover the mystery behind the love story. If she can get the letters to their intended recipient, might the love of Nathan's life find it in her heart to forgive him?
And along the way Leonie might just resolve some forgiveness issues of her own ...
Villa Dolce Vita, a rambling stone house on the Amalfi Coast, sits high above the Gulf of Naples amid dappled lemon groves and fragrant, tumbling bougainvillea. Kim, Colette and Annie all came to the villa in need of escape and in the process forged an unlikely friendship.
Now, years later, Kim has transformed the crumbling house into a luxury retreat and has invited her friends back for the summer to celebrate.
But as friendships are rekindled under the Italian sun, secrets buried in the past will come to light, and not everyone is happy that the three friends are reuniting... Each woman will have things to face up to if they are all to find true happiness and fully embrace the sweet life.
An epic summer read about food, friendship and the magic of Italy, perfect for fans of Mary Kay Andrews and Susan Mallery.
'Fans of Susan Mallery or Robyn Carr will enjoy Melissa Hill' (Good Housekeeping)
When a baby is found on the steps of the Heartbreak Café in the pretty tourist town of Lakeview, everyone rallies round to help figure out the mystery.
Hollywood actress Ruth is home for the summer following an ill-advised fling with a handsome co-star.
Jess feels increasingly left out as the only non-mum amongst her friends. Terrified she might lose them altogether, she embarks on a cunning plan. Or is it?
Nina has come to Lakeview to live with her estranged father, Patrick after a bad break-up. But will she ever dare tell him about the secret she is concealing?
One thing's for sure: someone knows more than they're telling. And in this town, the truth won't stay hidden forever...
' A jewel of a novel, sparkling with warm yet delightfully flawed characters' (Romantic Times)
'The kind of book that you can't put down' (Sunday Independent)
Lakeview Contemporary Romance SeriesA Kindle Unlimited Series
THE HEARTBREAK CAFE
ALL BECAUSE OF YOU
NEVER SAY NEVER
THE LAST TO KNOW
THE GUEST LIST
THE WEDDING INVITE
CHRISTMAS AT THE HEARTBREAK CAFE
SUMMER AT THE HEARTBREAK CAFE
Any novel in the Lakeview series can be read standalone and in any order, as they are all separate stories/characters. What the novels have in common is that each is set/partly set in the picturesque Irish tourist village of Lakeview, and features some recurring secondary characters and locations.
Quite simply, a wonderful book.' (Hello magazine)
Following a painful breakup, Abby nurses her broken heart by shying away from life.
Until an unfortunate mishap and resultant injury means that she may no longer retain new memories.
Abby's determined to fight it. She'll prove her diagnosis wrong by grabbing life with both hands and creating experiences that will be simply unforgettable.
She's going to save her memory by having a wonderful life.
First on the wish-list is the trip of a lifetime with friends and family to New York City. And amidst the glittering magic of Manhattan, true love knocks on the door.
Could handsome stranger Finn turn out to be her greatest adventure yet?
'Sweet and romantic' Closer.
Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man... literally.
One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital and the poor pup gets left behind. Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with his owner, Aidan. As she discovers the mysterious stranger's world of books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she's ever dreamed about, Darcy builds a picture of this man and wonders if he could be THE ONE...
But does fantasy match reality? What happens when Prince Charming wakes up? Will Aidan be the happy ever after she's always imagined?
Grab a cocktail, sit back and escape to Italy...
Maia never expected to find herself widowed at forty-five. Her beloved husband died unexpectedly while restoring their nineteenth century farmhouse on a secluded hillside in Sorrento.
Since his death, money is tight which is why she decides to open the farmhouse to tourists as summer accomodation.
Uncertain of her business capabilities and even more of her hospitality skills, she is thrown in at the deep end when her first bookings appear and new guests all arrive over the same week.
First there’s Jacob, an attractive New Yorker of Italian origin who has returned to the area to visit his ailing father.
Amelia, a shy twenty-something Londoner is in Sorrento for a friend’s wedding. But she seems hesitant about the details and her connection to the bridal party.
Cal and Lori have returned to Italy for their ten-year anniversary in the hope of recapturing some of the spark lost from their marriage. Can the beauty and romance of Sorrento help them rekindle their love for each other?
And will each of Maia’s summer guests find their worries eased and hearts lightened by the beauty of this magical place...
Settling back in a wooden deck chair that Jim had built when they first moved to Italy, Maia thought back over the journey that brought her to where she was today. Her husband had always said that it was necessary to enjoy this view before all other things, including a finished or renovated house.
The breeze ruffled the branches of the lemon trees around her and she felt an instant wave of calm wash over her. It was here, in this spot, drinking wine and simply relaxing, where she felt closest to him. She had been truly devastated when he passed— had never expected to be a widow while still in her mid-forties, and the idea of being alone in a foreign country without the benefit of family or an extensive network of friends had almost set Maia running back to Ireland.
But then she realised something. Italy and the experience that she and Jim had in this country together, had been uniquely theirs - albeit a short one.
Her life in Ireland had other dynamics at play—and she worried that if she went back that she may risk losing that part of Jim—that essence—that had made him so happy in the days before his heart attack.
Her sister in Dublin had told her that by staying in Italy she was pursuing an impossible dream, and living in the past. But Maia disagreed—and instead committed herself to living the reality that her husband had always dreamed of, but sadly missed out on.
She breathed in the scent of citrus that floated around her nose and looked out over the horizon. Watched as an ocean liner made its way steadily out of the Bay of Naples and toward the open sea.
“Floating hotels Jim, that’s what you always called them wasn’t it?” Maia smiled, talking to the air. She laughed at the memory; he could never understand how tourists believed that this was visiting another country, taking a boat from place to place, disembarking to hit up the souvenir stalls in order to buy a fridge magnet so that they could tell the people at home that they had seen Naples or been to Sorrento.
“Do you think I’m likely to get visitors like that here?” she asked the sky, only to be greeted by silence. She took a sip of her wine and paused for a moment to close her eyes and relish the fragrant bouquet that tickled her tongue. “No,” she whispered.
'Doesn't get much better than this sweet and romantic page-turner' (Closer)
It's summer in the pretty Irish tourist town of Lakeview, and the community is getting ready for its busiest time of the year.
The weather is warm, the days sunny and bright and Ella, owner of The Heartbreak Cafe, is looking forward to tidying up the patio area, dusting off the outdoor seating, and welcoming the first of the summer tourists, whose arrival always manages to create some drama…
Author Sam is in Lakeview for the summer to finish his long-awaited novel. But he can't help getting distracted by the town's many charms; pretty waitress Nina in particular.
Marianne hopes that two weeks spent in the quaint tourist town might help husband Donal forget about the pressures of work. But when he ends up paying more attention to his laptop than to her, she realises something has to give.
While Grace likes the idea of spending two weeks in a pretty summer cottage by the lake, she’s not so enamoured of being there with four-old twin boys in tow. Her husband is much better at managing them, but he needs to stay on in Dublin for work. How on earth will she cope on her own?
'A jewel ... sparkling with warm yet delightfully flawed characters' (Romantic Times)
'Extra helpings of intrigue and suspense that make a Melissa Hill novel stand out from the rest' (Daily Record)
'A jewel of a novel, sparkling with warm, delightfully flawed characters' ROMANTIC TIMES
The Bay Hotel, perched on a clifftop above a sweeping bay, was once the heart and soul of pretty Irish seaside town Mulberry Bay. Run by the Harte family, the place was as beloved as cheery landlady Anna, and visitors from far and wide came for the warm welcome and charming surroundings.
The hotel was also once home to thirty-something sisters Eleanor and Penny, and while youngest sister Penny still lives close by, it's been some time since Elle has been back.
But following a family tragedy, she is forced to return from her busy London world and confront the reality of the life she left behind.
When it becomes apparent that the property may need to be sold, the sisters are unprepared by the reaction of their father, Ned. He steadfastly refuses to give up their mum’s legacy, revealing that the family has given up something equally precious once before.
Intrigued by their father's revelation, the sisters unite, with the local community behind them in their efforts to save the hotel - and, in the process, help heal the fractures in the Harte family.
'A little bit of heartbreak, a little bit of romance, Hill has the ability to make each page delicious with her light and entertaining story-telling ability.' SUNSHINE COAST SUNDAY.
'A warm, beautifully crafted read with a storyline that will make you forget about everything except turning those pages...' SCOTTISH DAILY RECORD
'If you miss Maeve Binchy .... (Melissa Hill) will cheer you up. A jewel of a novel, sparkling with warm yet delightfully flawed characters' ROMANTIC TIMES
'Doesn't get much better than this sweet and romantic page-turner.' CLOSER
From Melissa Hill, the internationally-bestselling author of A Gift from Tiffany’s comes another New York Christmas love story make you fall in love all over again.
Hollywood movies are Beth’s passion. She hopes her life will always be filled with classic movie moments, where magical things happen every day. Her boyfriend Danny has always been the embodiment of her perfect Hollywood hero—though after seven years together the initial silver-screen romance has settled into something more predictable.
Then one morning at work just before Christmas, Beth receives an anonymous gift of a take-out coffee cup with a cryptic message. From there, she is given a series of other gifts and riddles directing her to some of NYC’s most popular landmarks—a treasure trail using unique rom-com-related prompts perfect for a movie-lover like Beth to decipher.
And she is forced to wonder: has Danny realized their relationship needs a boost—or could it be that charming new work colleague Ryan with his intense gaze, flirtatious smile, and almost encyclopedic movie knowledge, wants to sweep her off her feet? How would she feel about taking a chance on a leading man who seems determined to give her the Christmas gift of a lifetime...
From Melissa Hill, author of A Gift from Tiffany's, comes The Gift of a Charm-another New York Christmas love story to restore your faith in miracles
Holly O'Neill knows that every charm bracelet tells a story. Many years ago she was sent one with just a single charm attached. The charms have been appearing ever since, often at challenging times, as if her mysterious benefactor knows exactly when she needs a little magic in her life.
As a result, Holly's bracelet is her most prized possession. So when she finds someone else's charm bracelet, she feels she has to try to reunite it with its owner-even if the only clues she has to follow are the charms themselves.
"A solid read." - RT Book Reviews
Libby is feeling taken for granted and unappreciated. The decorating, food shopping and arrangements for the yearly family festive get-together have been left to her as usual - probably because she’s the only one of her siblings who’s still single.
Even though her boss has tasked her with a marketing presentation for an important client due the week before Christmas, her family expect her to be on call for their every domestic whim.
But when their thoughtlessness results in Libby losing her big shot at promotion, it’s the last straw.
Thoroughly fed up, she makes an impulsive decision to get away and spend the holidays on her own this year; somewhere a world away from small-town Christmas Central ...
Nature photographer Hannah has just been given the assignment of her dreams; to photograph the Northern Lights for a prestigious magazine - and the promise of a regular gig if she gets the perfect shot.
As her base, she’s booked a stay at Christmas World - a holiday village famed for its picturesque location deep in the Alaskan forest - and she can’t wait to immerse herself in magical surroundings, festive cheer, and snowy nights camped beneath the stars.
Though upon arrival, her spirits are very quickly dampened. While the winter resort might once have been a must-visit destination, it’s apparent that the place has long since seen better days, and is a million miles from the festive wonderland she’d expected.
But when a collision with a handsome husky-dog sledder results in an injured shooting arm and an enforced stay at the uninspiring location, Hannah must find a way to shoot for the stars in more way than one …