New Reading Material: The Lady, the Chef, & the Courtesan

20130105-233729.jpgMy latest book on the shelf is “The Lady, the Chef, & the Courtesan” written by Marisol.

It is about the story of a young Venezuelan woman who is unsure whether she should choose love over tradition.

After her grandmother dies, she is bequeathed a set of journals which explain how her grandmother missed her own chance for romantic joy.

Interspersed with the tales of fleeting romantic bliss are recipes and rules of conduct for well-behaved ladies.

I had this book on my shelf for some time, and got it pretty much for the catchy title.

When I just started reading this book, comparing to Chloe Neil’s writing and all her jokes and sarcasm, this one seemed too dull and a slow read. But it’s got some nice lines, such as this one:

Although her love for the woman whose wisdom had so often guided her life reached deeper than the roots of ceiba tree.

Or this one – it made me laugh, thinking of mother and I:

Every word spoken to her by her mother was like a spark charged with static, every conversation like a simmering pot of water that might come to a boil if not carefully watched.

I’ll find some other good ones and post them…I think it’s interesting to share them. What do you think?

It’s available on Goodreads too.


Posted on January 8, 2013, in Books, Quotes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I don’t like slow reads either I prefer the fast cant put down the book type 🙂

  1. Pingback: The Lady, the Chef, and the Courtesan (cont.) « Xenia Nova

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