The Second Chance Tea Shop  – Spring 2017, Aria Fiction

Second chances, new loves and scrumptious cakes, in this heart-warming novel. Perfect for all fans of Fern Britton, Katie Fforde and Cathy Bramley.

Folllowing the tragic death of her beloved husband, Anna Hemingway decides it’s time for a fresh start. So Anna and her three-year-old daughter Ellie, move to a picture-perfect cottage in the beautiful village of Little Somerby, and when she takes over the running of the village tea shop, Ellie and Anna start to find happiness again.

But things get complicated when Matthew Carter, the owner of the local cider farm, enters their lives. Throughout a whirlwind year of village fetes and ancient wassails, love, laughter, apple pie and new memories, life slowly blossoms again. But when tragedy strikes and history seems to be repeating itself, Anna must find the strength to hold onto the new life she has built.

This beautiful, life-affirming debut novel marks the beginning of the Little Somerby series, and promises to make you smile, cry, reach for a cream tea, and long for a life in the perfect English countryside.

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screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-13-17-40The Bistro in the Barn (working title) Aria Fiction, 2018

Caroline Hemingway needs to make a change, to escape her demons and live the life she’s always wanted, before it’s too late. After an idyllic weekend in Somerset,  Caroline decides to take the plunge and launch a bistro showcasing the very best of Somerset flavours. Little does she know that, in addition to learning a whole new set of skills, she will also have to learn the subtle arts of taming and domesticating Jonathan Carter, co-director of the local cider business. But Jonathan’s always been an alley cat; will Caroline be the woman who ends his wanderings and gives him a home for life, or will she just end up the next in the long line of Jonathan’s cast offs? And with shadows from her own past becoming rather more solid, Caroline has to contend with a very real threat to her new life. Can Caroline take her business, and Jonathan, in hand, and give herself the happily ever after she’s always secretly wanted, or is she biting off more than she can chew? Especially when a very dangerous past comes calling?


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  1. Pingback: Jonathan Carter – reforming cad, wheeler dealer, hopeless flirt and ‘spare’. | Fay Keenan

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