Mileti’s debut will be inspiring to women in all stages of their lives and careers. The sometimes spicy and temperamental main character undergoes great changes that accurately reflect the experiences one has while recovering from major life events. With in-depth descriptions of food and gourmet cooking, not only will this novel make you salivate, but the story itself is startlingly realistic without any of the expected melodrama, making for a moving and unforgettable read.
Mira Rinaldi is the co-owner of a successful Italian restaurant in New York City and an excellent gourmet cook. She has a beautiful baby girl and a group of wonderful, supportive friends. Then Mira’s world is turned upside down when she catches her husband with one of the restaurant’s sexy employees. Soon, Mira is attending anger management classes, on the path to becoming a single mother and in the middle of a stressful divorce case that may result in her losing the restaurant. Seeking a break, Mira flees to her family and friends in Pittsburgh to take stock of her life. It’s there that Mira is able to see her soon-to-be ex-husband for who he really is and is able to land new promising opportunities and relationships. (KENSINGTON, Sep., 384 pp., $15.00)