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Master Chef Jamie Onassis has used every penny she has to buy a beautiful country inn she plans to turn into a five-star restaurant. Unfortunately, the inn turns out to be a "handyman's special" and, without the skills or capital to make the necessary repairs, Jamie risks losing everything.

Home and garden expert Valkyrie Valentine is a rising star among the do-it-yourself set. A seemingly perfect homemaker, Valkyrie seems destined to become the next Martha Stewart - as long as no one discovers her embarrassing little secret: she can't cook.

Media mogul Sheila Thintowski is a woman on a mission. ever since meeting the dazzling, dynamic Valkyrie Valentine, she's been determined to interview her - up-close and extremely personally. Sheila suspects that Valkyrie's hands-on skills extend well beyond home improvement - and she's looking for some private lessons.

©1998 Karin Kallmaker (P)2020 Tantor

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Great combination

Take a writer like Karin Kallmaker, add a narrator like Abby Craden to that mix add food, drama and renovations of an old inn, and you got yourself a pure pleasure.

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Rebuilding A Dream

Jamie Onassis, Master Chef, used her inheritance to buy the beautiful country inn where she grew up. Valykie Valentine offers free labor to renovate the inn if she can use it to interview for a show on home and gardens and get free cooking lessons. So she can become the next “Martha Steward”, who also wears a tool belt. It’s gotta be a disaster. Great narration and fun story. Recommend.