Books by Fiona Walker

The Weekends of You and Me

Fiona’s next book, The Weekends of You and Me is published by Sphere in March 2016.

Can your final fling become your Happy Ever After?

When Jo Coulson finds herself single again in her late thirties, she finally resigns her membership to Last of the Hopeless Romantics, fully intending to tackle midlife and motherhood alone. First, she plans one legendary last fling…

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The Woman Who Fell In Love For A Week

Fiona’s next book, The Woman who Fell In Love For A Week is published by Sphere in June 2015.

Jenny loves to house-sit: looking after a stranger’s perfect home and pretending to be someone else – just for a bit. Her latest booking is a beautiful rambling country house owned by the über-successful Lewis family. Freed of teaching duties for the summer, Jenny plans to do nothing more exhausting than walk the (very naughty) dog and laze by the glorious pool. . .

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The Country Escape

Hidden amid lush parkland, Eardisford is the ultimate English country retreat and it’s just been sold for the first time in its history. Romantic daredevil Kat Mason has been bequeathed the estate’s lakeside sanctuary, Lake Farm, until she dies or marries. But the new owners want her out now . . .

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The Summer Wedding

Fiona’s next book, The Summer Wedding is published by Sphere in June 2013.

The hotly anticipated wedding of Iris Devonshire, ravishing teenage daughter of celebrity couple Mia and Leo, is to be held in the gardens of their grand Palladian pile alongside the Thames. But Mia and Leo worry that she’s rushing into the marriage. Just ask their best friends since college, Simon and Laney de Montmorency, whose relationship is on the rocks again – and they’ve already married each other twice.

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The Love Letter

Fiona’s next book, The Love Letter was published by Sphere in April 2012.

When Allegra North parted from first love Francis after a decade together, she poured all her regret into a letter. He didn’t reply. A year later, her job brings her back to the beautiful Devon coast where romance first blossomed and she hopes that they can start a new chapter…

 

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Sealed With A Kiss

EXCLUSIVE – Fiona’s first ever eBook short story, introducing characters from The Love Letter!

Allegra North’s second thoughts about splitting with childhood sweetheart Francis need a first-class stamp. But with her unfinished letter to him still in her handbag, she can’t find the right words to express her regrets. Invited to a big movie premiere through her work, she resolves to put all thoughts of her ex fiancé out of her mind; then she loses her handbag in the foyer.

Francis meanwhile is determined to win Allegra back. Convinced that they should never have parted, he intends to declare his feelings in front of crowds of press and film fans that evening, unaware that his meticulous plans are about to be hijacked by his hired accomplice, a movie stuntman with a thirst for publicity . . .

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Kiss and Tell, UK paperbackKiss and Tell

Fiona’s current book is Kiss and Tell, which was published in paperback by Sphere in March 2011:

With tight breeches and loose morals, the horse trials circuit is a hell-for-leather chase across the magnificent parkland of England’s finest country estates. Flirtation is compulsory sport; love is a professional hazard…

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Other Titles by Fiona Walker

Fiona is the other of ten previous novels, all published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton.

Love Hunt

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: May 2010
ISBN: 9780340936948

The announcement of a grand Treasure Hunt sets the Lodes Valley ladies’ hearts aflutter. The cash is only part of the appeal: a win could solve several romantic dilemmas. Pixie Guinness sees the quest as a route back to her wayward husband while Pheely is spurred into a covert affair. Faith hopes to snare true love, Rory; and Liv – well, Liv just wants distraction from the boredom of country life.

But it is Trudy who finds the trail of clues leads her in quite a different direction, and one closer and closer to temptation. Is she chasing a rainbow or just chasing her own tail? As the hunt reaches its climax, the competitors find they are fighting for the highest prize of all – their own happy ending.

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Four Play

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: May 2007
ISBN: 9780340921258

Despite her broken heart, when Dilly Gently joins Magnus Olensen’s new band, the chemistry between them is explosive. Both impossibly romantic dizzy blondes with the souls of poets, they could be made for each other. But before they have chance to declare themselves, Dilly’s friend Nell confides that she has a huge crush on Magnus, and Dilly nobly steps down in order to play reluctant matchmaker. Nell returns the favour by setting her friend up with her dashing twin brother Flipper. But Flipper the bounder is not a good rebound for a true romantic. He hides a secret that could break Dilly’s heart all over again…

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Tongue in Cheek

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: May 2006
ISBN: 9780340895795

From the very first day that they move to the Oddlode Valley, it’s inevitable that young teacher Mo Stillitoe, recently separated socialite Diana Lampeter and cool, retired dressage diva Anke Brakespear will find their lives entangled. Despite their differing generations and backgrounds, the women are on a relocation collision course. As inept removal men deliver furniture – and even horses – to the wrong houses, other moves are being made . . . Mo’s bad boy lover takes Diana’s eye, Anke’s flirtatious husband immediately suggests Mo hop into bed with him – and Diana’s local heart-throb brother comes joyfully face to face with the Danish ice-maiden he posted on his wall as a teenager.

As a long, hot Indian summer burns its embers into winter, the newcomers settle into their beautiful frost-hugged surroundings, generating enough heat to melt every heart in Oddlode. New passions ignite and old flames are fanned amid the honeyed villages, enchanted gardens, haunted parkland and raucous country social life. The heat is on, and sparks fly – but is this just a flash in the pan or is somebody fuelling the fire?

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Lots of Love

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: May 2003
ISBN: 9780340682319

When Ellen Jamieson breaks up with her long-standing boyfriend, she plans to go travelling. But first she agrees to house-sit for her parents, who are trying to find a buyer for their idyllic cottage in the Cotswold village of Oddslode. The village is full of quaint and eccentric characters, both blue-blooded and below the salt, and Ellen is the subject of much speculation. Under the wing of Ophelia (‘Touchy Pheely’) Gently, an impoverished local sculptor, Ellen goes to an Auction of Promises village fundraiser and wins a mysterious lot of three wishes. These have been donated by Jasper Belling, the incredibly gorgeous prodigal son of the local lord of the manor. Falling in love with a notorious hell-raiser is the last thing Ellen intended, and the convoluted scandals of the villagers put many obstacles in the way of the young lovers. Several ancient skeletons come rattling out of various cupboards before a no-holds-barred, loved-up finale.

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Lucy Talk

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: September 2001
ISBN: 9780340768099

Meet Lucy Gordon, the sweet, scatty, irresistible heroine of Fiona Walker’s delicious new novel. Lucy lives in a Berkshire village with her two friends, Jane and Bella, and works in the marketing department of Widgetex Computers. Her boss – Slave Driver – is a constant bane; her family are lovable eccentrics; her boyfriend, the dishy but fickle Greg, takes shameless advantage of her (Lucy is too good hearted to notice). Throughout two action-packed, fun-filled, disaster-strewn years, Lucy charts an erratic course among this motley crew to her very own happy ending.

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Between Males

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: March 2001
ISBN: 9780340682296

Odette, who looks like Linda Lusardi in a DKNY suit and has more zeros at the end of her bank balance than an astronaut’s altimeter, decides to throw up the high-powered job that doesn’t leave time for relationships and start her own club/restaurant. When the venture seems doomed before it has even begun by a rival chef who is as gorgeous as Jean Christophe Novelli and as temperamental as Marco Pierre White, Odette determines on revenge. Accepting a menial job in her enemy’s kitchen, she plots his downfall – but ends up getting her heart broken, fingers burnt and her goose cooked…

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Snap Happy

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: May 1999
ISBN: 9780340682272

A budding stand-up comic, Juno is voluptuous, hedonistic, funny and terminally untidy. On her thirtieth birthday, she decides to have a wild one-night-stand to mark the occasion. But seducing her new flatmate before he’s had a chance to unpack his belongings is not a wise move. Just over from New York, Jay Mulligan is intense, mysterious and, as Juno joyously discovers, far better than breakfast in bed. It’s only when they both get out of that bed on the wrong side three days later that the problems start …

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Well Groomed

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: June 1997
ISBN: 9780340660492

When Tash French’s grandmother mistakes a Christmas cracker ring for an engagement ring, a wedding of astronomical proportions is planned. Tash and her partner Niall go along with it, but Tash starts to have her doubts, as her eyes begin to wander.

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Kiss Chase

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: July 1996
ISBN: 9780340635155

Felix Sylvian looks like the Angel Gabriel in a sulk and is as irresistible to women as melted chocolate on a ripe strawberry. But he has one nasty habit he can’t seem to break: a sadistic tendency to ride rough-shod over any girl foolish enough to fall for him.

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French Relations

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: July 1995
ISBN: 9780340634882

A summer holiday with her eccentric, infuriating family and assorted glamorous hangers-on is the last thing Tash French would usually volunteer for. But her mother is insistent and, out of a job and recently ditched by her boyfriend, Tash decides that spending July in the vast rambling Loire chateau might have its compensations.

It’s a summer of lust, bed-hopping, unresolved sexual tension, horses, dogs, bolshy kids and lots of bad behaviour. And in the midst of bedlam, at least two people fall in love …

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