Review: The Forgotten Recipe (Amy Clipston)
`The Forgotten Recipe` (Amy Clipston) is a novel not soon forgotten. I look forward to the second in the series (The Courtship Basket~July 2016). This novel caught my eye because just as the female protagonist, Veronica Fisher, becomes sole owner of her Grandmother's recipes I have become sole owner of my mother's recipes. `The Forgotten Recipe` is a fictional novel; although parts of it could ring true. Such as the handing down of recipes and how that connects us to the original owner, be they passed or alive. Many years ago my Great-Grandfather made a delightful spaghetti sauce using either pork ribs or beef ribs and meatballs.. As I got older I remember everyone raving about it.
My first impression from this novel is my eagerness to see what Veronica would say about her Grandmother's recipe. `The Forgotten Recipe` would make a great book club choice any time of the year. Especially since it includes discussion questions. This title is available in print, ebook, and audio. There is a glossary so the reader may be well-versed with unfamiliar words.
The setting is the real Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; the characters are fictional. Most of the Amish novels I have read adhere to the romantic side. This novel has romance, however it's also more than that. There is a young woman, a young man, and a deceased loved one.
Question: Do you think it best to be up front and honest with someone, even though it may be hurtful, or keep it a secret?