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The Lemon Tree Café

Cathy Bramley

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

The Lemon Tree Cafe was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.

When Rosie Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at the Lemon Tree Cafe – a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire – feels like the perfect way to keep busy.

Surrounded by the rich scent of espresso, delicious biscotti and juicy village gossip, Rosie soon finds herself falling for her new way of life. But she is haunted by a terrible secret, one that even the appearance of a handsome new face can't quite help her move on from.

Then disaster looms and the cafe’s fortunes are threatened . . . and Rosie discovers that her nonna has been hiding a dark past of her own. With surprises, betrayal and more than one secret brewing, can she find a way to save the Lemon Tree Cafe and help both herself and Nonna achieve the happy endings they deserve?

Your favourite authors have loved reading bestseller Cathy Bramley:

'Delightful!' Katie Fforde
'Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson
'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley

The Lemon Tree Café - Part Four

Cathy Bramley

This is Part Four in a four-part serial from Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Cathy Bramley.

Inspired by her recent visit to Sorrento, Rosie Featherstone has given The Lemon Tree Café a full Italian makeover, and with sister Lia now giving the menu a delicious twist, business is booming again! With the new spring in Nonna’s step too, life truly couldn’t be better.

The only thing left standing in the way of Rosie’s happiness is Gabe’s shock announcement… How could he betray her like that? Determined not to let it get to her, Rosie decides to shut Gabe out of her heart.

But when a family emergency throws them back together again, can she put aside the hurt of her past and embrace the happy ending she deserves?

The Lemon Tree Cafe is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Rosie Featherstone in friendship, family and second chances. This is the fourth and final part.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley:

‘Full of joy and fun’ Milly Johnson
‘Delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘I love Cathy’s writing and her characters - her books are delicious’ Rachael Lucas
‘Perfect feel-good loveliness’ Miranda Dickinson

The Lemon Tree Café - Part Three

Cathy Bramley

This is Part Three in a four-part serial from Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Cathy Bramley.

Still reeling from a shock revelation, the Featherstone family rallies together, and for Rosie this means that life at The Lemon Tree Café is temporarily on hold.

She and Nonna take a trip to Italy, and as they visit the gorgeous town on the Amalfi coast where Rosie’s grandmother grew up, they have the opportunity to put some family secrets to rest – with a few unexpected discoveries along the way!

But delving into the past gets Rosie thinking about her own… Can she finally unburden her heart and tell Gabe her biggest secret? But just as she is starting to feel closer to him than ever, he shares a surprise all of his own, one which leaves Rosie wondering whether he is truly the man she thought he was…

The Lemon Tree Cafe is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Rosie Featherstone in friendship, family and second chances. This is the third part.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley:

‘Full of joy and fun’ Milly Johnson
‘Delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘I love Cathy’s writing and her characters - her books are delicious’ Rachael Lucas
‘Perfect feel-good loveliness’ Miranda Dickinson

The Lemon Tree Café - Part Two

Cathy Bramley

This is Part Two in a four-part serial from Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Cathy Bramley.

Things couldn’t have changed more for Rosie Featherstone over the last month. There’s simply no place she’d rather be now than at The Lemon Tree Café – and as its new manager, no less!

There’s love in the air too, as a budding romance could be on the cards with Gabe, although Rosie isn’t quite ready to open her heart again completely. The secret she’s kept hidden for years still haunts her…

Then something happens to threaten everything that Rosie holds dear, and she has to spring into action to save both the café and her fledgling relationship. But there’s another surprise in store . . . a shock confession from a family member. Who would have thought that Rosie is not the only one with a secret?

The Lemon Tree Cafe is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Rosie Featherstone in friendship, family and second chances. This is the second part.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley:

‘Full of joy and fun’ Milly Johnson
‘Delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘I love Cathy’s writing and her characters - her books are delicious’ Rachael Lucas
‘Perfect feel-good loveliness’ Miranda Dickinson

The Lemon Tree Café - Part One

Cathy Bramley

This is Part One in a four-part serial from Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Cathy Bramley.

Rosie Featherstone loves her high-flying job at a social media firm. So what if she isn’t married and settled like her sister? A relationship would only get in the way of this workaholic’s hectic schedule!

So when she unexpectedly finds herself at a loose end for a month, Rosie keeps busy by helping her Italian nonna serve espressos and biscotti at the Lemon Tree Café, a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire.

Worryingly though, the café’s fortunes seem to have taken a turn for the worse since Rosie last went home. But with Nonna blind to the truth and angry at the idea of anyone interfering, the two are soon at loggerheads.

However, just when Rosie decides it’s time to head back to reality, an old acquaintance suddenly reappears, and the prospect of life at the Lemon Tree Café begins to seem more appetizing . . .

The Lemon Tree Cafe is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Rosie Featherstone in friendship, family and second chances. This is the first part.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley:

‘Full of joy and fun’ Milly Johnson
‘Delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘I love Cathy’s writing and her characters - her books are delicious’ Rachael Lucas
‘Perfect feel-good loveliness’ Miranda Dickinson

White Lies and Wishes

Cathy Bramley

What happens when what you wish for is only half the story...?

Three strangers and a funeral, that’s all it takes for these women’s lives and wishes to intersect. Death has a funny way of showing you what you really want out of life… or so they say, anyway.

Jo is flirty and a little after thirty, but what she really wants is to get her business back on track and conquer her fear of heights. That’s what she’ll say when asked, anyway. She has things to prove and finding love can always wait…

Sarah has the best of both worlds, baby in one hand and job in the other. All she wants is to get that promotion, then all those missed bath times will be worth it. So she says, anyway. She can’t stop to think about it too long or she might drop something…

All Carrie wants is to shift the excess pounds and look good for summer. Wearing a bikini is all she has ever desired. So she has always said, anyway. But it’s not the only weight she’s carrying, dark secrets from her past are threatening to surface…

So the three unlikely new friends set themselves a deadline to get their lives in order; juggling blokes, babies and bikini bottoms along the way. There’s nothing to stop them from achieving their dreams – except those little white lies we all tell…

A feel-good romantic comedy that's guaranteed to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.

Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘Engaging characters and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy’ Miranda Dickinson
‘The perfect romantic tale, to warm your heart and make you smile.’ Ali McNamara

Comfort and Joy

Cathy Bramley

**Contains recipes!**

Curl up with this fabulously feel-good short story from bestseller Cathy Bramley, full of joy and sparkle.

It’s been a busy year for Verity Bloom at the Plumberry School of Comfort Food, but Christmas Eve is finally here. With delicious treats all wrapped up and the ingredients packed away, Verity is looking forward to a relaxing few days with her new boyfriend.

Good food, family and friends – it’s a simple recipe for true comfort and joy, and all Verity’s friends in the village are full of excitement about the holidays too.

But the weather has other plans in store… Relentless rain leads to a power cut that spells disaster for many of Plumberry’s residents. It’s starting to look like this year’s celebrations could be a total washout.

With dreams of a perfect Christmas dashed, will the last of the festive cheer be swept away in the downpour? Or can Verity cook up a miracle for everyone she holds dear?

Readers have been loving Comfort and Joy!
'A deliciously romantic winter treat' Rachael Lucas

'The descriptions of food and drink in this story are just wonderful! I loved it . . . A delicious festive treat with lots of lovely surprises!' One More Page

'The perfect fireside read to touch the heart . . . Read it!' Linda's Book Bag

'Imagine everything good about Christmas - friends, family, kindness, love, laughter and generosity . . . A perfect read. I loved this' Crooks on Books

'An absolute gem' Laura Bambrey Books

'Full of warmth, romance and Christmas magic!' Christie Barlow

'Cathy always manages to create likeable characters and really get across that sense of community' Laura's Little Book Blog

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food

Cathy Bramley

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.

Putting other people first doesn’t always mean you have to come second…

Verity has lost everything she loved; her best friend and baking companion has died, taking with her their shared passion for cooking. To top it off, it looks like her career and love life might soon follow suit.

Although she’s very much in need of some time for herself, Verity instead leaps at the opportunity to help a friend find her feet and help establish a cooking school. Just as long as she doesn’t have to cook anything! Even so, it’s all far from easy, even with the comfort of new friendship and a taste of fresh romance.

So when tragedy strikes at the very heart of the cookery school Verity once again risks losing everything. Can Verity find the magic ingredient for Plumberry?

Above all else, can she finally write her own recipe for happiness and finally put herself first?

A heartwarming and romantic story certain to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.

Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘Engaging characters and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part Four

Cathy Bramley

Since she started working at Plumberry, Verity Bloom is happier than she’s been in years. So when an unexpected tragedy leaves her feeling bittersweet, she is all the more determined to see the cookery school flourish.

But after a misunderstanding, her budding romance seems to be cooling down, and Verity’s plans for the future look like they might be crumbling. To patch things up, it might be time for Verity to open up about her past and share her secrets with Tom . . .

But with big decisions on the horizon, can Verity find the magic ingredient for The Plumberry School of Comfort Food while writing her own recipe for happiness?

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. This is the final part.

Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance . . . This is delightful! Katie Fforde
'Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part Three

Cathy Bramley

After years of fish finger sandwiches, Verity Bloom is falling back in love with food again – thanks to The Plumberry School of Comfort Food. And with the success of the cookery school's TV appearance and Tom’s sudden disappearance, it’s not just sparks in the kitchen that are flying.

There are more events lined up, so Verity and the team have to put their noses to the grindstone. Easier said than done when Verity is also looking after Gloria, who is still wobbly after her fall, and taking stock of her future at Plumberry . . .

But as romance begins to properly simmer, will an unexpected turn of events change everything for Verity and the team?

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. This is the third part.

Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
'Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance. This is delightful! Katie Fforde
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part Two

Cathy Bramley

Despite the drama of the opening day, Verity and the rest of the team are determined to tighten up their apron strings and make a success of the cookery school – even their previously hot-tempered chef is showing his soft side and getting stuck in.

The charming village of Plumberry is working its magic on Verity too, and as Verity's plans for a major event at the cookery school come together, the whole community starts to get involved...

But as friendships bubble and a sprinkling of romance is added to the mix, will Verity get her fingers burnt just when things were looking peachy?

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts - following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. This is Part Two.

Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
'Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!' Katie Fforde
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part One

Cathy Bramley

Verity Bloom hasn't been interested in cooking anything more complicated than the perfect fish finger sandwich, ever since she lost her best friend and baking companion two years ago.

But an opportunity to help a friend is about to land her right back in the heart of the kitchen! The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is due to open in a few weeks’ time and has rather gone off the boil. It needs the kind of great ideas that only Verity could cook up . . .

But as Verity tries to balance stirring up publicity, keeping their top chef sweet and soothing her aching heart, will her move to Plumberry prove to be a sheer delight . . . or a recipe for disaster?

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. 'Food, Glorious Food' is the first part.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘Delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy’ Miranda Dickinson

Wickham Hall

Cathy Bramley

Bestseller Wickham Hall was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.

Seeking: Events Co-ordinator – highly organised, a good communicator with an ability to adapt to the unexpected …

Holly has her life all planned out, she’s pretty sure everything can be confined to a clipboard or a to-do list. A perfect candidate to plan events at Wickham Hall – the beautiful country manor that rests at the heart of the village. Holly has always felt an unusual kinship with the old house. It might just be the place where Holly can uncover the secrets of the past and find out who she truly is.

In the meantime, there’s lots to plan at Wickham Hall; family weddings, summer festivals and Christmas grottos litter the calendar. But life and love can still surprise you… Something Holly learns when sparks fly with her new boss Ben and it seems nothing can extinguish the flames of desire…

Life just isn’t as easy to organise as an event at Wickham Hall (and even those don’t always run smoothly…). Can Holly learn to let go, live in the moment and enjoy the unexpected?

After all, life is what happens when you’re making plans…

A charming and romantic story certain to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley:
‘Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Wickham Hall - Part Four

Cathy Bramley

Outside the frost is glistening and inside the fairy lights are twinkling, making Wickham Hall even more beautiful than ever. While overseeing the hall’s very own winter wonderland, Holly is kept busy making lists and checking them all twice. It’s almost enough to keep her mind off her one and only winter wish...
But life isn’t as easily organised as an event at Wickham Hall (and even those usually have their complications). Can Holly learn to let go and live in the moment? After all, that’s when the magic really happens…
Wickham Hall is an utterly feel-good story told in four parts – following Holly Swift’s attempt at organising her own happy-ever-after, one catastrophe at a time. White Christmas is part four.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life – love and gardening!’ Fern Britton
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Conditional Love

Cathy Bramley

What surprises might life have in store for you?

A takeaway, TV and tea with two sugars is about as exciting as it gets for thirty-something Sophie Stone. Sophie’s life is safe and predictable, which is just the way she likes it, thank you very much.

But when a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance, Sophie has to accept that change is afoot. There is one big catch: in order to inherit, Sophie must agree to meet the father she has never seen.

Saying ‘yes’ means the chance to build her own dream home, but she’ll also have to face the past and hear some uncomfortable truths…

With interference from an evil boss, warring parents, an unreliable boyfriend and an architect who puts his foot in it every time he opens his mouth, will Sophie be able to build a future on her own terms - and maybe even find love along the way?

A totally charming, modern love story for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley.

Praise for Cathy Bramley:
'Delightfully warm and with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy . . . I highly recommend it!' Miranda Dickinson

Wickham Hall - Part Three

Cathy Bramley

Autumn is unfurling at Wickham Hall and everyone is excited about the upcoming bonfire night event – set to be the biggest and brightest ever in the hall’s history. Romance is definitely flickering between Holly and Ben too, as Holly’s life at home finally settles down.
But as one fire is put out another bursts into life, and the whole team at Wickham Hall find themselves under pressure. Will the majestic firework display end in tragedy?
Wickham Hall is an utterly feel-good story told in four parts – following Holly Swift’s attempt at organising her own happy-ever-after, one catastrophe at a time. Sparks Fly is part three.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life – love and gardening!’ Fern Britton
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Appleby Farm

Cathy Bramley

Appleby Farm was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.

Sometimes the life you want isn’t the one you need…

Freya has skirted through life, drifting from place to place and job to job. Always restless, it seems she’s finally found a place to settle down (with a sexy boyfriend to match) in a small and cosy town. But she still finds herself thinking of the rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home: Appleby Farm. They’re only dreams though… there’s a life right here ready to be lived.

But a phone call rocks the new life she has built. Tragedy has threatened Appleby Farm and Freya makes the choice to return home, leaving her lovely boyfriend and safe job behind. But maybe the grass at Appleby Farm will be a shade greener this time…

Now, ever-restless Freya must finally make a choice about what she’d like her life to be. With two lives, two men and two futures to choose from… who does she really want to be?

Appleby Farm is a charming, funny and romantic story for anyone looking for a feel-good, light-hearted read, from the author of bestselling Ivy Lane.

Praise for Cathy Bramley:
'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
'Rustic romance at its very best with a charming cast of characters - warm and endearing and engaging. As comforting as hot tea and toast made on the Aga!' Veronica Henry
'A lovely, sunny, gem of a book' Alexandra Brown

Wickham Hall - Part Two

Cathy Bramley

Summertime at Wickham Hall is hard to beat. The sun is out, the gardens are in full bloom, and the Summer Festival is just around the corner.
With a clipboard in one hand and her diary in the other, Holly Swift is in her element. She’s even warming to Ben, her unorganised, spontaneous (if very attractive) boss who occasionally drives her mad.
But as the festival rolls near, a family secret from the past threatens to rain down on Holly’s parade. Can she weather the storm, or is this a problem not even Holly can plan her way out of?
Wickham Hall is an utterly feel-good story told in four parts – following Holly Swift’s attempt at organising her own happy-ever-after, one catastrophe at a time. Summer Secrets is part two.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life – love and gardening!’ Fern Britton
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Wickham Hall - Part One

Cathy Bramley

Holly Swift has just landed the job of her dreams: events co-ordinator at Wickham Hall, the beautiful manor home that sits proudly at the heart of the village where she grew up.
Her first major event is a spring wedding of royal proportions. Holly has every detail covered, so all she has to do is keep calm and carry on… Easier said than done!
As the church bells ring, little does Holly know that come Monday, she’ll have a new boss. And it might not exactly be a match made in heaven…
Wickham Hall is an utterly feel-good story told in four parts – following Holly Swift’s attempt at organising her own happy-ever-after, one catastrophe at a time – beginning with Hidden Treasures.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life – love and gardening!’ Fern Britton
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Appleby Farm - Part Four

Cathy Bramley

Running her own business is every bit as thrilling as Freya hoped it would be, but hectic too – she barely has time for a cup of tea!
And her latest venture is looking promising too. Nestled in rolling hills, surrounded by glittering lakes, and with a gorgeous old house at its heart, Appleby Farm is the perfect spot for a rustic wedding. As Freya throws herself into organizing a beautiful celebration, she begins to see a prosperous future for Appleby Farm. But who is the lucky bride?
Finally, things are looking up for the little piece of Cumbria that Freya has fallen in love with all over again . . . So will she at last get her own happy ending?
Appleby Farm is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Freya Moorcroft in love, friendship and a spot of farming. Love Is In The Air is part four. It features some friendly faces who appeared in Cathy's bestselling series, Ivy Lane, but it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone story.
Each part of Appleby Farm contains 10 chapters.

Praise for Cathy Bramley and Ivy Lane:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life – love and gardening!’ Fern Britton
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Cathy Bramley

Biography

Cathy Bramley is the author of the bestselling romantic comedies Ivy Lane, Appleby Farm and Wickham Hall (all four-part serialised novels) and Conditional Love. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her family.