Rosewater and Soda Bread: A Novel

by Marsha Mehran | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780812972498 Global Overview for this book
Registered by loveamystery of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on 2/11/2009
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Amazon Editorial Review:
“Mehran’s novel delights the senses on every page. The story pulses with life as three Iranian sisters struggle to make sense of matters of the heart and the spirit.”
–Elizabeth Cox, author of The Slow Moon

More than a year has passed since Marjan, Bahar, and Layla, the beautiful Iranian Aminpour sisters, sought refuge in the quaint Irish town of Ballinacroagh. Opening the beguiling Babylon Café, they charmed the locals with their warm hearts and delectable Persian cuisine, bringing a saffron-scented spice to the once-sleepy village.

But when a young woman with a dark secret literally washes up on Clew Bay Beach, the sisters’ world is once again turned upside down. With pale skin and webbed hands, the girl is otherworldly, but her wounds tell a more earthly (and graver) story–one that sends the strict Catholic town into an uproar. The Aminpours rally around the newcomer, but each sister must also contend with her own transformation–Marjan tests her feelings for love with a dashing writer, Bahar takes on a new spiritual commitment with the help of Father Mahoney, and Layla matures into a young woman when she and her boyfriend, Malachy, step up their hot and heavy relationship.

Filled with mouthwatering recipes and enchanting details of life in Ireland, Rosewater and Soda Bread is infused with a lyrical warmth that radiates from the Aminpour family and their big-hearted Italian landlady, Estelle, to the whole of Ballinacroagh–and the world beyond.

Praise for Marsha Mehran’s Pomegranate Soup

“A mouthwatering tale with flavors of Chocolat and Under the Tuscan Sun . . . sinfully sweet and satisfying.”
–Orlando Sentinel

“Glorious, daring, and delightful, filled with humor, hope, and possibility.”
–Adriana Trigiani, author of the Big Stone Gap novels

“An enchanting tale of love, family, and renewal.”
–Firoozeh Dumas, author of Laughing Without an Accent

This was just as good as her first book. Hope there is a third one.

Journal Entry 2 by loveamystery at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, February 05, 2010

Released 11 yrs ago (2/5/2010 UTC) at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada



Gave this book to eicuthbertson as a RABCK, as it is a sequel to the one chosen out of the Two Worlds VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by eicuthbertson from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, February 06, 2010
Received this book from loveamystery, along with Pomegranate Soup, the first book. Thanks!

Journal Entry 4 by eicuthbertson from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, March 20, 2010
Another great read. The characters are further developed from "Pomegranate Soup" and the language of the novel is again wonderful to read.

Reserving as another RABCK.

Journal Entry 5 by eicuthbertson from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Friday, March 26, 2010
This book is now in the mail - an almost RABCK!

Journal Entry 6 by dancing-dog at Cordova, Tennessee USA on Saturday, October 30, 2010
Received today with Pomegranate Soup from bibliotreker - thanks!

Journal Entry 7 by dancing-dog at Cordova, Tennessee USA on Saturday, February 11, 2012
Sequels never seem to be quite as good as the first however I thought this one came close. The sisters are less ruled by the past and are moving on with life. Mrs. Delmonico had a nice part in this one. One negative was it seemed to me there was a little less tie-in with food.

Journal Entry 8 by therubycanary at Portland, Maine USA on Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Got a nice little package in the mail today. I didn't even notice when I chose these books that they are by the same author. I just thought they both sounded like good stories.

Journal Entry 9 by elsi at Sanger, Texas USA on Saturday, July 14, 2012
Received last week with Pomegranate Soup from therubycanary. I'm so glad that I won them in the May YBS at BookObsessed. I'm looking forward to reading them both.

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