Phillipa Ashley writes warm, funny romantic fiction for a variety of world-famous international publishers.
After studying English at Oxford, she worked as a copywriter and journalist. Her first novel, Decent Exposure, won the RNA New Writers Award and was made into a TV movie called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hopkins. As Pippa Croft, she also wrote the Oxford Blue series - The First Time We Met, The Second Time I Saw You and Third Time Lucky.
Phillipa lives in a Staffordshire village and has an engineer husband and scientist daughter who indulge her arty whims. She runs a holiday-let business in the Lake District, but a big part of her heart belongs to Cornwall. She visits the county several times a year for `research purposes', an arduous task that involves sampling cream teas, swimming in wild Cornish coves and following actors around film shoots in a camper van.
`A delicious festive treat with as many twists and turns as a Cornish country lane' Jules Wake
`Warm and funny and feel-good. The best sort of holiday read' Katie Fforde
`Filled with warm and likeable characters. Great fun!' Jill Mansell
`An utterly glorious, escapist read from a one of the freshest voices to emerge in women's fiction today. I loved every gorgeous page' Claudia Carroll
`Made me want to run away to the Cornish coast immediately! Loved it!' Lorelei Mathias
`Ashley's writing is deft, sexy, and full of humour ' Trashionista.com
`Readers will enjoy the breezy style and repartee' Publishers Weekly (US)
`Sexy, funny and wonderfully romantic' SingleTitles.com
`A deliciously entertaining twist on the Poldark tale'