Summer by the Sea by Susan Wiggs. I really should have purchased this one. More great recipes. I even made the rosemary lemonade for a cookout! The story was great – a fast summer read full of romance and good food. I really liked Rosa and (especially) Alex – both for their straight-forwardness and their personalities. Ms. Wiggs does an excellent job at creating believable characters that don’t fall into mind-numbing spirals of missed chances and bad choices. Her characters are smart, likeable, and most importantly – you cheer for them.
And seriously, the recipes are worth the cover price. Now I have to go buy it because I already returned it to the library.
My one complaint, hence the missing half-a-star, is that I guessed the mystery.
Still, highly recommended:[rating:4.5]