Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Book Review - The Cotswolds Cookery Club: A Taste of Italy by Alice Ross

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Title: The Cotswolds Cookery Club: A Taste of Italy
Author: Alice Ross
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: HQ Digital 
Publication Date: 21st July 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

The perfect recipe for happiness?
Connie has had enough. Enough of the city, enough of her job – and most importantly, enough of her cheating boyfriend! So, when her best friend jets off to sunny Australia for six months and calls on Connie to house and dog-sit, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

Finally free to chase her dreams, Connie sets up her very own Cotswolds Cookery Club – a place to share scrumptious recipes and, more importantly, a lot of wine! Cue Melody, Kate and Eleanor, three very different women who Connie realises are all in need of a recipe for happiness…

But with two gorgeous men turning up the heat, Connie may have just ended up with a recipe for disaster!

Relatively short novella, that takes in the feel of the picturesque Cotswolds, two gorgeous men, 3 new friends and a whole lot of Italian cookery. What more could you want from a book called The Cotswolds Cookery Club: A Taste of Italy! 

Connie isn't really sure what she is doing with her life, so when her friend offers to let her housesit for six months while she is off to Australia, Connie jumps at the chance. On settling into the lovely Cotswolds house, she reawakens her love of cookery and decides to start a cookery club, starting with an Italian theme. 

Well the food that is being created sounds delicious and I suspect by the time this series finishes that I will be hoping for a companion recipe book to try them all out for myself.  Connie clearly knows her food and it rubs off on the three ladies who join her club. 

They take it in turns to produce delicious Italian menus at each others houses, and we have Eleanor who runs the local newsagent, Kate who has three young children, and Melody who is need of a friend as she is also new to the area, 

Connie also needs to dog sit, for Eric, who is scared of his own shadow to start with, and a former rescue dog. Despite not being the most outgoing of canine companion his personality is really felt in each scene he is in. 

As the first book in a new series, it gives a great introduction to the various characters that I hope to see more of in the next two parts.

Thank you to Netgalley and HQ Digital for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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