Elizabeth was born on 21 May 1948 in Guildford, Surrey, England. In 1970, she obtained for a double degree in English and History at the University of Kent at Canterbury. She married with Benjamin Buchan, grandson of the also writer John Buchan, they had two sons and a daughter. She lives in London.

She began her career as a blurb writer for Penguin Books, this was excellent training for an infant writer as it necessitated reading widely through the Penguin list – fiction and non-fiction, in order to encapsulate what a book was about. She later became a fiction editor at Random House, in her spare time she had co-authored an adventure game book for children and also written a children’s biography of Beatrix Potter, In 1994, she became a full-time writer. Her novel "Consider the Lily" won the 1994 Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association, and she was elected its eighteenth Chairman (1995-1997). She also writes reviews for the main national newspapers of Great Britain, including The Times and the Mail on Sunday. Her bestselling novel "Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman" has been made into a television film for CBS.

Book List in Order:20 titles

  • The stunning new novel from best-selling Elizabeth Buchan. The Museum of Broken Promises is a beautiful, evocative love story and heart-breaking journey in to a long-buried past. Paris, today. The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of wonder and sa...


  • As the Second World War draws to a close, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton surprises his sisters at their London home. But an even greater shock is the woman he brings with him, Krista - the German wife whom he has married secretly in Berlin. Krista ...


  • Elizabeth Buchan brings us a beautifully told story of courage, love and lies in wartime Europe in her heart-breaking new novel I Can't Begin to Tell You. Denmark, 1940. War has come and everyone must choose a side. For British-born Kay Eberstern, li...


  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that all mothers want to see their daughters happily settled. But for Lara, mother to Maudie and stepmother to Jasmine and Eve, realizing this ambition has not been easy. With an ex-husband embarking on a new ma...


  • Tom and Annie's kids have grown up, the mortgage is do-able, and they're about to get a gorgeous new, state-of-the-art French stove. Life is good- or so it seems. Beneath the veneer of professional success and domestic security, their marriage is cru...


  • What could be sweeter than Revenge? Only the sequel. For Minty LIoyd, proving herself as the perfect second wife has been harder than she imagined. She may have her prized Nathan and and their twin boys, but everything she does feels secondhand. Mean...


  • The Second Wife is the compelling novel from bestselling author Elizabeth Buchan. What happens when the mistress gets her man? Against the odds, that's what happened to Minty. She stole her best friend Rose's husband Nathan and made him her own. But ...


  • in Girls' Night Out

    Too tired to doll up and head out for a night on the town? (It happens to the best of us.) Just dip into this year's must-read collection for a Girls' Night Out to remember and indulge in tales of reunions and weddings, sisters and friends, endings a...


  • Barbara and Siena sisters, whose lives are separated by fifty years, but linked in a variety of subtle and surprising ways as they try to make sense of the conflicting demands of liberation and duty, freedom and necessity, and the labyrinthine pursui...






  • It is the summer of 1959 when forty-two-year-old Barbara Beeching, a married mother of two grown-up children, meets Alexander Liberty. Adored by her family and admired by her friends, Barbara never imagined that an unexpected, tender, and surprisingl...


  • Fanny Savage was once dutiful, clever, vulnerable and dreamy. Now married to Will, a successful politician with big ambitions, her life is a whirlwind of public engagements and loyalty to the party, a position that requires her to look good and remai...


  • Forty-eight-year-old Fanny Savage has a nineteen-year record-earned with patience, devotion, and contentment-as the perfect wife to an ambitious, idealistic politician. Life is a whirlwind of public engagements and unquestioning loyalty to the party,...


  • Get ready to cheer for Rose Lloyd, a woman of young middle age who proves that starting over doesn't have an age limit. After twenty-five years spent juggling husband, career, and kids with admirable success, Rose suddenly finds both her marriage and...


  • Agnes Campion is 30 when she inherits Flagge House from her uncle. Struggling with its upkeep whilst looking after her elderly aunts, juggling her work, and nursing a bruised heart, she doesn't bank on falling for handsome property developer Julian,w...


  • In the late-80s, Unlike the Frants living their quiet ordered lives in the village of Appleford, Tess and Becky are of the generation that reckons it can have everything. They are negotiating the world of high finance and the City. High flyers in the...


  • How far would she go for the Perfect Love? Many things can disrupt a twenty years marriage. Prue Valour, 41, has spent her adulthood keeping house, making meals for her older widower husband, Max, and being a mother to their preadolescent daughte...


  • In the summer of 1929, Hinton Dysart, an estate in the south of England, is dying from lack of money. Kit Dysart, the heir, knows he must marry well to keep it alive. At his sister's wedding, he meets the vibrant Daisy Chudleigh and her more subdued ...


  • "I thought loving someone was simple. It isn't. Glorious, yes. Painful, yes. Unforgettable, yes. Simple, no. It took me the war to find out...." Evelyn St John has been parachuted into France to link up with the Resistance. Paul von Hoch's brief, as ...


  • A NATION DIVIDED BY POWER AND PASSION Paris, 1789--the time is ripe for revolution. In the glittering court of Louis XVI, the extravagance of the rich grows more outrageous every day. While in the streets, the restless crowds gather like dark clou...