This is the second book written by author Dana Bate. Her first book was the highly successful The Secret Supper Club. Dana Bate is a writer, living in Philadelphia. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her kitchen, whipping up a new recipe from her extensive cookbook collection. The Stall of Second Chances is available now in paperback and kindle format, amazon link:
I love foodie fiction books and the cover of this novel is very retro looking.
Sydney loves food, not just the eating part but the history, science and culture around it. Her dream job is to be a cookery reporter. When Sydney loses her job she has to take any work that comes her way to pay the bills. She ends up working at a local farmer’s market meeting and working with new, unique, quirky and charming characters. Her dream job is still simmering in the background. Will Sydney risk her new job, her new friendships on a story that could make front page news? Sydney is also suffering from a broken heart. Can she give love a second chance and can she be given a second chance in her career path?
This book is well written and the story flows at the right speed to keep you engaged. Dana’s writing style is quite frank and funny at times and she has created a wonderful character in Sydney. I loved the mixture of fun, quirkiness, romance mixed in with the delight of lots of food! A fun 5/5* read.
Here is a snippet from the book:
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