Friday, April 25, 2014

Review: The Way Life Should Be By: Christina Baker Kline

The Way Life Should BeThe Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

***** This is a First Reads, Thank You Goodreads *****

Angela Russo, a New York girl (well technically from New Jersey), Italian, event planner just got fired. Apparently some fire eaters have beefs with jugglers and are willing to burn down part of a museum to make a point. Good thing she met someone online, that he just happens to live in Maine, and has offered for her to come up on vacation and stay.
That's how Angela finds herself on Mount Desert Island - away from her family, working in a coffee shop, teaching cooking classes ... oh, and that guy, well, he didn't work out, but there are plenty of fish in the sea - especially when you are on an island.
I adored this story. A woman coming into her own. A connection with a grandmother, who understands her and loves her (they have this amazing connection, a language of their own, built on love, based in honesty, respect, cooking, and teaching - especially the ability to teach own to trust in one's own instinct). It is a story of growing and friendship, of family - for good and bad - and how we are defined by them. The true love story in here, is the love of one's self and that when that blossoms, everything will. What is nicer than that! Oh, bonus, there are some recipes you will need to try in here!!!

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