Friday, April 8, 2011

Already Home

Already Home
by Susan Mallery

From the book: After nearly a decade as a sous chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She's supported her ex-husband's dreams for so long that she can't even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parent's home and envisions her very own cooking store.

Her crash course in business is aided by a streetwise store manager and Jenna's adoptive mother. But just as she's gaining a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parents - aging hippies on a quest to reconnect with their firstborn.

Now, Jenna must figure out how to reconcile the free-spirited Serenity and Tom with her traditional parents, deal with her feelings for a new love interest and decide what to do about her ex's latest outrageous request. In the end, Jenna will find that there is no perfect family, only the people we love...

From me: I love an author who can not only write romance, but one who can also write the true emotional and sometimes messy lives that go along with it. While Already Home leans more toward the emotional, messy side than the romance, it rings true and I really enjoyed it! This is one of the few books that I absoloutely flew through and was bummed when it was done. Also, I want to try the recipe Susan included for Jenna's Mocha Chili!

Thanks to Planned Television Arts for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!


Odie Langley said...

That'a great, a fun book and a recipe to try as well. Let me know if it's any good