The Appleton Vale series is set in a fictional English village in the county of West Chesterton. Nestled in a valley abutting meadows, rolling fields and the River Candle, chocolate-box cottages surround a pristine village green, a riverside pub and a moss covered church with a giant oak tree casting a protective shadow over its tiny graveyard.

There are six books planned in this series, each revisiting the village and its charming residents, introducing new heroes and heroines along the way with a guaranteed happily ever after.