White Lies and Wishes

White Lies and Wishes

A funny and heartwarming rom-com from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Summer that Changed Us


A feel-good romantic comedy guaranteed to warm your heart and make you smile. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson

'A life-affirming read which will make you feel like anything is possible' Daily Express
'Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!' Katie Fforde

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

Jo, Sarah and Carrie lead very different lives but meet by chance one winter's day at a funeral.

A chance encounter at a funeral on a winter's day is all it takes for the lives and dreams of Jo, Sarah and Carrie to intersect. Death has a funny has of showing you what you really want out of life... or so they say anyway.

In a moment of 'Carpe Diem' madness, this unlikely trio embark on a mission to make their wishes come true by September. There's nothing to stop them from achieving their dreams - except those little white lies we all tell...

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 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...

With hidden issues, hidden talents and hidden demons to overcome, these new friends must admit to what they really, really want if they are even to get their happy endings.

Readers love White Lies and Wishes

***** 'A lovely story of friendship and love, with lots of laugh out loud moments'
***** 'A wonderful, warm-hearted romantic read. I loved it!'
***** 'You can't help but fall in love with all of the characters'


  • A testament to the transformative power of friendship, White Lies & Wishes is a life-affirming read which will make you feel like anything is possible.
    Daily Express

About the author

Cathy Bramley

Cathy Bramley is the Sunday Times bestselling author of romantic comedies including Wickham Hall, The Lemon Tree Café, Hetty's Farmhouse Bakery and A Match Made in Devon. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her family.

Her recent career as a full-time writer of light-hearted, romantic fiction has come as somewhat of a lovely surprise after spending eighteen years running her own marketing agency. However, she has been always an avid reader, never without a book on the go and now thinks she may have found her dream job!

Cathy loves to hear from her readers. You can get in touch via her website or on social media.
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