'Got up at the crack of dawn to kill the Fatted Breakfast only to discover that aliens had stolen my husband during the night and substituted something incomprehensibly vile in his place...' Charlotte - Charlie - Rhymer's husband wants a divorce. Charlie isn't sure what she wants, but after the incident with the frying pan even she has to concede that their differences may be irreconcilable after all. Returning home to her native Yorkshire and the bosom of her family seems like a good idea at the time. Even if Charlie's father has never quite forgiven Charlie or her siblings (Anne, Emma and Branwell) for failing to live up to their more literary namesakes. And now Charlie's got a failed marriage behind her. Still, she's determined to bounce back from disaster and strike a blow for deserted older wives everywhere. But then she meets brooding actor Mace North, and realises that when it comes to dating for the over 40s, female solidarity be damned - it's every woman for herself!
Trisha Ashley is the author of eleven contemporary romantic comedies, and her latest novel, a reprint of Good Husband Material,was her fourth consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Her novels have twice been shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Romantic Comedy and Every Woman for Herself was nominated by readers as one of the top three romantic novels of the last fifty years. She is from St Helens in West Lancashire, and believes her typically dark Lancashire sense of humour, crossed with a good dose of Celtic creativity from her Welsh grandmother, have made her what she is today...whatever that is. Four of her novels are set in rural West Lancashire and three in Wales. They frequently explore aspects of the three F's that are a constant in her own life: Food, Flowers and Friendship.
She has a website at www.trishaashley.com where you can find out more, sign the guestbook, join the newsletter group and download her booklist.
Nowadays she lives in North Wales, together with the neurotic Border Collie foisted onto her by her student son, and a very chancy Muse.
Her new novel, Wish Upon a Star, will be published on November 7th.