Carole Matthews

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For the retired American actress, see Carole Mathews.


Born in St Helens, Merseyside, Carole Matthews is a successful and popular British author who is famous for her romantic comedy novels. She has published 23 novels and has appeared on the Sunday Times and USA Today bestsellers lists and her books, Welcome To The Real World and Wrapped up in You have both made the shortlist for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Novel of the Year Award.[1]

Her 4th book For Better, For Worse, was picked in summer 2002 for a TV book club pick in America, Reading with Ripa, on the show Live with Regis and Kelly. She has sold over 4.0 million books worldwide and is published in more than 30 countries. Her books have sold to Hollywood. She has had more than 2 million library lends in the UK since she started writing.

In 2011 she was inducted into the Festival of Romance Hall of Fame for her outstanding contribution to romance writing.[2]

Her latest book A Cottage by the Sea will be followed in Aug 2013 by Calling Mrs Christmas!.

As well as writing, Matthews has also been a television presenter and is a regular radio guest.

She lives in Milton Keynes with her husband, Kevin, who she regularly refers to as 'Lovely Kev' on her Facebook page.

UK Books[edit]

Title Year
Let's Meet on Platform 8 1997
A Whiff of Scandal 1998
More to Life than this 1999
For Better, For Worse 2001
A Minor Indiscretion 2002
A Compromising Position 2003
The Sweetest Taboo 2004
With or Without You 2005
You Drive Me Crazy 2006
Welcome to the Real World 2006
The Chocolate Lovers' Club 2007
The Chocolate Lovers' Diet 2007
It's A Kind of Magic 2008
All You Need Is Love 2008
The Difference a Day Makes 2009
That Loving Feeling 2009
It's Now or Never 2010
The Only Way is Up 2010
Wrapped Up In You 2011
Summer Daydreams 2012
With Love at Christmas 2012
A Cottage by the Sea 2013
Calling Mrs Christmas 2013