Chocolat meets Under the Tuscan Sun in this poignant story of love and forgiveness.
During the winter of 2010, in a small town in Mallorca, Anna and Marina meet up fifteen years since they last saw each other to sell a windmill and bakery they've inherited from a stranger. The sisters have led very different lives. Anna is well-off, married to a man she no longer loves and has barely left the island. Marina works in the third world as a doctor for an NGO. Entirely unexpectedly, Marina decides to keep the bakery to find out who its former owner, Lola Molí, was. During her search, she'll learn to bake bread, uncover secrets about her family, and get to know the real Anna. Together, perhaps they'll be able to make up for lost time, face their ghosts and take control of their lives.
When she opened the old wood-fired oven, the aroma of freshly baked bread soothed Marina's soul. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath. It was the smell of childhood, the smell of home.
No-one's life is perfect, we all have dreams we never fulfilled, things we still want to do, secrets and regrets, but not everyone has the courage to change that. This novel is a homage to the brave women who quietly and conscientiously make the world a better place.
Poppy Seed Lemon Cake has become an international phenomenon with several weeks on the best-seller lists in Spain and Germany and translation rights sold to ten languages. A motion picture based on the novel was released in 2021.