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Ahh, what a lovely, generous, enjoyable read this is. Rachel finds it increasingly difficult to make a living on her family farm, with the support of friends, locals, and a particularly lovely neighbour called Tom, can Rachel and her Mum find a way to keep Primrose Farm? Caroline Roberts has a beautifully light touch, she explores difficult emotions and balances the tale with love and laughter too. The different generations knit together perfectly, from gorgeous 5 year old Maisy through to Granny Ruth, each woman (and girl) an integral part of the storyline. The romance doesn’t smother the tale, it sits as an engaging sweet treat alongside friendship and family. If you seek an escape from your own reality, and want to snuggle down with a helping of delicious romance then look no further, Rachel’s Pudding Pantry is ready to greet you.
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!
Closing date: 31/05/2020
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.
Romance, puddings and the beautiful Northumberland countryside, what more could you want? Full review
A delightfully delicious read that will make you want to laugh, cry and bake - all at the same time! Full review
After the tragic death of her father Rachel takes over the running of Primrose Farm which isn’t in as good a shape as she would like it. To save her home she has to think of a way to diversify, but how? Full review
If you’re looking for a nice, pleasant read that leaves you feeling hopeful and positive, as well as emotionally moved in parts, then I recommend this book. Full review
Caroline Roberts has whipped up a light fluffy read, perfect for a bit of escapism. A quirky bonus sees each chapter titled with the name of a cake and there are a number of recipes to try out once you reach the back of the book. The story is predictable but still an enjoyable read. A word of caution; don't pick up the book if you're hungry :) Full review
This is a wonderful exploration of a young woman's life as a farmer in Northumberland and how she survives and thrives. Full review
The healing powers of sticky toffee pudding - how a grieving family tries to save their farm. Full review
A nice easy read, where love and heavenly puddings leave you feeling both warm and hungry - definitely recommend. Full review
This book is like a big warm hug and you can nearly taste and smell the puddings. Jill is a great character who faces the trickiest of farming challenges head on, in her determination to hold on to the family home. Full review
Rachel's Pudding Pantry by Caroline Roberts is a real feel-good novel, full of life and down to earth moments, single mum overcomes her problems in a novel way... Full review
With a battle to save a farm, and a little romance along the way this was the perfect book to curl up with one afternoon. Full review
WARNING! – Do not read this on an empty stomach! A warm and comforting read, this will transport you instantly to golden sunsets over rolling green hills and the scrubbed pine kitchen table by the AGA. Truly scrumptious! Full review
A warm hearted gentle read about picking up the pieces after family tragedy. 3 generations building a future for themselves with the support of an angel in disguise. Full review
Why readers love cosying up with Caroline Roberts' novels:
`A delightful, life affirming story. I wanted to retreat to a cottage by the sea after the first chapter!' Ali McNamara
`Such a wonderful book, heart-wrenching and uplifting and joyful! Cressida McLaughlin
`Oodles of charm, it's pure escapism' Cathy Bramley
'A top-rated romance which I devoured quicker than a slice of Victoria Sponge. Beautifully written, warm, funny, cosy, romantic and sweeter than a tray full of cookie dough' Bookaholic Confessions
'I found myself racing through to the end . . . A lovely book, one to be enjoyed over a few chilly evenings with your own cup of tea and cake' Chick Lit Chloe
'A warm and cosy read for a cold winter's day . . . will have you longing to be served in the tearoom' Rachel's Random Reads
Publication date: 18/04/2019
Publisher: HarperImpulse an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||18th April 2019|
|Publisher:||HarperImpulse an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
Caroline Roberts lives in the wonderful Northumberland countryside with her husband and credits the sandy beaches, castles and rolling hills around her as inspiration for her writing. She enjoys writing about relationships; stories of love, loss and family, which explore how beautiful and sometimes complex love can be. A slice of cake, glass of bubbly and a cup of tea would make her day - preferably served with friends! She believes in striving for your dreams, which led her to a publishing deal after many years of writing.More About Caroline Roberts