Hello! I was going to rant about WordPress when it failed to publish my post and go crazy on the laptop, but this cover is calming and reminds me spring should be with us soon… So, I apologize for the delay, and enjoy this extract from Love among the Treetops from the one and only Catherine Ferguson!
I’d like to thank the lovely Sabah for inviting me to be part of the tour and for spreading the colorful book love!
Title: Love among the Treetops
Author: Catherine Ferguson
Publisher: Avon Books
Date of publication: 8th March 2018
Can love flourish amongst the tree tops?
When pastry chef Twilight Wilson was a young girl, she would hide from school bullies up in the treehouse at the bottom of her garden in her family home in Sussex. It was her special place, and even as an adult she still loves it.
So when her family tell her they can’t afford to live there any more, Twilight is devastated. Not only will they lose their home – but the treehouse too!
She comes up with a plan to save the family home – she’ll start up a cafe in the treehouse! It’s a brilliant idea, and excitement builds as she starts planning the menus, with the help of Theo – a rather attractive man from the gym. But when former school bully Lucy finds out the plan, she starts plotting – and opens her own rival cafe in the village!
Can Twilight save her family home? Will her friendship with Theo ever be anything more? And who will win the cafe wars?
Catherine Ferguson is back in this hilarious, heart-warming read perfect for summer.
This is one of those books that make you smile, hope, and look twice instead of rushing through life!
I’m about to spread snowy white icing onto the perfect fairy cake, before adorning it with a sugary, melt-in- the-mouth pink rose, when a rail official walks into the carriage.
‘All tickets, please.’
Pulled from my daydream, I sit up and start scrabbling through my belongings, panicking that I might have lost my ticket. If only I could be more practical and less prone to disappearing into my imagination.
As an only child, I tended to escape into a comforting fantasy world in times of stress, and now – at thirty-two – I’m still a bit of a dreamer, although the days of being bullied at school are thankfully long behind me.
Something tells me I’ll have to start being super-practical if I’m going to run a successful café …
I boarded a train four hours ago in Manchester, where I’ve been studying at catering college for the past year, then I switched to this local line that will take me to the village of Hart’s End in Sussex, where I lived all my childhood. I’ve spent the time scribbling away in a notebook, composing a list of cakes, scones and tray bakes that will look good on a café menu. There’s a price beside each one, although I’m finding it hard to work out what customers would be prepared to pay. That’s why the page is full of scorings out and question marks.
Keeping busy like this also means I’m not worrying about Dad all the time.
We’re less than an hour away from Hart’s End now and my stomach churns constantly as I think about the life-changing steps I’m about to take.
I really need this café to be a success. Honey Cottage, our family home, will have to be sold if I can’t step in and start paying the mortgage on it. With Dad in hospital, undergoing the cancer treatment that Mum and I desperately hope will save his life, the last thing my parents need is to be worrying that they’re going to lose their house.
So that’s where I come in.
Twilight Wilson to the rescue!
My insides shift uneasily. I’ve always loved baking, but it’s a massive leap from turning out my favourite cakes in the warmth of my own kitchen to becoming a successful café owner …
I just feel like this is one of those stories you devour, and not just because of the cake!
You can get the book here!
And don’t forget to check the stop tours for your daily sugar dose!