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Estelle: The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis

The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: June 11, 2013 Publisher: Delacorte (Random House) Pages: 256 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: adoption, cooking, family, summer Format read: Paperback ARC from Shanyn. Thanks! Summary: Olive has a great family — two days that love her and a brother, Jeremy, who […]

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November 10, 2013 - 8:47 pm

Racquel - I’ve always had this book on my tbr because of “For fans of Sarah Dessen” statement in the summary but your review definitely made me bump this up to a priority read! It seems like a sweet book.

November 10, 2013 - 6:46 pm

Shelve It: Upcoming Nook/Kindle Reads - […] Reviews for If I Lie by Corrine Jackson | Fault Line by Christa Desir | The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis […]

November 7, 2013 - 10:46 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I’m so glad you liked this one! I read this a while back, not having read any of his books before, and I really enjoyed it! I liked the cookbook part of the story too but I didn’t fall in love with it. I think I didn’t like how it ended. Lovely review as always!

November 6, 2013 - 5:13 pm

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - OOOOO, I haven’t heard of this book, but it’s on my radar now. Cooking? Sweet romance? Intelligent protagonist? Sign me up!

November 6, 2013 - 8:53 am

Bookworm1858 - I had no idea they were making a movie of this! I remember how it made me so hungry while reading because all of her food sounded so delicious.

November 4, 2013 - 5:55 pm

Alexa Y. - I’m so glad that you enjoyed this one! The cooking aspect of this book is really what drew towards it initially, but I’m happy to hear that it’s got a great story to boot. I’ll definitely be checking this one out!

November 4, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - There are few things I appreciate more in a young adult novel than a protagonist who has a special talent or passion, none more so than one who’s able to cook or bake well as that’s a skill that has always largely alluded me 😛 I also love the fact that The Secret Ingredient seems to focus less on romance and more on the family dynamic between Olive and her father(s) and brother, something which in my experience is quite unusual in the young adult genre. I’ll definitely be adding The Secret Ingredient to my to-be-read list as it sounds like precisely the sort of story I would normally enjoy! 🙂 Thanks for bringing it to my attention with this thoughtful and lovely review, Estelle.

November 4, 2013 - 10:50 am

Lisa - You Have Seven Messages is on my TBR, and I’ll definitely be adding this one as well!

I LOVE the idea of an old soul who is also confident in her talents, has solid relationships and is a character that is genuine and one I want to read about without cringing or rolling my eyes! Sounds like Olive might be my person.

Estelle: You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis

You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis (website | twitter) Publication Date: 9/13/2011 Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Pages: 304 Pages Target Audience: Young adult Keywords: Death of a parent, mystery, art, family, first love Format read: Hardcover from library. Summary: A year after her mother’s death, Luna visits her old studio and finds her […]

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November 4, 2013 - 9:01 am

The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis (YA Review) - […] year, I sat curled up at a hotel pool reading You Have Seven Messages. I fell hard for Stewart Lewis’ lyrical prose. So it was with great anticipation that I […]

May 14, 2013 - 12:01 am

Top 10 Tuesday: The Hard Stuff (in Books) - […] lives. Sometimes uncovering these mysteries is great for us, and other times… not so much. You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis is written so beautifully, about a girl who listens to voicemails left on her […]

February 21, 2013 - 9:54 pm

Estelle's Shelve It >> 2/21/2013 - […] Before You by Jojo Moyes — from Rachel @ Hello Chelly You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis — from Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein — […]

June 18, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This sounds absolutely AMAZING. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

May 30, 2012 - 11:54 am

Our Half Year Report + a Summer Giveaway - […] You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis […]

May 20, 2012 - 9:50 am

Shelve It: May 20, 2012 - […] reviewed You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis – a book she had a hard time putting […]

May 16, 2012 - 9:59 pm

Estelle - Morgan, super bizarre because the same weekend I finished Seven Messages… I went to the bookstore and saw there was ANOTHER book with the same picture called “Some Girls” and I added it to my list. Pretty hilarious and weird? Don’t they keep a tally of that somewhere. Hope you read Seven Messages! Thanks for stopping in!

May 16, 2012 - 9:52 pm

Estelle - Glad to hear it Liz! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

May 16, 2012 - 8:24 pm

Liz - Conveniently I have this one out from the library right now. Great review, you have convinced me it should move to the top of the pile!

May 16, 2012 - 10:19 am

Morgan - Sounds like a great book! Your review drew me in because I have read a book with the same cover before. (Miracle Girls by Anne Dayton). So, it caught my attention!