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I live in Scarborough on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast in the UK. My home inspired the creation of the fictional seaside town of Whitsborough Bay where I set many of my books although the Hedgehog Hollow series takes readers to a gorgeous new countryside setting in the Yorkshire Wolds.
I live with my husband, our teenage daughter and sprocker spaniel, Ella. I'm a stationery addict with a notepad obsession who loves chocolate (although it doesn't love me), hedgehogs, 80s music, collectible teddy bears and lighthouses.
My career has mainly been in HR as a trainer and recruiter. I had a brief detour into retail to set up and manage my own specialist teddy bear shop and started writing my debut novel on quiet days in the shop.
In June 2020, I became a full-time author. I'm so very grateful to anyone who has bought or borrowed my books in whatever format, helping me fulfil a long-held dream of writing full-time. I still can't believe I get to spend every day chatting to my fictional friends and making stuff up.
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With new arrivals comes new responsibilities...
The sun is shining, wild flowers are blooming and Hedgehog Hollow is officially open for business.
For Samantha, the proud owner of this beautiful rescue centre, life has never been busier. But with an influx of new hogs and hoglets to take care of, not to mention a full-time job and ongoing family issues, can she accept the possibility that she has taken on more than she can handle?
Fortunately, she has the love of her life, Josh, by her side for support and encouragement. But Josh has his own family troubles to deal with. And soon he must decide if he's ready to do the one thing he swore he’d never do - forgive his father.
For both Samantha and Josh it's a season of change and for figuring out whether the past can ever truly be forgotten.
Escape back to wonderful Hedgehog Hollow with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting read full of love, hope and forgiveness.
Praise for Jessica Redland:
'I loved my trip to Hedgehog Hollow. An emotional read, full of twists and turns' Heidi Swain
Cosy up with a mug of hot chocolate for some festive sparkle from bestseller Jessica Redland.
Everyone is getting into the festive spirit on Castle Street - snow is falling, fairy lights are glistening and Christmas shopping is underway.
But for Tara Porter, owner of thriving cafe, The Chocolate Pot, this is the most difficult time of the year. From the outside, Tara is a successful businesswoman and pillar of the community. Behind closed doors, she is lonely.
With a lifetime of secrets weighing on her shoulders, she has retreated from all friends, family and romance, and shut her real self away from the world. Afterall, if you don't let them in, they can't hurt you. She's learnt that the hard way.
But as the weight of her past becomes heavier and an unexpected new neighbour moves onto the street - threatening the future of her cafe - Tara begins to realise that maybe it's time to finally let people back in and confront her history. It could just change her life forever...
Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café was originally released as Christmas at The Chocolate Pot Café. Now re-released with a new title and new cover, this version has been freshly edited and features several new chapters.
Every family has its secrets, and at Hedgehog Hollow there is no exception...
It was always Samantha's dream to run her beautiful rescue centre, Hedgehog Hollow, full-time. But just as her wish comes true, she becomes a victim of her own kindness when she finds herself with a house full of guests - all with their own problems and secrets - looking to her for support.
When her self-absorbed cousin, Chloe, unexpectedly turns up at the farm - swiftly handing over her baby to Samantha to care for – trouble is definitely brewing. Especially as Chloe won’t tell anyone why she’s left her husband, James...
As Samantha juggles new hedgehog arrivals, family dramas and her own health challenges, it soon becomes clear that she needs to start putting herself first for once. Little does she know that life-changing secrets from the past are about to unravel and turn their lives upside down...
Return to glorious Hedgehog Hollow with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for a heartwarming, emotional but uplifting story of family, friendship and moving on from the past.
'I loved my trip to Hedgehog Hollow. An emotional read, full of twists and turns' Heidi Swain
Can love really be found when you stop looking for it...?
As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she’s ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after.
But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas - a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow - her life is about to change forever.
Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfil Thomas and his wife, Gwendoline's, dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory, and to open a hedgehog rescue centre.
Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it...
Escape to Hedgehog Hollow this summer with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting, feel-good read.
'This story is really romantic and i am sucker for romance. There are some difficult topics in it too. Loss, Friendships, family fueds and some hard but right decisions. Marvelous!'
What readers are saying about Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow:
'I'm such a huge fan of cosy, warm, uplifting fiction and this story fit the bill perfectly for me. It had everything from romance and blossoming new friendships, to heartache and toxic family members. It was a joy to read and a wonderful story to lose myself within'
'This is a book that hooks you on the first page. It has family drama, romance and of course cute little hedgehogs'
'Such a wonderful story'
’One of the other things that really shined in this book was the characters. I felt like they were well developed, dynamic, and interesting. And of course, the way the hedgehogs tie into the overall story is so beautiful.’
’such a beautiful and engaging read'
’I have no idea where to start in trying to explain how fabulous this book is.'
*The Top 10 Bestseller*
Everyone deserves a chance at happiness...
Danniella is running from her past, so when she arrives at the beautiful seaside resort of Whitsborough Bay, the last thing on her mind is making friends. After all, they might find out her secrets…
Alison is fun, caring and doesn't take herself too seriously. But beneath the front, she is a lost soul, stuck in a terrible relationship, with body confidence issues and no family to support her. All she really needs is a friend.
Karen's romance has taken a back seat to her fitness business. But she doesn’t want to give up on love quite yet. If only those mysterious texts would stop coming through…
When the women meet at their local bootcamp, a deep friendship blossoms. And soon they realise that the secret to happiness is where they least expected to find it…
An uplifting story of friendship and finding the strength to come to terms with the past. Perfect for fans of Tilly Tennant and Cathy Bramley.
What readers are saying about The Secret To Happiness:'An emotional but uplifting page turner. The Secret to Happiness is a beautiful story of friendship and love' Fay Keenan
'I loved how realistic and flawed the characters were, no perfect people, just honest characters with real problems.'
'Easily Jessica Redland's best novel so far. The amount of heart and depth that has gone into it is astounding.'
'This is a story that will have you enthralled from the start to the end with its many twists and turns. Jessica has the knack of drawing you into her "heroines". She always includes some humour in her books but wow, does she know how to bring you to tears as well.'
'Reading this book is the secret to happiness. Wow!'
'Loved the characters and didn't want it to end.'
It's the most wonderful time of the year...
It's December on Castle Street; the fairy lights are twinkling, snow has settled and the festive season is in full swing.
For Carly, the owner of Carly's Cupcakes, it's the busiest time of year getting everyone's Christmas treats ready on time. However with her clumsy sister, Bethany, as a co-worker, it's proving a difficult task. They say you shouldn't mix work with family. Maybe they have a point...
As Christmas approaches, Carly is also eagerly awaiting the return of her best friend to Whitsborough Bay. Liam has no idea he's been the object of her affection since their schooldays. After years of pining after him, can Carly pluck up the courage to finally tell him how she really feels by 25th December?
Could a little festive magic make all of Carly's wishes come true this Christmas...?
A heartwarming, short festive story of friendship and family from bestseller Jessica Redland. You can find out what happens to Carly next through exploring her best friend Tara's story in Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café.
This is a new and updated version of Christmas at Carly's Cupcakes which has been previously published.
What readers are saying about Christmas at Carly's Cupcakes:
’Pure Christmas magic! Mix in some fairy lights, snow and sweets and you have a perfect holiday tale.’
’It is a feel-good story that lets you escape into a beautiful setting.’
’My first Christmas book of this year and it will be hard to beat.’
’This well-crafted story was a quick and engaging read that captivated, entertained, and squeezed the heart.’
’This was the right story at the right moment: uplifting, heartwarming and engrossing.’
’I can’t begin to tell you how much I love Jessica’s books’
’Jessica Redland can't put a word wrong, her books are a real pleasure to read, so well written and you feel as though you are part of the story.’
’Another absolutely fantastic read by a truly fantastic author.’
For Clare O’Connell, home is where the heart aches…
Since the age of sixteen, Clare O'Connell has lived her life by four strict rules:
1. Don't talk about Ireland
2. Don't think about Ireland
3. Don't go to Ireland
4. Don't let anyone in
And so far, it's worked well. She's got a great career, amazing friends, and she's really happy. The future is all that counts, isn't it?
However Clare is about to realise that you can run from the past, but you can't always hide from it…
When her boss insists she travels to Ireland for work, Clare finds herself drawn back to the village of Ballykielty – the home of her family, and the home of her secrets. The one place where vowed never to return to again…
With the door to her past now wide open, the first three rules have gone out of the window. Will Clare stick to rule number four?
Can she be brave and face up to her family and the demons of her past?
An emotional novel of family, friendship and dealing with your past from top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland.
This book was previously published as Dreaming About Daran.
What readers are saying about Coming Home to Seashell Cottage:
'I tweeted while reading it because I was having so much fun… I’m a certified fangirl!' Nayu’s Reading Corner
'I am really eager to see what Jessica Redland will write next, as if it’s even half as good as [this book] then I’m sure it will be fantastic' Rachel’s Random Reads
'Emotional, engaging and a lovely end to the Whitsborough Bay series! Five stars from me!' Rae Reads
'I cannot recommend this series highly enough. It’s entertaining, thought-provoking and fun' Amazon Reviewer
'Jessica Redland has quickly become a favourite author of mine' NetGalley Reviewer
'This was an absolutely brilliant book to the point where I was so sad it had a final page' NetGalley Reviewer
'A brilliant book from a brilliant author, she is soon becoming the Queen of my emotions' NetGalley Reviewer
When it feels like everything is against you, sometimes you just need a little bit of hope...
Married to her childhood sweetheart for over twelve years, Elise feels like starting a family is the next natural step. However her husband, Gary, has other ideas…
Suddenly single, Elise is completely heartbroken and struggling to start over on her own. But when she's enlisted to be bridesmaid to her best friend, Sarah, she has to put on a brave face, put her own feelings aside and find a way to get over Gary. Fast.
So when she meets handsome, recently-divorced, Daniel, she thinks he could be just what she needs. But why can’t she shake the feeling that he must be too good to be true?
Will she ever be able to take that leap and trust again?
An uplifting read of love, loss and finding yourself from top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland.
This book was previously published as Getting Over Gary
What readers are saying about Finding Hope at Lighthouse Cove:'This book is a thoroughly entertaining rollercoaster ride full of emotion. One moment I would be laughing, the next reading through eyes blurred with tears, this story really has it all!'
'For anyone who has or is facing difficulties in life, reading this may give you a strength you never knew you had and that little thing called hope. A truly captivating, highly enjoyable read'
'Jessica Redland clearly has a knack for writing and is able to successfully hook readers into her story' Elle’s Book Blog
'What a charming read!'
'I can’t wait to read the next one'
'I have found this book utterly impossible to put down'
'Once you start this book you can’t put it down it’s simply that good'
'I read it as fast as I could and loved what I read'
'This story too pulled at my heartstrings, and I was completely immersed in Elise's life. Strength and friendship was the backdrop of the book, and that made this a wonderful read'
'The story was so captivating it made you not want it to end. I love it!'
Never give up on a wish for a happy ever after...
Callie Derbyshire has it all: her dream job as a carer at Bay View, finally she has found the love of her life. Everything is perfect.
Ex-partners are insistent on stirring up trouble, and Callie’s favourite resident, Ruby, hasn’t been her usual self.
But after discovering the truth about Ruby’s lost love, Callie is determined to give Ruby’s romantic story the happy ending it deserves. After all, it’s never too late to let love in again. Or is it?
A heartwarming and uplifting novel of finding love and friendship in the least expected places from top 10 bestselling author, Jessica Redland.
This book was previously published as two novellas - Raving About Rhys and Callie's Christmas Wish.
What readers are saying about Making Wishes at Bay View:
'I really enjoyed this book and the characters and most of all I am happy that it will be a series.'
'This book did not disappoint in the slightest'
'It is written really beautifully.'
'Absolutely adored the charming storyline'
'This book exceeded my expectations'
'From start to finish, I was hooked.'
' It is totally heart-warming'
'What a sweet, charming, and enjoyable read about finding love and discovering who you are yourself'
Sometimes love can bloom where you least expect it…
For Sarah Peterson, it’s time for change. Coming out of a dead end relationship and having had enough of city life, she just needs to escape and have a fresh start – a new job, a new home and a new lifestyle.
So when her Auntie Kay unexpectedly offers her the opportunity to take over her flower shop, Seaside Blooms, the timing could not be more perfect. She could escape to the beautiful seaside town of Whitsborough Bay, start a new chapter in her life – and learn how to run a business!
But, as she packs up her life in London, she isn't prepared for the discovery of a clairvoyant reading that's been missing for twelve years. All of the predictions have come true, except one: she's about to meet the man of her dreams. Oh, and his name is Steven…
As she prepares for the biggest move of her life, Sarah can’t help but wonder if Seaside Blooms could be a new beginning for love too?
A warm, uplifting novel of love, friendship and destiny from top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland.
New Beginnings at Seaside Blooms is a new, revised and updated edition of a novel previously published as Searching For Steven.
What readers are saying about New Beginnings at Seaside Blooms:
'A real feel good read and it’s left me excited to read the rest of this series and see what else is in store for the residents of Whitsborough Bay' Frasers Fun House
'The author really is just superb at creating character' Being Anne
'So well written it brought a tear to my eye … a real sparkling treasure of a read' Nicki Book Blog
'This book will make you laugh, cry and fall in love within three hundred pages' On the Shelf Reviews
'The premise was original and interesting while the writing was fun and humorous yet also thoughtfully observant and insightful' Books and Bindings
'Forget the Cotswolds, Jessica makes the Northern English coast sound like the most idyllic place to be' The Cozy Pages
When you’ve loved and lost, how do you find the strength to let love in again?
Jemma thinks she’s found the love of her life. Scott is everything she ever dreamed of and she can’t wait to begin the next stage of their life together. But just as she is heading for her happy ever after, a shock revelation shatters Jemma’s life as she knows it. Left to pick up the pieces, Jemma's friends and family rally round to help her find the courage to move on.
Sam think he has his future all worked out. A thriving career, lovely home and an amazing fiancée. But when tragedy strikes, he finds himself alone, far from everyone he cares about. Did he do the right thing by running away and trying to rebuild the tatters of his life alone?
This is the story of Jemma and Sam. Two lost souls, desperately trying to find closure and happiness. When a chance meeting brings them together a friendship is formed, but the guards are up.
Will it finally be their turn for a happy ever after? Or will the secrets from their pasts prevent them from moving on?
Escape to Whitsborough Bay for an emotional, uplifting story of love and friendship from top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland.
This book was previously published as Bear With Me.
Master chocolatier, Charlee Chambers, has plenty to be excited about as Christmas approaches. She’s moved in with her boyfriend, Darren, and she’s about to open a chocolate shop, following in her late granddad’s footsteps. If only Darren would show more interest in helping her refurbish Charlee’s Chocolates ready for a December opening.
When water starts pouring through the shop ceiling, and Darren can’t be contacted to help, emergency plumber Matt comes to the rescue. From that moment on, Matt does more to support Charlee in achieving her dreams than Darren ever has, and she finds herself drawn to him. But Matt’s engaged and Charlee loves Darren … doesn’t she? And Darren loves her … or at least, she thinks he does, but he's been behaving a little strangely recently.
Then Charlee discovers that Darren has a secret. But so does Matt. And so, it seems, does the woman who abandoned her at birth ...
NOTE FROM JESSICA: I'm delighted that Charlee and the Chocolate Shop has been acquired by my publisher, Boldwood Books. It is currently going through a fresh edit and the revised version will be re-published in August 2021 with a new title (TBC) and new cover. The edits will not change the story. They will simply tighten some of the writing and add a little more emotion to some scenes. Therefore please be assured that any reader who buys or borrows this original version will not miss out; the refreshed story and the characters will remain the same after its make-over. Thank you
What Readers & Reviewers Say:
“A lovely story of two Christmases, and what can happen in one year. It’s a tale of friendship, love, and hope” - Amazon Reviewer
“There are some wonderful, really did not see that coming, surprises in this book… It’s beautifully written with a natural warmth and humour” - After The Rain Blog
“A thoroughly lovely read, and one that most definitely warmed my heart and gave me a Christmas glow” - Being Anne
“Oh my, I loved this story… Castle Street was the perfect setting for that magical Christmas feeling… If you’re looking for your next Christmas read, this is it!” - The Cozy Pages