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The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux

(2020)
(The first book in the Sophie Valroux series)
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A disgraced chef rediscovers her passion for food and her roots in this stunning novel rich in culture and full of delectable recipes.

French-born American chef Sophie Valroux had one dream: to be part of the 1% of female chefs running a Michelin-starred restaurant. From spending summers with her grandmother, who taught her the power of cooking and food, to attending the Culinary Institute of America, Sophie finds herself on the cusp of getting everything she's dreamed of.

Until her career goes up in flames.

Sabotaged by a fellow chef, Sophie is fired, leaving her reputation ruined and confidence shaken. To add fuel to the fire, Sophie learns that her grandmother has suffered a stroke and takes the red-eye to France. There, Sophie discovers the simple home she remembers from her childhood is now a luxurious château, complete with two restaurants and a vineyard. As Sophie tries to reestablish herself in the kitchen, she comes to understand the lengths people will go to for success and love, and how dreams can change.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"I savored every page of The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux. Join a 'ruined' chef as she rebuilds her life at an ancestral chateau, rekindles an old romance, and, of course, labors in the grand kitchens where aspirations are fostered and dreams brought to fruition. With an ear for language, evocative sensory details, and delectable recipes, Samantha Verant invites us to take our seat at the table and relish a delicious sojourn in the south of France. And just remember: never trust a skinny chef." - Juliet Blackwell

"A perfect novel for anyone who enjoys good food and a great tale." - Michelle Gable

"Verant transports us to the enchanting setting of Southern France and the magic of an exquisite French kitchen. This delectable novel is pure escapism through the delicious dishes made by chef Sophie’s expert hands, the romance involving a childhood friend, and the splendor of France. Verant’s amazing recipes are included as the perfect companion to this tasty debut." - Roselle Lim

"Featuring an ambitious young chef, an elegant château, and the enduring charm of the French countryside, The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux is the perfect escape! Pour yourself a glass of wine, put on a Charles Trenet album, pick up this book, and you're there..." - Ann Mah

"A passion for all things gourmet leaps off the page in Samantha Verant’s newest novel. Told from the perspective of a determined female chef, set amid a beautiful French backdrop, The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux is a delicious tale of self-discovery. Thoroughly enjoyable!" - Nicole Meier

"The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux is a scrumptious novel about family, love, and food, layered like the very best dishes, each bite revealing another luscious note. If you love fiction and food, Samantha Verant serves it up right." - Amy E Reichert


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September 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux
Author(s): Samantha Verant
ISBN: 1-984806-99-8 / 978-1-984806-99-4
Publisher: Berkley
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Author(s): Samantha Verant
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Title: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux
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Title: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux
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Title: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux
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Title: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux
Author(s): Samantha Verant
Publisher: Berkley
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