Ive lost my sister. If youve seen someone who doesnt blend into the crowd, I sniffle, well thats her. Katie seems to have everything you could wish for - shes pretty, successful and has a rich, handsome boyfriend, Sam. But now its crunch time. In one week her sister, Bells, is coming to stay and Sam doesnt even know she has a sister. Its always been too difficult to bring the topic up. Bells is different. She just doesnt fit into the perfect world Katie has created. But that world is about to be turned upside down. Bells pins tatty posters on Sam's pristine white walls, plays Stevie Wonder at full volume, strikes up conversations with strangers - including an attractive man at the supermarket - and creates mayhem. Soon Katie's relationship with Sam is under severe strain and she is forced to confront her past. And problems escalate when Katie receives disturbing news about her mother. But, with help from Bells, Katie finally learns about real love, and that appearances can be very deceptive. A wonderfully warm-hearted, funny and moving first novel about families, secrets, falling in love and having the courage to look the world in the eye.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I write romantic comedies with humour and compassion. Nothing makes me happier than when a reader tells me my book made them both laugh and cry. I enjoy writing about love and romance and my books always have the feel good factor, but I also like to take the reader to a darker place where my characters have to overcome adversity. I think this is partly due to my own life experience of living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, which I wrote about in my memoir, A WILL TO WIN, now republished as ANOTHER ALICE.
I have written four novels for Quercus. MONDAY TO FRIDAY MAN is set in the dog walking world of Ravenscourt Park, inspired by my best furry buddy, Darcy. MTFM knocked 50 SHADES OF GREY off the Kindle No. 1 spot and has sold across all editions 500,000 copies. TEN YEARS ON and BY MY SIDE followed. ONE STEP CLOSER TO YOU, my most recent novel, will be shortly published this September 25th 2014.