Love Lies And Lemon Cake
By Sue Watson
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Published by Bookouture
Faye Dobson has lost her sparkle. Living on film star fantasies and vague memories of a marriage that once was, she can’t help feeling that life is passing her by. She dreams of being whisked to Paris for dinner, making three wishes at the Trevi fountain and having sex under the stars. But the wrinkles are multiplying, her husband’s passion is for plumbing, and the nearest she’ll get to Rome is a take-away pizza.
So when Faye meets Dan the gorgeous Australian surfer guy working in the local deli she can’t help but wonder what it would be like to see the world. He is blonde, tanned, ten years younger and bakes the most amazing lemon cake. Unlike her husband Dan actually listens to Faye, his smile makes her feel fizzy inside, and when he smiles… Oh. My. God.
But is Faye being silly? What would Dan see in someone like her? Even if he did have feelings for her, could she give everything up to be with him?
A laugh-out-loud, bittersweet comedy about taking your life back before it’s too late.
Neglect is often the slow poison in a relationship. And Faye Dobson feels the neglect of her husband. After her daughter moves to University, Faye finds herself questioning what her life has become and longing to live out the dreams she had abandoned. Faye pulls out her ‘Living List’ and starts to dream again.
Love, Lies and Lemon Cake is full of interesting and believable characters, this is a light-hearted read and yet will resonate with a lot of us going through midlife. I liked the pacing, the humour and the theme that it’s never too late to go after our dreams.
I would certainly like to read more of Sue Watson’s writing.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
PS : I hope you caught my review of Love You More yesterday?