If the shelves are dusty and the pots don’t shine, it’s because I have better things to do with my time.
Better things to do with your time like reading! Once you see all the selections for this month, you definitely be saying that spring cleaning can wait. Check out the March women’s fiction smorgasbord. Paraphrasing the LAY'S® commercial—bet you can’t just pick one!
Recipe for Disaster by Stacey Ballis
To an outside observer, Anneke Stroudt is a mess—her shirts are stained, her fingernails stubby, her language colorful. But, despite her flaws, Anneke’s life is close to perfect. She has a beautiful historic house to restore and a loving fiancé who cooks like a dream.
Until Anneke’s charmed existence falls apart when she loses both her job and her future husband in one terrible day. In need of a new start, she packs up her disgruntled schnauzer and moves into her half-finished home, where she throws her pent-up frustration—and what little savings she has—into finishing the renovation.
But at the first step into the house’s overhaul, Anneke is sidetracked when she discovers a mysterious leather-bound book, long hidden away, filled with tempting recipes and steamy secrets from Gemma Ditmore-Smythe, the cook for the house’s original owners. Slowly, with the help of some delicious food and Emma’s life lessons, Anneke begins to realize that, just like a flawless recipe, she’s been waiting for the right ingredients to cook up a perfect life all along…
Strengths: Atypical heroine; Great combination of house remodeling and cooking; Wonderful insight into imperfect relationships and female friendships; HEA.
Measure of Love: Teaspoon
Introspection Level: Low
Thoughts: Perfect book for HGTV fans.