A vineyard, a family in pain, and the healing magic of cupcakes...
Amy Jenkins, a talented and ambitious chef, is left humiliated and debt-ridden, after her city restaurant fails. When her best friend calls asking for help in her small town cupcake shop, Amy jumps at the chance to hide out in the small town of Alpine Ridge while her shattered ego mends.
The youngest Mathews brother, Tom feels over-looked and under-appreciated. His brothers remember every mistake, but never give him the responsibility or opportunity to take his place in the family business. So, he spends three weeks out of every month working at a mine in the back-end of nowhere. But then Amy moves to town to help run his pregnant sister-in-law’s bakery, and suddenly home seems to be where his heart is.
Amy’s move was only ever meant to be temporary, but when tragedy strikes the Mathews family, Amy finds herself unable to move on. As she and Tom get closer, Amy finds every excuse to stay: first, she claims it’s for the family, then she claims it’s for the shop. But maybe, it’s for her own heart...
Praise for BITTERSWEET:
'I loved the way the story was woven and all its twists and turns. A box of tissues is a must! I look forward to the remaining books in the series!' —Jeanne Grace
'This is such an emotional, moving and beautiful story, I could barely put it down once I picked it up…' —Helen Sibbritt
'I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was an emotional read but an inspiring story of how people deal with life's struggles and how they come together to help each other in times of need… Definitely recommend this novel.' —Claire Holderness
'An awesome read and a lovely story of love, healing, and new beginnings.' —Julene Beer
'I couldn’t put this book down from the first pages. Even when I had to get up to find some Kleenex, I didn’t want to stop reading. ' —Betsy Newmark
'A very enjoyable read of love and healing that will see me looking for the next instalment of ‘Brothers of the Vine’ when it is released.' —Marlene Pratt
'Pulls at your heart strings' —Becky Wise