By Janis Thomas
Published by Berkley Trade
Paperback: 384 pages
July 2, 2013; $16.00 US/$17.00 CAN; 9780425264829
Life's sweetest moments happen when you least expect them . . .
When Ruby McMillan's husband announces one morning that he's dumping her for another woman, she's unable to decide which indignity stings the most: the dissolution of their eighteen-year marriage or the deflation of her white-chocolate soufflé with raspberry Grand Marnier sauce. Without a good-bye to their two teenaged children, Walter leaves Ruby to cope with her ruined dessert, an unpaid mortgage, and her failing bakery.
With only royal icing holding her together, Ruby still manages to pick herself up and move on, subsidizing her income with an extra job as a baking instructor, getting a "my-husband's-gone" makeover, and even flirting with her gorgeous mortgage broker, Jacob Salt. For as long as she can remember, Ruby has done what's practical, eschewing far-fetched dreams and true love in favor of stability. But suddenly single again at the age of forty-four, she's beginning to discover that life is most delicious when you stop following a recipe and just live.
Janis Thomas, author of Sweet Nothings, is a native Californian, lives in Orange County with her husband, their two children, and their dog, Ruby. Janis has written more than fifty songs and (with her dad) two children's books, and is also an avid baker. She is also the author of Something New.
For more information please visit http://www.janisthomas.com, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter
"Sparkling, witty, and poignant. Sweet Nothings is absolutely delicious!"
-- Jane Porter, author of The Good Daughter
"A breezy read."
-- Publishers Weekly
"For any woman who has ever flirted with the possibility of a different life. Or who has ever flirted, period."
-- Sally Koslow, author of The Late, Lamented Molly Marx
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