A smart and deliciously funny novel by the bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club—and “readers will be cheering” (Bookreporter.com)...
Shortly before turning the big five-oh, Cooking with Gusto! TV personality Augusta “Gus” Simpson finds herself planning a birthday party she’d rather ignore—her own. To make things worse, the network wants to boost her ratings by teaming Gus with the beautiful, ambitious, and younger Carmen Vega—the former Miss Spain, no less.
But Gus isn’t going without a fight—whether it’s off set with her two demanding daughters, on camera with the vicious beauty queen herself, or after hours with Oliver, the new culinary producer who’s raising Gus’s temperature beyond the comfort zone. Now, in pursuit of higher ratings and culinary delights, Gus might be able to rejuvenate more than just her career.
“Fresh, tasty Comfort Food goes down mighty easily…Kate Jacobs’s breezy follow-up to her bestselling The Friday Night Knitting Club is a satisfying read that showcases Jacobs’s skill in creating endearingly flawed characters…The kind of book you rush home to finish.” —USA Today
“[A] warm and irresistible story...Highly recommended.”—Library Journal
“Jacobs has once again crafted a luxuriant yarn of a story…Comfort Food is good for the heart and the soul, serving up a rich pastiche of friendship and motherhood, with a savory side of romance, too.”—BookPage
“Real comfort food makes us feel safe and warm inside. It brings together family and friends by blending years, memories, and tastes. The novel Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs brings all these elements to the table.”—The Paper Palate