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Publication Order of Castle Cove Books

Summer at the Castle Cafe (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Christmas Village Books

Christmas in the Scottish Highlands (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowflakes and Secrets in the Scottish Highlands (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Little Guesthouse of New Beginnings (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Countdown (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Village of New Starts (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
If Every Day Was Christmas (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer in the Scottish Highlands (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Cornish House (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer at the Cornish Beach Cafe (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Secrets in the Scottish Highlands (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Donna Ashcroft is a bestselling romance fiction author from the United Kingdom. She was born and brought up in London but spent most of her childhood and young adulthood in Buckingham.

She studied English and Linguistics in Lancashire and upon graduation, she worked as a marketing manager, copywriter, secretary, waitress, and buyer. She penned several novel manuscripts for more than a decade before she was published.
In 2017 she won the Katie Fforde Bursary and this would be the catalyst for her kicking on to become the writer that she is today. Donna published “Summer At the Castle Cafe,” her debut novel and the first of the “Castle Cove” series of novels in 2018.
She has become known for novels with happy endings which is not surprising since she has been reading romances with happy endings since her preteen years.

Just like many authors, writing is something that Donna Ashcroft has loved to do ever since she was very young. In fact, she penned her debut work with her best friend when she was just twelve and still has a copy of the awful manuscript.
However, it was this that made her realize how much she loved writing and she used to pen all manner of short stories in her bedroom as a teenager.

At University, she studied Linguistics and English and it was during this time that she began trying her hand at horror having discovered Stephen King. But her creativity got a shot in the arm in a very different way when she took a copywriting course.
Donna would eventually end up working in publishing where she spent more than 15 years before she became a copywriter working freelance. With too much work on her hands, she could no longer write and stopped working on her manuscripts altogether.
At some point, she picked up her pen and this time was convinced that she needed to get serious if she was to get published. She joined the Romantic Novelists Association quit her freelance copywriting gigs and got a part-time job managing a website.
Things got serious when she was awarded the Katie Fforde Bursary which made her work harder on her novels that she would get published in 2018.

Donna Ashcroft currently makes her home in Hertfordshire where she lives with Chris her husband, Charlie and Erren her two teenagers and Daisy and Dylan their two grumpy cats.

As a full-time author, she spends much of her time writing her novels. She usually works from a small spare room in her house that used to be a bedroom complete with a bed and a small table.
She has tried her best to make the room into a lovely space with pictures of her novels and heart banners. When the sun is shining, she will sometimes head out to the garden to work in the refreshing air.
Donna’s ritual in the mornings usually involves having several cups of coffee, after which she usually takes little sips of water throughout the day.

Other must-haves on her desk include Post-it notes, pretty notebooks, and pens since she loves making notes all the time.

When she is not writing or reading romance fiction, she can usually be found cleaning the house or negotiating with her kids on who should do the washing up.

Donna Ashcroft’s “Summer at the Castle Cafe” is a work set at the crumbling and cozy Castle Cafe, which has to be one of the most unique places.

It comes with stunning views of the sandy beaches and sparkling sea where visitors are guaranteed to get delicious condiments, laughter, and a warm welcome as soon as they step on the threshold.
When Alice Appleton arrives in Castle Cove, she realizes that it is just what she needs. She has taken up a position in the Castle Cafe where she is surrounded by chocolate cake, cream teas, and all manner of quirky characters.
Among the people she interacts with is Jay O’Donnell, a handsome and mysterious man who has been a resident of the small picturesque town since childhood.

Volunteering on the lifeboats, he has some very unpredictable days and is haunted by a past tragedy that all he desires is to save as many people as he can.
Things changed when Alice Appleton walked into his life and upended everything. She makes him realize that maybe it is time for him to be rescued too.

As Jay and Alice find themselves falling for each other, they will have to learn about how critical it is to take second chances when they are offered.
It is a hilarious and heartwarming romance that is a perfect read that has been compared to the works of Phillipa Ashley, Lucy Diamond, and Debbie Johnson.

Donna Ashcrofts’ novel “The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances” is the story of Lily King who thinks her life is stagnating.

She loves her job at the Castle Teashop where she lives and works around delicious cakes and familiar faces. But her dream job seems to be slipping through her fingers and her boyfriend just left her.
When Emily Campbell her best friend asks for her help in organizing her wedding over Christmas, she realizes that she has the opportunity to shine which may just open many other doors.
Will she be able to pull off what has to be the biggest event that Castle Cove has ever seen or will it prove too complicated?

On the other hand, is Josh Havellin-Scott a handsome and rebellious photographer who has always felt like a black sheep of the family particularly when juxtaposed against his elder brother.
At the last moment, Josh finds himself entangled in the plans for the wedding of his seemingly perfect older brother. He hates to have to get involved but then while working on plans for the Big Day, he meets the quirky and creative Lily King.
When Josh and Lily find themselves thrown together, it is immediately apparent that they are very different from each other.

However, they soon realize that the old saying opposites do attract may have a lot of truth to it. They also learned that love sometimes finds you when you least expect it.

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