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Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north-east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. She has written two novels, The Runaway Bridesmaid and If the Dress Fits, both contemporary romances with a dash of humour. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea - china plates and teacups are a must! Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on twitter @daisyjamesbooks.
A short, sweet romantic tale, full of weddings, celebrities, rock stars and a rather lovely knitting shop. Callie left her home, friends and boyfriend and has worked her socks off to become a wedding dress designer. She enters a competition to design a dress for a well known actress, knowing it could bring a certain ex-boyfriend back into her life. The down to earth and friendly knitting shop that comes into Callie’s life, allows her to see things as they really are. With little glimpses into other peoples romances along the way and Callie unable to make up her mind on the relationship front, this is a readable romantic tale.
Welcome to the Cotswolds Festive Feast cookery course...Fresh off the successful opening of the Paradise Cookery School in St Lucia, Millie Harper is headed to the Cotswolds for Christmas! Co-presenting Claudia Croft's famous Festive Feast cookery course at Stonelea Manor is a dream come true for Millieas is reuniting with gorgeous estate manager Zach Barker. But arriving in a winter wonderland Millie learns the manor is under a mysterious threat. It'll take a holiday miracle, but Millie is determined to save the school and get Zach under the mistletoe to finally finish what they started in the Caribbean!Cosy up with this fun, festive visit to the Cotswolds premier cookery school! Perfect for fans of Jenny Oliver and Sarah MorganIf you loved Mistletoe & Mystery, why not read the first two stories in The Paradise Cookery School series? Sunshine & Secrets and Confetti & Confusions are both available now! The Paradise Cookery SchoolSunshine & SecretsConfetti & ConfusionMistletoe & MysteryPraise for Mistletoe & Mystery:'The book is a fabulously funny and light-hearted read, full of friends, family and love! It is absolutely perfect for a lazy day's reading and it's such a wonderful read that you won't want to put it down until you've finished it! Highly recommended!!' *5 Stardust Book Reviews'A wonderful Christmas story I love it's cosyness, it's christmassyness and it's foodieness! Read it!' *5 Reader review 'A lovely Chick Lit read for the holidays!' *5 A Life with Dogs'Oh, I've loved The Paradise Cookery School series! But this one really topped them all' 5* Reader review
The Paradise Cookery School is officially open!Stepping in for a celebrity chef, Millie Harper is feeling the pressure to make the first ever Paradise Cookery School classes a dazzling success and ensure that bride-to-be Imogen and friends have an unforgettable experience.Meanwhile, Millie is trying to play it cool around handsome estate manager Zach Barker. But whenever he is near Millie cannot fail to notice the chemistry between them - until someone from Zach's past arrives and any potential romance seems out of the question.When disaster strikes and the wedding is in jeopardy, Millie realises she may have to go above and beyond to make sure the school is a success. Can Millie manage to create a day that dreams are made of, and will she find a way to tell Zach how she feels?Allow yourself to be transported to the balmy St Lucian sunshine by this uplifting summer read - perfect for fans of Jenny Oliver and Sarah Morgan The Paradise Cookery SchoolSunshine & SecretsConfetti & ConfusionMistletoe & Mystery (out Sep 2018!)Praise for Confetti & Confusion:'An exciting, drama-filled week back in the cookery school we can dream of and it didn't disappoint' Being Unique Books'A great holiday read' Reader review'This is an example of the perfect mix of love, friendship and humour. An ideal summer holiday book, get packing in it in your suitcase now!' Reader review'I am a lover of any book that has to do with cooking and food and to throw in chocolate? All I can say is OMG!' Reader review'If you're looking for a lovely easy summery story then this is the one for you!' Reader review'The food, the setting, the romance, everything was perfect for reading to pass the time on my flight to my honeymoon in paradise' Reader review'Another great book from Daisy James set in a beautiful location which is an easy enjoyable read' Reader review'An amazing read' Miss Serendipity Blog'I love this book series - can't wait for the next one to be released' 4* Reader review'If you are looking for your next summer cosy feel good read then pick up a copy of Confetti & Confusion by Daisy James it will leave you smiling, warm and hungry!' 5* Reader review'This book has everything - chocolate, romance, a wedding, catastrophes, and the most picturesque setting. I can't wait to read the next book in the series' 5* Bookworm and Shutterbugs
'The perfect summer read!' Pretty Little Book Reviews on Sunshine After the RainLove is in the air...Gabbie Andrews thought that her dreams of becoming a professional perfumer at the prestigious House of Gasnier on the French Riviera were finally coming true. There's nothing she loves more than creating the perfect fragrance for her delighted customers...So when her boss sends her to work in a laboratory in Paris for six months, she quits on the spot! Returning to her home in Devon, she soon finds that her herbal remedies are in more demand than she ever imagined.And when she bumps into Max, the gorgeous mechanic who works at her father's garage, she realizes that life might just be about to change forever!Perfect for fans of Christie Barlow, Debbie Johnson and Cathy Bramley.Readers love Daisy James:"e;The perfect book of you're in need of a good mood boost."e;"e;A light romantic book with a big heart."e;"e;I love escaping into her heartwarming novels! "e;"e;The Summer House of Happiness is a perfect summer read."e;"e;A brilliant read - with characters that you just want to be friends with."e;
When newly heartbroken, Michelin-starred chef Millie Harper is offered a job overseeing the setup of The Paradise Cookery School she jumps at the opportunity.Leaving London and her memories of heartbreak behind she hops on a plane to the hilltop cocoa plantation in St Lucia. But this beautiful island break might be more work than she'd expected.... With only two weeks to have the kitchen installed and with cocoa pods going missing from the plantation, Millie's going to need some help. Gruff but charming estate manager Zach Barker, is only too happy to offer his opinions. As the two clash heads can they remain focussed on the job in hand and get the cookery school finished in time?Pack your bags and jump right into the sun and secrets of The Paradise Cookery School. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Kat French.'OMG - the food!! The descriptions made me constantly hungry. The love interest was delicious, too.' Lilac Mills'Well this was a sunny delightful read! Food and sunshine what more could you want?... oh my the food, and the sun and promise of romance was just delightful!' The Book Trail'Gorgeously romantic, with a wonderful setting, fantastic characters and a wonderful story. I absolutely loved this book. Awesome.' Reader review'I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into this luscious story. The descriptions of food had my mouth watering, the beautiful landscape had me dreaming of warmer climes (it is snowing here at the moment!) and the mystery was perplexing!' Splashes into books'I have just finished reading this book and I absolutely loved it! Easy to read and took me away to a foreign isle whilst dreaming of chocolate! What's not to love?!' Sunshine Sarah'What a fun quick read...The description of the yummy food left me drooling!' Reader reviewThe Paradise Cookery SchoolSunshine & SecretsConfetti & ConfusionMistletoe & Mystery (out Sep 2018!)
A wonderfully festive romantic read to curl up with this Christmas.The most wonderful time of the year!Ever since tragedy struck a few years ago, television presenter Kirstie Harrison has hated Christmas - but she didn't intend to tell the whole country live on air! She needs to lie low for a few weeks, so she's finally coming home for the holidays, determined that this Christmas will be different...Staying at the family pub, The Dancing Duck, means it's impossible not to get caught up in the little village of Cranbury's festive traditions. And it's equally impossible to avoid her ex, Josh Turner! Kirstie is torn between making this the best Christmas yet and knowing that she can't stay forever.Maybe it's time to make a holiday wish of her own...?Perfect for fans of Christie Barlow, Debbie Johnson and Cathy Bramley.
'The perfect summer read!' Pretty Little Book ReviewsA summer that changes everything...Frazzled workaholic Evie Johnson has finally had enough! When she's blamed for a publicity disaster at the art gallery she loves, she decides to flee the bright lights of London for the sun-drenched shores of Corfu and turn her life upside-down.Under the shade of the olive trees, she picks up her dusty paintbrushes and begins to chase the dreams she had put aside for so long. But she never expected to bump into drop-dead-gorgeous Sam Bradbury - and certainly not whilst wrapped only in a towel!A summer fling is the last thing Evie wanted but a few stolen kisses under the stars might just begin to change her mind...The new delightfully uplifting beach read. Perfect for fans of Mandy Baggot, Christie Barlow and Zara Stoneley.Praise for Sunshine After the Rain:'Sure to lift your spirits. Fast-paced, light-hearted and 100% charming. The perfect summer read.' Pretty Little Book Reviews'A great summer beach read to chase all your cares away!' Rosemary Smith (NetGalley reviewer)'A refreshing sweet romance. A wonderful read!' Patty Wilderman (NetGalley reviewer)'The perfect sunny summer read.' Carrie's Book Reviews
The new delightfully uplifting romantic comedy from Daisy James. Perfect for fans of Mandy Baggot, Christie Barlow and Zara Stoneley.A knight in a shining camper van!Life is far from picture perfect for food photographer, Emilie Roberts. Not only has her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, he's also stolen her dream assignment to beautiful Venice! Instead, Emilie is heading to the wind-swept Cornish coast...Emilie doesn't think it can get any worse - until disaster strikes on the very first day! And there's only one man to rescue this damsel in distress: extremely hunky surfing instructor, Matt Ashby.Racing from shoot to shoot in a bright orange vintage camper van, Matt isn't the conventional knight in shining armour - but can he make all of Emilie's fairy tale dreams come true?Praise for Daisy James:'Perfect, escapist romantic comedy, a joy to read and I loved every second.' - Rachel's Random Reads (top 500 Amazon reviewer)'Utterly hilarious...Daisy James is quickly becoming my go-to chick-lit author!' - Pretty Little Book Reviews'A beautiful friendship, a sprinkling of romance and a camper van - what more could you want!' - Rae Reads'Absolutely breathtaking!' - Lu Dex (NetGalley reviewer)'A beautiful read!' - Jessica Bell (NetGalley reviewer)
The delightfully heartwarming romantic comedy from Daisy James! When life gives you lemons, make lemon-drizzle cupcakes...Lucie thought that proposing to her boyfriend in Tiffany's would be the best day of her life. Until he said no. In just a few seconds, her whole world is turned upside-down! And when she accidentally switches cocoa powder for chilli powder at work, she finds herself out of a job, too...Baking has always made life better in the past, but can Lucie really bake her way to happiness? Starting her own company, selling cupcakes out of an old ice cream van might just be the second chance that Lucie needs!Of course, she never expected to find love along the way...Previously published as When Only Cupcakes Will Do.
A deliciously enchanting read, The Runaway Bridesmaid is set to steal readers' hearts and keep them guessing until the very last page! What a girl wants...Squeezing herself into a frothy, flouncy, bubble-gum pink dress, Rosie Hamilton thinks that being a bridesmaid for her spoilt little sister Freya can't get any worse.But discovering her boyfriend in a cupboard with the bride, ten minutes before Freya is due to say 'I do', is the icing on the sequinned wedding cake - and Rosie's cue to pack her bags.Swapping her Louboutins for Wellingtons, Rosie throws her bridesmaid bouquet in the air and flies from bustling New York to sleepy Devon. Her late Aunt Bernice's cosy countryside cottage is the only place that's ever felt like home.Now, for the first time in her life, and with the help of her beloved Aunt's diaries, Rosie must put herself first for a change - and decide what she really wants...A delightful romance, perfect for fans of Sophie Hart and Lindsey Kelk!Praise for Daisy James'In The Runaway Bridesmaid, Daisy James delivers a stunning debut novel, with beautifully constructed sentences, swift-flowing plotlines, oodles of love and dollops of delights that were masterfully stirred with engaging characters.' The Nest of Books'The Runaway Bridesmaid is a great novel that any true romantic will love. A woman torn between two men, romance on the cards and mouth watering food! What more could a girl ask for!' By The Letter Book Reviews'One of the finest written romances I have ever read...I will certainly be looking out for any future stories by this exceptionally talented author!' Splashes Into Books