First fiction book in a couple of years - a pleasantly absorbing three-hour read. Better than going to a movie! Delightfully crafted word pictures. It was lovely to have a middle-aged, less than perfect Rachel. I didn't see the ending coming until it arrived, then the final few pages were predictable.
But the book is not much about food. Yes, she cooks, but that takes a back seat to the the drama of Rachel's life. One lovely character is Arianna... I liked her quite a bit. I must be getting old fashioned for I didn't care for the speed with which Rachel falls into bed for the next guy she dates. This probably rules out some bodice-busters from my reading list.
I would read this author again, and would read a sequel, if there were one. Melissa Ford, I will be perusing the fiction aisle of the library more often, thanks to you.