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

Veronica Henry’s delicious new collection of uplifting stories and 50 recipes from her own kitchen is available to pre-order now! Escape to the coast this summer for A Day at the Beach Hut…


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 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’


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