The Real Katie Lavender

8580 Erica James
8580 Erica James


Published by Orion, RRP $34.99

The sparkling new novel from bestselling author Erica James.

At 30, Katie Lavender thinks she is better than most when it comes to dealing with life’s surprises. But when she gets a request to visit a solicitor, she’s not expecting the dramatic turn her life is about to take. There, she receives a letter from her deceased mother that literally changes everything she ever knew about herself…

About the Author

The author of many bestselling novels, including Gardens of Delight which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and her recent Sunday Times top ten bestseller, The Queen of New Beginnings, Erica now divides her time between Cheshire and Lake Como in Italy, where she strikes up conversation with unsuspecting Italians.

"I love writing about ordinary people living extraordinary lives, because that's what happens to each and every one of us. Without ever meaning to, we life a life of ups and downs and twists and turns, and somehow we survive it all" – Erica James

Praise for Erica James

“Erica James’ speciality is showing what follows when extraordinary things happen to ordinary people… a skilful writer possessing great sympathy and humour… this moving tale will not disappoint.” – Good Book Guide

“Another witty, sharply observed tale of the kind that we’ve come to expect from this author.” – Woman’s Weekly

“It is a captivating read: beautifully written.” – Daily Telegraph

“You know you have made it as a storyteller writer when readers simply cannot put your book down… Erica James has this page-turning ability in abundance… I wouldn’t have thought this writer could get any better, but she has!” – Welsh Country

“The author writes with a sturdy, feel-good optimism.” – Sunday Times