Laura Madeleine

Laura Madeleine is the bestselling author of The Confectioner’s Tale, Where the Wild Cherries Grow, The Secrets Between Us and An Echo of Scandal. As Lili Hayward she is also the author of The Cat of Yule Cottage and A Midwinter’s Tail. Her short fiction has been published in Short Fiction Journal, My Weekly and Candis, and her books have been translated into over a dozen languages.

After a childhood spent acting professionally and training at a theatre school, Laura changed her mind, and went to study English Literature at Newnham College, Cambridge. She lives in Bristol, but can often be found visiting her family in Devon and plotting with her sister, fantasy author Lucy Holland.

As Lili Hayward, Laura’s next book is A Midwinter’s Tail, published in October 2023 by Transworld.

Lili Hayward is a beguiling new voice. Her prose is stunning and effortless; I devoured every word. Breath-taking and beautiful, evocative and richly described, The Cat of Yule Cottage has magic sewn into every page.

Tilly Tennant, author of Christmas at the Little Village Bakery

Reviews for Laura Madeleine:

“Historical fiction at its very best.” Inked Book Reviews

“This fourth novel further cements Madeleine’s reputation as a bestselling writer of compelling historical fiction. Highly recommended. 5 stars.”NetGalley Reviewer

The Secrets Between Us is heartbreaking… this story shines a light on the darkness and shadows and gives hope. A must read.” – Jera’s Jamboree

“A complex and mesmerising read.” – Alba in Bookland

Laura is represented by Meg Davis