Fiona Walker - Author

About the Author

Fiona Walker, whose novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers, leads the field as the voice of young, media-aware women. She lives in Somerset with her partner and two children plus an assortment of horses and dogs.

 

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Featured books by Fiona Walker

The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week

The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Dive into a summer of surprises ...Jenny loves to house-sit: looking after a stranger's perfect home and pretending to be someone else - just for a bit. Her latest booking is a beautiful rambling country house owned by the glamorous Lewis family. Freed of teaching duties for the summer, Jenny plans to do nothing more challenging than walk the family's badly behaved dog and laze by the pool. Her idyll is disrupted by skeletons in the Lewis closet. Stumbling across hidden messages and passionate secrets, Jenny finds herself exposing far more than just home truths. She uncovers a seductive second chance: to open herself up to love again and to finally live life on her own terms.

The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week

The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/2015

Jenny loves to house-sit, looking after a stranger's enviably perfect home and pretending to be someone else - just for a bit. Her latest booking is a beautiful, disheveled old rectory in the Home Counties owned by the uber-successful Lewis family. Freed of teaching duties for the summer, and her own teenagers spending time with her objectionable ex, Jenny readies herself for a life of walk-in larders and sparkling water taps. Battling to control the riotous family dog and stay cool in an unrelenting heat-wave, she discovers skeletons in the Lewis closet that further threaten to disrupt her idyll. But then a seductive new friendship offers her a surprise second chance: to open herself up to love again and to finally live life on her own terms. Laugh-out-loud funny, touching and romantic, this is the new summer novel from the much-loved Fiona Walker

The Country Escape

The Country Escape

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Hidden amid lush parkland, Eardisford is the ultimate English country retreat and it's just been sold for the first time in its history. Romantic daredevil Kat Mason has been bequeathed the estate's lakeside sanctuary, Lake Farm, until she dies or marries. But the new owners want her out now ...In rides charming playboy Dougie Everett, the man hired to sweep Kat off her feet and off the property.

Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2011

With tight breeches and loose morals, the horse trials circuit is a hell-for-leather chase across the magnificent parkland of England's finest country estates. Flirtation is compulsory sport; love is a professional hazard. Silver-tongued charmer Rory Midwinter is quite at home in this hedge-jumping, bed-hopping world of competitive weekend house parties. Having been born into the saddle, and with a rock star owner as patron, he has no intention of settling down. Only his long-term groom Faith has other ideas. Tash and Hugo Beauchamp are the undisputed golden couple of British three-day eventing, but their mettle is put to the test by the arrival of The Devil on Horseback, brooding Kiwi rider, Lough Strachan. Lough holds the key to Hugo's darkest secret, and he intends to use it to access his greatest rival's beautiful wife.

Other books by Fiona Walker

The Country Set

The Country Set

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2018

You've closed the stable door after the horse has bolted, so what happens when it gallops back? Compton Magna sits high in the picturesque hills where the golden Cotswolds meet half-timbered Shakespeare country. At its heart is the stud farm owned by Captain Jocelyn Percy, as fierce as he is unforgiving. Twenty-five years ago, his only child, ravishing Ronnie Ledwell, abandoned husband and children for her lover. She's about to return, and sparks are set to fly. Amateur sleuth and baker Pip is determined to keep her position as the stud's house-keeper, even if it means stirring things up with her wooden spoon. Glamorous theatre director Kit Donne can't forgive Ronnie for letting down his late wife, less still for reminding him of her. Taciturn stallion man Lester still guards the secret he and Ronnie have shared for three decades. Young horse-loving Carly Turner juggles jobs and her lawless in-laws, unaware that the stud's future might rest in her hands. Sexy Bay Austen usually gets what he wants and now he's after pretty, married Petra Gunn and the Captain's land. Will Ronnie's return thwart his plans? In a village where passionate love affairs, bitter rivalries and dark secrets delight gossipy horse riders, only one woman has the full set, and she's taking the reins...

The Country Set

The Country Set

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/12/2017

You've closed the stable door after the horse has bolted, so what happens when it gallops back? Compton Magna sits high in the picturesque hills where the golden Cotswolds meet half-timbered Shakespeare country. At its heart is the stud farm owned by Captain Jocelyn Percy, as fierce as he is unforgiving. Twenty-five years ago, his only child, ravishing Ronnie Ledwell, abandoned husband and children for her lover. She's about to return, and sparks are set to fly. Amateur sleuth and baker Pip is determined to keep her position as the stud's house-keeper, even if it means stirring things up with her wooden spoon. Glamorous theatre director Kit Donne can't forgive Ronnie for letting down his late wife, less still for reminding him of her. Taciturn stallion man Lester still guards the secret he and Ronnie have shared for three decades. Young horse-loving Carly Turner juggles jobs and her lawless in-laws, unaware that the stud's future might rest in her hands. Sexy Bay Austen usually gets what he wants and now he's after pretty, married Petra Gunn and the Captain's land. Will Ronnie's return thwart his plans? In a village where passionate love affairs, bitter rivalries and dark secrets delight gossipy horse riders, only one woman has the full set, and she's taking the reins...

The Country Set

The Country Set

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

You've closed the stable door after the horse has bolted, so what happens when it gallops back? Compton Magna sits high in the picturesque hills where the golden Cotswolds meet half-timbered Shakespeare country. At its heart is the stud farm owned by Captain Jocelyn Percy, as fierce as he is unforgiving. Twenty-five years ago, his only child, ravishing Ronnie Ledwell, abandoned husband and children for her lover. She's about to return, and sparks are set to fly. Amateur sleuth and baker Pip is determined to keep her position as the stud's house-keeper, even if it means stirring things up with her wooden spoon. Glamorous theatre director Kit Donne can't forgive Ronnie for letting down his late wife, less still for reminding him of her. Taciturn stallion man Lester still guards the secret he and Ronnie have shared for three decades. Young horse-loving Carly Turner juggles jobs and her lawless in-laws, unaware that the stud's future might rest in her hands. Sexy Bay Austen usually gets what he wants and now he's after pretty, married Petra Gunn and the Captain's land. Will Ronnie's return thwart his plans? In a village where passionate love affairs, bitter rivalries and dark secrets delight gossipy horse riders, only one woman has the full set, and she's taking the reins...

Country Set

Country Set

Author: Fiona Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

You've closed the stable door after the horse has bolted, so what happens when it gallops back? Compton Magna sits high in the picturesque hills where the golden Cotswolds meet half-timbered Shakespeare country. At its heart is the stud farm owned by Captain Jocelyn Percy, as fierce as he is unforgiving. Twenty-five years ago, his only child, ravishing Ronnie Ledwell, abandoned husband and children for her lover. She's about to return, and sparks are set to fly. Amateur sleuth and baker Pip is determined to keep her position as the stud's house-keeper, even if it means stirring things up with her wooden spoon. Glamorous theatre director Kit Donne can't forgive Ronnie for letting down his late wife, less still for reminding him of her. Taciturn stallion man Lester still guards the secret he and Ronnie have shared for three decades. Young horse-loving Carly Turner juggles jobs and her lawless in-laws, unaware that the stud's future might rest in her hands. Sexy Bay Austen usually gets what he wants and now he's after pretty, married Petra Gunn and the Captain's land. Will Ronnie's return thwart his plans? In a village where passionate love affairs, bitter rivalries and dark secrets delight gossipy horse riders, only one woman has the full set, and she's taking the reins...

The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week

The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Dive into a summer of surprises ...Jenny loves to house-sit: looking after a stranger's perfect home and pretending to be someone else - just for a bit. Her latest booking is a beautiful rambling country house owned by the glamorous Lewis family. Freed of teaching duties for the summer, Jenny plans to do nothing more challenging than walk the family's badly behaved dog and laze by the pool. Her idyll is disrupted by skeletons in the Lewis closet. Stumbling across hidden messages and passionate secrets, Jenny finds herself exposing far more than just home truths. She uncovers a seductive second chance: to open herself up to love again and to finally live life on her own terms.

The Country Escape

The Country Escape

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Hidden amid lush parkland, Eardisford is the ultimate English country retreat and it's just been sold for the first time in its history. Romantic daredevil Kat Mason has been bequeathed the estate's lakeside sanctuary, Lake Farm, until she dies or marries. But the new owners want her out now ...In rides charming playboy Dougie Everett, the man hired to sweep Kat off her feet and off the property.

Season's Greetings and Other Stories

Season's Greetings and Other Stories

Author: Fiona Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2013

Especially for you, Fiona tells us about the special inspiration behind the stories and what they mean to her:Season's GreetingsReceiving the annual round robin from friends is a Christmas tradition I devour with the same indulgent pleasure as the green triangles in the Quality Street box. Season's Greetings tells Holly's story through a decade of Christmas letters.The Nativity SceneI'm now proud to count myself among the ranks of tear-stained parents who hold camera phones wonkily aloft at the school nativity play each year. In The Nativity Scene, the under 9s in home-made wings are not the only ones for whom the day could spell high drama. Dine Out On ItWhen I was moving house a lot in the nineties and noughties, I clung onto spare front door keys as a keepsake. Dine Out On It came from seeing the clutch of Yales swinging on a hook at the back of a cupboard, and wondering what would happen if I ever tried them out again.ElizabethElizabeth was written for a Sunday newspaper at a time my heart regularly came unglued when falling in love without a safety net. I loved the idea of a complete reinvention, and the secret hope that somebody would one day find my leopard's spots beneath the whitewash.Freudian SlipsThis story was inspired by something a friend of mine did, and the image of lipstick on cricket whites was so heavenly, I just had to write Freudian Slips . . .Plus bonus content! This collection contains the first three chapters from Fiona's bestselling novel The Summer Wedding.

The Summer Wedding

The Summer Wedding

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

The hotly anticipated wedding of Iris Devonshire, ravishing teenage daughter of celebrity couple Mia and Leo, is to be held in the gardens of their grand Palladian pile alongside the Thames. But Mia and Leo worry that she's rushing into the marriage. Just ask their best friends since college, Simon and Laney de Montmorency, whose relationship is on the rocks again - and they've already married each other twice. On the big day, Iris's hellraiser fiance Dougie Everett is not the only one flying high. As Iris rides up the aisle on a white stallion, a hot air balloon appears over the woods, heading straight for the ceremony. Its arrival is about to transform the lives and loves of some of the wedding guests for ever. The Summer Wedding is a sizzling summer comedy set against the beautiful backdrops of the Chilterns, Spain, Africa and LA.

The Love Letter

The Love Letter

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2012

Can fate be signed, sealed and delivered? When Allegra North parted from first love Francis after a decade together, she poured all her regret into a letter. He didn't reply. A year later, her job brings her back to the beautiful Devon coast where romance first blossomed and she hopes that they can start a new chapter. As summer storms circle, the exes juggle rebellious parents, vengeful family members and a very reluctant celebrity author who holds the key to everybody's future . . . The Love Letter is a wonderfully warm comedy of mistaken identities, new loves and old flames.

Sealed with a Kiss: Exclusive Short Story

Sealed with a Kiss: Exclusive Short Story

Author: Fiona Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2012

Digital download exclusive short story: a wonderfully warm comedy of mistaken identity from the incomparable Fiona Walker, ahead of her new novel The Love Letter.Allegra North's second thoughts about splitting with childhood sweetheart Francis need a first-class stamp. But with her unfinished letter to him still in her handbag, she can't find the right words to express her regrets. Invited to a big movie premiere through her work, she resolves to put all thoughts of her ex fianc out of her mind; then she loses her handbag in the foyer.Francis meanwhile is determined to win Allegra back. Convinced that they should never have parted, he intends to declare his feelings in front of crowds of press and film fans that evening, unaware that his meticulous plans are about to be hijacked by his hired accomplice, a movie stuntman with a thirst for publicity . . .By the time the closing credits roll, the crowds will be baying for a kiss. Can a letter right wrongs, or do actions speak louder than words?

Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2011

With tight breeches and loose morals, the horse trials circuit is a hell-for-leather chase across the magnificent parkland of England's finest country estates. Flirtation is compulsory sport; love is a professional hazard. Silver-tongued charmer Rory Midwinter is quite at home in this hedge-jumping, bed-hopping world of competitive weekend house parties. Having been born into the saddle, and with a rock star owner as patron, he has no intention of settling down. Only his long-term groom Faith has other ideas. Tash and Hugo Beauchamp are the undisputed golden couple of British three-day eventing, but their mettle is put to the test by the arrival of The Devil on Horseback, brooding Kiwi rider, Lough Strachan. Lough holds the key to Hugo's darkest secret, and he intends to use it to access his greatest rival's beautiful wife.

Love Hunt

Love Hunt

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2010

The announcement of a grand Treasure Hunt sets the Lodes Valley ladies' hearts aflutter. The cash is only part of the appeal: a win could solve several romantic dilemmas. Pixie Guinness sees the quest as a route back to her wayward husband while Pheely is spurred into a covert affair. Faith hopes to snare true love, Rory; and Liv - well, Liv just wants distraction from the boredom of country life. But it is Trudy who finds the trail of clues leads her in quite a different direction, and one closer and closer to temptation. Is she chasing a rainbow or just chasing her own tail? As the hunt reaches its climax, the competitors find they are fighting for the highest prize of all - their own happy ending.

Tongue in Cheek

Tongue in Cheek

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2006

From the very first day that they move to the Oddlode Valley, it's inevitable that young teacher Mo Stillitoe, recently separated socialite Diana Lampeter and cool, retired dressage diva Anke Brakespear will find their lives entangled. Despite their differing generations and backgrounds, the women are on a relocation collision course. As inept removal men deliver furniture - and even horses - to the wrong houses, other moves are being made . . . Mo's bad boy lover takes Diana's eye, Anke's flirtatious husband immediately suggests Mo hop into bed with him - and Diana's local heart-throb brother comes joyfully face to face with the Danish ice-maiden he posted on his wall as a teenager. As a long, hot Indian summer burns its embers into winter, the newcomers settle into their beautiful frost-hugged surroundings, generating enough heat to melt every heart in Oddlode. New passions ignite and old flames are fanned amid the honeyed villages, enchanted gardens, haunted parkland and raucous country social life. The heat is on, and sparks fly - but is this just a flash in the pan or is somebody fuelling the fire?

Lots of Love

Lots of Love

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2004

When Ellen Jamieson breaks up with her long-standing boyfriend, she plans to go travelling. But first she agrees to house-sit for her parents, who are trying to find a buyer for their idyllic cottage in the Cotswold village of Oddlode. The village is full of quaint and eccentric characters, both blue-blooded and below the salt, and Ellen is the subject of much speculation. Under the wing of Ophelia ('Touchy Pheely') Gently, an impoverished local sculptor, Ellen goes to an Auction of Promises village fundraiser and wins a mysterious lot of three wishes. These have been donated by Jasper Belling, the incredibly gorgeous prodigal son of the local lord of the manor. Falling in love with a notorious hell-raiser is the last thing Ellen intended, and the convoluted scandals of the villagers put many obstacles in the way of the young lovers. Several ancient skeletons come rattling out of various cupboards before a no-holds-barred, loved-up finale.

Lucy Talk

Lucy Talk

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2001

Meet Lucy Gordon, the sweet, scatty, irresistible heroine of Fiona Walker's delicious novel. Lucy lives in a Berkshire village with her two friends, Jane and Bella, and works in the marketing department of Widgetex Computers. Her boss - Slave Driver - is a constant bane; her family are lovable eccentrics; her boyfriend, the dishy but fickle Greg, takes shameless advantage of her (Lucy is too good hearted to notice). Throughout two action-packed, fun-filled, disaster-strewn years, Lucy charts an erratic course among this motley crew to her very own happy ending.

Between Males

Between Males

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2001

Odette, who looks like Linda Lusardi in a DKNY suit and has more zeros at the end of her bank balance than an astronaut's altimeter, decides to throw up the high-powered job that doesn't leave time for relationships and start her own club/restaurant. When the venture seems doomed before it has even begun by a rival chef who is as gorgeous as Jean Christophe Novelli and as temperamental as Marco Pierre White, Odette determines on revenge. Accepting a menial job in her enemy's kitchen, she plots his downfall - but ends up getting her heart broken, fingers burnt and her goose cooked. . .

Snap Happy

Snap Happy

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/1999

A budding stand-up comic, Juno is voluptuous, hedonistic, funny and terminally untidy. On her thirtieth birthday, she decides to have a wild one-night-stand to mark the occasion. But seducing her new flatmate before he's had a chance to unpack his belongings is not a wise move. Just over from New York, Jay Mulligan is intense, mysterious and, as Juno joyously discovers, far better than breakfast in bed. It's only when they both get out of that bed on the wrong side three days later that the problems start ...

Well Groomed

Well Groomed

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/06/1997

When Tash French's potty grandmother mistakes a Christmas cracker engagement ring for the genuine article, a wedding of astronomical proportions is planned. Swept away by everyone's enthusiasm, Tash and her partner, Niall, can do little but laugh and go along with it. After all, they had meant to marry all along, hadn't they? As the wedding plans escalate, however, Tash starts to have doubts. Niall, a rising acting star, is always working away from home, forgetting important dates and falling in love with his leading ladies, and her own eyes keep wandering to a roguish fellow event rider. Even if the Best Man wins, Tash looks likely to give away more than her hand in marriage - she may lose her head and heart as well ...

Kiss Chase

Kiss Chase

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/1996

Felix Sylvian is a charming, silken-tongued dilettante, he has the sex-appeal of a school-girl's day-dream and the soul of a poet. But he has one nasty habit he can't seem to break: a sadistic tendency to ride rough-shod over any girl foolish enough to fall for him. Saskia Seaton is Felix's latest victim. Once a beautiful, precocious aspiring actress, she is now a suicidal wreck after a whirlwind affair with Felix and a force ten finale. Retreating to lick her wounded pride, she decides she wants poetic justice. And her friend Phoebe's the one to get it. With Saskia's help, Phoebe will become Felix's dream woman. She will pursue him across his London playground and seduce him until he falls in love with her and then she'll drop him just as he has so many women in the past. But Phoebe doesn't realise that when she tries to break Felix's nasty habit, she'll find herself breaking her own heart ...

French Relations

French Relations

Author: Fiona Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/1995

A summer holiday with her eccentric, infuriating family and assorted glamorous hangers-on is the last thing Tash French would usually volunteer for. But her mother is insistent and, out of a job and recently ditched by her boyfriend, Tash decides that spending July in the vast rambling Loire chateau might have its compensations. It's a summer of lust, bed-hopping, unresolved sexual tension, horses, dogs, bolshy kids and lots of bad behaviour. And in the midst of bedlam, at least two people fall in love ...

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