Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Review: The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry

"The Kitchen Daughter" was next on my must read list, interested in the point of view from the perspective of one with Aspberger's.  I am left very dissapointed.  Ms. McHenry's novel leaves much to be desired, and is extremely disjointed.  The cooking steps for each recipe became boring and the characters were a little more than flat.  

I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone, there are just too many good novels out there, waiting for you to turn the page. 

SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
After the unexpected death of her parents, shy and sheltered twenty-six-year-old Ginny Selvaggio seeks comfort in cooking from family recipes. But the rich, peppery scent of her Nonna’s soup draws an unexpected visitor into the kitchen: the ghost of Nonna herself, dead for twenty years, who appears with a cryptic warning—before vanishing like steam from a cooling dish.
A haunted kitchen isn’t Ginny’s only challenge. Her domineering sister Amanda (“Demanda”) insists on selling their parents’ house in Philadelphia, the only home Ginny has ever known. As she packs up her parents’ belongings, Ginny finds evidence of family secrets she isn’t sure how to unravel. She knows how to turn milk into cheese and cream into butter, but she doesn’t know why her mother hid a letter in the bedroom chimney, or the identity of the woman in her father’s photographs. The more she learns, the more she realizes the keys to these riddles lie with the dead, and there’s only one way to get answers: cook from dead people’s recipes, raise their ghosts, and ask them.
RATING - 2 STARS  - I Didn't Like It

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