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About Sharon Booth
Sharon Booth writes uplifting women's fiction - love, laughter, and happy ever after. Happy endings are guaranteed for her main characters, though she likes to make them work for it.
Sharon is a member of the Society of Authors, the Romantic Novelists' Association, and an Authorpreneur member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.
She loves Yorkshire Tea, Doctor Who, and Cary Grant movies - not necessarily in that order.
Sharon grew up in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and the Yorkshire coast and countryside feature strongly in her novels.
Her stories are set in pretty villages and quirky market towns, by the sea or in the countryside, and feature lots of humour, romance and friendship. If you love gorgeous, kind heroes, and heroines who have far more important things on their minds than buying shoes, you’ll love her books.
Sharon now has a readers' group on Facebook where readers of her books are very welcome to chat to her and to each other! To find out more visit her website at www.sharonboothwriter.com where you can also subscribe to her newsletter and find out more about her novels.
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Elizabeth and Rafferty Kingston have it all: a stunning house on the Norfolk Broads, more money than they could ever spend, and three beautiful children.
Sally and Jason Fletcher, meanwhile, battle for every penny, and Sally's grown used to Jason working overtime to make ends meet, while she serves behind the bar in the local pub.
When Arlo Kingston married Billie Fletcher, the two families were united, but they have nothing in common. Or so it seems. Then Ellis Kingston, Arlo's younger brother and wannabe film director, decides to make a life swap documentary featuring the two families.
Reluctantly, Sally and Elizabeth swap homes and families for a week, but they could never have predicted what happens next. Beneath the surface, it seems neither family is all it appears to be, and rich or poor, there's no protection when it comes to matters of the heart.
At the end of this experiment, will the Kingstons and the Fletchers be able to return to their normal lives? Or has seeing how the other half lives changed them forever?
Billie and Arlo want to get their families together to make an announcement. Against their better judgment, the Kingstons and the Fletchers agree to spend a week together on the East Yorkshire coast, in Billie's gran's "luxury holiday accommodation".
With both families in a state of upheaval, it hardly promises to be a relaxing break, and sure enough tensions are soon running high – not helped when the Kingstons discover the "luxury accommodation" is really a caravan on the Sunny Smiles Holiday Park in Burlington-on-Sea.
Sally's battling her emotions, Mona's waging war on Jason, Elizabeth's contemplating her future, Rafferty's reeling from a recent discovery, and Wilf's fearing the worst.
And that's before Billie and Arlo make their shocking announcement…
As the holiday draws to a close, will either family ever be the same again?
The sun is shining on Bramblewick, the little village on the North York Moors.
At Bramblewick Primary School the teachers are preparing for their much-needed break, and Izzy and Ash are busy making wedding plans.
But for their friend and colleague, Jackson Wade, the long summer holiday isn't so welcome. He's dreading being alone and is already wondering what he's going to do with himself until school starts again.
For Dr Abbie Sawdon, the end of term brings a different problem. She's a single mum with a busy job and three young children to care for. Not only that but she's just moved into The Gables, a large, rather neglected house on the edge of the village. Her teenage daughter hates it, Abbie's got no time to work on it, and she's beginning to wonder if moving to Bramblewick was such a good idea after all.
After mutual friends set Abbie and Jackson up on a blind date, both are adamant that the experience will never be repeated. It's painfully obvious that they have nothing in common, and Abbie is insulted by Jackson's less-than-tactful comments regarding her children and home.
But Jackson might just be the answer to Abbie's problems and, when things reach crisis point at The Gables, she has no choice but to accept his offer of help.
A long and difficult summer lies ahead of them as they negotiate house renovations, boisterous children, lively dogs and a moody teenager. But it's not all bad, as a christening, an engagement party and a trip to the seaside bring some welcome relief from work. And, as the weeks go by, Jackson and Abbie begin to realise that it's not just the house that's in need of tender loving care.
But do some wounds cut too deep to ever heal?
"A very cleansing experience beautifully written"
"Lovely characters, some light humour ... A great plot and lovely setting."
Christmas in the Scottish Highlands. It sounds idyllic, but if not for Billie and Arlo, neither family would choose to spend the most wonderful time of the year with the other.
With the Kingstons playing host, despite serious misgivings, the scene is set for a final family get-together. But beneath the festive glitter there's a distinct lack of Christmas spirit.
Billie's having serious doubts about her future, while Jason's in a race against time. Rafferty, meanwhile, is nursing a huge secret, Elizabeth is terrified hers is about to be revealed, and the only chestnuts Mona wants to see roasting on an open fire are Jason's.
Then Oscar arrives on the doorstep, freezing cold and lost. He's seeking refuge and, despite Mona's dire warnings that he could be a serial killer, the families welcome him in.
Little do they know that Oscar's arrival will be the spark that lights the touchpaper, and the lives of the Kingstons and the Fletchers are about to be changed forever.
"I fell in love with Bramblewick village and its inhabitants and I only wish I could live there!" ~ Amazon Reviewer
"Loved this book from start to finish. Still smiling and feeling very upbeat." ~ Amazon Reviewer
Is home a place—or a person?
Anna's about to leave Bramblewick behind. She's due to marry her childhood sweetheart in a few weeks, and then she'll be heading to Kent and a whole new life.
Connor's a new arrival in Bramblewick. He's bringing with him a whole lot of baggage, and he's doubtful that this small village on the Yorkshire Moors is the ideal place for him and his daughter, Gracie.
It's not easy for Anna, watching Connor move into her family home and take over from her beloved father at the local surgery, but she's determined to help him settle in and adjust to rural life, so that the villagers get the doctor they deserve.
Connor's not convinced. This country practice is very different to what he's used to, and the locals have some strange expectations of their GP. Protective of Gracie and hiding behind self-constructed barriers, Connor struggles to adapt to life in Bramblewick. Can Anna convince him that this is the place where he and Gracie can finally find happiness?
And can she convince herself that leaving Bramblewick is the right move for her?
Holly knows something's not right about her life, but she can't figure out what it is. Where did it all go wrong? She has a job she enjoys in Bramblewick's surgery, friends she's known and loved for years, a surrogate grandmother in her next-door neighbour, Lulu, and a boyfriend she adores.
Yet Holly's become increasingly unhappy and confused. So much about her life no longer makes sense, and she's uncertain who she can trust. Are her friends really on her side? Is she still capable of carrying out her job to satisfactory standards? Why does she keep messing things up with Jonathan, the boyfriend who puts up with more than anyone else ever would?
With two weddings to attend and Christmas rapidly approaching, all Holly wants is peace, calm, and an end to the confusion; instead she finds herself facing an impossible choice that makes her worries about being the only fat bridesmaid seem irrelevant. How can she decide between the two people she loves most in the world?
Then there's Lewis ... Newly arrived in the village, calm, easy-going and straightforward, his only vice appears to be his addiction to pear drops. Through him, Holly realises she's been losing a war she had no idea she was fighting. Can she muster the strength for one final battle?
Maybe all she needs is a little help from her friends …
PRAISE FOR THE BRAMBLEWICK SERIES
"It takes much awareness and a great sense of balance to treat certain topics without sounding nor trivial or superficial, nor tragic. This story is pure emotion."
"They're all brilliant...once picked up can't put down."
"Had me captivated from start to finish."
"Whilst all of this author’s Yorkshire settings are evocative and endearing, and characters in themselves, Bramblewick is where I want to spend Christmas!"
"If you are looking for a romantic, festive treat, in a beautiful Yorkshire location, then you couldn’t do better than Christmas at the Country Practice." ~ Amazon Reviewer
"A lovely story, which had me captivated from start to finish." ~ Amazon Reviewer
Christmas has arrived in Bramblewick, along with plenty of snow and festive good cheer. The village is gearing up for the Christmas Eve wedding of popular GP Connor Blake, and much-loved receptionist Anna.
At the Bramblewick Surgery, a new GP, Riley MacDonald, is working alongside Connor, and he's proving to be highly efficient and organised.
When Nell Williamson, proprietor of Spill the Beans café and bakery in the village, first sets eyes on Riley, it's love at first sight. Nell has always believed that she would know "the one" when she met him, and she's convinced that Riley is the man she's been waiting for.
Riley, on the other hand, is a hardened cynic. Having survived a humiliating broken engagement, he's keeping well away from relationships, and is confused by Nell's attentions.
Her every attempt to attract him pushes him further away, convincing her friends she's on a hiding to nothing, even though he turns into a clumsy mess whenever Nell's around. Deciding she's a control freak who should be avoided at all costs, Riley makes a serious error of judgement which could cost her dearly.
As Christmas approaches, best man Riley and bridesmaid Nell are further apart than ever.
Can the two of them reach an understanding before their friends' big day, or will it be the most awkward wedding in Bramblewick's history?
"How I love Sharon's humour which showed from the very beginning of the book." ~ Amazon Reviewer
"Sharon Booth’s writing just gets better and better…" ~ Being Anne Book Blog
Love, forgiveness, and the magic of Christmas...
It's the time of peace on earth and goodwill to all men, but at Carroll's Confectionery Factory on the North York Moors, the meaning of Christmas seems to have been forgotten. New boss, Kit Carroll, is hardly winning friends with his high-handed attitude, his foolhardy approach to production, and his tight-fisted treatment of the factory's employees.
Marley Jacobs, his self-styled PA, is determined to make him see the error of his ways, and return the festive spirit to Carroll's. Unfortunately, the little matter of their previous relationship and Kit's callous treatment of her when they were teenage sweethearts keeps getting in the way of her good intentions.
With encouragement from co-worker Don, romantic sister Olivia, and — astonishingly — the usually sceptical Great Uncle Charles, Marley decides to save this modern-day Mr Scrooge from himself, despite having no well-meaning ghosts to help her.
But revisiting the past doesn't just stir things up for Kit. As Marley struggles to deal with bittersweet memories, present-day events take a surprising turn. Can the future be changed, after all?
And is it only Kit who needs saving?
Cara Truelove has always been a romantic, burying her head in books and dreaming of being swept off her feet by her very own Brontë hero. When she was a gullible teenager, she believed boyfriend Seth to be a modern-day brooding Heathcliff. Fourteen years later, when Seth has proved to be more like Homer Simpson, Cara vows never to fall in love again, and turns her back on romance for good.
Leaving Seth behind, Cara secures a job as nanny at Morland Hall on the Yorkshire Moors, but is shocked to discover her new employer is none other than the tall, dark, and disturbingly handsome Mr Rochester.
Her resolve to be more level-headed is soon tested when strange things begin to happen at Morland Hall. Why is Mr Rochester's mother hidden away upstairs? What are the strange noises she hears from the attic? Why is the housekeeper so reluctant to leave her on her own? And where is Mr Rochester's mysterious wife?
As events unfold, Cara knows she must keep a cool head, curb her imagination – and resist Mr Rochester at all costs. After all, one Brontë hero in a lifetime is more than enough for any woman. Two would be downright greedy.
"A terrific book from a terrific author." ~ Antrim Cycle Book Reviews
"This book was just gorgeous, sheer enjoyment from beginning to end." ~ Being Anne Book Blog
"Ms Booth enchants us with her warm characters, fabulous Yorkshire setting and totally believable hero." ~ Amazon reviewer.
"My favourite of the Bramblewick series." ~ Amazon Reviewer
"I have read all of Sharon's previous stories and this ranks as one of my favourites." ~ Amazon Reviewer
Rachel Johnson has returned to her childhood home in Bramblewick, a small village on the North York Moors. Taking up a position as practice nurse at the village surgery, Rachel hopes she can rebuild her own life, and provide a better life for her young son, Sam.
But Folly Farm isn't what it used to be. Since the death of Rachel's father, the spark seems to have disappeared from her mother. No longer a working farm, the place seems neglected and sad.
Sam is clearly resentful of the changes in his life and, after a worrying incident at the school, Rachel fears that the move has come too late, Trying to settle into a new job, aware of her mother's obvious loneliness, and fretting over the state of the farm on top of everything else, her new start isn't working out as she'd hoped.
Xander North is a successful actor with a lot on his mind and a big decision to make. Bramblewick seems like the perfect place to stay while he contemplates his future.
But Xander has a big heart and a deep love for animals and, somehow, waifs and strays keep landing on his doorstep. Since he's in a rented cottage, what is he to do with them?
Xander has childhood memories of Folly Farm and wonders if the residents there can help him. But things have changed since he last visited and, despite a warm welcome from the owner, her daughter doesn't seem so sure of him.
As the summer rolls on, Xander and Rachel both have difficult choices to make. Should they go with their heads or their hearts?
Folly Farm has become the place of second chances for animals, but can it work its magic on two scared people?
Sky St Clair doesn't, and growing up in Castle Clair, a small town renowned for its mystical past and magical legends, she never felt she belonged.
Sky got away from Castle Clair as soon as she could, but when a run of bad luck leaves her homeless and jobless, she has little choice but to accept her sister Star's invitation to return home for the festive season.
When Star has an accident, Sky finds herself running the family's magical supplies shop. Wands, crystals, pendulums ... really? It's a tough job when she doesn't believe in the products she's selling, but how can she? Magic isn't real, no matter what her deluded siblings think.
Jethro Richmond doesn't believe in magic either. In fact, he doesn't believe in anything much anymore, which is proving to be a bit of a problem for a writer of fantasy novels. With a self-constructed wall around his heart as high as Clair Tower, and his dreams as ruined as the town’s ancient castle, he's lost all hope of repairing his tattered career. The last thing he needs is to get involved with a family like the St Clairs, and no matter what a certain little black cat seems to want Jethro has no intention of spending any time with Sky or her unusual sisters.
But this is a strange little town and, as the residents prepare to celebrate Christmas, Sky and Jethro might just discover that in Castle Clair, anything is possible. Even magic
A romantic comedy with a magical twist!
"Another wonderful book by Sharon Booth" ~ Antrim Cycle Book Blog
"Simply wonderful ... There was nothing I didn’t love about this book" ~ Being Anne Book Blog
"Warm, uplifting and original" ~ Amazon Reviewer
"Sharon Booth's novels should really be available on the national health!"~ Amazon Reviewer
New Doctor at Chestnut House
Christmas at the Country Practice
Fresh Starts at Folly Farm
A Merry Bramblewick Christmas
Summer at the Country Practice
Christmas at Cuckoo Nest Cottage.
The series is set in the pretty North York Moors village of Bramblewick. Follow the lives and loves of GPs Connor, Riley and Abbie, receptionists Anna and Holly, baker Nell, teachers Izzy, Ash and Jackson, and gardener Lewis, plus all their friends, families and neighbours.
From moving house to starting new jobs, getting married, having babies, rescuing animals and organising Nativity plays, in glorious summers and snowy Christmases - there's so much going on in Bramblewick!
What reviewers are saying about the series:
"I fell in love with Bramblewick village and its inhabitants and I only wish I could live there!"
"It was a real pleasure to be brought back to Bramblewick."
"Totally enjoyable. Reading the stories one after another. Can't put them down."
"Not only does she bring Yorkshire to life, she also writes very real people who love and fight and get on with living despite all."
"Although each of the books in the series features a love story, all of them are completely different."
Head to the North York Moors and discover the magic of Bramblewick for yourself.