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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!
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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
“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
"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
“Thoroughly entertaining and filled with many heart-warming moments, Love, Lies and Lemon Pies delivers in every way!” Book Passion for Life
“Love, Lies and Lemon Pies is a delicious young adult contemporary novel to devour.” Pretty Books
|Publication date:||5th May 2014|
|Publisher:||Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Romance / Relationship Stories|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Katy Cannon was born in the United Arab Emirates, grew up in North Wales and now lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two children. Her YA debut, LOVE, LIES AND LEMON PIES, has been published in eight languages. She has since written SECRETS, SCHEMES AND SEWING MACHINES, AND THEN WE RAN and HOW TO WRITE A LOVE STORY. She also writes adult romance novels under a pseudonym.More About Katy Cannon