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Veronica Henry - Author

About the Author

Veronica Henry was our Guest Editor in August 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Veronica Henry began her career as a script typist for Radio 4s 'The Archers'. 

After two years in Ambridge she became a script editor for Central Television, then jumped over the fence and wrote scripts for ten years for many of our best loved dramas, including Boon, Heartbeat and Holby City

Her secret wish to become a novelist was fulfilled in 2000. Her fourth novel, An Eligible Bachelor, was shortlisted for the RNA Novel of the Year Award 2006 for A Night on the Orient Express.

Veronica lives with her husband and three sons in a village in North Devon.

 

Featured books by Veronica Henry

The Beach Hut Next Door

The Beach Hut Next Door

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

For Elodie, returning to Everdene means re-awakening the memories of one summer fifty years ago. A summer when everything changed. Vince and his brother are struggling to come to terms with the death of their father - but they have very different ways of coping. And for Jenna, determined to put the past behind her, the opportunity to become 'the ice cream girl' once again might just turn her life around. But this summer is not all sunshine and surf - as secrets unfold, and some lives are changed for ever ...

Love on the Rocks

Love on the Rocks

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Before THE BEACH HUT there was LOVE ON THE ROCKS...When the rundown Rocks Hotel comes up for auction in Mariscombe, Lisa and her boyfriend George make a successful bid to escape and live the dream. But their dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Their arch-rival, Bruno Thorne, owner of the Mariscombe Hotel, seems intent on sabotage. Meanwhile, local chambermaid Molly is harbouring a secret that will blow the whole village apart. Then an unexpected visitor turns up on the doorstep. It seems everyone in Mariscombe is sailing a little too close to the rocks ...

Other books by Veronica Henry

A Country Life Book 2 in the Honeycote series

A Country Life Book 2 in the Honeycote series

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

Treat yourself to this charming, cheering story from bestseller Veronica Henry.A new home, a new circle of friends, a new chance at happiness? Suzanna and Barney Blake are swapping city life for the countryside, determined to breathe new life into the Honeycote Arms and a marriage touched by tragedy. Recently separated Ginny Tait is also seeking solace in country living, desperate to rein in her rambunctious twin daughters. They all think that moving to a calm, quiet and beautiful village in the Cotswolds will solve their problems. But in Honeycote, things are never quite as they appear . . . Full of fun, warmth and style, A Country Life is the second book in the Honeycote trio, which also includes A Country Christmas and A Country Wedding. Each can be read as a standalone, or they can be read as a series. ** This book was originally published as 'Making Hay' **Praise for Veronica Henry: 'Warm and brilliantly written' - Heat 'A glamorous and absorbing read' - Daily Mail 'An exuberant novel of love, lust, hopes and dreams' - Woman & Home

A Country Wedding Book 3 in the Honeycote series

A Country Wedding Book 3 in the Honeycote series

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

How to Find Love in a Bookshop

How to Find Love in a Bookshop

Author: Veronica Henry Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2017

';Absolutely delightful.' PeopleThe enchanting story of a bookshop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book loversa cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her belovedfather'sdeath, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yetEmilia'sloyal customers have become like family, and shecan't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive. There'sSarah, owner of the stately Peasebrook Manor, who has used the bookshop as an escape in the past few years, but it now seemsthere'sa very specific reason for all those frequent visits. Next is roguish Jackson, who, after making a complete mess of his marriage, now looks to Emilia for advice on books for the son he misses so much. And the forever shy Thomasina, who runs a pop-up restaurant for two in her tiny cottageshe has a crush on a man she met in the cookbook section, but can hardly dream of working up the courage to admit her true feelings. Enter the world of Nightingale Books for a serving of romance, long-held secrets, and unexpected hopes for the futureand not just within the pages on the shelves.How to Find Love in a Bookshopis the delightful story of Emilia, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish.

How to Find Love in a Book Shop

How to Find Love in a Book Shop

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

Nightingale Books, nestled on the high street in the idyllic Cotswold town of Peasebrook, is a dream come true for booklovers. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open. The temptation to sell up is proving enormous - but what about the promise she made to her father? Not to mention the loyalty she owes to her customers. Sarah Basildon, owner of stately pile Peasebrook Manor, has used the book shop as an escape from all her problems in the past few years. But is there more to her visits than meets the eye? Since messing up his marriage, Jackson asks Emilia for advice on books to read to the son he misses so much. But Jackson has a secret, and is not all he seems... And there's Thomasina, painfully shy, who runs a pop-up restaurant from her tiny cottage. She has a huge crush on a man she met and then lost in the cookery section, somewhere between Auguste Escoffier and Marco Pierre White. Can she find the courage to admit her true feelings? How to Find Love in a Book Shop is the delightful story of Emilia's fight to keep her book shop alive, the customers whose lives she has touched - and the books they all love.

Anniversary

Anniversary

Original stories from Fanny Blake, Elizabeth Buchan, Rowan Coleman, Jenny Colgan, Philippa Gregory, Matt Haig, Veronica Henry, Andy McNab, Richard Madeley and John O'Farrell - with special anniversary recipes from The Hairy Bikers.A young woman with memories of D-Day and a life both dangerous and excitingA father and son with a shared birthday and deeply held secretsA single mum taxi driver, whose envy for the rich couple on their way to the Ritz soon changesThe unlikely marriage, born in the depths of warThe Tudor wife receives the ghostly message, 'Never marry a dangerous man'An agoraphobic widower, unable to visit his wife's graveThe Elvis impersonator who finds hope for a new romance with Marilyn MonroeThe ex soldiers burdened with the consequences of one bad decisionThe long-held memories of a wartime tragedyThe anniversary supper which changed the world...THE ANNIVERSARY - a collection of the very best short fiction around.

High Tide

High Tide

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

*Shortlisted for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year 2016* Pennfleet might be a small town, but there's never a dull moment in its narrow winding streets ... Kate has only planned a flying visit to clear out the family home after the death of her mother. When she finds an anonymous letter, she is drawn back into her own past. Single dad Sam is juggling his deli and two lively teenagers, so romance is the last thing on his mind. Then Cupid fires an unexpected arrow - but what will his children think? Nathan Fisher is happy with his lot, running picnic cruises up and down the river, but kissing the widow of the richest man in Pennfleet has disastrous consequences. Vanessa knows what she has done is unseemly for a widow, but it's the most fun she's had for years. Must she always be on her best behaviour? As autumn draws in and the nights grow longer, there are sure to be fireworks in this gloriously engaging novel from Veronica Henry, author of A Night on the Orient Express.

High Tide

High Tide

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2015

*Shortlisted for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year 2016* Pennfleet might be a small town, but there's never a dull moment in its narrow winding streets ... Kate has only planned a flying visit to clear out the family home after the death of her mother. When she finds an anonymous letter, she is drawn back into her own past. Single dad Sam is juggling his deli and two lively teenagers, so romance is the last thing on his mind. Then Cupid fires an unexpected arrow - but what will his children think? Nathan Fisher is happy with his lot, running picnic cruises up and down the river, but kissing the widow of the richest man in Pennfleet has disastrous consequences. Vanessa knows what she has done is unseemly for a widow, but it's the most fun she's had for years. Must she always be on her best behaviour? As autumn draws in and the nights grow longer, there are sure to be fireworks in this gloriously engaging novel from Veronica Henry, author of A Night on the Orient Express.

Wild Oats

Wild Oats

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Before THE BEACH HUT ... enjoy WILD OATS Jamie Wilding's return home is not quite going to plan. A lot has changed in the picturesque Shropshire village of Upper Faviell since she left after the death of her mother. Her father is broke and behaving like a teenager. Her best friend's marriage is slowly falling apart. And the man she lost her heart to years ago is trying to buy her beloved family home. As Jamie attempts to fix the mess, she is forced to confront a long-standing family feud and the truth about her father, before she can finally listen to her own heart.

An Eligible Bachelor

An Eligible Bachelor

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Upstairs, downstairs... it's all going on at the manor. From the bestselling author of THE LONG WEEKEND and A NIGHT ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Before THE BEACH HUT there was AN ELIGIBLE BACHELOR... When Guy wakes up with a terrible hang-over and a new fiancee, he tries not to panic. After all, Richenda is beautiful, famous, successful... What reason could he have for doubts? As news of the engagement between the heir of Eversleigh Manor and the darling of prime-time television spreads through the village, Guy wonders if he's made a rash decision. Especially when he meets Honor, a new employee of the Manor who has a habit of getting under his skin... But Honor has her own troubles - a son who's missing a father, and an ex-boyfriend who has made an unexpected reappearance...

Hosszu hetvege

Hosszu hetvege

Author: Veronica Henry Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2014

A pennfleeti hosszu hetvege a jo hangulatu Townhouse-ban sok izgalommal kecsegtet. Ki mindenki akarja megoldani ott es akkor az eletet? Egy jomodu ferfi, aki itt nyaraltatja hazassagon kivul szuletett leanyat; a fiatal holgy, aki ebben a varosban veli felfedezni igazi apjat; egy csapat fiatalember legenybucsut tart, de nem sejtik, hogy milyen varatlan akadalyokba utkozik az igazi szorakozas; feny derul a gazdag londoni hazaspar fajdalmas csaladi titkara es ujabb uzletere... Es atszovi a hosszu hetveget egy nagy szerelem szepsege es tragediaja. A vendeghaz egyik tulajdonosa, Claire ujra talalkozik Nickkel, elete nagy szerelmevel, aki eppen legenybucsujat tolti naluk. Claire eljegyzesenek es Nick tervezett eskuvojenek mi lesz a vege? A szorakoztato, szines karakterekkel megirt tortenet lebilincseloen olvasmanyos.

The Beach Hut Next Door

The Beach Hut Next Door

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Return to Everdene Sands, setting for the THE BEACH HUT, and discover secrets, love, tragedy and dreams in the brand new novel from the bestselling author of A NIGHT ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Summer appeared from nowhere that year in Everdene...and for those lucky enough to own one of the beach huts, this was the summer of their dreams. For Elodie, returning to Everdene means reawakening the memories of one summer fifty years ago. A summer when everything changed. Vince and his brother are struggling to come to terms with the death of their father - but they have very different ways of coping. And for Jenna, determined to put the past behind her, the opportunity to become 'the ice cream girl' once again might just turn her life around. But this summer is not all sunshine and surf - as secrets unfold, and some lives are changed for ever...

The Beach Hut Next Door

The Beach Hut Next Door

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

For Elodie, returning to Everdene means re-awakening the memories of one summer fifty years ago. A summer when everything changed. Vince and his brother are struggling to come to terms with the death of their father - but they have very different ways of coping. And for Jenna, determined to put the past behind her, the opportunity to become 'the ice cream girl' once again might just turn her life around. But this summer is not all sunshine and surf - as secrets unfold, and some lives are changed for ever ...

Love on the Rocks

Love on the Rocks

Author: Veronica Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Before THE BEACH HUT there was LOVE ON THE ROCKS...When the rundown Rocks Hotel comes up for auction in Mariscombe, Lisa and her boyfriend George make a successful bid to escape and live the dream. But their dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Their arch-rival, Bruno Thorne, owner of the Mariscombe Hotel, seems intent on sabotage. Meanwhile, local chambermaid Molly is harbouring a secret that will blow the whole village apart. Then an unexpected visitor turns up on the doorstep. It seems everyone in Mariscombe is sailing a little too close to the rocks ...

Christmas at the Crescent

Christmas at the Crescent

Author: Veronica Henry Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2013

With warmth and wit, bestseller Veronica Henry sprinkles a little Christmas magic across the Georgian streets of Bath in this deliciously engaging 'Noella'. From the author of THE BEACH HUT NEXT DOOR.Behind the gorgeous Georgian sweep of Pelham Crescent, Bath, everyone's getting ready for Christmas...At Number 14, Josie Ballard is up to her ears in brandy, raisins and cherries as she battles to make forty Christmas puddings to sell at Bath Christmas Market. Ever since Giles walked out the day their baby was born, Josie has had to work twice as hard to make ends meet. Sacrificing a career as a chef, her famous steamed puddings keep her and her gorgeous baby boy Titus afloat. Almost. So when, in the middle of Stir Up Sunday, a new neighbour in the Crescent complains about the noise that Titus is making, Josie gives him a basinful...Giles, meanwhile, is finding life in the fast lane with his uber-glamorous new girlfriend Rebecca rather draining. With one party blurring into another, he's now wondering if he hasn't made a terrible mistake in abandoning Josie and his child. Isn't it time he grew up, his mother asks, and Giles is starting to agree. So when he discovers Josie has a handsome new neighbour, Giles decides it's time to step up to his parental duties...Christmas just got complicated.

Veronica Henry - Five Great Novels

Veronica Henry - Five Great Novels

Author: Veronica Henry Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2013

Five of Veronica Henry's brilliant novels, together in one collection. The collection comprises:Just a Family AffairMarriage and Other GamesThe Beach HutThe Birthday PartyThe Long Weekend