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Love, Lies and Lemon Pies, the debut YA novel from Katy Cannon, is the perfect summer read for fans of Sarah Dessen and Louise Rennison. With a Bake Club recipe at the start of each chapter, this book perfectly captures the current appetite for all things baking! Lottie, our narrator, captures the experience of a young teenage girl navigating the world of school cliques, d ...more
Paperback, 329 pages
Published May 5th 2014 by Stripes Publishing
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Laurence R.
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dammit, now I want to eat dessert.
Shannon
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
I really enjoyed reading this book and I liked how the story was told around the recipes and all the baking. But honestly, there was nothing special at all, so that's why I only gave it three stars.
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
Thoroughly entertaining and filled with many heart-warming moments Love, Lies and Lemon Pies delivers in every way!

After the death of her father, Lottie’s life hasn’t been the same. Her mother has become a hoarder and rather than trying to deal with her mother’s issues, Lottie finds it easier to push everyone around her away including her friends, so she doesn’t have to deal with the embarrassment that her life has become. When her school principal tells her to start involving herself in more s
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Stacey (prettybooks)
As the Great British Bake Off was about to begin, it was the perfect time to pick up Love, Lies and Lemon Pies. Lottie has been struggling with everything since her dad died and the only way she can prove to her school that she is coping is to join the school's new Bake Club.

Love, Lies and Lemon pies is a super quick, entertaining read that I flew through blissfully. As soon as Lottie and Mac meet, they work together wonderfully (even if not without arguments!). Mac has some disdain for baking a
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Robin Stevens
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Great British Bake-Off meets The Breakfast Club, this is a delightful, delicious and feather-light YA romance that still manages to deal beautifully with some deep issues. And there's a fully useable recipe at the beginning of each chapter. What could be better?
Liz
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I absolutely adored Love, Lies and Lemon Pies. It was everything you could ever want from a contemp, and I already know that I'll be picking up whatever Katy Cannon writes next.

I loved the main character, Lottie. Her dad died a year ago, and a result, she had stopped talking to her friends, stopped participating in school...generally just stopped doing anything. The staff at her school were worried about her and wanted to talk with her mum, but Lottie's mum wasn't exactly dealing with her grief
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Melwasul
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
L'intégralité de ma chronique ici: http://lune-et-plume.fr/cook-and-love...

Voilà une petite romance young-adult qui m’a régalée ! C’est vraiment tout ce que j’attends d’une romance pour adolescents et même à bientôt 26 ans, je continue de lire ce genre de roman avec grand plaisir quand ils sont très bien écrits, qu’ils sortent de l’ordinaire, ce qui est le cas de Cook and Love.

J’ai complètement adoré le personnage de Lottie. Lorsque son père est décédé un an plus tôt, elle s’est complètement ref
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Oda Renate
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own
I gave up on this after 200 pages.
The potential was there but it fell awfully short.
Do NOT, read this if you want a good contemporary.
Sahina Bibi
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Thank you first off, to Stripes Publishing for being the wonderful people they are and sending me this, and another book for review. The sequel, but also standalone book, Secret Schemes and Sewing Machines is due to release on February 2nd and I’m on the blog tour roll for it. So stop by on February 14th ;) yes, Valentines day *makes schmooching noises* to see my review and an extra little surprise for you all on zee blog.

For now, on to the review we go! *pumps fist valiantly*
I’ve had LLLP (for
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SJH (A Dream of Books)
This book sounded exactly like my cup of tea and proved to be a real five star read!

The story is about a group of teenagers who form an unexpected friendship when they all join the school's new Bake Club. It centres mainly on Lottie, who, desperate to escape her problems at home, throws herself into her passion for baking - a way for her to feel close to her deceased father. Although she tries to keep the truth about her home life secret from her teachers and her fellow students, because of her
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Katey Lovell
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Having read and reviewed Katy Cannon's Secrets, Schemes and Sewing Machines last month I just had to start Love, Lies and Lemon Pies as soon as humanly possible!

This is actually the first in the series (I never like to be conventional!) but as both books can be read and enjoyed in their own right it didn't really matter that I'd been a little bit squiffy with the order I'd read them in.

Lottie is the central character in this one, and she's thrown into Bake Club. Although she's reluctant at f
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Naruto4Hokage(Jessica)
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

My review is finally here!! *silence*

First of all I have to thank Maddie and Bea from 'Heart Full of Books' on YouTube for introducing me to this wonderful fluffy contemporary.
The only thing I can think to compare this to are two of my favourite cooking manga - Kitchen Princess and Yumeiro Patisserie. As a huge lover of those two manga, this book was really appealing to me.
The Love was cute, the Lies were creative and hilarious to watch unravel (I'm a horrible human being - sorry!!) a
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Claire Fayers
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lottie joins her school bake club to keep the counsellor off her back after her father's death. She soon finds out that the other members of the club all have their own reasons for being there, most of them nothing to do with baking. As the secrets come out, Lottie tells more and more lies to hide what is happening at home. Can she face up to the truth and win the heart of bad boy Mac?

This is a lovely, sweet romance, light as a choux bun but with real depth to the characters. Each chapter begins
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Rosita Alfieri
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Questo libro è un concentrato di semplicità e dolcezza.
Credo che questa storia possa definirsi una fiaba moderna.
Non si tratta certo di un romanzo perfetto, credo che sia un pò affrettato, sopratutto all'inizio; ma è scritto in modo semplice e lineare. E le ricette! Secondo me hanno aggiunto un pò di magia in tutto l'insieme.
Consiglio questa lettura a un pubblico giovane o a quello più adulto che a voglia di cimentarsi con qualcosa di tranquillo e poco impegnativo.
Just_me
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant really impressed with this book a very easy enjoyable read.

The topics (bake offs, hoarding, teenager issues with school and parents) are very current, the characters are likeable, it is realistic and very well written and I love the recipes.

I received my copy free through goodreads first reads but I shall be purchasing a copy for my baking mad teenage niece.
Kirsty
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is so incredibly cute. I love Lottie and Mac. I loved all the baking and I liked that there was more than meets the eye to the series. Reminded me of a Sarra Manning title but aimed at a younger audience.
Rizlan
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! I could relate to some parts because Lottie was obviously a teenager and so am I. One of the best books that I have read, can't wait for the sequel that comes out in February 2015 it's a long wait but it's really worth it. Would definitely recommend it to teenagers maybe.
Ruth
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My 13 year old absolutely daughter loved this book. The perfect mix of love story and baking! What's not to love.
Emilia
Aug 10, 2015 rated it liked it
REALLY ENJOYED THIS FLUFFY ROMANCE

BAKING N CUTENESS

(writing isn't particularly special, plot is simple but still v v enjoyable)
Hannah
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves romantice sad stories
Recommended to Hannah by: town library
Shelves: tragedy, romance
best book i read in 2014 i love books with sad romance in them! OMG BEST BOOK EVER!
Rosie Holt
Oct 16, 2015 rated it liked it
It had a very interesting plot, but I think this book wasn't very deep or especially meaningful... that being said I did enjoy it.
Chantelle Hazelden
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. A great easy read, full of love humour and some recipes to boot!!
Lola (Reading by Lamplight)
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
This is more of 3.5 star rating. Nothing too profound, but rather enjoyable! It was a light and fun read. Looking forward to the next book!
Charli - To Another World
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 :)
loved this and couldn't stop reading! only tiny faults, review to come :)
Tracey De
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I sneaked a read before passing 'Love, Lies and Lemon Pies' onto my niece for Easter. Simple, straightforward recipes AND a good storyline. What more could be needed in a YA book?
Sepideh Sahebsara
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
live xoxoxxx
A.S. Kelly
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
"Love, Lies and Lemon Pies" o "Gli ingredienti della felicità" (i titoli tradotti non rendono mai giustizia).

Dopo la morte di suo padre, Lottie non è più la stessa persona. Nonostante la sua giovanissima età, si trova a far fronte a problemi più grandi di lei, con una madre che non si è mai ripresa e che soffre di un disturbo ossessivo complusivo che non permette alle due di avere una vita normale e sociale. Dopo il dolore della perdita, Lottie si trova quindi ad affrontare la vergogna e la soff
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Eve
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In this super sweet teen contemporary, baking brings a cast of characters together from grief feeling Lottie after losing her dad a year ago and the anniversary is coming up whilst she's still withdrawn at school she also has to cope with her mum being a secret hoarder as she fills their home with stuff she feels needs love it else her mum hides away in her room.



Meanwhile as she joins bake club to keep the school teachers happy she meets bad boy Will Mac whom she strikes up an unlikely friendshi
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Shanti
LLaLP is entirely enjoyable and entirely predictable. I’ve known about this book for ages, because one of my friends read it in 2014, and thought it was pretty eh. I liked the recipes, but the extreme focus on Bake Club and its members sort of made everything else less interesting. Like the title suggests, there is a lot of lying. Silly fifteen year olds. Lottie seemed a little bit dumb—obviously, she should have reached out, obviously that would have helped—come on, girl! And Mac was sweet, but ...more
Estelle
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, romance
What a cute story !

I had this book on my TBR for years and since it's a really small one, I read it in one day. This story made me happy, as simple as that. The characters are adorables, and the romance plot captivating. I love the fact that this book isn't full of stereotypes. The guy is not really a bad boy, he's actually pretty cute.
That crazy how this book made me want to cook tho !

J'avais ce roman dans ma PAL depuis très longtemps et puisqu'il n'est pas gros, je l'ai lu en une journée. Ce
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Katy was born in Abu Dhabi, grew up in Wales, went to university in Lancaster, spent a few years splitting her time between London, Hertfordshire, and an assortment of hotels across the world. She now lives in a little market town not far from Cambridge. She has a husband, two children, a goldfish, and far too many notebooks.

Katy likes to write stories about the importance of friends and family,
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