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No Place I'd Rather Be
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The discovery of a family cookbook changes the life of a beleaguered woman in this novel by the author of The Language of Sisters.
Two years ago, Olivia Martindale left behind her Montana hometown and her husband, Jace, certain it was the best decision for both of them. Back temporarily to protect her almost-adopted daughters from their biological mother, she discovers an old, handwritten cookbook in the attic. Its pages are stained and torn, their edges scorched by flame. Some have been smeared by water . . . or tears. The recipes are written in different hands and in different languages. In between the pages are intriguing mementos, including a feather, a pressed rose, a charm, and unfamiliar photographs.
Hoping the recipes will offer a window into her grandmother's closely guarded past, Olivia decides to make each dish, along with their favorite family cake recipes, and records her attempts. The result, like much of her life to date, involves a parade of near-disasters and chaotic appearances by her doctor mother, her blunt grandma, her short-tempered sister, and Olivia's two hilarious daughters. The project is messy, real—and an unintended hit with viewers.
Even more surprising is the family history Olivia is uncovering, and her own reemerging ties to Montana, and to Jace. Generations of women have shared these recipes, offering strength and nourishment to each other and their loved ones. Now it's Olivia's turn to find healing—and determine where her home and her heart truly belong.
Praise for Cathy Lamb
"This finely pitched family melodrama is balanced with enough gallows humor and idiosyncratic characters to make it positively irresistible." —Publishers Weekly on Henry's Sisters

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The discovery of a family cookbook changes the life of a beleaguered woman in this novel by the author of The Language of Sisters.
Two years ago, Olivia Martindale left behind her Montana hometown and her husband, Jace, certain it was the best decision for both of them. Back temporarily to protect her almost-adopted daughters from their biological mother, she discovers an old, handwritten cookbook in the attic. Its pages are stained and torn, their edges scorched by flame. Some have been smeared by water . . . or tears. The recipes are written in different hands and in different languages. In between the pages are intriguing mementos, including a feather, a pressed rose, a charm, and unfamiliar photographs.
Hoping the recipes will offer a window into her grandmother's closely guarded past, Olivia decides to make each dish, along with their favorite family cake recipes, and records her attempts. The result, like much of her life to date, involves a...

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The discovery of a family cookbook changes the life of a beleaguered woman in this novel by the author of The Language of Sisters.
Two years ago, Olivia Martindale left behind her Montana hometown and her husband, Jace, certain it was the best decision for both of them. Back temporarily to protect her almost-adopted daughters from their biological mother, she discovers an old, handwritten cookbook in the attic. Its pages are stained and torn, their edges scorched by flame. Some have been smeared by water . . . or tears. The recipes are written in different hands and in different languages. In between the pages are intriguing mementos, including a feather, a pressed rose, a charm, and unfamiliar photographs.
Hoping the recipes will offer a window into her grandmother's closely guarded past, Olivia decides to make each dish, along with their favorite family cake recipes, and records her attempts. The result, like much of her life to date, involves a parade of near-disasters and chaotic appearances by her doctor mother, her blunt grandma, her short-tempered sister, and Olivia's two hilarious daughters. The project is messy, real—and an unintended hit with viewers.
Even more surprising is the family history Olivia is uncovering, and her own reemerging ties to Montana, and to Jace. Generations of women have shared these recipes, offering strength and nourishment to each other and their loved ones. Now it's Olivia's turn to find healing—and determine where her home and her heart truly belong.
Praise for Cathy Lamb
"This finely pitched family melodrama is balanced with enough gallows humor and idiosyncratic characters to make it positively irresistible." —Publishers Weekly on Henry's Sisters

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        September 15, 2017

        Olivia Martindale drives to Montana in a blizzard, the storm reflecting her inner turmoil. She is trying to adopt two sisters, but it seems their abusive biological mother may soon regain custody. When Olivia's car plunges toward an icy river, her almost ex-husband, Jace, arrives to pull them to safety. Olivia and her precocious girls receive a heartwarming welcome from her gentle grandmother, blunt mother, and outspoken sister. This multigenerational family has plenty of warmth and sass and their hometown has a bevy of colorful characters who are rooting for Olivia and Jace to get back together. Olivia, a talented chef, discovers an old cookbook in the attic written in several languages, which reveals a story full of anguish that unites these four women as they work through the recipes. VERDICT Lamb (Henry's Sisters) covers too much territory with her inclusion of issues of harassment, bullying, mental health problems, drug abuse, and autism, yet there is a sweet romance and moving historical reference to how one family is damaged for generations by war and persecution.--Gloria Drake, Oswego P.L. Dist., IL

        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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