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Recipe for disaster: [a novel]
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New York : Berkley Books, ©2015.
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xii, 466 pages ; 21 cm.
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Arcade
FICTION Ballis, S.
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To an outside observer, Anneke Stroudt is a mess, her shirts are stained, her fingernails stubby, her language colorful. But, despite her flaws, Anneke's life is close to perfect. She has a beautiful historic house to restore and a loving fiance who cooks like a dream, until Anneke's charmed existence falls apart when she loses both her job and her future husband in one terrible day. In need of a new start, she packs up her disgruntled schnauzer and moves into her half-finished home, where she throws her pent-up frustration-and what little savings she has-into finishing the renovation. But at the first step into the house's overhaul, Anneke is sidetracked when she discovers a mysterious leather-bound book, long hidden away, filled with tempting recipes and steamy secrets from Emma Ditmore-Smythe, the cook for the house's original owners. Slowly, with the help of some delicious food and Emma's life lessons, Anneke begins to realize that, just like a flawless recipe, she's been waiting for the right ingredients to cook up a perfect life all along. With the perfect blend of humor and heart, Ballis's writing is powerfully honest and genuinely hilarious--Provided by publisher.

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Berkley trade paperback edition.
Language:
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ISBN:
9780425265505, 0425265501

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To an outside observer, Anneke Stroudt is a mess, her shirts are stained, her fingernails stubby, her language colorful. But, despite her flaws, Anneke's life is close to perfect. She has a beautiful historic house to restore and a loving fiance who cooks like a dream, until Anneke's charmed existence falls apart when she loses both her job and her future husband in one terrible day. In need of a new start, she packs up her disgruntled schnauzer and moves into her half-finished home, where she throws her pent-up frustration-and what little savings she has-into finishing the renovation. But at the first step into the house's overhaul, Anneke is sidetracked when she discovers a mysterious leather-bound book, long hidden away, filled with tempting recipes and steamy secrets from Emma Ditmore-Smythe, the cook for the house's original owners. Slowly, with the help of some delicious food and Emma's life lessons, Anneke begins to realize that, just like a flawless recipe, she's been waiting for the right ingredients to cook up a perfect life all along. With the perfect blend of humor and heart, Ballis's writing is powerfully honest and genuinely hilarious--Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ballis, S. (2015). Recipe for disaster: [a novel]. Berkley trade paperback edition. New York: Berkley Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ballis, Stacey. 2015. Recipe for Disaster: [a Novel]. New York: Berkley Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ballis, Stacey, Recipe for Disaster: [a Novel]. New York: Berkley Books, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ballis, Stacey. Recipe for Disaster: [a Novel]. Berkley trade paperback edition. New York: Berkley Books, 2015. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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