The story behind Secrets and Tea at Rosie Lee's...

When I started writing ‘Secrets and Tea’, back in 2014, I quickly realised there was only one place I wanted to set the book. Being born and raised in the East End of London, it seemed only natural to me I would set the story there. I knew that Abby’s story would be full of strong characters, both women and men, and since that’s exactly the kind of people I’d grown up around it made perfect sense. 

Introducing Julie Houston...

A Village Affair is my fifth novel and, like the previous four - as well as Holly Close Farm to be published by Aria in February 2019 – all the action is centred around the Yorkshire village of Westenbury in the mythical town of Midhope. All the novels can be read totally as stand-alone, but there are a few characters, namely Harriet, Grace and - the rather glorious - David Henderson who always seem to manage to grab themselves a piece of the action, however brief, in all the books. 

What happens after happy ever after? Fiona Perrin’s THE STORY AFTER US

My current mood is beyond epic…
Woohooooooooo. That’s how I feel right now. The Story After Us, my debut novel, is going to be published in 8 weeks. 

A couple of days ago, I saw the cover for the first time and I loved it. The whole thing finally feels real – thank you Aria.

Coco Chanel Saved My Life - Sneak Peek

The passengers on the hot and crowded subway car, who saw me rushing in on my five inch heels just as the doors closed behind me, couldn’t imagine that they were looking at the happiest woman in the world.

My move to Milan had been approved by my company, I had just signed a lease for a charming apartment and I was going to announce to the man I loved that I would be living in the same town as him.

Coco Chanel Saved My Life - Sneak Peek

Coco Chanel Saved My Life

Danielle F. White

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FOOL’S GOLD

The passengers on the hot and crowded subway car, who saw me rushing in on my five inch heels just as the doors closed behind me, couldn’t imagine that they were looking at the happiest woman in the world.

The pleasures of romance fiction by Sian O’Gorman

While reading the feminist classic, My Brilliant Career, many years ago, I realised that not all stories have what I would consider a happy ending. The deliciously handsome (and rich and kind) Harold travels the arid, broiling Australian outback in order to propose to wild-haired, ambitious Sybylla. His ardour could only have increased when he sees her, muddy and exhausted, pulling a cow out of a swamp. My love-starved, teenage heart soared. This was it. They would fall into each other’s arms and they could live happily together in his lovely, well-watered estate. Except… they don’t.

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