50 in 2012: Book Twenty EightPosted: July 10, 2012 Filed under: Book Review 3 Comments
Angelina’s Bachelors: A Novel with Food by Brian O’Reilly
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Only pages into the book, Angelina’s husband Frank goes downstairs to putter around the kitchen in search of a midnight snack, as he often does when he can’t sleep; however, on this night, he does not return. Suffering a heart attack, he dies alone, quietly while Angelina sleeps upstairs. She discovers his motionless body the next morning.
Stunned, shocked, and heart-broken Angelina is forced to pick up the pieces and move on. Having given up her dreams of culinary school to care for her sick parents, she finds a miraculous offer presented to her: cook for a neighboring bachelor, breakfast and dinner, for a monthly salary. Before she knows it, she is cooking for a full house. The men quickly become family to her and care for her when she needs it the most…
A super easy read. Cute story. Dying to try many of the recipes included in the book.
I discovered your blog thru another project-lifer (always looking for inspiration for my pages) but also am loving your book reviews. I have read a number of your selections as well, and agree with your ratings. (I’m the one who commented couple week ago on The Winter Sea as one of my favorites this year). I have added your top rated selections onto my reading list and wanted to share a couple of my top rated if you haven’t read these yet:
Keys to the Castle by Donna Bell
Learning to Breathe by Karen White…just finished and LOVED LOVED
they are both beautifully written..and while I checked them out of the library, I have them on my buy list as they are both those books you will want to reread. thanks!
sorry that’s… Keys to the Castle by Donna Ball
Thank you, Linda for your comment and book recos. I will add them to my “to be read” list!! I just started “The Legacy” which was recommended to me because I loved The Winter Sea…we shall see, so far, so good.