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MIRA, Nov 20, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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After nearly a decade as a sous-chef in a trendy eatery, and fresh off a divorce from the owner, Jenna Stevens is desperate for a change. So when she spots a for-lease sign in her hometown, she impulsively decides to open her very own cooking store. Her crash course in business is aided by a streetwise store manager and Jenna's adoptive mother. But as soon as she gains a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parents—aging hippies on a quest to reconnect.

Now Jenna must figure out how to reconcile the free-spirited Serenity and Tom with the parents who raised her and decide whether to open her heart to a man who just might be the best thing to happen to her in years. All without sacrificing her newly found dreams. In the end, Jenna will find that there is no perfect family, only the people we love….

 

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User Review  - Dawn772 - LibraryThing

This story showed realistic emotional growth but was more about family relationships and the romances were in the background. It was heavy with cooking details and I guessed the outcome early on ... Read full review

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User Review  - jnut1 - LibraryThing

Really Really liked this book. Jenna moved back to her hometown from LA after her marriage didn't work out. This is the story of her, her employee, her parents both biological and adpoted and how it ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
23
Section 3
43
Section 4
57
Section 5
73
Section 6
92
Section 7
110
Section 8
125
Section 13
224
Section 14
242
Section 15
258
Section 16
275
Section 17
294
Section 18
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Section 19
327
Section 20
341

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 21
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Section 22
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women. Publishers Weekly calls Susan's prose "luscious and provocative," and Booklist says "Novels don't get much better than Mallery's expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling." Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. Visit her at www.SusanMallery.com.

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