Tuesday, September 24, 2013


I just finished a great book. It was called "When In Doubt, Add Butter." I've got to admit, the title caught my attention first, then the picture on the cover. I decided that I wanted to read it before I even knew what it was about. But honestly, can you blame me...???

I was so not ready to let go of these characters when I finished reading this book. I usually get my books from the library, and I still find it strange that when I bring a stack of books to the counter, they just give them to me with a promise to return them without any money exchanged. I am a lover of books, not just reading them, but having them fill my various bookcases, but buying them got way too expensive so now I reserve actually buying books to a select few special titles. This one I was sad to return to the library. I wanted to keep it on my bookshelf. Here is the book description, from Amazon.

 "From the New York Times bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous and Always Something There to Remind Me comes a delicious new novel about the search for true love and all the ingredients that go into it.

As far as Gemma is concerned, her days of dating are over. In fact, it’s her job to cater other peoples’ dates, and that’s just fine by her. At thirty-seven, she has her own business, working as a private chef, and her life feels full and secure. She’s got six steady clients that keep her hands full.
There’s Lex, the fussy but fabulous department store owner who loves Oysters Rockefeller and 1950s comfort food; Willa, who needs to lose weight under doctor’s orders but still believes butter makes everything better; a colorful family who may or may not be part of the Russian mob; an ├╝berwealthy Georgetown family; the picture-perfect Van Houghtens, whose matriarch is “allergic to everything”; and finally, a man she calls “Mr. Tuesday,” whom she has never met but who she is strangely drawn to.
For Gemma, cooking is predictable. Recipes are certain. Use good ingredients, follow the directions, and you are assured success. Life, on the other hand, is full of variables. So when Gemma’s takes an unexpected turn on a road she always thought was straight and narrow, she must face her past and move on in ways she never would have imagined. Because sometimes in life, all you need is a little hope, a lot of courage, and---oh yes---butter."

Here are some other books that I have read recently and highly recommend... 

"Who Loves You Best" by Tess Stimson

"Still Missing" by Chevy Stevens

"Dead Ever After" by Charlaine Harris

Now I must find another book to read. Any suggestions??? 


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