The Little Market Stall of Hope and Heartbreak. A feel good novel of love, secrets and friendship

The Little Market Stall of Hope and Heartbreak. A feel good novel of love, secrets and friendship

by Marcie Steele




Best friends tell each other everything … right?

Sam and Louise have been best friends since they hung their coats side by side on the first day of primary school. Now in their thirties, they’re still just as close, but life is a little bit more complicated …

Sam loves running her market stall with Louise by her side. They’re right at the heart of the community – and always one step ahead on local gossip. But Sam’s marriage is in a bit of a rut, and handsome stranger Dan has her wondering if the grass might be greener …

Louise is the life and soul of every party, but she’s hiding a broken heart, and worries about her beautiful but secretive daughter Charley. All she wants is someone to love – but could Mr Right be just around the corner?

Just when Sam and Louise need each other most, they suddenly have reason to wonder whether they ever really knew each other at all. Can the two best friends put the past behind them, and help each other find love and happiness again?

An emotional and uplifting tale of love, secrets and the importance of having a best friend.

Previously published as That’s What Friends Are For

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910751633
Publisher: StoryFire LTD
Publication date: 12/11/2015
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.71(d)

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The Little Market Stall of Hope and Heartbreak. A feel good novel of love, secrets and friendship 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HelloChickLit More than 1 year ago
Sam and Louise are more like sisters than best friends. They are complete opposites though as adults. Sam is grown-up, together, and down to earth when Louise is still a party girl at heart even though she's a mother to Charley, her teen daughter. All of their relationships are quite real and down to earth, the way everyday relationships in real life appear to be. Even though Sam and Louise intended to have a big double wedding and tell each other every detail of their lives to each other, that's not exactly the way things worked out. Is it ever? Within the first few chapters you are brought into the fact that even though the 'seem' to tell each other everything, each of them is keeping secrets from the other. Which is always a bad idea because eventually it will blow up. I gave this book 4 Stars. I honestly really loved reading the bits about Charley. She's a true 15 year old girl and even though I'm far above that age group, I have a daughter that age and Marcie writes the storyline so real that you feel like you're there with Charley. I loved her friends, her drama and her relationship with her mom and moms friends. The book was a slow read for me, which is rare on my part, I'm not sure if I couldn't fully immerse myself into it because of this head cold I've had or if it really was just kind of a slow moving story. Either way it didn't detour me from reading until the very last page and closing it knowing I have to read more of Marcie. What I Loved: -Charley's storyline. I think she was my favorite character. -The unfolding of the secrets Louise and Sam were keeping. Who doesn't love a good best friends story? -Marcie is a great writer, and the realism of the story was one of the best I've read. What I didn't Love: -The story was a bit slow for me. What I thought of the Cover: -LOVE the cover! Gorgeous and ties in with Marcie's other book style wise. I'd definitely check it out if I saw it on the shelf. to read my full review check out