This was book 2 in the series, but I could read it as a standalone. To me, all the characters were new, but each was interesting in their own way.
The story went thus, Flora found her husband Malcolm with another woman. The rat!! All rats try to invigilate back, and this one tried too. Flora needed time to think so she packed her bags and off she went to love with friend Luna in the village of Honeyford.
This was Flora’s story and the relationships she forged within the community. My first book by author Liz Eeles, and I was delighted to read it in between my thrillers. I loved Flora, but it was Luna with her mystical magical charm who captured my heart.
The entire story generated a deep warmth in me, where though I knew it was fiction, but it still felt real. Charming characters, honest emotions, a depth to the relationships, mystery and romance (though I wasn’t too fond of it) made this a delightful read.
With cakes in the title, how could I forget the cakes and the baking? They were all there for me to savour…
All in one cozy afternoon, this book was perfect!!
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
When Flora finds out about her husband’s secret fling, she escapes to the one place she feels safe: her beloved café, The Cosy Kettle, in the charming village of Honeyford. Serving up cream teas to her café regulars is the perfect way to soothe her broken heart, and although she’s never lived in the area, the little community welcome her with open arms.
She’s soon lodging with local eccentric Luna in her remote and beautiful Starlight Cottage, snuggled between rolling green hills. Luna’s handsome son Daniellost his wife several years ago, and as Flora gets to know him, sharing walks through the blossom-scented woods, they both slowly begin to heal… and she realises that behind Daniel’s quiet exterior, there’s a passionate nature that makes her forget all about her ex-husband.
As she settles into her new life, hosting a baking competition for the village’s summer celebration seems like a great idea… but with Daniel’s mysterious silences leading Flora to believe he’s hiding secrets, she can’t help but wonder if she can really trust him. And when the race to bake the perfect Victoria sponge stirs up old rivalries between locals, Flora starts to feel like she’s bitten off more than she can chew.
Publication Date: 1st July 2019