Erica James

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Surrey, England, The United Kingdom



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With an insatiable appetite for other people's business, Erica James will readily strike up conversation with strangers in the hope of unearthing a useful gem for her writing. She finds it the best way to write authentic characters for her novels, although her two grown-up sons claim they will never recover from a childhood spent in a perpetual state of embarrassment at their mother's compulsion.

The author of nineteen bestselling novels, and the winner of the 2006 Romantic Novel of the Year Award, Erica divides her time between Suffolk and Lake Como in Italy.


Average rating: 3.96 · 37,825 ratings · 2,953 reviews · 44 distinct worksSimilar authors
Song of the Skylark

4.24 avg rating — 2,735 ratings — published 2016 — 17 editions
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Summer at the Lake

3.99 avg rating — 3,001 ratings — published 2013 — 22 editions
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Coming Home to Island House

4.28 avg rating — 2,028 ratings — published 2017
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Tell It To The Skies

4.02 avg rating — 2,379 ratings — published 2007 — 20 editions
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Swallowtail Summer

4.04 avg rating — 1,836 ratings7 editions
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Letters From the Past

4.20 avg rating — 1,566 ratings9 editions
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The Dandelion Years

3.97 avg rating — 2,728 ratings — published 2014
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The Queen of New Beginnings

3.71 avg rating — 2,255 ratings — published 2010 — 24 editions
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Gardens Of Delight

3.87 avg rating — 1,791 ratings — published 2006 — 22 editions
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The Real Katie Lavender

3.75 avg rating — 1,921 ratings — published 2011 — 18 editions
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“It was the apparent isolation of the place that touched her; it was somewhere she felt she could be separated from the rest of the world.”
Erica James, Tell It To The Skies

“So now I bid you and my story adieu and finish with the words: if you love someone who lights up your world, do all in your power to make yourself worthy of that person’s love. Do not make the mistake I constantly made: do not keep doubting yourself, or the object of your heart. If you find yourself focusing on your shortcomings, find a remedy to overcome them. Be brave and do the thing you fear the most. Take as many risks as you can, let yourself be happy – and believe in the impossible.”
Erica James, The Dandelion Years

“part of her didn’t want her wounds to be healed. Not yet. She wasn’t ready. She still needed to kick against the hurt of her grief. The”
Erica James, Act of Faith

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