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.
The new feel good read about three women searching for friendship in a sparkling seaside town, from your favourite storyteller Cathy Bramley The sparkling seaside village of Merle Bay, with its beautiful beach scattered with seaglass, is a place where anyone can have a fresh start. For Katie, it is the perfect hideout after a childhood trauma left her feeling exposed. For Robyn, the fresh sea air is helping to heal her scars, but maybe not her marriage. For Grace, a new start could help her move on from a heartbreaking loss. When they meet on Seaglass Beach one day, they form an instant bond and soon they're sharing prosecco, laughter - and even their biggest secrets... Together, the women feel stronger than ever before. So can their friendship help them face old fears and find happy endings - as well as new beginnings?
Love, friendship and family come in all different shapes and sizes... Gina has been going with the flow for years - she'd rather have an easy life than face any conflict. She runs her childminding business from her cottage at the edge of The Evergreens, a charming Victorian house and home to three octogenarians who have far too much fun for their age. But when The Evergreens is put up for sale, Gina and the other residents face losing their home. To protect her business and save her elderly friends from eviction, Gina must make a stand and fight for the first time in her life. As Gina's ideas for saving The Evergreens get bigger and bolder, she starts to believe it might just be possible. The only thing is, does she believe in herself?
Originally published in four parts, this is the story in a single volume. If you are familiar with The Plumberry School of Comfort then you will recognise some of the characters here. We concentrate on Rosie Featherstone, her sister and their grandmother as they fall in love, face their pasts, uncover secrets and embrace second chances. The lovely Lemon Tree Café eventually thrives after many drawbacks. Because this was published as a series it is crammed full of incident, cliff hangers and drama for the end of each section must draw you into the next. And it certainly does. Partway through Rosie and her grandmother go to Italy to put some family secrets to rest. Upon their return they give the café a full Italian make-over and business flourishes. This is a delightful, romantic comedy, charming, and warm, affectionate and irresistible. ~ Sarah Broadhurst
A delicious novel that will warm your heart and have you rooting for a happy ending for the engaging, lovable characters. Verity’s love of cooking died along with the sudden loss of her best friend Mimi, the one person she used to cook with. Left with a hole in her life and her heart her cooking speciality soon became a fish finger sandwich. Now two years later, just as things are falling further apart she receives a plea for help… with the opening of a new cookery school at Plumberry. Verity is in turmoil at the thought of being at Plumberry and cooking again without Mimi. Ever since she died she’s been stuck, unable to move on. Could a dash of Comfrey and Sage along with a sprinkling of romance help her to heal and move on with her life? At the end of the book there is a wonderful selection of mouth-watering recipes from Cathy Bramley which were inspired by Plumberry School. ~ Shelley Fallows
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...
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?
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?
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.
Don't miss the brand-new feel good read from your favourite storyteller Cathy Bramley. Two strangers. One big secret. And a Christmas to remember . . . Merry has always wanted a family to spend Christmas with, and this year her dream comes true as she says 'I do' to father-of-two Cole. But as she juggles her rapidly-growing business, wedding planning and the two new children in her life, her dream begins to unravel. Emily is desperately waiting for the New Year to begin, so she can finally have a fresh start. She has always put her family first, leaving little time for happiness and love. When her beloved father Ray moves into a residential home, she discovers a photograph in his belongings that has the potential to change everything. As past secrets come to light, will this be a magical Christmas for Emily and Merry to remember?
The perfect cosy Christmas novel to curl up with this winter, from Sunday Times bestseller Cathy Bramley. 'Charming, cosy, candlelit romance all wrapped up in a gorgeous setting' Veronica Henry 'The perfect Christmas treat!' Sarah Morgan 'Stuffed with Cathy's sparkling wit and warmth - I devoured it whole' Milly Johnson 'A wonderful warm hug of a book, brim full of festive comfort and joy!' Alex Brown 'Treat yourself to this gift of a book - if Merry and Cole's story doesn't get you into the Christmas spirit, nothing will!' Holly Hepburn 'A real Christmas cracker of a book. Romantic and uplifting - the perfect early Christmas present for yourself!' Sophie Cousens 'Merry, bright and sparkly - we were enchanted by this feel-good romance' People's Friend * * * * Christmas has always meant something special to Merry - even without a family of her own. This year, her heart might be broken but her new candle business is booming. The last thing she needs is another project - but when her hometown's annual event needs some fresh festive inspiration, Merry can't resist. Cole loves a project too - though it's usually of the bricks and mortar variety. As a single dad, his Christmas wish is to see his kids again, so getting the new house finished for when they're all together is the perfect distraction. But this Christmas, magic is in the air for these two strangers. Will it bring them all the joy they planned for . . . and take their hearts by surprise too? After all, anything can happen at Christmas. . . * * * * Praise for Cathy Bramley from some of your other favourite authors: 'The perfect read to escape with over the festive season if you want your heart warmed and a smile on your face.' Veronica Henry 'Filled with warmth and laughter' Carole Matthews 'Delightful!' Katie Fforde 'A page-turner of a story' Milly Johnson 'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley 'A gorgeously romantic comfort read' Rachael Lucas 'Magical, heart-felt and uplifting, this book will bring joy to all who reads it.' Carmel Harrington 'The perfect romantic tale, to warm your heart and make you smile' Ali McNamara 'A wonderful warm hug of a book, brim full of festive comfort and joy!' Alex Brown
It started with a wishlist... Now can she make it happen? 'A story bursting at the seams with sunshine' Milly Johnson 'Filled with warmth and laughter' Carole Matthews 'A delightfully uplifting, inspiring read. You might just want to change your life too' Fiona Gibson ------------ 'I think flowers are sunshine for the soul.' Flowers have always made Fearne smile. She treasures the memories of her beloved grandmother's floristry and helping her to arrange beautiful blooms that brought such joy to their recipients. But ever since a family tragedy a year ago, Fearne has been searching for her own contentment. When a chance discovery inspires her to start a happiness wishlist, it seems that Fearne might just have found her answer... Sometimes the scariest path can be the most rewarding. So is Fearne ready to take the risk and step into the unknown? And what kind of happiness might she find if she does? Fall in love with this romantic, feel-good story from bestseller Cathy Bramley about one woman's search for happiness! My Kind of Happy was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. ------------ Readers are LOVING My Kind of Happy! 'Inspiring and uplifting' 5* 'Cathy just gets better and better' 5* 'Like a dose of sunshine on a dismal day...' 5* 'A feel-good story!' 5* 'Draws you in from the beginning...' 5* 'I laughed and cried my eyes out!' 5* ------------ Your other favourite authors love to curl up with Cathy Bramley too: 'Delightful!' Katie Fforde 'A page-turner of a story' Milly Johnson 'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley 'The perfect romantic tale, to warm your heart and make you smile' Ali McNamara
A sparkling summer story that's FULL of surprises! London has not been kind to Lottie Allbright. Realising it's time to cut and run, she packs up and moves back home - but finds her family in disarray. In need of a new place to stay, Lottie takes up the offer of a live-in job managing a local vineyard. There's a lot to learn - she didn't even know grapes could grow so far north! Butterworth Wines in the rolling Derbyshire hills has always been run on love and passion but a tragic death has left everyone at a loss. Widowed Betsy is trying to keep the place afloat but is harbouring a debilitating secret. Meanwhile her handsome but interfering grandson, Jensen, is trying to convince her to sell up and move into a home. Lottie's determined to save Butterworth Wines, but with all this and an unpredictable English summer to deal with, it'll be a challenge. And that's before she discovers something that will turn her summer - and her world - upside down . . . Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy's novels: 'Delightful!' Katie Fforde 'A page-turner of a story' Milly Johnson 'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
A Match Made in Devon is being published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. Sometimes you have to play a part to realise who you really are... Nina has always dreamed of being a star. Unfortunately her agent thinks she's more girl-next-door than leading lady and her acting career isn't going quite as planned. Then, after a series of very public blunders and to escape a gathering storm of paparazzi, Nina is forced to flee from London. Her plan is to lay low with a friend in Devon, in beautiful Brightside Cove. But soon Nina learns that more drama can be found in a small village than on a hectic television set. And when a gorgeous man (and his adorable dog) catch her eye, it's not long before London and showbiz start to lose their appeal. Will Nina choose to return to the bright lights or has she met her match in Brightside Cove? Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy's novels: 'Delightful!' Katie Fforde 'A page-turner of a story' Milly Johnson 'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Match Made in Devon by Cathy Bramley. Sometimes you have to play a part to realise who you really are... Nina has devoted her life to making it as an actress; although her agent thinks she's more best friend than leading lady. But with her onscreen character about to be killed off it might be time for a new role (on and off screen). Lucky for Nina, life has a way of shoving you in the right direction. A falling out with her agent and his new star client leaves Nina's life in tatters and her name in the papers. She is left with no choice but to flee the city, leaving nothing but an empty bottle of hair dye and her tiny bedroom behind. Escaping to the West Country, Nina makes herself useful by helping her friend set up his holiday business in beautiful Brightside Cove. Soon Nina is learning there's more to life than London and more characters in a small village than on the stage. But she won't be able to avoid the drama for long, Nina's star is finally rising and it seems everyone wants a piece of her. So, when a beautiful man (and his adorable dog) catch her eye it's not long before London and showbiz start to lose their appeal. But can Nina really trade the bright lights of the Big Smoke for the calming tides of this sleepy seaside town? Especially when - after years of chasing celebrity - it's finally pursuing her. Will Nina choose the bright lights or has she met her match in Brightside Cove? Praise for Cathy Bramley:'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley'Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson'Delightful!' Katie Fforde
Escape to the seaside with Part Four of a brand-new four-part serial set on the Devon coast, from bestselling author Cathy Bramley.The sun is beginning to set on Nina s wonderful time in Brightside Cove. Indeed, things seem to be wrapping up; Theo is looking much more cheery and Brightside holidays is set to be a massive success. Suddenly, it feels like there s slightly less space for Nina in this sunny corner of Devon. But there s still lots to do before she leaves, and an old face is still around to stir up trouble for the locals. The real question is whether she can squeeze in some more time with hunky Jude. Ever resourceful, Nina has never met a problem she can t tackle. But Brightside Cove s beautiful, historic lifeboat house is set to be sold to the highest bidder. And her fledgling romance is soon to be strangled by her new starring role, set in the highlands of Scotland. Meanwhile, family secrets have started to bubble, ready to come to a boil With all this and time soon to run out, has Nina finally met her match? Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy's novels:'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley Full of joy and fun Milly Johnson Delightful! Katie Fforde
'A page-turner of a story about love, courage, and following your dreams' Milly Johnson, bestselling author of My One True North Life isn't as simple as producing the perfect pie. Thirty-two-year-old Hetty Greengrass is the star around which the rest of her family orbits. Marriage, motherhood and helping Dan run Sunnybank Farm have certainly kept her hands full for the last twelve years. But when her daughter Poppy has to choose her inspiration for a school project and picks her aunt, not her mum, Hetty is left full of self-doubt. Hetty's always been generous with her time and until now, her biggest talent - baking deliciously moreish shortcrust pastry pies - has been limited to charity work and the village fete. But taking part in a competition run by Cumbria's Finest to find the very best produce from the region might be just the thing to make her daughter proud . . . and reclaim something for herself. Changing the status quo isn't easy - and with cracks appearing in her marriage and shocking secrets coming to light, Hetty must decide where her priorities really lie . . . Your favourite authors have loved reading bestseller Cathy Bramley: 'Delightful!' Katie Fforde 'Full of surprises, just like one of Hetty's pies' Jo Thomas 'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley Readers are falling in love with Hetty's Farmhouse Bakery: ***** 'Perfect feel-good reading' ***** 'If only real life were as idyllic as it is in Hetty's world' ***** 'I laughed and cried and really warmed to the amazing, strong female characters'
Escape to the seaside with Part Three of a brand-new four-part serial set on the Devon coast, from bestselling author Cathy Bramley.As the sun begins to shine, love is blooming for Nina in Brightside Cove. Finally, she has the chance at the life (and love) she s always craved, but there may yet be a choice between old and new. There s hardly time to contemplate her options though; the hen party might be leaving but things don t stay calm at Brightside Cove for long. Once again, world s collide as a friend and a foe come to stay in Theo s beautiful holiday cottages. What is the reason behind their ancient animosity? What connection do they have to Nina? Struggling to ignore what the future holds can Nina help mend the broken relationships of her friends? Will building her career take her even further away from her new sense of home? Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy's novels:'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley Full of joy and fun Milly Johnson Delightful! Katie Fforde
Escape to the seaside with Part Two of a brand-new four-part serial set on the Devon coast, from bestselling author Cathy Bramley.Just a few weeks in Brightside Cove and Nina has already started to forget the life she s left behind. But London is calling lots has happened in Nina s absence and her exit has left the world of drama completely abuzz. Despite what she thought, it isn t yet curtains for her character on Victory Road. But things are far from settled at Brightside Cove. Theo has been acting strangely and even Mittens, the tiny kitten, hasn t cheered him up as he desperately struggles to deal with the terrible events of the past. With everything that s happening, can Nina spare the time to save her friend and his business?She hasn t got long to consider, her two worlds are about to collide. The serenity and beauty of Brightside cove is about to be shattered by a chattering of hens. Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy's novels:'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley Full of joy and fun Milly Johnson Delightful! Katie Fforde
Escape to the seaside with Part One of a brand-new four-part serial set on the Devon coast, from bestselling author Cathy Bramley.Nina has always dreamed of being a star, unfortunately her agent thinks she s more best friend than leading lady. Unsurprisingly, her career isn t quite going as planned and the work seems to have temporarily dried up But the bright lights of showbiz have always called for Nina and she won t be giving up that easily even if the reality of it is actually bit-parts and the small bedroom in her friend s London flat. But the next drama is never far away and after a series of very public blunders Nina is soon donning dark shades and a different hair colour - fleeing from the suddenly interested paparazzi. Although she was planning to lay low in Devon with her brother, Nina won t be taking it easy -- fate has very different plans. An old pal is desperately in need of some assistance setting up his holiday home business. Always one to help a friend, Nina decides to stay at beautiful Brightside Cove where new characters, inspiration and possibly love are waiting for her Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy's novels:'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley Full of joy and fun Milly Johnson Delightful! Katie Fforde
Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Lemon Tree Cafe by Cathy Bramley, read by Colleen Prendergast.The Lemon Tree Cafe was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.When Rosie Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at the Lemon Tree Cafe - a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire - feels like the perfect way to keep busy.Surrounded by the rich scent of espresso, delicious biscotti and juicy village gossip, Rosie soon finds herself falling for her new way of life. But she is haunted by a terrible secret, one that even the appearance of a handsome new face can't quite help her move on from. Then disaster looms and the cafe's fortunes are threatened . . . and Rosie discovers that her nonna has been hiding a dark past of her own. With surprises, betrayal and more than one secret brewing, can she find a way to save the Lemon Tree Cafe and help both herself and Nonna achieve the happy endings they deserve?Your favourite authors have loved reading bestseller Cathy Bramley:'Delightful!' Katie Fforde'Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
The Plumberry School of Comfort Food by Cathy Bramley was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one audiobook read by Colleen Prendergast.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 lands 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 needs the kind of great ideas that only Verity could cook up. And with new friendships bubbling and a sprinkling of romance in the mix, Verity finally begins to feel like she's home. But when tragedy strikes at the very heart of the cookery school, can Verity find the magic ingredient for Plumberry while still writing her own recipe for happiness?A heartwarming and romantic story certain 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'Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson
This is Part Four in a four-part serial from Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Cathy Bramley.Inspired by her recent visit to Sorrento, Rosie Featherstone has given The Lemon Tree Caf a full Italian makeover, and with sister Lia now giving the menu a delicious twist, business is booming again! With the new spring in Nonna s step too, life truly couldn t be better. The only thing left standing in the way of Rosie s happiness is Gabe s shock announcement How could he betray her like that? Determined not to let it get to her, Rosie decides to shut Gabe out of her heart.But when a family emergency throws them back together again, can she put aside the hurt of her past and embrace the happy ending she deserves?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 fourth and final 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
This is Part Three in a four-part serial from Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Cathy Bramley.Still reeling from a shock revelation, the Featherstone family rallies together, and for Rosie this means that life at The Lemon Tree Caf is temporarily on hold.She and Nonna take a trip to Italy, and as they visit the gorgeous town on the Amalfi coast where Rosie s grandmother grew up, they have the opportunity to put some family secrets to rest with a few unexpected discoveries along the way!But delving into the past gets Rosie thinking about her own Can she finally unburden her heart and tell Gabe her biggest secret? But just as she is starting to feel closer to him than ever, he shares a surprise all of his own, one which leaves Rosie wondering whether he is truly the man she thought he was 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 third 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
Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of White Lies and Wishes by Cathy Bramley, read by Colleen Prendergast. What happens when what you wish for is only half the story...?Flirtatious, straight-talking Jo Gold says she's got no time for love; she's determined to save her family's failing footwear business. New mother Sarah Hudson has cut short her maternity leave to return to work. She says she'll do whatever it takes to make partner at the accountancy firm. Bored, over-eating housewife Carrie Radley says she just wants to shift the pounds - she'd love to finally wear a bikini in public. The unlikely trio meet by chance one winter's day, and in a moment of 'Carpe Diem' madness, embark on a mission to make their wishes come true by September. Easy. At least it would be, if they hadn't been just the teensiest bit stingy with the truth...With hidden issues, hidden talents, and hidden demons to overcome, new friends Jo, Carrie and Sarah must admit to what they really, really want, if they are ever to get their happy endings.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