The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan
Reviews / 31st March 2016

What the publisher says: Five amateur bakers compete in a baking competition and discover that the vision of perfect domesticity they aspire to may not be the whole truth. For book club readers everywhere whose tastes range from The Help, One Dayand The Other Hand to Katie Fforde and Gill Hornby. There are many reasons to bake: to feed; to create; to impress; to nourish; to define ourselves; and, sometimes, it has to be said, to perf...

Precocious by Joanna Barnard
Reviews / 31st March 2016

What the publisher says: ‘Can there be a more unreliable narrator than a teenage girl?’ Fiona Palmer is (un)happily married when a chance meeting with her former teacher plunges her headlong into an affair. Intercut with the realities of their adult relationship, Fiona remembers first meeting the enigmatic Henry Morgan as a precocious and lonely fourteen-year-old. Her schoolgirl crush developed into an intense relationshi...

The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan
Reviews / 31st March 2016

What the publisher says: Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan returns with an hilarious, heartwarming, happy-ever-after as Nina follows her heart – and her dreams – to a new life in the countryside. Given a back-room computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex, Nina misses her old role terribly – dealing with people, greeting her regulars, making sure e...

Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella
Reviews / 31st March 2016

What the publisher says: To Las Vegas . . . and beyond! Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is on a major rescue mission! Hollywood was full of surprises, and now she’s on a road trip to Las Vegas to help her friends and family. She’s determined to get to the bottom of why her dad has mysteriously disappeared, help her best friend Suze and even bond with long-time enemy Alicia Bitch Long-legs (maybe…). As Becky discovers ...