Wednesday 24 October 2018

How to Bake A New Beginning | Book Review

How to Bake A New Beginning

Author: Lucy Knott

Find Lucy: @LucyCKnott  | @TheBlossomTwins

Released: October 4th 2018

Format: Paperback

Purchase From: Amazon £12.99 | Book Depository £12.99 | Waterstones £12.99

Plot: 'When their beloved grandfather passes away these sisters are forced to take another look at their lives. The three sisters are about to embark on a journey of self-discovery that could just lead them down the road to romance (with a little help from the kicthen)!' (taken from the back cover!)

My Rating: ★★★★★


I love how the characters will slip in an Italian word here and there, as it makes them seem all that more real! I know Lucy has Italian heritage, so this was a lovely personal addition. I was able to picture a lot of the places that were mentioned, even though I've no idea what they actually look like! I have a lovely image of the Grandpa's house in my head, and it's all cosy! I love that each of the locations are described perfectly, and I can picture it all so easy.

Each chapter starts with a recipe from the character's family, and has some meaning to for that chapter. There are also parts that you will notice are in italics, so you can easily see what is a flashback to some backstory. I loved these little bits, as we got to understand the three sisters a lot better when they were experiencing something in their present day. The ending was perfect, and really felt like the story had come to a fulfilling end - and one I was happy to read as it came to a close.

I really didn't want to put this down. I laughed, I related, I cried my eyes out. There are some bits that were so relatable to what happened when my Nan passed away, that it was really therapeutic in a way which I didn't realize I needed as much as I did. It's such a wonderful book, and I managed to read over half of it in one sitting. I need to petition to get this to become a movie, and it would be stunning! I'll even be a background extra!

I've been looking forward to this book since Lucy announced it  back in May. I ordered it not long after, and have been so excited to get my copy!

And finally, to my lovely blogger friend Lucy - congratulations! So glad I found you and Kelly via The Blossoms Twins just over a year ago and have been able to get to know you both a little bit, and get to see you release your debut novel! I can't wait to see what else you release over the years.

If you've already read this, what did you think? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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  1. Tania, this review means the world to me. I'm so happy you loved How to Bake a New Beginning! You made me smile about the movie, haha, i'd love to be an extra too! :p I'm overwhelmed that my book was able to connect with you, it feels so incredibly special and i am grateful for that. I'm sending you huge hugs and so much love. Thank you for taking the time to read my book and take such stunning pictures of it and review it. You are amazing and I appreciate it with all my heart! Lucy xx

    1. I'm so glad you liked it! I'd totally be an extra, just to see all the little details! haha!
      I hope you do more books in the future - I love this! xx


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