Maggie promises to stand up for herself; Ella promises not to let her heart rule her head; Ethan promises 'no more women'...
Maggie Storm promises herself that she will stand up for herself more. She spends her days cleaning houses for people who often have more money than manners. Married to a man with as much sex appeal as Mr Blobby, she dreams of a life straight from the pages of a romantic novel.
Ella Moore promises to let her head rule over her heart. She is recovering from seven wasted years of failing to win over the daughter of the man with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life.
Ethan Edwards promises that there will be no more women. To distract himself from the depressing sham of his marriage, he is a repeat offender when it comes to turning to other women for sexual consolation. But when Ella appears unexpectedly in his life, he finds himself turning to her for very different reasons.
With an insatiable appetite for other people's business, Erica James will readily strike up conversation with strangers in the hope of unearthing a useful gem for her writing. She finds it the best way to write authentic characters for her novels, although her two grown-up sons claim they will never recover from a childhood spent in a perpetual state of embarrassment at their mother's compulsion.
The author of many bestselling novels, including Gardens of Delight, which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and her recent Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, Coming Home to Island House and Song of the Skylark, Erica divides her time between Suffolk and Lake Como in Italy, where she strikes up conversation with unsuspecting Italians.
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