Comfort Food - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Kate Jacobs, Barbara Rosenblat (Narrator) From the New York times best-selling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club comes a delectable new novel about food, family, and second chances. Augusta "Gus" Simpson, a Martha Stewart-esque TV cooking personality, has come a long way since her husband died suddenly, leaving her to raise and support their two daughters on he... more »r own. Channeling her grief into hard work, she carved a successful career out of her natural talents as a chef and hostess. But now, as she approaches 50, she finds that her well-earned turf may not be as secure as she thought. A hot young Latin beauty queen with a flair for spices and an ambition for stardom is threatening to steal her spot on the Cooking Channel. As Gus struggles to remake herself for a new age of media, she discovers that her entire life may need a makeover, including her relationship with her daughters and, perhaps, another chance at romance.
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Sarah R. - , reviewed Comfort Food (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on
Helpful Score: 2
I absolutely loved Jacobs' first novel, Friday Night Knitting Club, and couldn't wait to read this one. I was very disappointed in this book. The characters are too quirky to be realistic, and there seemed to be large gaps in the story. Not a book i would recommend.
A scrumptious little book about embracing change when it befalls on you. The cast of characters were all well explored and I could not help loving each of them for their particularities. Although I am not someone that watches the food channel or cooking shows, I enjoyed this story that delved the reader behind the scenes of "Eat, Drink and Be", a live show with a lot of tension and a bit of craziness.