WorldCat Identities

Holden, Wendy 1965-

Works: 91 works in 525 publications in 8 languages and 10,821 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction  Chick lit  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR6058.O436, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wendy Holden
Bad heir day by Wendy Holden( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After being dumped by her rich, handsome boyfriend, Anna vows to give up men forever. She takes a job as a nanny in the ritzy Kensington home of the Knights. Armed with a Hoover in one hand and Harry Potter in the other, Anna finds herself living with the family from hell: Cassandra, a social-climbing romance novelist with writer's block; Jett, Cassandra's cheating rock-star spouse; and Zak, their spawn-of-Satan son. So when Anna meets Jamie, the dashing heir to a castle in Scotland, she figures he's too good to be true. And she just may be right ..."--Barnes &
Azur like it by Wendy Holden( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shady billionaire Peter Hardstone's son, Nat, offers Kate Clegg, a reporter, a chance to cover the Cannes Film Festival on the luxurious Cote d'Azur
Beautiful people by Wendy Holden( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jet to London, Hollywood, and Italy; toss in a passionate star chef, a kindhearted paparazzo, and a reluctant male supermodel, and you have the makings of a wicked tale about LA's "beautiful people."
Gossip hound by Wendy Holden( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London publicist Grace Armiger's boring life takes a dramatic turn when she is given first viewing rights to what she assumes to be a Hollywood tell-all by A-list star Red Campion--a manuscript that has gained the attention of aspiring tabloid journalist Belinda Black
The wives of Bath by Wendy Holden( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Bath, England, two couples from different social classes inexplicably keep crossing paths, the result of which is a hilarious social comedy
Bad heir day by Wendy Holden( )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Farrier learns the hard way that in some careers, highpowered connections mean far more than actual talent. So, she becomes an assistant to Cassandra Knight author of scorching blockbusters whose real forte is social climbing. Unfortunately, the ad Anna answered is Cassandra's latest plan to bamboozle someone into becoming a nanny to her son Zak- a post no one in their right mind would want
The school for husbands by Wendy Holden( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distraught at the prospect of losing his wife, Neil enrolls in an experimental clinic aimed at helping hopeless husbands mend their ways. But will its intensive tuition be enough to get Neil back together with his wife, Sarah? Not if her mother and childhood sweetheart have anything to do with it
Simply divine by Wendy Holden( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this whimsical and satirical novel that's already a smash hit in England, a writer for a glossy women's magazine lands the nightmare assignment of ghostwriting for the town's latest bedazzling socialite
Farm fatale : a comedy of country manors by Wendy Holden( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young couples seek greener pastures in the English village of Eight Mile Bottom. They soon become involved in the schemes of the eccentric locals
Marrying up : a right royal romantic comedy by Wendy Holden( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polly, a student who has fallen in love with Max, a veterinarian, doesn't care about his money but senses he has a secret, while social climbing Alexa befriends a wealthy aristocrat in hopes that she can meet an eligible, wealthy man
Marrying up by Wendy Holden( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She stopped at nothing. To get everything. Scheming social climber Alexa may be humbly born. But she's a class-hopping cruise missile aimed at the very top of the gold-digging tree. Only a title, mansion and family tiara will do. Befriending feckless aristo Florrie (three surnames plus a black hole where her brain should be) means the grandest doors swing open and the price of her dreams is in sight. But has Florrie's mother, the formidable Lady Annabel, rumbled what Alexa is up to? -- back cover
Gifted and talented by Wendy Holden( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the new university term among the dreaming spires. The start of a whole new life. Meet Isabel, beautiful, clever, shy - and leaving home for the first time. Meet Olly, recently graduated, idealistic and a little hopeless, a man whose heart leads his brain and for whom opportunity just hasn't come knocking - yet. Meet Amber, the It girl who is soon partying with the fast set - and no-one is faster than Jasper de Borchy, glamorous leader of the notorious Bullinger club. Meet the grown-ups: Diana, recently divorced mother-of-one, newly arrived in town to take up a post as college gardener - and Richard, the new college head, a widower, a scientist, and as lonely as some of the specimens he captures in his science lab. The rich, the poor, the shy, the extrovert, the givers, the takers. Meet the Gifted and Talented
Pastures nouveaux by Wendy Holden( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From SW7 to rural heaven...Cash-strapped Rosie and her boyfriend Mark are city folk longing for a country cottage. Rampantly nouveaux-riches Samantha and Guy are also searching for rustic bliss - a mansion complete with mile-long drive and hot and cold running gardeners. The village of Eight Mile Bottom seems quiet enough, despite a nosy postman, a reclusive rock star, a glamorous Bond Girl and a ghost with a knife in its back. But there are unexpected thrills in the hills. The local siren seduces Guy while mysterious millionaire makes Rosie an offer she can't refuse. But should she?
Filthy rich by Wendy Holden( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mary meets gorgeous Monty, heir to a stately pile, romantic bliss seems assured. But after the roof falls in and the pictures are flogged, happiness is thin on the ground. Beth exchanges Holland Park for simple weekends at the country cottage her banker husband's bonus has bought. They only offered a little over the asking price -- why don't the locals like them? Uber-WAG Alexandra needs a country mansion -- fast. Her footballer boyfriend is being transferred and time is running out. There must be a Hello!-tastic pile somewhere? Morag is the terror of the village. She's a Stalin against slug pellets who wears hemp trousers and makes her own Weetabix. When the village launches an allotment project they become dramatically embroiled in a bitter struggle over sex, power and money
Gallery girl by Wendy Holden( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Wendy Holden is slyly funny on the foibles of auctioneers, collectors and arrivisties, and absurdly inventive when it comes to capturing the decadent trappings of the art party scene' -- Marie Claire 20100906 'This is an author guaranteed to lift your spirits' -- Grazia 20100831
Wild and Free by Wendy Holden( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild & Free is the festival du jour. Everyone piles through its gates and Cupid lies in wait to sprinkle a little midsummer madness on them all. Teacher Ginnie is desperate to forget her crush on headmaster Mark, and hopes glamping might do the trick. But Mark is also heading for Wild & Free to reform his college band desperate not to be seen by anyone he knows. Mark's bandmate James dreams of a festival blow-out with his son, Guy until his wife Victoria's ambition kills the dream. Now she and Guy are en route to Wild & Free instead but when Guy meets Shanna-Mae and falls for her earthy charms, Victoria is determined to snap Cupid's arrow. Will the magic of the festival send them wild? Or set them free to find peace and love?
Honeymoon suite by Wendy Holden( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nell is marooned at the altar, her feisty best friend Rachel says she'll come with her on honeymoon instead. Why waste a week in a posh country hotel? So the duo, plus Rachel's Agatha Christie-obsessed small daughter Juno, head for the hills and idyllic Edenville, on the edge of the beautiful Pemberton estate. Awaiting them is a cast of colourful characters from Jason the harassed hotel manager to the ruthless Angela, Director of HR. Not to mention the handsome Dylan, a bestselling writer on the run from his past. Nell doesn't want to go back to London, so when a job on the estate comes up, she's happy to stay. Even if it is arranging weddings in the Big House! As she becomes entangled in the lives of the locals - and they weave their way into her heart - she realises there might be a way to reach the rainbow's end after all
Laura lake and the case of the hipster weddings by Wendy Holden( )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Lake longs to be a journalist. Now she?s an unpaid intern at a glossy magazine? sleeping in the fashion cupboard and living on canapés. And she?s just got her first big break: infiltrate three society weddings and write a juicy exposé. Security will be tighter than a Kardashian pencil skirt, but how hard can it be? She?ll don a ball-gown for the aristocrats, a festival headdress for the artisan jewellery makers, and a glitter moustache for the Shoreditch hipsters. But Laura hasn?t prepared for disappearing brides and secret royal orgies. Or the fact that her jealous office enemy will do anything to bring her down ..."--Book cover
Simply divine by Wendy Holden( Recording )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite jobs at magazines like Gorgeous and Fabulous, Jane feels anything but. Her relationship with the man in her life is at a dead-end, and the body she sees each morning in the mirror simply refuses to cooperate. But Jane's life is about to receive some divine intervention; she's been chosen to ghost-write the racy doings of celebrity socialite Champagne D'Vyne, the grand diva of self-promotion."--Container
A view to a kilt by Wendy Holden( Book )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London's most glamorous glossy magazine is in trouble. Advertising revenues are non existent, and if editor Laura Lake can't pick them up, she's out of a job. According to those in the know, Scotland is having a fashion moment . Smart spas are offering porridge facials, and a chain of eco-hotels is offering celebrity bagpipe lessons. So Laura's off to a baronial estate in the Scottish Highlands to get a slice of this ultra-high-end market. It's supposed to be gorgeous, glitzy and glamorous. But intrigue follows Laura like night follows day. And at Glenravish Castle - a shooting lodge fit for a billionaire - Laura finds herself hunting for a scoop that won't just save her job, it could save her life
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Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.22 for Bad heir d ... to 0.79 for Gifted and ...)

Bad heir day
Azur like itBeautiful peopleGossip houndThe wives of BathThe school for husbandsSimply divineFarm fatale : a comedy of country manorsMarrying up
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