Vianne Rocher has settled down in Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her. With her daughter Rosette, she runs her chocolate shop in the square and is part of the community. But when Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a plot of land to Rosette, the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray. Then the opening of a mysterious new shop in the place of the florist's - one that mirrors the chocolaterie, seems to herald a change: a confrontation, a turbulence - even, perhaps, a murder . . .
|Publisher||Oakhill Audio; 2019|
Jay Mackintosh is trapped by the memory of old familiar landscapes of his childhood, to which he longs to return. A bottle of home-brewed wine left to him by a long-lost friend seems to provide both the key to an old mystery and a doorway into another world.
When Vianne Rocher and her daughter arrive in Lansquenet, the village priest is horrified by her plans to open a chocolate shop. The village is divided when Vianne suggests an Easter Chocolate Festival, but who will triumph, the Church or Vianne?
For generations wealthy La Houssiniere and impoverished Les salants have fought for the control of the beach of a tiny Breton island. When a local girl returns home after aten year absence, she finds her home village, Les Salants, dying. And decides to redress the balance between the two communities!
After 30 years at St Oswald's Grammar, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. With insolvency looming, a new broom has arrived at the school, and while Straitley does his sardonic best to resist his march to the future, a shadow from his past is stirring. A boy who even 20 years on haunts his teacher's dreams. A boy capable of bad things...
THE EVIL SEED
When Alice visits the local churchyard she reads the strange inscription on one of the gravestones which, for some reason, disturbs her. Her ex-boyfriend returns with his new girlfriend and Alice is certain that this beautiful girl is evil.
FIVE QUARTERS OF THE ORANGE
Secretive Framboise returns to her former home, a ruined farm, in the village of Les Laveuses. Gradually she relives the tragic wartime events of her childhood, which caused her family to leave the farm.
GENTLEMEN AND PLAYERS
At St Oswalds, a long established school, unwelcome change is about to happen. Beneath the usual school rivalries there are darker undercurrents as a bitter hidden but carefully nurtured grudge is about to erupt.
THE GOSPEL OF LOKI
With his notorious reputation for trickery and deception, Loki is a Norse god like no other. This is the story of Loki's recruitment from the underworld of Chaos, his many exploits on behalf of his one-eyed master, Odin, through to his eventual betrayal of the gods and the fall of Asgard itself.
Seventeenth century France is a hotbed of religious frenzy and political instability. Juliette, an actress and dancer abandons her travelling ways and joins a remote convent, to create a stable life for herself and her daughter. Several years later, following the death of the Abbess, life in the convent unravels as Juliette's past catches up with her.
THE LOLLIPOP SHOES
Seeking refuge in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her daughters live peacefully above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l'Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes.
PEACHES FOR MONSIEUR LE CURÉ
When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet. But returning to her old home, Vianne is completely unprepared for what she is to find there. Women veiled in black, the scent of spices and a minaret on the bank of the river.
Maddy Smith was born with a rusty-coloured runemark on her hand - a symbol of the old gods and definitely cause for suspicion. For magic is dangerous. Or so everyone thinks. But Maddy enjoys working magic. And every time her Outlander friend One-Eye comes by, he teaches her more and more about the gods and the runes.