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Beth O'Leary

Beth O'Leary studied English at university before going into children's publishing. She lives as close to the countryside as she can get while still being in reach of London, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work.

She is now writing novels full time, and if she's not at her desk, you'll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).

Genres: Romance
Beth O'Leary recommends
Nightingale Point (2019)
Luan Goldie
"It's just so masterfully written - it had me completely gripped from the very first page."
Love Songs for Sceptics (2019)
Christina Pishiris
"I loved it. It’s an absolute joy . . . I finished the book with a huge smile on my face."
Grown-Ups (2020)
Marian Keyes
"This beauty of a book just took the crown as my new favourite Marian Keyes novel (and that is a HIGH bar). It's tender, hilarious, important, with characters who feel as real as your own family by the time you're done. I put it down and felt bereft."
In Five Years (2020)
Rebecca Serle
"What a clever, beautiful, special book. The writing is stunning, the concept is so original - it just has everything going for it. I loved every page!"
The Happy Ever After Playlist (2020)
(Friend Zone , book 2)
Abby Jimenez
"Sweet and achingly romantic - a truly wonderful love story."
The Minute I Saw You (2020)
Paige Toon
"Gave me that gorgeous glowing happy feeling you get at the end of a truly uplifting read."
Last Tang Standing (2020)
Lauren Ho
"I absolutely adored it. It is the funniest rom-com I've read in a very long time … Andrea stole my heart … I cannot wait to get my hands on whatever Lauren Ho writes next."
The Love Square (2020)
Laura Jane Williams
"Fresh, funny and smart."
The Sight of You (2020)
Holly Miller
"I've just finished it and I'm in BITS. There are literally tears still dripping from my chin. What an extraordinary book. It's exquisitely written, incredibly moving and impossible to put down. It made me want to go and give everyone I love a very, very big hug. Who could fail to fall in love with Callie and Joel?"
All The Lonely People (2020)
Mike Gayle
"A heartwarming story about the power of community and human connection. Hubert Bird stole my heart."
The Museum of Forgotten Memories (2020)
Anstey Harris
"An incredibly moving and atmospheric novel, as beautiful and complex and curious as the museum in which it is set."
Everything Is Beautiful (2021)
Eleanor Ray
"This book took hold of me and wouldn't let me go until I turned the final page."
The Split (2021)
Laura Kay
"The Split has everything I love in a novel. It's hilariously funny, it's so uplifting, and its characters are irresistibly loveable."
Just Last Night (2021)
Mhairi McFarlane
"[Just Last Night] manages to be both genuinely heartbreaking and hilarious...It's a gorgeously romantic novel, as well as a story about friendship and grief and loss; I never wanted it to end."
Dial A For Aunties (2021)
(Aunties, book 1)
Jesse Q Sutanto
"Whip-smart, original and so funny. I found it impossible to put down and lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud."
The Kindred Spirits Supper Club (2021)
Amy E Reichert
"The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is such a sweet, fun read. It's warm, cozy and full of hometown charm—and there's a brilliantly quirky cast of ghosts, too!"
Second First Impressions (2021)
(Second First Impressions, book 1)
Sally Thorne
"I inhaled Second First Impressions! I had to force myself to slow down because I didn't want it to end. It's a truly adorable, heart-warming, swoon-worthy love story. A book hasn't given me the warm-fuzzies like this for a very long time."
The Summer Job (2021)
Lizzy Dent
"The Summer Job is a great read--fresh, funny and filled with delicious food and wine. It made me long for a summer in Scotland with Birdy and all the team at Loch Dorn."
Malibu Rising (2021)
Taylor Jenkins Reid
"Heart-wrenching and utterly compelling, Malibu Rising is a story about the fierce bonds between four fascinating siblings. The novel immerses us in a glamorous, star-studded world but at its heart it's full of raw human emotion. Its characters felt completely real to me - each one is flawed and messy and impossible not to love."
People We Meet On Vacation (2021)
Emily Henry
"People We Meet on Vacation is a gorgeous slow-burn romance, full of sexual tension and tantalizing possibility. I fell head over heels for Alex and Poppy, and loved travelling all over the world with them both."
Eight Perfect Hours (2021)
Lia Louis
"Oh, what a joy this book is! Lia Louis is such a talent. It's a beautiful, intricately woven story, so romantic and so charming. I loved Noelle immediately, with her kindness and her patience and her rescued supermarket flowers."
To Sir, With Love (2021)
Lauren Layne
"To Sir, with Love is a delight—as sweet and bubbly as a glass of champagne. I loved Gracie's fairytale take on the world, her wonderful friends and family, and her highly unusual romantic situation! Such a warm, lovely read."
That Night (2021)
Gillian McAllister
"Beautifully written and incredibly gripping, THAT NIGHT asks us a terrifying question: would you bury a body to protect your family? There is a breathless, almost claustrophobic tension to the story - it gave me genuine shivers. Gillian writes human emotion with immense skill, and the dynamic between the three siblings in this book is just masterfully done. I can't wait to see what Gillian writes next."
On a Night Like This (2021)
Lindsey Kelk
"I fell head over heels in love with this modern fairytale. So funny, so romantic, so charming – the perfect book to curl up with when you want to escape the real world."
Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? (2022)
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
"Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? was a total joy to read--it's hilarious, insightful, and so uplifting. Yinka is the most lovable character I've come across in a long time--I was cheering her on for every step of her journey."
One Night on the Island (2022)
Josie Silver
"A gorgeous warm hug of a novel . . . Josie writes love (in all its forms) so beautifully."
Nora Goes Off Script (2022)
Annabel Monaghan
"I loved this book with my whole heart. It's smart, fresh and romantic, full of humour and warmth. I didn't want to put it down."
Honey & Spice (2022)
Bolu Babalola
"Honey and Spice is gorgeously written and heart-meltingly romantic. Kiki and Malakai have a rare, extraordinary, sizzling chemistry which has you rooting for their love story from the very first moment they cross paths. A triumph of a novel."
Just Another Love Song (2022)
Kerry Winfrey
"ust Another Love Song is such a warm, funny, cosy read. It's as sweet and nostalgic as a great country song."

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