Eversleigh Manor provides the perfect location for hit new television show, Lady Jane Investigates. But when the film crew descends en masse, no one could have predicted that romance would be brewing before the clapperboard had snapped its last. Least of all Guy Portias, heir to the manor and favourite beau of leading lady, Richenda Fox. And Guy's rash proposal of marriage in the drunken wake of the after-show party is only the first of his worries. After all, his mother has her heart set on running Country House Weekends for the discerning holidaymaker and her new employee, Honor, has a talent for mass catering ...and for making Guy feel a little warm under the collar. But Honor is preoccupied with her own problems - a fickle ex-boyfriend is hovering in the wings and her best friend, Henty, seems inordinately distracted by her smouldering new groom, Travis. Throw in a long-lost mother, a philandering husband and a floozy of a florist and watch the residents of Eversleigh village work themselves into a lather of epic proportions.
Shortlisted for Foster Grant Reading Glasses Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2006.
Veronica Henry is a scriptwriter who has written for The Archers, Boon, Heartbeat and, most recently, Doctors. She has written three previous novels, Honeycote, Making Hay and Wild Oats, all of which are published by Penguin. She lives in North Devon with her husband and three sons.