Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Review: Recipe For a Happy Life by Brenda Janowitz

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There’s more than one recipe for a happy life.

Hannah Goodman doesn't grow up like most kids on the Upper East side. Her mother, Gray, is an award-winning photojournalist with little time for the banalities of child-rearing, and when she's not jetting off to follow the latest scoop, she's camped out at the Hotel Chelsea. The closest thing Hannah's got to a traditional matriarch is her grandmother—a glamorous widow six times over with a sprawling Hampton’s estate. But Gray is determined that her daughter resist the siren song of the trust fund set, and make her own way in the world. So Hannah does just that—becoming a successful lawyer in New York City, and dating a handsome musician. Hannah has it all, or so it seems, until one hot June day the carefully constructed pieces of her life break apart. When she throws it all in and seeks solace at her grandmother's estate, she discovers that where happiness is concerned, you don’t have to stick to the recipe.

From Brenda Janowitz, the author of Jack with a Twist and Scot on the Rocks, comes a charming, clever, and romantic novel about three generations of women with a culture all their own.


I adored reading this book and being part of these characters lives, even if only for a short bit.  I dove into this book and found myself lost in the world within the pages.  The grandmother is one to be adored!  This story is about so many things, love, family and moving on!  You may laugh, you may cry, but you WILL feel something in this well written and beautiful story!  4.5 stars!

*Read my interview with Janowitz, HERE




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