Author photo: Charlotte Barnes

Author photo: Charlotte Barnes

SUE MOORCROFT

Agent: Juliet Pickering

Biography: Sue Moorcroft is a writer of contemporary women’s fiction: LOVE & FREEDOM won the Best Romantic Read Award, for which IS THIS LOVE? and DREAM A LITTLE DREAM were both shortlisted too; DREAM A LITTLE DREAM was also shortlisted for a Romantic Novel Award. THE WEDDING PROPOSAL was shortlisted for Readers' Best Romantic Read 2014. 

Sue has won the Katie Fforde Bursary, and is a past Vice Chair of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and editor of its short story anthologies. Her stories and serials are regularly published in national newsstand magazines. Sue has written writing courses for the London School of Journalism and is the author of a creative writing ‘How To’ book.

Sue was born in Germany, and lived in Cyprus and Malta before settling in the UK. THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE (Avon) was a Kindle no.1 bestseller in December 2016, JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Avon) was published in May 2017, and THE LITTLE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS was released in October 2017. 

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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 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
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...

THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE Contemporary, 398 pages Avon, December 2016 For Ava Bliss, it’s going to be a Christmas to remember… On a snowy December evening, Sam Jermyn steps into the life of bespoke hat maker Ava. Sparks fly, and not necessarily the good ones.Times are tough for Ava – she’s struggling to make ends meet, her ex-boyfriend is a bully, and worst of all, it’s nearly Christmas. So when Sam commissions Ava to make a hat for someone special, she makes a promise that will change her life. She just doesn’t know it yet…

THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE

Contemporary, 398 pages
Avon, December 2016

For Ava Bliss, it’s going to be a Christmas to remember… On a snowy December evening, Sam Jermyn steps into the life of bespoke hat maker Ava. Sparks fly, and not necessarily the good ones.Times are tough for Ava – she’s struggling to make ends meet, her ex-boyfriend is a bully, and worst of all, it’s nearly Christmas. So when Sam commissions Ava to make a hat for someone special, she makes a promise that will change her life. She just doesn’t know it yet…