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The Summer Kitchen From the author of A Month of Summer an inspiring new novel in the Blue Sky Hill series about one woman's effect on a struggling Dallas neighborhood With her adopted son missing and the rest of her family increasingly estranged Sandra Kaye Darden is drawn to the little pink house where her Uncle Poppy once provided security What begins for Sandra as a simple painting project meant to prepare the house for sale becomes a secret venture that eventually changes everything Cass Blue is having trouble keeping food on the table since she ditched foster care When Sandra Kaye shows up with lunch one day Cass has no way of knowing that the meeting will lead to the creation of a place of refuge that could reunite a divided community In this moving story of second chances two unlikely allies realize their ability to make a differenceand the power of what becomes known as the Summer Kitchen to nourish the soul Public library copy I love this series but let me warn you it's hard to put down The story is so real and I identify with the real life problems and characters The story stands alone overlapping some characters from Blue Sky Hill #1 which is set in the same area of Dallas I love the themes which overlap I love books with depth to them I love the title of this one and the meaning behind it and the meaning which it has for multiple characters Very clean read I love Lisa Wingate's books Are they sophisticated literature? No They're stories that make you feel good Stories about ordinary people just trying to do the best they can There's a thread of Christianity running through them but it never knocks you over the head it's a subtle sort of Christianity the truest kind people trying to love one another I also enjoy the shifting perspective of the alternating first person narrative As the story barrels along you look forward to the back and forth of the viewpoint And you know she's going to leave you feeling good Sometimes that's what you want and she always delivers Another good comfort read I would group this or any of Wingate's books that I've read as fluff at all She writes fiction about contemporary real life and people whose actions make a difference What distinguishes her books from other comfort books is that the lessons of kindness and civility are emphasized as this uote from Penguin Random House states While her work has received many awards she most treasures the National Civics Award awarded by the kindness watchdog organization Americans for More Civility to recognize public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life She believes that stories can change the worldA uote for The Summer Kitchen worth remembering When addiction runs in your family you can't take chances You can't try it once to see what it's like One time can be the beginning of something you can't stop The Summer Kitchen is Lisa Wingate's new exciting and inspirational book It is one of those straight through books Can't put it down until finishedSeventeen year old Rusty and his twelve year old sister Cass Salley Blue runaway from home just after their mother's funeral to avoid foster care Barely earning enough to keep a place to live and food on the table they end up in a dilapidated apartment in a struggling section of Dallas SandraKaye Darden is preparing her deceased uncle's little red house for sale The house is located near Cass and Rusty's apartmentThe Summer Kitchen is laced with inspirational uotes Cass Salley Blue Some lady told me once that when you don't like where you are you could close your eyes and think of the place you'd rather beIf you believed it enough she said it'd be just like you were there A mind trip she called itIf the mountain's big you gotta dream bigger Cass Salley Blue Nothing is impossible if you've got enough faith You remember that Cass Salley Blue and Opel in her new tshoos will be long rememberedThis is a very special book by an extraordinary author A book that hopefully makes it to the movies soonI highly recommend the Summer KitchenEd

  • Paperback
  • 354 pages
  • The Summer Kitchen
  • Lisa Wingate
  • English
  • 08 June 2016
  • 9780451226938

About the Author: Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist an inspirational speaker and the bestselling author of than thirty books Her blockbuster Before We Were Yours was on the NYT best seller list for over one year Her work has won or been nominated for many awards including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize the Oklahoma Book Award the Utah Library Award the Carol Award the Christy Award and the RT

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