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Born in Lancashire, Freda Lightfoot began her writing career by publishing over forty short stories and articles and five historical romances for Mills & Boon.

A member of the RNA since 1990 she lived in the Lake District where she ran a bookshop. She then tried her hand at the ‘good life’, kept sheep and hens, various orphaned cats and dogs, built drystone walls, planted a small wood and even learned how to make jam. Inspired by this tough life on the fells, and memories of her Lancashire childhood, she has written over thirty family sagas and historical novels.

She has now given up her thermals to build a house in an olive grove in Spain, where she produces her own olive oil.

It's a fact

In 2013, romance accounted for 8% of all book sales and 13% of all fiction book sales by volume.