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Freya North is a British award winning novelist and one of the forerunners of the chick lit genre.

An avid reader from her early childhood, Freya’s interest in novels led her to quit writing her PhD in Art in order to pursue a career in writing; with her first book being Sally.

Since launching an active career in 1996, Freya has published 13 bestselling novels that have been translated into several languages across the globe.

She is a single mom currently residing in rural Hertfordshire with her son Felix and daughter Georgia, along with their two dogs and a horse.

More about Freya North

Website: http://freyanorth.com

Born: 1967

Non Series
  • Sally (1996)
  • Chloe (1997)
  • Polly (1998)
  • Love Rules (2005)
  • Secrets (2009)
  • The Way Back Home (2014)
  • The Turning Point (2015)
  • Pillow Talk (2007)
  • Rumours (2012)
  • Chances (2011)
McCabe Sisters
  1. Cat (1999)
  2. Fen (2001)
  3. Home Truths (2006)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Sally

Sally Lomax is supposed to be living the best years of her life at the age of 25, yet she isn’t. Hers is a tale of a predictable and homely life.

Fed up with being nice and looking to live out of the convention, she reinvents herself as a femme fatale.

But to be able to let her wild, naughty side free, Sally will need to practice it on someone, and what better person to do it on than the charming, single and aggressively independent Richard.

Sally is convinced she will be the erotic heroine of his life—with incredible sex and no strings attached—until a New Year’s masked ball unearths more than she had dug for.

Author: Freya North
First Release: 1996
ISBN: 978-0007462155
Publisher: HarperCollins
Chloe

Jocelyn, Chloë Cadwallader’s godmother, left her one last wish before she died; that she should quit her meaningless job and give up on her boyfriend then travel to all four countries that form the United Kingdom during the four seasons of the year.

With the instructional letter first pointing to Wales, Chloë leaves for a farm right at the heart of the Black Mountains where she meets the most handsome man she has ever seen.

As the four seasons unfold—from Abergavenny to St Ives, from the Giant’s Causeway to the Loch Lomond shores—Chloë seems to have fulfilled her godmother’s dying wish.

From not having a man to now having four in her life, Chloë comes to learn about love, lust and the paradox that is life.

Author: Freya North
First Release: 1997
ISBN: 978-0007462179
Publisher: HarperCollins
Polly

Polly Fenton makes the long trip to America in order to undertake a year-long exchange program as a teacher. Replacing cottage pies with corn dogs is one thing, but trading lives with Jen, her American equivalent, is an entirely different thing.

She is swept off her feet from the moment she steps on American soil; a feeling that grows stronger when she meets Chip Jonson—the school’s athletic trainer.

Spreading across three terms and two countries, Polly is a cheeky story of New England and Old England, loyalty and coquetry, receiving one's just deserts and making amends.

Author: Freya North
First Release: 1998
ISBN: 978-0007462193
Publisher: HarperCollins
Love Rules

Is love ever enough?

Thea Luckmore is a practical and responsible woman who is a sucker for good old romance whereas Alice Heggarty, her best friend, is a happy-go-lucky kind of girl. Both women have however been unlike themselves lately.

Thea is madly in love with a man she met on Primrose Hill while Alice ties the knot with her best friend Mark.

Their happiness however doesn’t last for long, as Alice yearns for the thrill of the chase rather than the safety of marriage whereas Thea comes to a shocking realization; one that will prompt her to redraft her rules for everlasting love.

Author: Freya North
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0007180363
Publisher: HarperCollins
Secrets

We all have our secrets. It’s just that some are bigger than others…

Joe lives his own kind of perfect life. He has a beautiful house by the sea, a great job and no responsibilities whatsoever. So when he needs a house-sitter and Tess suddenly shows up on his doorstep, he is not too convinced that she is the right person for the job.

Where could she have possibly come from in such a hurry?

Despite the concerns, sparks always fly whenever they meet, and she is here to stay as it appears...

Author: Freya North
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0007245949
Publisher: HarperCollins
The Way Back Home

Having been lucky enough to be born and raised at Windward, the ultimate artists’ commune in Derbyshire, Oriana Taylor always had freedom in a home full of extraordinary people.

Brothers Malachy and Jed Bedwell shared much of their childhood and teenage life with her in a house where their dreams and aspirations were never kept in check.

Excessive freedom is always a dangerous thing, and something happened during the summer when they were fifteen.

The Way Back Home is a recollection of the events.

Author: Freya North
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0007462285
Publisher: HarperCollins
The Turning Point

A strong bond is formed one brief weekend when Scott Emerson, a Canadian musician, meets with Frankie Shaw—a British author.

Their coincidental meeting is a one in a million incident, considering that Frankie and her children live in North Norfolk while Scott hails from the heart of British Columbia.

Despite living thousands of miles apart, completely overcoming the oceans, time zones and dissident voices that try to separate them, the two make sacrifices—all of which pay off.

But fate has a way of getting between something special.

Author: Freya North
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0007462308
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pillow Talk

By day, Petra Flint works as a gifted jeweller at a lively London studio, but when the sun goes down, she sleepwalks. And now, she has 40 carats of the rarest gemstone in the world under her mattress.

Arlo Savidge, who was once a propitious song-writer, spends his days teaching music at a North Yorkshire boys’ boarding school. He seems happy enough but Arlo, much like Petra, has skeletons in his closet.

Petra and Arlo were lovers from afar back in the day. Fate however brings the two together seventeen years later when they meet in a small sweetshop in the middle of nowhere—one rainy day.

Will they be able to put the past to bed?

Author: Freya North
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0007245925
Publisher: HarperCollins
Rumours

Word on the street is that Stella Hutton secured her new job because of her family ties. She is reserved about her past just as much as she is about her new life.

In Long Dansbury, there are rumors running riot about Xander, but the bachelor simply ignores the mindless village gossip.

But when a rumor about the selling of Longbridge Hall is propagated, and Stella is called upon to sell the estate, Xander will do whatever it takes to stand in Stella’s way.

Other than being the unconventional home to the Fortescues, one that has been part of local lives for centuries, the estate is also where Xander was raised. His memories and secrets are certainly not for sale.

Will falling in love change all that?

Author: Freya North
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0007326709
Publisher: HarperCollins
Chances

Vita’s gift shop would be performing so much better if only she managed it like a business, rather than a place where she daydreams. She is never one to acknowledge her shortcomings and as such leaves that to Tim—her ex who is still co-owner of the shop.

But could she really ever give Tim another chance, considering how he broke her heart after cheating on her?

Oliver, an accomplished tree surgeon, may seem to be in control of both his home and business, but he still has deep feelings for the mother of his child, three years later.

Just when it seems like Oliver will never give love a second chance, he crosses paths with Vita. Will they grab the opportunity or walk away?

Author: Freya North
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0007326662
Publisher: HarperCollins

McCabe Sisters

Cat

Her love life is an absolute mess, but fortune favors the bold.

When Cat McCabe secures a job to cover the Tour de France, she firmly believe it’s the breakthrough that she has been waiting for; one that will not only boost her stagnated journalism career but also act as a much needed distraction after an unpleasant break up.

She however learns that there is more to the Tour de France than just the bikes: Massive bulges, larger than life egos and a lot of erotic mischief.

As the Tour de France unravels, Cat McCabe’s life will be a befitting reflection of the highs and lows of the race.

Author: Freya North
First Release: 1999
ISBN: 978-0007462230
Publisher: HarperCollins
Fen

It takes long enough to meet a real man, but when you finally do, you find yourself stuck between two of them.

Being the passionate art historian that she is, Fen McCabe has only had one true love: a long gone sculptor from the 19th-century by the name Julius Fetherstone. Her job is fulfillment to her, but insanity to her friends and family.

But everything changes when she meets Matt Holden—a good looking publisher—and James Caulfield, a menacing landscape gardener who is twenty years older than her.

Although she tries to fight it off, Fen gets deeply intimate with both men into a blur of sex, art and highly regrettable decisions.
Must she choose just one?

Author: Freya North
First Release: 2001
ISBN: 978-0007462216
Publisher: HarperCollins
Home Truths

Should happy families be such hard work?

Sisters Fen, Pip and Cat discover that the man who was once like a father to them is now an absolute stranger, after a mysterious visitor interrupts their uncle’s 75th birthday before making an appalling revelation.

Their committed uncle, Django, raised the three sisters from the time they were little girls after their mother took off with a cowboy from Denver.

Whether it was complications at work, in relationships, when starting families or bringing up children and step children, they could always rely on each other—until now.

Author: Freya North
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0007180356
Publisher: HarperCollins