Sunshine & Secrets: The Paradise Cookery School written by Daisy James, publisher Canelo is available NOW in ebook format.
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When newly heartbroken, Michelin-starred chef Millie Harper is offered a job overseeing the setup of The Paradise Cookery School she jumps at the opportunity. Leaving London and her memories of heartbreak behind she hops on a plane to the hilltop cocoa plantation in St Lucia.
But this beautiful island break might be more work than she’d expected…. With only two weeks to have the kitchen installed and with cocoa pods going missing from the plantation, she’s going to need some help. Gruff but charming estate manager Zach Baxter, is only too happy to offer his opinions. As the two clash heads can they remain focussed on the job in hand and get the cookery school finished in time?
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Daisy James latest novel: Sunshine & Secrets. Sunshine & Secrets is book one in a new three part book series by Daisy James. This is my first introduction to the work of Daisy James; I need more time to read as there are so many lovely new authors I’ve yet to discover. I’m so pleased I’ve now found Daisy James novels, I do love a good romantic comedy especially if it’s set in such lush locations. I now feel like I’ve escaped the cold of the UK and have escaped to the beauty of St Lucia. Daisy James made me feel welcome in this sublime sunny location with it’s stunning vista, aromatic fauna, vegetation and spices. The laid back lifestyle sounded quite idyllic.
Heartbroken Millie Harper felt like this job opportunity to oversee the setting up of The Paradise Cookery School in St Lucia was just the tonic she needed to help her reassess her life. As a Michelin-starred chef she was well equipped with knowledge of professional kitchens and was keen to learn more about Caribbean cuisine and also of the cocoa plantation which surrounded the villa she was to work at. Millie had a two week timescale to adhere to but as in all building projects the journey to perfection is met with stumbles along the way.
This was such a delightful read. I loved Millie’s character she’d started to rebuild her life following heartache and her love of food was certainly giving her the much needed boost she needed. The locals from in and around the villa in St Lucia were a varied bunch in personalities but you could feel the love for the glorious natural beauty of the area, the laid-back lifestyle but also the community spirit in helping each other succeed in life and love. However, the sunshine and happy music of St Lucia hid some dark secrets. This was a wonderful start to a great new feel-good series however, you’ll find it hard to read without salivating over the delicious descriptions of the foodie delights Millie and her friends make.
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