The Little Village Bakery by Tilly Tennant
Help yourself to a generous slice of Victoria sponge, a perfect cup of tea and a big dollop of romance. Welcome to the Little Village Bakery. Meet Millie. Heartbreak has forced her to make a new start and when she arrives at the old bakery in the little village of Honeybourne she is determined that this will be her home sweet home. Her imagination has been captured by the tumbledown bakery but with no running water and dust everywhere, her cosy idea of making cakes in a rural idyll quickly crumbles. Luckily the locals are a friendly bunch and step in to help Millie. One in particular,Dylan, a laid-back lothario, soon captures her attention. But just as Millie is beginning to settle in, an unexpected visitor from her past suddenly turns up determined to ruin everything for her. It’s time for Millie to face the skeletons in her closet if she’s going to live the dream of running her little village bakery, and her blossoming romance with Dylan
With a good firm plot, this story was layered like a Victoria Sponge. The mystery surrounding the main character, at first dotted here and there until it became the substantial hook on which the plot hung, drew me inexorably in, and the smattering of magic gave the story an added spice.
Like any good chicklit, this book left me with a warm glow and a sense of satisfaction. Ms Tennant has definitely got herself a new fan!