Ah, at long last. I am back. I’m sure you didn’t notice but I haven’t been able to post anything on the blog since February. Well, the reason for that is, my laptop broke down and I had to have it fixed. I only got it back last month and of course, I still couldn’t blog right away because my files were all erased in the process of fixing it. I spent a whole month (maybe more) grieving the loss of said files. All those graphics and editions I made, 4 years worth of work, gone in a flash. Of course, it’s entirely my fault for not backing my files up but that’s all in the past. I’m ready to start anew–blogging and whatever else.

For my comeback, I prepared a lighthearted read perfect for the summer. It’s the time to unwind and this book may just be the apt companion for the hot, humid days ahead at the beach or in your own homes. I hope you have fun as much as I did reading it for the first time!


by Alice Clayton

Genre: Contemporary Romance

“Love is messy, painful and emotionally draining. It hardly seems worth it.”


Roxie Callahan is a private chef to some of Hollywood’s wealthiest, and nastiest, calorie-counting wives. After a dairy disaster implodes her carefully crafted career in one fell ploop, she finds herself back home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and running the family diner.

When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers her a lovely bunch of organic walnuts, Roxie wonders if a summer back home isn’t such a bad idea after all. Leo is heavily involved in the sustainable slow food movement, and he likes to take his time. In all things. Roxie is determined to head back to the west coast as soon as summer ends, but will the pull of lazy fireflies and her very own Almanzo Wilder be enough to keep her home for good?

Salty. Spicy. Sweet. Nuts. Go on, grab a handful.

Check out my full review here.