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Welcome to the website of Sheila Norton, award-winning multi-published author.

I hope you will find all you need to know here about my books and about me. If you'd like to ask me anything that isn't covered here, please message me through the Contact page. Thank you for visiting!

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My next book, THE SECRET OF ANGEL COVE, was published on 8 December 2022 by Piatkus Books.  

 'Winter at Cliff's End Cottage': Category WINNER in the RoNA 2022 awards!


'Winter at Cliff's End Cottage', published on 9 December 2021 by Piatkus, was voted the winner of the 'Christmas and Winter Season Novel' category of the Romantic Novelists Association awards 2022.


It's about the growing friendship between a feisty old woman living on the edge of a Devon cliff, and a lonely young journalist who wants her story. 


Cliff's End Cottage is a local landmark. Perched on the South Devon coast, its garden has begun slowly toppling into the sea, yet the elderly and infamously stubborn owner Stella refuses to leave her home. When Holly, a young journalist and single mum struggling to make ends meet, decides to interview Stella about her life, at first she's given short shrift. However, helped by a slice or two of cake and a couple of friendly cats, a tentative friendship begins to develop between the two lonely women.


Stella and Holly may live different lives, but over the cold winter nights, as Stella shares her story, the two women discover more and more in common. Time is running out for the house on the edge, but perhaps, together, Stella and Holly can find a new way forward.

This is the most adorable book I’ve read. EVER!'  - NetGalley reviewer

'A brand new cosy, wintery story set on Devon's beautiful coast, by award-winning author Sheila Norton.'


Joy and Sara are neighbours living in the only two houses at beautiful Angel Cove.  Despite being at different stages in their lives, both are at turning points, and both need a friend to confide in.  They also share a curiosity about the origins of the name of their cove. Who or what was the Angel of the Cove? Joy sets out to try to uncover the secret - with unexpected results.

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Previous Books

All my previous works are listed on the 'My Books' page, and include two 'cat' stories, eleven contemporary romantic comedies, two novels set mainly in the 1960s, one novel with grandparents as the protagonists, and two collections of short stories. 

Some of my books have been translated into various languages including Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Hungarian, Czech and Slovakian.

My most recent novels have also been produced as audiobooks.

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