The Sweetness of Liberty James

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


  • Author Name: Janey Lewis
  • Publication Date: 27/03/2014
  • Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 978-1-84624-991-4

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The daughter of a Michelin-starred restaurateur and a celebrity TV chef, Liberty James is born into the world of fine food. But when her father announces he is leaving, the shock causes her to lose her sense of taste and smell.

Sweet-natured Liberty believes the recipe for her own happiness is making others happy, and she sets about gathering the ingredients for the perfect life. She does well at school, makes glamorous friends and marries her university sweetheart Percy, the heir to the Radley Bank fortune. Now all that’s missing is the icing on the cake – a baby.

When a traumatic event changes everything, she finds herself on a journey to rediscover her love of food that takes her from Florence to the French Riviera and finally back home to the Sussex village of Littlehurst, with a crazy plan to open her own patisserie. With flirtatious Fred the blacksmith and the dark, brooding Edmund on her doorstep, will she finally find that elusive ingredient – love?

5 reviews for The Sweetness of Liberty James

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Book Guild

    A bit biased as Jane used to be a neighbour, BUT this was a great read especially if you have an interest in food and travel. Jane’s own exceptional knowledge and experience of both capture the essence. Also the wonderful web of interpersonal,diverse relationships, morals,and realisation of true happiness (not money!) is heartwarming. Should be a film!!!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Book Guild

    Absolutely loved this book. It’s one of those chic-lit books that gets it just right and you can’t put it down. Written by someone who is clearly passionate about their subject, the reader cannot help but enjoy the journey that we are taken on. The story was so enthralling, it was as though I was by Liberty’s side in Florence and St Tropez, then in her kitchen when she returned to the UK. I could taste the wonderful delights being developed for Liberty’s patisserie (and dearly wish there was one in my village!). Written with humour and charm, it is the perfect summer read.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Book Guild

    An unusual and interesting setting for a story . Sets off at a great pace with characters who you can care about.
    Still reading this book but want to know what happens next .Every time I put it down I’m looking forward to the next time I can get back to it. I will be sorry to finish this book and will be looking forward to this new authors next book. One to watch out for.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Book Guild

    I enjoyed reading this as it moved along well and it was well written. Perhaps too much food – I think I put on weight whilst reading it!!!! But a good read over all.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Book Guild

    What fun this book was. It was recommended by someone much younger than me, and I was sceptical, but it kept me amused and informed for an entire week.

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