Samantha Tonge - Author

About the Author

Samantha Tonge lives in Cheshire with her lovely family and a cat who thinks it's a dog. Along with writing, her days are spent cycling, willing cakes to rise and avoiding housework. A love of fiction developed as a child, when she was known for reading Enid Blyton books in the bath. A desire to write bubbled away in the background whilst she pursued other careers, including a fun stint working at Disneyland Paris. Formally trained as a linguist, Samantha now likes nothing more than holing herself up in the spare room, in front of the keyboard. Writing romantic comedy novels is her passion.

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One Summer in Rome: a deliciously uplifting summer romance!

One Summer in Rome: a deliciously uplifting summer romance!

Author: Samantha Tonge Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2018

'A taste of Italy and a summer read you won't forget!' Mandy BaggotTo Rome...with love?Mary Smith is turning her very ordinary life upside-down! She's bought herself a one-way ticket to Rome and is ready for a summer she'll never forget.Men might be off the cards for waitress Mary, but within hours of arriving at the utterly charming family-run La Dolce Vita pizzeria, she's already fallen in love with the bustling capital!Only Dante Rossi, the mysterious (and drop-dead gorgeous) chef seems displeased with her arrival. And in the heat of the kitchen, it doesn't take long for long-buried secrets to surface and sparks to fly...A deliciously heartwarming romance to have you dreaming of summer. Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Caroline Roberts.Praise for One Summer in Rome:'Food, family and a Roman romance - this is the perfect summer read!' Heidi Swain'A book you won't regret picking up if you love Jenny Colgan or Cathy Bramley's books!' Being Unique Books'A perfectly uplifting story to enjoy in the sunshine!' Fraser's Fun House'A charming novel!' The Library Corner'I couldn't put this book down... A truly beautiful read.' Nemesis Book Blog'Light-hearted and feel-good.' Pretty Little Book Reviews'A lovely and summery read!' The Cosiest Corner

New Beginnings Coffee Club: The feel-good, heartwarming read from bestselling author Samantha Tonge

New Beginnings Coffee Club: The feel-good, heartwarming read from bestselling author Samantha Tonge

Author: Samantha Tonge Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2017

'Pick up a latte and relax into this cosy read that's chock-full of surprises!' - Mandy BaggotEveryone deserves a second chance...don't they?Jenny Masters finds herself living the modern dream. Wife to a millionaire, living in a mansion and mother to Kardashian-obsessed ten-year-old April, there isn't anything missing. Until, her whole world comes crashing down, forcing Jenny and April to leave behind their glittering life and start over with nothing.With village gossip following her wherever she goes, she finds refuge and a job in the new coffee shop in town. As the days pass Jenny fears she doesn't have what it takes to pick herself back up and give April the life she always wanted to. But with the help of enigmatic new boss Noah, and housemate Elle, Jenny realises it's never too late to become the woman life really intended you to be!What reviewers are saying about The New Beginnings Coffee Club:'One of the freshest, captivating, and inspiring contemporary fiction novels that I have read in a very long time' Books of all Kinds'A fantastic, charming story.' With Love For Books'What a great story for your holiday reading, wonderful characters and written superbly by a great author.' Karen's World'It's a wonderful, beautiful read.' Whispering Stories Book Blog'What I truly loved about this novel was the sentiment of if you want to change something you can.' Hayley Reviews

Breakfast Under A Cornish Sun: The perfect romantic comedy for summer

Breakfast Under A Cornish Sun: The perfect romantic comedy for summer

Author: Samantha Tonge Format: eBook Release Date: 28/07/2016

Dreaming of the perfect man?Kate Golightly needs to move forward and what better way to do that then with a trip to the Cornish coast with best friend and boss, Izzy.The sea wind is just what Kate needs to finally relax and begin to let go of her past. Except she's suddenly got one big reason to panic! She RSVP'd 'yes' to the Queen Bee of her high school's wedding saying she's bringing her boyfriend (she doesn't have one) who looks just like Ross Poldark!With only two weeks to find the Poldark look-alike of her dreams Kate is under a lot of pressure for the Cornish coast to deliver...A hilarious and moving romantic novel from bestselling author, Samantha Tonge. A must-read this summer!What reviewers are saying about Samantha Tonge'The perfect book to kick start your summer reading... A gloriously fun read which does not disappoint.' - Book Addict Shaun on Game of Scones'It's heart-warming, funny and romantic- filled with great friendships, more complex relationships and topped off with Mikey's wonderful diner that I'd quite like to visit please, as it sounds delicious!' - Little Northern Soul on How to Get Hitched in Ten Days'I loved Game of Scones... and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a HEA steeped in friendship, tradition, location, and yummy desserts.' - Harlequin Junkie'Samantha Tonge has created another witty story with romance, friendships and community spirit right at its heart' - Shaz's Book Boudoir on My Big Fat Christmas Wedding'I was hooked from the start, by this impressive debut novel' - Chicklit Club on Doubting Abbey

How to Get Hitched in Ten Days: A Novella

How to Get Hitched in Ten Days: A Novella

Author: Samantha Tonge Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2016

'How to Get Hitched in Ten Days was lovely from start to finish... a gorgeous novella.' - Reviewed the BookHow not to get the girl...Meet Mikey, every girl's best friend - he bakes the creamiest cheesecake, loves movie nights and is a great dance partner.For Jasmine, Mikey is the perfect flatmate - he owns a 50s diner that turns out the best food around, gives the best bear hugs and amazing romance advice - after all they're scoping out the same hot guys! So when her boyfriend proposes in the worst possible way, Jazz knows her best friend will be there to pick up the pieces with gourmet popcorn, Pinot sleepovers and a shoulder to lean on.But Mikey isn't about to let Jasmine give up on love, and he's ready to do whatever it takes to mend her broken heart - even if it means helping the one person who sees him as the enemy...Because at the end of the day, all's fair in the pursuit of true love... right?What reviewers are saying about How to Get Hitched in Ten Days'This is a fabulous short story of true friendship, and about not letting your own personal feelings towards someone, get in the way of helping them get their happy ending.' - Rachel's Random Reads'It was a joy to read and it would make the perfect film to watch on a night in with your best friend' - M's Bookshelf'It's heart-warming, funny and romantic- filled with great friendships, more complex relationships and topped off with Mikey's wonderful diner that I'd quite like to visit please, as it sounds delicious!' - Little Northern Soul'I highly recommend this heartwarming story.' - Suze on With Love for Books

Under The Mistletoe: Mistletoe Mansion / The Mince Pie Mix-Up / Baby It's Cold Outside

Under The Mistletoe: Mistletoe Mansion / The Mince Pie Mix-Up / Baby It's Cold Outside

Author: Samantha Tonge, Jennifer Joyce, Kerry Barrett Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2015

Three sparkling Christmas stories in one, perfect for an evening keeping warm in front of the fireMistletoe MansionThe festive season wasn't looking too bright for Kimmy Jones, newly single - and homeless - she needed some luck this Christmas! Then, as winter closes in, she lands a gorgeous temporary home and her dream of starting a cupcake company begins to come true. It seems like Kimmy might just get everything she wished for this Christmas - all except for oh-so-handsome handyman Luke...The Mince Pie Mix-Up'Tis the season to be jolly, yet for Calvin and Judy the usual festive bickering has already begun! But after a magical mince pie mix-up, one thing's for certain - by Christmas Day, life will never be the same again! Perhaps the grass isn't always greener after all...Baby It's Cold OutsideSnow is in the air, but all Esme and Jamie can think about is their romantic wedding...that is until an avalanche seals off their mountain hometown from the outside world. Esme will need all the Christmas magic she can get to pull off her dream wedding, but will they make it to the church on time?

Mistletoe Mansion

Mistletoe Mansion

Author: Samantha Tonge Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Kimmy Jones has three loves: cupcakes, gossip magazines and dreaming of getting fit just by owning celeb workouts. When Kimmy's Sensible Boyfriend told her he didn't approve of her longing for the high life or her dream of starting a cupcake company Kimmy thought she could compromise - after all, she did return those five-inch Paris Hilton heels! But asking her to trade in cake-making for a job sorting potatoes is a step too far. So, newly single - and newly homeless - Kimmy needs a dusting of Christmas luck. And, masquerading as a professional house sitter, her new temporary home is the stunning Mistletoe Mansion. Soon she's best buds with glamorous next door golf WAG Melissa, and orders are pouring in for her fabulous Merry Berry cupcakes! The only thorn in her side is handsome handyman Luke, a distraction she definitely doesn't need. And talking of distractions, something very odd is going on at night... Kimmy is finally living the life she's always wanted. But will her glimpse into the glittering lifestyle of the rich and famous be as glamorous as she's always imagined...?

My Big Fat Christmas Wedding: A Funny And Heartwarming Christmas Romance

My Big Fat Christmas Wedding: A Funny And Heartwarming Christmas Romance

Author: Samantha Tonge Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2015

The perfect holiday sequel to the hilarious and romantic Game of Scones - return to Taxos for a Christmas you'll never forget.'If you're looking for a lovely romantic Christmas story with a difference then...this is it!' - Julie's ReviewsThe perfect Christmas romance to curl up with as the snow fallsThings don't always run smoothly in the game of love...As winter comes to her sleepy Greek island, former hot shot city girl Pippa Pattinson loves her new life of rustic simplicity, running a quaint teashop with her hot fiance, Niko. But it's been a quick change to slow living - and you can't blame a girl for wondering as Christmas approaches, 'how did I get here?'As her Christmas wedding approaches, a trip back to snowy England for her ex's engagement party makes her wonder if those are wedding bells she's hearing in her mind, or warning bells. She longs for the excitement of her old London life - the glamour, the regular pedicures. Can she really give that all up to be...a fishwife?There's nothing for it but to throw herself into bringing a little Christmas magic to the struggling village in the form of a Christmas fair. Somewhere in amidst the sparkly bauble cakes and stollen scones, she's hoping she'll come to the right decision about where she belongs...fingers crossed in time for the wedding...My Big Fat Christmas Wedding is perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk and Debbie Johnson. Don't miss the Christmas Wedding of the year!What readers are saying about My Big Fat Christmas Wedding'Probably the Samantha Tonge story I most loved! ... the perfect Christmas read' - Zoe Monodee's Reviews'Samantha Tonge has created another witty story with romance, friendships and community spirit right at its heart' - Shaz's Book Boudoir'My Big Fat Christmas Wedding...is a very enjoyable book, that is easy to read and will brighten you up at any time.' - Rachel Gilbey'My Big Fat Christmas Wedding was a suspenseful and sweet story.' - Living Life with Joy'What could be better than a big wedding at Christmas in the gorgeous Greek Island of Kos?' - Chicks that Read'a novel with a heart that for sure is going to put you in the festive mood already.' - On my Bookshelf

Doubting Abbey

Doubting Abbey

Author: Samantha Tonge Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Swapping downstairs for upstairs... How hard can it be!? Look up the phrase ordinary girl and you'll see a picture of me, Gemma Goodwin - I only look half-decent after applying the entire contents of my make-up bag, and my dating track-record includes a man who treated me to dinner...at a kebab shop. No joke! The only extraordinary thing about me is that I look EXACTLY like my BFF, Abbey Croxley. Oh, and that for reasons I can't explain, I've agreed to swap identities and pretend be her to star in the TV show about her aristocratic family's country estate, Million Dollar Mansion. So now it's not just my tan I'm faking - it's Kate Middleton style demure hemlines and lady-like manners too. And amongst the hundreds of fusty etiquette rules I'm trying to cram into my head, there are two I really must remember; 1) No-one can ever find out that I'm just Gemma, who'd be more at home in the servants quarters. And 2) There can be absolutely no flirting with Abbey's dishy but buttoned-up cousin, Lord Edward. Aaargh, this is going to be harder than I thought... Praise for Samantha Tonge 'I was hooked from the start, by this impressive debut novel' - Chicklit Club 'This really was a humorous read, Gemma is such a witty character who always seems to get herself into mischief, I never expected this book to be a witty read but it was the humour that kept me hooked.' - Rea Book Reviews ' Samantha Tonge has taken an every-day girl and stuck her in this crumbling manor where she has to pretend to be her best friend and help win a reality TV program. She takes all our guilty pleasures and wraps them in one good read.' - Novel Escapes

From Paris, With Love

From Paris, With Love

Author: Samantha Tonge Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2014

From the bestselling author of Doubting AbbeyEvery girl dreams of hearing those four magical words Will you marry me? But no-one tells you what's supposed to happen next...Fun-loving Gemma Goodwin knows she should be revelling in her happy-ever-after. Except when her boyfriend Lord Edward popped the question, after a whirlwind romance, although she didn't say no....she didn't exactly say yes either!A month-long cookery course in Paris could be just the place to make sure her heart and her head are on the same page... And however disenchanted with romance Gemma is feeling, the City of Love has plenty to keep her busy; the champagne is decadently quaffable, the croissants almost too delicious, and shopping is a national past-time! In fact, everything in Paris makes her want to say Je t'aime... Except Edward!But whilst Paris might offer plenty of distractions from wedding planning - including her new friends, mysterious Joe and hot French rockstar Blade - there's no reason she couldn't just try one or two couture dresses is there? Just for fun...Praise for Samantha Tonge'I was hooked from the start, by this impressive debut novel' - Chicklit Club'This really was a humorous read, Gemma is such a witty character who always seems to get herself into mischief, I never expected this book to be a witty read but it was the humour that kept me hooked.' - Rea Book Reviews'Samantha Tonge... takes all our guilty pleasures and wraps them in one good read.' - Novel Escapes on Doubting Abbey'Doubting Abbey by Samantha Tonge is a well written, engaging and fun read due to a different plot line and lovable characters. A recommended read for all the lovers of Rom com and chick lit.' - HarlequinJunkie'This was a fantastic debut for Samantha Tonge and I look forward to more of her books.' - Rea Book Review on Doubting Abbey'Doubting Abbey is a lovely fun read set in a beautiful old hall and with a lovely family ethos behind it.' - Room for Reading

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