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Reviewed by Jennifer Joyce
Along with her cousin Milly, Pru Plum owns and runs the popular and successful Plum’s Patisserie. Now in her sixties, she has wealth and a beautiful home and the bakery she always dreamed of. But Pru has never been in love. Until she meets Christopher at a family gathering and she starts to feel the first flutterings of love. But allowing herself to fall for Christopher isn’t so simple. Pru has a secret past, one she’d rather was kept locked away.
The blurb of A Little Love was so intriguing that I couldn’t wait to delve in and discover Pru’s secrets. The opening set the scene and further ignited the intrigue, as did the hints of Pru’s childhood and early adulthood peppered throughout. I liked Pru, especially the relationship she had with her cousin, Milly, and Plum’s Patisserie sounded like heaven. There are so many delicious cakes and pastries mentioned throughout the book that my mouth was watering half the time and I was desperate to visit the bakery myself. I was also a fan of the bakery’s manager, Guy, and wished he had a bigger part as I thought he was fantastic. I wasn’t, however, as enamoured with Pru’s love interest, Christopher as I found him quite abrupt and bossy a lot of the time and seemed to want everything his way. I hoped my first impression would prove to be wrong, but sadly I failed to warm to him at all.Christopher aside, I really enjoyed A Little Love. I can’t say I was overly shocked by Pru’s secrets, but that was only one part of the book and I liked getting to know Pru and Milly and their new friend, Meg. I felt for all three women for different reasons, whether it was due to loss, or regret, or the realisation that they were never going to have the life they craved.