The Juniper Gin Joint (Paperback)Lizzie Lovell (author)
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'The perfect pick-me-up for summer!' -- Phillipa Ashley
'Like a complex gin, brimming with botanicals, this delicious book offers a giant swig of a story full of characters, wit and warmth' -- Jules Wake
When life gives you lemons, make gin and tonic!
It's been a tough year for empty-nester Jen in her seaside Devon town; her kids have left for pastures new and her husband's left for another woman.
Home alone with her eccentric home-brewing father and a Jack Russell, she is just getting her life back on track when her job at the local museum is threatened by her first love and nemesis, Councillor David Barton, who intends to sell the beautiful old building to a pub chain. But help is at hand from her colleagues: Jackie, a former Greenham Common warrior; Tish, a flamboyant historian; and Carol, mega-flirt. Plus newcomer and former campaigner, Tom. Who happens to be a widower. And quite sexy. And also the owner of a Jack Russell.
The key to saving the day and putting the town back on the tourist map could lie just within reach - when reaching for a cold gin and tonic, that is. Mother's Ruin to some, gin is the making of Jen when she comes together with her friends and family to save the museum and open an artisan distillery in the basement.
With its debauched local history of smuggling, can gin be the town's saviour and bring love back into Jen's life?
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Like a complex gin brimming with botanicals, this delicious book offers a giant swig of a story full of characters, wit and warmth. -- Jules Wake, author of ESCAPE TO THE RIVIERA
A born storyteller with a gift for characterisation, she writes with warmth, lovely earthy detail... with echoes of Victoria Wood. * Daily Mail *
Bright Stars is beautifully written, has original, endearing characters and a story that pulls you along. I loved it. -- Katie Fforde
A wonderful and witty page turner, combined with compelling storytelling that stays with you. -- Helen Lederer on BRIGHT STARS
A brave, bold, warm, rich, amusing, engaging novel * Hello on BRIGHT STARS *
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“A cosy read”
This is a lovely escapist read, complete with Devon seaside setting, good quality gin and puppies. With Jennifer the feisty heroine shortly to turn 50 it could be described as chick lit for the menopausal.
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“I Liked It”
I read this book all in one day, it was a pretty short book and I had a feeling it wasn't going to take me very long to finish it. It was such an easy read and I really did enjoy Lizzie Lovell’s writing style -... More
“A curl up and enjoy read !”
Poor Jen has had a bad year . Her husband has left her for a younger model. Her children have grown up and flown the nest . All she has left is a very eccentric father to look after and her job .
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