A delicious tale about letting go and taking charge of your own life!
I was kindly gifted this as part of the Random Things Tours blog tour, in exchange for an honest review.
Food For Thought by Sara Madderson
Evelyn Macleod has spent a decade helping her husband, charismatic TV chef Seb Macleod, to become a household name. Now they’re riding high and enjoying the spoils of their success. When a tabloid forces Seb to come out as gay, Evelyn and her young son flee to a friend’s luxury resort in rural Kent. Sorrel Farm is the perfect place to hide out, decompress from her disciplined London lifestyle, and comfort-eat. The enforced break also throws into question everything that Evelyn has worked so hard for. Should she continue to chase the glittering heights of wealth and power in London? Or should she choose balance—and the chance to find love—in the beautiful English countryside?
3.5 / 5
This book will definitely have you smiling throughout and possibly craving delicious food and wine too!
The book gets into it straight away, as we learn that Evelyn’s husband is gay and we then follow Evelyn on this journey to rural Kent as she tries to put the pieces of her life back together. I especially liked how it took a look at the way the wife in this situation was ignored. Seb was accepted, gained more wealth and status, meanwhile no one ever asked how Evelyn was feeling. I felt truly sorry for her and I thought the book handled this really well.
Her escape to Sorrel Farm was fabulous. I loved reading about all the food and wine she was consuming. This is also where we meet the handsome Angus. Again I loved how this was handled. It was done slowly, not like your typical romance books where they fall head over heels in love at first sight. It just starts off with a hug, someone being there for her and he never does any grand gestures of love. It definitely wasn’t cheesy!
I think the character who made this book for me was Evelyn’s best friend Jess. She doesn’t hold back with the coarse language but she made me laugh with her comments and I think everyone should have a friend like Jess in their life.
If you’re looking for the perfect summer read then this is it! A lovely easy and heartwarming book that will have you smiling from the start.