Monday, September 26, 2011

Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes by Sue Watson

*****5 stars
A truly delicious book! I love books that talk about baking and this was no different. I truly loved the friendships shown and other relationships. This book will definitely be put in my long term library to reread someday. Can't wait to see what else Sue Watson has for us. :)

Book Jacket Summary:
Can you really make a living from indulging in your dreams?
TV Producer Stella Weston is over worked, overweight and under fire. Having battled uphill for years to balance her career with her family life, she is repaid by being put out to pasture on a religious gardening programme – complete with a nervous vicar, his nymphomaniac wife, and 22 stone Britney wannabe gardener, Gerald.
In the past, comfort has always been found at the bottom of her mixing bowl, but when even the most delicious lemon sponge with zesty frosting cannot save the day, Stella decides enough is enough.
However, finding the courage to quit is sometimes the easy part. Can you really turn a passion into a profession? Does more time at home actually give you a happier family life? Are men truly from Mars or another universe altogether?
Stella has to roll up her sleeves and find out – when the going gets tough, the tough get baking....

The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond

****4 stars
This is my first Lucy Diamond book, and definitely not my last. I truly enjoyed this book and even though I had s much going on truly felt torn wanting to get back and read more. I look forward to her other books in the near future.

Book Jacket Summary:
Evie Flynn has always been the black sheep of her family - a dreamer and a drifter, unlike her over-achieving elder sisters. She's tried making a name for herself as an actress, a photographer and a singer, but nothing has ever worked out. Now she's stuck in temp hell, with a sensible, pension-planning boyfriend. Somehow life seems to be passing her by.

Then her beloved aunt Jo dies suddenly in a car crash, leaving Evie an unusual legacy - her precious beach cafe in Cornwall. Determined to make a success of something for the first time in her life, Evie heads off to Cornwall to get the cafe and her life back on track - and gets more than she bargained for, both in work and in love...