Lolly Winston

Sophie's Bakery For The Broken Hearted
  • Sophie's Bakery For The Broken Hearted

  • 36-year-old Sophie Stanton has lost her young husband to cancer. In an age where women are expected to be high-achievers, Sophie desperately wants to be a good widow - a graceful, composed Jackie Kennedy kind of widow. Alas, Sophie is more of a Jack Daniels kind. Guzzling cartons of ice-cream for breakfast, breaking down in the frozen food aisle of her local supermarket, showing up to work in her bathrobe and bunny slippers - soon she's not only lost her husband, but her job and her waistline. With nowhere to go but up, Sophie leaves California for Oregon and after several false starts opens her own fabulous bakery. Juggling the success of the bakery, her friends and her new life, Sophie proves that with enough humour and chutzpah it is possible to have life after loss. And falling in love again is all she needs...

Lolly Winston holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and is a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, and many others. She has taught classes in freelance writing, and published short fiction in The Sun. She lives with her husband in Northern California.