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  • Published: 2 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143792024
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

The Cake Maker’s Wish




The heartwarming new family drama from the bestselling author of The Tea Chest.

'Josephine Moon just gets better and better. The Cake Maker's Wish is my favourite of her novels so far, and one of my favourite reads of the year. This is pure escapist delight, with a lot of heart and humour.' Better Reading

When single mum Olivia uproots her young son Darcy from their life in Tasmania for a new start in the English Cotswolds, she isn’t exactly expecting a bed of roses – but nor is she prepared for the challenges that life in the picturesque village throws her way.

The Renaissance Project hopes to bring the dwindling community back to life – to welcome migrants from around the world and to boost the failing economy – but not everyone is so pleased about the initiative.

For cake maker Olivia, it’s a chance for Darcy to finally meet his Norwegian father, and for her to trace the last blurry lines on what remains of her family tree. It’s also an opportunity to move on from the traumatic event that tore her loved ones apart.

After seven years on her own, she has all but given up on romance, until life dishes up some delicious new options she didn’t even know she was craving.

An uplifting and heartwarming story about the moments that change your life forever, human kindness and being true to yourself.'Moon's novel is utterly charming, sweet, engaging and carefully crafted...This is the perfect single-sitting read for a lazy Sunday, best accompanied by tea and a piece of cake (or two).' – Apple Books Review

Praise for Josephine Moon:

‘A mountain of heart, an abundance of soul and a banquet of mouth-watering food.’ Good Reading ‘You can’t go wrong with a book by Josephine Moon.’ Vanessa Carnevale

‘A delightful page-turner and a truly moving tale.’ Better Reading

  • Published: 2 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143792024
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

Josephine Moon

Josephine Moon was born and raised in Brisbane, had a false start in Environmental Science before completing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and then a postgraduate degree in education. Twelve years and ten manuscripts later, her first novel The Tea Chest was picked up for publication and then shortlisted for an ABIA award. Her bestselling contemporary fiction is published internationally. Her books include The Tea Chest, The Chocolate Promise, The Beekeepers Secret, Three Gold Coins and The Gift of Life.

In 2018, Josephine organised the ‘Authors for Farmers’ appeal, raising money to assist drought-affected farming communities. She is passionate about literacy, and is a proud sponsor of Story Dogs and The Smith Family.

She now lives on acreage in the beautiful Noosa hinterland with her husband and son, and a tribe of animals that seems to increase in size each year. She wouldn't have it any other way.

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Praise for The Cake Maker’s Wish

Josephine Moon just gets better and better – and she was already great. The Cake Maker's Wish is my favourite of her novels so far, and one of my favourite reads of the year. This is pure escapist delight, with a lot of heart and humour. It's brimming with wonderful, unique characters, including some surprising ones . . . There's enough tension superbly plotted throughout that you'll keep powering through the pages, as well as plenty of twists, but generally you feel like you're in the hands of an expert cakemaker herself – you know how this is going to taste, but that doesn't for a second diminish the experience. It's scrumptious. The Cake Maker's Wish is a recipe for a wonderful weekend. Delicious reading.

Better Reading

‘Reading a Josephine Moon novel is always a delicious treat.’

Good Reads

Moon's novel is utterly charming, sweet, engaging and carefully crafted...This is the perfect single-sitting read for a lazy Sunday, best accompanied by tea and a piece of cake (or two).

Apple Books Review

The Cake Maker's Wish is a purely escapist novel full of humour, beautifully crafted and served up with a hefty dose of heart.

Noosa Today

Another sweet treat from award-winning Australian author Josephine Moon.

Herald Sun

Josephine Moon's best book yet! I adored being swept away to a little Cotswold village filled with a wonderful cast of characters I didn't want to let go of. If you're looking for a read that's full of heart, warmth and soul, pop this on the top of your TBR pile and thank me later!

Vanessa Carnevale

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