Belinda’s Book Nook Review: The Recipe Box by Sandra Lee

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Title: The Recipe Box
Author: Sandra Lee
Copyright: July 2, 2013
Genre: fiction
Format: audiobook

Synopsis (from publisher):

From New York Times bestselling author Sandra Lee comes her debut novel, a heartwarming story about food, family, and forgiveness.

Grace Holm-D’Angelo is at her wit’s end, trying to create a new life from broken pieces. Newly divorced, she is navigating suddenly becoming a single mother to her fourteen-year-old daughter. Emma, resentful about being uprooted from Chicago to LA and still reeling from the divorce, is generally giving her mother a hard time.

Then Grace’s best friend, Leeza, succumbs to breast cancer after a long battle, and Grace realizes that you don’t get a second chance at life. She returns to her hometown of New London, Wisconsin, to try to reconcile with her own mother, Lorraine, with whom she’s been estranged for longer than she cares to remember.

Over the course of the summer, Grace rediscovers the healing powers of cooking, coming to terms with your past, and friendship, and learns you can go home again, and sometimes that’s exactly where you belong.

My review:

I listened to this audio book on my Nook HD.  I came across it while snooping around my Overdrive account. OverDrive, Inc. is an American digital distributor of eBooks, audio books, music, and video titles. Over a year ago I went to a tutorial at my local library on how to connect my e-reader to my local library to check out books.  Once I installed it, I became a quick fan. Since then,  I borrow many books through Overdrive.

I read the description for this audio book and thought it would be a fun one to listen to. I thought it would be a good book to listen to while I read my new book club selection and a book a friend lent me a while ago.  I also loved the cover of the book. The beautiful wooden recipe box and the lovely flowers definitely caught my attention.  The book description above from the publisher left no room for surprises but I still managed to enjoy listening to the story.

I enjoyed how the author shared the strong bonds of friendship and family in this book. The main character Grace had such supportive  friends and while I listened to it, I though of all the strength I draw from my dear friends.  My only complaint is that at times the reader’s male voice impression was a bit distracting so I would lose focus for a second and then moved on.

If you need a quick audio to listen to while riding in the car that is predictable but still warm, then this might be a good selection.





Happy reading!


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