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Fiction

Use this page to share the fictional books you’ve read for the challenge. Fiction for this challenge is any novel in which food is a major part of the story.


Please use the linky  below so we know the title of the book you read and link directly to your review post, not just your blog. If you're new to this linky, this is how to fill it out:

First Line: Name/Blog & Title of Book
Example: Vicki @ I'd Rather Be At The Beach: Sweet Revenge

Third Line: email address (not shown)
Example: irbratb.com

Second Line: URL link to your review
Example: irbratb.com/2015/03/12/book-review-sweet-revenge/
 

27 comments:

  1. Looks like mine is the first post in this category--sorry it isn't a more positive one.

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    1. No need to be sorry, every now and then we all read books that disappoint us! Thanks for linking it up!

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  2. My first book for this challenge is "The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane" by Kelly Harms and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Although the story was not focused mainly on food and cooking, one of the main characters is a great cook and tends to express herself through her love of cooking and the descriptions of food made me hungry! This was a positive read for me. I will definitely look for other books by this author in the future. My review is posted on my Good Reads shelf for this challenge.
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/642157237

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    1. Sounds good and I love the cover! Adding it to my list to read!

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  3. It's been awhile since I read the first book in the Bella Vista Chronicles, but I liked this one more. Isabel's story just resonated with me, I felt she grew so much over the course of this book! I loved Isabel and Mac's relationship and how it developed, the cooking and planning for the cooking school and her sister's wedding, the way she finally brought a resolution to her past trauma and I found the passages about her grandfather's past as part of the resistance movement during the war, very moving. Isabel is really into honey. She has beehives and the book includes several recipes with honey as a major ingredient and every section begins with a short blurb about the life and habits of honeybees. A very enjoyable read.

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/909390826

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    1. Betty are you from Bella Vista AR?

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    2. No, sorry, I'm originally from Hampton, Virginia and now live in Winterville, North Carolina.

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  4. My first book was The Cherry Cola Book Cub and I loved it!!!!

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    1. I just looked up The Cherry Cola Book Club on Amazon and it sounds good! I might have to get a copy!

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  5. Finished reading Devil's Food by Kerry Greenwood, a Corinna Chapman mystery today. I really enjoy this series. Corinna is a baker, lives in a really interesting apartment with her shop down below and has lots of interesting friends. This series is set in Australia and includes a couple of recipes in each book. Find my short review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1134621372.

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  6. Yesterday, I finished reading "The Sweetness of Forgetting" by Kristin Harmel. I thought this book was really good. There was a storyline about Alzheimer's and the Holocaust which was sad and there was a family bakery with a few recipes included. I thought the book was well written and it kept my interest.

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  7. Just read a mystery featuring chocolate - lots and lots of chocolate!

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  8. Finished reading The Food of Love Cookery School by Nicky Pellegrino. This was my first time reading this author and I love the way she writes. Her descriptions of the food in Italy made me want to book a trip to Italy and attending cooking classes there. I'll be ordering more of her books.

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  9. Finished reading "Home of the Braised" by Julie Hyzy. I'm not much on cozies, but there are a few of the cozy series I never miss, they all have to do with food , what does that say about me! I love Ollie and her friends at the White House.

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  10. I've never read Julie Hyzy, I'll have to check her books out.

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  11. Just finished another one of Kerry Greenwood's, Corinna Chapman series. This was book #4, "Trick or Treat." I really enjoy this series. I'm just sorry that she's only written 6 in this series, so I'll soon be done.

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  12. Hopefully she'll write more soon!

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  13. Read Julie Hyzy's "All the President's Menus" today. These books are usually quick reads. I'm caught up on this series for now.

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  14. Finished reading "The Bake-Off" by Beth Kendrick. Two estranged sisters enter a pie-baking contest, neither one can bake, hilarity ensues! So much fun!

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  15. Finished reading "The Art of Baking Blind" by Sarah Vaughan. Baking competition between 1 man and 4 women looking for the "new Mrs. Eaden." Sounded really good, but unfortunately for me, not so much. Found the writing style odd and hard to keep the characters straight.

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  16. Finished reading Kerry Greenwood's, "Forbidden Fruit", #5 in the Corinna Chapman 6-book series. It Christmastime in Melbourne and there are a couple of mysteries to be solved. As always an enjoyable read.

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  17. Finished reading "The Cake Therapist" by Judith Fertig today. I really had been waiting to read this one, but was disappointed. It was just okay. The characters and the story were pretty boring. There's going to be a second book with these same characters, but I'm not sure I care enough to read it. Too bad, it had such possibilities.

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    1. Sorry you didn't like it more. I won a copy of this plus Bake Happy and can't wait to receive them.

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  18. Lizzy & Jane is written by a new author for me, Katherine Reay. It came highly recommended by the blogger The Modern Mrs Darcy and quite a few of her readers. I really enjoyed it. A story about 2 sisters, who are estranged, one a chef on the east coast, the other a wife and mother on the west coast who is fighting a battle with cancer. Its about their relationship and their relationship with their Dad. Lots of talk about food and classic books. Great read!

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  19. Today, I read Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave, another book that the internet has been buzzing about this summer. I thought it was a light, yet engrossing story about a family who owns a boutique winery outside of Napa. Enjoyable read for a lazy Sunday!

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  20. Finished "Cooking the Books", the final in the Corinna Chapman series by Kerry Greenwood. Am sorry to see this series end. Love the series about the Australian baker and her eclectic group of friends.

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  21. I finished a book months ago and forgot to post it here, so belatedly I added it a day or so ago. I see now that it got posted twice, but I don't know how to fix the problem. Can you delete my extra one?

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