JULIE HOUSTON

writer • author

A VILLAGE AFFAIR

Cassie Beresford has recently landed her dream job as deputy head at her local, idyllic village primary school, Little Acorns. So, the last thing she needs is her husband of twenty years being 'outed' at a village charity auction - he has been having an affair with one of her closest friends.


As if that weren't enough to cope with, Cassie suddenly finds herself catapulted into the head teacher position, and at the forefront of a fight to ward off developers determined to concrete over the beautiful landscape.


But through it all, the irresistible joy of her pupils, the reality of keeping her teenage children on the straight and narrow, her irrepressible family and friends, and the possibility of new love, mean what could have been the worst year ever, actually might be the best yet...

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AN OFF-PISTE CHRISTMAS

The last thing Harriet Westmoreland wants is Christmas away from home, particularly when skiing, snow, heights and freezing her backside off are on the menu. While her own family, together with her best friend Grace's, are soon whizzing down ridiculously high and scary mountains in the fashionable Italian resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Harriet is stuck in the remedial class on the nursery slopes unable, it seems, to remain vertical.

Tired of trying to stay upright in the dunces' class, Harriet decides to overcome her fear of heights and take her bruised body off to explore the refugios in the magnificent Dolomites above Cortina. And maybe catch a glance of George Clooney, rumoured to be in town... But what happens next triggers a totally unexpected avalanche of events which proves that, for friends Harriet and Grace and all their families, Christmas really is a time for little miracles...

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LOOKING FOR LUCY

The third irresistible novel from an Amazon UK Humour #1 bestseller - 'an absolutely brilliant read' I Love Smart Books.


Clementine needs to find Lucy before it’s all too late. She also knows bringing up a child on your own down on Emerald Street where the street-walkers ply their trade isn’t easy, even when your daughter’s as adorable as four-year-old Allegra.  So when Peter Broadbent, wealthy, kind and possessed of the most beautiful house Clementine has ever seen, proposes, it seems almost too good to be true. It is…


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THE ONE SAVING GRACE

The third irresistible novel from an Amazon UK Humour #1 bestseller - 'an absolutely brilliant read' I Love Smart Books.


Clementine needs to find Lucy before it’s all too late. She also knows bringing up a child on your own down on Emerald Street where the street-walkers ply their trade isn’t easy, even when your daughter’s as adorable as four-year-old Allegra.  So when Peter Broadbent, wealthy, kind and possessed of the most beautiful house Clementine has ever seen, proposes, it seems almost too good to be true. It is…


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GOODNESS, GRACE AND ME

When Harriet’s husband, Nick, throws in his safe, but boring job in order to set up a new business during the current recession, Harriet is distraught. More so when she realises Amanda, her and best friend Grace's old enemy from school is Nick’s new boss’s wife and will be accompanying Nick on his business trips to Italy. How will Nick not succumb to the ruthless charms of the utterly gorgeous Amanda?  Knowing Nick is being seduced is bad enough, but when Grace falls madly in love with Sebastian, Amanda’s precious, much younger son, it can only mean trouble ahead.


Determined to fight for her man, Harriet’s seduction techniques go into overdrive. Unfortunately she is hampered in her attempts by two bolshy teenagers, an increasingly eccentric mother and a job teaching horrible children. Not to mention something very strange going on at the bottom of her garden!


Can Harriet save her marriage, and also her friendship with Grace? And what will happen if Nick’s new venture fails especially now that Harriet’s worst nightmare appears to be coming true...?

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