Thyme Out, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Love can grow on you, or can it? A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. When Perdita Dylan delivers her baby vegetables to a local hotel and finds that her unpredictable ex-husband, Lucas, has taken over the kitchen, she is horrified - particularly when she discovers he's being groomed as the latest celebrity chef and needs her picturesque, if primitive cottage, and her, in supporting roles.

Her life is further complicated when Kitty, her 87-year-old friend, has a stroke.

Perdita needs someone to lean on - and Lucas seems so keen to help that she starts to wonder if he's really such a villain.

Can she cope with all this alone? Or should she face up to the fact that 'You can't cuddle lettuces'?


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A woman (28) has her own vegetable-growing company. When she delivers her (rare) vegetables at the local hotel, she notices a change of staff: her ex-husband, with whom she was married for a short while when she was 18, has become Chef at the hotel. Will she fall in love with him again? Meanwhile, her friend Kitty (87) has a stroke and needs looking after. Looking after the vegetable company and after Kitty gives her a lot of stress, which is not helped by the fact that an unknown nephew of Kitty shows up, who is obviously only after the inheritance. A fun book to read, even when Kitty dies and the funeral has to be arranged. It is all dealt with very sensitively. A good read.

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This is a fairly harmless chick-lit romance story. The plot is fairly guessable, but it's still enjoyable watching it unfold.