Which Order To Read My Books In…

I get lots of messages from people asking me if there is an order they should read my books in, so I thought I’d do a handy post about it. To be honest, they are all written as stand-alones, but I do sometimes bring characters back and I know some readers prefer to read them in order. This list is in order of publication and lets you know which books are connected…

IMG_3172CONDITIONAL LOVE

This book is not related to anything, neither is it part of a series. Read it whenever you fancy.

 

 

IvyLane_PB med IVY LANE

Read Ivy Lane BEFORE Appleby Farm

Ivy Lane was released first as a four-part ebook series. Then as a complete story in paperback and ebook. The story in the parts (see individual pictures below) is the SAME as in the whole book.

 

All 4 covers - Ivy Lane copy

 

 

APPLEBY FARM

Read this AFTER Ivy Lane

The story is completely different to Ivy Lane. HOWEVER it follows the story of one character who, at the end of Ivy Lane goes off to have her own adventure. Some of the Ivy Lane characters pop in, so if you like to meet up with old friends in books, read Ivy Lane first.

Appleby Farm was released first as a four-part ebook series. Then as a complete story in paperback and ebook. The story in the parts (see individual pictures below) is the SAME as in the whole book.

AF four covers
WH 430x 669WICKHAM HALL

This book is not related to anything. Read it whenever you fancy.

Wickham Hall was released first as a four-part ebook series. Then as a complete story in paperback and ebook. The story in the parts (see individual pictures below) is the SAME as in the whole book.

 

Wickham Hall ebooks row

 

 

 

 

 

Plumberry PB low 430 x 669THE PLUMBERRY SCHOOL OF COMFORT FOOD

Read this BEFORE The Lemon Tree Cafe

This was released as a four-part ebook series. Then as a complete story in paperback and ebook. The story in the parts (see individual pictures below) is the SAME as in the whole book.

The story follows Verity Bloom, who has a housemate called Rosie Featherstone (see The Lemon Tree Café below).

Plumberry ebook set low

 

Comfort&Joy 440 671COMFORT AND JOY

This is a short Christmas story released as an ebook only.

It is the story of Verity’s first Christmas at The Plumberry School of Comfort Food and is best read AFTER that book.

 

 

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THE LEMON TREE CAFÉ

Read after The Plumberry School of Comfort Food

This story is NOT a sequel to The Plumberry School of Comfort Food. However, it follows the story of Rose Featherstone who appears briefly as Verity’s housemate (see above).

It was released as a four-part ebook serial in 2017, followed by a paperback and full ebook in August 2017.  The story in the parts (see individual pictures below) is the SAME as in the whole book.

Lemon Tree cafe 4 ebooks

 

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WHITE LIES AND WISHES

This book is not related to anything, neither is it part of a series. Read it whenever you fancy.

 

 

HETTY’S FARMHOUSE BAKERY

Technically, this book is not related to anything, neither is it part of a series. HOWEVER, Freya from Appleby Farm does make a small appearance. If you read this first, before Appleby Farm, don’t worry, it won’t spoil the book for you.

 

 

A MATCH MADE IN DEVON

This book isn’t related to any of the others. The story in the parts (see individual pictures below) is the SAME as in the whole book.

 

 

A Vintage Summer Final Cover CLOUDS 430 x 671A VINTAGE SUMMER

This book isn’t related to any of the others and can be read at any time,

 

 

Cathy Bramley
By Cathy Bramley

Cathy is the author of the best-selling romantic comedies Ivy Lane, Appleby farm, Conditional Love, Wickham Hall and The Plumberry School of Comfort Food. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her family and Pearl, the Cockerpoo. 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 always been an avid reader, hiding her book under the duvet and reading by torchlight. Luckily her husband has now bought her a Kindle with a light, so that’s the end of all that palaver.

Comments (23)

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    Gill 22 January 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I’ve just finished the four Wickham Hall books, it would be lovely if there was another one to catch up on Holly and Ben’s lives. Thoroughly enjoyed them. Thank you.

    • Cathy Bramley

      Cathy Bramley 25 January 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you, Gill. I’m delighted to hear that! No plans for a sequel at the moment, but you never know…

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      Sofie Linn 19 July 2017 at 5:08 pm

      I’ve just finished reading Flieder Sommer (Wickham Hall) in german within a few days and it was the perfect summer romantik novel. I enjoyed diving into Holly’s and Ben’s life and it would be lovely if there was a second Book to see what happens to them next. I’m really looking forward to a sequel!

      • Cathy Bramley

        Cathy Bramley 26 July 2017 at 7:33 am

        Thank you Gill, I’m glad you enjoyed it! There are no plans for a second book at the moment, but you never know what might happen in the future! best wishes Cathy

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    Sarah Clarke 29 January 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Wickham Hall is absolutely brilliant! The best romantic novel I have read , I didn’t want it to end! Thankyou for a feel good read.

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    Kathy Gahs 24 April 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Hi I have just read Appleby Farm have you any plans for a sequel ?

    • Cathy Bramley

      Cathy Bramley 25 April 2016 at 6:08 am

      Hi Kathy,
      Thank you for getting in touch. I’m afraid I have no current plans to write a sequel to Appleby Farm, but you never know – perhaps next year!
      Best wishes
      Cathy

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    Anne Pailthorpe 8 December 2016 at 12:26 am

    Thank you for wonderful books

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    Michael Flintham 9 February 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed Wickham Hall. Hope you will write many equally delightful books in the years ahead. Unfortunately I am 84 so might not be around to read all of them! One small criticism. In chapter 23, Holly agonises as to how she can return the bracelet to Lady Fortescue. What is wrong with just sending the bracelet anonymously by post? If Holly is as intelligent and resourceful as you portray her surely such a person would have thought of such a simple expedient! Perhaps a case of the obvious being overlooked. Anyway, keep up the good work and many thanks for the pleasure your books have given me.
    Best Wishes from Michael Flintham.

    • Cathy Bramley

      Cathy Bramley 9 February 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Dear Michael, I’m glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you for your comment, you’re probably right, I might have overlooked the obvious, but this is fiction – where would the fun be if there were no obstacles, conundrums or misunderstandings! Best wishes Cathy Bramley

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    Claire 19 May 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Cathy

    Since deleteing all my social media sites (which was the best thing I could do) anyway I loved ivy lane and have just finished part 4 your such a wonderful writer , I have all your books just need time to read them all xx

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    Helen 27 July 2017 at 9:27 am

    I have read Ivy Lane, Appleby Farm, Wickham Hall, Conditional Love, and the Plumberry books – loved them all. I downloaded the 4 Lemon Tree e-books to read on holiday and, having just finished Part 1 – loved it! I like the link with Plumberry that comes in at the end – though I’d forgotten that Verity had lived with “Rosie”, though maybe the reference to fish finger sandwiches was a very subtle clue? I look forward to reading the rest of Lemon Tree – just going to boil the kettle and start Part 2. :-)

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    Marion Richards 7 August 2017 at 7:17 am

    I have just read Ivy Lane then Appleby Farm – most enjoyable stories and wish there were more books like these two!!!!! Much enjoyment for me. (I live in Queensland, Australia).

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    Linzi Herbert 21 February 2018 at 1:25 am

    Hi from Australia and Canada. .Jo and I have read 2 of your books over skype and across the world.We loved Verity and Tom and the cookery school and also the cafe with Rosie teaming up with Gabe and Noah..Now we are starting the Devon book (I spent some time in Teignmouth where my brother had a small newsagents ).Thanks for these wonderfully imaginative story lines..we get so involved with the characters.
    Linzi

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    Rebecca 26 March 2018 at 11:40 pm

    I have just read my first book of yours The Lemon Tree Cafè! I was a little nervous as I live in Nottingham and the scene was set so close to home I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to ‘escape’ but I certainly did! It was a great read and I’m now on to the next one!

    Thank you

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    Rachael 20 April 2018 at 11:17 pm

    I really enjoy reading your books. They are so easy to get into & in beautiful settings, such as Derbyshire & the Lake District.