There’s nothing quite like a cosying up with a Christmas story during the long winter nights, is there? Here’s my collection of Christmas novellas. Just click/tap any cover to find out more them.
Christmas at the Cove – Love is the greatest gift of all…
Christmas at the Castle – Family is the greatest blessing…
Christmas at the Cottage – Falling in love is the greatest miracle…
The Christmas Collection – Three heart-warming novellas about love, family and friendship. A compilation volume containing Christmas at the Cove, Christmas at the Castle and Christmas at the Cottage, available in ebook and paperback.
The Christmas Rose – Journey back to Suffolk for the long-awaited sequel to The Rose Girls. Will an unexpected visitor threaten the home the Hamilton sisters have worked so hard to build?
Christmas with the Book Lovers – Join the Nightingale family for some festive fun and a few spooky tales by the fire, and find out if a book can really be haunted!
Christmas with Mr Darcy – Spend Christmas with the Austen Addicts at Purley Hall where there’s fun, games and a little bit of mystery!
Last month, I was visited by the lovely Marie Wiik who interviewed me for her exciting new Youtube channel ‘Success Stories’. If you’re a fan of ‘The Chateau Diaries’ on Youtube, you’ll have seen Marie and her beautiful flower studio. She is such an inspiration and her Instagram photos are heavenly. We had lunch here at Old Thatch and then had a walk around the garden, enjoying the flowers together.
Would you like the opportunity to name a character in one of my future books? It could be your own name of even that of a pet or a loved one. Well, here’s your chance to do just that and to raise money for an amazing charity at the same time. Just follow the link below to find out more!
I’m so thrilled to be releasing my new novel, The Beauty of Broken Things – a story about two broken souls brought together via a social media site similar to Instagram. It’s about love, loss and photographs, and the power of friendship to mend broken hearts. Set on the beautiful Suffolk coast, this is my twenty-second novel and I’m so excited to be releasing it!
Have you discovered the The Book Lovers series yet? If you’re missing trips to your local bookstore in this time of lockdown, why not visit the three bookshops in the small market town of Castle Clare in Suffolk? You’re guaranteed to find the perfect read and a romance or two along the way.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend, I’m taking part in a Romance Festival with the team at MYVLF – that’s My Virtual Literary Festival!
You’ll be able to see my interview at 3pm GMT on Saturday 15 February 2020 where it will be followed by a live chat with me and a signed book giveaway, so be sure to sign up to the festival. Registration is free and you’ll also be able to watch the other interviewees on the day as well as access previous interviews with bestselling authors like Jenny Colgan, Cecelia Ahern, Bella Andre and many more.
It really is an exciting thing to be a part of and I hope you’ll join me there.
We’ve just returned from a holiday in the Cotswolds, staying at a beautiful Field House – a Landmark Trust property that looked as if it belonged in a Jane Austen novel.
Whilst there, we visited Great Chalfield Manor which has featured in Poldark, Wolf Hall and on the cover of my novel The Rose Girls.
How exciting it was to see this special place and, most wonderful of all, the garden was full of roses.
Great Chalfield is owned by the National Trust, but is still lived in by the family and we were treated to a guided tour by the lady of the manor. And – yes – I could very easily imagine Celeste, Gertie and Evie living quite happily in this beautiful ancient home.
I’m delighted to be launching a special tenth-anniversary edition of Molly’s Millions today. I hope you all love the fresh new cover, and that new readers will enjoy this romantic comedy about a lottery winner who gives it all away…
I love summer! I always try to set aside plenty of time not only to spend in our own garden, but to visit lots of other gardens too.
At the end of June, we visited the wonderful garden at Pashley Manor in Kent. I wanted to see the roses there and I wasn’t disappointed. I truly felt as if I’d stepped into the pages of The Rose Girls.
We also stopped in for a quick look at the walled garden at Scotney Castle where I berated myself for not growing Paul’s Himalayan Musk. Isn’t it a beauty?
And just last week, we spent the afternoon at Great Dixter. I’d previously visited in May, but this was my first summer visit – on the hottest day of the year so far! At least that gave us the perfect excuse to sit on almost every bench and step around the garden.
Every time I visit a beautiful garden, I can’t help wondering if I should write another garden-based novel. I so loved writing my trilogy, and interest in the healing power of gardens has never been greater. Perhaps I should take my notebook outside and see what happens…