Trisha Ashley - Author

About the Author

Trisha Ashley gave up her fascinating but time-consuming hobbies of house-moving and divorce a few years ago in order to settle in North Wales, though her only claim to the area is a Welsh grandmother. After many years puzzling over which quarter of her is Welsh, she's decided it's probably her writing arm. She has had many part-time jobs over the years, but her current one as a seasonal worker for the National Trust neatly combines three of her greatest interests: historic houses, gardens and meeting people.

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Featured books by Trisha Ashley

Every Woman for Herself

Every Woman for Herself

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

First comes marriage. Then comes divorce. Then it's every woman for herself ...Every Woman for Herself is a hilarious account of divorce and dating from Sunday Times besteller Trisha Ashley. Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews,the country setting and rom-com storyline make this the perfect summer paperback. When Charlie's husband Matt tells her that he wants a divorce she has to start from scratch. Suddenly single, broke and approaching 40 she is forced to return to her childhood home in the Yorkshire moors. Living with her father and eccentric siblings could be considered a challenge but soon Charlie finds her new life somewhat refreshing. Now that she's single she's got no need to dye her roots nor to be the perfect wife and she can return to her first love- painting. But just as she begins to feel settled, handsome, bad-tempered actor Mace North moves in down the road and starts mixing things up for Charlie in more ways than one ...

Wish Upon a Star

Wish Upon a Star

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

A wonderful warm festive treat from Sunday Times bestseller Trisha Ashley. Single mum Cally's life is all about her little girl Stella. She's resigned to the fact that the only romance she's going to get is from the rom-coms she watches and with her busy job and her daughter; she doesn't have time to even think about love. But when Stella gets sick, and Cally is forced to move in with her mother in the remote village of Sticklepond, to save money for Stella's operation, Cally realizes how tough it can be to go it alone. Still, the last thing Cally wants to do is fall in love. All she wants is a Christmas miracle to save Stella. Can laid-back, charming Jago unlock Cally's frozen heart and show her that the best gifts aren't always found under the tree? A gorgeous festive treat, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell

Good Husband Material

Good Husband Material

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

Another warm, wise and witty offering from Sunday Times bestseller Trisha Ashley. James is everything Tish has ever wanted in a husband - she's married a man who even her mother approves of. He's handsome, dependable, and will make an excellent father - unlike Tish's first love, the disreputable Fergal. Her teenage sweetheart abandoned her for a music career and now lives a typical celebrity lifestyle. Fergal broke her heart - James helped mend it. Now, they've bought a cottage in the country. The next step - kids and a lifetime of domestic bliss. Well, that's the plan. And even if James has a slight tendency to view the village pub as a second home, their relationship is still in pretty good shape after seven years of marriage. So why is marriage to Mr Right making her long for Mr Wrong?

Other books by Trisha Ashley

The House of Hopes and Dreams

The House of Hopes and Dreams

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2018

This novel from the Sunday Times bestselling Trisha Ashley will more than satisfy romantic comedy fans. And it also contains recipes! When Carey Revell unexpectedly becomes the heir to Mossby, his family's ancestral home, it's rather a mixed blessing. The house is large but rundown and comes with a pair of resentful relatives who can't be asked to leave. Still, newly dumped by his girlfriend and also from his job as a TV interior designer, Carey needs somewhere to lick his wounds. And Mossby would be perfect for a renovation show. He already knows someone who could restore the stained glass windows in the older part of the house... Angel Arrowsmith has spent the last ten years happily working and living with her artist mentor and partner. But suddenly bereaved, she finds herself heartbroken, without a home or a livelihood. Life will never be the same again - until old friend Carey Revell comes to the rescue. They move in to Mossby with high hopes. But the house has a secret at its heart: an old legend concerning one of the famous windows. Will all their dreams for happiness be shattered? Or can Carey and Angel find a way to make this house a home? Heart-warming, witty and quirkily original, Trisha Ashley's THE HOUSE OF HOPES AND DREAMS will delight both old fans and new readers alike.

The House of Hopes and Dreams

The House of Hopes and Dreams

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling Trisha Ashley will more than satisfy romantic comedy fans. And it also contains recipes! When Carey Revell unexpectedly becomes the heir to Mossby, his family's ancestral home, it's rather a mixed blessing. The house is large but rundown and comes with a pair of resentful relatives who can't be asked to leave. Still, newly dumped by his girlfriend and also from his job as a TV interior designer, Carey needs somewhere to lick his wounds. And Mossby would be perfect for a renovation show. He already knows someone who could restore the stained glass windows in the older part of the house... Angel Arrowsmith has spent the last ten years happily working and living with her artist mentor and partner. But suddenly bereaved, she finds herself heartbroken, without a home or a livelihood. Life will never be the same again - until old friend Carey Revell comes to the rescue. They move in to Mossby with high hopes. But the house has a secret at its heart: an old legend concerning one of the famous windows. Will all their dreams for happiness be shattered? Or can Carey and Angel find a way to make this house a home? Heart-warming, witty and quirkily original, Trisha Ashley's THE HOUSE OF HOPES AND DREAMS will delight both old fans and new readers alike.

House of Hopes and Dreams

House of Hopes and Dreams

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The House of Hope and Dreams by Trisha Ashley, read by Julia Franklin.From the Sunday Times bestselling Trisha Ashley, this novel will more than satisfy romantic comedy fans. And it also contains recipes!When Carey Revell unexpectedly becomes the heir to Mossby, his family's ancestral home, it's rather a mixed blessing. The house is large but rundown and comes with a pair of resentful relatives who can't be asked to leave. Still, newly dumped by his girlfriend and also from his job as a TV interior designer, Carey needs somewhere to lick his wounds. And Mossby would be perfect for a renovation show. He already knows someone who could restore the stained glass windows in the older part of the house...Angel Arrowsmith has spent the last ten years happily working and living with her artist mentor and partner. But suddenly bereaved, she finds herself heartbroken, without a home or a livelihood. Life will never be the same again - until old friend Carey Revell comes to the rescue.They move in to Mossby with high hopes. But the house has a secret at its heart: an old legend concerning one of the famous windows. Will all their dreams for happiness be shattered? Or can Carey and Angel find a way to make this house a home?Heart-warming, witty and quirkily original, Trisha Ashley's THE HOUSE OF HOPES AND DREAMS will delight both old fans and new listeners alike.

A Good Heart is Hard to Find

A Good Heart is Hard to Find

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2018

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man of over forty is in possession of a major defect . . . Cassandra Leigh has woken as if from a bad dream: forty-four, childless and twenty-plus years into an affair with a married man. Max assures her they just need a little more patience and for his wife to die (!) but Cass is desperate for a baby and running out of time. Maybe Max is not the only man for her? There's her friend Jason - though he's perhaps a little too rugged, and there's something strange about the way his wife disappeared . . . Or there's Dante, the mysterious stranger she meets on a dark night in his haunted manor house . . . Cass must throw caution to the wind and claim the life she's always wanted. Suddenly, it's a choice between Mr Right, Mr Wrong or Mr Right Now . . . Fantastically funny and whimsical, this heart-warming novel will charm fans of Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell.

Good Heart is Hard to Find

Good Heart is Hard to Find

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Good Heart is Hard to Find by Trisha Ashley, read by Eva Haddon."e;It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man of over forty is in possession of a major defect . . ."e;Cassandra Leigh has woken as if from a bad dream: forty-four, childless and twenty-plus years into an affair with a married man. Max assures her they just need a little more patience and for his wife to die (!) but Cass is desperate for a baby and running out of time. Maybe Max is not the only man for her?There's her friend Jason - though he's perhaps a little too rugged, and there's something strange about the way his wife disappeared . . . Or there's Dante, the mysterious stranger she meets on a dark night in his haunted manor house . . . Cass must throw caution to the wind and claim the life she's always wanted. Suddenly, it's a choice between Mr Right, Mr Wrong or Mr Right Now . . .Fantastically funny and whimsical, this heart-warming novel will charm fans of Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell.

Little Teashop of Lost and Found

Little Teashop of Lost and Found

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2017

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley, read by Colleen Prendergast. Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking - the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers - brings a comforting sense of home. So it seems natural that when she finally decides to return to Haworth, Alice turns to baking again, taking over a run-down little teashop and working to set up an afternoon tea emporium. Luckily she soon makes friends, including a Grecian god-like neighbour, who help her both set up home and try to solve the mystery of who she is. There are one or two last twists in the dark fairytale of Alice's life to come . . . but can she find her happily ever after?Wonderfully wry, heart-warming and life-affirming, Trisha Ashley's novel is perfect for fans of romantic comedies. And it contains recipes!

The Little Teashop of Lost and Found

The Little Teashop of Lost and Found

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking - the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers - brings a comforting sense of home. So it seems natural that when she finally decides to return to Haworth, Alice turns to baking again, taking over a run-down little teashop and working to set up an afternoon tea emporium. Luckily she soon makes friends - including a Grecian god-like neighbour - who help her both set up home and try to solve the mystery of who she is. There are one or two last twists in the dark fairytale of Alice's life to come . . . but can she find her happily ever after? Wonderfully wry, heart-warming and life-affirming, Trisha Ashley's hilarious novel is perfect for fans of romantic comedies. And it contains recipes!

A Winter's Tale A Festive Winter Read from the Bestselling Queen of Christmas Romance

A Winter's Tale A Festive Winter Read from the Bestselling Queen of Christmas Romance

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/12/2016

`One of the best writers around!' KATIE FFORDE Full of down-to-earth humour,' SOPHIE KINSELLA A charming romantic comedy about a single mum who inherits a stately home - and a whole lot else besides... Sophy Winter is not your typical Lady of the Manor. When she unexpectedly inherits Winter's End - a crumbling mansion in the beautiful Lancashire countryside - it seems like all Sophy's prayers have been answered. But the house is decrepit and its eccentric inhabitants are a nightmare. And once it is discovered that Winter's End played host to a young Shakespeare, the entire village of Sticklepond becomes curious about Sophy's plans, especially charming Jack Lewis. But is he really smitten by Sophy...or her newly-acquired cash? Meanwhile, Sophy's gorgeous head gardener Seth is the strong and silent type. But does his passion bloom for anything beyond the horticultural? A charming romantic comedy for fans of Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell - guaranteed to thaw the coldest of hearts!

A Leap of Faith

A Leap of Faith

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Sappho Jones stopped counting birthdays when she reached thirty but, even with her hazy grip on mathematics, she realises that she's on the slippery slope to the big four-oh! With the thought suddenly lodged in her mind that she's a mere cat's whisker away from becoming a single eccentric female living in a country cottage in Wales, she has the urge to do something dramatic before it's too late. The trouble is, as an adventurous woman of a certain age, Sappho's pretty much been there, done that, got the T-shirt. In fact, the only thing she hasn't tried is motherhood. And with sexy potter Nye on hand as a potential daddy - or at least donor - is it time for her to consider the biggest leap of all? It's either that or buy a cat . . . Wonderfully wry, heart-warming and life-affirming, Trisha Ashley's hilarious novel is perfect for fans of romantic comedies by Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell. And it contains recipes! **This novel was originally published in 2001 as The Urge to Jump.**

Sowing Secrets

Sowing Secrets

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Watch out for temptation in the Garden of Eden... Fran March's life in the idyllic village of St Ceridwen's Well is coming up roses. Almost. If only daughter Rosie - the result of an uncharacteristic one-night stand years ago - wasn't so curious about her real father, and if only husband Mal spent less time on his hobbies, everything would be bliss. But then a face from the past turns Fran's world upside down. The handsome face of TV gardener Gabriel Weston, currently restoring the village's decrepit stately home. And when Fran's ex-boyfriend Tom appears on her doorstep, it seems that all the ghosts of Fran's romantic past are back to haunt her. Can Fran keep Rosie's paternity under wraps? Why is Mal acting so oddly? And will Fran ever learn that every rose has its thorns...?

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Cracker

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 22/10/2015

A WONDERFUL STORY with a great BIG HEART. The Sunday Times bestseller returns with a Christmas story that goes with a bang!'A warm-hearted and comforting read. Trisha at her best' Carole MatthewsThis Christmas is about to go off with a bang!Things can't possibly get worse for Tabby. Framed for a crime she didn't commit, she suddenly finds herself without a job. Then to make matters worse, Tabby's boyfriend dumps her and gives her cat away to a shelter. But rescue comes in the form of kindly Mercy. A master of saving waifs and strays, Mercy wants Tabby to breathe new flair into her ailing cracker business. Together, they'll save Marwood's Magical Christmas Crackers. But someone has other ideas. Mercy's nephew Randal thinks Tabby's a fraudster. Stubborn, difficult and very attractive, her future depends upon winning him round. But it's that time of the year when miracles really can happen. Standing under the mistletoe, Tabby's Christmas is set to be one that she will never forget . . .

A Christmas Cracker The Only Festive Romance to Curl Up with This Christmas!

A Christmas Cracker The Only Festive Romance to Curl Up with This Christmas!

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2015

A WONDERFUL STORY with a great BIG HEART. The Sunday Times bestseller returns with a Christmas story that goes with a bang! `A warm-hearted and comforting read. Trisha at her best' Carole Matthews This Christmas is about to go off with a bang! Things can't possibly get worse for Tabby. Framed for a crime she didn't commit, she suddenly finds herself without a job. Then to make matters worse, Tabby's boyfriend dumps her and gives her cat away to a shelter. But rescue comes in the form of kindly Mercy. A master of saving waifs and strays, Mercy wants Tabby to breathe new flair into her ailing cracker business. Together, they'll save Marwood's Magical Christmas Crackers. But someone has other ideas. Mercy's nephew Randal thinks Tabby's a fraudster. Stubborn, difficult and very attractive, her future depends upon winning him round. But it's that time of the year when miracles really can happen. Standing under the mistletoe, Tabby's Christmas is set to be one that she will never forget . . .

Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2015

A fabulous e-book short story from best-selling author Trisha Ashley.Lucy is so excited to announce she's getting married this Christmas. She's picturing a small, simple wedding in the village hall. Her dream is to stand in her vintage dress next to a great, big Christmas tree with all her close friends and relatives...But Lucy's mother thinks differently! She's been saving all her life for her little girl's big day. And she wants to see it done properly. But Christmas is far too soon...the list on her clipboard can't possibly be ticked off in just a few months!And then there's the mother-in-law to contend with. She hasn't quite forgiven her son for proposing to the local riff-raff. She certainly won't approve of this little charity shop wedding. And now even Lucy's fiance is starting to disagree with her vision...But Christmas is a time when miracles happen. And if Lucy wishes hard enough, Santa might just bring her the wedding of her dreams . . .

CREATURE COMFORTS

CREATURE COMFORTS

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Fall in back in love with life in this gripping read about fate and second chances.The eagerly awaited new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author.Thirty year old Izzy Sweetwell has a peaceful life. She lives in the sleepy village of Halfhidden with her aunt with her aunt Debo, who runs the local kennels, a home from home for waifs and strays in the area.You couldn't say that Izzy's life is particularly exciting, but that's just how she likes it, she's bid farewell to a dramatic life since a terrible accident when she was a teenager and for now, she's perfectly content with her aunt and the dogs in Halfhidden.So what happens when someone forces Izzy to fall in love with life again? Will her painful past stand in the way of her future happiness? Can you make an omlette without breaking a few eggs?

Every Woman For Herself

Every Woman For Herself

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

First comes marriage. Then comes divorce. Then it's every woman for herself ...Every Woman for Herself is a hilarious account of divorce and dating from Sunday Times besteller Trisha Ashley. Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews,the country setting and rom-com storyline make this the perfect summer paperback.When Charlie's husband Matt tells her that he wants a divorce she has to start from scratch. Suddenly single, broke and approaching 40 she is forced to return to her childhood home in the Yorkshire moors.Living with her father and eccentric siblings could be considered a challenge but soon Charlie finds her new life somewhat refreshing. Now that she's single she's got no need to dye her roots nor to be the perfect wife and she can return to her first love- painting.But just as she begins to feel settled, handsome, bad-tempered actor Mace North moves in down the road and starts mixing things up for Charlie in more ways than one ...

Chocolate Collection

Chocolate Collection

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

From Sunday Times bestselling author Trisha Ashley comes a delicious treat of a collection. Chocolate Wishes and Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues.Chocolate WishesConfectioner Chloe dispenses inspirational sweet treats containing a prediction for each customer. If only her own life was as easy to forecast - perhaps Chloe could have foreseen being jilted at the altar... So when Chloe's first love and the man who broke her heart arrives in the village, try as she might, Chloe can't ignore this blast from her past. Could now be the time for her to make a wish - and dare to believe it can come true?Chocolate Shoes and Wedding BluesWhen Tansy Poole inherits a run-down shoe shop tucked away in the village of Sticklepond, 'Cinderella's Slippers' is born - providing the perfect footwear to make any fairy tale wedding come true. If only everything in her personal life could be as heavenly. So when Actor Ivo Hawksley comes to Sticklepond to nurse his own broken heart, he soon realises that he and Tansy have a link in their past. Soon, they both find out how secrets shared can make a very strong bond indeed...

Footsteps in the Snow and other Teatime Treats

Footsteps in the Snow and other Teatime Treats

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2014

From her novels to her magazine articles Trisha Ashley has been writing all her life and this is a collection of her work brought together in a single edition for the first time.A fabulous collection of short stories from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Perfect to curl up with on a winter's evening.

PIECE OF CAKE

PIECE OF CAKE

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2014

A fabulous e-book short story from best-selling author Trisha Ashley.Professional cake-maker Kate doesn't have time for a man in her life, especially a boorish, sports-mad one like Wes. He's definitely not her type.But at her best friends wedding, when one crisis follows another, Kate begins to wonder whether she's misjudged Wes.Can love be the sweetest thing of all?A warm, witty and romantic short story from Sunday Times top 5 best-selling author Trisha Ashley

Every Woman for Herself

Every Woman for Herself

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

First comes marriage. Then comes divorce. Then it's every woman for herself ...Every Woman for Herself is a hilarious account of divorce and dating from Sunday Times besteller Trisha Ashley. Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews,the country setting and rom-com storyline make this the perfect summer paperback. When Charlie's husband Matt tells her that he wants a divorce she has to start from scratch. Suddenly single, broke and approaching 40 she is forced to return to her childhood home in the Yorkshire moors. Living with her father and eccentric siblings could be considered a challenge but soon Charlie finds her new life somewhat refreshing. Now that she's single she's got no need to dye her roots nor to be the perfect wife and she can return to her first love- painting. But just as she begins to feel settled, handsome, bad-tempered actor Mace North moves in down the road and starts mixing things up for Charlie in more ways than one ...

Finding Mr Rochester

Finding Mr Rochester

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2014

In this fabulous ebook short story Trisha Ashley will whisk you away for a romantic treat on the Yorkshire moors.Plus the first chance to get your hands on some exclusive Trisha Ashley recipes.Budding author and die-hard Bronte fan Eleri Groves decides to escape from her disastrous love life to a remote farm cottage in Yorkshire.Living in the land of the Brontes has got to be better than her life at home and she hopes that she'll find some inspiration for her next book.But what she doesn't expect is to find her own Mr Rochester and much more than she bargained for ...A warm, witty and romantic short story from Sunday Times top 5 best-selling author Trisha Ashley.

Wish Upon a Star

Wish Upon a Star

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

A wonderful warm festive treat from Sunday Times bestseller Trisha Ashley. Single mum Cally's life is all about her little girl Stella. She's resigned to the fact that the only romance she's going to get is from the rom-coms she watches and with her busy job and her daughter; she doesn't have time to even think about love. But when Stella gets sick, and Cally is forced to move in with her mother in the remote village of Sticklepond, to save money for Stella's operation, Cally realizes how tough it can be to go it alone. Still, the last thing Cally wants to do is fall in love. All she wants is a Christmas miracle to save Stella. Can laid-back, charming Jago unlock Cally's frozen heart and show her that the best gifts aren't always found under the tree? A gorgeous festive treat, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell

Wish Upon a Star

Wish Upon a Star

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2013

A wonderful warm festive treat from Sunday Times bestseller Trisha Ashley.The perfect gift isn't always under the tree...Single mum Cally's life is all about her little girl Stella. She's resigned to the fact that the only romance she's going to get is from the rom-coms she watches, and with her busy job and her daughter, she doesn't have time to even think about love.But life gets very tough when Stella gets sick. Balancing her job as a recipe writer and looking after Stella is all consuming, so when Cally meets handsome baker Jago the last thing she wants to do is fall in love, especially when she's been badly burned by a Prince Charming from her past.Can laid-back, charming Jago unlock Cally's frozen heart and help her find true love and magic under the mistletoe?Come home for Christmas with this gorgeous festive treat, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell.

Trisha Ashley 3 Book Bundle

Trisha Ashley 3 Book Bundle

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

A bargain set of three of Trisha Ashley's bestselling romantic comedies.In Wedding Tiers, cakemaker Josie runs a booming wedding business but her own love life is far from blossoming. It seems like it's going to be always the cakemaker, never the bride until charming photographer Noah arrives on the scene...Sowing Secrets tells the story of Fran, who seems to have it all with her lovely husband and cottage in the country. That is until ex-boyfriend Tom turns up and Fran's perfect world is turned upside down.Life is sweet for chocolate maker Chloe in Chocolate Wishes. That is until the new vicar Raffy arrives in the village; Chloe's first love and the man who broke her heart...

Good Husband Material

Good Husband Material

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

Another warm, wise and witty offering from Sunday Times bestseller Trisha Ashley. James is everything Tish has ever wanted in a husband - she's married a man who even her mother approves of. He's handsome, dependable, and will make an excellent father - unlike Tish's first love, the disreputable Fergal. Her teenage sweetheart abandoned her for a music career and now lives a typical celebrity lifestyle. Fergal broke her heart - James helped mend it. Now, they've bought a cottage in the country. The next step - kids and a lifetime of domestic bliss. Well, that's the plan. And even if James has a slight tendency to view the village pub as a second home, their relationship is still in pretty good shape after seven years of marriage. So why is marriage to Mr Right making her long for Mr Wrong?

Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues

Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2012

When Tansy Poole inherits a run-down shoe shop tucked away in the village of Sticklepond, 'Cinderella's Slippers' is born - providing the footwear to make any fairytale wedding come true...Carrying everything a bride would want to walk down the aisle in, Tansy's shop soon expands to carry shoe-themed wedding favours, bridesmaid gifts and even delicious chocolate shoes. It's the dream destination for any shoe-lover!If only everything in her personal life could be as heavenly - but with a fiance trying to make her fit into a size 8 wedding dress, not to mention the recent discovery of disturbing family revelations, Tansy takes refuge in the shop's success.But one man isn't thrilled by the stream of customers hot-footing it to Cinderella's Slippers... Actor Ivo Hawksley, resident of the cottage next to the shop, is troubled by a dark secret in his past and has come to Sticklepond to nurse his own broken heart.However, Ivo realises that he and Tansy have a link in their past and soon, they both find out how secrets shared can make a very strong bond indeed...Forget the Jimmy Choos, Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues is the only accessory you need for spring 2012...

Sowing Secrets

Sowing Secrets

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2011

Watch out for temptation in the Garden of Eden... Fran March's life in the idyllic village of St Ceridwen's Well is coming up roses. Almost. If only daughter Rosie - the result of an uncharacteristic one-night stand 18 years ago - wasn't so curious about her real father, and if only husband Mal spent less time on his hobbies, everything would be bliss. But then a face from the past turns Fran's world upside down. The handsome face of TV gardener Gabriel Weston, currently restoring the village's decrepit stately home. And when Fran's ex-boyfriend Tom appears on her doorstep, it seems that all the ghosts of Fran's romantic past are back to haunt her. Can Fran keep Rosie's paternity under wraps? Why is Mal acting so oddly? And will Fran ever learn that every rose has its thorns...?

Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2011

Christmas has always been a sad time for young widow Holly Brown, so when she's asked to look after a remote house on the Lancashire moors, the opportunity to hide herself away is irresistible - the perfect excuse to forget about the festivities. Sculptor Jude Martland is determined that this year there will be no Christmas after his brother ran off with his fiancee. He's keen to avoid the family home. However, he will have to return by the twelfth night of the festivities, when the hamlet of Little Mumming hold their historic festivities and all of his family are required to attend. Meanwhile, Holly is finding that if she wants to avoid Christmas, she has come to the wrong place. When Jude unexpectedly returns on Christmas Eve he is far from delighted to discover that Holly seems to be holding the very family party he had hoped to avoid. Suddenly, the blizzards come out of nowhere and the whole village is snowed in. With no escape, Holly and Jude get much more than they bargained for - it looks like the twelve days of Christmas are going to be very interesting indeed!

Chocolate Wishes

Chocolate Wishes

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2010

Life is sweet for chocolate maker Chloe Lyon...Business is booming at her artisan chocolate-makers 'Chocolate Wishes' in the picture-perfect Lancashire village of Sticklepond - not least because all of Chloe's sweet treats contain an inspirational prediction for each customer. If only her own life was as easy to read in the cards, perhaps Chloe could have foreseen being jilted at the altar...But Chloe has long put thoughts of love behind her - after all, life is busy enough, especially as she tries to sort out her friends' tangled love lives and the village welcomes its new vicar, Raffy Sinclair.However, the village rumour mill goes into overdrive when it is revealed that Raffy is the distinctly unorthodox ex-front man of rock band 'Dark Angels' - and also happens to be Chloe's first love, who left her broken-hearted...Whilst Chloe tries to ignore this blast from her past, will she discover that wishes can come true when you least expect it...?A charming novel for chocoholics everywhere, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews.

Chocolate Wishes

Chocolate Wishes

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Life is sweet for chocolate maker Chloe Lyon... In the picture-perfect Lancashire village of Sticklepond, Confectioner Chloe dispenses inspirational sweet treats containing a prediction for each customer. If only her own life was as easy to forecast - perhaps Chloe could have foreseen being jilted at the altar... But when a new Vicar arrives in the village, the rumour mill goes into overdrive. Not only is Raffy Sinclair the charismatic ex-front man of rock band 'Mortal Ruin', he's also the Chloe's first love and the man who broke her heart. Try as she might, Chloe can't ignore this blast from her past. Could now be the time for her to make a wish - and dare to believe it can come true? A charming novel for chocoholics everywhere, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews.

Wedding Tiers

Wedding Tiers

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2009

The path of true love never runs smooth. But for some, it's one seriously bumpy ride... Josie Gray and her childhood sweetheart Ben Richards always dreamt of living a life of rural bliss. And when Josie inherits her beloved Grandmother's cottage in Neatslake, Lancashire, it seems they might have got just that. Josie throws herself into her wedding cake business, whilst Ben gains increasing acclaim as an artist. The tranquil village turns into a hive of activity when Josie's childhood friend Libby Martin returns to the village, planning a lavish wedding to rival any celeb bash. But amidst all this romance, Josie's fairytale relationship with Ben turns into a nightmare, and she quickly becomes Love's number one cynic - until charming wedding photographer Noah Sephton arrives in Neatslake with a very different outlook on love... A heartwarming new romantic comedy from Sunday Times bestselling author Trisha Ashley

Singled Out

Singled Out

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2004

Cassandra Leigh has a long-term lover who is handsome, charismatic, sophisticated--and married. Now Max has abandoned Cass and taken his wife off to America, leaving Cass all alone in her damp little cottage.Cass always dreamed that one day she and Max would be married and have children, but now she is waking up to reality. Not only is the prince missing, there isn't even a half-way decent frog in the vicinity.Meanwhile, Jason, one of her oldest friends, has developed a worrying crush on her--she's also had an encounter of a closer kind than she bargained for with Dante Chase, the new owner of the U.K.'s most ghost-infested manor house, a man even more haunted by his past than Cass is by hers.Now, the vicar wants to sell Cass off to the highest bidder at the local charity slave auction, and Max, Jason and Dante are each determined to bid for her. And somehow Cass knows that they're all after more than a little light dusting . . .

Every Woman for Herself

Every Woman for Herself

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2003

Charlotte-Charlie-Rhymer's husband wants a divorce. Charlie isn't sure what she wants, but after the incident with the frying pan, even she has to concede that their differences may be irreconcilable after all. Returning home to her native Yorkshire and the bosom of her family seemed like a good idea at the time. Even if Charlie's father has never quite forgiven Charlie or her siblings (Anne, Emily and Branwell) for failing to live up to their more literary (as in Bronte) namesakes.Upvale Parsonage, the family home to which Charlie has retreated, is presided over by her sister Em. Em's hobbies are composing inspirational verses, dabbling in the Ancient Black Arts, and fighting off the incursions of Father's latest mistress. When the current mistress actually moves in, family loyalties are sorely tried. Still, Charlie is determined to bounce back from disaster and strike a blow for deserted older wives everywhere. But when she meets brooding actor Mace North, she realizes that when it comes to dating for the over-forty crowd, female solidarity be damned-it's every woman for herself!Sure to delight both Bronte fans and readers who like a good laugh with their romance, Trisha Ashley's first book to be published in the United States is a welcome treat.

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