Thursday, 10 September 2015

A taste of heaven - Penny Watson

“Create one perfect bite.”
Good little widow Sophia Brown always follows the rules. When the producer of a cooking competition requests an amuse-bouche, the chefs stick with proteins. Sauces. A savory concoction. She has only one shot to impress the judges on A Taste of Heaven. But in a moment of defiance, she creates an extraordinary dessert, one that combines both the bitter and the sweet, just like her own life.

That one bite changes everything.

After a year grieving for her dead husband, forty-seven-year-old Sophia is finally ready to break out of her shell. Unfortunately, there is a large, angry obstacle standing in her way. Scottish chef Elliott Adamson has a chip on his shoulder the size of Loch Ness, and he’s blocking her path to victory. 

Spurred by her daughters, she embarks on a poignant adventure that takes her from the wildflower fields of Vermont to the wind-swept vista of North Berwick, Scotland. Fear, courage, and inspiration from unlikely places will mark this journey, and Sophia is determined to persevere until the very end.

My thoughts:
A book about 2 older people falling in love! And more. But omg, older people! And with old I mean they are not old, they are just not you know 26 ;) And I like the fact that they are older.

Sophie is 47, a widow with two kids. She loves her garden, to cook, and she was all in all a really nice and sweet woman.

Elliott was 49, a grumpy Scot with a chip on his shoulder. He was all traditional food that looks like crap is the thing! So yes he took some getting used to, Sophie felt that too. And as she started to like him, I started to like him...but maybe a few minutes later.

The book takes place during a cooking contest with a twist. As always it made me hungry. Ohh maybe a few recipes would have been nice. Anyway, they meet, they annoy each other, they annoy each other some more, they slowly start to like each other a tiny but, then a tiny bit more.

It was different. A foodie romance that develops. Two people that are perfect for each other, but can't see it. So, a nice light short romance, that you can just eat up.

I must mention one thing, her daughters seem nice. They need to have a book. I am thinking,..more Scots! Maybe a grumpy sheepfarmer and a ohh a grumpy fisherman. Lol. 

Conclusion:
Enjoyable. Light and fast.

Kindle Edition, 57000 words
Expected publication: September 15th 2015
Contemporary romance
For review


44 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever read a book with an older couple. This sounds like a blast!

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  2. The foodie romance sounds intriguing

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  3. Older couple and food romance plus they're annoying each other ? Perfect for me, thanks for sharing ;)

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  4. Aww, it sounds awesome. Good to see 40-somethings falling in love too. Plus, he's Scottish. Win!

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  5. But what did you think of the cover????

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  6. And now I feel ancient...
    Off to check out the book :)

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  7. This sounds like a great read and it is always nice to have a good light read recommendation. :) The cover is quite pretty with the bright fruit. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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  8. I love my age romance it isn't to find LOL

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  9. This does sound lovely for a nice, light read.

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  10. Yeah, when I read a good foodie novella, it makes me hungry and have me looking up recipes online

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  11. Isn't there a movie kinda like this?
    Mmmm
    But yes, I must avoid this bc I think it would make me hungry

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  12. Yay! An autumn romance with lots of good food and set in Scotland. This one is going on the pile. Thanks!

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  13. Definitely not my type of book, but just wanted to chime in and applaud a romance-y type novel that stars older characters.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  14. Oh this sounds really good - I love "older" because, I AM "older." I adore Penny on social media, but I've never read one of her titles.

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    1. The first one I ever read was her lumberjack one, you have to try it

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  15. "Older!" I thought you were going to say 60's! 40's so young! Anyway I'm putting it on my wish list.

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    1. They are practically 50! ;)
      But she did write a book where they are even older

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  16. oh it's nice to have a book about older persons, well they're not that old but that's true we don't find a lot of books like that. I'm curious

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    1. They are not ancient ;) But when every other book is young then this is older

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  17. Lol - I do love a grumpy man. It's always fun to watch the woman work through the gruff.

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  18. I couldn't read a foodie romance while on a diet, but older people romance? That's something we don't see often.

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  19. Oh, how amazing! Older people and food - AND a grumpy Scot (sort of like the cherry on top, lol). Sounds fab! Have a great weekend, Linda :)

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