A fiction debut that willleave you wanting seconds, from an award-winning cookbook author
Claire “Neely” O’Neil is apastry chef of extraordinary talent. Every great chef can taste shimmering,elusive flavors that most of us miss, but Neely can “taste” feelings—cinnamonmakes you remember, plum is pleased with itself, orange is a wake-up call. Whenflavor and feeling give Neely a glimpse of someone’s inner self, she cancustomize her creations to help that person celebrate love, overcome fear, evenmourn a devastating loss.
Maybe that’s why she feelsthe need to go home to Millcreek Valley at a time when her life seems about tofall apart. The bakery she opens in her hometown is perfect, intimate, justwhat she’s always dreamed of—and yet, as she meets her new customers, Neely hasa sense of secrets, some dark, some perhaps with tempting possibilities. Arecurring flavor of alarming intensity signals to her perfect palate a long-agostory that must be told.
Neely has always been ableto help everyone else. Getting to the end of this story may be just what sheneeds to help herself.