I had personally never read a book like this one before. Jane Green is a well known author but one that I hadn't actually picked up and read through one of her novels, front to back. So when I was given the chance to check one out as well as hold a giveaway for a copy of the same book, I was pretty excited:) Summer Secrets is a fun beach read that I quickly got through. I think I will be keeping an eye out for her upcoming cookbook as it will have a ton of southern down-home recipes. One of which I was allowed to share with you all below:)
Summer Secrets tells the story of Cat, a woman who is a recovering alcoholic and had her marriage lost because of it. There are several parts that are flashbacks where we see big choices that were made in her past and the consequences that arise from them. She has a daughter and a best friend, but she is also trying to keep from falling in love with her ex-husband. I don't want to give away too much of the story, otherwise you won't go buy it, but it was interesting and well written. The only worries I had with it include the language(there are plenty of swear words interspersed throughout the story) and that the one man is a gay guy. Just a heads up for those of you who might not want that type of thing.
So for those of you who are avid Jane Green readers, have you heard about her upcoming cookbook, Good Taste, Good Food, A Good Life? She started a Kickstarter fundraiser and within 5 days it was completely funded!! I couldn't believe it when I heard about how quickly the money was raised. Anyways, check out the recipe below from the new cookbook that I was able to give you all a sneak peak of.
Anyone interested in winning a copy of Summer Secrets? Giveaway is open to the US only. Random.org will choose the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway will end 7/21.
Good Taste Sneak Peek: Shrimp Cakes
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