Tabitha McClelland knows accepting a job as a Harvey House waitress can be risky. Traveling alone to the rough-and-tumble West just isn't done by young ladies of good breeding. But far more dangerous is her powerful attraction to Adam Foster. Family means everything to the widowed chef, but the self-sufficient Tabitha cherishes her freedom above all else.
Adam is captivated by the fiercely independent Tabitha. Fraternizing with the female employees is strictly forbidden, but the Harvey Girl awakens feelings too compelling to ignore. Can Adam convince Tabby to share his dream of a future in California - together?
©2015 Cynthia Hickey (P)2015 Cynthia Hickey
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This story takes place along the route to California back in the 1800s, I would guess. Tabitha is a young woman, single and trying to earn a living on her way to California. She has found her niche in waitressing for the version of the 1980/90's Howard Johnson's.
Adam Foster is a cook at these establishments. He is widowed and not looking for anything but to survive and support his family.
There are very strict rules against fraternization between employees. It seems that everyone is keeping an eye out so as to tattle on anyone making "inappropriate" comments and or behavior.
Midway through the story, Adam gets the message that his mother is quite ill. He rushes back to be with her. It is during the separation that Tabitha and Adam really understand that they are lonely without one another.
I appreciate the authors work and her Christian theme throughout. The story seemed to be very slow. With 30 minutes left I was still waiting for the story to pick up.
However, Meghan Kelly is amazing, as usual. She kept me engaged and listening lots longer than I would have, had I been reading it on my own or the story being performed by another narrator.
I don't really know how to rate this one other than on performance which I easily give a solid 5 stars. The story line was good but it just took so long to get anywhere that I found myself floundering and losing interest.
There is nothing to note regarding warnings for any potential listeners.
This could easily be rated PG, if not milder, because it was a nice, sweet, innocent Christian story.
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my review. I will give the author another chance in the future and hope for a more direct and intriguing plot. Meghan Kelly, the narrator, has my attention on just about anything she chooses to perform.
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I really liked this book and would rank it about 6 out of 10 of all of the books I've listened to.
I would definitely recommend this book to my friends because it is quite delightful and full of interesting scenerios.
Yes I have listened to Meghan Kelly before and this one if one of her best performances ever.
I didn't have any extreme reactions but I did thoroughly enjoy it from beginning to end.
I loved thinking about how women "back in the day" had to deal with so many obstacles and yet they seem to always come through with flying colors.
Cooking With Love is an adorable historical romance! I learned a lot about Harvey Girls. I had never heard of Harvey Girls before. It was an eye opener about that time period and what it was like to be a "working girl." I thoroughly enjoyed the story.
The narrator did a good job with the story. There were times when I couldn't tell between the narration and one of the character's voices, though. Sometimes the voices were similar. Other than that, she did a great job.
I loved the historical parts of this book. It tells of all the mores of the times and how difficult the standards were to a Harvey girl,.
Tabitha was my favorite character because it tells of her inner fight of with herself over her model of what she thought her life was going to be.
Megan Kelly brings Tabby to life. She brings all the characters to life, but her portrayal of Tabby is great/
I was moved at the ending. I cried happy tears. Nice ending.
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