Blog Tour: The Secret Ingredient by Sue Heath

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Title: The Secret Ingredient

AuthorSue Heath

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance

My Rating: 5 out of 5


It’s been three years, two weeks and one day since Kate Shaw’s life changed forever. Three years, two weeks and one day that Kate has been angry – with herself and life.

But today is different. Different because Kate has finally taken the step she’s been avoiding…back into the kitchen. Now, what begins as a (disastrous) attempt to make pancakes becomes a culinary journey that is not only a love letter to someone so important to her, but also an unexpected means of connection to a community she never knew she had…

My Review of The Secret Ingredient

The Secret Ingredient really is one of the most heart-warming and beautiful books I have read in a long time. Life changed forever for Kate Shaw 3 years ago. Still overwhelmed with grief, guilt and heartbreak, Kate decides to quit her job as a teacher, and do something else with her life. Not even knowing what she wants to do, she just knows that something in her lie has to change in a big way.

After a chance meeting with one of her elderly neighbours – husband and wife, Charles and Mary, she begins to spend more time with them, and Mary shares her love and skills for cooking with Kate. Surprising herself, Kate begins to really enjoy cooking again, and through Mary and Charles, she gets to know more of her neighbours.

Getting to know her neighbours better, Kate realises each of them has struggled with their own losses over the years – they all come together as a community – helping each other, cooking and spending time with each other. Kate finally realises what is important in life after all – but can she really find true happiness all over again?

The Secret Ingredient is a beautiful, heart-warming story, and really makes you question what is important in life – family, love, friends and laughter. A must-read for me – I promise you will not regret it!

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing the materials for this post and organising the Blog Tour for The Secret Ingredient. Be sure to check out the other blogs that participated in this Blog Tour.

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