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About Rachel Burton
Rachel Burton has been making up stories for as long as she can remember and always dreamed of being a writer until life somehow got in the way. After reading for a degree in Classics and another in English Literature she accidentally fell into a career in law, but eventually managed to write her first book on her lunch breaks. She loves words, Shakespeare, tea, The Beatles, dresses with pockets and very tall romantic heroes (not necessarily in that order) and lives with her husband and their three cats in Yorkshire. A Bookshop Christmas was a finalist in the RNA Romantic Novel Awards 2022.
Find her on Instagram as @RachelBWriter
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An emotional, atmospheric summer read about family secrets and loyalty from the author of Kindle bestseller A Bookshop Christmas.
The secrets of Summer House are about to come out at last...
1976. Rushing out of the University Library, undergraduate Alice Kenzie bumps straight into PhD student Tristan Somers. There begins a whirlwind romance, and Alice falls pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. Then Tristan is killed in a car accident. Unable to cope, Alice takes her baby to Summer House, Tristan's family home in Suffolk, leaves her there and disappears.
2018. Olivia Somers has always been told that her mother died in the same accident as her father. But when she finds a bundle of old letters in Summer House, everything she ever believed about her mother is called into question. Can she find her – and even more importantly, forgive her?
Praise for Rachel Burton:
'Enticing and atmospheric... Packed with love and mystery that will keep you wanting more from the first page to the last' Lauren North, author of Safe at Home
'A wonderful escape... I adored the characters, the headiness of their first loves, and vulnerabilities as they hoped for their own happily-ever-afters' Jenny Ashcroft
'With her signature nostalgia, swoon-worthy hero and wistful setting, this is a romance to whisk you away any time of the year' Victoria Cooke
It's time for Ellie to return home and rediscover the past she left behind...
After a tough break-up, Ellie returns to the only place she's ever really felt at home – the coastal town of Sanderson Bay. A year later, she's living her dream, brewing delicious artisan teas and selling them at her very own café. And when the mysterious and brooding Ben walks into her tearoom, Ellie finally dares to dream of true love.
But then her ex shows up in the Bay, and just as Ellie discovers some tragic truths about her family's past, she learns Ben might be hiding an unwelcome secret of his own...
Can Ellie let go of her past and brave a future with Ben?
Praise for The Tearoom on the Bay:
'Captivating and moving right from the very start' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A beautifully written book!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'This story was really sweet from start to finish. I loved every character. I also just adore quaint English settings, and Christmas... So this one was a definite winner all-around' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'It's guaranteed to leave you feeling warm and content' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'The romance is a beautifully written, the artisan cafe is brought to life so well you find yourself feeling like you are sat at a table listening and watching' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I have absolutely loved this book, this has definitely been the escapist read that I have been looking for!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'This book was just the ticket to settle my nerves and comfort me in to the seasons ahead' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A snowstorm. A stranger. A spark. It should be the perfect start to the perfect love story.
But real life is far messier and more complicated than in the pages of the books in Megan Taylor's family bookshop – the last few years have left this young widow in no doubt of that. Moving back home to York should have been a fresh start, but all it did was allow her to retreat from the world.
When prize-winning author Xander Stone rams his supermarket trolley into her ankles and then trashes her taste in books, Megan is abruptly awoken from her self-imposed hibernation. It's time to start living again, and she's going to start by putting this arrogant, superior – admittedly sexy – stranger in his place.
Just as she is beginning to enjoy life again, the worst happens and Megan begins to wonder if she should have stayed hidden away. Because it turns out that falling in love again is about more than just meeting under the mistletoe...
Readers LOVE Rachel Burton!
'I loved this book from start to finish and could read it all over again' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A gorgeous read' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A feel-good read perfect for wintry nights' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Delightful. It gripped me from the first page' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Characters you'll connect with, scenes you'll picture perfectly, and cosy vibes you'll be absorbed by' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'The perfect book to take you away from this endless winter' Jenny Ashcroft
When Willow walks out on her own wedding, there's only one place she can go...
Growing up in the island village of Seaview, Willow always dreamed of a bigger life. Then her childhood sweetheart Luc betrayed her and she ran, resolving never to look back. Now, twelve years on, her glamorous London life is a mess and the island is her only option.
But she's not the only one back for the summer. Luc is now a world-famous heartthrob musician, and he's finally come home to headline the Isle of Wight's annual music festival.
As Willow untangles her messy past, she stumbles on a secret that could destroy her family, the island's fragile community – and her second chance at love...
What readers are saying about The Summer Island Festival...
'I devoured this book! A wonderful summer read' Lauren North
'A gorgeous book to lose yourself in' Sarah Bennett
'Loved this, I flew through it really quickly and got engrossed in the storyline. Fab read' Lis Beasley, Careful of Books, 5*
'An absolutely fantastic read. More twists than you could imagine' – Reader review, 5*
'The story is so perfectly written the words just flow off the pages' – Reader review, 5*
'Burton is a terrific storyteller' – Reader review, 5*
'This book was fabulous and just the perfect escapism that I really needed!' – Reader review, 5*
'I fell in love with Rachel Burton's writing last year, her style and stories transport me into her pages' – Reader review, 5*
'A truly beautiful read. Highly recommend you pick this one up, you will not be left disappointed. A huge ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ from me' – Reader review, 5*
'Oh, this book is an absolute must! Truly, it is an incredible read that kept me hooked page after page' – Reader review, 5*
'You'll feel like you've travelled back in time 30 years and assumed the life of a roadie or groupie!' – Reader review, 5*
‘A true novel of the heart, Rachel's The Things We Need to Say is at once beautifully written and achingly honest. This is a story that carries you away, taking you on an incredibly poignant journey, and which stays with you long after you finish. Read it!’ Jenny Ashcroft, author of Beneath a Burning Sky
‘Devastatingly beautiful, inspiring and extremely thought provoking; Rachel Burton has written from the heart as she unintentionally becomes the voice of everything we need to say.’ The Writing Garnet
Sometimes the things we never say are the most important.
Fran loves Will with all her heart. They had a whirlwind romance, a perfect marriage and a wonderful life. Until everything changed. Now Fran needs to find her way again and teaching a yoga retreat in Spain offers her just that. Leaving behind a broken marriage she has some very important decisions to make.
Will needs his wife, he needs her to open up to him if they’re to ever return to the way things once were. But he may have damaged any possibility he had of mending their relationship and now Fran is in Spain and Will is alone.
As both Fran and Will begin to let go of a life that could have been, fate may just find a way of bringing them back together.
From the best-selling author of The Many Colours of Us comes an emotional story perfect for fans of Katie Marsh, Amanda Prowse and Sheila O’Flanagan
Praise for The Things We Need to Say
‘Utterly spectacular. For me, The Things we Need to Say is a real-life love story and one that will stay with me for a long time.’ Laurie Ellingham, author of One Endless Summer
‘The Things We Need to Say is a wonderfully well-written novel which covers the issues of infertility, infidelity and temptation in a heart-wrenchingly honest way.’ Victoria Cooke, author of The Holiday Cruise
‘If you love novels that have warmth, charm and heart I strongly recommend that you read this poignant and uplifting book.’ Kerry Postle, author of The Artist’s Muse
‘A gloriously romantic tale of family secrets’ – Rachael Lucas
‘This wonderfully warm debut is full of heart – I defy you not to devour it in a day!’ – Ali Harris
Fall in love with Rachel Burton’s stunning debut novel, perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Adele Parks and Sheila O’Flanagan
Can finding yourself allow you to follow your heart?
Julia Simmonds had never been bothered about not knowing who her father was. Having temperamental supermodel, Philadelphia Simmonds, as a mother was more than enough. Until she finds out that she’s the secret love-child of the late, great artist Bruce Baldwin, and her life changes forever.
Uncovering the secrets of a man she never knew, Julia discovers that Bruce had written her one letter, every year until her eighteenth birthday, urging his daughter to learn from his mistakes.
As Julia begins to uncover her past she also begins to unravel her future. With gorgeous lawyer Edwin Jones for company Julia may not only discover her roots but she may just fall in love…
What reviewers are saying about THE MANY COLOURS OF US
‘The Many Colours of Us is a fantastic debut and I absolutely adored it.’ – Diane Jeffrey, author of THOSE WHO LIE
‘An engaging and heartwarming debut from a bright new talent.’ – Sarah Painter
‘Gorgeous, touching story, wonderful heroine, and I'm totally smitten with the hero.’ – Cressida McLaughlin, bestselling author of The Canal Boat Cafe
‘A truly unputdownable read’ – Jenny Ashcroft
‘A beautiful story of second-chance love’ Sarah Bennett
‘A down to earth and wonderfully uplifting story’ Lauren North
She’d turned her back on love. But fate had other ideas.
A powerful and uplifting second chance love story to make you laugh and cry, perfect for fans of Katie Marsh, Sheila O’Flanagan, and Amanda Prowse.
When Jess and Rupert parted ways, it was the end of a great love story that might have been. Now ten years later, the very different paths they have taken in life will bring them back together for a chance meeting.
But with so much left unsaid about the break up neither ever recovered from and with each keeping their own devastating secrets, will they finally be able to make the fractured pieces of their love for one another whole again?
Your favourite authors love Rachel Burton!
‘Moving, poignant and wistful romance’ Victoria Cooke
‘Sublimely blends heartbreak and happiness’ Pernille Hughes
‘A beautiful story of second-chance love between two perfectly imperfect characters. Rachel writes with such emotional honesty, it leaves me lost for words.’Sarah Bennett
‘Once again Rachel Burton has blown me away with a poignant romance entwined in the battles of the real world.The Pieces of You and Me is an enthralling love story that asks the question – can true love stand not just the test of time but the challenges we face along the way? Jess and Rupert are both fabulous and flawed and their story feels as real to me as the people I see every day. A down to earth and wonderfully uplifting story of love and second chances.’Lauren North