Leftovers

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

According to a magazine, Susie is a ‘Leftover’ – a post Bridget-Jones 30 something who has neither her dream man, job, nor home. She doesn’t even own six matching dinner plates.

According to her friend Rebecca, Susie needs to get over her ex, Jake, start online dating – or at least stop being so rude to every guy who tries to chat her up.

But Susie’s got a plan. If she can just make it the 307 days till her promotion and bonus, she can finally quit and pursue her dream career in food, then surely everything else will fall into place. If only her love life wasn’t so complicated…

A sharp, witty and refreshing novel about love, friendship and enjoying what’s left on the table.

BOOK REVIEWS

‘A brutally honest tale of life and love (or the lack of it) and an exploration of the heroine’s tremendous affection for food … Sharp and funny it’s a celebration of why life is more than just falling in love.’ Woman magazine
‘I felt like Susie could be one of my friends and I was rooting for her to get the life she wanted. Like pasta, Leftovers is a true comfort. A delicious read to enjoy with a glass of wineNovelicious.com

Witty and engaging. Susie is a great contemporary heroine … A funny and honest story’ ChickLitClub.com

‘A perfect slice of feel-good chick lit … mouthwatering fun you’ll want to devour immediately’ Fabulous magazine

Funny, feisty and fresh. Susie is the type you want as a friend – especially when you know what culinary delights she can whip up … an enjoyable, light read.’ Manchester Evening News

Pear Shaped

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Girl meets boy.

Girl loses boy.

Girl loses mind.

Sophie Klein walks into a bar one Friday night and her life changes. She meets James Stephens: charismatic, elusive, and with a hosiery model ex who casts a long, thin shadow over their burgeoning relationship. He’s clever, funny and shares her greatest pleasure in life – to eat and drink slightly too much and then have a little lie down. Sophie’s instinct tells her James is too good to be true – and he is.

An exploration of love, heartbreak, self-image, self-deception and lots of food.  Pear Shaped is in turns smart, laugh-out-loud funny and above all, recognizable to women everywhere.

BOOK REVIEWS

Pearshaped is Stella’s first book and what a victorious debut it is. With a wonderful lead character who is impossible not to like, a horrible boyfriend, witty dialogue and a vast quantity of delicious sweets and desserts, this book is for anyone who has loved and lost. A sharp, refreshing and occasionally sad story, that tells beautifully, of the balance between love and insanity, it is an honest tale of discovery and finally accepting who you are, cellulite marks and all.’ HandwrittenGirl.com

‘If you are a girl with a passion for food, this modern city heartbreak is the book for you.’ Heat Magazine

‘A fabulous first novel by a British writer…Her writing is witty and snappy and she is hilarious on the food industry … I also found her fascinating on the methodology of contemporary dating.’ Wendy Holden

‘Pear Shaped is the best sort of guilty pleasure, from the copious puddings our heroine Sophie tests in her day job, to the relationship she just knows is wrong for her but can’t seem to give up. You’ll shout out loud willing her to dump him, and cry with laughter as you recognise all the daft things we do when we’re in love. And then you’ll have a second helping of pudding and fall in love with Stella Newman’s quick wit and her clever portrayal of that delicate balance between food, love and insanity.’ Kathleen Baird-Murray

‘It reminded me of a lemon meringue pie: sharp and sweet and satisfying all at once. It’s funny, sad and uplifting… Sophie Klein’s every woman who’s stood in front of a mirror and hated herself, and we adore her for that, and for finally delivering a Toxic Bachelor a good kick up the arse. It’s a belter.’ Kate Long

Achingly funny, searingly honest, Pear Shapedis quite simply the freshest thing I’ve ever read. Take note of the name Stella Newman. A must for anyone who’s ever loved, lost….or eaten too much dessert.’ – Claudia Carroll