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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Recipes and Wooden Spoons-Review

Recipes & Wooden Spoons, Grace Chapel Inn Series  #2   -     
        By: Judy Baer
Recipes and Wooden Spoons by Judy Baer

First, this is a series of books.  There are several of them, I've lost count of how many, but they are all wonderful.  Some might find them a slow read, but I have grown to love these characters and the lessons that are to be learned from them.

Description(from CBD): 
While cleaning out the cluttered basement of Grace Chapel Inn, Jane Howard finds an old cookbook brimming with her mother's recipes and handwritten notes. Jane has always been hungry for details about her mother, Madeleine, who died while giving birth to Jane. Through the precious, fragile pages of the recipe book, Jane comes to discover the spirit of the mother she never had the chance to know. And she comes to better understand her relationship with her two older sisters. But when the inn gets busy and money troubles threaten, Jane wonders if moving back to Acorn Hill was a big mistake. Her crisis of faith leads to new questions and solutions for the inn--and for Jane herself. This lively and engaging story will have readers excitedly waiting for the nest title in the series, so they can learn more about the endearing Howard sisters.
My Opinion:  As I stated above, I love this series of books.  I enjoy following Jane, Louise, and Alice as they turn their family home into an inn and love reading of their adventures in keeping it afloat.  This particular book focused on Jane and her relationship with her mother who died shortly after giving birth.  Jane knows very little of who her mother was as a person and this book follows her journey as she learns about her mother through other people and an old cookbook filled with her mother's favorite recipes and side notes.

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15 comments:

  1. That sounds like a great book. I might have to download that to my iPhone :)

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  2. This books sounds GREAT!

    Mandie

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  3. This sounds like a lovely book. Going to check it out at the library.

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  4. When I find the time to read again I will add this to my list, Thanks

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  5. Sounds very heartwarming. What a neat idea though - to combine a story and recipes!

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  6. Heart warming and now on my must read list. I have a copy of my late Mother-in-laws cook book with notes. I cherish this and will be passing on to my children.

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  7. Now this is the kind of book I enjoy reading. As I also collect cookbooks to. I find it also interest the story behind finding the book as I also am interested in genealogy and the family history. I do believe family cookbook that are left to your family are a wonderful way to pass on traditions especially on holidays. I definately am going to put this book on my list of to reads. Thanks for the review.

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  8. This sounds like a good book. It reminds me of the recipes I have from my mother. She made notes on some of them and it's really cool to have them.

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  9. This brings back fond memories of my grandmother and I would love to read this book series!

    Thank you,
    Maureen

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  10. Interesting. Story book with recopies.

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  11. This sounds like a great book. I will have to purchase it. It sounds so heartwarming and is perfect for Christmas! Thank you for the information. Tammi Karafa Bivans

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  12. sounds like a fun book. Nice review, but if recipes are in the book, would have been fun to see one in the review.

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  13. This sounds so touching - just the description almost brings tears to my eyes!

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  14. I love series books, this sounds very interesting. Thank you Vicki

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