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‘A wonderful setting full of food and intrigue, this is a novel to curl up with’ Katie Fforde



‘Smart, sexy, irresistibly romantic and utterly beguiling. Delicious!’ Veronica Henry

‘Baking, romance and thrills – what more could anyone ask for?’ My Weekly

Scandal, secrets and strawberries.
A recipe for disaster…

Every summer, Diana Hughes organises a famous baking competition at her beautiful castle in the south west of Ireland, to raise funds for its upkeep. But this year, amongst the bunting and scrumptious cakes, everything is turning out a little differently than planned!

First, her daughter Darcy arrives on the doorstep unexpectedly, after running away to the sunny hills of California with a broken heart a year ago. Then a mysterious stranger tries to sabotage the competition. Diana and Darcy soon find out that the past is quickly catching up with them – and it’s about to turn their lives upside down!…

Praise for Kate Lord Brown:

‘Absolutely exquisite’ Marian Keyes
‘A wonderful, escapist, nostalgic read’ RED
‘Sweepingly romantic’ Katherine Webb
‘Great characters, and so beautifully written I could smell the Irish air.’ Hilary Boyd
‘Captivating’ YOU
‘A story of love and adventure, of loss and pain, and heroism’ DAILY MAIL

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Previously published as The Taste of Summer