Sewickley Book Club: When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison

When in Doubt, Add Butter

 

From the New York Times bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous and Always Something There to Remind Me comes a delicious new novel about the search for true love and all the ingredients that go into it.

As far as Gemma is concerned, her days of dating are over. In fact, it’s her job to cater other peoples’ dates, and that’s just fine by her. At thirty-seven, she has her own business, working as a private chef, and her life feels full and secure. She’s got six steady clients that keep her hands full.

There’s Lex, the fussy but fabulous department store owner who loves Oysters Rockefeller and 1950s comfort food; Willa, who needs to lose weight under doctor’s orders but still believes butter makes everything better; a colorful family who may or may not be part of the Russian mob; an überwealthy Georgetown family; the picture-perfect Van Houghtens, whose matriarch is “allergic to everything”; and finally, a man she calls “Mr. Tuesday,” whom she has never met but who she is strangely drawn to.

For Gemma, cooking is predictable. Recipes are certain. Use good ingredients, follow the directions, and you are assured success. Life, on the other hand, is full of variables. So when Gemma’s takes an unexpected turn on a road she always thought was straight and narrow, she must face her past and move on in ways she never would have imagined. Because sometimes in life, all you need is a little hope, a lot of courage, and---oh yes---butter.

 

 

This looks like a good read. Please bring suggestions on what to read in April.

 

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  • Stacie

    It was nice to see everyone! Cute book (albeit predictable as Ashley said)!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the book and the characters. I did feel the book was predictable, but still a light hearted, fun read.

    March 23, 2013

  • nghi

    Sorry. Won't be able to make it tonight.

    March 22, 2013

  • nghi

    this will be my first book club meetup here.

    March 20, 2013

  • Stacie

    Love the name of the book! :-)

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finally making it to my first book club meet up!! Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    March 1, 2013

  • Melissa D.

    See you tonight!

    February 22, 2013

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