Cornish Escapes Collection - A Secret Gift (Cornish Escapes Collection, Book 1)

By Amanda James

Escape to Cornwall for an enchanting, heartwarming new novel about friendship, hope and second chances in this standalone novel…

‘A charming and original concept’ Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde

Three years ago, Joy Pentire lost her firefighter husband and she still hasn’t returned to the woman she once was. But then she meets Hope, one of the residents at the nursing home where she’s a carer.

Hope has a secret gift that she wants to pass on.
And Joy’s life is forever changed.

Surrounded by the community in her Cornish hometown, Joy’s unexpected inheritance soon leads to new opportunities, new friends, new love, and the part of herself she’d thought forever lost … her joy.

A heart-warming, joyful story of the power of personal connection perfect for fans of 59 Memory Lane, Hazel Prior and Finding Henry Applebee.

‘A highly original story with more than a hint of Cornish magic’ Celia Anderson, bestselling author of 59 Memory Lane

Readers are loving A Secret Gift:

Simply outstanding… a heartwarming read full of promises, hope, happiness, starting again and friendships with romance’ Nicola

‘Fantastic unique plot, wonderful memorable characters and a beautiful setting in Cornwall…I cannot find the words to write how much I enjoyed being in the world of this book’ Judy

‘A unique and moving story that left me feeling warm and cosy with a smile on my face’ Sarah

‘So pleased to have been introduced to such a wonderful authora feel good read with lots of hidden messages about how everyone deserves and second chance at happiness’ Helen

‘Original and a joy to read’ Jane

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 20 Jan 2022
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-850499-1
Amanda James has written since she was a child and even asked her parents for a typewriter for Christmas. She never imagined her words would ever be published. In 2010 the dream of becoming a writer came true when she had her first short story published.Originally from Sheffield, Amanda now lives in Cornwall and is inspired every day by the wild and beautiful coastline. She can usually be found playing on the beach with her family, or walking the cliff paths planning her next book.

”'A delightfully romantic, heartwarming and humorous tale … cosy, poignant and uplifting all at the same time” - Linda Huber 

”'Characters so delightful they'll stay with you a very long time” - Lynda Stacey

”'I adored this feel-good read which definitely has the magic touch!” - Debbie Viggiano

”'A deliciously absorbing tale, with a good sprinkling of magic and well-drawn characters you can’t help but care about” - Kelly Florentia