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Sometimes love is exactly like it is in the movies . . .

With captivating views of the sparkling Cornish sea, the local picture house once thrived – and not only because it’s home to the best ice-cream shop for miles. But the cinema is long since past its heyday, and when former resident Gina returns and realises her fond memories are just that, she sets about restoring the picture house to its former glory.

But as Gina reconnects with local renovator Ben, with whom she shares a past, old feelings begin to resurface. And when the pair learn the cinema’s future is under threat from a developer, they realise it’ll take more than a lick of paint to save The Picture House by the Sea. . . .

The heart-warming and uplifting summer novel from the bestselling author of A Year at the Star and Sixpence. Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Heidi Swain!

'Fabulously feel-good, funny and fresh, it will sweep you off your feet' ROWAN COLEMAN
'Deliciously romantic and sprinkled with the magic of the movies – it's the perfect treat!' MIRANDA DICKINSON
'Pure pleasure, a delight from opening credits to closing reel' JULIE COHEN

** Disclaimer: originally published in four parts as eBooks – Brief Encounter, Singing in the Rain, Dirty Dancing and Some Like it Hot **

About The Author


Holly Hepburn is the author of seven novels including The Little Shop of Hidden Treasures, Coming Home to Brightwater Bay, and A Year at the Star and Sixpence. Follow her on X at @HollyH_Author.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (August 1, 2020)
  • Length: 464 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471192593

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