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A place where friendship, love and new beginnings are in full bloom . . .

Ivy Lane was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.
From spring to summer, autumn to winter, a lot can happen in a single year . . .

Tilly is in desperate need of a fresh start, ideally with fresh air and a fresh attitude to match. Hidden secrets lurk in her past and moving to a new town seems like the best way to get a much needed second chance. Finally, it feels like fate is on her side. She takes on a plot at Ivy Lane allotments – where she assumes peace and quiet await – but life has different plans…

The small community at Ivy Lane is anything but quaint. The members are far from reserved and soon draw Tilly out of her shell, teaching her everything they know about friendship, love and letting go. And with a love interest waiting in the wings, Tilly may find that new love can grow in scorched earth.

As the seasons change, can her new friends prove to Tilly that time really is a healer?

A charming and romantic story certain to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.

Your favourite authors have loved Ivy Lane:

‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life – love and gardening!’ Fern Britton'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson


Beautifully drawn characters, with love and humour across four seasons. I fell in love with this book

Rachael Lucas, author of Sealed with a Kiss

A perfect cup of sunshine on a cold and dreary day . . . a beautiful way to escape from the world

Josephine Moon, author of The Tea Chest

A fantastic read filled with laugh-out-loud funny moments. A lovely, heart-warming story – highly recommended

Compelling Reads

Like a warm rug to wrap around yourself in winter and picnic on in the summer. It has a delicious warmth, optimism and sheer lust for life

Sue Watson, author of Love, Lies and Lemon Cake

Filled with friendship, humour and genuinely loveable characters of all ages, shapes and sizes

One More Page

Wonderfully witty . . . I easily fell in love with Tillyand her world. I couldn’t put it down

Jenny Hale, author of Love Me for Me

Satisfying, dreamy and delicious – leaves you wanting just a little bit more . . . Roll on July for part two!

Crooks on Books

Such a charming, feel-good story

Caroleâ??s Books

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    March 15, 2015


    464 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    February 12, 2015

    Transworld Digital

    464 pages

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  • EBook


    April 3, 2014

    Transworld Digital

    108 pages

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