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Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy.

 

Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother, growing up in foster care. But her husband Simon is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France – nothing is too good for his family.

 

Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

 

In the old days, she’d have distracted herself at work, but Marianne left her glamorous career behind when she got married. She’d speak to a friend, but she’s too busy with her children and besides, Simon doesn’t approve of the few she has left.

 

It’s almost by accident that Marianne begins to learn more about Caroline. But once she starts, she can’t stop. Because what she finds makes her wonder whether the question she should be asking is not ‘should she be jealous’, but... ‘should she be scared’?

 

Fans of The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go looking for a dark, gripping psychological thriller, with a final twist that will put their jaw on the floor, will love Our Little Lies.

 

Readers are loving Our Little Lies:

‘Omg this book!!!!! Never have I felt such powerful emotions… when reading a novel… This really is such a compulsive read building the tension and a brilliant ending making it for me a real unputdownable novel… Read it you really won’t be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Tense, atmospheric psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Impeccably written and a big fat 5***** from me. Awesome!’ No. 1 bestselling author, Angela Marsons

 

‘Delivers an ending that will make you go WOW but you need to read it to see why! Straight into my Top 10 of the year and a really great read… Dark, disturbing and just everything you want from a psychological thriller and more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Our Little Lies drew me in and the further I got into it the harder it got for me to put it down… Gripping tension that builds and builds... I kept thinking I knew where she was going only to be knocked sideways... An absolute page turner of a read that sent my heart racing. Bravo to the new queen of psychological thrillers.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘What a read this was, reminiscent of B A Paris’ Behind Closed Doors, with the twists of a Claire Mackintosh book… such a good read and just as I thought I had worked it out I was wrong!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Most definitely a book that captures your imagination… A book that I literally did not put down. DAMN...if this is her first in this genre... sign me up for all future thrillers’ Best Crime Books and More, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely LOVED this book! It drew me in from the first few pages and never let me go. Yyou're in for a rollercoaster of a book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A dark, gripping psychological thriller that had me gripped from page one and the ending is just a WOW moment!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I devoured Our Little Lies… The author did a fantastic job of keeping the tension and planting seeds of doubt in the reader’s mind as the book progresses. I usually have things figured out but I loved the twists and turns this book took right up until the end!’ All the Good Books

 

‘OMGOSH! Riveting, Compelling, Addicting!... Great writing, awesome characters, did not want to put it down or have it end. Fantastic book from beginning to end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow!! I could not put this book down!! From the very beginning I was hooked… Tons of twists and thrills. I was completely blown away.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘Have you ever had a secret that you couldn’t tell a soul, even the people you love? I have.’


Lucy has a kind and adoring husband, a job she loves as a teacher, and a house on Mulberry Avenue with floaty curtains and the softest bed linen. After her troubled childhood, she knows life will never be perfect, but it’s pretty close.


She’s also got Amber, right next door. They never run out of things to talk about. Even if Amber’s life – with her high-profile job and handsome, wealthy boyfriend – is more glamorous than Lucy’s.


But then Amber starts to hint that her life isn’t all it seems, and when she comes to Lucy, terrified, saying that she’s getting threatening messages, Lucy promises to protect her.


The closer Lucy gets to anyone, the harder it is to keep her past to herself. But Amber’s boyfriend has left her just when she needs him most, and she doesn’t have anyone else.


Lucy knows all too well that people aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes they have secrets. And they’d do anything to keep them. Lucy’s still sure: she can trust her friend... can’t she?


Gripping and unputdownable, The Woman Next Door tells a story about the dark side of friendship, and has a final twist that will shock every reader. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Friend Request, and Clare Mackintosh.


Readers can’t put down The Woman Next Door:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Can I give this 10 stars? That's what it deserves! Sue Watson is an amazing storyteller… she perfectly wove together a web of lies, paranoia, deceit, and friendship that created one big twisty and twisted story… I could not put this book down… This is why I read! For books like this!... LOVED LOVED LOVED this one!’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Left me speechless!! I loved every page and after waking up early on a Saturday to finish it I can truly say the ending was unbelievable. (Worth my sacrificed weekend lie in)… Mind blowing.’ Goodreads Reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG! My head is still spinning with the amazing non stop intense action packed thrills!... Suspenseful, mind blowing, beyond words… A must read for 2019!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A dark and twisty book… Perfect for those who love The Girl on the Train.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Sue Watson never disappoints, this is a gripping psychological thriller with a shocking ending that I never saw coming… A truly gripping and unforgettable twisty journey.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The ending was totally shocking, I thought I figured it out. But nope no idea!! Every time I put it down, I wanted to pick it right back up.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Well what a darkly woven story this turned out to be!... The author has got messing with the reader’s head down to a fine art and I was blown away by the end… Loved it!’ By the Letter Book Reviews


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I had the breath taken out of my body. No way did I ever see this coming. You must read this book. I am still trying to pick my chin up off the floor.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Captivating, intriguing, riveting… Many thrills, chills, and twists and turns! A must read… Grips you and sends chills down your spine!’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Will leave you breathless… It is completely engrossing, intriguing and compelling… I was drawn in and could not escape until the very last page!’ Confessions of a Bookaholic


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Sue Watson has done it again! 5 shiny stars for this fantastic, twisty thriller… It is sooooo good!... ONE HELL OF AN ENDING!!!!’ It’s All About the Thrill

‘Sometimes we can’t see what’s right in front of us, Kat. Everyone has secrets, even the people we love, the people we live with…’


Kat remembers the days when her only daughter Amy wouldn't leave her side. Amy was the baby who cried when you walked out of the room, the toddler who was too shy to speak to strangers, the small child who clung to Kat's legs in the school playground.


But now Amy is grown up, and Amy is gone – to university in a town several hours away. Kat's house – which once felt too full, too noisy, too busy – is deathly quiet, and Kat awaits the daily phone call to tell her that her beloved daughter is thriving and happy.


Until the day Amy doesn’t call, sending Kat into a panic. Her husband and friends say she’s being paranoid – surely Amy is just out, having fun? But Kat feels sure something is very wrong – she knows her daughter, and she would never just disappear.


As the hours turn into days, her fears are confirmed: Amy is missing. But there are secrets about her daughter that Kat doesn't know about yet. And the truth about Amy's whereabouts may be closer to home than Kat could ever imagine...


A gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster and an ending that will blow readers’ minds. Fans of The Wife Between Us, The Girl Before and Gone Girl will be gripped by this unputdownable story about a mother’s obsessive love for her child.


Readers are loving The Empty Nest:

‘OMG… I couldn’t believe the ending and what truly happened to Kat’s daughter. There were so many twists and turns in this book but the ending blew my mind.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘Wow I never saw that ending!... A huge rollercoaster of events that will keep you enthralled right to the end!... Great read.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘A full on, straight into it thriller, with a banging twist and a satisfying end! A quickfire ever changing story of who has done what and why… It had me foxed and I got it completely wrong… So well written, full of drama and just a perfect read. 10/10.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘What an amazing book. I couldn't put it down. Had my attention from start to finish… Just when I thought I had it figured out I was proven wrong.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘A compulsively readable mystery that kept me fully engrossed and turning pages long into the night. This is a twisty thriller that kept me guessing right up until the final page… Brilliantly executed… Thoroughly addictive.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘I was so gobsmacked… The Empty Nest is a story steeped in secrets and lies. The suspense and tension surrounding Amy’s disappearance builds up wonderfully and had me totally hooked, tearing through the pages to see just what had happened to her.’ By the Letter Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘An addictive, suspenseful thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish… This story is filled with lies, betrayal, and shocking secrets. The author does a wonderful job building the tension and the ending was clever and satisfying. I highly recommend this twisty thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This book was fast paced. Hard to put down. It flowed well and it was very well written. It caught hold of me and had me hooked from the start. I was literally on the edge of my seat reading this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Sue Watson is an amazing storyteller… She perfectly wove together a web of lies, paranoia, deceit, and friendship that created a rollercoaster of a ride from start to finish. This really is such a compulsive read, building the tension and a brilliant ending… A real unputdownable book.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Keeps the reader guessing as to what happened.... Each time you think you know where the story is going, something changes… Very difficult to put down.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘A brilliant addictive psychological thriller, full of twists and turns… It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout… Compulsive reading.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ella’s life just hit rock-bottom, but can a summer by the sea mend her broken heart? When life gives you lemons… make ice-cream!

 

Life hasn’t always been easy for single mum Ella, but she has just hit an all-time low; she’s jobless, loveless, very nearly homeless and, to make matters worse, now the owner of a pocket-sized pooch with a better wardrobe than her.

Packing her bags (and a bigger one for the dog), Ella sets off for the seaside town of Appledore in Devon to re-live the magical summers of her youth and claim her portion of the family ice-cream business: a clapped-out ice-cream van and a complicated mess of secrets. 

There she meets gorgeous and free-spirited solicitor, Ben, who sees things differently: with a little bit of TLC he has a plan to get the van – and Ella –  back up and running in no time.

Ella’s Ice-Cream Summer is a heart-warming and hilarious romance that will scoop you off your feet and prove it’s never too late for a fresh start. The ideal holiday read for fans of Lucy Diamond, Abby Clements and Debbie Johnson.

 

What readers are saying about Ella’s Ice Cream Summer:


‘Beware! While reading this book you will get major cravings for ice-cream of all sorts of flavours and depending on which page you are reading, you may end up snorting that ice-cream through your nose, as you are laughing at the fabulousness of the story!’ Rachel’s Random Reads

‘This book came at the perfect time for me. It made me a little emotional, it made me smile, it made me laugh and if offered me the escape I needed. I'm looking forward to the second book in this series!’ Novel Deelights

‘I really enjoyed reading this book! This beautifully told story really explored families and their relationships in a feel-good way. A delicious book, a must read. Can't wait for your next book Sue Watson!’ Goodreads 5*

‘This is a lovely, summery book. I got into it straight away, loved all the characters, and really enjoyed the story. The descriptions of ice creams are mouth-watering, and there's even some recipes at the end of the book.’ Sibzz Reads

‘I just loved every single page of this book…Everything about this book made me want to keep going, keep reading. It's fun, it's summer, it's everything you want from a feel good heart-warming read. An exceptional read, and one I think everyone should read.’ I Love reading 5*

‘Delving into Ella's Ice Cream Summer is a pure delight… I would highly recommend this book to anyone! I read this whole book with a smile on my face and devoured every single page. It was deliciously good! I’m delighted that there is a second book on its way extremely soon and I for one will be first in the queue for it. Sue Watson you are an amazing writer!’ Goodreads 5*

‘Who doesn't love ice cream? I certainly do and was literally drooling at the most wonderful flavours that Ella was making. Ella's Ice Cream Summer is the sweetest of reads. Ella's story absorbed me, heart and soul and I savoured every single word.’ By The Letter Book Reviews 5*

‘A charming story filled with sweet romance, crazy family, a bedazzled Pomeranian and a mysterious feud that will keep you turning pages until the very end…This book both inspires and warms my heart. Rating: 5+ Stars!’ Kira’s Netgalley Book Blog 5*

‘Ella's Ice-cream Summer tickled my taste buds from start to finish. I absolutely ADORED this book…I really have no idea how Sue does it, but she does. Every.Single.Time.’ The Writing Garnet 5*

‘An outstanding book that is an absolute must for your Summer Holidays!’ Best Crime Books and More 5*

‘At one point I choked on my coffee I was laughing so much! ... with characters you really care about Sue Watson has written a book that will keep you captivated until the very last page. The Book Review Café

Two best friends. One big lie. The best bake off EVER.

Bella Bradley is the queen of television baking – a national treasure. Her Christmas specials have been topping the ratings for years and her marriage to Peter ‘Silver Fox’ Bradley is the stuff of Hello magazine specials.

But this year things are going to be different.

For Amy Lane, Bella’s best friend from school, life hasn’t held quite the same sparkle. And when Amy’s husband walks out three weeks from Christmas, it seems their lives are further apart than ever.

Amy has watched Bella’s rise to fame fondly, despite the fact Bella was always a terrible cook. But when she realises that Bella’s latest Christmas book is made up entirely of Amy’s mother’s recipes, the gloves are off…

After winning a competition to appear on Bella’s TV show, Amy is going to make sure that for Bella and her viewers, this will definitely be a Christmas to remember…

A hilarious, heart-breaking and feel good read about best friends, baking and the magic of Christmas.

What readers are saying about Bella’s Christmas Bake Off

‘I never thought I'd laugh and cry as much as I did while reading this book. I wish I could give it 10 stars! I loved this story and hope others do too.’ The Final Chapter

‘I genuinely laughed out loud reading Bella's Christmas Bake Off. It was a lovely, relaxing read, and one that really cheered me up. It has the perfect recipe of laughter, happiness and a little romance thrown in… I absolutely loved this book, it is a fab Christmas read and I highly recommend it. I give Bella’s Christmas Bake Off 5 Stars.’ Tea Lady Mumbles

‘Within a matter of pages I was (as usual with these books) laughing my socks off and immediately fell in love with the slightly crazy Amy … Sue Watson has such a knack for the humorous side of characters … Her humour, writing style and stories never fail to hit the spot and are guaranteed to cheer me up, make me laugh and generally improve my mood.’ Best Crime Books and More

‘Bella's Christmas Bake Off should have pride of place on your Christmas bookshelf! It is a warm, brilliant, lovely story that made me feel warm and good inside.’ On My Bookshelf

‘She's only gone and done it again. Sue Watson has got the recipe just right, an uplifting read, with all the glitz and glamour of Christmas with tantalising temptations you'll feel you can lift straight off the pages. She's an author who I'll never tire of reading, each and every book delivers exactly what it says on the tin - escapism, laced with pure indulgence - just perfect. If you don't buy any other Christmas book this year make sure you buy this one, you won't be disappointed! Crooks on Books

‘This does exactly what it says on the tin. It's funny and heartwarming, sad and heat-breaking, all at the same time.’ Claire Loves to Read

Dani’s on a mission to get her life back on track by the end of the summer. Running, rowing, aerobics and more, but perhaps all she needs are sweet treats and a second chance?Ten years ago, Dani fled Appledore with a broken-heart and a suitcase full of shattered dreams. Only now is she brave enough to put her past behind her and return for a summer selling homemade ice cream and getting fit by doing sit-ups by the sea. 

But the new-look cafe is filled with old memories of Jude, her teenage sweetheart-turned-sour. She thinks of him every time she swirls warm sauce onto a ‘chocolate-bockaglory’ and even with the help of Chris, her gorgeous personal trainer, the urge to break her diet is everywhere she turns. 

When Jude makes an appearance at the cafe on the eve of Dani’s birthday party, history threatens to repeat itself. Is Dani strong enough to say no? And is the love she’s been longing for much closer than she thinks? 

A truly delicious, laugh-out-loud beach read that’s guaranteed to melt your heart. Perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond, Abby Clements and Debbie Johnson. 

What readers are saying about Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice-Cream:
‘Without a doubt, my new favourite book by Sue Watson – it’s fabulous, it’s funny, its full of ice-cream, its full of all around goodness, wrapped into one fantabulous story! I can't express how satisfying and enjoyable I found every second of this wonderfully entertaining story.’ Rachel’s Random Reads 5*

‘This is such a truly wonderful book. In fact, it is now my personal favourite of the author’s. I feel like it should be my personal bible to keep going back to, to give me inspiration that it's never too late to turn yourself around. Thank you Sue Watson for creating such larger than life characters who never fail to give us hope whilst giving us an utterly enjoyable reading experience.’ By The Letter Book Reviews 5*

‘If you're looking for a 'getaway' read, you can never go wrong with Sue Watson! Another win!’ Goodreads 5 Stars

‘Curves, Kisses, and Chocolate Ice-Cream is a fun summer romp and perfect for any woman's beach bag. For those who enjoy the chick lit and women's fiction genre, this would be the perfect fit for you! If you want a fun summer read with relatable characters and the perfect setting to relax into then you should pick up a copy of this lovely little read. It's sweet, charming, and filled with delicious ice-cream treats that will leave you salivating over the pages.’ Pretty Little Book Reviews 4 Stars

‘There are some emotional moments where I almost shed a tear and that doesn't happen often, let me tell you. But there's ice cream and the beach, romance, plenty of chuckles and laugh-out-loud moments and so yes, this is a perfect feel good summer read.’ Novel Deelights 4*

‘After having read and thoroughly enjoyed Ella's Ice Cream Summer recently, I just knew that I had to read the second instalment. Overall it was a truly great inspirational read, really makes you think about certain things. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.’ Goodreads 5 Stars

‘This was a fantastic read, one that kept a huge smile on my face and had me laughing right the way through it… Overall this was a super summer read one I think a lot of people can relate too and be inspired by the character Dani.’ Goodreads 5 Stars

‘Fun, summer feel-good book! Many funny, laugh out loud moments as well as some more sober ones. Great beach read!’ Goodreads 4 Stars

‘Brilliant, from the first page I was hooked. Full of romance and so heart-warming and makes you laugh out loud … worth far more than the five stars … just simply brilliant’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

An absolutely hilarious, laugh-‘til-you-cry, romantic comedy about how life never quite goes to plan…


 

Faye is in crisis. You wouldn’t know it, because of the big fat smile on her face, but inside, she’s one step away from nuclear meltdown. And she shouldn’t be. Dan is the man of her dreams. And he’s just asked her to marry him.

 

But Faye’s been down the marriage road before and it ended up with her having Ryan Gosling fantasies while her ex-husband obsessed about the plumbing. Faye and Dan, on the other hand, have been living their lives to the fullest, travelling around the world, having sex under the stars... They've never argued about unrolling socks before putting them in the laundry.

 

Besides, even if she wanted to say yes, how could she move to the other side of the world? Because marrying Dan would mean living in Australia. Beautiful, warm and a gazillion miles from Faye’s daughter, Emma, a single mum with her own crazy little girl who both need Faye every single day. Leaving them – even for someone who makes her as happy as Dan – simply isn’t an option. 

 

Dan is offering Faye everything she ever wanted. So why does she feel like she’s about to lose it all?

 

The most screamingly-funny romantic comedy of the summer – about secrets, second chances and following your heart. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson.

 

Praise for Love, Lies and Wedding Cake:

'This was a truly wonderful and funny book that warmed my heart, made me laugh and made me cry... Sue Watson is a a genius' Best Crime Books and More

 

'It was funny, heart-warming and I loved it.' The Cosiest Corner

 

'OHHH my dayzzz, was I happy to get my mitts on this book... It's a first class... hilarious read' I Love Reading

 

‘It is a book that picks you right up and smothers you with the most amazing emotions. It is the perfect read to feed your mind and soul and will remind you that happiness indeed starts with you!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘Hilarious, delicious, inspiring are just three of the words I want to use to describe Love, Lies and Wedding Cake which is utterly brilliant! … a perfect summer read,  take it with you to the poolside or beach,  and ignore the odd stares as you laugh out loud’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

 

‘Yes, yes, yes! Another excellent book by Sue Watson! ... What I loved about this book is that I found myself laughing out loud more times than I could count.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘This book was an incredible, unputdownable read…I laughed with tears rolling down my cheeks... This is one of the best books I've read this year.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

 

‘Ideally read with a nice big slab of cake, the story of Faye's predicament is hilarious, heart-breaking, ingenious and completely addictive.’ Blooming Fiction, 5 stars

 

What readers are saying about Sue Watson:

‘Oh my gosh you guys, this book had me literally laughing out loud during the first chapter! Before long I had tears streaming down my face, it was THAT funny.’ Novel Gossip, 5 stars

 

'Will make you laugh, cry, and laugh some more… It will remind every reader that life is what we make of it. I never thought I'd laugh and cry as much as I did while reading this book. I wish I could give it 10 stars!’ The Final Chapter

 

‘This story will make you melt faster than a scorching day, and leave a fabulous taste of happiness in your mouth.' Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles


 

Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake is a truly heart-warming and hilarious read about sisters, love and finding the courage to be yourself – one snowflake at a time. For Tamsin Angel, Christmas is always the biggest and best… chic parties and a little showbiz sparkle are a must. This year though, things aren’t going quite as planned… With bailiffs suddenly at the door and her husband nowhere to be found, it looks like Christmas just got downsized. Moving into her sister’s flat, she wonders whether things will ever be the same again. After losing her husband on Christmas Eve, Sam Angel has rebuilt her life around her son Jacob and her new business – The White Angel Bakery. She’s also found herself a very handsome, loving boyfriend, but is struggling to let go of the past. Thrown together with a sprinkle of Christmas magic, Sam and Tamsin might just learn a little more about each other – and themselves. But when disaster strikes at the bakery, will they be able to save the day in time for Christmas? What people are saying about Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake… ‘Oh guys, this book wowed me totally! … It’s going to warm your heart, break your heart as well, and make you laugh. It’s a perfect mix of every feeling possible. It’s a compelling, captivating, optimistic read and I highly recommend it! 5/5’ On My Bookshelf ‘A magical, sparkling Christmas story about learning to forgive and move on with life when things turn sour. Filled with festive sweets, sarcastic wit and real-life issues, Snow Angels, Secrets & Christmas Cake is sure to warm your heart, make you laugh and encourage you to think about what’s truly important in your life. 5/5 Life With Joy ‘The story is just wonderful … It truly is heart-warming and hilarious, but also connected with serious issues … It’s a magnificent Christmassy story.’ Liina Reads ‘the humor in this book is just priceless. I really found myself chuckling … There are also a whole bunch of other brilliant characters in this book and I just think the way it is written and put together is just fantastic. A truly brilliant read. 5/5 I Love Reading ‘This book is a delight, perfect for curling up with a glass of wine and a bar of chocolate or cupcake in hand. This was a fabulous, humorous, easy read which I devoured in two sittings.’ Shaz’s Book Blog ‘Sue Watson did it again! Every single word in her stories is sweetened with chocolate, vanilla and cupcakes and there is no way you'll feel down after reading them … perfect Christmas read, just to curl by the fire, grab a cup of hot chocolate and mince pie and enjoy … Totally recommended!’ Chick Library Cat ‘Heartfelt and warm, and perfect for the holiday season. Highly recommended. 5/5’ Any Good Book
‘A heart-melting and laugh-out-loud read that you do not want to miss ... will have you hooked from start to end.’ By The Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

Escape to the cosy little village of Appledore for an absolutely hilarious second chance at love. Will this Christmas prove that miracles really can happen when you least expect them?

 

A year after she separated from her husband, Gianni, on Christmas day, Chloe’s heart is finally on the mend as she unpacks the decorations for her first ever festive holiday alone. That is, until the phone rings…

 

It’s the manager of Gianni’s new seaside restaurant in Appledore, begging for Chloe’s help. Equally famous for his gold-leaf Christmas puddings and his explosive temper, Gianni has been really stirring up a sensation with the locals – and not in a good way! It’s the last thing she wants to do, but Chloe knows she is the only one that can help.

 

As pans fly and the temperature in the kitchen rises, Chloe’s calming influence and magic touch might just get critics back on side in time to save the restaurant from sinking like a sad soufflé. But as Chloe’s eyes meet Gianni’s as they tussle over a plate of turkey tartlets, could there also be a chance for new romance on the menu?

 

A laugh-out-loud festive treat that will give you the tingle of freshly hung tinsel. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Abby Clements and Debbie Johnson.

 

What readers are saying about Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances:

‘Love, Love, Loved it. Again, another easy 5* read… I just can't praise this book enough. I'm a huge fan, all that's left to be said is that you really do need to read it.’ I Love Reading UK, 5 stars

‘Grab a blanket, turn the heating up full and settle into this perfect seasonal read! Five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘Another brilliant, Christmassy and heart-warming novel by Sue Watson… I was welling up reading this… A lovely romantic story which will make you feel all fuzzy inside when you finish it.’ The Cosiest Corner, 4 stars

‘This is a fun and fabulous Christmas book. That will leave chick-lit and romance fans smiling from ear to ear, and leave you feeling the Christmas spirit long after you have turned to last page.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

 ‘This is a really magical read, absolutely perfect for this festive season.’ Jessica’s Book Biz, 5 stars

‘This book is wonderfully funny, romantic and festive and I loved every page! Reading it was like snuggling in front of a log fire in a fluffy dressing gown while sipping a hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and whipped cream. It’s that good!’ Darcie Boleyn, 5 stars

‘They just get better and better!!…This was definitely a treat for me to read and I loved it - would recommend it to anyone looking for a feel good festive read this winter - excellent - 5 stars!!!’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars

‘A truly scrumptious festive treat… Fans of Sue Watson are just going to eat this up. A brilliantly warm and funny festive read.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, 4 stars

‘I adore every one of her books...but this one I ABSOLUTELY do! This book is Christmas wrapped up in a toe tinglingly festive read!’ Best Crime Books and More, 5 stars

‘MAHOOOOSIVE Fan of Sue Watson… I am not exaggerating when I say that when you read this it’s like a pair of giant arms have reached out from between the pages and enveloped you in the warmest, cosiest hug ever.’ If in Doubt, Read, 5 stars

‘I totally, utterly and wholeheartedly adored this book and I would recommend it to anybody… I award this book a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

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