Synopsis: Since her dad died, life hasn’t been the same for Lottie – it was easier to push her friends away than cope with their awkwardness. But when the school suggest she joins Bake Club to get her back on track, Lottie reluctantly agrees. But Lottie’s uncertainty about Bake Club melts away as she rekindles her love of baking and gets caught up with Mac, the school rebel and another unwilling Bake Club member. Both Lottie and Mac have secrets to keep, and as Bake Club progresses towards an end-of-year competition, the tension rises between the Bake Club members. Can Lottie keep up the facade of her perfect life without the others finding out what’s really going on at home? Can Mac keep his demanding, heavy-handed father off his back – not to mention the school counsellor who’s written him off as a no-hoper? And can their bubbling romance survive the pressure?
200words (or less) review: I should probably admit that I am not a cake person, so while the recipes at the beginning of each chapter look tempting I don’t think I’ll be trying them. Ok maybe the chocolate chip cookies…
Love, Lies and Lemon Pies was a book that sneaked itself past all the other things I should have been reading by virtue of the title (made me smile) and a blurb that sounded so promising. Katy Cannon’s YA debut certainly didn’t disappoint, in fact the only disappointment I felt was when I realised that her next book isn’t out until 2015.
I sat down to read Love, Lies and Lemon Pies and only stopped after I finished the last page. The book is narrated by Lottie; I liked her from the start. Surprisingly for me, I actually liked all the members of the bake club.
Love, Lies and Lemon Pies was everything I hoped it would be, sweet, warm with a touch of spice. 😉
(I had to – sorry!)