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When in Doubt, Add Butter - Beth Harbison
When in Doubt, Add Butter
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous and Always Something There to Remind Me, When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison a delicious new novel about the search for true love and all the ingredients that go into it.As far as Gemma is concerned, her days of dating... show more
From the New York Times bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous and Always Something There to Remind Me, When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison a delicious new novel about the search for true love and all the ingredients that go into it.As far as Gemma is concerned, her days of dating are over. In fact, it’s her job to cater other peoples’ dates, and that’s just fine by her. At thirty-seven, she has her own business, working as a private chef, and her life feels full and secure. She’s got six steady clients that keep her hands full. There’s Lex, the fussy but fabulous department store owner who loves Oysters Rockefeller and 1950s comfort food; Willa, who needs to lose weight under doctor’s orders but still believes butter makes everything better; a colorful family who may or may not be part of the Russian mob; an überwealthy Georgetown family; the picture-perfect Van Houghtens, whose matriarch is “allergic to everything”; and finally, a man she calls “Mr. Tuesday,” whom she has never met but who she is strangely drawn to. For Gemma, cooking is predictable. Recipes are certain. Use good ingredients, follow the directions, and you are assured success. Life, on the other hand, is full of variables. So when Gemma’s takes an unexpected turn on a road she always thought was straight and narrow, she must face her past and move on in ways she never would have imagined. Because sometimes in life, all you need is a little hope, a lot of courage, and---oh yes---butter.  
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312599096 (0312599099)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
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bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
4.0 When in Doubt, Add Butter
The Characters: Gemma The Story: I need Ms. Harbison to write more books and faster. Also I need the publisher to hop to it as far as getting audiobooks produced. These books always seem to have the perfect narrator to bring these stories to life. And once you get hooked you’re in for the long haul....
JackieLoz
JackieLoz rated it
2.0 When in Doubt, Add Butter
I received this book as a giveaway from Goodreads. Thanks, Goodreads! This book was definitely not my cup of tea. I really don't like chick lit. It's the story a Gemma a 37 year old personal chef, unmarried and doesn't think she has much of prospect. She dedicates herself to her clients who are...
Rashika, The Book Owl
Rashika, The Book Owl rated it
2.0 When in Doubt Add Butter by Beth Harbison
*sad face* I kind of expected a lot more, everything was going so great until it wasn't. Am I going to keep on getting disappointed like this?
The one that got away.
The one that got away. rated it
4.0
Well, you get my point: You've go one life with zero guarantees, so you do your best, adapt if possible, and keep on breathing. I recommend striving for happiness, but many opt for duty and responsibility. Mileage varies.
Sarah (The Brazen Bookworm)
Sarah (The Brazen Bookworm) rated it
4.0
(Audio) Very enjoyable read that falls somewhere between chick lit and women's fiction. Funny and light while still touching on some serious real life issues, and Gemma is a fun first-person narrator. Predictable? Yes, but that Harbison's dialogue and plotting keeps it entertaining. Orlagh Cassid...
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