SUMMARY: Love, Lies and Lemon Pies, the debut YA novel from Katy Cannon, is the perfect summer read for fans of Sarah Dessen and Louise Rennison. With a Bake Club recipe at the start of each chapter, this book perfectly captures the current appetite for all things baking! Can Lottie keep up the facade of her perfect life without the others finding out what's really going on at home? Can Mac keep his demanding, heavy-handed father off his back - not to mention the school counsellor who's written him off as a no-hoper? And can their bubbling romance survive the pressure? -goodreads
Love, Lies & Lemon Pies is one of those books that you can snuggle down under the covers with before bed and immerse yourself into the sweet, and sometmes sour, story [psst. it ends sweetly, it's all good]. The problem? I got really hungry reading this book and it was 10pm at night. Sigh.
SUMMARY: Connor: Far from home and exiled to a new school, all Connor wants is to keep a low profile and get through the year. But agreeing to help his step-dad out with the school play means he’s soon caught up in Grace’s schemes.
Grace had a plan for this year – and it didn’t involve learning to sew. But being out of the spotlight isn’t the disaster she imagined, even if Connor is convinced she’s still a diva extraordinaire. Can Grace prove she’s really changed and save the play from the sidelines, even though her family is coming apart at the seams?
TO MAKE AN INFINITY SCARF
What you need:
A piece of lightweight fabric, 175 x 60cm
What to do:
1. Fold and iron your fabric in half lengthways, with the right sides together, and pin in place.
2. Sew along the long side of your rectangle, to give you one long tube of fabric.
3. Press open your seam, using an iron.
4. Turn the fabric the right way out and fold in half the other way, so the two open ends of your tube are together. Make sure the seams line up exactly.
5. Now to join both ends of the scarf. Take the two inner layers of fabric, pin them together then sew in place, removing the pins as you go.
6. Keep going around the circle until the two ends are joined.
7. If you’re using a sewing machine, leave a gap of about 5cm, fold under the edges of the unstitched section to match the rest, then hand sew the gap closed.
Thank you to Stripes Publishing for sending me both of these books free of charge in exchange for honest reviews.