When Tara Fitzpatrick tells a string of lies during the world’s most informal job interview she has no idea of the path she’s set herself on.
Renovating the rundown bookshop with her new boss, James, turns out to be more fulfilling than she could ever have imagined. Soon, she finds herself falling in love with the quaint little shop.
And with James.
But Tara has never let herself dream of a happy ever after. Ever since she was a little girl, she knew she would never have children.
Determined not to let James sacrifice his dreams of having a family, she walks away.
Broken-hearted, Tara puts all her efforts into starting afresh. But the bond between her and James is not so easily broken. When two lives seem destined to intertwine, how long can Tara stay away?
Somehow, she needs to find the strength to face up to her past and start fighting for her future …
One shocking incident forces six friends to re-evaluate everything
Emily only meant to spend a week in Hope Cove. But when the quirky locals involve her in various events, she happily extends her stay. She just wishes Jack were with her and not stuck working back in Oxford.
For Lizzie, Emily’s visit is well timed. She’s struggling to balance work and family life, and having her friend nearby is exactly the breath of fresh air she needs.
Josie has everyone worried. She’s trying her best to stay upbeat but after two failed pregnancies, she’s definitely lost some of her sparkle.
When disaster strikes, the three couples reunite round a hospital bed. As their lives are thrown into perspective, they’re forced to take stock. And look to the future.
Sometimes, it takes a twist of fate to make you appreciate what you’ve got and fight for your dreams …
Rumours travel fast in a village…
Josie loves her new life in the country with Sam. But she has a secret that she doesn’t want anyone to know. Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep anything to yourself in a tiny village.
Lizzie is adjusting to motherhood, and finding it more demanding than she ever expected. Life has become a haze of sleep deprivation and dirty nappies, and it’s taking its toll on her relationship with Max.
Emily has finally got the man of her dreams. However, life with Jack isn’t as straightforward as she expected. A certain ex-girlfriend and money worries wreak havoc on their relationship.
As the three couples reunite in the peaceful Devon scenery, what better place to catch up than the local pub? There are laughs, tears and rumours aplenty.
But one thing soon becomes clear: you shouldn’t believe everything you hear at the Bluebell Inn…
Of all the guys, she falls for the one who’s off limits…
Emily Winters would do anything for her best friend Josie. Every week they meet for a catch up at the Old Boathouse – an idyllic little café by the Thames where Josie’s boyfriend Jack works.
As the summer draws on, life seems perfect. Emily’s writing career is taking off and she’s throwing herself into the dating scene.
There’s just one problem: she compares all the men she meets to Jack.
And none of them measure up.
Now all she needs to do is figure out how to fall out of love with her best friend’s boyfriend. Because even when Josie moves to the countryside, and her relationship with Jack crumbles, Emily knows there are rules to friendship that you should never break.
But can they be bent in the name of love? Is there a way Emily can get the man of her dreams without ruining her friendship with Josie? One thing’s for certain: when you’re in love with your best friend’s guy, the course of true love will be anything but smooth…
Village life is supposed to be quiet…
Josie Beaumont is a free spirit. She changes jobs about as often as she changes her relationship status. Frequently! The only constants in her life are the comfy old shoes that she refuses to part with.
When unemployment looms again, she’s intrigued by a job opportunity at a dog kennels in rural Devon. As someone who thrives on change, a move to the sticks doesn’t faze her at all. She’s expecting life in the country to be quiet and uneventful.
What she’s not expecting is Sam.
The charming, sensitive neighbour makes life much more interesting. In fact, when she gets involved in the local community, things really aren’t as dull as she anticipated. But just when she finally feels settled, she’s offered the job of her dreams back in London. It’s time to move on.
Or is it?
Being part of a small community has stirred something in Josie and she begins to question what she really wants. Can she turn her back on her new life and say goodbye to Sam? Or is she ready to hang up her running shoes and stay put? Maybe she’s finally found something worth sticking around for…
The Cottage at Hope Cove: A wonderfully uplifting holiday romance
The summer that changed everything…
Lizzie Beaumont has it all: a great career, a wealthy fiancé, and the wedding of her dreams just months away. But when her fiancé puts work before her again, she sets off for a week in the picturesque town of Hope Cove. She’s hoping for time away from the chaos to find herself.
Instead, she finds Max.
When the gorgeous guy next door asks her for decorating help, Lizzie finds herself all too eager to please. The week she expected to drag suddenly flies by, and before she knows it, she has to return to her other life. The life with the impending marriage and the fiancé she loves.
Or does she?
One week with Max has left her questioning her life choices. Is her fiancé the man of her dreams, or just the man who asked? Now Lizzie must decide what her life will be. Will she go for the safe and predictable route, or take a chance on a man she hardly knows? No matter what she does, someone’s heart is going to break. She just doesn’t want it to be hers.
Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2017
Love and loss in the Australian Outback…
Twenty-one-year-old Libby Taylor needs a change of scene. Struggling to deal with the death of her mother, she becomes fixated on an old photo album. In particular, pictures of the man she believes to be her father. Unable to ignore the niggling questions any longer, she sets off to Australia in search of answers.
Soon, she’s travelling the same route her mum travelled more than twenty years earlier. As she relaxes into the lively backpacker scene, thoughts of finding her father begin to fade. Maybe all she needed was a break from reality. She never expected to have such an amazing time.
She also didn’t expect to find love.
But when her path crosses repeatedly with the lovely Andrew, sparks begin to fly. With his encouragement, she decides to continue the search for her father.
Finally, in a dusty outback town, she discovers the familiar faces from the photographs. As the past begins to unfold, Libby learns the heartbreaking truth about her father, and the secret her mum kept for more than twenty years.
A heart-warming story of love, loss and friendship.
One senseless tragedy; one family torn apart…
Perfect couple Lucy and Adam have it all: a home in the picturesque village of Havendon, budding careers and a sparkling future. Life is exactly as it should be.
But when tragedy strikes and Adam becomes the guardian to his two young nieces, their idyllic life is turned upside down.
Adam and Lucy’s relationship is about to be pushed to the limit. And this devastated family must find a way to pull together in the most testing of times…
Red Ribbon Winner, Wishing Shelf Awards 2016
Don’t believe everything you see in the media…
Twenty-six-year-old Lucy Mitchell isn’t the sort of person who’d take part in a reality TV show. But when she loses her job and is offered a free trip to Spain, it sounds too good to pass up.
Yes, she’s being filmed for a TV show, but it’s on a beautiful Spanish island. What’s the worst that can happen?
Surprisingly, her little holiday couldn’t be any more perfect; she makes fantastic new friends and even indulges in a behind-the-scenes romance with a hunky cameraman.
Then everything begins to unravel and she finds her week in the sun may in fact come at a very high price
A Friend in Need (Friends Like These Book 4)
There’s nothing quite like a baby to turn your world upside down …
Just when it seems things can’t get any crazier, Marie and Brian are now navigating the ups and downs of parenthood!
As Marie is thrown into the world of playgroups and sleep deprivation, she finds maternity leave isn’t quite the year-long break she anticipated. Why can’t she find like-minded mums to drink wine with on a Friday afternoon? How come all the other parents know exactly what they’re doing while she’s just winging it?
She’s so preoccupied with figuring out the parenting gig, Marie hasn’t realised that her fat club friends are struggling with problems of their own.
With so much going on, can she still find a way to be there for her friends?
Maybe if she opens up to them, they can help her too. After all, that’s what friends are for …
People-pleaser Marie has a lot to contend with:
• Her fiancé Brian is a workaholic who mysteriously snubs his family
• Her best friend Grace is being demanding and unreasonable
• Her wedding plans are non-existent
• She’s accidentally acquired a personal trainer
Despite all this, Marie manages to stay upbeat. Thankfully she has her Fat Club friends to keep her entertained with things like wedding crashing and piggyback races.
All she needs to do is fix her friendship with Grace, solve everyone’s problems and have a perfect wedding! Once she figures out what the perfect wedding is…
Christmas With Friends: A Novella (Friends Like These Book 2)
All she wants for Christmas is for everyone to stop talking weddings!
Things are never simple in Marie’s life, and planning her wedding is no exception. Everyone has an opinion! And since she’s reluctantly agreed to host Christmas for her quirky friends and family, Marie doesn’t have time to think about the wedding.
Juggling her friends’ bizarre demands for Christmas Day starts to feel like a full-time job, and pulling off the perfect Christmas dinner seems like mission impossible. On top of all that she has to worry about the special ingredients in her mum’s cheesecake!
Join Marie and her misfit friends for a hilarious and heart-warming Christmas
Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards 2015!
Finding new friends shouldn’t be so difficult…
When newly single Marie decides to shake up her social life she knows exactly what she wants: stylish, sophisticated friends and no romantic complications.
But a chance encounter brings some unlikely characters into her life, throwing her plans way off course. She just can’t seem to get rid of this bunch of misfits!
And then there’s Brian, whose good looks and charm might just distract Marie from her ideas about staying single…
This wonderfully quirky British rom com is sure to leave you smiling.