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Trisha Ashley is a Sunday Times bestselling author of literary fiction and contemporary romance novels.

Born in St Helens, West Lancashire, her books have made it to the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller on multiple occasions.

Complete with a dark Lancashire sense of humor and gifted in Celtic creativity thanks to her Welsh grandmother, Trisha’s novels are set in rural West Lancashire, West Yorkshire and Wales.

A member of the Welsh Academi, a long-term member of the Society of Authors, and founding member of NW Novelistas Ink, Trisha currently lives in North Wales.

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Genres: Contemporary , Literary Fiction, Romance

United Kingdom


Non Series

  • Good Husband Material (2000)
  • The Urge to Jump (2001)
  • Every Woman for Herself (2002)
  • Singled Out (2003)
  • The Generous Gardener (2005)
  • Lord Rayven's Revenge (2007)
  • Happy Endings (2008)
  • Wish Upon a Star (2013)
  • Creature Comforts (2015)
  • A Christmas Cracker (2015)
  • The Little Teashop of Lost and Found (2017)
  • The House of Hopes and Dreams (2018)
  • The Christmas Invitation (2019)
  • The Garden of Forgotten Wishes (2020)

Lancashire Books

  1. The Magic of Christmas (2007)
  2. A Winter's Tale (2008)
  3. Wedding Tiers (2009)
  4. Chocolate Wishes (2010)
  5. The Twelve Days of Christmas (2010)
  6. Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues (2012)


  1. Finding Mr. Rochester (2014)
  2. A Piece of Cake (2014)
  3. A Vintage Christmas (2015)

Short Story Collection

  1. Footsteps in the Snow and other teatime treats (2014)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Good Husband Material

Reliable and good-looking, James is the perfect husband for Tish.

Other than the fact that her mother likes him, James is also a great dad, unlike Fergal –her good-for-nothing first love.

Her young love who left her behind to pursue his dreams of becoming an artist, Fergal is now a celebrity.

He shattered her heart, and James glued together the broken pieces.

With a lovely home in the countryside, their future is promisingly bright.

In as much as James loves going to the pub, nearly a decade of marriage has turned out pretty nicely.

But why is Mr. Right making Tish yearn for Mr. Wrong?

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2000
ISBN: 978-1847562814
Publisher: Avon
The Urge to Jump

Although Sappho Jones stopped keeping track of her birthday the moment she became thirty, nothing could ever make her forget that she’s almost reaching forty—not even the fact that she is terrible at math.

A single and unconventional woman living in a cottage in rural Wales, Sappho decides to inject some thrill into her life before she runs out of time.

A venturesome woman, Sappho has practically done everything else—except becoming a mother.

With the handsome potter Nye a potential mate, or perhaps a donor, will Sappho finally have a baby?

Given her current age, it’s either a baby or a cat.

NB: This book is also known as A Leap of Faith.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2001
ISBN: 978-0749932701
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Every Woman for Herself

Charlie is forced to make a fresh start after her husband demands for a divorce.

Single, penniless and on the verge of reaching forty, she has no other option but return to her hometown in the Yorkshire moors.

Although living under the same roof with her father and her unconventional siblings seems like a tough ask at the start, Charlie’s soul is actually replenished.

With no commitments and no expectation of being a wife, Charlie reignites her passion of painting.

But right when things start falling into place, the handsome and ill-tempered Mace North moves into town, turning Charlie’s life upside down.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-1847562821
Publisher: Avon
Singled Out

Charming, good-looking and enlightened, Cassandra Leigh had the best long-term partner.

The only problem was that Max was married.

Left alone after Max flies his wife to America, Cass comes to the late realization that Max will never be hers.

Worse off is that she can’t seem to find even a half-decent man.

Jason, her close friend, is invariably drawn to her, while Dante Chase, a property owner, is a man troubled by his past.

With Cass being auctioned at a local charity, Max, Jason and Dante get immersed into a bidding war.

Who will win between the three men?

NB: This book is also known as A Good Heart is Hard to Find.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-1784160876
Publisher: Transworld Pub
The Generous Gardener

Life in the peaceful rural community of St Ceridwen’s is turning out perfectly for Fran March, until her daughter, Rosie, starts asking about her real father.

That question would never have come up had her husband Mal spent less time having fun and more time with his family.

The thing is Rosie was unexpectedly born out of a one-night stand a number of years ago.

Things get intriguing when Gabriel Weston, the good-looking TV gardener and a figure from Fran's past, comes to the village to refurbish a dilapidated home.

So when Tom, Fran's ex-lover, also resurfaces, things move from bad to worse.

NB: This book is also known as Sowing Secrets.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-1847563101
Publisher: Avon
Lord Rayven's Revenge

Alys Weston is passionate about Gothic novels.

She discreetly writes them while her widowed father wastes her inheritance on alcohol.

When she has a terrible meeting with the dashing Lord Rayven in Harrogate, Alys decides to become a spinster.

Many years later, the two cross paths again in London where Lord Rayven reveals just how much he has never stopped thinking about her.

He seems to be following her wherever she goes.

Is he after vengeance, or perhaps after her for some other reason?

Is he the good guy or the bad guy here?

As she plunges into the shadowy and deadly life of a hell-fire club, her fate could depend on the answer.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0753181119
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Happy Endings

Tina Devino is a relatively accomplished author who aspires to one day become a bestseller.

Her clients also aspire to become bestselling authors.

You see, Tina is also a literary consultant who gives advice to aspiring authors.

Although she leads the way for others, Tina’s own life seems to be drifting out of course.

Her lover is growing increasingly distant while her position on the Salubrious fiction list is under threat from more exceptional writers.

Could Tina possibly find the fortune, fame and happy ending that she is desperate for?

NB: This book is also known as Written From The Heart.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-1784160883
Publisher: Black Swan
Wish Upon a Star

For single mom Cally, her young daughter Stella is her biggest priority.

Committed to a demanding job and looking after her beloved daughter, Cally has no room for love in her life.

In fact, the only romance she is ever getting invested in is the one in the rom-coms she watches.

When Stella however falls ill, Cally struggles to strike a balance between her job as a recipe writer and taking care of her little girl.

Enter the good-looking baker named Jago.

Equable and endearing, he seems like the perfect guy.

But Cally has been hurt before by Mr. Right.

Will Jago teach her how to love again?

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1847562784
Publisher: Avon
Creature Comforts

Izzy returns to her hometown in the quiet rural community of Halfhidden after ending her engagement to her good-for-nothing fiancé Kieran

Life in the countryside is however everything but serene.

Aside from the fact that she lives under the same roof as he deranged aunt Debo and her kennel of dogs, Izzy also has so many questions but very few answers.

Years ago, a teenaged Izzy was involved in a tragic accident that involved a number of the locals.

The desperation to uncover what truly happened that fateful night is however preventing her from finding real happiness.

Will a handsome stranger help her find love again?

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1847562791
Publisher: Harper Collins
A Christmas Cracker

Tabby is left jobless after being set up for a crime that she never committed.

Just when things can’t seem to get worse, her boyfriend breaks up with her and gives her cat away to a shelter.

A blessing however comes in the form of Mercy.

Seasoned when it comes to rescuing waifs and strays, Mercy is willing to help Tabby revive her struggling cracker business.

Together, they’ll save Marwood’s Magical Christmas Crackers.

Things are however never that easy.

Randal—Mercy’s nephew—is determined to jeopardize their efforts; convinced that Tabby is a chiseler.

But in the season of miracles, one may take place under the mistletoe.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1847562807
Publisher: Avon
The Little Teashop of Lost and Found

Abandoned as a child on the Yorkshire moors not far from Haworth, Alice Rose was adopted as a baby, only to be cast off by a wicked step-mother.

Struggling to find a place she can call home, she turns to baking, as the aroma of cinnamon and citrus makes her feel at home.

Upon returning to Haworth, the closest thing to home that she has, Alice takes over a tiny dilapidated teashop with the hopes of baking and establishing an afternoon tea emporium.

In the process, Alice meets an affectionate neighbor who not only helps her settle down into her home but also attempts to help her solve secrets about her past.

With more unexpected revelations along the way, will Alice ever find true happiness?

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1784160913
Publisher: Black Swan
The House of Hopes and Dreams

When Carey Revell inherits their family’s ancestral home, it becomes both a blessing and a curse.

Although Mossby is large, it hosts bitter relatives determined not to leave.

Shattered after losing his job as a TV interior designer and dumped by his girlfriend, the inheritance comes as a welcome distraction to Carey.

Angel Arrowsmith lived and worked with her artist mentor and partner for a decade until their time of death.

Now wounded and alone with neither a place to stay nor a means of earning a living, everything changes for the better when she reconnects with her old friend Carey.

Will the two find happiness in a house that has a dark secret?

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B072K1JVQL
Publisher: Transworld Digital
The Christmas Invitation

Recuperating from a sickness, Meg is not in the mood for the festive season.

If anything, she never celebrated Christmas where she was raised.

When she however receives an offer to leave London and move to the snowy countryside in the period leading up to Christmas, curiosity gets the better of her.

Assigned the responsibility of painting two portraits, Meg immediately gets to work, vowing to leave right before the celebrations.

Everything however changes when she crosses paths with Lex—a figure from her past.

Although she tries running away from him and secrets from their past, the magic of Christmas will take centre stage.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1787632189
Publisher: Bantam
The Garden of Forgotten Wishes

Marnie is desperate for a fresh start having lost her best years in a terrible marriage.

Determined to have a place of her own, she moves to the rural Lancashire community that her mother often spoke about.

With only two green thumbs, Marnie starts working as a gardener—a job that comes with her own tiny house.

She has a lovely garden with beautiful roses, albeit rough around the edges due to the negligence of her neighbor, Ned Mars.

Once a trouble-free guy back in college, Ned is now a shattered man thanks to a recent relationship.

Could a summer spent together in horticulture help heal their broken hearts?

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B081KYSHVV
Publisher: Transworld Digital

Lancashire Books

The Magic of Christmas

Disaster strikes in the beautiful village of Middlemoss, Lancashire right when Lizzy is about to leave her philandering husband, Tom.

The good thing is that she has a distraction in the form of the Christmas Pudding Circle, where friends exchange seasonal recipes—on top of her competitive streak with local cookery writer Nick.

As the entire village prepares for the yearly Boxing Day Mystery Play, the question arises as to who will play Adam, with Lizzy playing Eve.

Will it be the beguiling and good-looking soap star Ritch, or perhaps someone much closer than everyone thinks?

Whatever the case, this looks set to be the most memorable Christmas ever!

NB: This book is also known as Sweet Nothings.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-1847561169
Publisher: Harper Collins
A Winter's Tale

When single mom Sophy Winter surprisingly inherits Winter's End, a dilapidated mansion in the picturesque rural Lancashire, it’s like a dream come true.

But other than the fact that it’s a ramshackle home, the place also hosts strange inhabitants.

When it is discovered that Winter's End once housed a youthful Shakespeare, the whole Sticklepond community becomes curious as to what Sophy will do with the place, none more so than the delightful Jack Lewis.

But is he really attracted to Sophy, or her newfound wealth?

Meanwhile, does Seth, Sophy’s handsome head gardener, love anything other than gardening?

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-1847560148
Publisher: Avon
Wedding Tiers

Childhood lovers Josie Gray and Ben Richards have always wanted to reside in the picturesque countryside.

So when Josie inherits a house in Neatslake, Lancashire from her grandmother, it’s like a dream come true for them.

Upon moving there, Josie starts a wedding cake business, while Ben’s reputation as an artist increases.

The sleepy town however turns into a hub of activities when Libby Martin, Josie's old friend, returns to the countryside to organize a splendid wedding.

However, when Josie's romance with Ben takes a turn for the worse, it will take the effort of wedding photographer Noah Sephton to save their relationship.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-1847561138
Publisher: Harper Collins
Chocolate Wishes

Chloe Lyon runs a confectionery in the beautiful Lancashire village of Sticklepond where she accompanies every sweet food with a prediction for every customer.

But for someone who predicts the life of others, Chloe could never have forecasted being left at the altar.

Rumors then go wild when the new Vicar arrives in Sticklepond.

Word is that Sinclair is not only the former lead of rock band 'Mortal Ruin', but he is also the man who shattered Chloe's heart.

With a pivotal part of her past now part of her life, would it be so wrong for Chloe to wish for a happily ever after?

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1847561145
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Twelve Days of Christmas

Holly Brown has always hated Christmas.

So when the young widow is requested to take care of a distant house in Lancashire, it’s the perfect excuse to avoid the holiday celebrations. The picturesque village is however the worst possible place for someone desperate not to celebrate Christmas.

Sculptor Jude Martland won’t be celebrating Christmas this time round.

Why bother being around family when his own brother stole his fiancée?

Upon surprisingly returning on Christmas Eve, Jude is shocked to find Holly holding the one family party he vowed not to attend.

Trapped in a snowstorm, Holly and Jude will have the most unforgettable twelve days of Christmas!

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1847561152
Publisher: Harper Collins
Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues

Upon inheriting a decrepit shoe shop in Sticklepond, Tansy Poole upgrades it to a wedding footwear store called ‘Cinderella’s Slippers’.

Soon afterwards, the shop starts selling various shoe-themed items that would impress any shoe aficionado.

But whereas Tansy’s business is booming, her personal life is in chaos.

She has not only made shocking discoveries about her family, but her fiancé’s expectations on her wedding dress are quite unrealistic.

Actor Ivo Hawksley, who lives next to Tansy’s shop, moved to Sticklepond to heal his shattered heart.

However, what Tansy and Ivo don’t know is that they share a past which will bring them together.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1847562777
Publisher: Avon


Finding Mr. Rochester

Tired of her dreadful love life, promising author and passionate Bronte fan Eleri Groves makes the life-changing decision of moving to a distant farm cottage in Yorkshire.

Residing in the land of the Brontes certainly has to be better than her life at home.

Furthermore, the picturesque and serene environment could provide her with the much needed inspiration for her next book.

However, the last thing that she expects to find is her very own Mr Rochester and a lot more than she had anticipated.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00IFRMIU0
Publisher: Avon
A Piece of Cake

Kate is a professional cake-maker committed to become successful in her field.

As such she has no room for a man in her life, let alone an uncouth and sports-obsessed man like Wes.

He is certainly not the type of man that would ever make her have butterflies in her stomach.

However, while at the wedding of her best friend, they are hit with one problem after the other.

It’s only then that Kate starts seeing the other side of Wes.

Could Kate have been too prejudicial?

Could love be the best thing of all?

This is a fascinating e-book short story by Sunday Times bestselling author Trisha Ashley.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00IWTKY5M
Publisher: Avon
A Vintage Christmas

Lucy can’t wait to have her nuptials this Christmas.

To her, nothing would be better than a small and easy-to-organize ceremony next to a huge Christmas tree surrounded by friends and family.

However, Lucy’s mother thinks otherwise.

She will go all out for her daughter’s wedding, having been saving all her life for it.

With the kind of plans she has in mind, Christmas is too soon for a wedding.

On top of that, her mother-in-law is livid that her son proposed to a disreputable woman.

With problems at every turn, it will take a Christmas miracle for everything to go smoothly.

This is a fascinating e-book short story by Sunday Times bestselling author Trisha Ashley.

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00MT9E3ZS
Publisher: Avon

Short Story Collection

Footsteps in the Snow and other teatime treats

This is fascinating collection of short stories by Sunday Times bestselling author Trisha Ashley.

From novels to articles on magazines, Trisha Ashley has been passionate about writing for her entire life.

This exclusive book is therefore a collection of her work put together in a one edition.

The tales found in the book include:
One Man’s Treasure
Tipping the Scales
Melting Moments
Honey and Spice
Breaking the Ice
A Bit of Christmas Relish
Not Just for Christmas
Footsteps in the Snow
Slightly Cracked
A Kitten too Far
The Cinderella Dress

Author: Trisha Ashley
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00KFEH0WM
Publisher: Avon