BOOK CLUB BUZZ
LIZZY & JANE
by Katherine Reay
Lizzy and Jane couldn't be further from Jane Austen's sisters for whom they are named.
left her family's home in Seattle fifteen years ago to pursue her
lifelong dream -- chefing her own restaurant in New York City. Jane
stayed behind to raise a family. Estranged since their mother's death
many years ago, the circumstances of their lives are about to bring them
back together once again.
Known for her absolute command of her
culinary domain, Elizabeth's gifts in the kitchen have begun to elude
her. And patrons and reviewers are noticing. In need of some rest and
an opportunity to recover her passion for cooking, Elizabeth jumps at
the excuse to rush to her sister's bedside when Jane is diagnosed with
cancer. After all, Elizabeth did the same for their mother. Perhaps this
time, it will make a difference.
As Elizabeth's pours her
renewed energy into her sister's care and into her burgeoning interest
in Nick, Jane's handsome coworker, her life begins to evolve from the
singular pursuit of her own dream into the beautiful world of family,
food, literature, and love that was shattered when she and Jane lost
their mother. Will she stay and become Lizzy to her sister's Jane -- and
Elizabeth to Nick's Darcy -- or will she return to the life she has
worked so hard to create?
"Deeply moving and intensely meaningful."
- Romantic Times, 4 1/2 stars (Top Pick)
". . . a rich
feast for the senses - both literary and culinary . . . Reay treats
readers to a banquet of flavors, aromas, and textures."
- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"... Katherine Reay's Lizzy & Jane is a beautifully written, deeply moving novel that is a feast for the senses . . . An homage to a famous moment from Austen's Persuasion satisfied
one of my dearest Janeite fantasies. It all adds up to a poignant,
romantic, culinary delight that will bring tears to your eyes and a
smile to your heart."
- Syrie James, bestselling author of Jane Austen's First Love
Entry Deadline: December 3, 2014
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