A surprising, smart, charming novel that shows every day is a second chance.
If you love Offspring and the 'opposites attract' charm of The Rosie Project, you will love this story!
Lucy Muir is leaving her husband. It's complicated. They're joint owners and chefs at one of the best restaurants in town, so making a clean break is tough. But, let's face it, a woman can only take so much cheating, recipe stealing and lack of good grace.
Despondently driving around the back streets of Woolloomooloo one night, Lucy happens upon an old, empty terrace that was once the city's hottest restaurant: Fortune. One minute she's peering through grimy windows into an abandoned space, the next she's planning a pop-up bistro.
When Lucy fires up Fortune's old kitchen she discovers a little red recipe book that belonged to the former chef, the infamous Frankie Summers. As she cries over the ingredients for Frankie's French Onion Soup, she imagines what Fortune was like in its heyday. It's strange, Lucy can sense Frankie beside her, almost see him there ...
This fiery chef, who lived with a passion for food and women in almost equal measure, just might help Lucy cook herself up a better life. But is she brave enough to believe?
**INCLUDES an extract from J.D.'s new novel, The Upside of Over, publishing in July 2018**
The Secret Recipe for Second Chances
I loved this book. It was an engaging, fast read. Entertaining and clever, with enough heart to really feed your soul. I plan to try the recipes and can't wait to hear more from this talented new author. I plan to introduce my Bookclub to this gem.