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The publication of my novel, The Christmas Party, has seen me celebrating a career that has spanned twenty-five books and eighteen years. Yet it seems like only yesterday when I had my first book, Let’s Meet on Platform 8, published. I’m so lucky to have an enthusiastic and devoted following of readers – some who’ve stayed with me from the very beginning and some who are recent converts. Without you reading and enjoying my books, I would never have had the fabulous career I’ve been blessed with. We make a great team!

I thought it would be nice for you all to join the celebration with me and to offer a small token of my thanks and appreciation for all your support over the years. I love writing short stories and that’s what helped to get me started on this road so I’ve put together a collection of a few of my favourites that have interspersed the last twenty-five books. Each one is very special to me for a different reason and has lovely memories. I hope you enjoy them too. Find half an hour to curl up on the sofa with them and raise a glass to toast twenty-five books and us!

Cheers!

Carole xx

*Includes an exclusive extract from The Cake Shop in the Garden*

Reviews

The perfect escape
Woman
Simply brilliant
Closer
Witty, funny and incredibly touching, this is perfect for lifting the spirits
Heat
A heart-warming read
Woman's Way
I'm a Carole Matthews addict!
Mary Berry