36-year-old Sophie Stanton has lost her young husband to cancer. In an age where women are expected to be high-achievers, Sophie desperately wants to be a good widow - a graceful, composed Jackie Kennedy kind of widow. Alas, Sophie is more of a Jack Daniels kind. Guzzling cartons of ice-cream for breakfast, breaking down in the frozen food aisle of her local supermarket, showing up to work in her bathrobe and bunny slippers - soon she's not only lost her husband, but her job and her waistline. With nowhere to go but up, Sophie leaves California for Oregon and after several false starts opens her own fabulous bakery. Juggling the success of the bakery, her friends and her new life, Sophie proves that with enough humour and chutzpah it is possible to have life after loss. And falling in love again is all she needs...
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"This debut novel is way beyond OK. It is outstanding." ( USA Today)
"An impressive debut-.[Winston] reminds us that we can still be funny, sarcastic, aware and smart, even when we are brokenhearted." ( Washington Post)
"Winston writes Sophie with such tenderness, humour and empathy that she and the reader become intimate-Very good indeed." ( People magazine)
"A memorable debut" ( Woman's Own)
"One of the best first novels I have ever read." (Anne Rivers Siddons)
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