Canelo has acquired seven stunning new romances by Lilac Mills

November 03, 2021

Senior commissioning editor Emily Bedford has acquired World English Language rights to two new series and one standalone by Lilac Mills in a seven-book deal.

Kicking off with a Christmas standalone romance, The Cosy Travelling Christmas Shop will see a thoughtful neighbour helping her less-mobile friends find the perfect gifts for their loved ones in the festive season, all the while bumping into a reluctant Father Christmas who has been roped into helping out. Lilac’s next series will then see the village of Foxmore come together to protect its community, and for some villagers there may be romance on the cards…

Lilac Mills lives on a Welsh mountain with her very patient husband and incredibly sweet dog, where she grows veggies (if the slugs don’t get them), bakes (badly) and loves making things out of glitter and glue (a mess, usually). Lilac’s previous books include the Tanglewood Village series, Island Romance series and her current Applewell Village series as well as a number of standalone contemporary romances.

Emily Bedford says: ‘I am over the moon to be working with Lilac on lots of new romances – she has a wonderful knack for creating characters whom readers cannot help but fall in love with, and her storytelling is always infused with heaps of heart and humour. As soon as Lilac told me the outline for her Christmas standalone I couldn’t wait to read it, and the same goes for her two cosy romance series.’

Lilac Mills says: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled and delighted that Canelo want to help bring more of my books into the world for readers to enjoy.’

The Cosy Travelling Christmas Shop will be published in September 2022, in ebook and paperback, with book one in the Foxmore series to follow in 2023. For more information please contact