The Lost Recipe for Happiness
In this sumptuous new novel, Barbara O’Neal offers readers a celebration of food, family, and love as a woman searches for the elusive ingredient we’re all hoping to find….It’s the opportunity Elena Alvarez has been waiting for–the challenge of running her own kitchen in a world-class restaurant.... show more
In this sumptuous new novel, Barbara O’Neal offers readers a celebration of food, family, and love as a woman searches for the elusive ingredient we’re all hoping to find….It’s the opportunity Elena Alvarez has been waiting for–the challenge of running her own kitchen in a world-class restaurant. Haunted by an accident of which she was the lone survivor, Elena knows better than anyone how to survive the odds. With her faithful dog, Alvin, and her grandmother’s recipes, Elena arrives in Colorado to find a restaurant in as desperate need of a fresh start as she is–and a man whose passionate approach to food and life rivals her own. Owner Julian Liswood is a name many people know but a man few do. He’s come to Aspen with a troubled teenage daughter and a dream of the kind of stability and love only a family can provide. But for Elena, old ghosts don’t die quietly, yet a chance to find happiness at last is worth the risk.
Publish date: 2008-12-30
Publisher: Bantam Discovery
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Food And Drink
, Contemporary Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Magical Realism
I'm never much for romance books, however I reas almost every food related book I come across. This book comes with legit recipes and is a story of a damaged person who hides behind walls she built around herself until that one special person comes along and as Robin Williams says in Good Will Hunti...
This book is mostly a contemporary romance with a twist. Elena is a sous chef who is fired by the executive chef and ex-lover when an article in the local newspaper is more about her than the restaurant. The owner of the restaurant Julian Liswood wants her to be executive chef in his new Aspen rest...
found at a church picnic. quick chick lit read with recipes. there were some plot issues that could have been more developed
This book started out very intense, but then quickly lost my attention for the first half. I'm not a foodie - so all of the food descriptions that went on and on started to make me lose interest. I also felt a little lost when, out of no where, the ghost of Isobel showed up without any explanation...
A well written story, but to be honest, I'm not sure if I liked it or not. I did finish it, so that's a plus, and I'm relatively sure this was the author's debut novel, and as such it's pretty impressive. There were parts I liked, some more then others, and parts I like didn't, again some more then...