Julia Williams grew up in North London, one of eight children, including a twin sister. She studied English at Liverpool University where she met her husband, David, a dentist.They have four children and live in Surrey.
Julia worked in children’s publishing for ten years, before going freelance in 1998, when she started to write romantic novels. She has been a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association ever since and credits it with helping her on the path to publication.
The Summer Season
Passions flare, secrets unravel and love blossoms in the heart of the summer season.
As summertime flourishes, it’s time for new beginnings…
Heartsease House is in desperate need of renovation. Its owner, widower Joel, is struggling to come to terms with life as a single dad. His plans to refurbish the house and garden suddenly seem like one burden too many.
Mum to twin girls, Lauren’s life is a constant juggling act. When her ex Troy turns up she’s determined to keep her distance while he gets to know his daughters. But it’s a lot harder than she imagined …
Then erstwhile guerrilla gardener Kezzie bursts into their lives with her infectious enthusiasm to restore the gardens of Heartsease. But who is Kezzie? And what is she running away from?
As the warm days of summer draw closer, Heartsease House and its beautiful love-knot garden are transformed. But will Joel, Kezzie and Lauren be able to restore their own hearts?
Kick of your sandals, enjoy a glass of rose and escape into a gorgeous novel this summer with Julia Williams.
Without Hilary Johnson’s help I would never have made it past first base. Seven years ago after I had completed my first book, I sent it to Hilary for advice. She quickly pinpointed weaknesses in the script, and kindly read my revised version. She was thoroughly realistic about its chances of publication in a crowded marketplace, so, when as expected I had lots of rejections from agents, I was on the verge of giving up. Had it not been for Hilary encouraging me to continue, I might well have done so. The next agent I sent it to took me on, and though that early manuscript languishes quite rightly in my bottom drawer, two novels later I have finally achieved my aim. Without Hilary’s encouragement I never would have stayed the distance. ~ Julia Williams