A charming debut novel about a lifestyle maven who learns that living simply isn't simple.
Deidre McIntosh became famous teaching women to live simply, and simply live-ironic for a woman who thrives on the chaos of a television career, and shares a home with her best friend, the one man she can count on-who happens to be gay.
But when her Seattle cooking-and-lifestyle show gets bumped off the air, and her best guy moves in with his boyfriend, she's left trying to figure out the next segment. Seizing on a chance encounter with an attractive stranger, Deidre accepts his offer to use his country home. She hopes to get away for a while and learn to practice what she preaches. To appreciate life without voice mail. To gain the courage to start again, and take the first slow, cautious steps toward a new kind of success-and maybe even love.
It seems like a simple task. But it may be the hardest thing she's ever done...
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A refreshing new voice in women's fiction. Includes recipes: Orgasmic Corn Fritters with Chinese Peppercorn, Creme Fraiche, and Sherry; Linguine with Rose Petal Sauce; Uptown Bistro's Spinach Salad with Light Roquefort Dressing; Lindsey's Meatloaf Special; Maple Walnut Scones in Origami Parchment Pockets;Hardware Bobby's oven- Baked, Old-Fashioned Fries; Chocolate Cherry Crackle Cookies; Old-Fashioned Mashed Potatoes; Deidre's Aromatic Gingerbread; Johnson Family Eggnog; Fresh Salmon and Penne Salad with Creamy Light Dill Dressing; Potato and Leek Gratin; Deidre's Peace of Mind Tea.
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King's books are selections of the Doubleday, Literary Guild, Rhapsody and Book of the Month book clubs.From the Back Cover:
"Mia King is a winner when it comes to creating memorable characters readers will love."
-- USA Today Bestselling Author Jill Marie Landis
"Mia King's stories tell of modern love, won and lost and won again, and are leavened with a love of food and a special recipe section at the end."
-- Chico Enterprise Record
Praise for Mia King's Table Manners
"A delicious read. Table Manners delights."
-- New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Mallery
Praise for Mia King's Sweet Life
"The ultimate `escape-and-find-yourself' novel ... funny, poignant, and filled with home truths any woman can relate to. This book is as warm and delicious as the recipes. A delightful indulgence!"
-- New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs
"A truly delightful read by the author of Good Things (2007) that highlights the nontourist Hawaii and incorporates King's trademark recipes."
"Colorful ... a breezy, satisfying read."
-- Honolulu Star-Bulletin
"Frothily fun and very readable."
-- Honolulu Weekly
Praise for Mia King's Good Things
"A funny, true look at a woman's quest for taste in life, whether in men or in food. Mia King writes with style and verve, making you laugh and cry. You'll enjoy every morsel of this book!"
-- National bestselling author Jessica Barksdale Inclan
-- Seattle Times
"A fresh and thoroughly enjoyable story as enticing as the delectable recipes at the end of the book."
"A fun, energized read with food sprinkled liberally throughout, whetting your appetite."
-- Honolulu Star-Bulletin
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