The Ingredients for Happiness by Lucy Knott – Blog Tour


Thank you to Isabel Smith at HQ and to Lucy Knott for a digital copy of this book in exchange for a review and also to Netgalley for hosting the book.



Three sisters, a stash of family recipes, the chance to make their dreams come true…

Amanda is about to open her very own café. She has the pastry sorted, but hasn’t a clue about the plumbing. With the love of her life by her side, surely nothing else can go wrong?

Sabrina has struck out on her own and is proving to the global music industry she has what it takes. However, balancing the business side of the band with her personal life will end up being more than she bargained for.

Louisa is drawing inspiration from the beautiful Amalfi coast, channelling it into creating gorgeous gowns for modern day Sophia Lorens. But putting herself out there in the fashion industry will present its own challenges, even with the ever-supportive Luca by her side.

With the right mix of perseverance, love and plenty of Italian delicacies, these three sisters are about to discover that when they support each other, the sky really is the limit! 

My Thoughts

Although this book is a sequel, I haven’t read the first installment and this didn’t ruin the story for me.  I do think you understand more about the characters and their starting points in the story if you read the first one though.

If you are looking for a little escapism into a wonderful world of romance and sibling togetherness then this novel is for you. Centred around the recently changed careers and lives of sisters; Amanda, Louisa and Sabrina – the theme in this book is family, love and supporting others with their dreams as well as perusing your own.  It’s a refreshing and lightly written novel where it’s nice just to read about lovely things in the world.

The point of view is told from all three sisters’ perspectives and we get an intimate insight into each of their lives and loves throughout the book.  As Italy and family play a huge role in this novel, there are numerous references to food – particularly in Amanda’s story.  Scattered throughout the book are also lots of recipes for delicious tasting treats that made my mouth water every time I came across them.

There is a slight drama but overall it’s lovely to read a book that just effortlessly flows and oozes loveliness from each page.

Highly recommended for a lazy beach or garden read and will especially appeal to the bakers/cooks out there.

Author Bio – Lucy Knott


Lucy Knott is a former professional wrestler with a passion for storytelling. Now, instead of telling her stories in the ring, she’s putting pen to paper, fulfilling another lifelong dream in becoming an Author.
Inspired by her Italian Grandparents, when she is not writing you will most likely find her cooking, baking and devouring Italian food, in addition to learning Italian and daydreaming of trips to Italy.
Along with her twin sister, Kelly, Lucy runs, where she enthusiastically shares her love for books, baking and Italy, with daily posts, reviews and recipes.

You can find Lucy on
Twitter @TheBlossomTwins or @LucyCKnott
Instagram @LucyCKnott



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