Carole Matthews

Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of twenty-nine novels, including the Top Ten bestsellers The Cake Shop in the Garden, A Cottage by the Sea, The Chocolate Lovers’ Christmas and The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding. In 2015, Carole was awarded the RNA Outstanding Achievement Award. Her most recent novel, Million Love Songs, was published in January 2018 by Sphere. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world. She is published in more than thirty countries and her books have sold to Hollywood.

Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses, was published in April 2017 and reached the Top 5 in The Sunday Times bestseller chart. September 2017 marked Carole’s 20th anniversary in publishing, and in October 2017 she celebrated the publication of her 30th novel, Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Kisses, the sequel to her 2015 novel – and bestselling paperback across all her titles –The Cake Shop in the Garden.

Welcome To The Real World was shortlisted for RNA romantic novel of the year in 2007.  In the USA, the hilarious For Better, For Worse was selected by one of America’s top TV books clubs – Reading with Ripa on LIVE with Regis and Kelly – as their book of the month and as a result it went straight into both USA Today and The New York Times extended bestseller lists.

In 2007 Carole co-edited – with writer Sarah Mlynowski – two new editions of the hugely popular Girls’ Night In charity series called Girls’ Night Out – one for the USA and one for Canada. All proceeds go to War Child.

Carole has presented on television and is a regular radio guest.



Author photo (c) Charlie Hopkinson