The Recipe Box: A Novel by Viola Shipman

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The Recipe Box: A Novel Read Online Free - Bestselling, beloved author of The Charm Bracelet spins a tale about a lost young woman and the family recipe box that changes her life.

Growing up in northern Michigan, Samantha "Sam" Mullins felt trapped on her family's orchard and in their pie shop, so she left with dreams of making her own mark in the world. But life as an overworked, undervalued sous chef at a reality star's New York bakery is not what Sam dreamed.

When the chef embarrasses Sam, she quits and returns home. Unemployed, single, and defeated, she spends a summer working on her family's orchard cooking and baking alongside the women in her life--including her mother, Deana, and grandmother, Willo. One beloved, flour-flecked, ink-smeared recipe at a time, Sam begins to learn about and understand the women in her life, her family's history, and her passion for food through their treasured recipe box.

As Sam discovers what matters most she opens her heart to a man she left behind, but who now might be the key to her happiness.

Title : The Recipe Box: A Novel
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ISBN : 1250146771
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader rated it ★★★★☆

March 11, 2018

4 stars to The Recipe Box, a tale of love for family and the food that connects it! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Confession: I’ve bought all of Viola Shipman’s books because I cannot resist the covers! I was thrilled to read an early copy of the author’s latest book. Viola Shipman is actually a pen name for a male au...

Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews rated it ★★★★★

March 20, 2018

A recipe box for her thirteenth birthday? Is that what Sam really wanted? Probably not, but it made her mother and grandmother happy so Sam accepted it and made her first pie. THE RECIPE BOX was a gift no thirteen-year-old wanted, but it was a gift that kept on giving throughout Sam's life. We follo...

Bkwmlee rated it ★★★★☆

April 09, 2018

This is the second book I’ve read by Viola Shipman and so far, this is definitely my favorite out of the two. Last year, I had the opportunity to read this author’s second novel The Hope Chest and while it was an enjoyable read for me, it didn’t capture my heart like this third book The Recipe...

Judy rated it ★★★★☆

February 18, 2018

Sweet as pie! This is my first book by Viola Shipman and I enjoyed her writing style and her story of love and family and tradition. Reading this brought back so many memories growing up with Mom baking and cooking and friends and family coming over to enjoy it. She still cooks on Sundays for fam...

Sue rated it ★★★★☆

November 11, 2017

I enjoyed Viola Shipman's first two books and knew that I was in for a treat when I won a copy of The Recipe Box at goodreads. I wasn't disappointed - this was a wonderful book about family and love and relationships between mothers and daughters. Sam Mullins felt like there was too much to explor...

Sherri rated it ★★★★★

March 24, 2018

What’s better than a great book about secret family recipes, love, family traditions ... a book with all that AND RECIPES . And these recipes look really, really great that I’ve decided to copy each one and hopefully try them out. I really enjoyed this book - the love this family has for each oth...

Patty rated it ★★★★★

October 30, 2017

the recipe box by viola shipman What it's all about... One thing I know for certain...after reading this book the reader will either crave everything sweet or swear off of sugary treats forever! This book contains just about everything sweet and good that a book should have. It has a family...a Michi...

Linda rated it ★★★★☆

March 04, 2018

MY REVIEW OF “THE RECIPE BOX” BY VIOLA SHIPMAN Viola Shipman, Author of “The Recipe Box” has written a delightful, charming and heartwarming story of family, love, tradition and change. The Genres of this novel are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. The story takes place in Northern Michigan and New Yor...

Patricia rated it ★★★★☆

November 22, 2017

I received an advanced reader's copy of THE RECIPE BOX for an honest review. Although this is not my usual genre, I quite enjoyed this feel-good read. The book begins with a young woman named Sam, a pastry chef, quitting her job in NYC. Sam returns to her family's orchard and restaurant in Michig...

Rhonda rated it ★★★★☆

November 29, 2017

Thanks to Goodreads for this lovely book.A homecoming love family the bonus of delicious recipes that you will want to try.Would make a lovely holiday gift.

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