Little White Lies
Jilted bride, Billie Baskerville is summoned by her Aunt Barbara to remotest Sussex. Aunt Babs is going to Australia on a OAP-GAP year, and needs Billie to take over running her shop...her wedding dress shop. Putting a cynical, groom-hating, wedding-loathing, bride-detesting girl in charge of such a shop might seem a little hasty, but before long Billie can't help but get swept away with the romance of the whole thing, and with village life. She gives the shop a much-needed makeover, reunites lovers, not to mention long lost relatives and also starts rebuilding her own life again.
It's all starting to look up - even if her family is crazy, her gay best friend is converting every man in the village, and Billie is still emailing her ex.
But then, enter stage left, a very handsome firefighter...
"This novel is kooky but great fun. Strachan has a talent for inventing larger-than-life characters with intriguing idiosyncrasies, which stops her novels becoming predictable chick-lit."
"Strachan now on her fourth novel is a genuinely funny writer and packs the book with good one-liners. The feel-good ending might be improbable, but anyone who has ever been unlucky in love would be rooting for nothing less for Billie."