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by Mallery, Susan.

Format: Kindle Book 2012 2012
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"After nearly a decade as a sous-chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She's supported her ex-husband's dreams for so long that she can't even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents' home and envisions her very own cooking store Her crash course in business is aided by a streetwise store manager and Jenna's adoptive mother. But just as she's gaining a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parents--aging hippies on a quest to reconnect with their firstborn. Now Jenna must figure out how to reconcile the free-spirited Serenity and Tom with her traditional parents, deal with her feelings for a new love interest and decide what to do about her ex's latest outrageous request. In the end, Jenna will find that there is no perfect family, only the people we love ..."--P. [4] of cover.
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Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Jenna's ex-husband has not only broken her heart with his cheating ways, but he's also crushed her soul and what little faith she has left in herself as a professional chef. She leaves L.A. and heads back to her small Texas hometown, where she opens a culinary store, Grate Expectations. But with her lack of retail training and her introverted personality, she seems to be driving away as many customers as she pulls in. Flamboyant Violet, redeeming herself from a life on the street, becomes Jenna's assistant, and her creativity and people sense mesh perfectly with Jenna's knowledge and skill as a chef. However, just as business begins to boom, and Violet has boosted Jenna's confidence enough for her to offer cooking classes, a hippie-ish couple walks into Grate Expectations claiming to be Jenna's birth parents, and that's not their only secret. This poignant tale of family dynamics, the jarring impact of change, and eventual acceptance and healing is sure to please Mallery's (Straight from the Hip, 2009; Lip Service, 2009; Sunset Bay, 2009) many, devoted fans.--Mosley, Shelle. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Self-realization in women Fiction
Divorced women Fiction
Birthparents Fiction
Women-owned business enterprises Fiction
Cooks Fiction
Domestic fiction
Romance fiction
Electronic books.
Domestic fiction.
Love stories.
Publisher Toronto, Ontario :MIRA Books2012
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9781459248915
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