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From the New York Times bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous and Always Something There to Remind Me comes a delicious new novel about the search for true love and all the ingredients that go into it.

As far as Gemma is concerned, her days of dating are over. In fact, it's her job to cater other peoples' dates, and that's just fine by her. At thirty-seven, she has her own business, working as a private chef, and her life feels full and secure. She's got six steady clients that keep her hands full.

There's Lex, the fussy but fabulous department store owner who loves Oysters Rockefeller and 1950s comfort food; Willa, who needs to lose weight under doctor's orders but still believes butter makes everything better; a colorful family who may or may not be part of the Russian mob; an überwealthy Georgetown family; the picture-perfect Van Houghtens, whose matriarch is "allergic to everything"; and finally, a man she calls "Mr. Tuesday," whom she has never met but who she is strangely drawn to.

For Gemma, cooking is predictable. Recipes are certain. Use good ingredients, follow the directions, and you are assured success. Life, on the other hand, is full of variables. So when Gemma's takes an unexpected turn on a road she always thought was straight and narrow, she must face her past and move on in ways she never would have imagined. Because sometimes in life, all you need is a little hope, a lot of courage, and---oh yes---butter.

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When in Doubt, Add Butter
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refreshingly different romance
November 24th, 2014
When I picked up this book, I was ready for some basic contemporary romance. So I was very pleasantly surprised to find myself glued to the book and reading while I ignored the rest of my life! And the book for me was to find a delightfully flawed modern woman who wasn't making a mess of her life just kind of trying to make it through every day. I could really relate to that. And the food descriptions were fun, too. So if you are looking for something new and fun, try this one on.
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When in Doubt, Add Butter
November 9th, 2014
Fun read. Really enjoyed it.
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