Headline has acquired two new novels by women's fiction writer Erin Green, the first of which centres on three strangers on holiday.
Senior commissioning editor Kate Byrne struck the deal with David Headley at DHH Literary Agency.
The first novel, New Beginnings at Rose Cottage, will be published in July 2019. It tells the story of Benni, Emma and Ruth, each embarking on a solo holiday at Rose Cottage in Devon where "friendship and home comforts" are guaranteed. "Could they each have the happiest of holidays amongst strangers?" ponders the book's blurb.
Byrne said: "I absolutely love the warmth of Erin’s writing. She has a wonderful, engaging voice and a knack for relatable, vivid characterisation across the generations. I’m thrilled she is bringing her new women’s fiction novels to Headline."
Green, who previously published three novels with Head of Zeus imprint Aria, said: "I’m delighted by the warm welcome into the Headline family. My imagination and creativity embraces the opportunity for 'New Beginnings', much like my female characters in New Beginnings at Rose Cottage."