Mrs Quinn's Rise to Fame

Mrs Quinn's Rise to Fame



'As delicious and comforting as a freshly baked sponge. A most, heartwarming story and delightful debut' Ruth Jones, bestselling author of Love Untold

'An absolute delight. A lovely novel full of warmth, courage and heart, Jenny Quinn is a heroine you’ll cheer for every step of the way' A J Pearce, bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird

'A charming, heartfelt and uplifting novel about love, family and the emotive power of home baking. I loved every minute of it!' Libby Page, bestselling author of The Lido

'Perfectly baked, utterly delicious, and completely moreish. Mrs Quinn is destined to become the nation's favourite' Clare Pooley, bestselling author of The Authenticity Project

'Bake Off fans, don’t miss this! Delectable food writing and a quietly loveable heroine' Daily Mail


Mrs Quinn is the unlikely star of Britain's favourite baking show, but could her newfound stardom cause her biggest secret to unravel?

Jennifer Quinn has a secret. Her love of baking has just won her a spot as a contestant on a primetime TV show. It's only the second time in fifty-nine years that she's kept something from her beloved husband Bernard.

She's about to be whisked into an unfamiliar world of cameras, timed challenges and celebrity judges. She could be in with a chance of being crowned the best baker in Britain.

But, as Mrs Quinn's quiet ambitions turn into unexpected stardom, the other secret she's been keeping is in danger of resurfacing. It was supposed to stay hidden forever.

Will Mrs Quinn rise to the challenge? Or, will her success become a recipe for disaster?


'A warm-hearted book that rises to the top with its delightful story and wonderful characters' Phaedra Patrick, bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

'Soul-enriching . . . From its enticing setting to its perfect ending, Mrs. Quinn’s Rise To Fame is absolutely marvellous. Like a great dessert, you’ll wish you could come back for more' J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest

'Delightful and heartwarming, Mrs. Quinn's Rise to Fame is the ultimate comfort read and a sweet reminder that it's never too late to pursue our dreams' Margarita Montimore, bestselling author of Oona Out of Order

'Uplifting and empowering' Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is


  • As delicious and comforting as a freshly baked sponge. A most heartwarming story and delightful debut.
    Ruth Jones, bestselling author of Love Untold

About the author

Olivia Ford

Olivia Ford has spent the last ten years in entertainment TV, most recently as a story producer. Olivia is a graduate of the Faber Academy where she wrote the beginnings of Mrs Quinn's Rise to Fame, which was longlisted for the 2021 Women's Prize Trust's Discoveries Prize. Raised in Lincolnshire, Olivia now lives in London.
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