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Cathy Bramley - Author

About the Author

Cathy Bramley is the author of the bestselling romantic comedies Ivy Lane, Appleby Farm and Wickham Hall (all four-part serialised novels) and Conditional Love. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her husband, two daughters and a dog. Cathy loves to hear from her readers.

Featured books by Cathy Bramley

Wickham Hall

Wickham Hall

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Holly Swift has just landed the job of her dreams: events co-ordinator at Wickham Hall, the beautiful manor home that sits proudly at the heart of the village where she grew up. Not only does she get to organise for a living and work in stunning surroundings, but it will also put a bit of distance between Holly and her problems at home. As Holly falls in love with the busy world of Wickham Hall - from family weddings to summer festivals, firework displays and Christmas grottos - she also finds a place in her heart for her friendly (if unusual) colleagues. But life isn't as easily organised as an event at Wickham Hall (and even those have their complications...). Can Holly learn to let go and live in the moment? After all, that's when the magic happens...

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Conditional Love

Conditional Love

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2015

When a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance, Sophie has to accept that change is afoot. There is one big catch: in order to inherit, Sophie must agree to meet the father she has never seen. Saying 'yes' means the chance to build her own dream home, but she'll also have to face the past and hear some uncomfortable truths...With interference from an evil boss, warring parents, an unreliable boyfriend and an architect who puts his foot in it every time he opens his mouth, will Sophie be able to build a future on her own terms - and maybe even find love along the way?

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Appleby Farm Complete Story

Appleby Farm Complete Story

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Freya Moorcroft has wild red hair, mischievous green eyes, a warm smile and a heart of gold. She's been happy working at the cafe round the corner from Ivy Lane allotments and her romance with her new boyfriend is going well, she thinks, but a part of her still misses the beautiful rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home: Appleby Farm. Then a phone call out of the blue and a desperate plea for help change everything...The farm is in financial trouble, and it's taking its toll on the aunt and uncle who raised Freya. Heading home to lend a hand, Freya quickly learns that things are worse than she first thought. As she summons up all her creativity and determination to turn things around, Freya is surprised as her own dreams for the future begin to take shape. Love makes the world go round, according to Freya. Not money. But will saving Appleby Farm and following her heart come at a price?

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Ivy Lane Complete Story

Ivy Lane Complete Story

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

From spring to summer, autumn to winter, a lot can happen in a single year... As Tilly Parker seeks out peace and quiet in a new town, taking on a plot at Ivy Lane allotments seems like the perfect solution. But the friendly Ivy Lane community has other ideas and gradually draw Tilly in to their cosy, comforting world of planting seedlings, organizing bake sales and planning seasonal parties.

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Other books by Cathy Bramley

Lemon Tree Caf  - Part One

Lemon Tree Caf - Part One

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2017

This is Part One in a four-part serial from Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Cathy Bramley.Rosie Featherstone loves her high-flying job at a social media firm. So what if she isn t married and settled like her sister? A relationship would only get in the way of this workaholic s hectic schedule! So when she unexpectedly finds herself at a loose end for a month, Rosie keeps busy by helping her Italian nonna serve espressos and biscotti at the Lemon Tree Caf , a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire.Worryingly though, the caf s fortunes seem to have taken a turn for the worse since Rosie last went home. But with Nonna blind to the truth and angry at the idea of anyone interfering, the two are soon at loggerheads. However, just when Rosie decides it s time to head back to reality, an old acquaintance suddenly reappears, and the prospect of life at the Lemon Tree Caf begins to seem more appetizing . . . The Lemon Tree Cafe is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts following the adventures of Rosie Featherstone in friendship, family and second chances. This is the first part.Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley: Full of joy and fun Milly Johnson Delightful! Katie Fforde I love Cathy s writing and her characters - her books are delicious Rachael Lucas Perfect feel-good loveliness Miranda Dickinson

White Lies and Wishes

White Lies and Wishes

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

What happens when what you wish for is only half the story...? Three strangers and a funeral, that's all it takes for these women's lives and wishes to intersect. Death has a funny way of showing you what you really want out of life... or so they say, anyway. Jo is flirty and a little after thirty, but what she really wants is to get her business back on track and conquer her fear of heights. That's what she'll say when asked, anyway. She has things to prove and finding love can always wait... Sarah has the best of both worlds, baby in one hand and job in the other. All she wants is to get that promotion, then all those missed bath times will be worth it. So she says, anyway. She can't stop to think about it too long or she might drop something... All Carrie wants is to shift the excess pounds and look good for summer. Wearing a bikini is all she has ever desired. So she has always said, anyway. But it's not the only weight she's carrying, dark secrets from her past are threatening to surface... So the three unlikely new friends set themselves a deadline to get their lives in order; juggling blokes, babies and bikini bottoms along the way. There's nothing to stop them from achieving their dreams - except those little white lies we all tell... A feel-good romantic comedy that's guaranteed to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde. Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley: `Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley `Engaging characters and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!' Katie Fforde `A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson `The perfect romantic tale, to warm your heart and make you smile.' Ali McNamara

Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2016

Curl up this Christmas with bestselling author Cathy Bramley - COMFORT AND JOY continues the story of The Plumberry School of Comfort Food and **contains recipes!**It s been a busy year for Verity Bloom at the Plumberry School of Comfort Food, but Christmas Eve is finally here. With delicious treats all wrapped up and the ingredients packed away, Verity is looking forward to a relaxing few days with her new boyfriend.Good food, family and friends it s a simple recipe for true comfort and joy, and all Verity s friends in the village are full of excitement about the holidays too.But the weather has other plans in store . . . Relentless rain leads to a power cut that spells disaster for many of Plumberry s residents. It s starting to look like this year s celebrations could be a total washout.With dreams of a perfect Christmas dashed, will the last of the festive cheer be swept away in the downpour? Or can Verity cook up a miracle for everyone she holds dear?Readers have been loving Comfort and Joy!'A deliciously romantic winter treat' Rachael Lucas'The descriptions of food and drink in this story are just wonderful! I loved it . . . A delicious festive treat with lots of lovely surprises!' One More Page'The perfect fireside read to touch the heart . . . Read it!' Linda's Book Bag'Imagine everything good about Christmas - friends, family, kindness, love, laughter and generosity . . . A perfect read. I loved this' Crooks on Books'An absolute gem' Laura Bambrey Books'Full of warmth, romance and Christmas magic!' Christie Barlow'Cathy always manages to create likeable characters and really get across that sense of community' Laura's Little Book Blog

Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part Four

Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part Four

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2016

Since she started working at Plumberry, Verity Bloom is happier than she s been in years. So when an unexpected tragedy leaves her feeling bittersweet, she is all the more determined to see the cookery school flourish.But after a misunderstanding, her budding romance seems to be cooling down, and Verity s plans for the future look like they might be crumbling. To patch things up, it might be time for Verity to open up about her past and share her secrets with Tom . . .But with big decisions on the horizon, can Verity find the magic ingredient for The Plumberry School of Comfort Food while writing her own recipe for happiness? The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. This is the final part. Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley: Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns Trisha Ashley Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance . . . This is delightful! Katie Fforde'Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson

Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part Three

Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part Three

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2016

After years of fish finger sandwiches, Verity Bloom is falling back in love with food again thanks to The Plumberry School of Comfort Food. And with the success of the cookery school's TV appearance and Tom s sudden disappearance, it s not just sparks in the kitchen that are flying.There are more events lined up, so Verity and the team have to put their noses to the grindstone. Easier said than done when Verity is also looking after Gloria, who is still wobbly after her fall, and taking stock of her future at Plumberry . . .But as romance begins to properly simmer, will an unexpected turn of events change everything for Verity and the team? The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. This is the third part.Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley: Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns Trisha Ashley'Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance. This is delightful! Katie Fforde'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part Two

Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part Two

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2016

Despite the drama of the opening day, Verity and the rest of the team are determined to tighten up their apron strings and make a success of the cookery school even their previously hot-tempered chef is showing his soft side and getting stuck in. The charming village of Plumberry is working its magic on Verity too, and as Verity's plans for a major event at the cookery school come together, the whole community starts to get involved... But as friendships bubble and a sprinkling of romance is added to the mix, will Verity get her fingers burnt just when things were looking peachy? The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts - following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. This is Part Two. Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley: Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns Trisha Ashley'Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!' Katie Fforde'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part One

Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part One

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2016

Verity Bloom hasn't been interested in cooking anything more complicated than the perfect fish finger sandwich, ever since she lost her best friend and baking companion two years ago. But an opportunity to help a friend is about to land her right back in the heart of the kitchen! The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is due to open in a few weeks time and has rather gone off the boil. It needs the kind of great ideas that only Verity could cook up . . .But as Verity tries to balance stirring up publicity, keeping their top chef sweet and soothing her aching heart, will her move to Plumberry prove to be a sheer delight . . . or a recipe for disaster?The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. 'Food, Glorious Food' is the first part.Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley: Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns Trisha Ashley Delightful! Katie Fforde A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy Miranda Dickinson

Wickham Hall

Wickham Hall

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Holly Swift has just landed the job of her dreams: events co-ordinator at Wickham Hall, the beautiful manor home that sits proudly at the heart of the village where she grew up. Not only does she get to organise for a living and work in stunning surroundings, but it will also put a bit of distance between Holly and her problems at home. As Holly falls in love with the busy world of Wickham Hall - from family weddings to summer festivals, firework displays and Christmas grottos - she also finds a place in her heart for her friendly (if unusual) colleagues. But life isn't as easily organised as an event at Wickham Hall (and even those have their complications...). Can Holly learn to let go and live in the moment? After all, that's when the magic happens...

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Wickham Hall - Part Four

Wickham Hall - Part Four

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2015

Outside the frost is glistening and inside the fairy lights are twinkling, making Wickham Hall even more beautiful than ever. While overseeing the hall s very own winter wonderland, Holly is kept busy making lists and checking them all twice. It s almost enough to keep her mind off her one and only winter wish... But life isn t as easily organised as an event at Wickham Hall (and even those usually have their complications). Can Holly learn to let go and live in the moment? After all, that s when the magic really happens Wickham Hall is an utterly feel-good story told in four parts following Holly Swift s attempt at organising her own happy-ever-after, one catastrophe at a time. White Christmas is part four. Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley: Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns Trisha Ashley A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life love and gardening! Fern Britton'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Conditional Love

Conditional Love

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2015

When a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance, Sophie has to accept that change is afoot. There is one big catch: in order to inherit, Sophie must agree to meet the father she has never seen. Saying 'yes' means the chance to build her own dream home, but she'll also have to face the past and hear some uncomfortable truths...With interference from an evil boss, warring parents, an unreliable boyfriend and an architect who puts his foot in it every time he opens his mouth, will Sophie be able to build a future on her own terms - and maybe even find love along the way?

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Wickham Hall - Part Three

Wickham Hall - Part Three

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2015

Autumn is unfurling at Wickham Hall and everyone is excited about the upcoming bonfire night event set to be the biggest and brightest ever in the hall s history. Romance is definitely flickering between Holly and Ben too, as Holly s life at home finally settles down. But as one fire is put out another bursts into life, and the whole team at Wickham Hall find themselves under pressure. Will the majestic firework display end in tragedy? Wickham Hall is an utterly feel-good story told in four parts following Holly Swift s attempt at organising her own happy-ever-after, one catastrophe at a time. Sparks Fly is part three.Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley: Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns Trisha Ashley A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life love and gardening! Fern Britton'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Appleby Farm Complete Story

Appleby Farm Complete Story

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Freya Moorcroft has wild red hair, mischievous green eyes, a warm smile and a heart of gold. She's been happy working at the cafe round the corner from Ivy Lane allotments and her romance with her new boyfriend is going well, she thinks, but a part of her still misses the beautiful rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home: Appleby Farm. Then a phone call out of the blue and a desperate plea for help change everything...The farm is in financial trouble, and it's taking its toll on the aunt and uncle who raised Freya. Heading home to lend a hand, Freya quickly learns that things are worse than she first thought. As she summons up all her creativity and determination to turn things around, Freya is surprised as her own dreams for the future begin to take shape. Love makes the world go round, according to Freya. Not money. But will saving Appleby Farm and following her heart come at a price?

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Wickham Hall - Part Two

Wickham Hall - Part Two

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2015

Summertime at Wickham Hall is hard to beat. The sun is out, the gardens are in full bloom, and the Summer Festival is just around the corner. With a clipboard in one hand and her diary in the other, Holly Swift is in her element. She s even warming to Ben, her unorganised, spontaneous (if very attractive) boss who occasionally drives her mad. But as the festival rolls near, a family secret from the past threatens to rain down on Holly s parade. Can she weather the storm, or is this a problem not even Holly can plan her way out of?Wickham Hall is an utterly feel-good story told in four parts following Holly Swift s attempt at organising her own happy-ever-after, one catastrophe at a time. Summer Secrets is part two.Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley: Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns Trisha Ashley A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life love and gardening! Fern Britton'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Wickham Hall - Part One

Wickham Hall - Part One

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2015

Holly Swift has just landed the job of her dreams: events co-ordinator at Wickham Hall, the beautiful manor home that sits proudly at the heart of the village where she grew up. Her first major event is a spring wedding of royal proportions. Holly has every detail covered, so all she has to do is keep calm and carry on Easier said than done! As the church bells ring, little does Holly know that come Monday, she ll have a new boss. And it might not exactly be a match made in heaven Wickham Hall is an utterly feel-good story told in four parts following Holly Swift s attempt at organising her own happy-ever-after, one catastrophe at a time beginning with Hidden Treasures.Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley: Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns Trisha Ashley A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life love and gardening! Fern Britton'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Appleby Farm - Part Four

Appleby Farm - Part Four

Author: Cathy Bramley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2015

Running her own business is every bit as thrilling as Freya hoped it would be, but hectic too she barely has time for a cup of tea! And her latest venture is looking promising too. Nestled in rolling hills, surrounded by glittering lakes, and with a gorgeous old house at its heart, Appleby Farm is the perfect spot for a rustic wedding. As Freya throws herself into organizing a beautiful celebration, she begins to see a prosperous future for Appleby Farm. But who is the lucky bride?Finally, things are looking up for the little piece of Cumbria that Freya has fallen in love with all over again . . . So will she at last get her own happy ending?Appleby Farm is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts following the adventures of Freya Moorcroft in love, friendship and a spot of farming. Love Is In The Air is part four. It features some friendly faces who appeared in Cathy's bestselling series, Ivy Lane, but it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone story. Each part of Appleby Farm contains 10 chapters.Praise for Cathy Bramley and Ivy Lane: Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns Trisha Ashley A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life love and gardening! Fern Britton'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson