Written by Caroline Roberts
Primrose Farm is Rachel’s very own slice of heaven.
Come rain or shine there’s always a pot of tea brewing by the Aga, the delicious aroma of freshly baked puddings, and a chorus of happy memories drifting through the kitchen.
But the farm is in a spot of trouble. As the daffodils spring, Rachel must plant the seeds of change if she wants to keep the farm afloat, and it’s all resting on a crazy plan. She’ll need one family cook book, her Mum Jill’s baking magic – and a reason to avoid her distractingly gorgeous neighbour, Tom . . .
Swapping their wellies for aprons, can Rachel and Jill bake their way into a brighter future? The proof will be in the pudding!
A Wonderful, Feel-Good Read!
Such a gorgeous read .. and with a cover to match!
Rachel, a single mother, has the added responsibility of running the family farm and keeping it afloat. Things are hard in the agricultural world, and she needs to come up with new ideas to inject some much needed cash flow into the business. Then an idea occurs to her – can they possibly cash in on her mother’s baking skills? Would it be enough to generate a much needed extra income? And why do all her friends gush over the attractions of Tom, a neighbouring farmer who Rachel sees as no more than a friend?
This is a really lovely read. Encompassing all the difficulties of life in the farming community, the story is well conceived and skilfully crafted. The writing flows smoothly, and the entire book is a delight to read. All the sweet treats on offer sound mouth-wateringly good, and the recipes at the end are an added bonus. Caroline Roberts has created a wonderful, feel good novel. Even better, there is a sequel in the offing towards the end of this year, and I’m already looking forward to catching up with both the inhabitants of Primrose Farm and the wider circle of the area’s community. This is a good, solid and entertaining read to which I’m happy to give a full five stars.
My thanks to publisher HarperImpulse for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook, paperback, audio
- Size: 400 pages
- Publisher: HarperImpulse
- Publication Date: 18 April 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- Barnes & Noble
- W. H. Smith
Meet the Author
Family, friends, food, a glass of bubbly and, of course, a good book make me smile. I love writing emotional stories about love, loss, and family, that explore how complex and yet beautiful love can be. I also like to write romantic comedy, letting the characters have a bit of flirty fun too! I believe in following your dreams and working hard towards them, which led me to HarperImpulse (HarperCollins) and a publishing deal (woop!) after many years of writing. Stunning Northumberland is my home – sandy beaches, castles and gorgeous countryside that have inspired my writing.