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Writing as Lilly Bartlett

Lilly Bartlett - cosy romcoms

Full of warmth, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters

The Big Dreams Beach Hotel

Wriggle your toes in the sand and feel the warm breeze on your face when you check into the hotel that's full of dreams

Three years after ditching her career in New York City, Rosie never thought she’d still be managing the quaint faded Victorian hotel in her seaside hometown. 

What’s worse, the hotel’s new owners are turning it into a copy of their Florida properties. Flamingos and all. Cultures are clashing and the hotel’s residents stand in the way of the developers’ plans. The hotel is both their home and their family. 

That’s going to make Rory’s job difficult when he arrives to enforce the changes. And Rosie isn’t exactly on his side, even though it’s the chance to finally restart her career. Rory might be charming, but he’s still there to evict her friends. 

How can she follow her dreams if it means ending everyone else’s?
 






The Big Little Wedding in Carlton Square

You're warmly invited to the Wedding of the Century with all your favourite friends. It's the most gorgeous vintage fun you'll have this year!

When Emma’s boyfriend Daniel pops the question with a ring the size of a small country, she realizes just how different their worlds are. Her family can only afford a low-key wedding while Daniel’s mother is expecting a society party that their high-brow guests won’t forget!  

How will Emma put together a sophisticated champagne-sodden celebration fit for Lords and Ladies when her dad can’t accept any help from Daniel’s family, her best friend Kelly has become a world-class Bridesmaidzilla and her cross-dressing Uncle Barbara is dying to strut his stuff up the aisle?

The big day is three months away. Just don’t look too closely, because nothing is as it seems!

BOOK 1 in the CARLTON SQUARE SERIES
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"I loved the humour, the settings, the quirkiness, and ALL the characters." Jane Linfoot

"Full of fun, frolics and well-meaning family interference - it has all the appeal of a Richard Curtis. I loved it!" Cathy Bramley

"Warm, witty, and wonderful - the perfect rom com" Debbie Johnson

"So flirtatious and fresh - I loved it." Alexandra Brown, #1 bestselling author of Carrington's series







The Second Chance Cafe in Carlton Square

A feel-good story that's as scrumptious as your favourite slice of cake!

Emma’s new café will be perfect, with its gorgeous strings of vintage bunting, mouth-wateringly gooey cakes, comforting pots of tea and quirky customers who think of each other as friends.

It’s a long road to get there, but as her business fills with freelancing hipsters, stroppy teens, new mums and old neighbourhood residents, Emma realises that they’re not the only ones getting a second chance. She is too.

But when someone commits bloomicide on their window boxes, their milk starts disappearing and their cake orders are mysteriously cancelled, it becomes clear that someone is determined to close them down. 

Will the café be their second chance after all?
 
BOOK 2 in the CARLTON SQUARE SERIES
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“The perfect blend of sweetness and substance, with plenty of laughs along the way.” Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe
 
“It is a story with a beautiful message to share – sometimes people just need a helping hand.” Whispering Stories
 
Well-paced and beautifully written with the right amount of humour. LOVED IT!” Christie Barlow, author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother
 
“This book is generous, heartwarming, community spirited and restores your faith in humans."Cosy Books
“An absolutely wonderful read. [Emma is] the kick-arse heroine that we all need.” Chick Lit Uncovered