The Ingredients of Love

The Ingredients of Love

Book - 2013
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"A charming restaurant. A book and its mysterious author. A little secret. A romantic meeting Paris and all its magic. Cyrano de Bergerac meets Chocolat and Amelie in this intelligent, charming, and entertaining publishing sensation from Europe. While in the midst of a breakup-induced depression, Amelie Bredin, a beautiful Parisian restaurateur, discovers an astonishing novel in a quaint bookshop on the Ile Saint-Louis. Inexplicably, her restaurant and Amelie herself are featured in its pages. After reading the whole book in one night, she realizes it has saved her life--and she wishes more than anything to meet its author. Am©♭lie's attempts to contact the attractive but shy English author through his French publishers are blocked by the company's gruff chief editor, Andre; who only with great reluctance forwards Amelie's enthusiastic letter. But Amelie refuses to give up. One day, a response from the reclusive author actually lands in her mailbox, but the encounter that eventually takes place is completely different from what she had ever imagined. Filled with books, recipes, and characters that leap off the page, The Ingredients of Love by Nicolas Barreau is a tribute to the City of Light"--
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, ©2013.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250006707
Characteristics: 256 pages ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: McCann, Bill (Translator)


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Feb 20, 2018

What a tangled web for "reclusive English author" to weave when he practiced to deceive especially after he sold 50,000 copies & got one almost stalkerish muse.

Sep 13, 2013

Two of the last three books I've read evolve around a woman's enchanting smile. A light, romantic read with sometimes humorous plot twists. But, yet again I couldn't turn my back on a read about the City of Light.

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