Book: The Recipe Box
Author: Viola Shipman
This is my 28th read for the year
This is the story of Sam. Sam comes from a long line of female bakers who have made their mark on their corner of the world. Her great grandmother started an orchard that quickly grew ove the generations into a Pie Shop and large business in Michigan. But Sam wants more. She doesn't think she wants to stay in her small town and take over the business. She moves to New York to become a pastry chef for a TV celebrtiy chef. When that doesn't work, she quits on the spot and heads back home to lick her wounds. While there, she discovers more about herself and her family that she ever knew and wonders if running away from history is what she really desires.
Told by many female voices in Sam's family, going back and forth from past to present, Sam's family history is weaved together through a beloved Recipe Box that is given to each girl in the family when they turn 13. Sam discovers what matters most isn't necessarily what she expected.
This was a very sweet book. It is a Hallmark movie from beginning to end - life lessons, love, family. All of the main characters were likable. The receipes that are in each chapter all sound delicious that I want to buy this book just for them. And it even encouraged me to make my own recipe box for my kids to take with them out into the world.
It was a good read. As we head into the summer months, if you are looking for something light and feel good - this one is for you. Check it out.