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Reaching for the Stars

Author(s): Janice Horton

Location(s): Scotland

Genre(s): Adventure, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

Reaching for the Stars
Scottish celebrity chef Finn McDuff is media stalked and disillusioned after winning his third star and losing his third wife. He decides he’s had enough of all the food campaigns, the TV cookery shows, the constant frenzy surrounding his private life and, after giving up all his accolades and closing down his Edinburgh restaurant, he disappears.

With the enfant terrible of the kitchen missing, two rival city newspapers, having lost their media meal ticket, compete against each other to whip up further public curiosity in the missing chef.

Love him or hate him, everyone is out looking for Chef McDuff.

“Finn is a real hero and I absolutely loved him. He reminded me of my favourite Scottish chef, the adorable Tom Kitchin. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.” Mad About Books

“A wonderful plot and some extremely engaging characters all bundled together in a steamy Scottish kitchen!” Lou Graham – Book Blogger

“I found it fun to imagine one of the top celebrity chefs losing their marbles and giving it all up. What an amazing story that would be to follow in the tabloids.” Turning the Pages

“I love the way that Janice writes. Her words flow so easily from page to page. You get so involved with the story that you feel that you are playing a star role in the book.” Kim The Bookworm

“Well done Janice Horton you have got the 5 star from me….” Rea Book Reviews.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021