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About Ashley Farley
Ashley Farley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her bestselling Sweeney Sisters series has touched the lives of many.
Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she's lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 24 years, a piece of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry, where she still calls home. Through the eyes of her characters, she captures the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kindhearted folk with lazy drawls that make the area so unique.
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Be inspired by dynamic characters as they explore the complexities of family, learn what it really means to be a friend, and find their own personal happiness. A touch of heartbreak, a smattering of laughter, and more than a little happily ever after—all awaiting you.
From Ashley Farley’s southern charm to Cindy Kirk’s sweet hometown romance, get ready for your next favorite book. And your next. And your next.
The Whisper in Wind by Rachel Bloome: With the help of a quirky, close-knit community, two polar opposites find love, friendship, and family while healing old wounds.
Wishing Beach by Heather Burch: Shattered by a difficult divorce, one woman reimagines her life after moving to a very special beach.
Longing for Love by Debra Clopton: A struggling author is sent to an inn on Sunset Bay where the beautiful owner helps him find his writing mojo … and a whole lot more.
Home for Wounded Hearts by Ashley Farley: A cast of memorable characters form new bonds of friendship as they face a host of life’s challenges.
Mother of Pearl by Kellie Coates Gilbert: How far will a mother go to save her daughter?
Paws & Pastries by Barbara Hinske: When Clara Conway’s cross-country trip away from her cheating husband is interrupted by car trouble right before Thanksgiving, she soon learns that being stranded in a welcoming small town may be the best holiday gift of all.
A Road Trip to Remember by Judith Keim: A woman and her granddaughter take a road trip and discover new possibilities for everything they’ve ever wanted.
One and Only You by Cindy Kirk: Friendship leads to romance in this heartwarming story of second chances.
In Over Her Head by Terri Osburn: Chasing her dreams, a talented chef lands on tiny Anchor Island and learns the true meaning of love and family.
Promise Me Provence by Elizabeth Thompson: Devastated by loss, a woman redesigns her life and gets a second chance at happiness.
Presley could use a bit of that healing magic. She returns to the inn for an unexpected visit, pregnant, planning to stay for the summer, and refusing to talk about her new husband. Did she leave Everett’s concert tour because of the pregnancy? Or is there trouble in paradise already?
Also on a collision course are Cecily and Lyle who’ve been living together for six months. Things aren’t working out as they’d hoped. Their separate roads in life rarely cross. Cecily knows she may have to yield if their paths are to merge. But at what cost? Is she willing to give up the career she’s worked so hard for?
Ollie is new on staff, hired by Stella to manage the Wellness Center. After a messy divorce and losing her family’s vineyard in a fire, she’s moved from California to Hope Springs in search of a fresh start. Most newcomers to Hope Springs are running, hiding, or searching. In Ollie’s case, it’s all three.
The magical healing waters of Hope Springs are powerful. But are they enough to set this group of sojourners on the paths that will lead to their ultimate happiness?
New romances lead to danger and heartache on Palmetto Island.
Birdie Fuller doesn’t like change. And a lot of change is happening at once. Her daughter, Hannah, finally cutting the apron strings, is moving with her three-year-old grandson to a nearby city. Facing a lonely empty nest, Birdie joins a dating website to find companionship. She meets the seemingly perfect man, but is their relationship too good to be true? When the past comes back to haunt Birdie, she struggles to maintain the sobriety she’s worked so hard to achieve?
The beauty and wildlife of Palmetto Island provide inspiration for Hannah’s creativity. However, in order to grow her web design business, she must move to a bigger city. But is she ready to leave the security of her mother’s apartment? For three years, she’s been hiding out on the island, avoiding contact with her son’s biological father. She never told Ryan about the pregnancy. He doesn’t know about Gus. When Ryan shows up at Birdie’s Cafe out of the blue, Hannah’s world comes crashing down around her. Will she give Ryan another chance? Or will another man steal her heart?
Escape to the Lowcountry for the first installment in the Palmetto Island series. Be sure to download Muddy Bottom, the series’s novella prequel, for FREE!
When two lost souls meet by chance, their worlds collide in an explosive tale of romance and suspense.
Presley Ingram has often wondered about her birth parents. Yet her 23andMe test kit remains unopened in her bedside table drawer. When she finds an address on a torn envelope in her adoption file upon her adoptive mother’s death, she makes an impulsive decision to travel to the mountains of Virginia in search of answers. In the charming town of Hope Springs, she discovers her dream job as event planner at the prestigious Inn at Hope Springs Farms and the potential for romance with a ruggedly handsome bartender. Presley has an uncanny knack for reading people. While she suspects Everett has a genuine heart, she’s convinced he’s hiding something from his previous life.
Everett Baldwin is running from his past. He’s hiding out under an assumed name and working as a bartender while his dreams of becoming a country music star slip away. When opportunity knocks, Everett is forced to face his demons in order to move on with his life. Secrets are revealed and chaos ensues. Will Everett be able to salvage his relationship with the woman of his dreams?
“Ashley Farley casts some type of bewitching spell on her readers every time she writes, and SHOW ME THE WAY is no exception.”
Childhood friends reunite in an explosive tale of family dysfunction and romance gone wrong.
Amelia has been plotting to escape her abusive husband for years. When her mama’s untimely death provides an unexpected opportunity, she hops on the next bus to the South Carolina Lowcountry. Her husband will eventually come for her. But she’s prepared. Her freedom has given her the confidence to face her uncertain future. She settles in at her family’s oceanfront estate to await her destiny. But a visit from Amelia’s past presents danger in a different form.
After a string of disastrous blind dates, Max falls for the first guy who expresses an interest in her. As the weeks wear on, her attraction to Ron wanes. But he’s living in her apartment. And he won’t be so easy to get rid of. Jump on board for a wild ride of adventure with the continuation of the bestselling Palmetto Island Series.
Be sure to download Muddy Bottom, the series novella prequel, for FREE.
Join three intriguing young women in their search for happily ever after.
General manager, Stella Boor, is ready to marry her man and live in the home of her dreams. But she can do neither until she wins permanent custody of her six-year-old half-sister, Jazz. Meanwhile, Jazz’s mother, Naomi, is determined to make trouble for Stella at every turn. When tension mounts, Stella takes drastic measures in order to protect her baby sister.
Event planner, Presley Ingram, is keeping the ultimate secret. She’s planning a surprise wedding for Stella and Jack for Christmas Day. As passion ignites with her new lover, Presley pauses to consider if she’s planning Stella’s dream wedding. Or her own.
Head chef, Cecily Weber, will wed the love of her life on Christmas Eve. But when her fiancé shows an irresponsible side she’s never before seen, Cecily has second doubts. Is she suffering from pre-wedding jitters? Or will she be forced to choose between marriage and the success she’s worked so hard to achieve?
Merriment and mayhem collide for a chaotic holiday season at the Inn at Hope Springs Farms.
A mother struggles to provide for her child. Three strong women form a village to help a friend in need.
Becca has embarked on the most important mission of her life. She trusts no one, and she’s running out of time. On a whim, she rents a beach cottage on Palmetto Island for the summer. She’s searching for a solution to her problem. Help comes in an unexpected friendship with the young woman next door.
Hannah has three months to plan her dream wedding. While she’s eager to marry the man of her dreams, she finds the logistics of combining households and the details of organizing her event overwhelming. When she learns of a new friend’s crisis, she drops everything to come to her aid.
Sidney forges ahead with her successful career as a chef, while her heart remains in the past. On impulse, she reaches out to her old boyfriend on social media, and they rekindle their relationship. Chemistry between them still exists. But is it enough? Can she live with her secret? Or will she risk her happiness by revealing the truth?
Amelia is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. She seeks therapy in order to put the past behind her. Do all her problems stem from her abusive marriage? Or is something missing from her life? Will she give up the possibility of a future with the love of her life to fulfill another dream?
The paths of these four women collide in a dramatic conclusion. Farley once again reminds us that family is more than blood ties.
The Wishing Tree
Wishes in branches tied with string. Someone's hopes. Another's dreams.
Welcome to Linden Falls, Vermont, the picturesque small town that everyone dreams of living in. Within the charming streets of a community of people who care about one another, lies the heart of the town--the infamous Wishing Tree on the downtown square. The stately Linden tree is beautiful and made even more so by the shimmer of ribbons that flutter from the sprawling branches.
Tourists from all over the world flock to town and join the locals to hang ribbons of hope from the branches of the majestic tree. Some believe it's magic, others think it's old folklore, but one thing that is indisputable is that love, forgiveness, and other happily ever afters are all made possible when someone takes a chance and hangs a wish from a branch.
Enjoy this peek into the quaint town of Linden Falls and the lives of its residents and guests in this prologue novella, then join a handful of bestselling, award-winning authors as they bring the Wishing Tree series alive and leave you with a feeling of peace and happiness from book to book.
★ Don’t miss a Wishing Tree book! ★
Don’t miss any of the books in The Wishing Tree Series - download them all today:
Book 1: The Wishing Tree prequel/prologue book
Book 2: I Wish.. by Amanda Prowse
Book 3: Wish You Were Here by Kay Bratt
Book 4: Wish Again by Tammy L. Grace
Book 5: Workout Wishes & Valentine Kisses by Barbara Hinske
Book 6: A Parade of Wishes by Camille Di Maio
Book 7: Careful What You Wish by Ashley Farley
Book 8: Gone Wishing by Elana Johnson
Book 9: Wishful Thinking by Kay Bratt
Book 10: Overdue Wishes by Tammy L. Grace
Book 11: A Whole Heap of Wishes by Amanda Prowse
Book 12: Wishes of Home by Barbara Hinske
Book 14: Wishful Witness by Tonya Kappes
Stella believes her biological father to be a nameless, faceless sperm donor. Imagine her surprise when she learns he’s none other than rock idol Billy Jameson, and that Billy has died and left Stella a historic on a sprawling farm in the mountains of Virginia. A city girl at heart, Stella can’t imagine living anywhere but New York. Her first inclination is to sell the property. But the terms of Billy’s will stipulate she manages the inn for three years before putting it on the market.
Stella considers what’s really keeping her in New York. Her hotel management career is off to a rocky start; she's lost three jobs in less than a year. She's grown apart from her best friend, and her so-called boyfriend is only interested in late-night booty calls. Something is missing from Stella's life. On impulse, she hops on the next train headed to a small town in Virginia in search of her happily ever after.
When she sees the dilapidated state of the inn, Stella realizes she’s in over her head. But the more she learns about the fascinating Jameson family, the more she wants to know.
On her journey to discover answers, Stella learns to have faith in herself and take a chance on love. Join an unforgettable cast of characters in the first installment of the Hope Springs Series.
It’s a surprising second act for two women who decide to rewrite their lives in this enriching novel of friendship and starting over from the bestselling author of Only One Life.
After thirty years, college friends Lena Browder and Olivia Westcoat have met again by chance at an unexpected crossroads: an airport lounge in Atlanta. Lena is running away from home and her demanding family. Olivia is trying to find her way after a painful divorce. With their old selves in the rearview, they toast to a new beginning—and it starts with a spontaneous dare.
Agreeing to trade houses for a month of rediscovery, Lena will stay in Olivia’s Charleston condo. Olivia’s retreat? Lena’s isolated river cottage in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Two perfect getaways. Thirty-four days to reset.
With fresh new perspectives and the renewal of a heartening friendship, Lena and Olivia find their passions, reinvent themselves, and reclaim what they’ve lost. When unexpected romance blooms and careers take new detours, it’s also a time for courage and risk. Now they’ll have to make hard choices to follow through on their promise for a second chance and finally have the lives they dream of.
A mother and daughter pick up the pieces of their lives after being abandoned by their father/husband.Birdie Fuller’s new year is off to a bad start. Her husband has mysteriously disappeared, leaving Birdie to cope with their unmarried daughter’s unplanned pregnancy. Birdie and Hannah disagree about the baby. Birdie urges her daughter to consider abortion, but Hannah is determined to see the pregnancy to term.
When Hannah returns for her last semester in college, Birdie must face her demons, the problems in her marriage that drove her husband to clean out their bank accounts and run off with another woman.While struggling to hide her pregnancy from her roommates and ex-boyfriend, Hannah interviews for jobs that will take her and her baby far away from her mother. After graduation, with months to kill before the start of her new career, she returns to Palmetto Island for the summer to await the birth of her baby. Tension mounts between Hannah and Birdie when they move from their waterfront home to a two-bedroom apartment above a bakery. Can mother and daughter mend their relationship? Or will they be lost to each other forever?
"Full of heart, authenticity and compassion, you cannot help but smile, laugh and cry with these characters.”Download the first in the Palmetto Island series for FREE!
Women in crisis form new bonds of friendship in this novel of hope and renewal.
Faith Neilson has discovered her life’s passion. She’s opening a shelter for women in crisis. Not only for homeless women but for those suffering from abuse, dealing with addiction, and coping with grief over the loss of a loved one. Faith’s mission is to help residents mend their broken hearts. Will she find additional funding needed to keep her program afloat?
A cast of memorable characters will warm reader's hearts. Tilda, who is convinced she’s in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Molly, a street-smart homeless woman with endearing childlike quality that makes her a favorite with the other residents. Caroline, whose gardening hobby has become an obsession since the death of her son. And Jenny, a young woman whose anger over her husband’s betrayal has spiraled out of control.
Join these women in their day-to-day lives as they endeavor to move from uncertainty toward independence. Tension mounts and bonds of friendship are tested when a young resident’s abusive stepfather threatens lives.