Freya North - Author

About the Author

Freya North was our Guest Editor in June 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Freya North was born in London but lives in rural Hertfordshire with her family and other animals, where she writes from a stable in her back garden. A passionate reader since childhood, Freya was originally inspired by Mary Wesley, Rose Tremain and Barbara Trapido – fiction with strong female leads and original, sometimes eccentric, characters.

In 2012 she set up, and now runs, the Hertford Children’s Book Festival. She is also a judge for the CPRE Rural Living Awards, and also an ambassador for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer. She is the author of 13 bestselling novels which have been translated into many languages.

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Featured books by Freya North

Other books by Freya North

Sally

Sally

Author: Freya North Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2018

She's bored of nice - it's time to be naughty. Sally Lomax is 25 and bored of being homely and predictable, so she's decided to give the boot to being conventional and reinvent herself as a femme fatale. This is all well and good, but she's going to need someone to practice on. Along comes Richard; suave, single and fiercely independent. She's determined to be the one great erotic heroine of his life. He's going to be her dream affair - no strings, no scone baking, just sex and sensuality. Until, that is, a New Year masked ball unmasks more than was intended...

Chloe

Chloe

Author: Freya North Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/12/2017

She wanted a man in her life. Now she has four. It was her godmother's last wish... How could she possibly say no? When Chloe Cadwallader's beloved godmother Jocelyn dies, she leaves her a letter instructing her to give up her job (rubbish) and her boyfriend (ditto) to travel the four countries of the United Kingdom during the four seasons of the year. Clutching a letter marked `Wales', Chloe ventures to a farm deep in the Black Mountains where she comes across the best looking man she's ever laid eyes on. And as the seasons unfold, so too does Chloe's journey. From Abergavenny to St Ives, from the Giant's Causeway to the shores of Loch Lomond, join her as she discovers love, lust, life - and, just possibly, a man for all seasons.

The Turning Point A Gripping Love Story, Keep the Tissues Close...

The Turning Point A Gripping Love Story, Keep the Tissues Close...

Author: Freya North Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2016

If you cried at Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, get your hankies ready. -Booklist (starred review) Rich, romantic, beautifully drawn and utterly compelling Jane Green, New York Times bestselling authorLife is short. Sometimes you have to take a chance...Two single parents, Scott and Frankie, meet by chance.Their homes are thousands of miles apart: Frankie lives somewhat chaotically with her children on the shoreline of North Norfolk, while Scott's life is in the mountains of British Columbia. Distance divides them - but it seems that a million little things connect them. A spark ignites, one so strong that it dares them to take a risk.But fate has one more trick in store...There are some truths about life and family we only learn when we grow up. There are some we never thought we'd have to.

Freya North 3-Book Collection

Freya North 3-Book Collection

Author: Freya North Format: eBook Release Date: 14/01/2016

Three page-turning novels from Sunday Times bestselling author Freya NorthSECRETSWe all have our secrets. It's just some are bigger than others...Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments - and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house-sitter for his rambling old place by the sea. When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he's not sure she's right for the job. Where has she come from in such a hurry? Her past is a blank and she's something of an enigma.But there's something about her - even though sparks fly every time they meet. And it looks as though she's here to stay...CHANCESVita's nursing a broken heart.Oliver's heart belongs to the past.They should be perfect for each other.But will they chance it?Vita's gift shop would do better if she ran it as a business, not as somewhere to daydream. But she's not one to tell herself off: she leaves that to Tim, her ex.Active and outdoorsy Oliver runs his tree-surgery business as calmly as his home - but his love life is intensely private.When Vita and Oliver's paths cross at a pear tree, there's a chance of something blossoming. As spring turns into summer, both Vita and Oliver are given choices and chances. But will they take them - or walk away?RUMOURSEverybody's talking - but what's really going on?Rumour has it that Stella Hutton landed her new job thanks to family connections. She's guarded about her past and private about her new life.Over in Long Dansbury, there's always a rumour circulating about Xander - but the eligible bachelor shrugs off village gossip.Then a rumour starts that Longbridge Hall is up for sale. Home to the eccentric Fortescues, it has dominated Long Dansbury lives for centuries.Stella is summoned to sell the estate. But Xander grew up there. His secrets and memories are not for sale. He'll do anything to stand in Stella's way. Anything but fall in love.

Freya North 3-Book Collection

Freya North 3-Book Collection

Author: Freya North Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2015

Three stunning novels from Sunday Times bestselling author Freya NorthLOVE RULESHOME TRUTHSPILLOW TALK

McCabe Girls Complete Collection

McCabe Girls Complete Collection

Author: Freya North Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2015

Available for the first time as an ebook bundle, four novels following the fun and fortunes of the McCabe sisters - and of course the incomparable Uncle Django.Includes an extract from The Way Back HomeCAT is in for the ride of her life. Fleeing from a messy break-up, she lands a job reporting on the Tour de France and quickly realises it's not all about bikes. With sex, drugs, large bulges and larger egos, as the spectacle unfolds, Cat's life mirrors the peaks and perils of the race.FEN has waited ages for a man - and then two have turned up at once! Torn between a handsome publisher and a rugged landscape architect, Fen finds herself falling for both of them in a haze of sex, art and severe indecision.PIP makes a living clowning for children's parties and hospital wards, so when she meets a sophisticated high-flying exec, it seems like they have nothing in common. But it seems that opposites often attract...In HOME TRUTHS, Freya North reunites her popular McCabe girls... because family matters. Doesn't it?Raised by their loving and eccentric uncle Django, the McCabe sisters assume their mid-thirties would be a time of stability and happiness. But at Django's 75th birthday party secrets are revealed that throw the amily into chaos. Can heart and home ever be reconciled for the McCabes? After all, what does it mean if suddenly your sisters aren't quite your sisters?Also includes an extract from THE WAY BACK HOME, which centres on Cat's friend Oriana Taylor and her search for love and redemption.

Turning Point

Turning Point

Author: Freya North Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

"e;Rich, romantic, beautifully drawn and utterly compelling' Jane GreenLife is short. Sometimes you have to take a chance...'A deeply moving tale about never taking life for granted' StylistTwo single parents, Frankie and Scott, meet unexpectedly. Their homes are far apart: Frankie lives with her children on the North Norfolk coast, Scott in the mountains of British Columbia. Yet though thousands of miles divide them, a million little things connect them. A spark ignites, a recognition so strong that it dares them to take a risk.For two families, life is about to change. But no-one could have anticipated how.

Way Back Home

Way Back Home

Author: Freya North Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2014

One summer, something happened that changed everything forever...Born and brought up in an artists' commune in Derbyshire, Oriana Taylor had freedom at her fingertips in a home full of extraordinary people.The Bedwell brothers, Malachy and Jed, shared their childhood and adolescence with Oriana. In the rambling old house and tangled grounds, their dreams and desires could take wing unchecked.But too much freedom comes at a price. Something happened the summer they were fifteen. And now, having been gone eighteen years, Oriana is back.This is their story.

Way Back Home: free sampler

Way Back Home: free sampler

Author: Freya North Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2014

One summer, something happened that changed everything forever...Born and brought up in an artists' commune in Derbyshire, Oriana Taylor had freedom at her fingertips in a home full of extraordinary people.The Bedwell brothers, Malachy and Jed, shared their childhood and adolescence with Oriana. In the rambling old house and tangled grounds, their dreams and desires could take wing unchecked.But too much freedom comes at a price. Something happened the summer they were fifteen. And now, having been gone eighteen years, Oriana is back.This is their story.

Rumours

Rumours

Author: Freya North Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/09/2012

Everybody's talking - but what's really going on? Rumour has it that Stella Hutton landed her new job in a small Hertfordshire town thanks to family connections. Xander Fletcher always has rumours circulating about him as the area's eligible bachelor, but he shrugs them off and pours his heart into his running. Then a rumour starts that crumbling stately home Longbridge Hall is up for sale - Stella is summoned to sell the estate. But Xander will do anything to stand in Stella's way - anything but fall in love - This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

Freya North 3-Book Collection

Freya North 3-Book Collection

Author: Freya North Format: eBook Release Date: 30/08/2012

Available for the first time as an ebook bundle, three sassy novels following the fun and fortunes of the McCabe sisters.A great value ebook containing the three interlinked McCabe sister stories - Cat, Fen and Pip.Cat is in for the ride of her life. Fleeing from a messy break-up, she lands a job reporting on the Tour de France and quickly realises it's not all about bikes. With sex, drugs, large bulges and larger egos, as the spectacle unfolds, Cat's life mirrors the peaks and perils of the race.Fen has waited ages for a man - and then two have turned up at once! Torn between a handsome publisher and a rugged landscape architect, Fen finds herself falling for both of them in a haze of sex, art and severe indecision.Pip makes a living clowning for children's parties and hospital wards, so when she meets a sophisticated high-flying exec, it seems like they have nothing in common. But it seems that opposites often attract...

Fen

Fen

Author: Freya North Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2012

Two very different men, one very difficult decision. You wait forever for a real man... Then two turn up at once. Fen McCabe has only ever been in love once. So what if he's a long dead nineteenth century artist? She's an art historian. She calls it job satisfaction; her friends and family call it insanity. But then her path crosses not just with handsome publisher Matt Holden, but also with brooding landscape gardener James Caulfield - twenty years her senior. Though she fights it, Fen finds herself falling for both of them in a haze of sex, art and severe indecision... Does she really have to choose?

Pip

Pip

Author: Freya North Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2012

Do opposites really attract?It may seem odd to many, but stripy tights, pigtails and a gift to make kids laugh - whether at parties or on children's wards - make Pip McCabe happy. For her, clowning is a serious business. It's just a shame her family and friends don't buy it.High-flyer Zac Holmes - with his fabulous flat, sophisticated charm and grown-up life - couldn't be more different from laid-back Pip.However, against a lively backdrop of parks, parties, hospitals and hotels, the misfits realize they have more in common than they originally thought.Will either of them own up?

Polly

Polly

Author: Freya North Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2012

He's out of sight, she's out of her mind.Polly Fenton is about to embark on a year-long teachers' exchange to America. Swapping cottage pie for corn dogs is one thing, but trading lives with her American counterpart, Jen, is quite another.The minute Polly's feet touch down Stateside, she's swept off them altogether. When she meets Chip Jonson, the school athletic trainer, all thoughts of home suddenly disappear.Spanning three terms and two countries, this is a sparky and sassy story of New England and Old England, fidelity and flirtation, receiving one's comeuppance - and making amends.

Rumours

Rumours

Author: Freya North Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2012

Everybody's talking - but what's really going on?Rumour has it that Stella Hutton landed her new job thanks to family connections. She's guarded about her past and private about her new life. Over in Long Dansbury, there's always a rumour circulating about Xander - but the eligible bachelor shrugs off village gossip. Then a rumour starts that Longbridge Hall is up for sale. Home to the eccentric Fortescues, it has dominated Long Dansbury lives for centuries. Stella is summoned to sell the estate. But Xander grew up there. His secrets and memories are not for sale. He'll do anything to stand in Stella's way. Anything but fall in love.

Cat

Cat

Author: Freya North Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2012

She's in for the ride of her life. Her career is stuck in a rut. Her love life has been a tangle. But fortune favours the brave... When journalist Cat McCabe lands a job reporting on the Tour de France she's confident it might give her stuttering career the boost it needs and provide a welcome distraction from a messy break-up. Or so she hopes. She quickly realizes Le Tour is not just all about the bikes. Large bulges, huge egos, lashings of Lycra and plenty of sexy shenanigans play their part and, soon enough, her own life starts to mirror the high peaks and perilous lows of the race as she battles for more than just a scoop. Whatever happens, it's going to be the ride of her life.With sex, drugs, large bulges and larger egos, the soap opera that is the Tour de France unfolds, with Cat's life frequently mirroring the peaks and perils of the race.

Chances

Chances

Author: Freya North Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/10/2011

Vita's nursing a broken heart. Oliver's heart belongs to the past. They should be perfect for each other. But will they chance it? Vita's gift shop would do better if she ran it as a business, not as somewhere to daydream. But she's pre-occupied with thoughts of her ex, Tim, even though he cheated on her and broke her heart. Tree-surgeon Oliver still loves the mother of his child- even after three years apart. When Vita and Oliver's paths cross at a pear tree, there's a chance of something blossoming. Will they grab or walk away? This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

Chances

Chances

Author: Freya North Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2011

The stunning new summer besteller from Freya North. Vita's nursing a broken heart. Oliver's heart belongs to the past. They should be perfect for each other. But will they chance it? Vita's gift shop would do better if she ran it as a business, not as somewhere to daydream. But she's not one to tell herself off: she leaves that to Tim, her ex. Active and outdoorsy Oliver runs his tree-surgery business as calmly as his home - but his love life is intensely private. When Vita and Oliver's paths cross at a pear tree, there's a chance of something blossoming. As spring turns into summer, both Vita and Oliver are given choices and chances. But will they take them - or walk away?

Chances

Chances

Author: Freya North Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2011

The stunning new summer besteller from Freya North. Vita's nursing a broken heart.Oliver's heart belongs to the past.They should be perfect for each other.But will they chance it?Vita's gift shop would do better if she ran it as a business, not as somewhere to daydream. But she's not one to tell herself off: she leaves that to Tim, her ex. Active and outdoorsy Oliver runs his tree-surgery business as calmly as his home - but his love life is intensely private. When Vita and Oliver's paths cross at a pear tree, there's a chance of something blossoming. As spring turns into summer, both Vita and Oliver are given choices and chances. But will they take them - or walk away?

Secrets

Secrets

Author: Freya North Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2009

We all have our secrets. It's just some are bigger than others... Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments - and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house-sitter for his rambling old place by the sea. When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he's not sure she's right for the job. Where has she come from in such a hurry? Her past is a blank and she's something of an enigma. But there's something about her - even though sparks fly every time they meet. And it looks as though she's here to stay...

Secrets

Secrets

Author: Freya North Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2009

We all have our secrets. It's just some are bigger than others... Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments - and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house-sitter for his rambling old place by the sea. When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he's not sure she's right for the job. Where has she come from in such a hurry? Her past is a blank and she's something of an enigma. But there's something about her - even though sparks fly every time they meet. And it looks as though she's here to stay...

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