Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Fall in Love With Dilly Court

On the publication of her 41st book, Reluctant Heiress we again celebrate Dilly Court - the Sunday Times best-selling author of heart-warming historical sagas.

Dilly Court's latest release The Reluctant Heiress is another truly lovely and heart-warming romantic saga. Dilly sure knows how to excel at unforgettable romance.

When Kate arrives back in London from India in 1858, she determines to help the poor and opens a soup kitchen however rival gangs place her life in danger.

Dilly Court opens up a world and allows entry for your reading pleasure as the settings come alive under her pen.

Kate is bright, courageous, and determined to do the very best she can. There are several potential matches for Kate, who will you warm to? Romance is also on offer for a number of other characters which creates a delightful will-they-won’t-they atmosphere. Each character adds depth, even if only on the page for a moment. The tension is high with scoundrels and out-and-out villains trying to outwit each other.

This novel really does fulfil all the requirements of a romantic saga. The Reluctant Heiress contains wonderful courtship, dastardly deeds, and plenty of family drama, ensuring a riveting read.

Author Dilly Court has been writing novels for 15 years, and this is her 41st novel.

Dilly Court also writes as Lily Baxter, and has 6 books published under this name.

Dilly Court grew up in North East London and began her career in commercial television, writing scripts for commercials. She is married with two grown up children, and now lives in Dorset on the beautiful Jurassic Coast with her husband and large, yellow Labrador. 

Scroll through a list of all her books below and see which ones catch your eye.

Some are part of a series.

The River Maid Series:

1. The River Maid

2. The Summer Maiden

3. The Christmas Rose

The Village Secrets Series:

1. The Christmas Wedding

2. A Village Scandal

3. The Country Bride

Continue your reading journey with these recommended titles