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Veronica Henry is a British author of chick-lit and contemporary romance novels.

Raised as a military child, she attended eight different schools.

Veronica attended Bristol University where she studied Classics, before supplementing it with a bi-lingual secretarial course.

She has worked as a production secretary, a script editor and a freelance scriptwriter.

Veronica, who got her first publishing deal in 2000, also writes lifestyle articles for newspapers and magazines such as Woman and Home, Red, The Daily Mail, Woman and The Sunday Times.

She is a regular speaker at Literary Festivals, libraries, and charity events.

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Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary , Romance

United Kingdom


Non Series

  • Wild Oats (2004)
  • An Eligible Bachelor (2005)
  • Love On the Rocks (2006)
  • Marriage and Other Games (2009)
  • The Birthday Party (2010)
  • The Long Weekend (2012)
  • A Sea Change (2013)
  • Christmas at the Crescent (2013)
  • A Night On the Orient Express (2013)
  • High Tide (2015)
  • How to Find Love in a Book Shop (2016)
  • The Forever House (2017)
  • A Family Recipe (2018)
  • A Home from Home (2019)
  • The Impulse Purchase (2022)


  1. The Anniversary (Edited by Veronica Henry) (2016)


  1. Tweetie Pie: 140 ways To Say I Love You (2011)


  1. The Apple Orchard (2017)

The Beach Hut Series

  1. The Beach Hut (2010)
  2. The Beach Hut Next Door (2014)
  3. Christmas at the Beach Hut (2018)
  4. A Wedding at the Beach Hut (2020)
  5. A Day at the Beach Hut (2021)

Honeycote Series

  1. A Country Christmas (2002)
  2. A Country Life (2018)
  3. A Country Wedding (2018)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Wild Oats

Nothing seems to be going as planned when Jamie Wilding moves back to her hometown.

Her beautiful Shropshire village of Upper Faviell isn’t the same place that she left following the demise of her mother.

Jamie’s penniless father is acting like a juvenile, her best friend's marriage is on the rocks, and the man who stole her heart years ago looks set on purchasing her lovely family home.

As she struggles to calm the storm in her life, Jamie must face a long family dispute and some shocking revelations about her father.

It’s only by doing so that she can follow the wishes of her heart.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-1409146919
Publisher: Orion
An Eligible Bachelor

What would you do if you woke up with not only the worst hang-over in the world, but also a new fiancée?

For Guy, he just tries not to freak out?

Besides, Richenda is stunning, popular, and accomplished.

However, when reports of the engagement between the heir of Eversleigh Manor and the beloved host of prime-time television spread, Guy can’t help but ponder whether he made a reckless decision, more so when he encounters a new worker at the Manor who seems to enjoy irritating him.

But between having a son who wants a father and an ex who resurfaces unexpectedly, Honor already has her plate full.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-1409148395
Publisher: Orion
Love On the Rocks

When Rocks Hotel, the dilapidated building in Mariscombe, is put up for auction, lovers Lisa and George move one step closer to fulfilling their dreams after their bid is accepted.

However, their hopes are quickly diminished after Bruno Thorne, their nemesis and owner of the Mariscombe Hotel, makes it apparent that he will stop at nothing to sabotage them.

Elsewhere, Molly, a local chambermaid, is hiding a secret which will shake the whole village to the core.

As if that were not enough, a surprise visitor shows up.

From the look of things, everybody in Mariscombe is moving closer and closer to the edge.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-1409147077
Publisher: Orion
Marriage and Other Games

Charlotte Briggs is left devastated after her husband Ed is put behind bars for fraud.

Cast off by everyone around them, she relocates to Exmoor to heal her shattered heart.

There, she discovers that she isn’t the only one whose life is in chaos.

Sebastian, the controversial one in the British art scene, is trying to find inspiration through liquor, while Fitch, who tied the knot with the lively Hayley, has found marital life to be unbearable.

Meanwhile, Penny, the local GP who recently got divorced, is resolved not to spend her middle age bitter and alone.

As the four cross paths, they form a bond which could perhaps turn into something more.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-1409103332
Publisher: Orion
The Birthday Party

Throughout her turbulent marriage to the intemperate Raf, Delilah has lived in the judgmental eyes of the media.

Now on the verge of marking a landmark birthday, invitations aren’t the only things on her mind.

Raf on the other hand has other commitments, having been offered an irresistible part in a movie.

However, will he fall victim to the very temptations that he has strived so hard to overcome over the last decade?

Meanwhile, Delilah's three beautiful daughters are working on their own careers, oblivious of the fact that the media is waiting for them to mess up.

This is poised to be one party unlike any other.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1409120605
Publisher: Orion
The Long Weekend

Claire Marlowe is the owner of a dock-side hotel in Cornwall, while Luca is her charming chef.

Although everything seems to be going perfectly under Claire’s eye, the unforeseen arrival of a strange visitor quickly changes everything.

Meanwhile, other visitors also arrive at the hotel with their own fair share of problems.

For instance, a couple is hoping to distract themselves from a family disaster; a man is desperate to fix things after an act of infidelity; and a youthful woman believes that the tiny village in Cornwall could help answer questions about her past.

A troubling weekend is about to begin at the beautiful hotel.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1409135463
Publisher: Orion
A Sea Change

Jenna isn’t bothered by the fact she is popularly referred to as The Ice Cream Girl.

Besides, selling ice cream on Everdene beach and putting a smile on people’s faces isn’t the least desirable job in the world.

Craig is always found at the beach hut in Everdene which he leases out with a couple of his friends.

It’s a task that is quite different from what he is used to as a police officer, which is why he is surfing his heart out.

So one day, while enjoying himself, he crosses paths with a young and beautiful woman.

Craig and Jenna’s lives will never be the same again.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1409104018
Publisher: Orion
Christmas at the Crescent

Christmas is right around the corner in Pelham Crescent.

Life has never been the same again for Josie Ballard after Giles abandoned her and their newly born child.

Having forgone her career as a chef and now working harder than ever to provide for herself and her child, Josie is busy preparing puddings which she will sell at Bath Christmas Market.

In the process, she meets a new neighbor.

For Giles, life with his elegant new girlfriend Rebecca isn’t as exciting as he had expected.

So when he learns about Josie’s new good-looking neighbor, he decides to fulfill his parental obligations.

This will be Christmas like no other.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B00FYUM4XW
Publisher: Orion
A Night On the Orient Express

This was to be nothing more than a trip from London to Venice on the Orient Express.

However, for a group of passengers making their way into their seats and sipping on some champagne, this will be one unforgettable trip.

A puzzling task; a vow made on a friend’s deathbed; an unforeseen proposal; and a secret that goes back a lifetime.

With the train snaking its way through, secrets, revelations and appointments will unravel in the most amorous and notorious location on the planet.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1409135470
Publisher: Orion
High Tide

There’s always something exciting in the tiny town of Pennfleet.

When Kate travels to clear out the family residence after her mom’s demise, she encounters a mysterious letter that changes her life.

Between his deli and two spirited teenagers, Single dad Sam doesn’t have room for love in his life—until he finds love. But what impact will it have on his children?

Nathan enjoys making picnic cruises along the river, until a kiss with the widow of the wealthiest man in Pennfleet changes everything.

She may be a widow, but that was the best experience that Vanessa has had in years. But will she live on her own terms?

There will be fireworks in Pennfleet.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1409146858
Publisher: Orion
How to Find Love in a Book Shop

Nightingale Books, in the picturesque town of Peasebrook, may be a haven for avid readers, but owner Emilia Nightingale is tempted to sell the place.

To Sarah Basildon, who owns a lavish Manor in the area, the bookshop is her escape. It has been for the last couple of years.

However, are there other reasons behind her visit?

The timid Thomasina has fallen for a guy that she recently crossed paths with. Will she be brave enough to reveal her feelings?

Will Emilia fulfill the needs of her loyal clients, and the vow that she made to her dad?

Will Nightingale Books survive?

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1409146896
Publisher: Orion
The Forever House

There is no better 'forever' house than Hunter's Moon.

Beautifully located near a river in the Peasebrook valley, the Willoughby family has owned the home for more than five decades.

Belinda Baxter, a real estate agent, is set on finding an ideal family that will make Hunter's Moon their new home.

However, with the sale of the house comes a shocking family revelation.

Confronted with terrible family secrets, Belinda has no other option but to face her unsettling past.

Suitable for lovers of Erica James, Lucy Diamond and Harriet Evans, this is the perfect book for anybody who needs a hug.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1409166573
Publisher: Orion
A Family Recipe

On the verge of having an empty nest, Laura Griffin can’t believe that she’ll be living without all the noise.

But on the bright side, she’ll be having more quality time to spend alone, and with her husband, Dom.

However, when a shocking revelation tests their marriage, a devastated Laura turns to her grandmother's invaluable and comforting recipe box that dates back to World War Two.

The jams and chutneys, and sandwiches and pickles are a favorite for everyone.

And with that, Laura finds a new feeling of direction in her life.

Be that as it may, even the most courageous of women needs those who adore her.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1409166627
Publisher: Orion
A Home from Home

The Melchiors have called Dragonfly Farm their home for generations.

The Culbones, the rich family residing on the opposite end of the river, are their nemesis.

Cousins Tabitha and Georgia have always known it as their home away from home.

However, when disaster strikes, their haven soon becomes their home.

But there is another twist. According to the will, a section of the farm has been assigned to a complete stranger.

Gabriel Culbone doesn’t know how or why he ended up in the mix.

He also doesn’t know what ties him to the farm or the Melchiors.

How long before the secrets of the Dragonfly Farm unravel?

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1409183525
Publisher: Orion
The Impulse Purchase

Sometimes you have to let your heart rule your head...

Cherry, Maggie and Rose are mother, daughter and granddaughter, each with their own hopes, dreams and even sorrows. They have always been close, so when, in a moment of impulse, Cherry buys a gorgeous but rundown pub in the village she grew up in, it soon becomes a family affair.

All three women uproot themselves and move to Rushbrook, deep in the heart of Somerset, to take over The Swan and restore it to its former glory. Cherry is at the helm, Maggie is in charge of the kitchen, and Rose tends the picturesque garden that leads down to the river.

Before long, the locals are delighted to find the beating heart of the village is back, bringing all kinds of surprises through the door.

Could Cherry's impulse purchase change all their lives - and bring everyone the happiness they're searching for?

Escape to the glorious Somerset countryside with this joyful and uplifting story of family, love and hope.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1398706163
Publisher: Orion


The Anniversary (Edited by Veronica Henry)

The Anniversary (Quick Reads 2016) Henry, Veronica; Blake, Fanny; Buchan, Elizabeth; Coleman, Rowan; Colgan, Jenny; Gregory, Philippa; Haig, Matt; McNab, Andy; Madeley, Richard and OFarrell, John.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1409159070
Publisher: Lion


Tweetie Pie: 140 ways To Say I Love You

140 ways to say "I love you" in a tweet, because it's not always easy to find the words. 

It's Valentine's Day and you don't know where to start—should you go with a self-penned ode to "my love munchkin," a handwritten Shakespearean sonnet, or a dirty limerick? This book brings together 140 creative ways to tell your special someone how much you love them, all short enough to tweet yet more than long enough to say "I love you" (12 times over, in fact).

From the poignant and affectionate to the quirky and amusing to the flirtatious and titillating for your lover's eyes only, every shade of love is here. Beautifully designed and bound, this is the perfect Valentine—or any time—gift for the person you love.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1409132509
Publisher: Orion


The Apple Orchard

In the charming town of Peasebrook, there's a place for everyone. War vet Joe has made new friends and a new home for himself here, overlooking a beautiful apple orchard. But when tragedy strikes and Joe is left out in the cold, it will bring them all together in entirely unexpected ways...

The Apple Orchard is a truly feel-good short story about friendship and kindness.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B06Y17NZG8
Publisher: Orion

The Beach Hut Series

The Beach Hut

For Jane Milton, selling the beach hut has never been an option for her.

After all, it does hold a special place in her heart, given how they have shared many lovely memories and numerous family holidays there.

However, when her husband passes away, Jane is forced to sell the place in order to clear their debts.

This enthralling book explores the lives of individuals who own the beach huts, families who visit Everdene on an annual basis, those who fall in love or get their hearts shattered, those reminiscing about their pasts and those trying to bury them.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1409119951
Publisher: Orion
The Beach Hut Next Door

That year, summer seemed to have sneaked up on everyone in Everdene. And those who owned beach huts had the summer of their lives.

Moving back to Everdene, Elodie will have to awaken the memories of that summer five decades ago—the one that changed everything.

Vince and his brother are having a hard time accepting the fact that their father is no more. The two however have different ways of dealing with the loss.

Meanwhile, Jenna is ready to leave her past, and what better way than to become 'The Ice Cream Girl' once again.

This summer, secrets will be uncovered and lives will never be the same again.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1409146735
Publisher: Orion
Christmas at the Beach Hut

Christmas is a special time of the year for everyone, more so Lizzy Kingham.

However, this year, Lizzy isn’t looking forward to it, since she is feeling unwanted and undervalued by her family.

Deciding to leave everything behind, she flees to a beach hut on the picturesque Everdene—arguably her favorite place.

While in Everdene, Lizzy meets an unexpected group of friends who also have problems of their own.

But as the Christmas lights go up and the aroma of the holiday season fills the air, Lizzy starts getting in the mood.

Will her loved ones manage to convince her that she is valued right in time for the celebrations?

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1409166658
Publisher: Orion
A Wedding at the Beach Hut

You are invited to the wedding of the year....

Robyn Moss just wants a simple wedding. A quiet ceremony; a picnic on the beach; dancing barefoot on the sand until the sun goes down. But first, Robyn has one very important thing to do - before embracing her future, she needs to uncover her past.

As she sets out to find her birth mother, a tangled thread of love, loss and betrayal that ties together three generations of women begins to emerge.  

As her wedding day approaches, Robyn discovers that where there is heartbreak, there is hope - and that in the end, love will always win.  

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B081J2VTK8
Publisher: Orion
A Day at the Beach Hut

On a shimmering summer's day, the waves are calling, the picnic basket is packed, and change is in the air. It's just the start of an eventful day for a cast of holidaymakers: over one day, sparks will fly, the tide will bring in old faces and new temptations, a proposal is planned, and an unexpected romance simmers...

This uplifting collection of eight original short stories and over fifty delicious recipes will transport you to the golden sands of Everdene for a perfect day at the beach hut, wherever you are.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1409195818
Publisher: Orion

Honeycote Series

A Country Christmas

The season of cheer is here in the tiny Cotswolds village of Honeycote.

Lucy Liddiard is preparing holiday lunch for her loved ones, completely oblivious of the chaos that is about to unfold.

She is fully aware that Honeycote Ales, their family brewery, is old and in terrible condition.

She is also fully aware that Mickey, her husband, is an irredeemable flirt.

What she however doesn’t know is that the two are on the verge of a catastrophe.

So as the night falls and Christmas carols bring joy and serenity, secrets, deceit, love and desire will be unfurled.

NB: This book was previously titled as Honeycote.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-1409147107
Publisher: Orion
A Country Life

Suzanna and Barney Blake decide to move from the hustle and bustle of the city to the calm and composed countryside of Honeycote Arms, in an effort to begin a new chapter and revive their marriage that is haunted by calamity.

The recently divorced Ginny Tait moves to the peaceful countryside in an effort to control her boisterous twin daughters.

Everybody thinks that relocating to the serene and picturesque village in the Cotswolds will be the start of a promising future.

However, in Honeycote, things are not always what they seem.

NB: This book was previously titled as Making Hay.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1409147121
Publisher: Orion
A Country Wedding

A church in the countryside, a lovely tent in a garden, and a few exclusive guests: it was to be nothing more than a simple wedding in the countryside.

Complications however arose as soon as the invitations were sent.

For instance, Mandy, the future bride, is at loggerheads with her mother over what a perfect wedding entails.

On the other hand, Patrick, the groom, is having doubts over the whole thing.

Things get further complicated when a figure from the past resurfaces, turning everything upside down.

This will without a doubt be one unforgettable wedding.

Author: Veronica Henry
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1409160946
Publisher: Orion