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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.