The Recipe Box

The Recipe Box

A Novel With Recipes

Book - 2018
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Growing up in northern Michigan, Sam felt trapped by her family's orchard and pie shop. She left with dreams of becoming a classically trained pastry chef and making her own mark in the world. But life as an overworked, undervalued sous chef at a reality star's New York bakery is not what Sam imagined, and she returns home to take inventory. One beloved, flour-flecked, ink-smeared family recipe at a time, Sam begins to learn about and understand the women in her life, her family's history, and her passion for food through their treasured recipe box. As Sam discovers what matters most in her life, she opens her heart to a man she left behind but who now might be the key to her happiness.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250146779
Branch Call Number: Fiction Shi
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 25 cm


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May 07, 2018

This is a delightful story about a family who owns an orchard and much more in Michigan and Sam who leaves home for the Big Apple to search for happiness and a job as a pastry chef. This goes back and tells the family history including many recipes (don't read if you are really hungry because you will head for the fridge immediately). Sam finds herself at a cross roads when she is fired from her job in New York and returns to Michigan and her family while looking for answers. Filled with warm moments and love in a family as you learn their history and Sam continues to look for her way in life.

This is a third book by this author, in this family history series (not the same family in each book) all of which are truly warm and touching. They are well worth the time to read and enjoy, especially during a pleasant sunny summer day.


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