Avon To Publish Three More Books by Bestseller Sue Moorcroft

Photo Credit: Charlotte Barnes

Photo Credit: Charlotte Barnes

Avon Books have signed a three-book deal with Sue Moorcroft, taking her publishing schedule up to summer 2020. Rachel Faulkner-Willcocks acquired World English Language rights from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann.

As part of Avon’s overall strategy to grow Sue Moorcroft’s brand globally, Avon also expanded their portfolio for her existing books to include North American and Canadian rights (A Christmas Promise, Just for the Holidays, The Little Village Christmas, One Summer in Italy and A Christmas Gift).

Rachel Faulkner-Willcocks, Senior Commissioning Editor at Avon said: ‘Sue Moorcroft’s wonderful novels have become highlights of summer and Christmas for her legion of devoted readers, and we are delighted that we’ll be working with Sue for these next three books. Her novels are full to the brim with warmth, but never shy away from the darker realities of life, and with universal themes of family, friendship, love and community, we’re excited to be publishing Sue globally, and bringing her wonderful narratives to an even wider readership.’ 

Sue Moorcroft said: ‘It’s such a privilege and a pleasure to continue to work with the Avon team, because they approach the publication of my books with unparalleled professionalism and enthusiasm. I’m thrilled they’re proving their confidence in my brand by taking it into North America and Canada and thank Juliet for, once again, brokering exactly the right deal for me. I can’t say how delighted I am to move into the future with all at Avon and Blake Friedmann.’

Pickering said: ‘Sue's partnership with Avon continues to go from strength to strength, and we're delighted that Avon wish to take Sue's fantastic list to North America, too. Along with an ever-increasing number of translation markets for Sue's novels, this move across the Atlantic cements Sue's future as an internationally-bestselling author, and we couldn't be more pleased for her.'


Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times and international bestselling author who has held the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle. She’s won the Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary, and has twice been nominated for a Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Her short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses have appeared all over the world. Her first hardback, A Christmas Gift, publishes this November, following a Sunday Times top ten position last Christmas, and a summer of stellar Ebook sales.

Praise for Sue Moorcroft:

‘A delight to read. Full of laughter and tears.’ – Katie Fforde

 ‘Sue’s gift for description and characters and a well-paced, funny yet tender plot makes this the idea holiday read.’ — My Weekly

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Fans of award-winning author Sue Moorcroft are in luck as copies of her new book ONE SUMMER IN ITALY hit the shelves. Published in paperback, ebook and audio by Avon today, ONE SUMMER IN ITALY follows Sofia as she travels to a quiet Italian village after her father’s death, uncovering family secrets along the way. It’s the perfect romance to get swept up in this summer!

When Sofia Bianchi’s father Aldo dies, it makes her stop and look at things afresh. Having been his carer for so many years, she knows it’s time to live her own life – and to fulfil some promises she made to Aldo in his final days.

So there’s nothing for it but to escape to Italy’s Umbrian mountains where, tucked away in a sleepy Italian village, lie plenty of family secrets waiting to be discovered. There, Sofia also finds Amy who is desperately trying to find her way in life after discovering her dad isn’t her biological father.

Sofia sets about helping Amy through this difficult time, but it’s the handsome Levi who proves to be the biggest distraction for Sofia, as her new life starts to take off…

Award-winning author Sue Moorcroft writes contemporary women’s fiction with richly textured themes. She’s won a Readers’ Best Romantic Read Award and been nominated for others. Sue’s dazzling summer romance JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS was shortlisted for the RoNA Romantic Novel Awards 2018 for Best Contemporary Novel. In 2016, her festive novel THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE was a Kindle No.1 bestseller and THE LITTLE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS reached No.6 in the Sunday Times bestseller charts.

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Praise for Sue Moorcroft:

‘I love all of Sue Moorcroft’s books!’ — Katie Fforde

'A perfect page-turner when soaking up the sun' — Asda Magazine

‘Sue’s gift for description and characters and a well-paced, funny yet tender plot makes this the idea holiday read.’ — My Weekly

THE LITTLE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS by Sue Moorcroft published today


The ebook of Sue Moorcroft’s much-anticipated THE LITTLE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS is published today by Avon Books. The paperback, complete with festively glittery cover, is out on 2nd November. 

To celebrate publication, THE LITTLE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS blog tour kicks off today and continues until the 4th November - see here for further details.

Alexia Kennedy — a talented and ambitious interior decorator — has been tasked with giving the little village of Middledip the community café it’s always dreamed of. After months of fundraising, the villagers can’t wait to see work get started — but disaster strikes when every last penny is stolen. With the village residents outraged at how this could have happened, Alexia feels ready to head home to London and admit defeat.

But help comes in an unlikely form when woodsman, Ben Hardaker, and his rescue owl Barney, arrive on the scene. Another lost soul who’s hit rock bottom, Ben and Alexia make an unlikely but compelling partnership. Throwing themselves into the café project and the community, they grow closer until Ben's complicated past, and Alexia's ambitions, threaten to force them apart. However, they soon realise that a little sprinkling of Christmas magic might just help to bring this village — and their lives — together again…

Sue Moorcroft is the award-winning author of nine commercial women’s novels, and several novellas. She has won the Katie Fforde Bursary, and is a past Vice Chair of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and editor of its short story anthologies.

Last year, her novel THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE reached the number one spot on the Amazon Kindle Charts, and her novel JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS was published in May by Avon, hailed by readers and critics alike as a perfect summer read.

Praise for Sue Moorcroft:

‘I love all of Sue Moorcroft’s books!’ – Katie Fforde

‘Sue Moorcroft shows herself yet again to be a master at drawing and exploring the different kinds of relationships… Each character is realistically and sympathetically portrayed so that their relationships too are wholly believable and in no way clichéd… Undoubtedly satisfying – when you finish it, you’ll probably realise there’s a smile on your face and you’re feeling nicely warm and fuzzy – it’s that kind of read.’ – Lucy Literati

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Sue Moorcroft Signs New Three-book Deal with Avon

Avon Books are delighted to have acquired three new novels from Sue Moorcroft, buying UK rights from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann Agency, meaning Avon will be publishing Sue up to and including Christmas 2018.

Sue originally signed with Avon in 2015, having been previously published by Choc Lit. Since then, she has become a No.1 Kindle bestseller, having hit the top of the charts with THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE in December 2016, as well as writing short stories for a stream of publications. JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS was published in May and is still sitting proud in the Kindle Top 100 chart! 

Helen Huthwaite, Publishing Director at Avon said: “It has been an utter delight working with Sue so far, and such a thrill to see her take a much-deserved place at the top of the Kindle charts. We can’t wait for this next chapter in her publishing career, and feel enormously proud to be working with her as she continues to go from strength to strength.” 

Sue Moorcroft said: “After early success with THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE I'm thrilled to embark on this new contract with Avon Books UK. It's a pleasure to work with the Avon team and benefit from their energy and innovation.”

Award-winning author Sue Moorcroft writes contemporary women’s fiction with occasionally unexpected themes. She’s won a Readers’ Best Romantic Read Award and been nominated for others, including a ‘RoNA’ (Romantic Novel Award). Sue’s a Katie Fforde Bursary Award winner, a past vice chair of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and editor of its two anthologies.


Sue Moorcroft’s gorgeous summer novel, JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS, published today.

In JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS, what should be a glorious, peaceful stint under the French sun turns into the holiday from hell. From teenagers and divorce to unexpected pregnancies and misplaced attachments, everything about Leah Beaumont’s holiday spells disaster. Leah is struggling to keep her sister’s family together, which is difficult under normal circumstances, but it’s even more difficult when there’s Ronan, the engaging helicopter pilot next door. He’s handsome. And he’s got all this baggage, and Leah’s scared of commitment. And yet, Leah can’t help but get involved...

From the No.1 best-selling author of THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE, Sue gives us a book full of humour, romance and good old-fashioned French sunshine. What better way to mark the summer?

Sue will be discussing JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire with Jeremy Sallis on Monday 22nd May at 2pm. Make sure you tune in!

There is also a two-week blog tour kicking off today; details here:

You can also follow Sue on Twitter @SueMoorcroft and track the hashtag #JustForTheHolidays for a free audio excerpt, postcards from Leah and more info!

Or find Sue on her website.


 ‘Sue’s gift for description and characters and a well-paced, funny yet tender plot makes this the ideal holiday read.’ — My Weekly

‘Must read’ — Saturday Magazine

 ‘Sue’s writing is as effortless to read as ever, and this is a book you’ll race through as I did – lighter reading at its very best, but with an occasional sharp edge to throw you off-balance when her people behave badly, as real people sometimes do.’ — Anne Williams, Being Anne

 ‘JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS is aptly titled in time for the summer season. It’s a fabulous summery read that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ — Rachel Gilbey, Goodreads

 ‘I just loved it, every single word and now… and now I can’t wait until Christmas for her next one.’ — Jenny O'Brien, Goodreads