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The only child of a Schoolteacher and a circus clown, Christina Jones has been writing all her life. As well as writing novels, Christina contributes short stories and articles to many national magazines and newspapers. Her first novel was chosen for WH Smithâ€™s Fresh Talent promotion, and Nothing to Lose, was short-listed for the Thumping Good Read Award, with film and television rights sold.
After years of travelling, Christina now lives in Oxfordshire with her husband Rob and a houseful of rescued cats.
Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy of the Year 2011. Christina Jones's new romcom will have you salivating with delight - about finding love through food!
Christina Jones back with another of her quirky, lively feel-good tales. There are always plenty of characters to keep the action going in her novels and of course there is plenty of comedy and romance. Phoebe Bowler has just been jilted at the altar and turns to her dishy neighbour, Rocky Lancaster, for some sympathy but he has problems of his own and wants to be left alone. Cue Essie Rivers who loves astrology and all other kinds of ologies and thinks that ‘Birthday-ology’ is going to work for Phoebe to turn her life around. A warm, witty, heartfelt read.
A lovely light romantic read with a quirky and wonderfully imperfect heroine, Heaven Sent will give you a warm glow all over. Great characters, some from her previous novels pop up too, and delightful plotting make this a joy to read.
This is a great read. I'm a city girl, so sometimes when I'm wedged under an armpit in the tube, the idea of packing up and moving to the country is terribly appealing. Christina Jones' fantastic book is just what I need in those situations; a little slice of rural England that I can carry around in my bag. Set in the village of Bagley, where everyone's business is common knowledge, Sukie Ambrose decides to use essential oils from the plants in her garden for her Aromatherapy business. She is surprised to discover that her potions help with a little more than her clients' aches and pains and soon the whole village seems to be under her spell. Plenty of humour, romance and a little touch of magic.
Seeing Stars is a magical mix of H.E. Bates and Joanna Trollope with a spoonful of J.K Rowling. This is a seductively satisfying women’s fiction with a touch of unexpected magic from the author of Hubble Bubble
One boy, two girls, and a journey through the heady, mad, rock'n'roll 1960s. June 1968: Renza is preparing to leave school and England. Her family are moving to Germany and she can't wait till the four gorgeous boys who make up pop band Narnia's Children move in next door. She falls head over heels for lead guitarist Scott, but after a romantic summer of love together, Renza has to go December 1968: Stella meets Scott at a local dance where Narnia's Children are playing. Scott's the most beautiful boy she's ever seen, and she falls for him hard As the colourful, exciting final year of the sixties dawns, both Renza and Stella realise there can be only one woman for Scott
Two women, one love story. June 1968. Renza falls head over heels for heartthrob guitarist Scott. But, after a romantic summer together, they are torn apart when Renza's family moves away. December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last, Stella meets Scott at a local dance. He's the most beautiful boy she's ever seen and if this one night is all they have, she'll take it. As the colourful and final year of the sixties dawns, the question is: can there be only one woman for Scott?
Mitzi Blessing is back!It's high summer in Hazy Hassocks and to welcome the new vicar,theBaby Boomersare putting on a charity show in the village hall. With Trilby Man overseeing the event,Mitzi making the refreshments, and YaYa Bordello in charge of the show-stopping finale - what could possibly go wrong?
Bob and Amy Phillips and their four grown-up children run Lavender Cabs in the small Berkshire market town of Appleford. Everyone is involved. The business has grown - through three generations - into a thriving taxi and garage business. But when Bob is taken ill, he and Amy decide to retire to Devon, but to do this they would have to sell the business which would throw the entire family's lives into turmoil...
After nearly 25 years of marriage, Rosie's life seems to be falling apart. Her husband, Leon, tells her he's leaving her, her three children are very unhappy and unsettled, and even her beloved home, Honeysuckle House, is at risk. Without Leon and the painful disruption to everyone's lives, the family is also finding it hard to cope with the running of the family restaurant, Cookery Nook. However, although Rosie could never have imagined it, Leon's leaving isn't the end, but a new beginning for everyone...
After a heartbreaking deception, Stephanie Gibson decides to move to the south coast and work as a nanny for the large and scatty Matthews family. They're friendly and eccentric and Stephanie soon settles in. However, when she finds herself falling in love again, spectres from the past loom up.Has Stephanie made another mistake, and will she ever be able to trust anyone again?
When Posy planned her wedding, she assumed that she would be at the altar, not skulking in the last pew wishing premature death on the bride. Lola planned her happily-ever-after for twenty-eight years. When a sudden death makes her homeless and jobless, she must leave the fancy biscuit trade without so much as a custard cream for the journey. The village of Steeple Fritton appears to be their only salvation. They have to utilise their assets or go under. But when the assets are a showman's traction engine, an ailing pub and a village full of eccentrics, the new life plan is not immediately obvious to either of them.
Billie Pascoe is determined to escape from her past mistakes, her present job, and her very uncertain future. Attempting to flee her problems, she opens a warehouse on the edge of a run-down air field - despite not knowing a thing about how to run a business. Her status as the world's biggest areophobe doesn't help either, but the biggest problem of all takes the form of Jonah Sullivan, the gorgeous pilot and plane-owner who walks into her life at the worst possible moment. Billie soon discovers exactly what Jonah has mind for her warehouse - and while she's not exactly sold by the idea of becoming a wing-walker, she soon learns how far her courage extends for love...
Life simply couldn't be better for Erin Boswell. At twenty-seven, she is engaged to the simply divine Jay Keskar - and every minute of her day currently revolves around planning the wedding of her dreams. Until, that is, Jay's parents announce that they want to 'discuss' things - and this is when Erin's wedding heaven turns into her wedding hell . . . Tavish and Deena are Indian and have very firm beliefs about the form of wedding their only son should have. Of course, they say, Erin will be wearing a sari. And of course all the Indian pre-wedding ritual ceremonies - including tilak, mehendi, sangeet - will be observed. As Bollywood comes to Berkshire, can East eventually meet West in perfect harmony? And if not, will Erin and Jay's dream wedding even take place?
It looks, Frankie thought happily to herself, like a proper fabulous frock shop! Francesca Meredith has always had a penchant for vintage dresses. So when she inherits a retro dress shop in the quaint Berkshire village of Kingston Dapple, it's better than winning the lottery. Life is just perfect for Frankie, but it's about to get complicated when she sees a masculine vision setting up shop outside her door - heart-throb florist Dexter Valentine. As Frankie tries her best to make 'Francesca's Fabulous Frocks' into a success, Dexter's philandering proves the ultimate distraction. That is, until the village medium insists that Frankie's shop is haunted and Frankie starts witnessing some very strange shenanigans. Will Dexter think she's crazy? Will Frankie's terribly ordinary life return to normal ever again? Does she even want it to. . .?
For Cleo Moon, some things just never go according to plan... Newly single and unemployed, Cleo Moon ups sticks and moves to the gloriously rustic hamlet of Lovers Knot. With its host of mad but delightful neighbours, she very soon feels at home, especially when she finds The Most Beautiful Boy in the World slumped on her doorstep - the drop-dead-gorgeous and achingly-upper-class Dylan Maguire. But when she is given the taxing task of organising the annual Harvest shindig, things become a little more complicated for Cleo. Dusting off an old book on winemaking she decides to concoct a new harvest tipple, and by the time she's uncorked the first bottle, nothing in Lovers Knot will ever be the same again...
Hubble bubble, toil and trouble, Casserole burn and intrigues double 'Mitzi Blessing is on the scrapheap: forced into a very early retirement, a lifetime of organising the church flower rota and making cricket teas seems to loom gloomily ahead of her. With her two daughters seemingly happily settled, Mitzi is determined not to dwindle quietly into serene old age and sets about organising and revitalising Hazy Hassocks, the small rural community she has lived in all her life. However, with the discovery of her grandmother's cookery book in the attic,life for Mitzi and her friends and family starts to get very interesting. Full of old-fashioned recipes with enchanting names like Wishes Come True Pie, Mischief Night Cake, and Powers of Persuasion Pudding - Granny's dishes provide a nourishing meal, but they also seem to have some very surprising side effects indeed.
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