Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Need to Read #1: Livvie’s Song

Title: Livvie’s Song

Author: Sharlene MacLaren
Book blurb: Life is far from a breeze for Olivia Beckman, owner of Livvie's Kitchen, a favorite of locals in Wabash, Indiana. The widowed mother of two is struggling to make ends meet-no simple feat, especially when her cook turns in his resignation. Yet she's determined to pull through on her own, just as she did when God failed to save her beloved Frank. Newly released from a ten-year prison sentence, Will Taylor is ready for a fresh start. With harmonica in hand-the only possession he values, aside from his Bible-he makes his way to Wabash, where a late-night meal at Livvie's Kitchen turns into a job opportunity when the outgoing cook learns about his restaurant experience. What he doesn't know is that the "restaurant" was a prison cafeteria.
But Will became a new man behind bars, thanks to a Christian friend, and he credits God's providence with landing him a job he loves. Soon, he cooks and bakes his way into the stomachs of his customers-and the heart of his employer. Both are hesitant, though, still healing from past hurts. A recipe for love between them will require sharing secrets, braving dangers, and believing God for a bright future.

Quick endorsement: I received this book about a year and a half ago as a complimentary copy from the publisher who had seen my review of an unrelated book and liked it! And thus it was that I got this book and enjoyed it greatly! This book is certainly one that is worth your time, and that you will enjoy.


Delvalina said...

Thanks for sharing, this is sounds a good book. I would try to find one :)

Rissi said...

Love Sharlene's writing so this is still a "must-read"!