Ella Harper

Ella Harper is the pen name of Sasha Wagstaff. She spent her childhood devouring Enid Blyton and Judy Blume books and writing a few short stories and later on, as she discovered Jilly Cooper, Fiona Walker, Marian Keyes, she spent her spare time writing teenage romances.

Her fascination with language led her to a degree in French and Russian followed by eight years in a merchant bank, where she reached the position of Assistant Vice President, overseeing 40 staff.

But something was missing…

Sasha lost herself in novels during her long commute and stories of her own began to take shape.

Soon every spare moment was spent writing, and when she found herself excitedly scribbling love scenes during three-hour conference calls with New York, she knew that she had to make some changes to her life.

Romantic Novelists' Association Epic Romantic Novel of the Year 2015

Books

If I Fall

Ella Harper

Four university friends, four devastating secrets.

I’m really sorry for what I’m about to do…

It’s 15 years since graduation, and Connie, Jonas, JJ and Layla have managed to remain close despite the odds. They’ve supported each other, but are some things too big for friendship?

Connie is desperate to maintain the veneer of perfect family life.

Jonas is feeling the pressure at work.

Layla’s career is unravelling thanks to her ill mother.

JJ’s past is catching up with him.

When they stumble and fall, who will be there to catch them?

A truly powerful and unforgettable story of love, friendship, and real life, If I Fall is perfect for readers of Alice Peterson, Amanda Prowse and Lianne Moriarty.

‘I couldn’t put it down. I went without sleep to finish this book… If I Fall would definitely make my 2018 must-read list’

— Writerly Ways

One Last Wish

Ella Harper

How would you cope if your child became terminally ill?

Rosie and Nate had the perfect relationship. But they struggle to cope with the devastating news their daughter Emmie has incurable cancer. It feels like their world – and their relationship – has come crashing down.

They must do everything to support their little girl, but can they stop their marriage falling apart?

Unbeknownst to her parents, Emmie is on a mission. She is determined to make them see what brought them together in the first place – and make them fall in love all over again.

‘A great book to curl up with’

— Daily Mail

The Years of Loving You

Ella Harper

Then: A night to remember…

When Molly and Ed meet as teenagers feelings explode but, as often happens with first love, life takes them in different directions. Friends it is.

Now: A devastating diagnosis…

Molly receives life-changing news about her health, leaving her marriage to Sam under strain. She wants to make her marriage work but why does she always call best friend Ed in a crisis?

An alignment of stars…

Brings Molly right back to the beginning. Would it be so terrible to let fate decide the future for her?

‘You won’t be able to stop reading’

— Heat

Pieces of You

Ella Harper

As compelling and powerful as Jojo Moyes and Liane Moriarty, Pieces of You is a heart-rending, but ultimately life-affirming novel about a love tested to its limits

The perfect marriage.

A devastating secret.

An impossible choice.

Lucy was always sure of one thing – her future with husband and soulmate Luke. But after eight long, heartbreaking years trying to have a baby, that future is crumbling before her eyes.

When a terrible accident puts Luke into a coma, Lucy is forced to reassess everything she thought she wanted.

Then Stella arrives. A woman Lucy’s never met, but with a secret that will change her world forever . . .

‘Pieces of You explores family ties, dark secrets and our deepest desires…will leave you sobbing, yet filled with hope. Warm, perceptive and razor sharp, it’s everything you want from a novel’

— Veronica Henry