From the New York Times best-selling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous and Always Something There to Remind Me comes a delicious new novel about the search for true love and all the ingredients that go into it.
As far as Gemma is concerned, her days of dating are over. In fact, it’s her job to cater other peoples’ dates, and that’s just fine by her. At 37, she has her own business, working as a private chef, and her life feels full and secure. She’s got six steady clients that keep her hands full.
There’s Lex, the fussy but fabulous department store owner who loves Oysters Rockefeller and 1950s comfort food; Willa, who needs to lose weight under doctor’s orders but still believes butter makes everything better; a colorful family who may or may not be part of the Russian mob; an überwealthy Georgetown family; the picture-perfect Van Houghtens, whose matriarch is “allergic to everything”; and finally, a man she calls “Mr. Tuesday,” whom she has never met but who she is strangely drawn to.
For Gemma, cooking is predictable. Recipes are certain. Use good ingredients, follow the directions, and you are assured success. Life, on the other hand, is full of variables. So when Gemma’s takes an unexpected turn on a road she always thought was straight and narrow, she must face her past and move on in ways she never would have imagined. Because sometimes in life, all you need is a little hope, a lot of courage, and - oh yes - butter.
©2012 Beth Harbison (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
May induce appetite.
I love the personality Orlagh brings to the characters.
No, just some laughs and smiles with a few heart warming moments thrown in.
Great choice when you need a break between heavier books.
More depth than typical for this sort of book. Fairly predictable but not stupidly so. I enjoyed the book and appreciated the fine narration. Characterization was mostly strong. Reminded me, sort-of, of Barbara O'Neal's writing.
Excellent book to listen to. I thought the performance was great and narrator also made me laugh. Description of the different clients the cater had was great.
An Accountant with no time to sit and read a book. My passion is fly fishing and my audiobooks keep my company on my drive.
What a slice of life in one super read. I did not want this story to end. Orlagh Cassidey, as always, a voice that I could listen to all day.
Reading a story is one thing but when listening to a story the narration is what helps to develop the characters, the surroundings...the story. I have listened to all books by BH and look forward to the next!
Very boring with no real story.
Instead of one person telling a story like it's a diary, I would have liked more characters.
'When in Doubt, Add Butter' is a light-hearted, lovely read.
It is not an overly complex plot, but there is enough interest to keep the reader listening.
Orlagh Cassidy is a terrific narrator-- her voice is enjoyable and she modulates her delivery to keep the reader interested.
I can't name just one character who was a favorite in this book, I had many favorites-- there were many likeable and interesting characters...
I thought it was a cute story. Will I think about it now after I am done with it, nope. But it kept me entertained and I liked the characters. I really thought that Orlagh Cassidy did a great job.
Yes, I loved it and loved how the main characters didn't know each other but still interacted in meaningful ways.
When she's sitting in front of his door, trying to call her client.
When she knocks over the water on the note, and he hands her a landscapers? card in the grocery store.
yes. absolutely. I've actually listened to it several times now.
Great book, good job, can't wait for more...
The book was sort of ho hum. I didn't dislike it, but it didn't make an impression on me either. I did finish it - but I'd get distracted while listening, and didn't feel the need to backtrack and pick up the thread of the story.
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