Val Baker, tough but loving, restores musical instruments, but her relationship with her Greek-Italian family on Corfu is broken beyond repair. When she is commissioned by her old friend Alexia to restore a rare giraffe piano, she returns to the island to find her dreams haunted by memories of Hilary, a young English girl raped and murdered 10 years before. Val determines to uncover the truth about the case, and set to rest her own doubts about the involvement of her father, Yiannis, and half-brother, Markos.
"Good Romantic Suspence"
The hand of winter touches everyone in the small, medieval villages of Yarr, but this winter seems doubly bleak to Elfrida. Accustomed to being shunned as a witch unless someone has need of her healing ways, she will now know true loneliness - her sister will soon speak her vows and leave their home to follow her new husband. But a beast is stalking the forests around the villages, and he’s hungry for brides. When Christina goes missing, Elfrida vows to do whatever it takes to rescue her.
Caro Kingswood can't wait to travel to Spain to design a new garden for her sister, Sancha. At first the Palace of the Fountains seems like a dream - who could resist the challenge to bring such a spectacular garden back to life? And who could resist the attentions of the charismatic Joe Spenser, another visitor at the palace?
Spirited, young scribe Flavia hopes for freedom. She and her fellow slaves in Aquae Sulis (modern Bath) have served the Lady Valeria for many years, but their mistress’ death brings a threat to Flavia’s dream: her new master Marcus Brucetus, a charismatic, widowed officer toughened in the forests of Germania. Flavia finds him overwhelmingly attractive, but what will he do if he discovers she's forged her late mistress' signature on a note releasing all the slaves from servitude upon her death? And how can she escape the attentions of her former misstress' enemy?
The Greek island of Rhodes: luxurious and hot, beloved haunt of the sun god, steeped in the mysteries of the past. In the late 1930s during the gathering storm-clouds of war, it is a dangerous place to fall in love.
Heidi Manelli arrives in Italy on a mission to find the relatives she never knew she had. After 21 years of believing herself alone in the world, she can't believe she's about to meet her family. This isn't going to be an easy reunion, however. While her aunt Heidi agrees to let her stay at the family villa, other family members remain suspicious of her motives, and mysteries and danger lurk around every corner. Will her new friend Stefano help? Is theirs a holiday romance or something deeper? Either way, Heidi's time in Bologna is going to change her life forever.