Book Review: A Year At Castle Court By Holly Hepburn


Sadie is a single mum, nursing a broken heart. Her best friend from childhood, Cat, is burned out from working long hours as a chef in Paris. In need of a change, they decide to invest in their dream – running their own handmade biscuit shop in gorgeous Castle Court, a three-storey food court tucked away behind Chester’s bustling streets.
They soon discover that Castle Court has its own community – a little haven of delight against the stresses of the outside world. But not everyone welcomes the new business; the patisserie owner is less than pleased by what she sees as direct competition and Greg, who runs the fancy bistro that dominates one end of the courtyard, doesn’t think Sadie and Cat have the talent or business acumen to succeed. Luckily, there’s support in the form of the delectable Jaren, who owns the Dutch waffle house opposite Smart Cookies, and Swiss chocolate-shop owner, Elin. And if all else fails, the friends can drown their sorrows in Seb‘s cocktail bar on the third floor!


Delightful read!

So far this author is a 5 star read guarantee.

The main characters are two best friends, Sadie and Cat who have the goal to open their own business together.

Sadie is excellent with creations whilst Cat is excellent with ingredients.
When Cat’s past of working at 2 Michelin Star restaurant comes back to haunt her it makes life difficult.

If you are like me, and have learned the above term via Emily in Paris you’ll know how important those types are.

Sadie has recently been finding her way as being a single mum.

Both women have went through a lot during this read and yet they have been there for each other throughout without any hatred or jealousy as they are mature women who deserved their happily ever after ending.

Wonderful heart-warming read.

5/5 Stars


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