Author: Cathy Lamb
Genre: Women's Reads
Rights: UK & Comm excl Canada
Pub. Date: 13th September 2010
When Julia Bennett leaves her abusive fiancé at the altar, she knows life will never be the same again. Seeking comfort, she heads to her Aunt Lydia’s rambling farmhouse where she is welcomed by an eccentric, warm, and wise group of women. Meeting once a week for drinks and the baring of souls, it becomes clear that every woman holds secrets that keep her from happiness.
What will it take for them to become their true selves? For Julia, it’s chocolate. All her life, baking has been her therapy and her refuge, a way to heal wounds and make friends. But it can’t keep her safe. As Julia gradually opens her heart to a new life, with new friendships, and a new love, the past is catching up to her. And this time, she’ll have to face it head on.
'A tale of an eccentric, warm and often wise, clan of American women baring their souls'The Bookseller
I cannot recommend this book and this author highly enough. Rarely have I come across a book which so engrossed me that I found it hard to look up from until I had finished it. It leads you through the full gamut of emotions and introduces you to some of the most wonderful characters you are ever likely to meet. Never schmaltzy but often sad, never silly but often hillarous, never corny but often sentimental, this is a book to treasure, reread and, if you can bear to part with it, a book to share with your friends. A joy and a delight from start to finish.Penny Bullock, Lancaster
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