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A Family Recipe

The feel-good read of 2018

By Veronica Henry

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  • £7.99

The brand-new feel-good story from bestseller Veronica Henry - a perfect mix of family, friends and delicious food.

The Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller



What's the secret ingredient to your happiness?

Laura Griffin is preparing for an empty nest. The thought of Number 11 Lark Hill falling silent - a home usually bustling with noise, people and the fragrant smells of something cooking on the Aga - seems impossible. Laura hopes it will mean more time for herself, and more time with her husband, Dom.

But when an exposed secret shakes their marriage, Laura suddenly feels as though her family is shrinking around her. Feeling lost, she turns to her greatest comfort: her grandmother's recipe box, a treasured collection dating back to the Second World War. Everyone has always adored Laura's jams and chutneys, piled their sandwiches high with her pickles . . . Inspired by a bit of the old Blitz spirit, Laura has an idea that gives her a fresh sense of purpose.

Full of fierce determination, Laura starts carving her own path. But even the bravest woman needs the people who love her. And now, they need her in return . . .

The brand-new feel-good story from bestseller Veronica Henry - a perfect mix of family, friends and delicious food.

*****

Your favourite authors love A Family Recipe:

'An utter delight' Jill Mansell

'Truly blissful escapism' Lucy Diamond

'A heart-warming, triumphant story combined with Veronica's sublime writing - the perfect mix!' Cathy Bramley

'A delicious treat of a book' Milly Johnson

'A beautiful book. Warm, emotional and full of hope' Sarah Morgan

Readers have fallen in love with A Family Recipe:

'So absolutely and completely gorgeous in every way!'

'A delightful, heart-warming story about the importance of home, family, friends and the unbreakable bonds between them'

'Wonderfully uplifting...A story of lost chances and second chances, tragedy and despair but also hope and resilience'

'The perfect mix of food, family and friends provides the right ingredients for this delightful read'

'My favourite book of 2018 - treat yourself to a delicious novel this summer'

Biographical Notes

Veronica Henry has worked as a scriptwriter for THE ARCHERS, HEARTBEAT and HOLBY CITY amongst many others, before turning to fiction. She won the 2014 RNA NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD for A NIGHT ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Veronica lives with her family in a village in north Devon.

Find out more at www.veronicahenry.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @veronica_henry

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  • ISBN: 9781409166627
  • Publication date: 17 May 2018
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Orion
A heart-warming, triumphant story combined with Veronica's sublime writing - the perfect mix! — Cathy Bramley
An utter delight — Jill Mansell
A delicious treat of a book — Milly Johnson
Truly blissful escapism — Lucy Diamond
A beautiful book. Warm, emotional and full of hope — Sarah Morgan
A glorious summer read packed with warm characters, family dramas and mishaps. It is an absolute delight — Daily Express
A feel-good tale and brings together the perfect mix of family, friends and food — North Devon Gazette
It's easy to lose yourself in this simple tale of two women finding their identity in the face of adversity...an especially evocative comfort read — S Magazine
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