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My name’s Phillipa Ashley and I’m the author of the best-selling Cornish Cafe series. I just love writing feelgood romantic fiction! As Pippa Croft, I also wrote the steamy Oxford Blue series published by Penguin Books.

The whole Cornish Cafe trilogy is now available. –Summer at the Cornish Cafe and Christmas at the Cornish Cafe and Confetti at the Cornish Cafe are comforting reads with lots of twists and turns – perfect for when you want to escape at any time of year.

It’s now been over 10 years since my debut novel, Decent Exposure, was published. It was made into a Lifetime TV movie called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hopkins. Read more about it here.

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

For the very latest news, follow me on Twitter @phillipaashley or visit my Facebook page.

Phillipa x

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Praise for Phillipa

“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

A Special Cornish Christmas cover

Paperback and E-book: November 11, 2021

This Christmas everything is about to change…


An Endless Cornish Summer cover

Paperback and E-book: June 24, 2021

Rose Vernon is headed to a quiet Cornish village – to find the man who saved her life.

A Surprise Christmas Wedding A Perfect Cornish Escape

A Perfect Cornish Christmas A Perfect Cornish Summer

Summer on the Little Cornish Isles Spring on the Little Cornish Isles

“An utterly glorious, escapist read from one of the freshest voices to emerge in women’s fiction today. I loved every gorgeous page.” – Claudia Carroll

“A glorious, tantalising taste of Cornwall, I could almost taste the salt of the sea air as I read it.” – Jules Wake

“You can’t help but fall in love with the characters in this book. With its determined heroine and smouldering Poldark-alike this sweeping love story grips you and doesn’t let go until the very last page.” – Helen Cox

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