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  • Published: 1 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781869792350
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

On Top Of Everything


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Afternoon tea has never been so much fun! A bittersweet novel about life, living and the importance of cupcakes.

Afternoon tea has never been so much fun! A bittersweet novel about life, living and the importance of cupcakes.

Rotten things happen in threes in Florence’s family, so when she’s fired by her best friend and left by her husband in the space of a single afternoon, she knows there is yet more trouble brewing. And when her son Monty returns from his gap year Down Under it’s only too clear what, or who, that trouble is.

Then the plan to turn her crumbling home into a tea room hits a snag, the macramé at her sister’s house starts to seriously unravel, and why is her doctor leaving so many messages?

Enter Will, a mysterious handyman with a secret stash of chocolate truffles, and soon life – with all its hiccups – is just her cup of tea.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781869792350
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Sarah-Kate Lynch

Sarah-Kate Lynch is a novelist and editor, and has also worked as a journalist, radio presenter and columnist. She has published many hugely popular novels, plus memoir and non-fiction. She reviews, has hosted magazine book clubs, and writes two columns for Woman’s Day.

Sarah-Kate's novels include: The Wedding Bees, Dolci di Love, On Top of Everything, The House of Peine, Eating with the Angels, By Bread Alone, Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, and her first novel published in 2000, Finding Tom Connor. Her non-fiction work includes a collection of columns, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life (2002). Her memoir, Stuff It! A Wicked Approach to Dieting, she has described as ‘inspired by reading Ellen Degeneres and Fran Drescher's half nonsensical memoirs’. In 2014 she resumed her 'Wicked Approach' series with the hilarious Screw You Dolores: A Wicked Approach to Happiness. More are planned.

The Sunday Star-Times wrote of By Bread Alone, ‘Witty, charming, faithfully passionate to its subject and emotionally adept. If only this book was a man.’ In The New Zealand Herald, Margie Thomson wrote: ‘Her plots buzz along . . . , her characters spring recognisably to life, she’s extremely lively and funny . . . especially when she’s skewering the world of social flim-flam, but with a feel for language that results in some lovely imagery and, in this latest novel, genuine poignancy.’

Next magazine found Finding Tom Connor a ‘cross between Bridget Jones’s Diary and Waking Ned Devine, this is a romantic and rollicking good read’. The Dominion Post concluded of The House of Peine, which is set in a chateau and vineyard in the Champagne region of France: ‘Impeccably researched, it reads like a dream.’

Sarah-Kate lives with her husband and her dog, but she’s often not sure where — and she likes it that way. See more at www.sarah-katelynch.com. She is also on Twitter and Facebook.

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