Reader Reviewed Love, Lies and Lemon Pies by Katy Cannon

Love, Lies and Lemon Pies

Written by Katy Cannon

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Love and baking go hand-in-hand in this emotionally charged YA romance. Lottie only signs up for the Bake Club to keep the school counsellor off her back; school bad-boy Mac’s last chance to stay in school depends on him attending Bake Club. Both are hiding complex family secrets. But baking brings them together and links them, too, with the other members of the club who have problems of their own. A touching story about friendship, families, first-love – and lots of tips on good baking!

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

Reader Reviews

  • Alice D'Angelo, age 15 - 'I adored reading Love, Lies and Lemon Pies; with its blend of warmth and secrets, Cannon has created a perfect feel good read that doesn’t always develop as you may predict.' Read full review >
  • Aimee Sweet, age 13 - 'I really like this book, as it caught my eye from the very start. The recipes inside are great, and the romance between Mac and Lottie is both frustrating and lovely to read!' Read full review >
  • Juliana Christianson, age 14 - 'A lovely teen novel that mixed some of my favourite things, romance, baking and Paris...It's the ultimate story of fierce competition and following your dreams.' Read full review >
  • Jodi Coffman, age 12 - 'I really enjoyed this book and could not put it down.  The recipes at the beginning of each chapter were a novel idea and the storyline was original.  Highly recommended!' Read full review >
  • Amrit Bunet, age 15 - 'A girly, touching and cute story of Lottie who falls in love with a boy she never dreamed of liking whilst baking delicious treats, from cheescakes to pecan loafs.' Read full review >
  • Morgan Steigmann, age 14 - 'This stunning debut novel is a heart-warming read; one you’ll want to go back to it again and again...This book is sure to remain a firm favourite with every reader- boys and girls, young and old alike.' Read full review >
  • Lucy, age 15 - 'A relaxing book to read.' Read full review >
  • Sarah Murray, age 15 - 'I loved this book! This is a perfect light beach read. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a lighthearted read.' Read full review >
  • Imogen Breaks, age 11 - 'Katy Cannon's first novel which is a recipe for romance. Love Lies & Lemon Pies will not disappoint, I'm on my third helping of it in 48 hrs!' Read full review >
  • Maddy faulkner, age 12 - 'This book is heartfelt and interesting. The plot line is funny and the characters in the book are witty and incredible story of friendship, tears, lies and cake!' Read full review >


Love, Lies and Lemon Pies by Katy Cannon

Sixteen-year-old Lottie is on a mission to protect her biggest secret, and it'll take every lie and every baking trick she can muster. Since her dad died, life hasn't been the same for Lottie. When the school suggests she joins Bake Club to get her back on track, Lottie reluctantly agrees. The alternative - the school paying her mum a home visit - is not an option. But Lottie's uncertainty about Bake Club melts away as she rekindles her love of baking and gets caught up with Mac, school rebel and another unwilling Bake Club member. As the end-of-year Bake Off approaches, the tension rises. Can Lottie keep up the facade of her perfect life? And can her bubbling romance with Mac survive the pressure?


A delightful, delicious and feather-light YA romance that still manages to deal beautifully with some deep issues. Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike -- Emotionally charged YA romance ... A touching story about friendship, families, first-love - and lots of tips on good baking! LoveReading4Kids -- A perfect sunshine read for all recipe and romance fans. Baking is the new craze sweeping across the country and this tasty, teasing tale of a girl with a family secret who finds solace in cake-making presses all the right chocolate buttons. Lancashire Evening Post -- Cannon has a light touch and the result is delicious. The friendships feel real, the situations authentic. Teen girls will devour this, and come back for more. Books For Keeps

About the Author

Katy Cannon

Katy Cannon was born in the United Arab Emirates, grew up in North Wales and now lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and daughter Holly. She did an English Literature degree at Lancaster University, but soon found out that writing her own stories was much more fun than analyzing other people's. Katy Cannon is the author of LOVE, LIES AND LEMON PIES and SECRETS, SCHEMES AND SEWING MACHINES for teenagers. She has also written the POOCH PARLOUR series for younger readers.

Katy loves animals and baking.

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336 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

5th May 2014




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