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Cornwall is a popular place to set a novel. With its beautiful scenery, gorgeous coastline and romantic sounding place names it is understandable. Add in the food; fresh fish, pasties and ice-cream plus endless blue skies and warm sand – it is a literary feast for the senses.
1. In the Summer Time by Judy Astley – Released in a few weeks this is the story of Miranda who was sixteen when she last holidayed in Cornwall. Her life then was changed forever and now, twenty years later, she is returning with her stepfather's ashes. The landscape of Cornwall is the same, but the people are slightly different, incomers with yachts and all looking a bit smarter. But its not long before Miranda and her mother Clare find familiar faces.
2. A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick – Jude has run out on her wedding right before she was due to walk down the aisle. Not really knowing what to do next, she finds herself working in Cornwall, cataloguing the Trevillion family history at Pengarrock, a beautiful house overlooking the Helford river. But then there is a dramatic change in ownership at this stunning house, a mystery to solve and romance.
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3. The Holiday Home by Fern Britton – Located on a cliff in Cornwall, Atlantic House has belonged to the Carew family for centuries. Constance and Prudence Carew, two sisters with completely opposite personalities, have been holidaying there for years with their respective husbands. But now Constance suspects that Prudence wants the house for herself and a long buried secret is about to resurface.
4. Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier – Dona is disgusted with her shallow London life during the reign of Charles II, so makes a sudden visit to her husband's estate in Cornwall. There she is warned that a dangerous French pirate is in the area.
5. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton – In 1913 a boat sails from England to Australia and a child is found abandoned. A lady called the Authoress promises to look after her – but she disappears. Many years later, in 1975, Nell is now an old lady and wants to find out the truth. She travels back to England and Cornwall and comes across Blackhurst Manor. Then, on Nell's death, her granddaughter has a surprise inheritance.
6. The Long Weekend by Veronica Henry – At a hotel in Cornwall, owned by Claire and Luca, guests arrive for their stay with lots of baggage. Affairs, tragedy and the past all take part in this long, Cornish weekend.
7. The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley – It is a hot summer, August 1939. Five cousins are at their aunt's house for the last summer of their youth and the last summer before war breaks out.
8. Amber Scott is Starting Over by Ruth Saberton – Amber is happily working at a glossy magazine in the city. Then her fiance, Ed, tells her he has taken a job in Cornwall and Amber's life is turned upside down.
9. Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell – Millie saves Orla's life and it drastically changes her own. The man Millie was with storms off and Millie is happy to enjoy a man free summer. Only Orla has other ideas.
10. The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher – Penelope has had a full and varied life, including a childhood in London and Cornwall, but she is not ready to accept old age. She discovers a painting by her artist father is worth a fortune and now needs to make decisions about her family.