Romantic Novelists' Association

An uplifting new romance from a bestselling author… a warm-hearted tale of second chances and healing hearts.

Shy, world-weary Juliet Carlisle reluctantly returns to her family’s crumbling English manor house, seeking solace after a painful heartbreak… only to discover that her family has launched a new cookery school, run by the handsome but irritatingly cheerful French chef Léo Brodeur.

Between her manipulative ex, two much-loved sisters who just won’t stay out of her business, and a home falling down around her ears, Juliet has enough on her plate without dealing with an exasperating Frenchman. But as they work together in the kitchen – surrounded by the warm scents of baking croissants, fresh garden thyme, and Léo’s peppery cologne – she begins to see a more serious side to him that she never noticed before.

Just as her heart begins to mend, Juliet discovers the shocking reason Léo suddenly left France, and she doesn’t know what to believe. Should she run away, or fight for the chance of a future at Feywood filled with healing… and maybe even love?

A poignant and heartfelt country kitchen romance that explores the power of second chances. Perfect for fans of Heidi Swain, Phillipa Ashley, and Sarah Morgan.