Sometimes all it takes to make the world a better place is a small act of kindness, according to Laura Kemp's latest novel,
The Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness. The synopsis says: "When Ceri Price arrives in the small seaside village of Dwynwen in West Wales, she only means to stay for a couple of nights - long enough to scatter her mother's ashes, and then go back to her life as a successful make-up entrepreneur.
But a case of mistaken identities means she lands a job as the barmaid in the local pub, she unexpectedly finds friendship, and wonders if love might follow... But when the plans for a new housing estate put the local woodland under threat, she fears the way of life here could disappear.
Then mysterious acts of kindness start springing up around the village - a string of bunting adorns the streets, a new village signpost appears out of nowhere and someone provides paint to spruce up the houses on the seafront. Who is behind these acts of kindness and can they help in the race to save the village from the faceless developers?
Welcome to Dwynwen: Village of Love. Where friendship flourishes and love blossoms..." The Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness is out in December 2017.