This book was horrible! The whole time all I wanted to do was throw the book down and start cooking! The combination of story and Autumn and recipes made me just want to eat and cook. The plot line was enjoyable, albeit predictable, and the characters were real and personable.
What I didn’t realize before starting this book is that it is the final one in a series of three…which ended up being ok. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything, but have since ordered the first one to read. The story follows Juliette, a restaurant manager, through her struggle with her mother’s death, break up from a serious relationship, and a WW2 mystery regarding her grandmother in France.
While the story line and characters were thoroughly enjoyable it was how Lodge intertwined food and recipes through all of it. I’m a foodie, I love food, I love preparing food for the people I love. By the end of a chapter I was racing through, hoping that the recipe they were talking about would be waiting at the end. Seriously, there are about 3 or 4 recipes that I am ABSOLUTELY looking to make in the next few weeks.
Another favorite part of this book was the quotes that began each chapter. If you following me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen one or two quotes about Autumn or food the past week. There are several that will be going in my commonplace book.
All of this said, to tell you, if you’re a foodie, looking for a enjoyable read for fall, then definitely pick up this book (or the first book in the series) and give it a shot. I’ll keep you posted on how the recipes turn out! First up Roasted Tomato Basil soup.
You can purchase this book (or the rest in the series) on Amazon.com
*I received this copy for free in exchange for my honest review: You can read my disclosure policy here.