Lucy Diamond grew up in Nottingham and went to university in Leeds where she studied English Literature. After graduating, she worked in publishing and at the BBC, and in her spare time she began writing children's books under a number of different pen names.
Two small children later, an evening class in creative writing motivated her to try a longer piece of fiction and explore some of her own feelings about motherhood. This eventually became a novel, Any Way You Want Me, and she was thrilled when Pan Macmillan made her an offer of publication.
Now the author of fourteen novels and a Sunday Times bestselling author, Lucy writes with warmth and honesty about the joy and surprises, as well as the complications, that love, family and friendships can bring.
Lucy now lives in Bath with her husband and three children and writes full-time.
The Promise is a unforgettable story about finding love, hope and joy in even the darkest moments, by the Sunday Times bestseller Lucy Diamond, author of The Secrets of Happiness.
'I loved The Promise' - Libby Page, author of The 24-Hour Café
When faced with the sudden death of his brother, Dan's mission is clear. He puts together a project to help pick up the pieces and support his grieving sister-in-law Zoe, plus her young children. This is Dan's promise - to ensure his family's happiness, and to try and live up to the man his brother was.
But tying up loose ends brings a shocking secret to light, and calls into question everything Dan knew about his older brother. With more than just his promise on the line, Dan is faced with an ultimatum: Should he tell the truth and risk his family's fragile happiness, or will his brother's secrets end up becoming his own?
'A bittersweet, big-hearted take on family dynamics, grief, and how to make happiness a priority' - Woman and Home
'This is Lucy Diamond at her very best - a stunning novel that will break your heart into little pieces and then glue it back together again with joy' - Milly Johnson
'We couldn't put this down' - Bella
'Family drama at its very best with characters that have you reaching out to them' - My Weekly
Real readers love The Promise:
'I cried and laughed'
'It was a beautifully written book from start to finish. Each night I couldn't wait to read the next chapter.'
'I literally cannot put it down.'