Josephine Moon has long written ‘foodie fiction’ novels about love and family, and also about the power and the pleasure of gorgeous food.
But it was writing her latest novel The Cake Maker’s Wish that turned this foodie fiction author into a real-life foodie. Jo recently came first place for her jam at the Royal Brisbane Show, and second at the Noosa Show for her Persian love cake, the recipe for which features in the new book.
In The Cake Maker’s Wish, passionate baker Olivia and her little boy Darcy uproot their lives to join ‘The Renaissance Project’, an initiative to breathe life back into a dying village in the Cotswalds. Olivia opens a cake shop, and quickly finds herself torn between a new love, and a potential reunion with Darcy’s father.
Jo’s story of going from novice baker to competition winner is especially inspiring at a time when we are all baking and cooking at home more than ever!