We’ve started the week with the wonderful news that Cathy Bramely’s fabulous novel A Patchwork Family has reached number 5 in the Sunday Times bestseller list this weekend. The uplifting and timely tale of inter-generational friendships and community was published in paperback by Orion on 19th March. Congratulations Cathy!

Can Gina Moss swap an easy life for a happy one?

Gina has been going with the flow for years – she’d rather go with the flow than face any conflict. She runs her childminding business from her cottage at the edge of The Evergreens, a charming Victorian house and home to three octogenarians who have far too much fun for their age. But when The Evergreens is put up for sale, Gina and the other residents face losing their home. To protect her business and save her elderly friends from eviction, Gina must make a stand and fight for the first time in her life.

As Gina’s ideas for saving The Evergreens get bigger and bolder, she starts to believe it might just be possible. The only thing is, does she believe in herself?

Cathy Bramley is the author of the best-selling romantic comedies Ivy Lane, a four-part serialised novel (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter), Conditional Love, Appleby Farm and Wickham Hall. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her husband, two daughters and a dog.

You can visit Cathy’s Facebook page for Curl Up with Cathy, a series of regular chats with other authors about their publishing experiences here.