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  • Published: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780552171557
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

White Lies and Wishes

Bestselling author Cathy Bramley's sparkling new story of friendship and dreams come true

What happens when what you wish for is only half the story...?
Three strangers and a funeral, that's all it takes for these women's lives and wishes to intersect. Death has a funny way of showing you what you really want out of life. or so they say, anyway.

Jo is flirty and a little after thirty, but what she really wants is to get her business back on track and conquer her fear of heights. That's what she'll say when asked, anyway. She has things to prove and finding love can always wait.

Sarah has the best of both worlds, baby in one hand and job in the other. All she wants is to get that promotion, then all those missed bath times will be worth it. So she says, anyway. She can't stop to think about it too long or she might drop something.

All Carrie wants is to shift the excess pounds and look good for summer. Wearing a bikini is all she has ever desired. So she has always said, anyway. But it's not the only weight she's carrying, dark secrets from her past are threatening to surface.

So the three unlikely new friends set themselves a deadline to get their lives in order; juggling blokes, babies and bikini bottoms along the way. There's nothing to stop them from achieving their dreams - except those little white lies we all tell.

A feel-good romantic comedy that's guaranteed to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
'Engaging characters and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!' Katie Fforde
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson
'The perfect romantic tale, to warm your heart and make you smile.' Ali McNamara

  • Published: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780552171557
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Cathy Bramley

Cathy Bramley is the Sunday Times bestselling author of romantic comedies including Wickham Hall, The Lemon Tree Café, Hetty's Farmhouse Bakery and A Match Made in Devon. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her family.

Her recent career as a full-time writer of light-hearted, romantic fiction has come as somewhat of a lovely surprise after spending eighteen years running her own marketing agency. However, she has been always an avid reader, never without a book on the go and now thinks she may have found her dream job!

Cathy loves to hear from her readers. You can get in touch via her website or on social media.

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Praise for White Lies and Wishes

Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!

Katie Fforde

A testament to the transformative power of friendship, White Lies & Wishes is a life-affirming read which will make you feel like anything is possible.

Daily Express

Wonderfully warm, honest and insightful, this story is an enjoyable as a choccie biscuit dipped in your tea. We loved it.

Isabelle Broom, Heat

I love all of Cathy’s books, and this one was no exception. It’s full of charm and warmth, heartbreaking revelations and laugh-out-loud moments.

Cressida McLaughlin

Warm and funnyWhite Lies and Wishes is a celebration of the power of friendship.

My Weekly

So wonderfully life-affirming, a true tonic that will warm your heart and quite possibly inspire you to make your own wishes come true … I loved it.

Alexandra Brown

A wonderful book that is full of true friendships, dreams and the desire to laugh. I think I may have just found one of my new favourite books.

The Writing Garnet

A gorgeous, heart-warming and life-affirming delight

Rachael Lucas

It made me want to seize the day! Life affirming with a very happy ending.

Jo Thomas

I LOVED this book SO MUCH! It by far surpasses me saying that it's my favourite Cathy Bramley...just amazing. I can't tell you how refreshing it was

Donna Trinder - Bookish Bits Blog

A joyous thing to read.

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