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A Family Recipe

by Veronica Henry

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel eBooks of the Month Modern and Contemporary Fiction Star Books

LoveReading View on A Family Recipe

The brand-new feel-good story from bestseller Veronica Henry - a perfect mix of family, friends and delicious food.

So absolutely and completely gorgeous in every way! I do look forward to the latest Veronica Henry, I fairly danced with glee when ‘A Family Recipe’ arrived. Number 11 Lark Hill, Bath sits centre stage in this story, set during the Second World War and 2017. The house connects two tales, two women and the people they love. I read this in one sitting, once started, I quite simply didn’t want to stop. Jilly and Laura became known and loved, each and every character pops with intensity, fully realised, touchable, real. Veronica Henry has such a beautiful touch, she paints an entire world, deeply rich and vibrant, bringing to life thoughts, emotions, heart-ache, joy. I stepped though the pages into Bath, wandered the streets, travelled back in time, and salivating, I even looked up the food market to see if I could visit! I know I say this every time, but each new novel becomes my favourite by Veronica Henry, that is her gift, and ‘A Family Recipe’ most certainly continues that tradition.

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A Family Recipe Synopsis

The brand-new feel-good story from bestseller Veronica Henry - a perfect mix of family, friends and delicious food. What's the secret ingredient to your happiness?Laura Griffin is preparing for an empty nest. The thought of Number 11 Lark Hill falling silent - a home usually bustling with noise, people and the fragrant smells of something cooking on the Aga - seems impossible. Laura hopes it will mean more time for herself, and more time with her husband, Dom. But when an exposed secret shakes their marriage, Laura suddenly feels as though her family is shrinking around her. Feeling lost, she turns to her greatest comfort: her grandmother's recipe box, a treasured collection dating back to the Second World War. Everyone has always adored Laura's jams and chutneys, piled their sandwiches high with her pickles . . . Inspired by a bit of the old Blitz spirit, Laura has an idea that gives her a fresh sense of purpose. Full of fierce determination, Laura starts carving her own path. But even the bravest woman needs the people who love her. And now, they need her in return . . . ***** Praise for Veronica Henry: 'A delight from start to finish' Jill Mansell 'Truly blissful escapism' Lucy Diamond

A Family Recipe Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

I really enjoyed it. I love Henry’s writing style, it’s an easy read for the summer. I loved the characters and it gave an insight into Bath, past and present. Full review

Nicky Hudson

A delightful, heart-warming story about the importance of home, family, friends and the unbreakable bonds between them. Full review

Lynne Manton

An enjoyable, engaging read about families and relationship. Perfect for a holiday, or for curling up with by the fire on a winter's evening. Full review

Sarah Hamid

Wonderfully uplifting hen lit - that's chick lit for the older generation ! A story of lost chances and second chances, tragedy and despair but also hope and resilience. Full review

Cheryl Pasquier

An easy read with an uncomplicated story line. A good book for taking on holiday with you. Full review

Katie Lonsdale

A lovely page turner. Descriptive and captivating. Just wish it was longer or had a sequel. A great read. Full review

Rosie Watch

A Family Recipe' is the new novel from best selling author Veronica Henry. I thoroughly enjoyed read this book, from and this heart-warming tale is a perfect Spring read. Full review

Sarah Mustafa

Cosy warm story set in a beautiful location with lots of credible interesting characters. Veronica has done it again! Full review

Julie Mann

I am a big fan of Veronica’s books and I absolutely loved this one, it's a great summer read. Full review

Hannah Ward

We meet Laura and her family, who with the perfect mix of food, family and friends provide the right ingredients for this delightful read. Full review

Brigitte Delaney

Delicious ! I recommend anyone pre heats their summer to relaxation and simmer gently with this great read ! Full review

Dianne Harp

A thoroughly delightful easy read with engaging intertwining stories of strong women. Full review

Sarah Bedwell

My favourite book of 2018 - treat yourself to a delicious novel this summer - the importance of family, friendships and food. Full review

Karen Kingston

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ISBN: 9781409166627
Publication date: 17/05/2018
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409166627
Publication date: 17th May 2018
Author: Veronica Henry
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Star Books,
Collections: 80+ Books That Deliver a Hug ,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Veronica Henry

Veronica Henry was our Guest Editor in August 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Veronica Henry began her career as a script typist for Radio 4s 'The Archers'.  After two years in Ambridge she became a script editor for Central Television, then jumped over the fence and wrote scripts for ten years for many of our best loved dramas, including Boon, Heartbeat and Holby City.  Her secret wish to become a novelist was fulfilled in 2000. Her fourth novel, An Eligible Bachelor, was shortlisted for the RNA Novel of the Year Award 2006 for ...

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