Second Helpings is book 2 in the Souper Mum series of contemporary women’s fiction for fans of book one Souper Mum. This book is best read as part of the series to keep up with the full cast of characters.
Housewife and mother of four, Jools Campbell shot to media fame in book one when she took on celebrity chef Tommy McCoy and stood up for everyday mums. In this book she’s been asked to judge a kids reality TV cooking show called “Little Chefs”. After she signs the contract she finds out that her co-host will also be Tommy McCoy.
Jools must juggle family life, new family roles and the celebrity life with all the back stabbing it embroils.
Once again this book is written in a high-speed dialogue lead style and offers a window from which to watch the goings on of a mother’s rise to fame.
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Exactly eighteen months after her dramatic cook-off against nemesis Tommy McCoy, Jools Campbell’s down-to-earth approach to cooking and family life has won her many fans. But when the roof of her house caves in she is desperate for cash and finds herself agreeing to be a judge on a kids’ cooking show called Little Chefs.
She is soon horrified to find that her co-star and fellow judge is none other than Tommy McCoy, on a mission to save his reputation. The audience loves the abrasive chemistry between Jools and McCoy – whose style involves making the child-contestants cry – and soon the show is hugely popular. Behind the scenes, Jools is juggling all the relationships in her life with being a working mum. Will she succeed? Will she ever work out what quinoa is? Can she deal with Second Helpings of McCoy and the all too familiar media intrusion into her life?
About the author
Mother-of-four, gin-drinker, binge-watcher, receipt hoarder, hapless dog owner, enthusiastic but terrible cook. Kristen also writes. She has had short fiction published in several publications including Mslexia & Riptide. Her novels are her own take on contemporary women’s fiction and are published by the very excellent Accent Press.