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Oh Crumbs

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  433 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Another fun, fabulous read from Kathryn Freeman. You'll want to lock yourself away with this one!
Sometimes life just takes the biscuit …
Abby Spencer knows she can come across as an airhead – she talks too much and is a bit of a klutz – but there’s more to her than that. Though she sacrificed her career to help raise her sisters, a job interview at biscuit company Crumb
Kindle Edition, 359 pages
Published June 12th 2018 by Choc Lit
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Dash fan
5☆ Utterly Brilliant, warm, Laugh Out loud, must read!

Oh Crumbs is a heart warming, funny, romance that Is a must read!

I have been so looking forward to reading this Fabulous book the minute I see the blurb for it and I wasn't disappointed!

Right from the very first few pages I was drawn in.
What was meant to be an emotional day for 13year old Abby as she was at her mothers funeral, Kathryn added the perfect delicate humour that made me giggle yet melted my heart.

Abby is the oldest sister and sinc
Whispering Stories
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The book begins with a thirteen-year-old Abigail (Abby) Spencer attending the funeral of her mum and running around after her little sisters.

We then move forward in time six years and Abby is the mother figure of the house. Her dad works long hours so it’s up to her to look after her four little sisters. From taking them to school, feeding, cooking, etc. She is the proper mother figure. She decides not to go to university as her family needs he
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 “Oh Crumbs!!!” Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was such an enchanting love story so full of heart and family! Because if you fall in love with Abby you not only get her but her dad, her four sisters, and of course her dog Pat... this book would make such a heartwarming movie and I could just see actresses fighting over the part of Abby... she would be a lot of fun to play!

Abby has put her dreams on hold to take care of her family after her mother’s death... abby is the oldest of five spirited girls, so she ab
DJ Sakata
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

‘I’m a brown belt in BJJ. Brazilian jiu-jitsu,’ he added at her puzzled look. ‘I’ve heard of a Brazilian, but I’m pretty sure the one I’m thinking of wouldn’t take out two men.’ Bugger, bugger, talk about a mood crusher

I’m an ample, if I breathe in, size ten. Okay, maybe I’m an eleven but they don’t really do that size so I guess that makes me a twelve.

Though I suppose there are plenty of women out there better at sex than me. If I had to make a guess, I’d say I’m only Brownie ba
Kirsty ❤️
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, choc-lit
I loved the run up to this release with the daily twitter posts about biscuits. Really fun way to do things. 

Yet again Choc Lit hit the mark with an excellent book by Kathryn. I really enjoyed the setting. Who wouldn't want to work in a biscuit factory all day? ( although I used to work in a cake shop you get sick of the site of treats after a few weeks :) )

It really ticked all the boxes for me. I could picture the hero and the hero best friend really clear. I liked how the glacial potential oth
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok, everyone, you are going to have to bear with me as I try to convey just how much I adored this wonderful story. I read a lot and OH CRUMBS by Kathryn Freeman really does stand out for its engaging and loveable characters, its fresh plot, and for making me smile on a dull and gloomy evening in Ireland.

Abby Spencer has looked after her family ever since her mum passed away when she was thirteen. While her dad worked long hours, Abby cared for her younger sisters and passed on the traditional u
Frankie (Chicks, Rogues and Scandals)
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Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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A book with biscuits in it, written by Kathryn Freeman? What more could anyone want? As a massive, massive fan of both Kathryn Freeman AND biscuits, I had a pretty good feeling about 'Oh Crumbs'!

I have to quickly admit though, at first I did find myself a little bit unsure about the book as it didn't make me go 'oooohhhhh' straight away like previous books by Kathryn Freeman have. However, after making a cuppa to go wit
Dale Harcombe
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Abby Spencer has been the mother figure for her family of sisters since their mother died when Abby was 13. Though he loves his girls, their father spends such long hours at work in the garage he is not a lot of help to Abby. Sacrificing her own desires, Abby puts the idea of Uni away from her though she does manage an online course. Once her four sisters have grown up a bit Abby, now 24, applies for a job as PA at a biscuit company called Crumbs. The morning gets off to a bad start and she is c ...more
It’s taken me a while to get to this book and schedule it in to read –but I certainly am glad I did. A read in one sitting, clever, funny and surprisingly honest story that follows Abby and Doug through changes, growth, division and coming together.

Abby has been mother, sister, housekeeper and an integral part of the household since her mother’s death some twelve years ago. With four little sisters and a father laid low by grief, she’d had to put off all of her own desires to move out and away
Grace J Reviewerlady
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a lovely tale! Romance, family and a bit of excitement along the way all add up to an enjoyable read.

When Abby's mother died, she took on the mantle of being surrogate mum as well as big sister to her four younger sisters. Missing out on so much, she has never regretted taking on the responsibility. She loves her family - even if they do drive her crazy most of the time! Heading to an interview for a job she really wants, Abby finds that everything that could go wrong does and is resigning
Michelle Ryles
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: galleys-read
I don't read a lot of chick lit these days but I can always find time in my busy reading schedule for Kathryn Freeman. It is only through my love of Formula 1 that I discovered Kathryn Freeman's books when I spotted Monaco's Fairmont Hairpin on the cover of her book set in the world of motor racing: Before You. Needless to say, I absolutely loved Before You but I have to say that Oh Crumbs has just overtaken on the straight and has become my new favourite chick lit book.

My heart was squeezed to
Donna Maguire

I was really looking forward to reading this one, the blurb really intrigued me and I am delighted to say that it lived up to my expectations and it was a delight to read!

I loved the characters and really warmed to Abby, I loved her interaction with Doug too, it really made me smile. The plot was really enjoyable and the writing style was spot on for the book, it flowed really well and before I knew it I was three-quarters of the way through the book and I
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I’m not always the world’s biggest fan of those tag lines publishers add to their books on Amazon – but when Choc Lit decided to call this book “a wonderfully uplifting summer read”, they really got it absolutely right.

When a heroine is described as an airhead, I’m sometimes a little wary – but, with some well-judged background to start the story, I immediately took Abby to my heart. She’s stepped in as substitute mother to her large and chaotic family, but still managed to juggle everything and
Meghan Lloyd
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A delightfully comedic story, Oh Crumbs tickled me in all the right spots and brought a smile to my face when I most needed it! I love romantic comedies, and this book delivered on that and then some. I have often found that British humor can go over my head (Monty Python remains a complete mystery to me), but I found myself pleasantly surprised at how universal the humor was here. The two main characters had great banter, and the secondary characters lent a charming quality to the story. Even t ...more
Karen Mace
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh Crumbs this was good!! Sorry I couldn't resist!! But I found this to be such fun to read, as well as now having a new book boyfriend to swoon over - where do I go to find my own Doug???!

Abby is the main character and she is a complete sweetheart! She lost her mum at an early age, so that meant she took over the mum role at home to help out her dad with her younger siblings, and she's always put them first over herself. When she finds herself looking for a new job, she goes for an interview fo
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'Never judge a book by its cover' is a sentence you often hear. But it's a fact that that cover is exactly what you see in the first place. To me it's very important because it tells me straight away whether I want to read it or not. The same thing happens with the title. When he appeals to me, I will read the book of not, it will remain on the shelf.
For this book I can already tick those two boxes.
But not only this is important. The first sentence often makes or breaks a story for me as strange
Sally Coles
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Abby's mother dies when she is 12 she finds she is suddenly leaving childhood behind and becoming mother to her 4 younger sisters. Unable to fulfil her dream and go to university she does a business degree with the open university and eventually goes for a job as PA to the managing director of biscuit company Crumbs. Doug is the managing director and when Abby comes into his office it is like a breath of fresh air, she is totally dizzy and can talk for England but at the same time sharp, ef ...more
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very charming and fun to read.
Rachel Gilbey
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As I was reading the prologue I was unsure what to make of this book initially,, but what it did do was set the scene perfectly for a great insight into Abbie's past and what makes her the woman she is today.

I was inspired reading Abbie's story at such a caring person whose heart is constantly torn and that had to grow up fast.

I loved and as amused by her variety of sisters and family members, And it was Abbie's new book Doug that I found myself warming to quite quickly.

Especially after he hi
Misfits farm
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Abigail has a family of four sisters and a father. Since their mother died when Abby was thirteen she has become the mother figure and done most of the things that a mother would do regarding the ouse and looking after her sisters., whilst her father spends his time at his garage trying to earn a crust. When she gets a job as a P.A and finds herself falling for her boss her life is turned upside down. Doug is rather aloof and although he likes Abby he keeps things to himself. Abby is a breath of ...more
Joanna Lambert
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve not read a book by Kathryn I didn’t enjoy and Oh Crumbs is no exception. Immediately you feel sorry for Doug Faulkner, caught up in a family business he has no real interest or influence in, given that his father is a bullying monster who delights in belittling him as often as he can. As an outlet for his frustration with his situation he secretly paints and is also a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitzu. When Abby breezes into his life as his PA she begins to change this quiet, recluse of a ...more
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a real heartwarming novel about family, love and romance. After the death of her mother Abby gives up her chances in life to care for her father, sisters and baby nephew. One day she decides that her chance has come and goes for an interview as a PA to the managing director at a biscuit factory. Hurrying in late with baby food down her shirt she thinks that she has blown it, but Doug the MD thinks she is a breath of fresh air and gives her the job.

Abby works hard in her job and makes a
B.R. Maycock
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Onto a book that I’m sure I’ll remember for some time to come because of characters that leapt off the page, and romance and heat that took my breath away!!! So this is the story of Abigail Spencer, who stole my heart from page one, where she showed how willingly she took up the role of surrogate mother to a huge household and I knew she was something very special. Abby is one of those characters that only comes along in books every so often, a girl with a big heart that evolves into a woman tha ...more
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviews
This is my first book of Kathryn Freeman and I'm not disappointed. First, if you read the blurb you may be curious about what secret Doug is hiding, and also what will happen to Abby, since in the blurb she's described as "as an airhead – she talks too much and is a bit of a klutz – but there’s more to her than that". And I was one of the ones that got curious by those two things.

Second, I always love when a book makes me connect with the characters and makes me have those fun moments when I lau
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
I have a few novels by Kathryn Freeman on my kindle sadly waiting to be read, Oh Crumbs is the first novel of hers I’ve read, something which needs to be remedied shortly as Kathryn Freeman is a true gem of a storyteller, I was hooked on Abby and Dou’s story from the very first page.
Abby’s had a tough start in life losing her mum at thirteen she’s had to help her dad bring up her four younger sisters. Despite all the extra work and chaos of living with a big family Abby has been determined to be
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've always enjoyed reading Kathryn Freeman's books before and this was no exception. We meet Abby first as a thirteen year old at her mother's funeral then later as a young woman going for a job interview at Crumbs biscuit company. In the intervening years she has put on her life on hold to help her dad bring up her four younger sisters. Life is never quiet or dull in the Spencer household but it hasn't given Abby a whole lot of time to follow her own dreams. She arrives at the interview in a b ...more
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Abby Spencer’s mum died, she left 5 young daughters behind. Abby is the oldest and now has the burden of caring for her sisters and her father.

Six Years Later

Abby is now 18 and still taking care of the house, her sisters, and her father. While she would love to attend university with her friends, she knows it’s impossible and has resigned herself to get a secretarial job in town as she continues to take care of her family.

Six Years Later

Abby is now 24 and has gotten a degree online. Today,
Christie72 (Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews)
I get so excited when I find a new writer I love, and I have found one in Kathryn Freeman. My heart and mind was hers from the very first pages of this book! I loved it!!!

Oh Crumbs is the love story of an unlikely couple, Abby and Doug. It wouldn’t seem as if this couple would have nothing in common. Abby comes from a big, loud, and loving family. They struggle financially, but they have stuck together and love one another. Doug is heir to a business empire, so he lacks for nothing, except love.
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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Oh Crumbs is a delightful tale of family, love, taking chances, making choices with a whole lot of laughter tossed in for very good measure. Abby will win your heart right away. She’s the eldest of the sisters, and it’s Abby who will take on the mothering role when their mother dies. Suddenly this teen has a grieving father, sisters in confusion and morning as well as her own dreams now filled with sadness to cope with. Yet, she doesn’t complain she simply gets on ab
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