[Free eBook] Second Chances by Minna Howard [Contemporary Literary Fiction with Romance]

Second Chances by London-resident British author Minna Howard is her standalone contemporary/women’s fiction novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2004 by Robert Hale under the title The Orchid Lover using the pseudonym Mary De Laszlo.

The story is a personal drama, starring a woman deserted by her husband in the throes of a mid-life crisis, trying various things to pick up the pieces and move on even as events seem to thwart her by putting obstacles in her way, and winding up disputing the ownership of her new house with the next-door neighbour, leading them to become increasingly involved with each other

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[Free eBook] A House to Mend a Broken Heart by Alison Sherlock [Cozy Contemporary Fiction with Romance]

A House to Mend a Broken Heart by Surrey-resident author Alison Sherlock is the 1st novel in her Welcome to Willow Tree Hall series of heartwarming contemporary literary/women’s fiction novels with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

The series is set an an ancestral aristocratic stately home in England, which is in need of restoration, and centres around the lives and loves of the people involved with that. This installment begins the renovation, as after the elderly Earl suffers an accident, the new housekeeper and the reluctant heir begin the project to help give the place a more sustainable future.

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[Free eBook] It Was Always You by Georgie Capron [Contemporary Travel Fiction with Romance]

It Was Always You by London-resident author Georgie Capron is her standalone contemporary literary/women’s fiction novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

The story takes place in Positano, Italy, starring a woman who travels there on the obligatory journey of self-discovery for a bit of fun before settling down, and in the course of her experiences working at a local hostel and enjoying the local surroundings, finds herself contrasting the hot summer fling with the man she left back home.

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[Free eBook] Beyond Grace’s Rainbow by Carmel Harrington [Contemporary Literary Fiction with Romance]

Beyond Grace’s Rainbow by Irish author Carmel Harrington is her standalone contemporary literary fiction heartwarming tearjerker novel with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’s HarperImpulse.

This was the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, and won the Book of the Year in the 2013 Kindle Book Awards and was also Winner of the Romantic eBook of the Year at the Festival of Romance 2013..

The story is set in Ireland, starring a young single mother diagnosed with cancer, whose best hope is finding a compatible bone marrow transplant, and accordingly goes on a quest to find more of her biological relatives with the help of friends, uncovering the obligatory family secrets along the way while dealing with the concerned renewed attention of her ex and son’s father.

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[Free eBook] Touch and Go by Elizabeth Berridge [Literary Novel]

Touch and Go by the late British author Elizabeth Berridge, a well-regarded novelist and critic who was also a judge for various literary prizes, is her standalone literary fiction personal drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1995 by Bantam Press.

The story is an internal journey of self-discovery exploring themes of family, starring a woman coping with significant domestic changes, who for some reason was left a house by her childhood doctor, and whose mother has the obligatory secret which may or may not be related.

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[Free eBook] The Olive Branch by Jo Thomas [Italy Expat Experience Cozy Comedy with Romance]

The Olive Branch by Wales-resident author Jo Thomas, a former BBC Radio producer and recipient of several minor book awards, is her humorously heartwarming contemporary/literary fiction novel with strong f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Review imprint.

The story is set in Italy, starring a newly-expatriate British woman who has just bought a farmhouse in an online auction and moves in, determined to make a fresh start with her life, encountering assorted challenges and triumphs as she gradually gets to know and win over her neighbours and get the hang of running an olive farm.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Midnight Dancer by Annie Ayre [1980s Drama Film Novelization]

Midnight Dancer by Annie Ayre, a pseudonym for author Rosemary Kingsland, is her standalone literary/contemporary fiction drama novel with strong f/m romantic suspense elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1980 by Sphere under the title Hussy using the Rosemary Kingsland name and is a novelization of the eponymous film starring Helen Mirren.

The story is set during the 1960s in London, and stars a hostess at an exotic club where drugs and prostitution are on the menu, who strives for a better life for herself and her young son, and falls in love with a co-worker who wants to take her away from it all, but may not be able to do so as both their shady pasts catch up with them.

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[Free eBook] Burning Moon by Jo Watson [Chick-Lit Thailand Travel Comedy with Romance]

Burning Moon by South Africa-resident author Jo Watson is the 1st novel in her Destination Love series of chick-lit travel adventures with strong f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Eternal imprint.

The series consists of humorous travel adventures centred around serendipitous tourist encounters for heroines looking for a getaway from less-than-optimal life situations.

This story stars a recently-jilted bride going solo on her intended honeymoon trip to Thailand, and encountering the obligatory comedic mishaps during both journey and at the destination, which eventually put her on the path to finding an unexpected new love. NB: customer reviews seem to indicate that while upbeat and optimistic, this may not end with a confirmed HEA, in case you were hoping for an overtly romantic genre story.

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[Free eBook] The Summer Guest by Emma Hannigan [Cozy Literary Fiction]

The Summer Guest by Irish author Emma Hannigan is her standalone contemporary literary fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Review imprint.

The story is a heartwarming cross-generational family saga set in a small seaside town in Ireland, likened to the works of Maeve Binchy, and explores the growing bonds between strangers as a couple who has been restoring an old house receive a visit from a recently-bereaved elderly widow returning from America to see her childhood home, and forge an unexpected friendship over the course of the summer, while struggling with loss and other life challenges.

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Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy, a lovely, warm, Irish family saga of three generations of women coming together one magical summer in the small seaside town of Caracove Bay.

A little magic is about to come to sleepy Caracove Bay…

Lexie and her husband Sam have spent years lovingly restoring No. 3 Cashel Square to its former glory. So imagine Lexie’s delight when a stranger knocks on the door, asking to see the house she was born in over sixty years ago.

Kathleen is visiting from America, longing to see her childhood home… and longing for distraction from the grief of losing her husband.

And as Lexie and Sam battle over whether or not to have a baby and Kathleen struggles with her loss, the two women realise their unexpected friendship will touch them in ways neither could have imagined.

In Caracove, there’s more than a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

[Free eBook] A Year at the Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn [Cozy Contemporary Fiction]

A Year at the Star and Sixpence by London-adjacent British author Holly Hepburn is a collected edition of her Star and Sixpence series of cozy contemporary/literary fiction novellas, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.

The series is set in the English countryside, where two sisters have just inherited the local pub, and set about restoring it to its former glory as a village social centre. These stories follow the sisters through seasonal changes and holiday celebrations as they adjust to village life and make friends and influence people while facing challenges renovating the once-derelict pub.

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