Bridget O'Bannon Marshall's life is perfect--or at least that is the fiction she has created. Married for three years to Jim Marshall, her marriage has been on the rocks almost from day one. She has been telling her family all is well, when in fact, it was far from it. Jim was a controlling, difficult man, and Bridget has been ashamed to admit the truth. After Jim's death, Bridget is surrounded by the well-meaning but suffocating family she has been on the outs with for years. Moving back home to her tight-knit Dorchester neighborhood, Bridget slowly begins to repair her relationships with her three sisters and her over-bearing mother.
Soon after coming home, Bridget is persuaded to go back to work at the family bakery, and there she gains the strength and confidence to take back control of her life. Bridget meets a widower and lawyer who becomes a close friend. Though she isn't sure she is ready for another relationship, Bridget can't deny the solace it brings to connect with someone who understands her, and she is intrigued by this man who doesn't want to control her life. Taking a chance on him, Bridget begins navigating this new and different relationship. But, will family secrets ruin Bridget's new-found peace?
About the Author
When she's not writing books, New York Times
and USA Today
bestselling author Shirley Jump competes in triathlons, mostly because all that training lets her justify mid-day naps and a second slice of chocolate cake. She's published more than 60 books in 24 languages, although she's too geographically challenged to find any of those countries on a map.
"4 Stars! Bridget O'Bannon's grief at the loss of her husband is authentic, and her tumultuous relationship with her controlling mother and sisters refreshingly honest. As the author peels back the layers of this heartwarming, sometimes heart-wrenching, story, readers are given a glimpse of the good, the bad, and the ugly sides to family and forgiveness."--RTBookReviews.com
"Beautifully written and unflinching in its portrayal of the complexities of marriage, sisterhood and long-held secrets."--Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author, on The Secret Ingredient for a Happy Marriage
There really isn't anything better than a book about family, friendship and food and The Perfect Recipe for Love and Friendship has all of this and more!--MargiesMustReads.com
Series: The O'bannon Sisters
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 12th September 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.4
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1