Spencer is an author with many strings to her bow. Allie gained
a B.A. in English and Related Literature and an M.A. in Medieval
Studies before reading for the Bar. She completed pupillage in
London with a leading set of family law barristers and then joined
a firm of solicitors as a matrimonial specialist before changing
career to become a novelist.
Allies first novel TUG OF LOVE won the Romantic Novelists
Association New Writers Scheme prize for the best debut
of 2009 and was shortlisted for the 2010 Melissa Nathan Award
for Comedy Romance. Her third novel, SUMMER LOVING was also shortlisted
for the Melissa Nathan Award in 2012.
is one of the contributors to an audio
anthology of short stories featuring contributions from some
of Britains best loved writers. The audio book will be sold
to raise funds for theHelena Kennedy Foundation, an organisation
helping disadvantaged students access higher education.
Latest book: SAVE THE DATE!
Family weddings can be hell.
...and, marooned in Italy for her cousin's nuptials, Ailsa can be forgiven for thinking that this one is worse than most. With the bride and groom at loggerheads and the guests in uproar, it is a million miles away from the rest and relaxation she'd been hoping for.
And then suddenly, in the middle of the mayhem, she comes face-to-face with Nick, the man she walked out on just a few months earlier.
How can Ailsa help get the wedding back on track when she and Nick can't stop arguing? But if they do, she might remember why she fell in love with him in the first place - and then there really would be trouble.
There's nothing quite like a holiday with your boyfriend...
Flora Fielding can't wait for Barney to join her in San Francisco
so they can begin their dream holiday. Until Barney dumps her,
leaving her stranded. Luckily Flora's cousin Bella lives in San
Francisco and, with nowhere else to go, Flora pitches up at her
door. As a singer in an Abba tribute band, Bella's life is a whirlwind
of gigs, sparkly jumpsuits and nights on the town; and as Flora
gets caught up in the excitement, she doesn't have time to worry
about her broken heart. In fact, she's so distracted that before
she knows it, she's running along a moonlit beach with a very
sea, and Retsina
what could possibly go wrong?
Four friends plan a fortnight of fun, frolics and reminiscences
in Greece but their holiday turns out to be anything but
the carefree adventure they have planned. To begin with, the bars,
clubs and wild nights of their imaginings are a far cry from the
slow, quiet pace of life on the island of Liminaki. Then theres
Ginny who wont stop talking about her upcoming wedding;
Anna who falls for the charms of a very handsome waiter; Kirsten
who is bottling up a terrible secret and Beth who tries to hold
the show together despite her life falling to pieces in front
of her very eyes. A heart-warming, laugh-out-loud story of love,
lies and the ever-lasting loyalty of best friends.
TUG OF LOVE (Little Black Dress/Headline 2009).
THE NOT-SO SECRET OF A CITY GIRL (Little Black Dress/Headline
SUMMER LOVING (Arrow 2011).
SUMMER NIGHTS (Arrow Jun 2012).