Two writers of romantic novels will be talking about their work during visits to a County Durham library.

Caroline Roberts and Hazel Osmond will meet readers at Barnard Castle Library over the coming weeks.

Former bank worker Caroline, will be speaking at the library at 3pm on Wednesday, 30 November.

The mum-of-two was shortlisted for a Romantic Novelists’ Association award last year following the publication of her debut novel, The Torn Up Marriage.

Caroline’s second book, The Cosy Teashop in the Castle, inspired by Chillingham Castle, was published earlier this year, with its follow-up, The Cosy Christmas Teashop closely following.

Examining love, loss, family and relationships, Caroline’s contemporary fiction is set in the North East and features the landscapes and scenery of her native Northumberland.

Hazel Osmond visits Barnard Castle Library at 2pm on Wednesday, 14 December.

A writer of short stories and romantic comedies, Hazel is an advertising copywriter by trade.

In 2008, she won the Woman and Home short story competition and in 2012, her debut novel, Who’s Afraid of Mr Wolfe, was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy of the Year.

Hazel has lived in the North East for more than 30 years and the area has inspired two of her novels, The First Time I Saw Your Face and her latest book, The Mysterious Miss Mayhew.


Both talks cost £1 per person, including refreshments. To book a place, call 03000 263 409 or email