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The Lost Recipe for Happiness Mass Market Paperback – 30 Dec 2008

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 447 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (30 Dec. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553591681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553591682
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.5 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,251,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"As dark and deep and sweet as chocolate...I wanted to live in this book." Sarah Addison Allen, "New York Times" bestselling author
A delectable banquet for the reader, celebrating the things that matter most family, friendship, food, and the healing power of love. Susan Wiggs, "New York Times" bestselling author" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Barbara O Neal fell in love with food and restaurants at the age of fifteen, when she landed a job in a Greek cafe and served baklava for the first time. She sold her first novel in her twenties, and has also published under the names Barbara Samuel and Ruth Wind. Since then she has won a plethora of awards, including two Colorado Book Awards and six prestigious RITAs, including one for "The Lost Recipe for Happiness." Her novels have been widely published in Europe and Australia, and she travels all over the world, presenting workshops, hiking hundreds of miles, and, of course, eating. She lives with her partner, a British endurance athlete, and their collection of cats and dogs, in Colorado Springs." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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If ever there was a book I wanted to crawl into because of its sumptuous, seductive descriptions of food, then it was this one! Don't let the somewhat frothy chick-lit style cover fool you, because this isn't frivolous, not one little bit. What it is is the perfect mixture of romance, food and a little bit of a ghost story on the side. Believe me when I say that I devoured every single page.

Successful Chef Elena Alvarez has her scars. The sole survivor of a horrific car accident twenty years earlier, she is still facing up to the ghosts of the past. After being fired by her on-off lover from her current restaurant job, she is offered a second chance to start over- setting up a new restaurant in Aspen. Can Elena let go of her past to make her new life work? And more importantly, can she trust enough to have another chance of love?

As I have said, this is a great novel- despite what I think are some unfair critiques by publishers on the Amazon US site! If I'd paid attention to them then I never would have read this at all, which would have been a real shame. The plot flows remarkably well and the characters are all developed into believable people with flaws and quirks that make this story a bit different from the typical run of the mill romance. Even flashbacks to the past are successful and not at all tedious, thankfully! I also enjoyed the seductive Mexican recipes included in every chapter- particularly tamales and the delectable sounding hot chocolate which left me drooling. Definitely one I will try soon. Sometimes stories with recipes included in the actual chapters don't work very well, but these were a success and a nice tie in to the current aspect of the plot.
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By LEP VINE VOICE on 30 Jan. 2013
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I wholeheartedly agree with what Nic, previous review says. This is not frivolous chicklit, it's an indepth story of a fight back to happiness and a letting go of the ghosts of the past. It is about a chef and as such is very foody and has receipes for various New Mexican dishes throughout. I would agree that the end is perhaps a little rushed. (A little quibble, why is the dog on the front cover nothing like the descriptions of the delighful Alvin, who is a Chow mix and not a labrador as pictured?)

Irecently read a previous book by B O'Neil, which was good, however, I couldn't put this one down until I'd finished it.
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If ever a book should a) Have a different cover, b) Come with scratch'n'sniff pages,and c) Have a soundtrack CD sneaked in it's back cover, then this is it! It must be the most sensual and sensuous book I've ever read-with it's luscious descriptions of Spanish and Mexican food, anyone who loves to cook, eat good food and at the same time salivate over an exceptionally well-written first novel, then go for this book, you won't be disappointed.
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AGREEEEEEE to all waht the previous reviewer said. its brilliant and i cried at the ending...in a happy way though!
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Sorry but I could only give this book two stars, I felt it went on a lot and found myself skipping chunks of it.
Sorry, I know most people have loved this book.
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