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MY REVIEW FOR WHAT WOULD MARY BERRY DO BY CLAIRE SANDY

on August 14, 2014

WHAT WOULD MARY BERRY DO BY CLAIRE SANDY 
The blurb 
Marie Dunwoody doesn’t want for much in life. She has a lovely husband, three wonderful children, and a business of her own. But her cupcakes are crap. Her meringues are runny and her biscuits rock-hard. She cannot bake for toffee. Or, for that matter, make toffee.
Marie can’t ignore the disappointed looks any more, or continue to be shamed by neighbour and nemesis, Lucy Gray. Lucy whips up perfect profiteroles with one hand, while ironing her bed sheets with the other. Marie’s had enough: this is the year it all changes. She vows to follow – to the letter – recipes from the Queen of Baking, and at all times ask, ‘What would Mary Berry do?’
Husband Robert has noticed that his boss takes crumb structure as seriously as budget cuts and with redundancies on the horizon, he too puts on a pinny. Twins Rose and Iris are happy to eat all the half-baked mistakes that come their way, but big brother Angus is more distant than usual, as if something is troubling him. And there is no one as nosey as a matching pair of nine-year-old girls . . .
Marie starts to realise that the wise words of Mary Berry can help her with more than just a Victoria Sponge. But can Robert save the wobbling soufflé that is his career? And is Lucy’s sweet demeanour hiding something secretly sour?
WHAT I SAY 
i loved this book i was pulled into the story from the first page i love to be able to make fab cake i can not lol i loved the cover and wanted to read as soon as i saw it the book so funny i just loved it 
Marie i loved her she a mum and is very happily married she works as a dentist one day just like kids do they just tell you they need a cake for the school fate this was a disaster my mum would of brought me a cake too she hated doing cakes for my school fate too we follow Marie from that day making lots of cakes it so funny what the kids say about this robert her husband was very good a baking bread Marie pick up a Mary berry cook book to follow she going to cook this fab cake for the fate a show stopper she going to learn how to do it she bakes a few each day they a few things going wrong you will smile one day Robert finds out he may lose his job and a work colleague brings in some fab cakes he could do better he makes some fab bread to take in for the next day i loved the twins rose and iris they are great kids very fun loving they want their brother Angus to get a girl friend he got a girl his soul mate he wrote emails to her i sure he know her it was a lovely part how the email each other about they life’s 
Lucy their neighbour makes wonderful cakes she seems prefect but you show not go on now people looks you should not judge but we all do i feel sorry for Lucy her situation was not a nice one to be end i loved that her and marie become friends it made the story so much fun to hear about them both i like that the kids all talked about what was happing in their life’s the book captured the up and downs so well i loved the twins notes to their grandma they made me laugh it just what kids would say good or bad they just tell you what going on the book tell you all about the family up and down the baking makes you want to do some i just loved the whole book it so well written i loved the end i would never have guess that i love you all to read it got baking humour, love, friendship,wedding and work problem all into the mix i would like the story to carry on it fab 
5 stars i going to keep to read again i loved the cover i brought as a book to as i got this on my kindle from net gallery 
About the Author
Claire Sandy lives in Surrey with a husband and a daughter and loves lots of things, such as baking, reading, writing, eating, chatting about matters of global importance with her nine year old, dressing up her dog and inventing new things to do with gin. She’s worked at many things – advertising, radio jingles, a wool shop – and thanks her lucky stars that writing What Would Mary Berry Do? involved every single item on her list of loved things.

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