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G. M. (Gina Marie) is married, has two grown children, a Schnauzer and a white cat that sheds on everything. She loves to cook, bake and read. Gina is a cynic hiding in a happy go-lucky woman’s body. She is most definitely not a morning person.
G. K. Fralin
on Sep. 09, 2012 :
Gina's writing reveals the mind of a woman far from the tame Nebraska farm wife. Gina's cooking recipes are benign and delicious. It's that extra ingredient of revenge she serves up and how she serves it that makes it sweet, to anyone not eating that extra ingredient. Even the tamest of us can root for the cook.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Aug. 24, 2012 :
I didn't know what to expect from this book. It didn't seem like my normal genre, but I really enjoyed it. There are four stories of different women: Gloria and her Jalapeno poppers (she's stuck in a dead-end job with an ungrateful boss who brings out her inner demon); Roberta and her yummy potato salad (she wants to rid herself of childhood scars and save future girls from a despicable uncle); Chicky and her killer chili (she falls for a hot cowboy who ends up having violent tendencies); and Tess and her delicious cookies (she's a small town girl who's just moved into the big city on her own, and ends up with a psycho neighbor).
These stories were captivating. The author is witty and has a very delicious writing voice that made me have an appetite for more. The book ended with all four women from different parts of the country meeting together at a cooking contest. Loved this four course novel--it was very appetizing! Now I need to try out the delicious looking recipes.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)