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From Pasta to Pigfoot: Second Helpings





Pasta fanatic Faye Bonsu seems to have it all; a drop-dead gorgeous and successful boyfriend, a
bourgeoning career as an interior designer and a rent-free mansion in leafy Hampstead to call home. But with all her friends shifting into yummy mummy mode, a man who seems to have no desire to put a ring on it, tricky clients, and an attractive and very single boss, things are not quite as straightforward as they might appear.

Hoping to escape from her suddenly complicated life and revive her wilting romance, Faye returns to sunny Ghana for what she hopes will be the time of her life. But life doesn’t always offer second chances and when disaster strikes, she is forced to confront the biggest question of her life and to make a choice that comes with consequences she will have to live with forever.

Author’s Comment


Second Helpings is about the people we’ve all known – the boyfriend who never seems ready to commit, the merciless boss who makes you struggle for promotion, the mother-in-law that drives everyone crazy,the bridezilla you love but want to kill – and the situations we face when we’re trying to have it all!

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Frances Mensah Williams
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by Anonymous on Frances Mensah Williams

‘Another triumph. I loved her first book and now I love the second. I went on another emotional rollercoaster with many laugh out loud
moments and a few tears…Someone has got to turn these books into a film and when they do, I will be first in the queue to watch them.’

by Anonymous on Frances Mensah Williams

‘I loved reading 'From Pasta to Pigfoot' so much that I had to go in for 'Second Helpings'. The book was engaging from start to finish. It was captivating in such a way that I could feel the emotions of the main character. There are so many interesting and funny characters which adds humour to the story. I would truly recommend both books as a must read.’

by Anonymous on Frances Mensah Williams

‘Superb! Like the first, it had me speechless in places and I just couldn't put it down. I read it within three days because I had to find out what happened next. I hope there will be more in series. Really love that it is a book has a romantic/chick lit type style but with African protagonists.’

by Anonymous on Frances Mensah Williams

‘I was so excited when I heard that there was a sequel and it did not disappoint. A fantastic continuation of the story from the first book with lots of twists and turns in the plot. Like the first book, I could not put this one down either and I'm looking forward to reading them again!’

by Anonymous on Frances Mensah Williams

‘Absolutely loved the sequel and couldn't put it down. Excellent storyline and continuation. Without sounding corny, can we have another, please.’

by Anonymous on Frances Mensah Williams

‘This novel is full of life, colour, good times and bad, but above all is about relationships, whether with family, colleagues, good friends or partners. I really enjoyed it.’

by Anonymous on Frances Mensah Williams

‘What is really special about this book and what made me love it was reading about a fun mix of characters all from different backgrounds and a female protagonist of Ghanaian origin, who was no different from any other protagonist in a typical modern romantic novel. Obviously, I read it in one sitting!’

by Anonymous on Frances Mensah Williams

‘When I finished the first book, I went straight onto "Second Helpings", which I also thoroughly enjoyed and it kept me up late a few nights, when I just couldn't put it down.’

by Anonymous on Frances Mensah Williams

‘Love, love love. Another brilliant read! Every page as tasty as the last making it hard to put the book down. Faye, Rocky and the whole family feel like old friends you always look forward to catching up with…tell me would it be greedy to ask for thirds?’