THE LOVE GODDESS' COOKING SCHOOL
From the author of See Jane Date, which was adapted into an ABC Family TV movie, comes this charming, if predictable, read. Senate does an excellent job of building relatable characters readers will find themselves rooting for every step of the way. The connection she builds between people and food is especially comforting, and you’ll be craving Italian food in no time.
Nursing a broken heart, Holly Maguire returns to her grandmother’s home on Blue Crab Island, Maine, where she spent so many happy times as a child. After her grandmother passes away unexpectedly, Holly is determined to preserve her memory by taking over Camilla’s Cucinotta, her grandmother’s Italian cooking school. There’s just one problem — Holly doesn’t know how to cook!
Holly’s first class consists of only four students, all of whom are also heartbroken for reasons of their own. But with the power of food and memories binding them, this band of wounded souls becomes just the therapy everyone needs to put their lives back together. Includes an appendix of four recipes. (GALLERY, Oct., 326 pp., $15.00)