The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

I'm not lost!
by Amy E. Reichert | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1501100710 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmcsarwing of Richmond, British Columbia Canada on 3/9/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmcsarwing from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, March 09, 2019
In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé…until the morning she discovers him in the buff—with an intern.

Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service—he unleashes his worst.

The day that Al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game—but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city’s local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou’s restaurant faces closure, while Al’s column gains popularity. It’s only a matter of time before the two fall in love…but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future?

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Typical chick lit fare, with food and local colour to add interest. The romance part was quite standard fare, but the food talk made me want to explore my local offerings and try out new places. Every time I looked at the beautiful cake on the cover, I wanted a slice. I read a few other books centered on food in the past year, like Sourdough, Bread Alone, among others, and compared to them, the food talk in this book was not as appetizing. Still a fun read.

*A different bookcrossing label was used.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmcsarwing at Holiday Gift Giving, Holiday Gift Giving -- Controlled Releases on Friday, November 15, 2019

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Surprise! I hope you like this wish list book. Happy holidays! The book is travelling with some tagged supplies and a few bits and bobs for the tag game. I did not want to tag you with the book because I planned the surprise and did not want it ruined.

Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Monday, December 09, 2019
Thank you sooo much!!! Lovely book and lovely everything!!

Journal Entry 4 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Wednesday, July 08, 2020
This was a pleasant book - nice romance, nice atmosphere, delicious food! Perfect for my summer holiday!

Journal Entry 5 by Chania at Nivala, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa / Norra Österbotten Finland on Wednesday, July 08, 2020

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To Koivula5 next, enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by Koivula5 at Nivala, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa / Norra Österbotten Finland on Monday, July 13, 2020
Thank you and yam!

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