Love is in the air in Tippermere as Lottie dreams of a white Christmas with no trimmings – other than her hot and hunky eventer, Rory. But things are never quite that simple on the Tipping House Estate.
Festive fervour takes over and it isn’t all seasonal peace and goodwill as expectations rise and it soon escalates from cosy dinner for two, to all the trimmings for ten!
With missing turkeys, loose horses, troublesome terriers and randy huntsmen, Lottie is hard pushed to find time for a kiss under the mistletoe, let alone find the opportunity to woo Rory with her sexy Santa costume.
But there is only one thing Lottie really wants for Christmas, and only one man can deliver it...
Enjoy your trip to Tippermere, and don't miss the novels in this series...
Zara Stoneley was born in a small village in Staffordshire and wanted to be James Herriot when she grew up. After completing an IT degree, working as a consultant, running a dog grooming business, teaching, and working at a veterinary practice she decided she had more than enough material to write several books even if she would never qualify as a vet!
She now splits her time between a cosy country cottage in Cheshire and an apartment in Barcelona, and writes fun, romantic stories set in the British countryside that she loves so much.
Zara Stoneley is the author of the Tippermere series (Stable Mates, Country Affairs and Country Rivals) published by HarperCollins, as well as several standalone novels.
Snuggle up this winter with her latest book 'The Holiday Swap'- the perfect cosy, Christmas read (sunshine and smiles included – just add hot chocolate and a blanket)!
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Welcome to tranquil Tippermere, an idyllic village nestled deep in the Cheshire countryside. Home to lords and ladies, horsemen and farmers, and plenty of secrets and scandals...
Leaving a scumbag ex behind her, Lottie Brinkley has hotfooted it out of Spain and back home to the country in serious need of some flirtatious fun to soothe her aching heart.
Luckily for her she’s spoilt for choice with not one but three eligible bachelors offering a steamy romp in the hay! But faced with the attentions of roguish eventer Rory Steel, the smiling Irish eyes of hunky farrier Mick O’Neal, and mysterious newcomer Tom Strachan, how can she possibly choose?
When billionaire landowner Marcus James drops dead unexpectedly, his WAGish wife Amanda threatens to sell the heart of the village and sets her sights on Tom! It seems things are heating up for little Tippermere... both in and out of the saddle.
A hilarious, sexy rom com perfect for fans of Jilly Cooper!
Twenty-seven year old Bain and the underage fifteen year old Alexis have been secretly in love for one whole year behind the backs of everyone on the outside of Gabriel's Trails, one of the roughest neighborhoods known for robberies, brawls and even murders, located on a rather wealthy side of town.
When Alexis, the daughter of wealthy parents, ends up deep inside of Gabriel's Trails for the first time in the middle of the night, things go terribly wrong, quickly spiraling out of control into a full force of reality, leading her to question one thing - Is Bain really who Alexis believes he is or is there something more sinister behind the man who she's come to love?
This is the first book of this new urban series. Read Murders at Gabriel's Trails Part 2: A Son's Sacrifice next or even better, order the entire Murders at Gabriel's Trails Complete 5 part series with bonus story SINS OF BAIN!
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'A great treat for readers...jam-packed with sexy men and horses' Bestselling author Fiona Walker
Welcome to Tippermere for the wedding of the year...
Scatty but loveable Lottie Brinkley is famous throughout the village for her disorganised personality, so when she steps up to plan the perfect wedding the only likely outcome is disaster.
When her globetrotting, love cheat of an ex, Todd, literally crashes the wedding on a not-so-noble steed, things definitely look set to take a turn for the scandalous. As rumours of why he’s back spread through the village quicker than the stable girl can drop her knickers, is Lottie's future with sexy eventer Rory Steel about to fall at the next fence?
With a wave of unexpected pregnancies, steamy shenanigans in the hay and a farrier with more than shoeing horses on his mind, will Lottie ever be ready to take on the coveted title of Lady of the Manor and restore the Estate to its former glory?
As the heart of the village, Tipping House Estate, makes its move into the 21st Century, pulses start to race in a novel packed full of charm, hunky stallions (the guys that is), and a daring plan that just has to succeed...
A must read for fans of Fiona Walker, Tilly Bagshawe and Jo Carnegie!
Two women, two very different lives – one perfect solution to escape festive heartbreak!
Tucked away in the idyllic English countryside, Daisy Fischer’s cosy little cottage has always been her safe haven. But when her completely dependable boyfriend issues her an ultimatum, Daisy realises there’s a whole world out there she’s missing out on.
Florence Cortes’s life couldn’t be better – gorgeous apartment right on the beach, fabulous job and dreamy boyfriend, or so she thought. Suddenly, Flo’s life isn’t so perfect after all.
When the girls house swap for the holidays, it’s not long before Daisy is being distracted by sun, sea and sexy Javier while Flo finds herself snowbound for Christmas with only handsome neighbour Hugo and a house full of animals to keep her company.
Love actually does seem to be all around this Christmas, but in the places Flo and Daisy least expect to find it...
What readers are saying about The Holiday Swap...
‘The perfect antidote to the winter blues...a sweet, funny and compelling tale that makes you wonder exactly what your life would be like if you just had the nerve to try and change it’ – Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe
‘Humor, heartbreak and plenty of ho, ho, ho! I loved The Holiday Swap!’ Mandy Baggot
‘Warm, happy, perfect to curl up with and guaranteed to make you smile!’ Kitty Loves Books
‘Heartwarming...will make Christmas feel extra magical’ The Reading Shed
‘One of those books that you should read curled up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate’ Michelle Ryles, Top 1000 Amazon reviewer
‘The perfect holiday read’ Jane Hunt Writer Book Reviews
Dashing eventer Rory is ready to button up his breeches and settle down. His gorgeous wife, Lottie, wants a bank balance in the black so she can protect the beautiful family estate for future generations.
But with the wedding business at Tipping House going up in flames, and rumours that it was arson not accident, Lottie begins to wonder who she can trust with her future.
Tranquil Tippermere is under siege as movies moguls and insurance investigators invade the countryside, and as events gather pace rescue plans start to look too good to be true, and intentions may not be as honourable as they seem.
As a moody, but definitely marvellous, polo player enters the fray and squares up to the eventing hero of Tippermere, does Lottie stand to lose her husband as well as her home?
'A great treat for readers...jam-packed with sexy men and horses.' Bestselling author Fiona Walker
As the lazy days of summer ebb away and the hedgerows fill with rich, plump blackberries, Lucy Jacobs couldn't be happier. She's feeling more and more at home in the small village of Langtry Meadows and has fallen in love with idyllic Jasmine cottage – not to mention gorgeous vet Charlie.
But just as Lucy is thinking about putting down roots like the blackberries that grow in her garden, Charlie's ex returns and threatens to put a thorn in their perfect life...‘All the ingredients for a perfect, summery read...it really captured my heart’ Cressida McLaughlin ‘Sprinkled with oodles of charm...I simply adored this book’ Christie Barlow
Fall in love with a brand new cosy romance series from bestselling author Zara Stoneley
When Lucy Jacobs is made redundant from her inner-city teaching job she fears her career is over. Teaching is all Lucy knows and she's determined to get back in the classroom as fast as she can.
Except the only job on offer is at an idyllic village school in the middle of nowhere – Lucy's idea of hell. Where are the disadvantaged kids who need saving, where is the challenge?
But as Lucy finds herself welcomed into the warm-hearted community of Langtry Meadows, she begins to realise new challenges await – like frogs in the classroom, a rather difficult donkey, and a very brooding local vet...
Local boy Charlie Davenport has his own issues about living in the close-knit village of Langtry Meadows. His private life is already fuel for the well-meaning gossips and the very last thing he needs is to get close to the new school teacher...no matter how lovely she is.
But as summer days drift away Langtry Meadows weaves its magic, Charlie and Lucy both get the chance to turn over a new leaf and start anew...maybe with each other?
A fun, romantic story to make you smile and long for your own country escape.
Praise for Summer with the Country Village Vet:
‘Beautifully written tale straight from the author’s heart’ The Writing Garnet
‘Like a summer breeze, gently warming your heart...be prepared for love, laughter and escapism’ My Chestnut Reading Tree
‘A zingy, romantic and fabulously heartwarming book ... My ultimate summer read’ Petra Pippa Q
James had it all. Good education. City job and a wife he would have been willing to die for. Their motto had been work hard, play hard, but she’d pushed the boundaries too far and he’d walked. Became the man he felt he needed to be. Detached. In control.
Free spirit Kezia lives each day at a time; sharing, loving and giving are unconditional. And sex is part of the sharing.
When fate leaves James and Kezia trapped together for the summer, her openness is an invitation he just can’t resist. The attraction is instant, the sex all-consuming. And as their fantasies become reality, James begins to realise that willing surrender is a far different pleasure to forced submission...