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COMING SOON: Secrets, Schemes and Sewing Machines by Katy Cannon

B4VQMtmIQAE6B_iGrace: This was supposed to be Grace’s starring year, until she opened the door to a family secret that changed everything. Now she’s stuck making costumes in Sewing Club and watching someone else play the lead role – unless she can find a way to win it back. Connor: Far from home and exiled to a new school, all Connor wants is to keep a low profile and get through the year. But agreeing to help his step-dad out with the school play means he’s soon caught up in Grace’s schemes. Grace had a plan for this year – and it didn’t involve learning to sew. But being out of the spotlight isn’t the disaster she imagined, even if Connor is convinced she’s still a diva extraordinaire. Can Grace prove she’s really changed and save the play from the sidelines, even though her family is coming apart at the seams? Published February 2015 by Stripes Publishing

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Love, Lies & Lemon Pies by Katy Cannon

llalpies_cSince her dad died, life hasn’t been the same for Lottie – it was easier to push her friends away than cope with their awkwardness. But when the school suggest she joins Bake Club to get her back on track, Lottie reluctantly agrees.

But Lottie’s uncertainty about Bake Club melts away as she rekindles her love of baking and gets caught up with Mac, the school rebel and another unwilling Bake Club member.

Both Lottie and Mac have secrets to keep, and as Bake Club progresses towards an end-of-year competition, the tension rises between the Bake Club members.

Can Lottie keep up the facade of her perfect life without the others finding out what’s really going on at home? Can Mac keep his demanding, heavy-handed father off his back – not to mention the school counsellor who’s written him off as a no-hoper? And can their bubbling romance survive the pressure?