When Perdita Dylan, 29, delivers her baby vegetables to a local hotel and finds that her ex-husband, Lucas, has taken over the kitchen, she is horrified - more so when she learns he is to become the latest celebrity chef and needs her picturesque, if primitive cottage, and her, in supporting roles.
Perdita's life is further complicated when Kitty; her 87-year-old friend and support, has a stroke. Is Lucas really such a villain? Can she cope with all this alone? Or should she face up to the fact that 'You can't cuddle lettuces'? The result is a deliciously funny and captivating read.