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Rachael Lucas - Author

About the Author

Rachael Lucas is an author, coach and freelance writer. Her bestselling debut novel, Sealed with a Kiss, has been downloaded over 130,000 times on Kindle. She lives and works in a Victorian house by the seaside in the north-west of England with her partner (also a writer) and their children. Her debut novel for children, The State of Grace, is about an autistic teenage girl, growing up and finding her place in the world.

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The Village Green Bookshop

The Village Green Bookshop

Author: Rachael Lucas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2021

The Village Green Bookshop is a heartwarming story of good books and good friends, by the bestselling author of The Telephone Box Library, Rachael Lucas. 'Gorgeously romantic and full of joy' - Cathy Bramley 'It is a warm gorgeous hug of a book with all the feels. I loved it' - Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House Frustrated that she spends all her time as either a mum to a football-obsessed teenager or a wife to a workaholic husband, Hannah wants something for herself. When the chance comes to take over the Post Office in Little Maudley, a charming Cotswold village, Hannah grabs it with both hands. But village life is not so picture-perfect after all: Hannah finds herself an outsider in this tight-knit community where the height of your hedge is a gossip-worthy subject. Even her idea to introduce a small bookshop to the Post Office causes a stir. At least Ben seems to have found his place as he joins the local football team, coached by ex-professional Jake Lovatt. But a shocking secret from their past threatens to uproot the new life they've made for themselves, and has drastic consequences . . . Set in the same village as The Telephone Box Library and featuring some of the same much-loved characters, this is a charming, big-hearted novel from bestselling author Rachael Lucas. 'A mum finding her joy, a swoony footballer and a village green shop, Lucas' gorgeous story is the perfect escape to the romantic Cotswolds' - Pernille Hughes, author of Punch-Drunk Love *** Praise for The Telephone Box Library: 'Delightful' - Cathy Bramley, bestselling author of The Lemon Tree Cafe 'Heartfelt' - Woman & Home 'Transporting' - Woman

The Village Green Bookshop

The Village Green Bookshop

Author: Rachael Lucas Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2021

The Village Green Bookshop is a heartwarming story of good books and good friends, by the bestselling author of The Telephone Box Library, Rachael Lucas. 'It is a warm, gorgeous hug of a book with all the feels. I loved it' Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House Frustrated that she spends all her time as either a mum to a football-obsessed teenager or a wife to a workaholic husband, Hannah wants something for herself. When the chance comes to take over the Post Office in Little Maudley, a charming Cotswold village, Hannah grabs it with both hands. She'll have a career at last and also get her son Ben away from his trouble-making mates. But village life is not so picture-perfect after all: Hannah finds herself an outsider in this tight-knit community where the height of your hedge is a gossip-worthy subject. Even her idea to introduce a small bookshop to the Post Office causes a stir. At least Ben seems to have found his place as he joins the local football team, coached by ex-professional Jake Lovatt. But a shocking secret from their past threatens to uproot the new life they've made for themselves, and has drastic consequences... Set in the same village as The Telephone Box Library and featuring some of the same much-loved characters, this is a charming, big-hearted novel from bestselling author Rachael Lucas. Praise for The Telephone Box Library 'Delightful' Cathy Bramley, bestselling author of The Lemon Tree Cafe 'Heartfelt' Woman & Home 'Transporting' Woman

The Telephone Box Library

The Telephone Box Library

Author: Rachael Lucas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

The Telephone Box Library is an uplifting story about fresh starts and new beginnings, set in a picturesque Cotswold village, by bestselling author Rachael Lucas. 'A delightful slice of escapism tied up with a gorgeous, romantic ribbon.' - Cathy Bramley, author of A Vintage Summer. The Cotswolds: the perfect retreat for a stressed-out teacher. And Lucy has found just the right cottage for a bargain rent. All she has to do is keep an eye on Bunty, her extremely feisty ninety-something neighbour . . . With her West Highland terrier Hamish at her side, Lucy plans to relax and read up on the women of nearby Bletchley Park. But the villagers of Little Maudley have other ideas, and she finds herself caught up in the campaign to turn a dilapidated telephone box into a volunteer-run library. Along the way, she makes friends with treehouse designer Sam, and finds herself falling for the charms of village life. And it seems Bunty has a special connection to Bletchley and the telephone box, one that she's kept secret for decades . . . 'I loved it! Intrigue, romance, and utterly compelling.' - Alex Brown, author of A Postcard from Italy.

Finding Hope at Hillside Farm

Finding Hope at Hillside Farm

Author: Rachael Lucas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Finding Hope at Hillside Farm is a heartwarming tale of loss, love and new beginnings by Rachael Lucas. 'Wonderfully warm, brave and wise, it's a gentle story that steals your heart and reaffirms your hope in life' - Miranda Dickinson, author of Somewhere Beyond the Sea. Hillside Farm, nestled in the rolling hills of the Welsh countryside, is a safe haven for Ella. Living on the remote farm, with just horses and her aunt Bron for company, Ella thinks she has finally found a place where she can forget her past and find peace. But the arrival of a small girl called Hope and her father Harry changes everything. As Ella helps the pair come to terms with their loss, she realizes that she too deserves happiness. But is it too late to find it? The perfect read for fans of Cathy Bramley, Laura Kemp and Milly Johnson. 'A heartwarming and enchanting read that reminds us of the value of patience, kindness and above all love' - Cathy Bramley, author of A Patchwork Family. 'A gorgeous grown-up romance where loss collides with love . . . Full of warmth, heart and humanity' - Laura Kemp, author of Under a Starry Sky.

My Box-Shaped Heart

My Box-Shaped Heart

Author: Rachael Lucas Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2018

My Box-Shaped Heart is a powerful story of an unlikely friendship from Rachael Lucas, author of The State of Grace.Holly's mum is a hoarder, and she is fed up with being picked on at school for being weird . . . and having the wrong clothes . . . and sticking out. All she wants is to be invisible. She loves swimming, because in the water everyone is the same. Ed goes to the swimming pool because everything else in his life has changed. In his old life he had money; was on the swim team; knew who he was and what he wanted. In his old life his dad hit his mum. Holly is swimming in one direction and Ed's swimming in the other. As their worlds collide they find a window into each other's lives - and learn how to meet in the middle.

Wildflower Bay: Part Three

Wildflower Bay: Part Three

Author: Rachael Lucas Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

Serialized as three short ebooks, this is the stunning third and final part of Wildflower Bay, by Rachael Lucas. Finn MacArthur has a reputation on Auchenmore, the small rural island where he's lived his whole life: as a friendly lad, a talented sculptor and always a hit with the ladies. But few people know the real story of his past and the secrets he has yet to make peace with . . . Now that Isla's run at the island hairdressing salon is coming to an end, it's time to face reality and look for a job back on the mainland. But the island has come to mean so much more than she ever thought possible: she's made good friends, a home from home, and there's an undeniable connection with Finn. Will she be able to say goodbye?

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