January 8, 2013

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Susan Mallery. 2011

Goodreads Summary.
After nearly a decade as a sous chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She’s supported her ex-husband’s dreams for so long that she can’t even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents’ home and envisions her very own cooking store. Her crash course in business is aided by a street-wise store manager and Jenna’s adoptive mother. But just as she’s gaining a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parents – aging hippies on a quest to reconnect with their firstborn.

It took me quite awhile to get into this book and I was wondering whether I could like it. However I kept going and by mid-way I was really hooked into it and liked it. 

Jenna the main character was very likeable. S he had the challenge of really believing in herself as her ex husband had made her second guess herself, as he gave her negative and unfair feedback to the dishes she created.  Eventually she begins to see him for the shallow person he is and her life begins to take an upward slope.  She is adopted and has a wonderful relationship with her adopted parents, but when her birth parents make their appearance some cages are rattled.  

All the main supporting characters are interesting and in the end I could say, "Yes this was worth reading."

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