Lizzy and Jane never saw eye to eye. But when illness brings them together, they discover they may be more like Austen’s famous sisters after all.
Lizzy was only a teenager when her mother died of cancer. Shortly after, Lizzy fled from her home, her family, and her cherished nickname. After working tirelessly to hone her gift of creating magic in the kitchen, Elizabeth has climbed the culinary ladder to become the head chef of her own New York restaurant, Feast. But as her magic begins to elude her, Paul, Feast’s financial backer, brings in someone to share her responsibilities and her kitchen. So Elizabeth flees again.
In a desperate attempt to reconnect with her gift, Elizabeth returns home. But her plans are derailed when she learns that her estranged sister, Jane, is battling cancer. Elizabeth surprises everyone—including herself—when she decides to stay in Seattle and work to prepare healthy, sustaining meals for Jane as she undergoes chemotherapy. She also meets Nick and his winsome son, Matt, who, like Elizabeth, are trying to heal from the wounds of the past.
As she tends to Jane’s needs, Elizabeth’s powers begin to return to her, along with the family she left behind so long ago. Then Paul tries to entice her back to New York, and she is faced with a hard decision: stay and become Lizzy to her sister’s Jane, or return to New York and the life she worked so hard to create?
Whoaaaaa. What a packed book.
This story deals with some major issues: family dysfunction, depression, cancer, death, being a single parent, etc. So it was a pretty dense plot. Even the dialogue was dense.
But what an oh-so-beautiful story of family redemption and love.
Katherine blends Lizzy & Jane together like a warm and chocolately mocha, with romance as whipped cream and caramel as the delicious food descriptions. I mean , come on, I’m HUNGRY.
Yes, this is an adult book, so I say if you are an older teen this book would be perfectly fine.
It was entertaining, beautifully written, full of amazing and heart wrenching quotes, a total tear-jerker, and one of the most poetically written books in the Christian fiction industry!
~By His Grace,
You’re creating more than a meal; you’re creating sustenance and meeting needs that are way beyond nutritional.
–Cecilia ~ Lizzy & Jane, 139