We are delighted to announce that Cathy Bramley‘s latest novel, Hetty’s Farmhouse Bakery, has reached number 10 in this week’s Sunday Times Bestseller list.

Thirty-two-year-old Hetty Greengrass is the star around which the rest of her family orbits. Marriage, motherhood and helping Dan run Sunnybank Farm have certainlykept her hands full for the last twelve years. But when her daughter Poppy has to choose her inspiration for a school project and picks her aunt, not her mum, Hetty is left full of self-doubt.

Hetty’s always been generous with her time and until now, her biggest talent – baking deliciously moreish shortcrust pastry pies – has been limited to charity work and the village fete. But taking part in a competition run by Cumbria’s Finest to find the very best produce from the region might be just the thing to make her daughter proud . . . and reclaim something for herself.

Except that life isn’t as simple as producing the perfect pie. Changing the status quo isn’t easy – and with cracks appearing in her marriage and shocking secrets coming to light, Hetty must decide where her priorities really lie . . .

Cathy Bramley is the author of the best-selling romantic comedies The Lemon Tree CaféWhite Lies and Wishes, Comfort and Joy, The Plumberry School of Comfort Food, Wickham Hall, Ivy Lane, Appleby Farm and Conditional Love. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her family and a dog.

Her career as a full-time writer of light-hearted, romantic fiction has come as somewhat of a lovely surprise after spending eighteen years running her own marketing agency. However, she has been always an avid reader, never without a book on the go and has now found her dream job!

Biggest congratulations, Cathy. We look forward to raising a glass to your success!