SUE MOORCROFT

Agent: Juliet Pickering

Biography: Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times and internationally-bestselling author of contemporary fiction, and has reached the coveted Number 1 spot on Amazon Kindle with THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE. Her novels JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS and DREAM A LITTLE DREAM were shortlisted for RoNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year Awards. LOVE & FREEDOM won the Best Romantic Read Award, for which IS THIS LOVE?, DREAM A LITTLE DREAM and THE WEDDING PROPOSAL were also nominated.

Sue has won the Katie Fforde Bursary, is a past Vice Chair of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and editor of its short story anthologies. Her short stories, serials and columns have appeared around the world. She has created writing courses for the London School of Journalism, and is the author of a writing guide.

Sue was born in Germany, and lived in Cyprus and Malta before settling in the UK. More recently, THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE (2016), JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS (2017), THE LITTLE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS (2017) and ONE SUMMER IN ITALY (2018), have all been published by Avon.

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 A CHRISTMAS GIFT  Contemporary, 400 pages Avon, October 2018  Georgine loves Christmas. The festive season always brings the little village of Middledip to life. But since her ex-boyfriend walked out, leaving her with crippling debts, Georgine’s struggled to make ends meet.  To keep her mind off her worries, she throws herself into organising the Christmas show at the local school. And when handsome Joe Blackthorn becomes her assistant, Georgine’s grateful for the help. But there’s something about Joe she can’t quite put her finger on. Could there be more to him than meets the eye?  Georgine’s past is going to catch up with her in ways she never expected. But can the help of friends new and old make this a Christmas to remember after all?

A CHRISTMAS GIFT

Contemporary, 400 pages
Avon, October 2018

Georgine loves Christmas. The festive season always brings the little village of Middledip to life. But since her ex-boyfriend walked out, leaving her with crippling debts, Georgine’s struggled to make ends meet.

To keep her mind off her worries, she throws herself into organising the Christmas show at the local school. And when handsome Joe Blackthorn becomes her assistant, Georgine’s grateful for the help. But there’s something about Joe she can’t quite put her finger on. Could there be more to him than meets the eye?

Georgine’s past is going to catch up with her in ways she never expected. But can the help of friends new and old make this a Christmas to remember after all?

 ONE SUMMER IN ITALY  Contemporary, 346 pages Avon, May 2018  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 for her 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…

ONE SUMMER IN ITALY

Contemporary, 346 pages
Avon, May 2018

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 for her 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…

 THE LITTLE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS  Contemporary, 368 pages Avon, Oct 2017  Alexia Kennedy – interior decorator extraordinaire – 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 Middledip up in arms at how this could have happened, Alexia feels ready to 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 partnership. However, they soon realise that a little sprinkling of Christmas magic might just help to bring this village – and their lives – together again…

THE LITTLE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS

Contemporary, 368 pages
Avon, Oct 2017

Alexia Kennedy – interior decorator extraordinaire – 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 Middledip up in arms at how this could have happened, Alexia feels ready to 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 partnership. However, they soon realise that a little sprinkling of Christmas magic might just help to bring this village – and their lives – together again…

 JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS  Contemporary, 400 pages Avon, May 2017   Grab your sun hat, a cool glass of wine, and the only book you need on holiday...In theory, nothing could be better than a summer spent basking in the French sun. That is, until you add in three teenagers, two love interests, one divorcing couple, and a very unexpected pregnancy. Admittedly, this isn't exactly the relaxing holiday Leah Beaumont was hoping for - but it's the one she's got. With her sister Michele's family falling apart at the seams, it's up to Leah to pick up the pieces and try to hold them all together. But with a handsome helicopter pilot staying next door, Leah can't help but think she might have a few distractions of her own to deal with...

JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Contemporary, 400 pages
Avon, May 2017


Grab your sun hat, a cool glass of wine, and the only book you need on holiday...In theory, nothing could be better than a summer spent basking in the French sun. That is, until you add in three teenagers, two love interests, one divorcing couple, and a very unexpected pregnancy. Admittedly, this isn't exactly the relaxing holiday Leah Beaumont was hoping for - but it's the one she's got. With her sister Michele's family falling apart at the seams, it's up to Leah to pick up the pieces and try to hold them all together. But with a handsome helicopter pilot staying next door, Leah can't help but think she might have a few distractions of her own to deal with...