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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,403 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara O’Neal, Barbara O’Neal Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It’s the opportunity Elena Alvarez has been waiting for–the challenge of running her own kitchen in a world-class restaurant. Haunted by an accident of which she was the lone survivor, Elena knows better than anyone how to survive the odds. With her faithful dog, Alvin, and her grandmother’s recipes, Elena arrives in Colorado to find a restaurant in as desperate need of a fresh start as she is, and a man whose passionate approach to food and life rivals her own. Owner Julian Liswood is a name many people know but a man few do. He’s come to Aspen with a troubled teenage daughter and a dream of the kind of stability and love only a family can provide. But for Elena, old ghosts don’t die quietly, yet a chance to find happiness at last is worth the risk.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Perrin | 2/14/2014

    " A great vacation book. I love this authors descriptions of food, cooking, the settingsetc "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by autum | 2/13/2014

    " fun read picked up a book of hers for hawaii trip then read this one too, surprise she lives in cs! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jackie | 2/13/2014

    " This isn't "Sex in the City" chic lit--this one actually has some seriousness and some heft. Elena, the lone survivor of a horrific car wreck that killed a number of her family and her boyfriend, is a chef now, living with her damaged body and her more damaged soul in the tough, male dominated world of high end cuisine. She's offered her first executive chef position with the challenge of renovating and recreating a restaurant in Aspen. I absolutely FELL into this book. I identified with the kitchen challenges, Elena's loneliness, the fact that it was set in Colorado for the most part, and drooled over the many wonderful culinary creations in the book (recipes delightfully included). It's a love story (two, actually--there's a fun "side" story about a gay couple forming from what seems like polar opposites in the kitchen), but for many of the characters it's more about healing and taking chances. There's even some politics about immigration and "guest workers" in this country. And several ghosts. It's hard to pigeon hole this book, but not hard to enjoy it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kimberly | 2/11/2014

    " This book had a lot more depth than I thought it would when I began reading it. A great story of love and loss woven throughout a story about great food. Very enjoyable! "

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