I just finished reading The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert.
|The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert|
To me, this book was a cross between "You've Got Mail", and one of those books about a girl that loves to cook. It's a simple love story with an element of mistaken identity. And there's a lot of talk about food- specifically, the food in Milwaukee- which prior to reading this book, I was totally unfamiliar with. Now that I've learned some things about it, I've got to get my mouth on some cheese curds!
The main character of the book, Lou Johnson, is a chef, who's recently opened her own small restaurant. She has a no good, horrible, very bad day--- She finds her fiance with another woman, and then, later that same day at work, everything goes horribly wrong. And it just happens to be the day an anonymous restaurant reviewer pops in for a meal. After his scathing review, her business suffers to the point of near destruction.
All the while, she meets Al- who happens to be the restaurant reviewer- But as they get to know each other and fall in love, she doesn't know his anonymous identity. And since she refuses to talk about work, he doesn't realize she is the restaurant chef and owner that he wrote about. Of course, eventually the truth comes out, and the big question is--- will love prevail?!
Based on the sweet book title, and the cover of the book, you can probably guess how it turns out. But even if you know, it's still a fun book to read. I liked it- I did! But I probably won't remember much about it within a couple of weeks.
I read different books, for different reasons. If you are just looking for some cute little book to breeze through about love and food, this one is a smart choice!
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