Title: The All You Can Dream Buffet
Author: Barbara O’Neal
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Random House
Pub date: 4 March 2014
Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender Honey Farms, a serene slice of organic heaven nestled in Oregon wine country. Lavender is determined to keep her legacy from falling into the profit-driven hands of uncaring relatives, and she wants an heir to sustain her life’s work after she’s gone. So she invites her three closest online friends—fellow food bloggers, women of varied ages and backgrounds—out to her farm. She hopes to choose one of them to inherit it—but who?
There’s Ginny, the freckle-faced Kansas cake baker whose online writing is about to lead her out of a broken marriage and into a world of sensual delights. And Ruby, young, pregnant, devoted to the organic movement, who’s looking for roots—and the perfect recipe to heal a shattered heart. Finally, Val, smart and sophisticated, a wine enthusiast who needs a fresh start for her teenage daughter after tragedy has rocked their lives. Coming together will change the Foodie Four in ways they could never have imagined, uniting them in love and a common purpose. As they realize that life doesn’t always offer a perfect recipe for happiness, they also discover that the moments worth savoring are flavored with some tears, a few surprises, and generous helping of joy.
I absolutely loved this one – it’s all about women bloggers. Barbara O’Neal uses some of their blog posts to tell parts of the story. There are stories of the individuals and their lives and blogs and the thread of the single story that brings them all together.
An absolutely feel-good story about women finding themselves, following their passion – which mainly revolves around food and blogging – and creating their own future.
The recipes and pictures that the author has added are delightful too.
I received a free copy of the book in exchange for a review from NetGalley. The publisher, Random House has been kind enough to allow me to do a giveaway. So ladies, put your hat in the ring for the chance to win a free copy of the e-book via NetGalley too.