Ashley will continue her series set in Cornwall, as well as writing individual novels set in the Lake District. Ashley's first standalone novel with Avon, A Surprise Christmas Wedding, was a bestseller in 2021.
Faulkner-Willcocks said: "In the past year, readers have needed escapism more than ever, and it's no wonder they have turned to Phillipa's brilliant stories - and their vivid sense of place and community - in droves. With these new books, Avon aims to solidify Phillipa's place among the biggest brands in seasonal women's fiction, which is absolutely where she belongs."
Doherty said: "Phillipa and I are absolutely delighted to be continuing to work with the impressive Avon team; they have done a superb job creating Phillipa' into a Sunday Times bestselling author and I know that Phillipa's reputation can only grow over these next four books."
Ashley, who has also published titles with Penguin, Pitakus Entice, Samhain and Headline Little Black Dress, said: "I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with the talented and enthusiastic Avon team for my next four books. They are a delight to work with and are dedicated to getting my stories into the hands of as many readers as possible."
From Book Brunch article | Lucy Nathan