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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 ...

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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

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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?

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Other books by Trisha Ashley

The Christmas Invitation

The Christmas Invitation

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

A brilliant new Christmas novel from the Sunday Times bestselling Trisha Ashley will more than satisfy romantic comedy fans looking for the perfect festive read. Recovering after an illness Meg is far from in the Christmas mood, in fact she's hardly aware it's approaching at all. They didn't celebrate it where she grew up and she's never gone in for the tinsel, baubles and mistletoe of it all. But when the opportunity arises to spend the run up to Christmas in the snowy countryside, rather than dreary London, she can't say she isn't curious... although she'll definitely leave before they bring out the turkey. Tasked with painting two portraits in not very much time, Meg sets to work. Although it doesn't take long for the magic in the air to begin to make her wonder just a little curious about what a proper family Christmas might be like. But just as she's beginning to settle in she spots a familiar face. Lex... more like a missile than a blast from the past. Despite the wonderful festive cheer, Meg suddenly wants nothing more than to get as far away from Lex and their past secrets as she can. But she can't leave until she's finished the portraits and discovered what really is so magical about Christmas... Praise for Trisha Ashley: One of the best writers around! Katie Fforde Full of down-to-earth humour Sophie Kinsella A warm-hearted and comforting read. Trisha at her best Carole Matthews Heart-warming, witty and quirkily original, Trisha Ashley's novels delight both old fans and new readers alike.

The Christmas Invitation

The Christmas Invitation

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

A brilliant new Christmas novel from the Sunday Times bestselling Trisha Ashley will more than satisfy romantic comedy fans looking for the perfect festive read. Recovering after an illness Meg is far from in the Christmas mood, in fact she's hardly aware it's approaching at all. They didn't celebrate it where she grew up and she's never gone in for the tinsel, baubles and mistletoe of it all. But when the opportunity arises to spend the run up to Christmas in the snowy countryside, rather than dreary London, she can't say she isn't curious... although she'll definitely leave before they bring out the turkey. Tasked with painting two portraits in not very much time, Meg sets to work. Although it doesn't take long for the magic in the air to begin to make her wonder what a proper family Christmas might be like. But just as she's beginning to settle in she spots a familiar face. Lex... more like a missile than a blast from the past. Despite the wonderful festive cheer, Meg suddenly wants nothing more than to get as far away from Lex and their past secrets as she can. But she can't leave until she's finished the portraits and discovered what really is so magical about Christmas... Praise for Trisha Ashley: One of the best writers around! Katie Fforde Full of down-to-earth humour Sophie Kinsella A warm-hearted and comforting read. Trisha at her best Carole Matthews Heart-warming, witty and quirkily original, Trisha Ashley's novels delight both old fans and new readers alike.

Written From the Heart

Written From the Heart

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

-- Previously published in 2008 as 'Happy Endings' -- The witty, weird and wonderful abound in this early romantic comedy by Sunday Times bestselling author Trisha Ashley. Tina Devino makes more money teaching people to write than writing herself. A middling romance novelist who dreams of penning a bestseller, she's increasingly forced to compete with younger, blonder debut authors for her publisher and agent's attention. Feeling forgotten, Tina realises the only way up is to take her career and destiny in hand and build her own happy ending; which is perfect because, for a romance writer, Tina isn't the most traditional of women... Although she does see her long term partner lover friend, Sergei, once a week which is `quite enough, thank you very much'. But her uncomplicated love life might soon need some unravelling when a mysterious Tube Man, unwelcome ex-husband and a shadowy figure in a butterfly mask waltz into the picture. Only Tina can work through the drama and claim the life she's always wanted... but will she succeed? Hilariously warm, quirky and feel-good, Trisha Ashley's writing is perfect for fans of romantic comedies by Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell.

The House of Hopes and Dreams

The House of Hopes and Dreams

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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!

A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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.**

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

A Christmas Cracker

Author: Trisha Ashley Format: Paperback / softback 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?

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