*Voted Best Romantic Comedy 2013 in the SpaSpa Awards and runner up in the 2014 awards*

The Family Trap final cover

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“Charming, delightfully witty, human in every aspect. If you’re looking for the perfect summer read, pick up The Family Trap.” Found Between The Covers

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Becoming a grandmother at thirty-eight may not be ideal, but Stella can cope – just about – because in two weeks’ time she’s getting married to the love of her life. She’s waited over twenty years to finally get her man; Paul Smart is her destiny, her soul mate.

But when Stella finds out she’s pregnant – a pregnancy that’s unplanned and unexpected, not to mention inconvenient – she takes it in her stride. It’s not a problem. At least, not for her. But just how do you break the news of a baby on the eve of your wedding? And what if your plans turn out to be wildly different from the plans of the one you love?

* The Family Trap is the stand-alone sequel to Can’t Live Without*

“A warm, engaging novel which will compound Phillips’ growing reputation as an assured and compassionate novelist who knows exactly how to work her audience. Slick, accomplished comfort reading, hugely satisfying for women of any age. The book equivalent of a bar of Galaxy chocolate.”Debbie Young, author of Sell Your Books!

“I loved the characters in the old people’s home: how refreshing to find this age group portrayed with warmth and enthusiasm in a contemporary romance.” Pauline Wiles, author of Saving Saffron Sweeting

“What I admire about Phillips’ writing is the intelligence, depth & variety she brings to her characters.” Linda Gillard, multi-award winning author of Stargazing and House of Silence


Signed copies can be bought directly from me – just drop me a line at joannephillipsmail@gmail.com. Paperbacks are also available from Bookshrop WhitchurchBook Depository & Waterstones, or can be ordered from any bookshop: ISBN 978-0957309418