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My name’s Phillipa Ashley and I write lively, fun romantic fiction for Avon Maze, Piatkus Entice, Headline Little Black Dress, Sourcebooks and Samhain Publishing. As Pippa Croft, I also write the Oxford Blue series which is published by Penguin Books.

You can follow me on Twitter as @PhillipaAshley or @PippaCroftBooks.

My latest book is Summer at the Cornish Cafe out on May 5th with Avon Books. It’s available to pre order from Amazon now -and it’s just 99p! – and it would be the perfect read for summer days, for your holidays and for fans of baking, Cornwall and Poldark of course.

I started writing romance in 2005 and my debut novel won the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Award and was made into a Lifetime TV movie called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hopkins. Read more about it here.

I’ve now had 12 novels published in the UK and worldwide – you can read about all of them on this site so take a look around.

Or check out my blog to find out what – and who – is distracting me from my work today.

You can also follow me on Facebook.


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Praise for Phillipa Ashley

“Perfect for an afternoon in the hammock.”
– A Bookworm’s World

“Lovely books filled with warm and likeable characters.”
– Jill Mansell, New York Times and International best-selling author

“Ashley’s writing is deft, sexy and full of humour.”

” Sexy, funny and wonderfully romantic.”
– Singletitles.com

“Ashley’s fun contemporary romance is crafted with humor, a sexy premise, and the intriguing backdrop of the picturesque Lake District.”
– Booklist

“Readers will enjoy the breezy style and repartee.”
– Publishers Weekly

“Delightfully witty and sensual contemporary romance.”
– Romance Junkies

“Wonderfully romantic and funny.”
– Katie Fforde, Sunday Times best-selling author

“Phillipa Ashley offers a charmer of a Christmas story in Dating Mr. December.”
– USA Today best selling author, Christie Ridgway – Bookpage

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E-book: May 5th, 2016

A gorgeous story exploring new beginnings, new love and new opportunities, set against the stunning background of the Cornish coast. Phillipa Ashley has written a feisty, compelling heroine who leaps off the page and encourages you to live your summer to the full.

Read more about this new release »

Third Time Lucky Second time I saw you

“It is really rare that I read books in a series back to back regardless of how much I love them, but I couldn’t help myself when it came to Pippa Croft’s Oxford Blue series.”
– Books with Bunny

The Second Time I Saw You was a wonderful, addictive book and I can’t wait for more.”
– Five Hearts, Reviewed the Book

Read more about these releases »