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The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

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Staff Review: "The Coincidence of Coconut Cake " by Amy E. Reichert

★★★★★

In this lovely new novel set in Milwaukee, Lou, owner and extremely talented chef of her own restaurant, literally runs into the food critic who eventually threatens to destroy her restaurant. Unbeknownst to either of them at the time, the food critic, Al, cannot forget the smell of vanilla and coconut Lou carried with her after their run in. But later that day, after Lou walked in on her fiancé with another woman, she can barely keep it together during the dinner rush. With horrible timing, Al chooses that disastrous night to review the restaurant, unaware that Lou owns it. When the two run into each other again, they plan excursions for Lou to show Al, who's in Milwaukee all the way from London, the sights and scrumptious food local to the area. While I normally greatly dislike novels set in Wisconsin (as I normally prefer to read novels set anywhere other than where I live), I instantly fell for Lou and Al and the obstacles in their way to finding true happiness. Along with a loveable set of friends surrounding the pair are delicious descriptions of meals that will leave your mouth watering. This is a wonderful read about second chances, true love, powerful friendships, and the power of an amazing meal.

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction, romance

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