It’s no secret that romantic novelist, the lovely Annette Hannah is a personal friend and so it gives me enormous pleasure to support her latest novel, The Cosy Little Cupcake Van by sharing this cover reveal today. I also have a gorgeous extract for you too!
I last featured Annette here on Linda’s Book Bag when we stayed in together and I reviewed her fabulous debut Wedding Bells at the Signal Box Cafe. I can’t wait to read this new book too.
Let’s see what Wedding Bells at the Signal Box Cafe has to offer!
The Cosy Little Cupcake Van
A deliciously feelgood romance, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Ali McNamara and Rebecca Raisin!
Camilla’s delicious cakes are the talk of her village. If you need a perfectly iced mouthful of joy, Camilla “Cupcake” is your woman. But after losing her mother, she finds her home and her business in jeopardy. She needs a little helping hand…
Thankfully her friends are always there for her, and when she is given an old ice cream van, Camilla’s dream of a cupcake delivery service is born. Now she can bring happiness – and buttercream frosting – to the whole town.
But when her ex Blake appears back on her doorstep, Camilla must decide if she can trust him again or if her heart might belong to someone else…
Bursting with romance and sprinkled with humour, this is a deliciously feel-good story about one woman putting her life back together, one cupcake at a time.
Published by Orion imprint Dash on 22nd March 2021, The Cosy Little Cupcake Van is available for pre-order here.
An Extract from The Cosy Little Cupcake Van
Six months later
‘Camilla Lockley?’ asked the heavyset man who towered over her, blocking out the light as she placed the second of the boxes in the back of the car.
‘Yes, that’s me. Can I help you?’ She slammed the boot shut and made her way to the driver’s seat.
‘I’m from Bingley and Dobbs and I’m afraid we are repossessing this vehicle due to non-payment. The details are all here.’ He shoved a couple of scary-looking legal documents into her hand.
She tried to make sense of them, but the words seemed to dart around the page like ants on a pavement as her nerves got the better of her. The red stamp saying ‘Repossession’ across it though made it quite clear.
‘Can I have the keys please?’
‘Look, there must be some misunderstanding. I’ll be getting paid for this wedding cake in a couple of hours, so I’ll be able to pay this month’s instalment.’
‘I’m afraid it’s gone beyond that, miss, so can I just have the keys and I’ll be on my way?’
Resigned to the fact that this was a fight she couldn’t possibly win she lifted the two square white boxes from the boot, one by one, and carefully rested the heavier one on a sturdy hedge with the smaller one next to it.
‘I don’t suppose there’s any chance you could give me a lift is there?’ She gave him an exaggerated smile that she imagined made her look more delirious than friendly. He didn’t bother to respond and closed the boot with a slam. ‘Would you consider a cake in lieu of payment?’ she shouted to what used to be her little pink Fiat 500 as it sped off.
I’m really looking forward to finding out what happens next to Camilla!
About Annette Hannah
Annette Hannah is a Liver Bird who relocated to leafy Hertfordshire in the 80’s and now lives near a river with her husband, two of their three grown up children and a crazy black cocker spaniel. She writes romantic comedies in settings inspired by the beautiful countryside around her and always with a nod to her hometown. As an avid reader she became a book blogger and eventually realised her dream to become an author in 2020.
She loves long walks along the river, travelling to far flung places, the odd glass of Pinot Blush and spending time with her friends and family.