The Cosy Little Cupcake Van
I was blown away when I was contacted by the lovely Annette Hannah to do a cover reveal last year because when she told me the author was her I was shocked (but in a good way!) and here we are promoting her second book! I have an extract for you this time, so sit back and enjoy a short piece of The Cosy Little Cupcake Van.
Six months later
‘Camilla Lockley?’ asked the heavyset man who towered over her, blocking out the light as she placed the second of the boxes in the back of the car.
‘Yes, that’s me. Can I help you?’ She slammed the boot shut and made her way to the driver’s seat.
‘I’m from Bingley and Dobbs and I’m afraid we are repossessing this vehicle due to non-payment. The details are all here.’ He shoved a couple of scary-looking legal documents into her hand.
She tried to make sense of them, but the words seemed to dart around the page like ants on a pavement as her nerves got the better of her. The red stamp saying ‘Repossession’ across it though made it quite clear.
‘Can I have the keys please?’
‘Look, there must be some misunderstanding. I’ll be getting paid for this wedding cake in a couple of hours, so I’ll be able to pay this month’s instalment.’
‘I’m afraid it’s gone beyond that, miss, so can I just have the keys and I’ll be on my way?’
Resigned to the fact that this was a fight she couldn’t possibly win she lifted the two square white boxes from the boot, one by one, and carefully rested the heavier one on a sturdy hedge with the smaller one next to it.
‘I don’t suppose there’s any chance you could give me a lift is there?’ She gave him an exaggerated smile that she imagined made her look more delirious than friendly. He didn’t bother to respond and closed the boot with a slam. ‘Would you consider a cake in lieu of payment?’ she shouted to what used to be her little pink Fiat 500 as it sped off.
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