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Another great and easy read from Josephine Moon. As a fast reader I devoured this book in a short amount of time and was perfect for a Friday night read in the bath with a glass or wine. Would be perfect in summer for the beach. The setting had me wanting to go back to the UK and travel around the Cotswolds and find all these lovely characters. I enjoy all of Josephines books that have weaved food or tea throughout the stories. Another great read.
Single mum Olivia Kent leaves Richmond Tasmania and moves to Stoneden in the Cotswolds in England with her young son Darcy and its part of a village migration scheme. The Renaissance Project plan is to bring families from all over the world to boost the villages declining population, live in empty cottages, send their children to the local school and open new businesses. Of course not everyone in Stoneden is happy about the project, Clarence James the president of the committee he's confident it will work and be very successful.
Olivia is a qualified pastry chef and she opens a cake shop called Rambling Rose, she loves all things 50’s and it’s the theme for her shop, including what she wears while serving her sweet treats and the music she plays for her customers.
Her sons father Helge lives in Norway, by moving to England it means father and son will finally meet. Olivia has been single for seven years, she’s not sure if she’s ready for romance and she has a new business to run. Grayson Levins is a dairy farmer, he’s a really nice man, gets on well with Darcy and is he a possible love interest for her?
I really enjoyed reading The Cake Maker’s Wish, it’s a story about Olivia taking a chance and moving to another country, her coming to terms with her past, embracing her new life, making friends and they help her navigate the setbacks and challenges of creating a new life and business for herself and her son in England. Five stars and I look forward to reading other books by Josephine Moon.
This is the second book of Josephine Moons I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed. I couldn’t put it down as the story drew me into its characters. I’d recommend it to readers to enjoy. I’m now moving on to her book The Gift of Life which I’m sure I’ll enjoy just as much. Also sounds like a completely different type of story.