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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW of Delicious!: A Novel by Ruth Reichl

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

In her New York Times bestselling memoirs Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples, Ruth Reichl has brilliantly illuminated how food defines us. Now she celebrates this theme in her dazzling fiction debut—a novel of sisters, family ties, and a young woman who must find the courage to let go of the past in order to embrace her own true gifts.

Billie Breslin has traveled far from her California home to take a job at Delicious!, the most iconic food magazine in New York and, thus, the world. When the publication is summarily shut down, the colorful staff, who have become an extended family for Billie, must pick up their lives and move on. Not Billie, though. She is offered a new job: staying behind in the magazine’s deserted downtown mansion offices to uphold the “Delicious Guarantee” –a public relations hotline for complaints and recipe inquiries–until further notice. What she doesn’t know is that this boring, lonely job will be the portal to a life-changing discovery.

my thoughts:

Delicious! is a delectable read by foodie fanatic, Ruth Reichl.  Well known for her restaurant critiques and role as editor-in-chief at Gourmet magazine, Reichl knows food.  She has written two bestselling memoirs already, but decided to try her hand at fiction with Delicious!.  And, I'm so happy she did.

Set in NYC, Delicious! is a fantastic book filled with a cast of charming characters and tantalizing descriptions of food.  Its a mix of mystery, love, and history all thrown together to make a fun and engaging story that will not only capture your attention, but also your heart.  I absolutely loved getting lost in Reichl's delightful and imaginative writing.  She really knows how to make food an integral aspect of the story without detracting from the plot lines.  And, I have to be honest and admit that my favorite parts of the book were the food descriptions - they were so vivid and rich they had my stomach grumbling and my mouth watering.  Be warned - you will get hungry while reading this book! 

Ruth Reichl's novel, Delicious!, was a treat to read.  I would most definitely recommend it to fans of her writing and fans of foodie fiction.  You will love this book!

Check out the TLC Book Tours schedule for: Delicious!

GIVEAWAY:   Thanks to the publisher, I'm able to give away one copy of Ruth Reichl's fantastic debut fiction novel, Delicious!  All you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know you are interested in being entered in the giveaway.  Don't forget to include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win.  US residents only.  Last date to enter is May 26th.  Good luck!!
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

7 comments:

Ti said...

Add me to the list for the giveaway!!I love foodie reads.

traveler said...

This book would be delightful and perfect. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

What a fabulous giveaway. Delicious would greatly enjoyed. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

Love Ruth Reichl! Thx for the chance to win. Sjl446(at)nyu(dot)edu

Nadia A said...

Good luck everyone!!

christa said...

I love foodie books!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!