Farmer's wife Hetty has always put her husband's and daughter's needs above her own - now she wants to use her talent for baking to get the life she really wants... The inspirational new novel from bestselling author Cathy Bramley.
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 . . .
Your favourite authors have loved reading bestseller Cathy Bramley:
'Delightful!' Katie Fforde
'Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson
'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
“A page-turner of a story about love, courage, and following your dreams.”
“Full of surprises, just like one of Hetty's pies! An intriguing mix: savourous and then, surprisingly sweet.”
Jo Thomas, author of The Honey Farm on the Hill
“A delicious tale of friendship, family and baking set in beautiful Cumbria. I loved its warmth and charm. It was a real treat to read.”
Cathy Woodman, author of the Talyton St George series
“An engrossing, all-consuming story with a lot of emotion, a little bit of humour and plenty of gritty issues... A perfect escapist read.”
Anne Cater, Daily Express