Author(s): Sarah-Kate Lynch
Nothing tastes sweeter than a second chance. The Tuscan town of Montevedova is famous for its rolling green hills, long lazy lunches and delectable cantucci biscuits. It even has its own patron saint. But Manhattan workaholic Lily Turner is not interested in any of that. She's only there to find her cheating husband. What Lily doesn't know, however, is that beneath the cobbled lanes of this charming hilltop village, an underground network of ancient widows is working tirelessly on finding her a happy ending - whether she wants it or not. Suddenly everything she loved about her old life goes up in a puff of smoke - just like the cantucci the widows are getting too old to make. Then a mischievous six-year-old girl, full of the joys of baking, skips into Lily's world - igniting the demons of her past ...and the promise of the future.
When journalist Sarah-Kate Lynch was told by a former editor that she was only employed to tell jokes in the canteen, she started looking for another career. Twenty years later (it was a really good canteen), she found one: writing novels. She also writes two columns in the New Zealand Woman's Weekly, New Zealand's best-read magazine. One is about nothing and the other is about books. Sarah-Kate usually lives in a cliff top house on the wild west coast of New Zealand but likes to escape whenever possible for "research" purposes to far-flung spots in pretty parts of the world where she enjoys the local cuisine and the odd glass of wine.