Item description for Kiss the Bride: Angel Food/Just Deserts/A Recipe for Romance/Tea for Two (Heartsong Novella Collection) by Kristy Dykes, Aisha Ford, Vickie McDonough & Carrie Turansky...
Four young women meet at a restaurant owner's conference - Angel from Florida, Monica from Missouri, Haley from Oklahoma, and Allison from New Jersey - and discover they share the same faiths, fears and hopes, including a lack of a love story in their liv
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Inc
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2006
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 1597893536 ISBN13 9781597893534
Availability 0 units.
More About Kristy Dykes, Aisha Ford, Vickie McDonough & Carrie Turansky
A former newspaper columnist, KRISTY DYKES is an award-winning author of se
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A Delicious Treat! Dec 7, 2006
"A Recipe for Romance" is one of four novellas in the book "Kiss the (Cook) Bride." An apron connects all four stories adding a fun twist.
Our story starts when Haley Tannehill's brother asks her to email an old school buddy; Scott Jantzen. Haley and Scott exchange emails and a friendship forms. Meanwhile Haley is put in the awkward position of taking over, The Cowpoke Café, the family restaurant she grew up despising.
When Scott returns home from the Middle East, Haley hires him to help her renovate the neon, cowboy boot blinking restaurant, into something a little more modern. As Haley spends more time with Scott, his witness and devotion to his heavenly father, makes Haley realizes she has more missing in her life then an updated restaurant.
At the end of Ms. McDonough's book is a recipe for "Aunt Mildred's Icebox Cake". It made a wonderful addition to my Thanksgiving dinner and has a surprisingly nice tart and nutty flavor. And really, there is no better way to enjoy a good book then having a great dessert to go with it!
Refreshing, upbeat and clever! Oct 13, 2006
Reviewed by Kelli Glesige for Reader Views (9/06)
"Kiss the Bride" is a compilation of four contemporary romances written by four different authors, but all are intertwined. Four young women become fast friends at the National Restaurateurs' Convention in Dallas, Texas, when the hotel elevator gets stuck. Angel, Haley, Allison and Monica learn they have several things in common besides all attending the same convention and being in the restaurant business. All the young women are single and have high hopes of meeting Mr. Right in the not-too-distant future. In varying degrees, the young women trust God and know he has a plan for each of their lives. All the women vow to remain friends and to reunite at the next convention. Will any of them be able to share success stories of finding Mr. Right?
"Angel Food" and the Epilogue is written by Kristy Dykes and tells the story of Angel Morgan and her struggle to find patrons at her new restaurant, the Rue de France in the small town of Nine Cloud, Florida. "Just Desserts" by Aisha Ford tells the story of Monica Ryan and her family-owned business in Missouri called The Pie Rack. A "Recipe for Romance" by Vickie McDonald finds Haley Tannehill in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a hostess at her brother's restaurant called Tannehills and working at her parent's business, The Cowpoke Café. And "Tea for Two" by Carrie Turansky tells of Allison Bennett and her sister who are opening Sweet Something Tea Shop in Princeton, New Jersey.
Since all the stories have food and a restaurant as common traits, we find that each story shares with the reader a special dessert that in some way has brought success for its preparer. Each dessert is known in that particular story for its popularity and "heavenly" taste. At the end of each story, the recipe is included for the reader to try at home. Being able to prepare a dessert that we have just read so much about makes the reader feel a greater connection to the story.
"Kiss the Bride" is refreshing, upbeat, and clever. Four authors were able to put their talents together and show their individuality, but they also successfully show their ability to work together as a team. The common thread of a special traveling apron, purchased at the convention and then passed along to all the women, appears in each story. The authors obviously worked together to bond this element among the four stories. If you like Christian romance and cooking, you should thoroughly enjoy this compilation. I highly recommend this book!
A fun romantic read Oct 9, 2006
This novella starts with a very fun premise~ a Kiss the Cook apron passed between friends~ and provides four stories about female restaurateurs falling in love.
Each story provides a unique perspective from love interests with competing restaurants to military romance budding long-distance and ending with a story of suspense, humor, and a great takeaway about forgiveness. A favorite feature is the yummy recipes provided with each story.