The perfect feel-good read! THE SUMMER WE RAN AWAY is out NOW.

It was meant to be the party of the summer…

In Cedar Road, everyone is preparing for Lexi’s ‘White Hot’ summer party. For one night, parking squabbles and petitions are put aside as neighbours sip Prosecco under the fairy lights and gather by the hot tub to marvel at Lexi’s effortlessly glamorous life with Hot Hamish.

For Julia, it’s a chance to coax husband Charlie out of his potting shed and into a shirt so they can have a welcome break from the hellish house renovation they’ve been wrestling with. And it’s a chance for Julia to pretend – just for a night – that her life is as perfect as Lexi’s.

But when, during the party, one of Julia’s WhatsApp messages falls into the wrong hands and reveals her most intimate thoughts, things reach boiling point…
And when all the neighbours know exactly what you’re thinking, there’s only one thing to do.

Run away.

It’s going to be a summer Julia will never forget…

Here’s what readers say:

‘Pure escapism’ Bella

‘Hilarious and relatable’ Woman

The perfect summer escape whilst in lockdown.The World is a Book

‘Funny, warm, heartfelt and a lovely read. I actually think this is my favourite so far.’ 

‘Such a perfect summery read about being brave, taking chances and appreciating what you have. I loved it.’


Don’t miss Jenny’s first YA novel, CHELSEA HIGH!

Do you belong?

Norah Whittaker has grown up on a houseboat, spending lazy days swimming in the river and helping on her mum’s vintage market stall. But when her chaotic dad’s latest get-rich-quick plan ends up getting him arrested, everything changes. 

Grandparents (incredibly rich ones) that Norah never knew existed enrol her at exclusive Chelsea High. There are polo lessons, ski trips and parties photographed by glossy magazines. Norah has never felt so out of place. And everyone else there thinks so, too.

That is until she’s cast opposite Ezra Montgomery in the school play. Suddenly Norah discovers a reason to belong, after all…

‘I loved Chelsea High – a complete page-turner’ – Kate Mallinder, author of Summer of No Regrets

‘Perfect read and know my students are going to LOVE it’ @sara13librarian