She is on her way to Venice for a second honeymoon, but unfortunately Tom never turns up for the flight, so she wings her way to Venice alone, upset, defeated and worried about the future of her marriage. I thought this was going to be a chick-lit rom-com with a foodie slant, but it's actually more serious than that, and I liked it more for that reason. The well-researched attention to detail seems to be a trademark of her books, too. I love Sarah-Kate Lynch, and of the 5 her novels I've read, this is the first one I haven't given 5 stars. I bet this book spawned from a conversation about what it would be like if you couldn't taste food anymore.
Fine but ewww it made me nauseous. Connie must discover the truth, a dish at once harder to swallow and yet ultimately more delicious than any she could find in a four-star restaurant. Her husband is gone, her lover is a stranger, her mother is disappointed. Sarah-Kate Lynch is quite a cranky journalist of several decades who prefers making things up to recording them accurately. But Connie also has a hankering for something with a bit more zest, something muscled tanned with silver hair and an honest heart going by the name of Luca. What is a girl to do? Back home in New York, however, there's more than amore on Connie's plate and none of it to her taste.
A mouth-watering novel about love, food, heartbreak. It is tough for me to review this one. She lives with her husband and her dog, but she's often not sure where - and she likes it that way. I'm sure if you like Marian Keyes you'll like Sarah Kate Lynch. This is her breakthrough novel. She is also on Twitter and Facebook.
Back home in New York, however, there's more than amore on Connie's plate and none of it to her taste. Unfortunately, this was very distracting. But Connie does not immediately lose her appetite for pleasure. Enter Marco, an impossibly handsome gondolier, who guides her through the unimaginable delights of the city that has haunted her dreams - the water, the crumbling palaces, the dark and mysterious alleyways - and of course the mouth-watering delicacies, she is fed at every turn - makes it all seem too good to be true. It's entertaining, easy to read, full of surprises, flawed characters, new beginnings and lurrrve.
Her husband is gone, her lover is a stranger, her mother is disappointed. Sarah's novels include: The Wedding Bees, Dolci di Love, On Top of Everything, The House of Peine, Eating with the Angels, By Bread Alone, Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, and her first novel published in 2000 Finding Tom Connor. I didn't trust the main character, and her 'attitude' was odd to me. I don't care what others say about Sarah-Kate Lynch's books, I love them. There's only one problem - Tom, her high school sweetheart and husband of ten years, is not sitting next to her.
I found this book very difficult to get into but it was worth perservering with as it improved after about 40 pages and the reasons for the confusing plot became clear. The main character in no way could pass as being from the U. What a recipe, fool proof, delicious and satisfying to read. I am addicted on novels on food and Italy, but was expecting more Italian content from the synopsis. I mean she was in coma and dreamt it all. Critic Margie Thomson has attributed the international success of Sarah-Kate's fiction to her 'distinctive voice at the quality end of the popular-fiction genre'. Couldn't really stand the self absorbed character and the father-son situation.
A Wicked Approach to Dieting, she has described as 'inspired by reading Ellen Degeneres and Fran Drescher's half nonsensical memoirs'. Worst of all she has lost her sense of smell and taste, rendering her career as a restaurant critic completely redundant. But all turns sour back home in New York when Connie is dealt the cruellest blow imaginable. It's hard to review without giving too much away: Connie, a 30-something restaurant reviewer, travels to Venice for what is supposed to be her 2nd honeymoon with her husband, but he doesn't show up so she goes alone, meets a handsome gondolier and eats amazing food. I like the characters, I like how well the food is described, I wish I was eating stuffed sardines right now.
A sudden collapse sends her back to New York, lying in a hospital bed, suffering from amnesia, with a life she doesn't recognise. La trama è molto vicina al genere della chick lit, con una protagonista in balia di situazioni un po' assurde, complicati problemi di cuore e non uno, ma ben tre uomini che le ronzano attorno. She hopes one day to say in this bit of the book that she spends her time between her homes in Auckland, Dublin and New York. Add in memory loss, and I was lost with who to believe was telling the truth. This is not very good if you are a journalist, which may explain a the crankiness and b why she now writes novels. Indeed, handsome gondolier Marco sates her with all manner of mouth-watering delicacies, including himself. The dog is called Ted and the husband is Ginger.