Jacobean Architecture and Kiplin Hall, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Leaham Hall in For Richer, For Poorer is a Jacobean style of country house that provides employment for its estate workers and the small nearby village of Leaham. In reality the image of Kiplin Hall inspired its fictitious counterpart.… More

Val’s World

When life changes, a strong woman will survive… escape into a world of love, mystery and adventure! My fictitious Yorkshire bay and market towns are based on real places within the North Yorkshire national park;… More


  “A delicious Regency! Eleanor is horrified to be made homeless by her brother’s gambling debts and still more disturbed to find herself falling in love with the man who won the estate.  Valerie Holmes resolves this… More