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Zara Stoneley - Author

About the Author

Zara Stoneley is the USA Today bestselling author of 'The Wedding Date'. She lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron. Zara's bestselling novels include 'No One Cancels Christmas', 'The Wedding Date', 'The Holiday Swap', 'Summer with the Country Village Vet', 'Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage' and the popular Tippermere series - 'Stable Mates', 'Country Affairs' and 'Country Rivals'.

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Four Christmases and a Secret

Four Christmases and a Secret

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

'For lovers of Sophie Kinsella this is the perfect book' Goodreads Reviewer It's the most wonderful time of the year... Except for Daisy, Christmas means another of Uncle T's dreaded Christmas parties, complete with Christmas jumper and flashing antlers. And Oliver Cartwright. Gorgeous Oliver Cartwright. Who she hates. Every year Daisy has to face insufferable Ollie and hear all about how BRILLIANT he is. Whereas Daisy has no job, no man and no idea how to fix things. This Christmas, however, Daisy is determined things will be different. There will be no snogging Ollie under the mistletoe like when they were teenagers. No, this year she'll show Ollie that she's a Responsible Adult too. But as the champagne corks pop, and the tinsel sparkles, Uncle T has news of his own to share... and it could change Daisy's life forever... Bridget Jones meets the Hallmark Channel in an irresistible romantic comedy you won't want to miss this Christmas. Everyone is LOVING this Christmas romcom... 'Oh my goodness, what a fantastic book...I am gutted to have finished it' Vicki, Instagram 'I could so easily see this working on a big screen, its such a heartwarming story' Rachel's Random Reads 'Characters-***** Hero- swoony ***** Heroine- my kinda people ***** Plot- amazing ****** Will I recommend it?-highly. To all romcom lovers!:)' Diary of a Young Book Lover 'There's a secret hanging around and it's one that I certainly didn't see coming...would make a fabulous Christmas tv movie' Jo, My Chestnut Reading Tree 'A story that gets you in the feels' Vonda, Goodreads 'Zara Stoneley is quickly taking a place on my shelf of must read authors...a perfect feel good read for any time of the year' It's All About the Thrill 'I could not put this book down nor did I want to. I wanted to keep reading for as long as I could and even hid away on Sunday afternoon to read this!' Zooloo's Book Diary

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

`LOLs galore, I loved it!' Carmel Harrington, Irish Times bestseller `Laugh-out-loud fantastic!' Mandy Baggot From the bestselling author of The Wedding Date! Meet Rachel, the beautiful bride with BIG plans for the perfect day! The venue is a castle and the dress is designer. It's just a shame her husband is a rat. Maddie and Sally have only one thing in common - they both love the same man! Beth is a newly single mum with a mystery baby daddy. Surely the father isn't someone the girls all know? And then there's Jane, the glue holding them all together, but being dumped doesn't make her the happiest bridesmaid...especially with gorgeous flatmate Freddie complicating things. Will the bride say, `I Do!'? Or will her bridesmaids save the day...and find love along the way? Readers are LOVING Bridesmaids! `I had an absolute blast reading this book...definitely a book that will have you crying with laughter and will lift your spirits when you are feeling down in the dumps' Kayleigh, Goodreads `Completely hilarious...Bridesmaids is a triumph!' Rachel's Random Reads `A delightful novel...helped me break out of a book slump' Renee, Netgalley `You haven't experienced the true joy of a funny and loveable rom com until you've read THIS book' Jenna Books `An absolutely hysterical book...loved it' Cozy Book Nook `Witty, charming and just plain fun...I literally giggled while reading it' Laurie, Goodreads `There were several times throughout this book when I would burst out laughing...definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves romantic comedy' Patricia, Goodreads `I am just a big old sucker for these kinds of books...definitely my type!!' Charlotte, Goodreads `A hilarious look at life with all its ups and downs' Nikki's Book Blog

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Date! Meet Rachel, the beautiful bride with BIG plans for the perfect day! The venue is a castle and the dress is designer. It's just a shame her husband is a rat. Maddie and Sally have only one thing in common - they both love the same man! Beth is a newly single mum with a mystery baby daddy. Surely the father isn't someone the girls all know? And then there's Jane, the glue holding them all together, but being dumped doesn't make her the happiest bridesmaid...especially with gorgeous flatmate Freddie complicating things. Will the bride say, `I Do!'? Or will her bridesmaids save the day...and find love along the way? Readers are LOVING Bridesmaids! `I had an absolute blast reading this book...definitely a book that will have you crying with laughter and will lift your spirits when you are feeling down in the dumps' Kayleigh, Goodreads `Completely hilarious...Bridesmaids is a triumph!' Rachel's Random Reads `A delightful novel...helped me break out of a book slump' Renee, Netgalley `You haven't experienced the true joy of a funny and loveable rom com until you've read THIS book' Jenna Books `An absolutely hysterical book...loved it' Cozy Book Nook `Witty, charming and just plain fun...I literally giggled while reading it' Laurie, Goodreads `There were several times throughout this book when I would burst out laughing...definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves romantic comedy' Patricia, Goodreads `I am just a big old sucker for these kinds of books...definitely my type!!' Charlotte, Goodreads `A hilarious look at life with all its ups and downs' Nikki's Book Blog

No One Cancels Christmas

No One Cancels Christmas

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

You've fallen in love with One Day in December now escape to a snowy log cabin and meet Sarah and Will in this gorgeous Christmas romance! 'Tis the season to behave badly... From the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Date! It's the most magical time of the year, and for travel agent Sarah it's also the busiest! But this year one man threatens to ruin Christmas for Sarah's customers - Mr Grinch, Will Armstrong. The Shooting Star Mountain resort is a magical place, and Sarah has fond memories of Christmas here as a little girl. But as the resorts new owner, Will refuses to play snowball or to deck the halls with anything remotely resembling jolly! With customers complaining their Christmas is ruined, Sarah decides it's up to her to convince gorgeous but Scroogey Will just how magical Christmas can be... Readers love Zara's previous book, The Wedding Date: `All the fun, love and laughter of a real wedding-but without having to buy a new dress!' Debbie Johnson 'The best date I have ever been on...my most favourite book of 2018' Kaisha, The Writing Garnet `Full of laugh out loud moments' Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain `The rom com date of the year' Phillipa Ashley `This book made me smile from beginning to end, every girl needs a Jake rooting for them' Jules Wake `Lovely, warm and witty' Tilly Tennant `Makes you laugh out loud, feel joyfully tearful and believe in happy ever afters...I loved it' Cressida McLaughlin `A terrific summer romp' Bella Osborne `Beautifully charming, deliciously sweet but with an unexpected bite! I loved it!' Jo Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree `As frothy as a wedding gown and as full of fizz as the very best bubbly' Emma Reid, Screenwipe `Has everything I look for in a romantic comedy - romance, comedy, gorgeous man...pure, enjoyable escapism' Rachel Random Reads

Wedding Date: The laugh out loud romantic comedy of the year!

Wedding Date: The laugh out loud romantic comedy of the year!

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2018

'All the fun, love and laughter of a real wedding - but without having to buy a new dress!' Debbie Johnson'The best date I have ever been on...my most favourite book of 2018' Kaisha, The Writing GarnetOne ex.One wedding.One little white lie. When Samantha Jenkins is asked to be the maid of honour at her best friend's wedding, she couldn't be happier. There are just three problems...1) Sam's ex-boyfriend, Liam, will be the best man.2) His new girlfriend is pregnant.3) Sam might have told people she has a new man when she doesn't (see points 1 and 2 above)So, Sam does the only sensible thing available to her... and hires a professional to do the job.Actor Jake Porter is perfect for the role: single, gorgeous and cheap! Sam is certain it's the perfect solution: no strings, no heartbreak and hopefully no chance of being found out.But spending a week in the Scottish Highlands with Jake is harder than she imagined. He is the perfect boyfriend, charming, sexy and the hottest thing in a kilt since Outlander! And his dog Harry is quite possibly the cutest thing Sam has ever seen!As the wedding draws closer, Jake plays his part to perfection and everyone believes he is madly in love with Sam. The problem is, Sam's not sure if Jake is acting anymore...Everyone loves The Wedding Date:'Full of laugh out loud moments' Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain'The rom com date of the year' Phillipa Ashley'This book made me smile from beginning to end, every girl needs a Jake rooting for them' Jules Wake'Lovely, warm and witty' Tilly Tennant'Makes you laugh out loud, feel joyfully tearful and believe in happy ever afters...I loved it' Cressida McLaughlin 'A terrific summer romp' Bella Osborne'Beautifully charming, deliciously sweet but with an unexpected bite! I loved it!' Jo Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree'As frothy as a wedding gown and as full of fizz as the very best bubbly' Emma Reid, Screenwipe'Has everything I look for in a romantic comedy - romance, comedy, gorgeous man...pure, enjoyable escapism' Rachel Random Reads

Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage

Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2017

Return to the charming little village of Langtry Meadows and cosy up by the fire with this gorgeous romance that will warm your heart... As the lazy days of summer ebb away and the hedgerows fill with rich, plump blackberries, Lucy Jacobs couldn't be happier. She's feeling more and more at home in the small village of Langtry Meadows and has fallen in love with idyllic Jasmine cottage - not to mention gorgeous vet Charlie. But just as Lucy is thinking about putting down roots like the blackberries that grow in her garden, Charlie's ex returns and threatens to put a thorn in their perfect life... `All the ingredients for a perfect, summery read...it really captured my heart' Cressida McLaughlin `Sprinkled with oodles of charm...I simply adored this book' Christie Barlow

Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage (The Little Village on the Green, Book 2)

Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage (The Little Village on the Green, Book 2)

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2017

Return to the charming little village of Langtry Meadows and cosy up by the fire with this gorgeous romance that will warm your heart...As the lazy days of summer ebb away and the hedgerows fill with rich, plump blackberries, Lucy Jacobs couldn't be happier. She's feeling more and more at home in the small village of Langtry Meadows and has fallen in love with idyllic Jasmine cottage - not to mention gorgeous vet Charlie.But just as Lucy is thinking about putting down roots like the blackberries that grow in her garden, Charlie's ex returns and threatens to put a thorn in their perfect life...'All the ingredients for a perfect, summery read...it really captured my heart' Cressida McLaughlin'Sprinkled with oodles of charm...I simply adored this book' Christie Barlow

Summer with the Country Village Vet

Summer with the Country Village Vet

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

'All the ingredients for a perfect, summery read...it really captured my heart' Cressida McLaughlin 'Sprinkled with oodles of charm...I simply adored this book' Christie Barlow When Lucy Jacobs is made redundant from her inner-city teaching job she fears her career is over. Teaching is all Lucy knows and she's determined to get back in the classroom as fast as she can. Except the only job on offer is at an idyllic village school in the middle of nowhere - Lucy's idea of hell. Where are the disadvantaged kids who need saving, where is the challenge? But as Lucy finds herself welcomed into the warm-hearted community of Langtry Meadows, she begins to realise new challenges await - like frogs in the classroom, a rather difficult donkey, and a very brooding local vet... Local boy Charlie Davenport has his own issues about living in the close-knit village of Langtry Meadows. His private life is already fuel for the well-meaning gossips and the very last thing he needs is to get close to the new school teacher...no matter how lovely she is. But as summer days drift away Langtry Meadows weaves its magic, Charlie and Lucy both get the chance to turn over a new leaf and start anew...maybe with each other? A fun, romantic story to make you smile and long for your own country escape. Praise for Summer with the Country Village Vet: 'Beautifully written tale straight from the author's heart' The Writing Garnet 'Like a summer breeze, gently warming your heart...be prepared for love, laughter and escapism' My Chestnut Reading Tree 'A zingy, romantic and fabulously heartwarming book ... My ultimate summer read' Petra Pippa Q

Summer with the Country Village Vet (The Little Village on the Green, Book 1)

Summer with the Country Village Vet (The Little Village on the Green, Book 1)

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2017

'All the ingredients for a perfect, summery read...it really captured my heart' Cressida McLaughlin'Sprinkled with oodles of charm...I simply adored this book' Christie BarlowFall in love with a brand new cosy romance series from bestselling author Zara StoneleyWhen Lucy Jacobs is made redundant from her inner-city teaching job she fears her career is over. Teaching is all Lucy knows and she's determined to get back in the classroom as fast as she can.Except the only job on offer is at an idyllic village school in the middle of nowhere - Lucy's idea of hell. Where are the disadvantaged kids who need saving, where is the challenge?But as Lucy finds herself welcomed into the warm-hearted community of Langtry Meadows, she begins to realise new challenges await - like frogs in the classroom, a rather difficult donkey, and a very brooding local vet...Local boy Charlie Davenport has his own issues about living in the close-knit village of Langtry Meadows. His private life is already fuel for the well-meaning gossips and the very last thing he needs is to get close to the new school teacher...no matter how lovely she is.But as summer days drift away Langtry Meadows weaves its magic, Charlie and Lucy both get the chance to turn over a new leaf and start anew...maybe with each other?A fun, romantic story to make you smile and long for your own country escape.Praise for Summer with the Country Village Vet:'Beautifully written tale straight from the author's heart' The Writing Garnet'Like a summer breeze, gently warming your heart...be prepared for love, laughter and escapism' My Chestnut Reading Tree'A zingy, romantic and fabulously heartwarming book ... My ultimate summer read' Petra Pippa Q

Freefalling

Freefalling

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2016

Cariad means love... discover the new Cariad Singles collection of spicy romances. Falling in love has just been scrubbed off artist Hayley Tring's to-do list. But when the gorgeous Tom Holah commissions a painting, keeping her mind on the job and her hand on a paintbrush becomes a whole new challenge. Tom needs to brighten up his corporate image, but after a lust-filled night with Hayley he wants more than just her pictures. And he isn't used to taking no for an answer. But can mixing business with pleasure be good for both of them? Or will it leave Hayley with a blank canvas and a broken heart?

Spice It Up

Spice It Up

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2016

Cariad means love... discover the new Cariad Singles collection of spicy romances. Food critic Ellie Chiltern isn't happy when she's sent to review Pinchos tapas bar, the waiter is more Birmingham than Barcelona and the tapas are as lukewarm as her last relationship. She's struggling to find a positive, until she's confronted by the only authentic piece of Spain in the bar Lucas. When Lucas Martinez sees Ellie, he realises she could be the final nail in the coffin or the ideal person to help turn the place and its image around. But persuading her to trust him isn't easy especially when there's something burning between them that's far spicier than the food ever was.

The Holiday Swap

The Holiday Swap

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

From the USA Today bestelling author of The Wedding Date! 'Fun, flirty and fabulously festive' Cathy Bramley Two women, two very different lives - one perfect solution to escape festive heartbreak! Tucked away in the idyllic English countryside, Daisy Fischer's cosy little cottage has always been her safe haven. But when her completely dependable boyfriend issues her an ultimatum, Daisy realises there's a whole world out there she's missing out on. Florence Cortes's life couldn't be better - gorgeous apartment right on the beach, fabulous job and dreamy boyfriend, or so she thought. Suddenly, Flo's life isn't so perfect after all. When the girls house swap for the holidays, it's not long before Daisy is being distracted by sun, sea and sexy Javier while Flo finds herself snowbound for Christmas with only handsome neighbour Hugo and a house full of animals to keep her company. Love actually does seem to be all around this Christmas, but in the places Flo and Daisy least expect to find it... What readers are saying about The Holiday Swap... 'Humor, heartbreak and plenty of ho, ho, ho! I loved The Holiday Swap!' Mandy Baggot 'Warm, happy, perfect to curl up with and guaranteed to make you smile!' Kitty Loves Books 'Heartwarming...will make Christmas feel extra magical' The Reading Shed 'One of those books that you should read curled up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate' Michelle Ryles, Top 1000 Amazon reviewer 'The perfect holiday read' Jane Hunt Writer Book Reviews

Country Rivals

Country Rivals

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

A hilarious, sexy rom com for fans of Jilly Cooper and Fiona Walker! Dashing eventer Rory is ready to button up his breeches and settle down. His gorgeous wife, Lottie, wants a bank balance in the black so she can protect the beautiful family estate for future generations. But with the wedding business at Tipping House going up in flames, and rumours that it was arson not accident, Lottie begins to wonder who she can trust with her future. Tranquil Tippermere is under siege as movies moguls and insurance investigators invade the countryside, and as events gather pace rescue plans start to look too good to be true, and intentions may not be as honourable as they seem. As a moody, but definitely marvellous, polo player enters the fray and squares up to the eventing hero of Tippermere, does Lottie stand to lose her husband as well as her home? 'A great treat for readers...jam-packed with sexy men and horses.' Bestselling author Fiona Walker

Very Country Christmas: A Free Christmas Short Story (The Tippermere Series)

Very Country Christmas: A Free Christmas Short Story (The Tippermere Series)

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2015

A short Christmas story of three courses.Love is in the air in Tippermere as Lottie dreams of a white Christmas with no trimmings - other than her hot and hunky eventer, Rory. But things are never quite that simple on the Tipping House Estate.Festive fervour takes over and it isn't all seasonal peace and goodwill as expectations rise and it soon escalates from cosy dinner for two, to all the trimmings for ten!With missing turkeys, loose horses, troublesome terriers and randy huntsmen, Lottie is hard pushed to find time for a kiss under the mistletoe, let alone find the opportunity to woo Rory with her sexy Santa costume.But there is only one thing Lottie really wants for Christmas, and only one man can deliver it...Enjoy your trip to Tippermere, and don't miss the novels in this series...Stable MatesCountry Affairs

Country Affairs

Country Affairs

Author: Zara Stoneley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

`Eventing could definitely do with a few more Rory Steels!' - Horse & Hound 'A great treat for readers...jam-packed with sexy men and horses' Bestselling author Fiona Walker Welcome to Tippermere for the wedding of the year... Scatty but loveable Lottie Brinkley is famous throughout the village for her disorganised personality, so when she steps up to plan the perfect wedding the only likely outcome is disaster. When her globetrotting, love cheat of an ex, Todd, literally crashes the wedding on a not-so-noble steed, things definitely look set to take a turn for the scandalous. As rumours of why he's back spread through the village quicker than the stable girl can drop her knickers, is Lottie's future with sexy eventer Rory Steel about to fall at the next fence? With a wave of unexpected pregnancies, steamy shenanigans in the hay and a farrier with more than shoeing horses on his mind, will Lottie ever be ready to take on the coveted title of Lady of the Manor and restore the Estate to its former glory? As the heart of the village, Tipping House Estate, makes its move into the 21st Century, pulses start to race in a novel packed full of charm, hunky stallions (the guys that is), and a daring plan that just has to succeed... A must read for fans of Fiona Walker, Tilly Bagshawe and Jo Carnegie!

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