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Publisher's Summary

According to USA Today, best-selling author Lisa Wingate “dishes up fun and charm” with her touching romance novels. In Texas Cooking, Wingate tells the story of Colleen Collins, a big city reporter who thinks she’s seen and heard it all until she visits the tiny town of San Saline. Listeners from all walks of life will relish this tale of passion, new beginnings, and the comfortsof good food and good conversation.

©2003 Lisa Wingate (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Wingate's empathic writing style is beautifully suited to this contemporary romance in which the simple life is portrayed as heroic and romantic." (Booklist)

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Nice book!

I really liked this book. Nice uncomplicated story. The two main characters had good chemistry. The narrator did a great job! Credit well spent.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Jessica
  • Noble, OK, United States
  • 08-02-13

What a sweet story.

Texas was my first home and this really had me thinking of home. I enjoyed the several stories all wrapped in one.

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  • Retta
  • Yucaipa, CA, United States
  • 07-29-13

Very Pleasant listen

This book was very pleasant and a very good story. Not a waste of your time. It makes you think about what is important in your day to day living. The Narrator was very good. She has a smooth mellow voice that made the listen that much more pleasant.
I bought the book for a 4.95 special and it was definitely worth it. Not sure if I would have used a credit but it was a good story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Rena
  • Alberta Canada
  • 04-30-13

Enjoyable Listen

What did you love best about Texas Cooking?

It's a refreshing departure from all the violence and tension out there. A sweet story with Christian undertone. The story is plausible enough to have actually happened.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The overview of rural life and the rewards of being part of a mostly tolerant and generous community.

What three words best describe Johanna Parker’s performance?

Young adequate narrator

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Many parts bought a smile and a laugh....nice!

Any additional comments?

If you,re looking for an easy, enjoyable listen with a sprinkle of old fashioned morality thrown in - this is it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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It was a good book.

This was my first time reading anything by this author. I really enjoyed it and will get the other books in the series. It was a good uncomplicated book and easy to listen to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Odd Title for Such a Wonderful Book!

I love when I am surprised with an excellent book. This It happens often when I purchase a discounted audiobook and come up with an enjoyable read and another much loved author to enjoy. I immediately put the rest of this series of her books on my wish list. If all chick lit were this good – I’d read it all the time.


A story about an out of work journalist who takes a job well below her abilities because it’s the only job she can get, only to find that it leads her to on a great adventure in finding out what is most important. It’s a real feel good saga.

The narration is fantastic. During a scene that takes place at an auction, you will just be blown away by Johanna Parker’s skills. I also went to see what other books she has read because I was equally as impressed.

Well worth the money!!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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SHADES OF GRAY WITHOUT THE SMUT?

I found myself comparing this sweet little romance with the self-consciously shocking Shades of Gray: similar readability, modern relationship expectations hungering for something more traditional and deeper, mystery man love object. I definitely prefer this book to the soft porn novel. The narrator's voice works well with this simple, sincere little tale grounded in solid moral values.
I also enjoyed reminiscing about Texas Hill Country through the writer's eyes. There's just enough local color to keep me engaged. However, another Texas based audiobook gets much higher marks for me, Boy Kings of Brownsville by Domingo Martinez. That book evokes the real Texas for me.

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  • Liz R
  • Rochester, MN United States
  • 07-28-13

Sweet story.

This was a nice uplifting romance that you can listen to with the kids around.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Texan romance

Food barely comes into this easy and enjoyable listen But, read with enthusiasm and commitment, it is pleasantly escapist as our non-cook questions her urban professional lifestyle with its associated disillusionments and dishonesty. Within a few days, she finds her true life path in a small town in Texas where people are honest, accepting and community minded.

Then, there's the little matter of Mr Tall Dark and Handsome (enigmatic, but of course).

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Heartwarming and funny!

Lisa Wingate is a wonderful story teller, and Joanna Parker is a delight to hear. The story really comes alive.

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  • Niamh
  • 10-20-12

Mouthwatering fiction.

I loved this novel by Lisa Wingate, the first of her audiobooks I've bought. The story is cute and the characters warm and 3 dimensional (not always the case!). The premise is interesting and the author makes falling in love with the Texas hill country easy, and from the comfort of your own bed (in my case anyway). I recommend this audiobook to lovers of southern fiction and good food, indeed to all readers. Most enjoyable.