Quercus has acquired two novels by South African author, Rosie Fiore.
Executive editor, fiction, Charlotte Van Wijk, bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Caroline Hardman at the Christopher Little Literary Agency in the two books.
The first title, Babies in Waiting, will be published in March 2012, and tells the story of the friendship that develops between three women who meet after they become pregnant.
Van Wijk said: "Rosie Fiore is a very gifted writer. Her characters are beautifully drawn, they really live and breathe and she manages to manoeuvre them through one of the most complicated times in a woman's life with delicate grace."
Rosie is currently working on the second novel, which will be “another bright and uplifting look at the trials and tribulations of young family life”.