The Love Goddess Cooking School

The Love Goddess  Cooking School

... her mind going blank, her legs feeling like rubber. She sat back down. What the—“Dad, try some,” Mia said, forking a bite and holding it up 319 to him. “Don't worry about not liking it—you won't hurt - THE LOVE GODDESS' COOKING SCHOOL.

Author: Melissa Senate

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143918674X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the bestselling author of See Jane Date and The Secret of Joy comes a charming, warm-hearted story about a woman’s search for happiness after inheriting her grandmother’s cooking school. When Holly Maguire inherits “Camilla’s Cucinotta,” her late grandmother’s home-based Italian cooking school in Blue Crab Island, Maine, twelve of the sixteen students for the upcoming fall class drop out. After all, Holly isn’t a seventy-five-year-old Milanese love goddess, whose secret sauces had aphrodisiac properties and whose kitchen table fortune-telling often came true. Holly, a broken-hearted thirty-year-old who’s never found her niche, can barely cook at all. But she’s determined to keep her beloved grandmother’s legacy alive. Armed with Camilla’s hand-scrawled recipe book, Holly welcomes her students: apprentice Mia, a twelve-year-old desperate to learn to cook Italian to stop her divorced father from marrying his ditzy girlfriend; Juliet, Holly’s childhood friend grieving for her newborn—and the marriage she left behind on the mainland; Simon, struggling to be an every-other-weekend dad to his young son after his wife left him; and Tamara, a single thirty-something yearning for love. Mixing fervent wishes and bittersweet memories with simmering sauces and delectable Italian dishes, Holly and the students of The Love Goddess’ Cooking School create their own recipes for happiness and become masters of their own fortunes.
Categories: Fiction

The Love Goddess Cooking School

The Love Goddess  Cooking School

Inheriting her late grandmother's home-based Italian cooking school in Maine, broken-hearted and inexperienced Holly Maguire takes up her grandmother's recipe book and struggles on with four remaining students who harbor their own private ...

Author: Melissa Senate

Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: 1410435792

Category: Fiction

Page: 443

View: 459

Inheriting her late grandmother's home-based Italian cooking school in Maine, broken-hearted and inexperienced Holly Maguire takes up her grandmother's recipe book and struggles on with four remaining students who harbor their own private challenges. (general fiction).
Categories: Fiction

Food Lit A Reader s Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction

Food Lit  A Reader s Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction

Georgia Gray, a talented chef, has it all: a great job, great friends, and a great fiance'. When Georgia receives a bad review, she calls off her ... The Love Goddess' Cooking School. When Holly inherits her Grandmother 's Italian ...

Author: Melissa Brackney Stoeger

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610693769

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rethinking Gender in Popular Culture in the 21st Century

Rethinking Gender in Popular Culture in the 21st Century

These professional efforts often occur in domains that are safely connoted as female, such as a cooking school, cupcake bakery, or sweetshop, e.g., in Melissa Senate's The Love Goddess Cooking School (2010), Jenny Colgan's Meet Me at ...

Author: Astrid M. Fellner

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527505285

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

View: 549

This book explores popular culture representations of gender, offering a rich and accessible discussion of masculinities and femininities in 21st-century popular media. It brings together contributors from various European countries to investigate the workings of gender in contemporary pop culture products in a brave, original, and rigorous way. This volume is both an academic proposal and an exercise of commitment to a serious analysis of some of the media that influence us most in our everyday lives. Representation matters, and the position we take as viewers or consumers during reception matters even more.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Sweetness of Forgetting

The Sweetness of Forgetting

... Melissa Senate's The Love Goddess' Cooking School and Brian O'Reilly's Angelina's Bachelors, food plays such a big role that it's almost an additional character unto itself. That's because homecooked food tells a story in more ways ...

Author: Kristin Harmel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780878423

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Savour The Sweetness of Forgetting: a tale of baking, love, hope and faith across generations. The North Star Bakery has been in Hope's family for generations, the secret recipes passed down from mother to daughter. But at thirty-six and recently divorced, with rebellious daughter Annie and elderly grandmother Rose to care for, Hope is less than enthusiastic about carrying on the family legacy. When the bakery runs into financial trouble and Rose takes a turn for the worse, Hope's delicate balancing act is in danger of crumbling entirely. Then Rose reveals a shocking truth about her past and everything Hope thought she knew about her family and the bakery is turned upside down. At her grandmother's request, Hope travels to Paris, armed only with a mysterious list of names. What she uncovers there could be the key to saving the bakery and the fulfilment of a star-crossed romance, seventy years in the making. Now with added book club discussion topics and inspirational food ideas created by the author.
Categories: Fiction

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction  Third Edition

... 230 Love and Ruin (McLain), 188 “Love” (Browning), 230 Love Invents Us (Bloom), 81 Love Warrior (Melton), 208 Lovecraft, H. P., 244, 255 The Lovers (film), 211 “Love's Philosophy” (Shelley), 230 The Love Goddess' Cooking School ...

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838917817

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 278

Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Guest House

The Guest House

—Melissa Senate, author of The Love Goddess' Cooking School “This story is simply sublime. . . . The story itself was gorgeous. The characters are complex and unique, and the sacrifices each one made for the other were heartbreaking.

Author: Erika Marks

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101614990

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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For generations, the natives of Harrisport have watched wealthy summer families descend on their Cape Cod town, inhabiting the massive cottages along the town’s best stretches of beachfront. But when rich Southerner Tucker Moss breaks the heart of local girl Edie Wright in the summer of 1966, an enduring war starts between the two families that lasts for generations.... Edie’s youngest child, Lexi, should know better than to fall in love with a Moss, but at eighteen, she falls hard for Tucker’s son, Hudson—only to find herself jilted when Hudson breaks off their engagement. Eleven years later, Lexi returns home after two years away studying architectural photography, just in time for yet another summer on the Cape. When Hudson’s younger brother, Cooper, arrives unexpectedly to sell the seaside estate after the death of his father and hires Lexi to photograph it, an unlikely attraction forms, and Lexi finds herself torn once again between passion and family loyalty. Then renovations at the Moss guest house reveal a forty-six-year-old declaration of love carved into a piece of framing—and a startling truth that will force two women and the men who love them to confront the treacherous waters of their pasts.
Categories: Fiction

It Comes In Waves

It Comes In Waves

—Melissa Senate, author of The Love Goddess' Cooking School “This story is simply sublime. . . . The story itself was gorgeous. Thecharacters are complex and unique, and the sacrifices each one made for the other were heartbreaking.

Author: Erika Marks

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101615027

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 594

For competitive surfer Claire "Pepper" Patton, the waves of South Carolina’s Folly Beach once held the promise of a loving future and a bright career—until her fiance, Foster, broke the news that he and Claire's best friend, Jill, were in love. Eighteen years later, now forty-two and a struggling single parent to a rebellious teenage daughter, Claire has put miles between that betrayal and that coast. But when ESPN invites her back to Folly Beach for a documentary on women in surfing, Claire decides it might be the chance she needs to regain control of her life and reacquaint herself with the unsinkable young woman she once was. But not everything in Folly Beach is as Claire remembers it, most especially her ex-best friend, Jill, who is now widowed and raising her and Foster’s teenage son. An unexpected reunion with Claire will uncover a guilt that Jill has worked hard to bury—and bring to the surface years of unspoken blame. When Claire crosses paths with a sexy pro-surfer who is as determined to get Claire back on a board as he is to get her in his bed, a chance for healing might not be far behind—or is it too late for two estranged friends to find forgiveness in the place that was once their coastal paradise, where life was spent barefoot and love was as dizzying as the perfect wave... CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED
Categories: Fiction

Safe with Me

Safe with Me

... Amy Hatvany has written a beautiful and moving book. Were there Oscars for novels, Outside the Lines would sweep the categories.” —Melissa Senate, author of The Love Goddess' Cooking School “Outside the Lines offers a fascinating ...

Author: Amy Hatvany

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476704418

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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After their fifteen-year-old daughter Maddie survives a successful transplant, Olivia is bound to her abusive husband now more than ever, while Maddie re-enters the real world only to find it more complicated.
Categories: Fiction

The Language of Sisters

The Language of Sisters

—The Seattle Times “A palpable love story, emotional search for and acceptance of a lost parent, ... —Melissa Senate, author of The Love Goddess' Cooking School “Outside the Lines offers a fascinating look at the interior of a mental ...

Author: Amy Hatvany

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451688139

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 944

Ten years after leaving her troubled family behind, unable to cope with life with a disabled sister, Nicole Hunter is drawn back home by tragedy to care for her pregnant sister and to mend her estranged relationship with her mother. Reprint.
Categories: Fiction