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Comfort Food
Comfort Food
Author: Kate Jacobs
Shortly before turning the big 5-0, boisterous party planner and Cooking with Gusto! personality Augusta --“Gus”-- Simpson finds herself planning a birthday party she'd rather not—her own. She's getting tired of being the hostess, the mother hen, the woman who has to plan her own birthday party. What she needs is time on her own w...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780399154652
ISBN-10: 0399154655
Publication Date: 5/1/2008
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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loveofjoe11 avatar reviewed Comfort Food on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Another enjoyable read by Kate Jacobs. One of the many things I love about Jacobs' books is her ability to appeal to many age groups. The main character of Comfort Food is 50, twice my age, but Jacobs tied other story lines to help me feel a personal connection to all of her characters. This is a great book about letting go, growing up, learning from the past, and moving on.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was one of those light reads that you enjoy while you are reading it but doesn't stay with you for a long time. It is a candy bar book light on substance and good for a short time.
ezrinjaz avatar reviewed Comfort Food on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I have a rule to give any book a chance by reading the first 100 pages. While I loved "Friday Night Knitting Club", I hated the first 100 pages "Comfort Food". It was painful to read for several reasons: it's cliché, slow paced, poor character development, and oh, did I mention cliché? I was bored and rolling my eyes from page 1 to 100. I really don't recommend this book unless you just want some generic brain candy.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book has a similar writing style as her Kate Jacobs other 2 books. You read the book and feel like you already know the characters, they are friends. It is easy to relate it to things in your life, even if you do not have any friends like the ones in the book. I found it to be a quick read.
bellasgranny avatar reviewed Comfort Food on + 468 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is the first Kate Jacobs book that I have read, so I have nothing to compare it to. Her first book, "The Friday Night Knitting Club" was a bestseller and got such rave reviews that I was looking forward to reading this one.

The story, a sort of behind the scenes look at a cooking show and its host (a la Food TV) was a little slow moving for me. While Ms. Jacobs writes well, the story and the characters were boring and predictable.

I wanted to love the book and am sorry to say that it was definitely not a memorable read.
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Excellent book. Better than the knitting books. No knitting in this one.
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I give this book a 5 star rating. I enjoyed it so much I will keep it in my personal Library
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I enjoyed this book. It was an easy read and the characters drew me in.
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Plot had a great beginning but really fizzed in the end. The story lost momentum, and began jumping...almost like the author just needed to finish the book and tie up the loose end! Some characters were very engaging and believeable, some had no "inner core". Over all, worth the read. Never read the author before and willing to try.
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A good read. Explores the mother/daughter relationship as well as relationships between women. Not quite as good as Friday Night Knitting Club, but still VERY yummy!
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Not a bad book but I would definitely say that if you're going to read a Kate Jacobs book then The Friday Night Knitting Club is the way to go.
PamelaH avatar reviewed Comfort Food on + 90 more book reviews
Gus Simpson, a widowed 50-year-old-to-be, with 2 grown daughters has her life turned around when the cooking show she hosted for many years brings in a young, beautiful chef to work with Gus. The story is a "coming of life" sort of tale for a controlling woman. Quite lighthearted, but I must say I found it a bit predictable and at some times, too long-winded. I definitely liked The Friday Night Knitting Club better. Sorry Ms. Jacobs!
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Very enjoyable story. The characters were interesting and very real.