Canelo have acquired five new Cornish romances by Cass Grafton.

March 30, 2023

Editorial director Emily Bedford has acquired World English language rights to a new cosy romance series by Cass Grafton in a five-book deal. 

The Little Cornish Cove series kicks off with New Dreams at Polkerran Point, in which a surprise inheritance from her aunt Meg opens up exciting opportunities at just the right time for Anna. With plans to turn her new cottage into a B&B, a shock discovery reveals she’s living a dream that isn’t really hers to hold. Can Anna rescue the new life she’s made for herself? Who in Polkerran can she really count on in her time of need?

A bit of a nomad, Cass has called three countries home, as well as six different English counties, but her aspiration is to one day reunite with her beloved West Country. In the meantime, she writes feel-good contemporary romances set in Cornwall and, in doing so, manages to live there vicariously through her characters and settings. An Ambassador for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation, Cass is also a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Jane Austen Society UK and the Society of Authors.

Emily Bedford says: ‘I am delighted to be working with Cass once more, this time on a contemporary romance series. She has such a knack for writing relatable and witty heroines – I fell in love with Anna from the very first page. This novel is as much a love story about Cornwall as it is a romance between two characters, and Cass’s beautiful and charming descriptions of Polkerran had me wishing I was reading by the sea, surrounded by a village of eccentrics.’

Cass Grafton says: ‘I’m still pinching myself, beyond excited to be continuing my writing dream with Canelo and so grateful to Emily Bedford for loving my story as much as I do. Emily is an exceptionally talented editor with a passion for storytelling, and I’m over the moon to be working with her on this Cornwall-set series. It’s brimming with characters close to my heart, and I look forward to partnering with the excellent team at Canelo as we introduce the warm and funny locals of Polkerran to the world!’

New Dreams at Polkerran Point will be published in September 2023, in paperback and ebook, with book two to follow in early 2024. For more information please contact