The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman

Please join us in reading The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman for our monthly read!

We will be reviewing the book along with our book club discussion questions for September 30, 2018.

Growing up in northern Michigan, Samantha “Sam” Mullins felt trapped on her family’s orchard and 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.

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One thought on “The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman

  1. Better late then never …. reading this ‘diamond’ of a book after my mother said it was a nothing book …. 🤫 I knew there was a good chance that I’d love it. A book of family and memories and good that brings up these memories. OMG I’m 2/3 through book, I know the direction it is going yet it is so wonderful. I already have a list going on a level pad of family members and delicious foods that I connect with each. AND the advice & words of wisdom. Again OMG!! This book is a true treasure. I am hoping my 2 girls will read it, as both are still ‘searching’ for their place in life.

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