Title: The Secret Ingredient of Wishes
Author: Susan Bishop Crispell
Publisher: Thomas Dunne
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Number of Pages: 304
How I Got It: contacted by publisher
26-year-old Rachel Monroe has spent her whole life trying to keep a very unusual secret: she can make wishes come true. And sometimes the consequences are disastrous. So when Rachel accidentally grants an outlandish wish for the first time in years, she decides it’s time to leave her hometown—and her past—behind for good.
Rachel isn’t on the road long before she runs out of gas in a town that’s not on her map: Nowhere, North Carolina—also known as the town of “Lost and Found.” In Nowhere, Rachel is taken in by a spit-fire old woman, Catch, who possesses a strange gift of her own: she can bind secrets by baking them into pies. Rachel also meets Catch’s neighbor, Ashe, a Southern gentleman with a complicated past, who makes her want to believe in happily-ever-after for the first time in her life.
As she settles into the small town, Rachel hopes her own secrets will stay hidden, but wishes start piling up everywhere Rachel goes. When the consequences threaten to ruin everything she’s begun to build in Nowhere, Rachel must come to terms with who she is and what she can do, or risk losing the people she’s starting to love—and her chance at happiness—all over again.
This book is exactly what I have been looking for for the last two years, ever since THE GLASS KITCHEN. I like magic realism and foodie fiction and I love them even better when they're together. If you liked Practical Magic, you'll love this release. Be sure to enter my giveaway below to get a copy for yourself!
***Disclaimer:: I was given a copy of this release in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation. ***