Recipe for Disaster:
To an outside observer, Anneke Stroudt is a mess- her shirts are stained, her fingernails stubby, her language colorful. But, despite her flaws, Anneke's life is close to perfect. She has a beautiful historic house to restore and a loving fiance who cooks like a dream. Until Anneke's charmed existence falls apart when she loses both her job and her future husband in one terrible day. In need of a new start, she packs up her disgruntled schnauzer and moved into her half-finished home, where she throws her pent-up frustration- and what little savings she has- into finishing the renovation. But at the first step into the house's overhaul, Anneke is sidetracked when she discovers a mysterious leather-bound book, long hidden away, filled with tempting recipes and steamy secrets from Emma Ditmore-Smythe, the cook for the house's original owners. Slowly, with the help of some delicious food and Emma's life lessons, Anneke begins to realize that, just like a flawless recipe, she's been waiting for the right ingredients to cook up a perfect life all along...
- Reprinted from Recipe for Disaster by Stacey Ballis Copyright © 2015 by Stacy Ballis
Stacey Ballis is the author of several novels, including Inappropriate Men, Sleeping Over, Room for Improvement, The Spinster Sisters, Good Enough to Eat, Off the Menu, and Out to Lunch. Her first cookbook, Big Delicious Life, is out now in a digital edition, and she is at work co-authoring a cookbook called Cooking for You: Wellness in the Kitchen with Dr. Francis Ardito, which will be released later this year. She is also a contributing author to the anthologies Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, and Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, and Living Jewishly. She is also working on a new work of full-length fiction, which will be out in 2016.
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