The Love Goddess' Cooking School
ISBN: 1410435792
EAN13: 9781410435798
Language: English
Pages: 426
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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From the bestselling author of See Jane Date and The Secret of Joy comes a charming, warm-hearted story about a woman's search for happiness after inheriting her grandmother's cooking school.

When Holly Maguire inherits Camilla's Cucinotta, her late grandmother's home-based Italian cooking school in Blue Crab Island, Maine, twelve of the sixteen students for the upcoming fall class drop out. After all, Holly isn't a seventy-five-year-old Milanese love goddess, whose secret sauces had aphrodisiac properties and whose kitchen table fortune-telling often came true. Holly, a broken-hearted thirty-year-old who's never found her niche, can barely cook at all. But she's determined to keep her beloved grandmother's legacy alive. Armed with Camilla's hand-scrawled recipe book, Holly welcomes her students: apprentice Mia, a twelve-year-old desperate to learn to cook Italian to stop her divorced father from marrying his ditzy girlfriend; Juliet, Holly's childhood friend grieving for her newborn--and the marriage she left behind on the mainland; Simon, struggling to be an every-other-weekend dad to his young son after his wife left him; and Tamara, a single thirty-something yearning for love.

Mixing fervent wishes and bittersweet memories with simmering sauces and delectable Italian dishes, Holly and the students of The Love Goddess' Cooking School create their own recipes for happiness and become masters of their own fortunes.

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   A cute little story...
There was a cute little story. The issues should have been caught in the editing. The author was a former editor. One red flag for me was the fact that Jodie punched Liam in the stomach during the break- up. That was supposed to be funny? If Liam punched his ex- wife in the face when she came back into the story, would it have been taken as such? The cooking added to the story but I wasn't sure how it was done. It's a cute little story but like chewing a big piece of bubblegum when you' re over 35.
   You'll fall in love with the protagonist's grandmother.
I found this book when I was looking for a new book. Not an imitation, just as good. A great cast of characters. You will fall in love with the grandmother. The use of fortune- telling is both clever and cute. The main character doesn't find her place in the world as much as she learns to trust herself in the process. There is a lot of determination and work. It's nice to see a female character who is smart without being mean, who is compassionate without being a door mat, and who makes respectable decisions. A fun book with a lot of heart. The list of recipes in the back didn't include the recipe for lasagna. There is a lot of narrative chemistry among the women.
   Not for dieters
Not sure if someone can fall in and out of love so quickly but I found myself cheering the main character. If you want to read this book on an empty stomach, you need to know that mastering her grandmother's Italian recipes will cause you to eat more than you should. At the end of the book, some of the recipes are included. It's!