Erica James is a British author who specializes in romance novel. She is a former winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her 2006 novel, Gardens of Delight.

James lives in two homes, one in Lake Como, Italy and one in Suffolk, Cheshire. She is the mother of two children who have grown out of the house. Erica came to writing after taking a creative writing course at the Arvon Foundation, a charitable organization in the United Kingdom.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Holiday (1993)Description / Buy at
A Breath of Fresh Air (1996)Description / Buy at
Time for a Change (1997)Description / Buy at
A Sense of Belonging (1998)Description / Buy at
Act of Faith (1999)Description / Buy at
Airs and Graces (2001)Description / Buy at
Precious Time (2001)Description / Buy at
Hidden Talents (2003)Description / Buy at
Paradise House (2003)Description / Buy at
Love and Devotion (2004)Description / Buy at
Gardens of Delight (2006)Description / Buy at
Tell It To The Skies (2007)Description / Buy at
It's the Little Things (2009)Description / Buy at
The Queen of New Beginnings (2010)Description / Buy at
Promises, Promises (2010)Description / Buy at
The Real Katie Lavender (2011)Description / Buy at
The Hidden Cottage (2012)Description / Buy at
Summer at the Lake (2013)Description / Buy at
The Dandelion Years (2014)Description / Buy at
Song of the Skylark (2016)Description / Buy at
Coming Home to Island House (2017)Description / Buy at
Swallowtail Summer (2019)Description / Buy at
Mothers and Daughters (2022)Description / Buy at
A Secret Garden Affair (2023)Description / Buy at
An Ideal Husband (2024)Description / Buy at

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Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor (By: Paul Farmer) (2003)Description / Buy at
Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader (By: Paul Farmer,Tracy Kidder) (2010)Description / Buy at
To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation (By: Paul Farmer) (2013)Description / Buy at
Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction (By: Arthur Kleinman,Paul Farmer,Jim Yong Kim,Matthew Basilico) (2013)Description / Buy at
Blind Spot: How Neoliberalism Infiltrated Global Health (By: Salmaan Keshavjee) (2014)Description / Buy at

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The brochure of the Gardens of Delight (in the novel, Gardens of Delight) promises visitors a chance to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in the world on their trip to the Lake Como area of Italy. Lucy is enticed by the opportunity, but it is about more than just the gardens. Her father also lives in the area and she has not seen him since she was a teenager. While Helen lives in the Old Rectory and decides to throw herself fully into her garden. She needs help to do so and joins a local Garden Club. There is also Conrad who isn’t interested in gardening, but his elderly uncle who lives with him is and he decides to take him to the Gardens of Delight Tour.

Swallowtail Summer takes place in Linston End, the summer home of three families for the past several decades. The family all shares memories of the place from the picnics on the river to the hunt for swallowtail butterflies to sharing drinks and laughs on the pavilion. Things have changed though as Alastair recently lost his wife and has seen some surprises come his way. He makes a decision that will shock this group of friends and it will make changes in all of their lives.

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