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.
I really do not know how Sue does it, but I absolutely ADORE her books.
Love, Lies and Lemon Cake is a truly amazing novel. I will happily admit to being a blubbering mess by the end of it.
What I love so much about Sue Watson’s novels is that the leading lady in all her books are so real. It’s almost as if I could be reading about myself.
I really loved the whole storyline in this novel. Faye’s story really got to me, I mean who doesn’t feel like that their life at times is going no where, doing the same mundane things day in and day out. How often have we found ourselves day dreaming of being able to do the things we have always wanted and dreamed of but never quite got round to doing them? I’m sure most of us can relate to how Faye feels.
Luckily for Faye she meets the gorgeous Australian Dan who gives her the confidence to make a ‘living’ list and helps her to start putting a tick against quite a few of them.
The author had me literally drooling with the wonderful descriptions of food and I almost felt I was experiencing the places that Faye was experiencing for myself.
Love, Lies and Lemon Cake is a truly wonderful and powerful novel that will have you tearing the house apart looking for pen and paper to start a ‘living’ list of your own. It did leave me slightly melancholy by the end as I think it really makes you think about what direction your own life has and as happy as I am in mine, I know there are some things that I really want to do now not later when it could be to late and after reading this book I think I may just start doing something about it!
Love, Lies and Lemon Cake is available to purchase from Amazon