Catherine Lace was born in 1956. She studied in different all girls schools from there until she left at eighteen. She joined the army, where she served eight years rose to the rank of Staff Captain. In the army, she met and married her husband, but when she fell pregnant, she had to leave the army. With three kids under four and a half, she was invited to help out with a magazine for army wives and she decide to want write. Co-authored with a fellow army wife, she wrote a non-fiction book "Gumboots and Pearls" as Annie Jones. After it, she wrote six Army romance novels as Catherine Jones. Her novel "Praise for Sisters in Arms", shortlisted for the 1999 Romantic Novelists' Association's Award. Now she decided change the type of romance novels as Kate Lace. Her novel "The Chalet Girl" was nominee to Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best.

She was elected the twenty-fourteenth Chairman (2007-2009) of the Romantic Novelists' Association, and she was also the captain of the RNA "University Challenge - The Professionals" team which made it to the final of the 2005 series. Her husband has left the army and their kids have grown up.

Book List in Order:11 titles

  • Gordon and Maxine's dreams of a blissful life of gardening, pub lunches and quiet retirement in the charming market town of Little Woodford are ruined when three very demanding members of their family come home. First up is daughter Abi and her unas...


  • The town of Little Woodford seems peaceful and picture-postcard beautiful, with its marketplace, ancient church, and immaculate allotments. But behind the tranquil facade, troubles are brewing. Olivia Lewthwaite, former town councillor, pillar of the...


  • Chipping Woodford is a quintessential English market town, with its charming high street shops, allotments, thriving church and pub. One house - the Beeches - has been on the market for ages. No one seems to want this huge, rambling Victorian mansion...


  • Racism. Bigotry. And an unbreakable bond of love between and old woman and a young girl.Claire Elizabeth Jones, a precocious seven year old, is growing up in small racially-divided Milburn, Arkansas in 1963. Her mom died a year earlier, and her dad, ...


  • In 1928, Ida Gaze swims the Bristol Channel with the help of her best friend Freda. In 1937, on the instructions of the matron, a nurse at a maternity hospital in London smuggles out an orphaned baby. Now, in Wales, an old lady pieces together these ...


  • Its June, 1944. In the immediate aftermath of the Normandy Landings, chaos reigns and lives are irrevocably disrupted. At the Ferme de la Source, an isolated farm close to the front line, Martine battles to keep her animals fed, and shelter her Germa...


  • Yvie first meets Adam and Pammy Clifton as neighbours on the same 'patch' in Germany, where she has been posted with soldier husband, Richard. Their friendship is cemented by the shared experience of army life, but is put to the test when the relatio...


  • When Ginny Turner arrives to take up her new post as Regimental Admin Officer, there are mixed feelings on 'the patch'. Her old friend Maddy is delighted: Ginny is fun, good company, and will brighten things up no end. Alice Davies, wife of Commandin...


  • As a working mother, the widowed Kate is resigned to remaining single for ever. After all, any man willing to take her on, also has to take on an instant family. She is surprised then to find not one but two men vying for her attention....






  • Three girls from entirely different backgrounds attend Sandhurst military college. Edwina is bursting with energy, attitude and a Northern outspokenness; Lizzie is kind and tactful - the "right sort"; and Amanda is cool, logical, focused - and deeply...


  • When Jenny marries a fellow British Army officer, her life becomes one of upheaval and isolation. After three children and endless travelling, Jenny is beginning to hate being an army wife. In desperation, she strikes out for her own independence and...