Erica James, née Sullivan was born in 1960 in Surrey, England, UK and she grew up on Hayling Island, Hampshire since 4 years. She began writing after attending a creative writing course at the Arvon Foundation, and published her first novel in 1996. In 2006, her novel Gardens of Delight won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association.

Divorced, she has two grown-up sons, Edward and Samuel, and lives between Cheshire and Lake Como in Italy.

Book List in Order: 23 titles

  • The compelling new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Erica JamesReaders are enchanted by Erica''s sweeping novels...''A glorious summer story which sizzles with passion: idyllic location, compelling characters and lives so interwoven that th...


  • A captivating story about friendship, making changes, and learning to live life to the fullest from SUNDAY TIMES bestseller Erica JamesA cherished home, a circle of friends and a summer that will change everything...Linston End has been the summer ho...


  • From Erica James, bestselling author of Summer at the Lake , comes an enchanting tale of one family coming together and finding their way. It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple ret...


  • Lizzie has an unfortunate knack for attracting bad luck, but this time she's hit the jackpot. Losing her heart to her boss at the radio station where she works leads directly to losing her job, and with no money in the bank she's forced to swallow he...


  • 'Someone had made a perfect job of creating a place in which to hide a notebook . . . there was no address, only a date: September 1943 . . .'Ashcombe was the most beautiful house Saskia had ever seen as a little girl. A rambling cottage on the edge ...


  • It was a wedding invitation that changed everything for Floriana . . . If she hadn't been so distracted at the thought of having to witness the one true love of her life get married, she would have seen the car coming. If she'd seen the car com...


  • We all hide things, some more than others... Mia Channing appears to have an enviable life: a beautiful home in the village of Little Pelham, a happy, stable marriage, a job she enjoys and three grown up children to whom she's devoted. But appe...


  • At 30, Katie Lavender thinks she is better than most when it comes to dealing with life's surprises. But when she gets a request to visit a solicitor, she's not expecting the dramatic turn her life is about to take. There, she receives a letter from ...


  • Maggie, married to a bore who doesn't appreciate her, promises that from now on she's going to stand up for herself. Ella, an artistic interior designer, promises that from now on her head is going to rule over her heart. Ethan, struggling in a lifel...






  • Alice Shoemaker habitually goes to great lengths to avoid telling the truth about herself and her past. After agreeing to help out a friend by shopping and cleaning for the unknown man staying at Cuckoo House, she soon becomes suspicious that her str...


  • A gripping novel about how friendships survive the best and worst of times from the bestselling author of SUMMER AT THE LAKE.Dan and Sally Oliver and their friend Chloe Hennessey are lucky to be alive. Three years on, after surviving one of the world...


  • The beautiful city of Venice has been Lydia's home for many years, a place where she has found peace and fulfillment. Then one day she glimpses a young man's face in the crowd that threatens to change everything. He's a heart-stopping reminder of a d...


  • A gorgeous, heart-warming tale set among the gardens of Italy The Gardens of Delight brochure promises the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in the Lake Como area of Italy. For Lucy, the chance to go to Italy offers more than ju...


  • At the age of thirty-two, Harriet Swift thinks she has the perfect life - a satisfying career, her own flat and a new boyfriend. But when her only sister is killed in a car crash, Harriet is forced to give up her well-ordered life and move back to he...


  • Angel Sands is a traditional seaside resort of bed and breakfasts, cottages to rent, and teashops, and the place with the best views of the tiny beach and surrounding coastline is Paradise House, home to the Baxter girls?or the Sisters of Whimsy as t...


  • Dulcie Ballantyne is prepared to welcome an unlikely mix of people when she founds her creative writers' group, Hidden Talents, and her expectations are not disappointed. Beth King is facing empty-nest syndrome as her only son leaves home for college...



  • Izzy Jordan knows that she ought to put the past behind her and make more of an effort to be a thoroughly Modern Woman. But shaking off a cowardly ex-boyfriend and a manipulative mother who, between them, have robbed her of her self-esteem, is easier...


  • Ali Anderson is determined to stand on her own two feet -- even if it means spending Christmas alone. Because for Ali, Christmas is not the season of good cheer but a poignant reminder of the tragedy that not so long ago tore her life apart and des...






  • A terrific novel of love, life and friendship from the Sunday Times bestselling author.In the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Cholmford Hall Mews, a converted eighteenth-century barn, is far more than an exclusive home to its new inhabitants.For J...


  • Ellen has been living on her own in a picturesque if damp cottage in Cheshire since her husband abandoned her for the pleasures of another woman in Provence. Struggling to make ends meet, and having married once for love, she is now determined that t...


  • Hilary Parker is very happy: she has a kind, caring husband, David, two lively children, and she immerses herself in both family life and life in the village of Hulme Welford, which has been her home since childhood. Then one Monday morning her en...


  • Charlotte Lawrence is consumed by guilt - after months of agonising she finally asked her workaholic husband for a divorce. The very same day, Peter was killed in a tragic accident. Charlotte's only wish is to return home to the idyllic Cheshire vill...