Sunday, August 21, 2016

Family Tree by Susan Wiggs

Annie's dream was to have a cooking show.  She was an excellent cook, incorporated new ingredients to make special taste sensations, and she was taking classes in California to reach her dream.  She's amazed when she does a video of another chef who runs a small cooking stand and the video goes viral.  It's even more amazing when they want her to actually do a show!

William Morrow sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published September 9th.

Annie doesn't realize that the other chef, who she ends up marrying, is actually undermining her position on the show.  When she finds out she's pregnant, she goes to the set to tell her husband the wonderful news.  The fact that he's in bed with the co-star of the show kills her happy rush and sends her storming out of the trailer.  The next time she wakes up, she's in the hospital.  And she doesn't remember anything.

This would be like one of my worst nightmares.  I don't want to forget the past or lose part of my learning from life experiences.  She doesn't even know what to mourn until she's been through weeks of rehab and brought to her parent's home for recovery.  She's been in a coma for a year...

Her husband has divorced her.  She's lost the baby.  And she doesn't remember that.  When she does, it's almost as bad as if it was happening all over again.

There's an old romantic tie that has never died at home.  He's single again, with a son.  He's also interested in her.  She has to decide whether she should follow her dream of a TV show or whether she should follow her heart.  It's a tough decision.  The author keeps you on your toes until the last few pages.  There's lots of family drama but it's good read.

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