Thirty-two-year-old Hetty Greengrass is the star around which the rest of her family orbits. Marriage, motherhood and helping Dan run Sunnybank Farm have certainly kept her hands full for the last twelve years. But when her daughter Poppy has to choose her inspiration for a school project and picks her aunt, not her mum, Hetty is left full of self-doubt.
Hetty’s always been generous with her time and until now, her biggest talent – baking deliciously moreish shortcrust pastry pies – has been limited to charity work and the village fete. But taking part in a competition run by Cumbria’s Finest to find the very best produce from the region might be just the thing to make her daughter proud . . . and reclaim something for herself.
Except that life isn’t as simple as producing the perfect pie. Changing the status quo isn’t easy – and with cracks appearing in her marriage and shocking secrets coming to light, Hetty must decide where her priorities really lie . . .
I couldn’t wait to get snuggled up to read this book, the cover looks so inviting. Cathy Bramley is one of my favourite authors and this book was just brilliant. It centres around Hetty who is a farmers wife but wants to do something just for herself and to make her daughter Poppy proud. There are highs for Hetty and then there is some lows. The pies she makes sound absolutely wonderful so I shouldn’t read this book on an empty stomach. I loved all the characters and felt as though I was being swept away into their lives with them. This book by Cathy was delightful and delicious.
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