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Milly Johnson is a British poet, columnist, script-writer, professional joke writer and bestselling author of romance novels.

Born and raised in Barnsley, England, she studied Drama and Education at the University of Exeter.

Her books, which celebrate the courage and perseverance of women, as well as her beloved Yorkshire, have sold more than two million copies across the globe.

Over the years, Milly has worked in accounting, offices, mills, banks, sales, and exports before becoming a full-time writer.

She currently lives with her partner, her teenage sons, rescue cats, a dog and a rabbit in her hometown of Barnsley.

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Genre: Romance

United Kingdom

Website: https://millyjohnson.co.uk/

Non Series

  • The Yorkshire Pudding Club (2007)
  • The Birds & the Bees (2008)
  • Here Come the Girls (2011)
  • White Wedding (2012)
  • It's Raining Men (2013)
  • The Teashop on the Corner (2014)
  • Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café (2015)
  • Sunshine Over Wildflower Cottage (2016)
  • The Queen of Wishful Thinking (2017)
  • The Perfectly Imperfect Woman (2018)
  • The Mother of All Christmases (2018)
  • The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew (2019)
  • My One True North (2020)
  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (2020)

Four Seasons Books

  1. A Spring Affair (2009)
  2. A Summer Fling (2010)
  3. An Autumn Crush (2011)
  4. A Winter Flame (2012)

Novellas

  1. Here Come the Boys (2014)
  2. Ladies Who Launch (2015)
  3. The Barn on Half Moon Hill (2016)
  4. A Cat-Shaped Space (2019)
  5. The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe (2019)

Short Story Collection

  1. The Wedding Dress (2012)
Short Story Collection

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Yorkshire Pudding Club

Three friends from South Yorkshire, all on the verge of their fortieth birthdays, get pregnant simultaneously after visiting an ancient fertility symbol.

Helen couldn’t be happier. The same however can’t be said about her husband.

Already dealing with bitter memories of her dark past, Helen is forced to confront the fact that her seemingly perfect marriage is on the rocks.

Pregnancy couldn’t have come at a worse time for Janey, who has just been presented with the career opportunity of a life-time.

Although her husband is elated, she wonders how she got pregnant while on contraception.

Raised in a broken home, a pregnant Elizabeth doesn’t know how she’ll give a love she never got.

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-1849834100
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The Birds & the Bees

Romance author and single mom Stevie Honeywell is left shattered after Matthew, her fiancé, takes off with Jo MacLean, her friend, just weeks to their wedding.

But rather than unleashing all her anger, Stevie uses another tactic to win Matthew back; one that involves working on herself.

Adam MacLean also wants to win back his woman, Jo. And what better way to do it than by hooking up with Stevie?

But what happens when Adam’s grand plan to make their former partners jealous works?

What will become of his feelings for Stevie?

Which man will Stevie ultimately end up with?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-1849834094
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Here Come the Girls

Ven, Roz, Olive and Frankie formed an unbreakable bond from the moment they met in school.

They looked into the future with great expectations, hoping to find love and have amazing jobs.

However, nearly three decades on, none of them is living the dream life.

Olive provides for her unemployed husband and sickly mother by cleaning the homes of others, while Roz is unable to fully love her kind husband, Manus, due to betrayal by her unfaithful ex.

She is also not on speaking terms with Frankie.

Ven is however set on reuniting her friends.

Will the lovely skies, tropical weather and sixteen days of affluence be enough to restore their friendship?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1849832052
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
White Wedding

Bel is busy organizing her dream wedding when the worst happens.

Violet, Bel’s friend, is engaged to Glyn, and the two look set to have an amazing wedding. The only problem is that Violet isn’t in love with him anymore, and as such doesn’t want to get married to him.

But right before she accepts what fate has condemned her to, Violet finds love in the most unexpected of places.

Their friend Max, who is betrothed to Stuart, wanted a swift registry office do, until she saw a TV show on traveller brides. And now she wants a lavish wedding. Has her wedding become more important than her groom?

How will the weddings of the three friends turn out?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0857208965
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
It's Raining Men

"Three friends: one unexpected holiday."

May, Lara and Clare’s dreams of having a luxurious holiday are thwarted after they arrive in the wrong location.

Betrayed by a man, May wants nothing to do with the other gender—until she falls in love with a local she can't get.

Lara, who needs a break from her philandering man and his step-children, ends up clashing with the cottage owner who distrusts the opposite gender just as much as she does.

Clare has a loving partner. The only problem is that he wants them to relocate overseas for two years, right when she receives her career break.

Will a local bad boy make her forget about her troubles?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1471114618
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The Teashop on the Corner

Recently Carla Pride learns that her husband was living a secret life with his first wife, who now wants to leave Carla penniless.

When Will Linton loses everything in his business, he turns to his trophy wife for help. However, Nicole won’t stay with someone who is broke.

Molly Jones is being forced into a retirement home by her pretentious daughter-in-law and her son.

Everything however changes when her old flame, who is dying, returns.

Despite coming from a notorious family, Ryan O’Gowan is determined to live a better life.

Retired doctor Pavitar Singh longs for good companionship.

Different individuals yearning for love will stumble on it in a tea shop.

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1471114649
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café

Connie Diamond thought that she was the only woman in her husband’s life, until she discovers that she has been taken for a ride for more than two decades.

Desperate for revenge, she joins forces with Della Frostick, her husband’s most trusted ally in his cleaning firm, Diamond Shine.

Their plan is to establish a rival business called Lady Muck.

Working in tandem with the cleaning ladies at the Sunflower Café, they’ll make Jimmy regret his philandering ways.

In the process, Connie encounters delightful master chocolatier, Brandon Locke.

Will Connie get her revenge thanks to her friends at Sunflower Café?

Can Brandon help heal her broken heart?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1471140464
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Sunshine Over Wildflower Cottage

 “Fresh chapters; old secrets; and Wildflower Cottage: a place that is home to many.”

Upon arriving at Wildflower Cottage, a rundown animal sanctuary, Viv is determined to help with the administration. But that’s not the real reason why she is there…

Geraldine now manages Wildflower Cottage, having run away from her past.

But what happens when her safe haven becomes a deadly place?

Will she bury her past and secure her tomorrow?

Meanwhile, Stel, Viv’s mother, seems to have finally found a loving and understanding man who deserves her. But is that really what she has always yearned for?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1471140488
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The Queen of Wishful Thinking

When forty-something-year-old Lewis Harley suffers a health scare, he and his wife Charlotte leave their fast-paced life. Lewis then starts his dream job of running an antique shop.

Raised in the antiques business, Bonnie Brookland works for the very person who now owns what used to be her father’s business.

Not passionate about working there, her luck changes when she ends up inside Lew’s shop.

As Bonnie and Lew spend more time working, their attraction intensifies.

Bonnie is stranded in a loveless marriage while Lew’s marriage is on the rocks.

Furthermore, the two also have secret pasts?

Will they find true happiness?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1471161735
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The Perfectly Imperfect Woman

Having messed up countless times in her life, Marnie Salt’s biggest fear is that she’ll never get back on course.

So when she encounters an elderly woman on a baking chatroom and starts drawing closer to her, she has no idea how much her life will change.

Upon agreeing to meet for lunch, Marnie learns that Lilian is everything she had hoped for.

On top of that, Lilian also owns an entire village in the Yorkshire Dales; a place where Marnie moves to after a calamity.

But as Marnie falls in love with the place, she will soon learn that imperfections mean nothing to the heart that loves you.

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1471161773
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The Mother of All Christmases

Eve Glace, who is due on Christmas day, wants to renew her marriage vows with her husband. Problems at Winterworld, their theme park, are however eating a lot of their time.

Annie Pandoro and her husband run a tiny Christmas cracker factory. Although they don’t have a child, the couple shares a happy relationship. But what happens when Annie starts noticing exciting changes in her body?

When Palma Collins was offered money to become a surrogate, she didn’t have to think about it for long.

But what happens when the couple she is doing it for separates?

How will she raise a baby she never wanted?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1471161902
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew

A stunning wife to a politician who is on the verge of getting the most important job in the government, Sophie Mayhew seems to be living the dream life.

Sophie and John F Mayhew seem like the perfect power couple.

Although John committed some dumb mistakes over the years, it’s never anything too big to handle.

Everything however comes crashing down one morning when Sophie has an outburst before taking off to a tiny village that invokes fond childhood memories.

Although she finds peace momentarily, her past will soon return to haunt her.

In order to find true freedom, Sophie must ask herself where her true destiny lies.

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1471178474
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
My One True North

Laurie and Pete are complete strangers, yet destiny ensured that their paths entwined.

You see, Laurie and Pete were both robbed of the love of their lives six months ago—on the very same night.

In an effort to deal with their agony, they both ended up joining the same counseling group where they finally met.

Despite their anguish, Pete and Laurie draw closer, with their relationship blossoming as time goes by.

It finally seems like the two can begin a new life together.

The only problem is that the more they get to know each other, the more Laurie starts noticing the mysterious differences in their stories.

Everything changes when Pete uncovers a truth.

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1471178528
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

Christmas is around the corner in the Yorkshire Moors.

Amidst the snowstorm, six strangers seek refuge in an inn.

Mary has been unable to make her boss Jack see her as a woman, rather than just a reliable PA, despite the fact that four years have now passed. Could being trapped change everything?

Meeting to finalize their divorce, Bridge and Luke end up stuck with each other. Will the snowstorm rekindle their passion?

Charlie and Robin get stranded in the inn while on their way to a lavish hotel in Scotland. Nevertheless, could it end up being the Christmas of a lifetime?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1471178566
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Four Seasons Books

A Spring Affair

Lou Winter’s life is changed when she reads a magazine article about clearing clutter while at her dentist.

But what starts as a dedicated spring clean becomes an uncontrollable habit.

Soon enough, she’s leasing skips where she discards huge amounts of clutter that she had no idea she possessed.

Her family, more so her husband, Phil, becomes displeased by the fact that Lou’s newfound passion has become a big part of her life.

What he doesn’t know is that the more clutter Lou gets rid of, the more fresh air and light fills the dark holes in her shattered heart.

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-1847392824
Publisher: Pocket Books
A Summer Fling

Anna, thirty-nine, is left shattered after her fiancé takes off with a youthful woman. Will she learn to trust again when an enigmatic stranger falls for her?

Grace, fifty-something, is stuck in a passionless marriage. Unable to bear her own children, she fell in love with a motherless man. Now, she fears that Dawn could make the same mistake.

Possibly lured by the security of a close and lively family, will Dawn follow her heart when she falls for a rock star?

Raychel, twenty eight, seems to be living the dream life. Behind the happy family however lies a dark secret.

When Christie, confident and energetic, takes over their department where the women work, a solid friendship is born.

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1847392831
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
An Autumn Crush

After undergoing a nasty divorce, thirty-something Juliet Miller invests in an apartment and advertises for a roommate.

Enter Floz, a freelance copywriter still reeling from a recent break up.

A bond is immediately formed between the two.

When Guy, Juliet’s twin brother, visits, he falls for Floz.

The only problem is that his poor communication skills send Floz the opposite impression.

Steve, Guy’s closest friend who has always had a secret crush on Juliet, ends up sleeping with her after a night of drinking. Thus begins a no-string-attached affair.

Floz falls in love with the Millers after meeting Juliet and Guy’s parents.

Will Guy make her love him as much as she loves his family?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1849832038
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
A Winter Flame

Eve has despised Christmas ever since her fiancé was murdered on Christmas Day while on duty in Afghanistan.

However, when her dear elderly aunt dies, Eve finds herself inheriting a theme park with a Christmas theme.

Furthermore, the will dictates that Eve must manage the park with an enigmatic partner known as Jacques Glace.

Who exactly is Jacques? How did he end up in her aunt’s will?

Determined to solve the mystery, Eve embraces the challenge of running Winterworld.

Will she find love even in the frosty winter?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1471187773
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Novellas

Here Come the Boys

When Angie Silverton and her husband go for a vacation on the Mermaidia cruise ship, the last thing she ever anticipated was to have a chance encounter with Selina and her husband.

It’s an awkward encounter as Selina, who is Angie’s former best friend, not only stole Angie’s man from her, but also ended up marrying him two decades earlier.

Things move from bad to worse for Angie when she ends up getting stranded in Malaga with Selina, after they both fail to board their ship.

Furthermore, they’ll have to traverse Europe for three days in order to get to the cruise ship.

There is no way they will escape confronting the past.

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00FCAW6JG
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Ladies Who Launch

Angie Silverton and Selina Molloy have an interesting story.

The closest of friends in school, their friendship ended after a man came between them.

However, the two confronted their past and became friends once again after missing their cruise ship.

A lot has happened since their escapades aboard the Mermadia.

But what are the girls currently up to?

Is Selina still stuck with her dreadful husband Zander?

What happened to Angie and Gill once they alighted from the ship?

And what does the future have in store for the two friends?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00V3L8YVM
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The Barn on Half Moon Hill

Cariad Williams has never received a response from Franco Mezzaluna, despite the fact that she has been writing to him ever since they were children.

Now he has become a popular movie star, and he is set to visit Winterworld—the Christmas theme park.

There’s only one problem.

Cariad, who works at Winterworld, has already bragged to everyone that she is in a relationship with Franco.

Her big fat lie is about to return to haunt her.

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B01CYV25W8
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
A Cat-Shaped Space

Milly Johnson has always been passionate about reading and writing poetry, albeit for her own use.

She later on wrote poems on greetings cards, which earned her a living for a number of years, before she started performing some pieces.

The need to compile her poems just never occurred to her, until one day—while attending an event at the Lamproom theatre—when someone inquired about where they can access them.

Thus this book was born.

The illustration has been done by Stu, and all copies have been signed by Milly.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Yorkshire Cat Rescue.

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B081SKVWSS
Publisher: Millytheink
The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe

Lara Cliffe and her three friends are off to her bachelorette party three weeks prior to her big day with ’Steady Freddie’, one of the nicest men she has ever met.

The only problem is that Lara is greatly troubled.

Although her friends argue that it’s just cold feet, Lara isn’t convinced.

A decade and a half ago, Danny Belfont—the man with the keys to her heart—took off three weeks to their wedding.

Now, Lara crosses paths with Danny, who is playing in a band onboard an overnight ferry.

Has fate reunited them just to tear them apart, or could they spark something that will ignite forever?

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1471186202
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Short Story Collection

The Wedding Dress

This book is a collection of three exclusive and exciting short tales by Sunday Times bestseller, Milly Johnson.

The book also has a little introduction into the novel, A Winter Flame (2012).

Author: Milly Johnson
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B007MB619Y
Publisher: Simon & Schuster