Author: Kathryn Springer
Publisher: Love Inspired Trade
Source: Harlequin ( Netgalley )
Goodreads: Winsome Lake, Wisconsin, is postcard-pretty, but for chef Jessica Keaton it’s also a last resort. Fired from her dream job, Jess is starting over as a live-in cook and housekeeper. When she arrives, she finds her new employer is in rehab after having a stroke, and Jess expects she’ll be all alone in Elaine Haviland’s quaint house. A chef with no one to cook for.
But instead, she encounters a constant stream of colorful visitors who draw her back into the world. As Jess contends with local teenagers, a group of scrappy women and a charming football coach, Elaine faces some battles of her own that extend past her physical challenges. For both of them, all the ingredients for a fulfilling life are within reach, if they’re willing to take a leap. And maybe Jess will start to see that it’s not just what’s on the table that matters—it’s the people gathered round it.
Ope’s Opinion: This charming, small town story was full of heart warming characters. The story was easy to read and the characters were people I wanted to know. The romance was enjoyable and feel of a good family ( no matter what family looks like ) made me keep turning the pages.
One of the things that this story reminded me was – when you think things are really bad, it may be the beginning of something else really good. It was such an encouraging story.
With all the hard times and turns along the way, it ended the way you would want it.