Michael Joseph has acquired two novels by heat magazine’s book reviews editor Isabelle Broom.
Editor Kimberley Atkins bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including audio, from Hannah Ferguson at Hardman & Swainson.
The first novel, My Map of You, will be published in 2016. The book is set on the Greek island of Zakynthos, and follows Holly, who arrives on the island after inheriting a house from an unknown relative and gradually uncovers family secrets that could change her life.
Atkins said: “Isabelle is an incredibly talented author and I’m thrilled to be publishing My Map of You next year – an emotional and romantic family drama. Isabelle’s writing has real depth and genuine heart and this is perfect summer escapism.”
Broom said: “I feel both humbled and honoured to be embarking on this very exciting chapter with Kimberley and the team at Michael Joseph. It's nothing short of a lifelong dream come true, and there could never be enough gratitude in the world for my agent Hannah, editor Kimberley and everyone who has supported both myself and the book so far. I'm so looking forward to sharing my beloved Zakynthos with readers and hope they take a little bit of the island into their hearts, just as I did.”