Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Review: Cooking for Ghosts

29901992 Cooking for Ghosts by Patricia V. Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Do hearts broken long ago forever leave a tangible trace?

A Vegas cocktail waitress. An Indian herbalist. A British chemistry professor. An Italian-American widow. Four unique women with one thing in common: each is haunted by a tragedy from her past.

Cynthia, Rohini, Jane, and Angela meet on a food blogging site and bond over recipes. They decide on impulse to open The Secret Spice, an elegant café on the magnificent ocean liner, the RMS Queen Mary, currently a floating hotel in Long Beach, California. Rich in history and tales of supernatural occurrences, the ship hides her own desperate secrets.

The women are surrounded by ghosts long before they step aboard, but once they do, nothing is quite what it seems. Not the people they meet, not their brooding chef’s mystic recipes, and not the Queen Mary herself. Yet the spirits they encounter help them discover that there’s always a chance to live, as long as one is alive.

Nominated for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, COOKING FOR GHOSTS is an unforgettable tale of love, redemption, and divine female power.

*I won this through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway, this does not affect my review in any way*

I was excited about this one as soon as I found out about it, and wasn’t disappointed! I loved reading this and found it to be a quick read. I loved how the ghosts were portrayed as complex any other character, and that they were there to serve a purpose, not just to frighten people, but as friends and protectors to the four women in the story. I love a good mystery, and this one easliy held my interest. I also loved the end note, that told about the parts based on true people and events, I’m always facinated to have bits of history in the stories I read, especially ones I love so much!

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