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A Summer of Surprises

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It is two years since Eleanor Mace said farewell to her lover Christophe and returned to Devon.

Her bookshop in the sleepy seaside town of Combemouth has become the hub of the community and with the new love of her life, Daniel, everything seems to be blissfully plain sailing.

That is until Freya, Daniel's ex-wife appears on the scene.

Hired as an architect for a major celebrity who plans to build an enormous new complex in Combemouth, Freya seeks Daniel's help to get her ambitious scheme approved.

Outraged, Eleanor mounts a protest against the scheme - helped by some endangered local wildlife - that gets her noticed by the world's media, but puts her at risk of losing Daniel.

As the campaign gains momentum, Eleanor is asked to speak at a conference in Spain, where she unexpectedly bumps into the handsome Christophe - a blast from her past.

Surely this must be fate?

Will Eleanor fall for the charms of her French ex-boyfriend, or can she find it in her heart to forgive Daniel and return to Combemouth?

Or is she set for 'A Summer of Surprises'?

Praise for Jan Ellis:

'French Kisses':

'Jan Ellis writes really well about emotion and character, with an elegant turn of phrase.' Caroline

'It has taken me a while to read but only because I didn't want it to end.' Hannah Ward

'There is a distinct joy in reading this book.' Mr C.K. Lee

'An Unexpected Affair':

'This book came recommended by a friend, so I read it - but I didn't expect to laugh out loud.' Jane Wilson

'This book was brilliantly written, with very evocative descriptions, both of France and in the UK.' Gabby

'Great easy writing style and loved the story line, the warmth of the characters.' Helen C.

Jan Ellis is a freelance writer and editor who divides her time between London and the southwest of England. Like the main characters in her books, she spent part of her misspent youth wandering around Europe. Also like them, she loves books, art and a nice glass or two of vin blanc.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.


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April 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: A Summer of Surprises
Author(s): Jan Ellis
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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