I've read all of them and enjoyed them too. Some of them are actually quite dark under the twee image! She has written another series set around a veterinary practice in the town of Barleybridge which I would recommend. The first one is called I think A Country Affair
I'm in my mid 40s, and I love Rebecca Shaw's novels - in fact, I am rereading them (out of order) again at the moment.
I'm not sure I'd want to live in Turnham Malpas though - the village school sounds good, as long as the headteacher isn't dabbling in witchcraft, the village store sounds good but expensive, and it sounds as if the two good senior schools locally are independant/private. They do seem to have lots of good parties, but a lot of crime too, for such a small village - the odd murder, lynch mobs, kidnapping.
And I am so cross about what happened to Muriel and Ralph - I won't say any more in case anyone hasn't read the last couple of books.
They are about the village of Turnham Malpas and the villagers who live there. People like Jimbo Charter-Plackett, who, with his wife Harriet, owns and runs the very classy village store, where everyone goes to gossip, and Muriel, a lovely elderly lady living alone after the death of her mother, who finds romance late in life. Then there's the handsome and charismatic vicar Peter, and his wife Caroline, whose marriage is rocked by scandal. Later on, the Big House is bought by Craddock Fitch, who gets all the villagers backs up, but starts to win them round somewhat. There's also ex union man Sir Ron, and his brassy wife Lady Sheila, chair of the local WI.
The village abounds in gossip and gossips, goings on, dark happenings, great parties, skinnydipping for charity and even a ghost dog.
Sorry - should have added that the first book in the series is "The New Rector". If you like these books, there are plenty of them (10+, I think) and, as someone else has said, there's the Barleybridge vet series too, which I like, but not as much as the Turnham Malpas ones.
I'm always looking for new authors, but can't really afford new books so I look in charity shops for authors other people have mentioned. Then if I like them I know I can buy them new, iyswim. I hate spending money on a new book and finding it's really terrible! (I still resent Victoria Hislop after wasting my money getting her book new, and it turning out to be the ruination of a damn good story!)
Just incase anyone wants the list of the Series. It does help to read them in order, but not essential. Theyre great easy read novels.. Tales from Turnham Malpas 1. The New Rector (1994) 2. Talk of the Village (1995) 3. Village Matters (1996) 4. The Village Show (1997) 5. Village Secrets (1998) 6. Scandal in the Village (1999) 7. Village Gossip (1999) 8. Trouble in the Village (2000) 9. A Village Dilemma (2002) 10. Intrigue in the Village (2003) 11. Whispers In The Village (2005) 12. A Village Feud (2006) 13. The Village Green Affair (2008) 14. The Village Newcomers (2010) 15. A Village Deception (2011)