Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: THE LOVE GODDESS' COOKING SCHOOL by Melissa Senate


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Last year I loved reading Melissa Senate's book THE SECRET OF JOY.  I shared it with my sister and she loved it, too. (Click here to read my review.)  Now I'm all a twitter with anticipation for her new novel, THE LOVE GODDESS' COOKING SCHOOL, which will be released in October. It sounds absolutely delicious!



Pub. Date: October 26, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Format: Paperback, 352pp
Sales Rank: 291,309
ISBN-13: 9781439107232

Description (from the publisher):

Camilla's Cucinotta: Italian Cooking Classes. Fresh take-home pastas & sauces dailyBenvenuti! (Welcome!)

Holly Maguire's grandmother Camilla was the Love Goddess of Blue Crab Island, Maine—a Milanese fortune-teller who could predict the right man for you, and whose Italian cooking was rumored to save marriages. Holly has been waiting years for her unlikely fortune: her true love will like sa cordula, an unappetizing old-world delicacy. But Holly can't make a decent marinara sauce, let alone sa cordula. Maybe that's why the man she hopes to marry breaks her heart. So when Holly inherits Camilla's Cucinotta, she's determined to forget about fortunes and love and become an Italian cooking teacher worthy of her grandmother's legacy.

But Holly's four students are seeking much more than how to make Camilla's chicken alla Milanese. Simon, a single father, hopes to cook his way back into his daughter's heart. Juliet, Holly's childhood friend, hides a painful secret. Tamara, a serial dater, can't find the love she longs for. And twelve-year-old Mia thinks learning to cook will stop her dad, Liam, from marrying his phony lasagna-queen girlfriend. As the class gathers each week, adding Camilla's essential ingredients of wishes and memories in every pot and pan, unexpected friendships and romances are formed—and tested. Especially when Holly falls hard for Liam . . . and learns a thing or two about finding her own recipe for happiness.


About the author (from the publisher):
Melissa Senate is the author of eight novels, including the bestselling See Jane Date, which was made into an ABC Family TV movie and has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. She's published short pieces in Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, It's a Wonderful Lie, Flirting with Pride and Prejudice, and American Girls About Town. A former romance and young adult editor from New York, she now lives on the southern coast of Maine with her son.

11 comments:

Melissa Senate said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out! I was so touched by your review of The Secret of Joy, and I so appreciate the early mention of Love Goddess!

:) Melissa

Zibilee said...

I so want to get the chance to read this book. It sounds amazing!! Great pick!

Kaye said...

Ooh, this one looks and sounds wonderful. That cover just drew my eyes right in. Loved it!

Here's my WoW

Jill said...

I loooooove foodie novels. This one's going on my list...thanks for the heads up!

itsJUSTme said...

Wow! I love the cover on that book!!! Seriously! Its enough to make me pick it up.

bermudaonion said...

That's the first time I've seen that cover and it's fabulous!

TheBookGirl said...

I do love novels involving food, and this sounds like a really good one..thanks!

Lori said...

Never heard of it. I hope you get your book and that you enjoy it. Check out what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

librarypat said...

Sounds like a good book. I have heard of her books but not yet read them.

justpeachy36 said...

I have seen this one around a little bit and I'm looking forward to reading it. Looks like it's right up my alley...

Mystica said...

This sounds so very very good!