Between trying to navigate a divorce, neely is struggling to make sense of her own conflicting emotions, and handle the reappearance of her long-absent father, explore a new relationship, much less those of her hard-to-please bride. A crisp tang of citrus that is at once poignant and familiar, sharpening the senses and opening the mind to possibilities once known and long forgotten.
. The two are unable to agree on a single wedding detail, and their bickering leaves Neely’s intuition frustratingly silent—right when she needs it most. The author of the cake therapist returns with another sweet and emotional tale featuring Neely, the baker with a knack for finding exactly the right flavor for any occasion.
. Claire “neely” Davis is no ordinary pastry chef. Her flavor combinations aren’t just a product of a well-honed palate: she can “taste” people’s emotions, sensing the ingredients that will touch her customers’ souls. Her gift has never failed her—until she meets a free-spirited bride-to-be and her overbearing society mother.
But as she embarks on a flavorful quest to craft the perfect wedding celebration, she’ll uncover a family history that sheds light on both the missing ingredients and her own problems—and illustrates how the sweet and sour in life often combine to make the most delicious memories.
The Cake Therapist
The bakery she opens in her hometown is perfect, some dark, Neely has a sense of secrets, just what she’s always dreamed of—and yet, as she meets her new customers, intimate, some perhaps with tempting possibilities. Getting to the end of this story may be just what she needs to help herself. Every great chef can taste shimmering, elusive flavors that most of us miss, but Neely can “taste” feelings—cinnamon makes you remember; plum is pleased with itself; orange is a wake-up call.
When flavor and feeling give neely a glimpse of someone’s inner self, overcome fear, she can customize her creations to help that person celebrate love, even mourn a devastating loss. Maybe that’s why she feels the need to go home to Millcreek Valley at a time when her life seems about to fall apart.
. A fiction debut that will leave you wanting seconds, from an award-winning cookbook author. Claire “neely” o’Neil is a pastry chef of extraordinary talent. A recurring flavor of alarming intensity signals to her perfect palate a long-ago story that must be told. Neely has always been able to help everyone else.
The Secret Ingredient of Wishes: A Novel
When the consequences threaten to ruin everything she’s begun to build in Nowhere, Rachel must come to terms with who she is and what she can do, or risk losing the people she’s starting to love—and her chance at happiness—all over again. Rachel isn’t on the road long before she runs out of gas in a town that’s not on her map: Nowhere, North Carolina—also known as the town of “Lost and Found.
In nowhere, rachel is taken in by a spit-fire old woman, Catch, who possesses a strange gift of her own: she can bind secrets by baking them into pies. And sometimes the consequences are disastrous. 26-year-old rachel monroe has spent her whole life trying to keep a very unusual secret: she can make wishes come true.
As she settles into the small town, Rachel hopes her own secrets will stay hidden, but wishes start piling up everywhere Rachel goes. Rachel also meets catch’s neighbor, ashe, a Southern gentleman with a complicated past, who makes her want to believe in happily-ever-after for the first time in her life.
So when rachel accidentally grants an outlandish wish for the first time in years, she decides it’s time to leave her hometown—and her past—behind for good.
The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
In the face of her mother’s failing health and her daughter’s rebellion, this optimist might find that piecing together the truth is the push she needs to let go. One big secret. Seven days. Too bad there’s no chance of that. Instead, gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G’s, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband.
But when lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family secret Lorraine's kept hidden for forty years. Three generations. The author of the coincidence of Coconut Cake unfolds a mother-daughter story told by three women whose time to reckon with a life-altering secret is running out. Gina zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, May, and her sullen teenage daughter, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, snubbing her.
Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries.
The Simplicity of Cider: A Novel
Don’t miss amy’s newest work of women’s fiction: the optimist’s Guide to Letting Go!Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her family’s apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Fall in love with the simplicity of cider, the charming new novel about a prickly but gifted cider-maker whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a handsome man and his young son at her family’s careworn orchard by the author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Luck, Love & Lemon Pie.
Single dad isaac banks has spent years trying to shield his son Sebastian from his troubled mother. As sanna’s formerly simple life becomes increasingly complicated, she finds solace in unexpected places—friendship with young Sebastian and something more deliciously complex with Isaac—until an outside threat infiltrates the farm.
Isaac’s helping hands are much appreciated at the apple farm, even more when Sanna’s father is injured in an accident. Chance—or fate—led them straight to Sanna’s orchard. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brother’s attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land.
Fleeing heartbreak at home, Isaac packed up their lives and the two headed out on an adventure, driving across the country. From the warm and funny Amy E. Reichert, the simplicity of cider is a charming love story with a touch of magic, perfect for fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Gayle Forman.
Dreaming in Chocolate: A Novel
Now penelope must give in to her fate or face a future of regrets. Dreaming in chocolate by susan bishop Crispell is a heartwarming story of love, hot chocolate, and one little girl’s wish for her mother. And not just any dad. The other, more practical part, is determined to protect Ella from the same heartbreak.
. Ella has her sights set on noah gregory, her biological father who’s back in town for a few months – and as charming as ever. Noah broke penelope’s heart years ago, but now part of her wonders if she made the right decision to keep the truth of their daughter from him. The one sticking point is Ella’s latest request: get a dad.
Come for the life-changing chocolates and opinionated apothecary table, stay for the enchanting eight-year old and complicated secrets. Amy reichert, author of the coincidence of coconut CakeWith an endless supply of magical gifts and recipes from the hot chocolate café Penelope Dalton runs alongside her mother, she is able to give her daughter almost everything she wants.
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé…until the morning she discovers him in the buff—with an intern. Witty yet gruff british transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym.
And don’t forget to check out Amy E. You’ve got mail meets how to eat a cupcake in this delightful novel about a talented chef and the food critic who brings down her restaurant—whose chance meeting turns into a delectable romance of mistaken identities. In downtown milwaukee, wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success.
Reichert’s fun new novel The Simplicity of Cider, available now! It’s only a matter of time before the two fall in love…but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future? Set in the lovely, quirky heart of Wisconsin, mistaken identity, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is a charming love story of misunderstandings, and the power of food to bring two people together.
The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service—he unleashes his worst. As they chat, al playfully challenges lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game—but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life.
The day that al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication.
Luck, Love & Lemon Pie
But when she’s forced to choose between her family and her new exciting lifestyle, the stakes may be higher than she thought and MJ will have to play her hand carefully…or risk losing it all. Intoxicated with newfound freedom, mJ begins spending more time at the gambling tables and less with her family, finally carving out for herself a place outside her role of wife and mother.
Don’t miss Amy E. From the author of the “clever, creative, and sweetly delicious” kirkus Reviews The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and the forthcoming Simplicity of Cider comes a novel about an exasperated wife and mother who makes a play to reignite her marriage—and risks everything in a gamble she hopes is a sure bet.
When milwaukee-area wife and mother mj boudreaux notices her husband Chris seems more interested in the casino than her, she’s more bothered that she isn’t upset than by her husband’s absence. After a string of great wins, MJ finds herself in Vegas, attracting the attention of a certain magnetic poker star.
Reichert’s sparkling new novel The Simplicity of Cider, available now! Increasingly unhappy at home, she turns to the felt top of the poker table for comfort. She picks up poker as a way for them to spend more time together—and reignite their marital flame. Although the game doesn’t give her the quality time with Chris that she’d hoped, MJ finds she has a knack for it.
Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe: A Novel
Heather webber's midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm. Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that anna kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café.
It was supposed to be a quick trip to close the café and settle her grandmother’s estate, but despite her best intentions to avoid forming ties or even getting to know her father’s side of the family, Anna Kate finds herself inexplicably drawn to the quirky Southern town her mother ran away from so many years ago, and the mysterious blackbird pie everybody can’t stop talking about.
As the truth about her past slowly becomes clear, Anna Kate will need to decide if this lone blackbird will finally be able to take her broken wings and fly. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
The Book Charmer
A mesmerizing fusion of the mystical and the everyday” Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author, The Book Charmer is a heartwarming story about the magic of books that feels more than a little magical itself. New york times bestselling author Karen Hawkins crafts an unforgettable story about a sleepy Southern town, two fiercely independent women, and a truly magical friendship.
Sarah dove is no ordinary bookworm. The problem is, grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. When sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. It takes a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, but Grace ultimately embraces the challenge to rescue her charmed new community.
Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler. In her quest, she discovers the tantalizing promise of new love, the deep strength that comes from having a true friend, and the power of finding just the right book.
If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs. Prepare to fall under its spell. To her, they breathe, books have always been more than just objects: they live, and sometimes they even speak.
The Recipe Box: A Novel The Heirloom Novels
As sam discovers what matters most she opens her heart to a man she left behind, but who now might be the key to her happiness. When the chef embarrasses Sam, she quits and returns home. Filled with cherished memories and treasured recipes, The Recipe Box is a touching tribute to the women and food that unite us and connect our past to the present.
Richard paul evans, #1 new york times bestselling author"an easy, delightful novel" –Good HousekeepingIn The Recipe Box, bestselling beloved author Viola Shipman spins a tale about a lost young woman and the family recipe box that changes her life. Growing up in northern michigan, samantha “Sam” Mullins felt trapped on her family’s orchard and pie shop, so she left with dreams of making her own mark in the world.
But life as an overworked, undervalued sous chef at a reality star’s New York bakery is not what Sam dreamed. Unemployed, and grandmother, single, she spends a summer working on her family’s orchard cooking and baking alongside the women in her life—including her mother, and defeated, Deana, Willo.
One beloved, her family’s history, flour-flecked, Sam begins to learn about and understand the women in her life, ink-smeared recipe at a time, and her passion for food through their treasured recipe box.