A Little Love
Everybody needs a little love in their lives...
Pru Plum is the celebrated owner of a famous Mayfair bakery. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that this elegant woman turned sixty-six last year.
But Pru is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get to where she is today. And she will do any...more
The main character is this story is Pru Plum, a woman in her sixties who has never married. With her cousin Milly, this elegant woman runs a famous Bakery and caters too many of the upper class. For me, the idea that a special cake could cost around $9000 pounds was staggering. But Pru has an elite clientele. She also has a secret from her she cannot afford to come out or the reputation she has established as a successful business woman will be destroy ...more
Pru is a talented baker and owner of her own patisserie, co-ran by her cousin Millie. Her clients include the wealthy and the famous. Her cakes and breads are the best in London and she prides herself on impeccable edible designs. Her manager, a flamboyant Frenchman, oversees the running of the shop and ensures ea ...more
A Little Love is a story about learning to overcome difficult situations and ultimately allowing yourself to be happy. You must get past any lingering regret from decisions that were made in the past. Sometimes people are put in terrible situations that make them feel like it’s the only way to survive, no matter how terrible of a thing they feel they must do. Pru Plum, the co-owner of Plum’s Patisserie, is different than most of the ma ...more
It is extremely well narrated by Julia Franklin, her voices vary, and she had the right accents, phrasing and speed to make it absorbing to listen to. She really brings the story alive.
Prue and Millie - cousins - are two tough birds originally from the East End, they have been through the mill of life and have on the whole a very loyal relationship with each other.
Prue is a kind ...more
Set in London, Pru and her cousin Milly are the owners of an upmarket bakery. (Be warned that reading about their many delicious creations will make your mouth water!) During the course of this story they will experience romance, loss, hope and devastation which sees their strong relationship tested to its limits.
I loved everything ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed Pru's story and life that I found myself taking my time through the chapters. I would finish a chapter and set the book down and just think about ...more
Pru Plum is one of the most delightful characters I’ve met, full of goodness and love and I’m just a tad in awe of her and definitely wish I had a Pru Plum in my world to look out for me! I adored the relationship between Milly and Pru, a very special bond that could never be broken even through very hard times.
It’s a ...more
Pru Plum is a successful business woman, owning and running Plum Patisserie with her cousin Milly. Her pastries are world famous and her cakes devoured by the rich and famous. She has a niece she dotes on and would appear from the outside as a happy, confident woman in her 60's. However Pru begins to realise that the one thing that is missing is love but feels that her past will prevent her from ever finding this ...more
The story is about Pru Plum and her cousin Milly who have the dream of running their own bakery ...more
To be honest I'm not really interested in the love life and potential new relationship for a woman in her late sixties,even if she does have some big secret. And I read to page 186 and still had no idea what this secret was or could be,it just dragged on.
There was the rather unexpected event that was shocking and that kept me reading where ...more
Pru Plum owned a well known bakery/patisserie in Mayfair, London with her cousin Milly. Pru was 66 and a spinster from a poor background who was proud of her achievements. Her brother Alfie struggled with drug addiction and being solo parent to his daughter, Bobby. When Bobby was 8 years old he gave her to Pru to bring up and soon after Alfie died. No ...more
Brief overlapping of old friends (such as it feels)
Excitement and real life happenings, all together like a beautiful puzzle.
Pru with a history (don’t we all), so much love and warmth to give, will anyone be ‘The One’, to be able to reciprocate?
Loved ones lost and new ones found, whirlwinds of tornadoes and love affairs.
It is difficult not to feel emotionally integrated into this story. As it is with the ones that came before. Christ ...more
As with all of Amanda Prowse’s book, it was a well written story with well rounded characters you could definitely picture. Also her description of items that were baked, as two of the main characters owned a bakery, were so good my mouth was watering and I fell like I well and truly fell off the diet wagon.
Really enjoyed this story.
I didn't realize this was part of a series, I've already read the next book in the series but now that I've read this one, I think I want to re-read Christmas for One.