‘A delicious festive treat with as many twists and turns as a Cornish country lane’ Jules Wake
‘Warm and funny and feel-good. The best sort of holiday read’ Katie Fforde
‘Filled with warm and likeable characters. Great fun!’ Jill Mansell
‘An utterly glorious, escapist read from a one of the freshest voices to emerge in women's fiction today. I loved every gorgeous page’ Claudia Carroll
‘Made me want to run away to the Cornish coast immediately! Loved it!’ Lorelei Mathias
‘Ashley's writing is deft, sexy, and full of humour ’ Trashionista.com
‘Readers will enjoy the breezy style and repartee’ Publishers Weekly (US)
‘Sexy, funny and wonderfully romantic’ SingleTitles.com
‘A deliciously entertaining twist on the Poldark tale’
About the Author
Phillipa Ashley writes warm, funny romantic fiction for a variety of world-famous international publishers.
After studying English at Oxford, she worked as a copywriter and journalist. Her first novel, Decent Exposure, won the RNA New Writers Award and was made into a TV movie called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hopkins. As Pippa Croft, she also wrote the Oxford Blue series – The First Time We Met, The Second Time I Saw You and Third Time Lucky.
Phillipa lives in a Staffordshire village and has an engineer husband and scientist daughter who indulge her arty whims. She runs a holiday-let business in the Lake District, but a big part of her heart belongs to Cornwall. She visits the county several times a year for ‘research purposes’, an arduous task that involves sampling cream teas, swimming in wild Cornish coves and following actors around film shoots in a camper van. Her hobbies include watching Poldark, Earl Grey tea, Prosecco-tasting and falling off surf boards in front of RNLI lifeguards.