Thursday, 7 August 2014

Claire Sandy's What Would Mary Berry do? Blog Tour

Today I am on the lovely Claire Sandy's new book What Would Mary Berry Do? Blog Tour. I am so happy to be part of this blog tour, For huge fans of the Great British Bake Off are going to love this so much!

Marie Dunwoody doesn't want for much in life. She has a lovely husband, three wonderful children, and a business of her own. Except, her cupcakes are crap. Her meringues are runny and her biscuits rock-hard. She cannot bake for toffee. Or, for that matter, make toffee.
Marie can't ignore the disappointed looks any more, or continue to be shamed by neighbour and nemesis, Lucy Gray. Lucy whips up perfect profiteroles with one hand, while ironing her bed sheets with the other. Marie's had enough: this is the year it all changes. She vows to follow - to the letter - recipes from the Queen of Baking and at all times ask 'What would Mary Berry do?'
Husband Robert has noticed that his boss takes crumb structure as seriously as budget sheets and so puts on the pinny: serious redundancies are on the horizon. Twins Rose and Iris are happy to eat all the half-baked mistakes that come their way, but big brother Angus is more distant than usual, as if something is troubling him. And there is no one as nosey as a matching pair of nine-year-old girls . . .
Marie starts to realise that the wise words of Mary Berry can help her with more than just a Victoria Sponge. But can Robert save the wobbling soufflé that is his career? And is Lucy's sweet demeanour hiding something secretly sour?

This book is just fantastic, you'll be drooling from all the mention of cakes throughout the book but you also follow Marie's family life and how she despises her neighbour Lucy Gray one minute and then they are friends the next.  I just love that Marie attempts to bake but she cannot bake for toffee but always wants to compete with Lucy, which doesn't always work out right..

I'm not much of a baker but I am a fan of The Great British Bake Off so the references from Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood was just great! Every Chapter Marie left me hungry and wanting to cake right away! I always love books with food or about food and WWMBD really stood out like Jenny Colgan's books do! I hope to see more of Claire Sandy's books in the future.

I loved all the characters so much, the emails from Angus to his "Soulmate" was just great...keeps you guessing until right at the end. Marie's twin daughters Rose and Iris are very mysterious girls but support their mother as much as they can. Marie's Husband Robert seemed such a great character and while reading when he was baking bread really had me drooling for the rolls...

What Would Mary Berry Do? isn't just about food but also about family,friendship, love and laughter. Deserves 4.5 stars for a fantastic read and foodies are going to love this book from start to finish.
Get buying this pretty book now!!
didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it .5 Stars!

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