‘J.D. Barrett cooks up a second chance at happiness’ The Daily Telegraph ‘This lighthearted novel is genuinely and effortlessly charming’ Sydney Morning Herald Lucy Muir is leaving her husband. It’s complicated. As joint owners and chefs at one of the best restaurants in town making a clean break is tough. But, let’s face it, a woman can only take so much cheating, recipe stealing and lack of good grace.
Then Lucy happens upon an old, empty terrace that was once the city’s hottest restaurant: Fortune. One minute she’s peering through grimy windows into an abandoned space, the next she’s planning a pop-up bistro.
When Lucy fires up Fortune’s old kitchen she discovers a little red recipe book that belonged to the former chef, the infamous Frankie Summers. As Lucy cooks her way through Frankie’s recipes, customers come flocking and slowly Lucy begins to regain her confidence. It turns out that courage, passion and just a tiny bit of magic might be the secret recipe for a better life . . .
‘A smart, charming novel about food, the perfect recipes for romance and the courage it takes to find a second chance at happiness’Bol ‘The only thing that stopped me reading this in one sitting was my body’s need for sleep’ Write Note Reviews