It Happened One Night - Phillipa Ashley Loved this fun and emotional new read by Phillipa Ashley! Ashley has a unique way of creating lovable and believable characters. The characters in It Happened One Night are no exception. The story is well developed and realistic. She captures small town living as well as the emotions that stir in the characters so well. This is a story of small town living, rethinking past choices, lost love, and discovering the possibilities of a second chance. It certainly captured my heart and will definitely remain a favorite.