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About Erica James
Thank you so much for visiting my Amazon Author Page. My first novel - A Breath of Fresh Air - was published in 1996 and was selected by WH Smith as a finalist for their Fresh Talent promotion. Since then I have written many more novels, most of which have been bestsellers, including Gardens of Delight which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award and features Lake Como, one of my favourite places to visit. My novel Summer at the Lake also features Lake Como and was a No.1 bestseller in Norway.
My twenty-fourth novel - Mothers and Daughters - will be published on the 17th March and is my first book to be published by HQ Stories. It's set on the south coast of England where recently widowed Naomi lives at Anchor House in the harbour village of Tilsham. Her eldest daughter, Martha, has decided that it's time for her mother to sell Anchor House and downsize to be nearer her. But Naomi has plans of her own, which she fears will come as a shock to her daughters.
For those of you who already follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you'll know that I'm a big fan of F1 and that I love to mess about in my garden. I also have a serious knitting addiction. In Norway where I'm published by Bastion Forlag, you can even buy a knitting pattern based on a Fair Isle cardigan I designed.
If you want to keep up with all my latest news, or simply get in touch to ask me a question about one of my books, you can find me online here:
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Website - www.ericajames.co.uk
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A sweeping family drama of old secrets and new beginnings…
‘A satisfying treat’ Adele Parks, Platinum
‘A compelling family drama’ Sarah Morgan
‘Wise and warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Rachel Hore
‘Emotional and uplifting’ Veronica Henry
‘Captivating and vivid’ Miranda Dickinson
Even happy families have their secrets…
Anchor House is the coastal home where Naomi and her husband raised their two girls. Now widowed, Naomi is building a new life alone, but the arrival of Ellis next door is bringing some long-awaited fun back too.
Naomi’s daughters are very different: Martha is determined and driven like her father, while Willow is a free spirit. The three women have always been close, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have secrets of their own. There are things Naomi has kept from her girls, like the fact that her marriage to their father wasn’t quite what it seemed…
The Sunday Times bestselling author Erica James returns with this gloriously compelling tale of mothers and daughters, secrets and love.
Praise for Mothers and Daughters:
‘A beautifully written story that examines the wonderful intimacy between mothers and daughters … a satisfying treat’ Adele Parks, Platinum
‘A brilliant read. A compelling family drama, full of twists and turns. Completely absorbing’ Sarah Morgan
‘Wise and warm with plenty of twists and turns, you'll love this engrossing family story’ Rachel Hore
‘A wonderfully compelling family drama that deftly touches upon some serious issues’ Sunday Express
‘You’ll be swept away then brought gently back to harbour in this beautiful portrait of a family and its multigenerational secrets. Emotional and uplifting, it unfolds in the most glorious coastal setting’ Veronica Henry
‘Glorious … a real treat’ Sunday Post
‘Surprising and reassuringly wise, captivating and vivid, beautiful and authentic … I adored this book’ Miranda Dickinson
‘Deliciously immersive … tracing the complex emotions and dangerous undercurrents that lie beneath the deceptively smooth surface of family life’ Iona Grey
‘A brilliant and gripping family drama … full of heart’ My Weekly
‘A captivating read’ OK!
Praise for Erica James
'A wonderfully humorous novel following the dysfunctional Baxter family' Woman's Own
'Completely absorbing' Sarah Morgan
'A brilliant and gripping family drama ... full of heart' My Weekly
'A captivating read' OK!
Home is where the heart is...
Paradise House, with its gorgeous views of the sea, was the perfect home for the Baxter girls to grow up in - that was, until their mother ran away to 'find herself'.
Since then, it's been down to Genevieve to keep the family-owned B&B afloat - which hasn't always been easy, when her father spends most of his time hiding away from the flirtatious local women!
And there's little help from her sisters, either. Nattie is too busy offending her long-term admirer and Polly spends most of her days with her head in a book.
But when Genevieve hears that a nearby tumbledown barn has been sold, she's forced to take a bittersweet trip down memory lane.
Because sometimes coming home means facing the secrets of the past...
If you've ever dreamed of starting over, then this bestselling novel from Erica James is just what you need...
Alice Shoemaker habitually goes to great lengths to avoid telling the truth about herself and her past. After agreeing to help out a friend by shopping and cleaning for the unknown man staying at Cuckoo House, she soon becomes suspicious that her strange and obnoxiously rude client has something to hide...
Clayton Miller's life is a mess. His career as one of the country's best comedy scriptwriters has stalled and his long-term girlfriend has left him for his ex-best friend and ex-writing partner. Just when he thinks his life couldn't get any worse, he commits a spectacularly public fall from grace and with the press hounding him, his agent banishes him to the middle of nowhere until the dust has settled. And there he meets Alice...
When Alice and Clayton discover the truth about each other they form an unlikely friendship - until Alice discovers Clayton has betrayed her in the worst possible way.
Sunday Times bestseller Erica James shows her faultless blend of humour and emotion in this moving tale of family love and sacrifice.
Mia Channing appears to have an enviable life: a beautiful home, a happy marriage, a job she enjoys and three grown-up children to whom she's devoted. But appearances can be deceptive...
When the family gathers for her son's thirtieth birthday, he brings with him his latest girlfriend, who, to their surprise, has a nine-year-old daughter. Then, before the birthday cake has even been cut, Mia's youngest daughter Daisy has seized the opportunity to drop a bombshell. It's an evening that marks a turning point in all their lives, when old resentments and regrets surface and the carefully ordered world Mia has created begins to unravel.
A captivating story about friendship, making changes, and learning to live life to the fullest from SUNDAY TIMES bestseller Erica James
A cherished home, a circle of friends and a summer that will change everything...
Linston End has been the summer holiday home for three families for many years. A rambling thatched house nestled on the water's edge on the Norfolk Broads, it's a haven of long, lazy picnics on the river, gin and tonics in the garden; a place to spend time together.
But this year, the friends are rocked by unexpected news, and it seems that Linston End will never be the same again. For some, this summer feels like the end. For others, it might just be the beginning. . .
'Joyously readable' Woman & Home
'I wanted it to go on forever' Cathy Bramley
From Erica James, bestselling author of Summer at the Lake, comes an enchanting tale of one family coming together and finding their way.
It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, the charismatic Jack Devereux.
But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home and given seven days to find a way to bury their resentments and come together.
With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can the habits of a lifetime be changed in one week? And can Romily, a woman who thrives on adventure, cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her?
Readers are captivated by Coming Home to Island House:
'Erica James at her very best...a fulfilling, hugely enjoyable read'
'This book felt like a luxurious treat'
'A wonderful thread of love, grace, loss and forgiveness... Highly recommended'
'One of those glorious stories where you don't want to put the book down!'
'I feel completely in love with all aspects of this books - the characters, the setting and the writing. I absolutely adored it'
'A captivating and thoroughly enjoyable read. If you enjoy superbly written character-driven stories this this one is a must-read'
'A beautiful story about family and friendship...a gorgeous heartwarming style'
First love can last a lifetime...Set in the beautiful city of Venice, a captivating novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of SUMMER AT THE LAKE.
Venice has been Lydia's home for many years, a place where she has found peace and fulfilment. Then one day she glimpses a young man's face in the crowd that threatens to change everything. He's a heart-stopping reminder of a dreadful secret she believed she had banished to the past...
As a young child, Lydia and her sister were sent to live with grandparents they'd never even met before. It was a cruel and loveless new world for them and it forced Lydia to grow up fast. She learned to keep secrets and to trust sparingly, and through it all she was shadowed by grief and guilt.
Now, twenty-eight years later, Lydia is persuaded to leave behind the safe new life she has created for herself and return to England to face the past. And maybe her future.
Could it be more than the perfect escape..?
Izzy Jordan needs a holiday.
She's thirty-one, with a teaching career on the skids - not surprising, really, given that she harbours a strong desire to lock her pupils in the art room cupboard and throw away the key. She also has a manipulative mother and an ex-boyfriend whose parting shot was to tell her she was boring in bed!
So when she's invited to spend the summer on Corfu and is offered the chance of a no-strings holiday romance with the irresistible Theo, what should she do? Go for it, or attempt to be an Independent Modern Woman and tell him to sling his hook? Just as she thinks she's made up her mind, along comes Mark, whose turbulent past sets in motion a series of dramatic events...
Escape to Corfu with this heartwarming romance from Sunday Times bestseller Erica James!
*Includes an exclusive chapter from Erica's forthcoming novel Swallowtail Summer, coming March 2019*
A gripping novel about how friendships survive the best and worst of times from the bestselling author of SUMMER AT THE LAKE.
Dan and Sally Oliver and their friend Chloe Hennessey are lucky to be alive. Three years on, after surviving one of the world's biggest natural disasters - the Boxing Day tsunami - their lives have changed dramatically.
Dan and Sally are now parents. Dan is enjoying being a stay-at-home father taking care of their young son, and Sally is the breadwinner and loves her job as a partner in a Manchester law firm. The arrangement has so far worked well, but when Dan starts to question whether Sally has got her priorities right, the cracks in their marriage begin to appear.
Dan and Sally have everything Chloe wishes for in life - a happy marriage and a beautiful child. Dumped by her long-term boyfriend just weeks after the tsunami, she's been on a mission ever since to find the perfect father for the child she craves. When she meets Seth Hawthorne, she thinks she may have hit the jackpot. But is Seth the man she thinks he is?
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS is a moving, compelling story of how a life can change in a heartbeat.
A gorgeous, heart-warming tale set among the gardens of Italy from bestselling author Erica James.
The Gardens of Delight brochure promises the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in the Lake Como area of Italy. For Lucy, the chance to go to Italy offers more than just gardens. Lake Como is where her father lives, and the last time she saw him was when she was just a teenager.
Recently married Helen and her wealthy husband have just moved into the Old Rectory. With her husband spending so much time away from home, Helen throws herself into caring for the garden. But Helen needs help - and friends - and so decides to take the plunge and join the local Garden Club.
Conrad isn't the least bit interested in gardening. Widowed for five years, his life revolves around work and humouring Mac, his elderly uncle who lives with him, and who has expressed a desire to go on the Gardens of Delight tour. Reluctantly, Conrad agrees to accompany him. 'Anything for a peaceful life,' he concedes. But a peaceful life is the last thing any of them are in for...
When Clara gives up her safe, conventional life and takes off with her son on a three-month trip, she is soon forced to confront problems she thought she would never have to face...
In order to spend more time with her four-year-old son Ned, Clara Costello trades in her secure, well-paid job and two-seater sports car for a camper van called Winnie, and the three of them set off on a mystery tour of England. Of course, her friends and family think she's gone mad.
But when they arrive in Deaconsbridge, a small market town on the edge of the Peak District, Clara and Ned become drawn into the lives of the locals. Two in particular seem destined to get under Clara's skin: Gabriel Liberty, a cranky widower who terrifies his family; and Archie Merryman, a local dealer in second-hand furniture who possesses a heart of gold.
Then Clara finds herself having to confront a problem much closer to home, and one she had hoped she would never have to face...
After tragedy, how do you find love again? The brilliant first novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author.
Charlotte Lawrence, widowed at thirty-four, decides to return to all things pre-Peter, and that means moving back to the Cheshire village of her childhood.
It also means exchanging a clinical company flat for the pretty but overgrown garden of Ivy Cottage, and the constant attentions of her interfering sister Hilary.
Most of all it means Alex, Ivy Cottage's drop-dead-gorgeous tenant, with whom Hilary is determined Charlotte should find love anew, and whose charming exterior hides his own secret tragedy...