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Publisher's Summary

Food, family, and secrets combine in Cathy Lamb's emotional and deeply honest novel as one woman discovers the recipes and life lessons that have shaped her family's past, and could guide her toward a second chance at happiness.

Two years ago, Olivia Martindale left behind her Montana hometown and her husband, Jace, certain it was the best decision for both of them. Back temporarily to protect her almost-adopted daughters from their biological mother, she discovers an old, handwritten cookbook in the attic. Its pages are stained and torn, their edges scorched by flame. Some have been smeared by water or tears. The recipes are written in different hands and in different languages. In between the pages are intriguing mementos, including a feather, a pressed rose, a charm, and unfamiliar photographs.

Hoping the recipes will offer a window into her grandmother's closely guarded past, Olivia decides to make each dish, along with their favorite family cake recipes, and video record her attempts. The result, like much of her life to date, involves a parade of near-disasters and chaotic appearances by her doctor mother, her blunt grandma, her short-tempered sister, and Olivia's two hilarious daughters. The project is messy, real - and an unintended hit with her viewers.

Even more surprising is the family history Olivia is uncovering, and her own reemerging ties to Montana, and to Jace. Generations of women have shared these recipes, offering strength and nourishment to each other and their loved ones. Now it's Olivia's turn to find healing - and determine where her home and her heart truly belong.

©2017 Cathy Lamb (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Overall good book

The one issue I had was how the main character kept going on and on about having sex with her husband, mentioned once or twice was ok - but over and over was just annoying

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A Fabulous Story

I so enjoyed this book. Beautifully written and produced. I could not stop listening. enjoy!

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Making myself try and finish this

I’m struggling to finish this book ... so many repetitions of same lines!! .. story being drug out way more hours than the plot involves or can entertain. Minimal climatic parts and confusing relationship between Olivia and Jace ...the mental back and forth back and forth ...and the mentioning of his muscles over and over .. we get it. The one narrator while she does the voices well , the swallowing noises and sounds are constant and distracting ... I will finish it, but not sure I will venture back with this author/narrator ... her book Henry’s sisters was amazing and narrators perfection .. maybe I had too high of hopes for this from other reviews.

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Couldn't stop listening

Such a beautiful story! I laugh out loud and cried... enjoyed and loved every character!

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Loved it, didn't want it to end

I want to now live in Montana and have a family like the Martindales and a husband like Jace with lots of adopted kids and live on a ranch. This is my first book I have read/listened to from Cathy Lamb and I loved it. The voices were superb and the writing was punchy and witty and tender all at the same time. I laughed out loud quite a few times. Great characters and great setting. Loved it and didn't want the book to end.

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S O Good

Oh my, this book has it all! Great wring and ,excellent narration by Lisa Flanagan and Kate Reading is excellent! I loved the book and recommend!

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really good book

loved it, love all the strong women and the diverse characters. very happy with this read.

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Awesome!

I love Cathy Lamb books. This one does not disappoint either! great story, read by great ladies! very enjoyable!

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Excellent and very moving realistic story <br />

The writer made me really fell the inner turmoil and how many decisions can be so very difficult and confusing.

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. great book entertaining storyline worst narrator

save your time and credit. the narrator is a drag. the story is great so read the book. such a shame because i love cathy lamb.