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Recipe for Disaster

(2015)
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Stacey Ballis cooks up a delicious broth of a novel about a woman whose perfect life falls apart in spectacular fashion--leaving her with a house to restore, an antique cookbook (but no cooking talent), and one very unhappy schnauzer. For fans of Jen Lancaster, Jennifer Weiner, and Emily Giffin.

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 Gemma 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." - Jen Lancaster

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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Recipe for Disaster
Author(s): Stacey Ballis
ISBN: 0-425-26550-1 / 978-0-425-26550-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Recipe for Disaster
Author(s): Stacey Ballis
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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