That’s What Friends Are For




Sam and Louise have been best friends since they hung their coats side by side on the first day of primary school. Now in their thirties, they’re still just as close, but life is a little bit more complicated …

Sam loves running her market stall with Louise by her side. They’re right at the heart of the community – and always one step ahead on local gossip. But Sam’s marriage is in a bit of a rut, and handsome stranger Dan has her wondering if the grass might be greener …

Louise is the life and soul of every party, but she’s hiding a broken heart, and worries about her beautiful but secretive daughter Charley. All she wants is someone to love – but could Mr Right be just around the corner?

Just when Sam and Louise need each other most, they suddenly have reason to wonder whether they ever really knew each other at all. Can the two best friends put the past behind them, and help each other find love and happiness again?

An emotional and uplifting tale of love, secrets and the importance of having a best friend. 


‘I was well and truly hooked.’ By The Letter Book Reviews

Chick-lit at its fabulous best – uplifting and funny yet emotional and utterly compelling. I read this from cover to cover in one sitting, without realising how much time had passed, I was completely oblivious to anything but this story.’ Claire Loves to Read

Tugged at my heart strings … You know those rides at places like Alton Towers where you are strapped in and slowly pulled to the top … waiting for that big drop … and when it comes … Bloody Hell it is exhilarating! THAT IS THIS BOOK! I totally devoured each pageI highly recommend Marcie Steele and this book as it was brilliant!’ Crime Book Junkie

I simply adored this book! What an absolutely delightful novel that exceeded all my expectations and left me wanting more … This is chick-lit at it’s best.’ Booklover Catlady Reviews

‘I really loved this book. I was hoping it would be as good as Stirred with Love and it was as good as and better in it’s own ways … a touch of panic, a hint of scandal and a whole bunch of love, friendship and understanding.’ Land of Loz

‘One of my favourite chick lit books this year … not just a “fluffy” chick lit read, it’s got substance … heartwarming and endearing, and kept me entertained to the last page. 5 stars out of 5 from me.’ The Book Review Café

Stirred with Love

Marcie Steele Stirred with Love Romance Chick Lit Book Cover




’Marcie Steele’s STIRRED WITH LOVE will remind you of chatting over coffee with three of your closest girlfriends. A fantastic read about overcoming life’s obstacles with friendship and love.’ Talli Roland

Sometimes the best friends can be found where you least expect them …

Still grieving after the loss of her beloved husband, Lily Mortimer is determined to do something with the time she has left.

After the end of her fairytale marriage, thirty-something Kate is trying hard to mend her broken heart.

Chloe, a young woman with the world at her feet, is struggling to know what to do with her life.

When Lily embarks on a new venture in the picturesque town of Somerley, the three women come together to open The Coffee Stop, the most charming café for miles around.

But opening a coffee shop is never as simple as it seems, especially when you add neighbouring competition, local heart throbs and heartbreak to the mix.

When tragedy strikes, can the three women pull together to make the new business fly, or will Lily’s last chance disappear down the drain along with yesterday’s coffee grinds?

As comforting as a cappuccino and a better pick-me-up than a grande Americano, Stirred with Love will captivate readers of Milly Johnson, Carole Matthews and Jenny Colgan.

COMING SOON: That’s What Friends are For – book 2 in the series.


Extremely enjoyable… like a warm blanket.” Jan’s Book Buzz

“I absolutely, honest and truly, LOVED THIS BOOK!Crime Book Junky

“A squidgy cinnamon bun of a book – not too sweet but a perfect pick me up.” A Reading Room with a View

“A joy to read and packed full of humour and compassion.” Shellyback Books

“A wonderful book.” By the Letter Book Reviews