Reader Review: I thought the story started out slow. I ALMOST put it down. I am glad I didn't. This story is about family, friendship, and acceptance. It contains many story lines that interact with each other. I originally believe that Jenna was the main character, however, after finishing the book, I realized that each character was so well developed, that you could take your favorite person and THAT PERSON could be the main character. You see into each character's feelings and thoughts. I would bring a box of tissue for this one... I cried for the last few chapters. Worth the read!!!
After nearly a decade as a sous-chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She's supported her ex-husband's dreams for so long that she can't even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents' home and envisions her very own cooking store.
Her crash course in business is aided by a streetwise store manager and Jenna's adoptive mother. But just as she's gaining a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parentsaging hippies on a quest to reconnect with their firstborn.
Now Jenna must figure out how to reconcile the free-spirited Serenity and Tom with her traditional parents, deal with her feelings for a new love interest and decide what to do about her ex's latest outrageous request. In the end, Jenna will find that there is no perfect family, only the people we love .
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|Title of eBook: Already Home|
|Release Date: 03-29-2011|
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Chapter One"What do you think?" Jenna Stevens asked, doing her best to sound confident. When faced with something scary, like a big dog or a really bad decision, it was important not to show fear.
"I love it," her mother said. "Truly, it's amazing." Beth squeezed her daughter's shoulders. "I'm so proud of you, honey."
Proud? Proud was good. Proud implied an accomplishment. The only problem was Jenna couldn't claim one. She'd acted on impulse.
As a rule, she could respect a good impulse purchase. There were times when life sucked and a woman needed to buy a pair of shoes or a skirt or even a lipstick she didn't need just to prove she could. To show the world she wasn't defeated.
Only Jenna hadn't bought any of those things, mostly because she wasn't much of a shopper. But she'd sure stepped out of her comfort zone recently. Had she done it with a too-expensive handbag? If only. Instead she'd impulsively signed a three-year lease on retail space in a town where she hadn't lived in nearly ten years. As if she knew anything about retail. Oh, sure, she shopped on occasion, but that wasn't exactly the same as running a business. Just like being a chef didn't mean she knew squat about running a kitchen store.
"Breathe," her mother told her. "You have to breathe."
Apparently she'd shattered the illusion of courage by hyperventilating.
"Maybe not," Jenna murmured. "If I stop breathing and go into intensive care, the management company might let me out of my lease. There has to be a clause about a near death experience, don't you think?"
Jenna turned from staring at the front of her ne...
Title: Already Home November 7, 2012 Already Home by Susan Mallery
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Number of Comments: 4 Rating(s) 2 Review(s)
Includes recipes at the end.
Divorced sous chef Jenna is now back home living with her mother. She has rented space for her store and has Violet to help.
Just letting others watch how a recipe is done isn't making it. Violet tells her to let the woman participate in making the item and after having them buy the ingredients there, make it and get to take it home hits the jackpot.
Erin was the one who had cheated on her with a younger woman and he had called her to tell her somebody had called looking for her.
Jenna's real parents show up on the scene and her family that actually raised her try to smooth things over between them all.
Another part of this book is Violet's dating and her past. Both her and Jenna are now dating and things are going well at the store so much they hire more part timers.
Love the ideas they have for the store and that it works. Hope recipes are included at the back.
I have many connections to this book: cooking, fashion and knitting store right next door are my favorites.
November 7, 2012
Already Home by Susan Mallery
March 30, 2011
Reviewer: A reader from PLEASANTON, CA USA
I thought the story started out slow. I ALMOST put it down. I am glad I didn't. This story is about family, friendship, and acceptance. It contains many story lines that interact with each other.
I originally believe that Jenna was the main character, however, after finishing the book, I realized that each character was so well developed, that you could take your favorite person and THAT PERSON could be the main character. You see into each character's feelings and thoughts.
I would bring a box of tissue for this one... I cried for the last few chapters. Worth the read!!!
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