18167006This is another story I probably wouldn’t have read if a friend hadn’t loaned it to me. I hadn’t read any of Ruth Reichl books but after reading Delicious I picked up another one today.

A young woman, Billie Breslin, flee’s her home and family in California for a fresh start in New York with a food magazine. The sometimes zany staff at the magazine embrace her and she starts on a journey that includes finding a hidden room in the old mansion the magazine owns.

In the hidden room are letters written to a renowned chef during World War II. They hold a wealth of knowledge on what people ate during the time of rations along with a vivid picture of how families surveyed this beyond difficult time.

The letters, written by a twelve year old girl, inspire Billie to come to terms with her own fears and allows her to open her heart to love.

This novel paints a vivid word picture of rich friendships, family love, and courage in a beautiful, refreshing and  well written voice.

Happy reading.



11 responses to “Delicious!

  1. Valerie J. Patterson

    Definitely sounds like a good read. Will look for it!

  2. Oooh, sounds like an uplifting story. 🙂

  3. Sounds good have put it on my list. Thank you.

  4. Another one for the TBR pile!

  5. Jane and Tricia, if your TBR piles look anything like mine be sure to put it on top. I could be into the next decade before finding the bottom of mine. 🙂 🙂

  6. This sounds perfect. Trouble is, so many books, not enough time to read and which one next to pick up.

  7. Sounds awesome. Love the cover too. Jillian

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