Author(s): Elizabeth Murray
Liv Bloom's life is even more complicated than that of your average fourteen-year-old: her father walked out on the family when she was young, her mother is in a recovery centre for alcoholics, and her older sister is struggling to step into Mum's shoes. The only person she can turn to is her best friend Sarah, who gets out of scrapes at school and is a constant source of advice and companionship. One day Liv discovers a book of recipes written in her mum's handwriting, which sets her off on a journey towards self-discovery and reconciliation - but a theft, a love rivalry and a school bully are just some of the many obstacles on the way.
"Caramel Hearts is a gritty coming of age story with a sprinkling of magic... A compelling tale of mothers and daughters, sibling love and finding your place in the world, with love and passion stitched into every page." - Sarah Webb, children's book reviewer and author of the Ask Amy Green and The Songbird Cafe Girls series
Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in rural Ireland where she fishes and grows her own vegetables. Her short fiction has been published in journals across the UK and Ireland and has been shortlisted in several competitions including Francis McManus Short Story and Aesthetica Creative Works. Caramel Hearts is her first novel.