by Lisa Wingate

September 2003
ISBN: 0-451-41102-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Onyx
Mass Market Paperback

When Colleen Collins fast paced life in D.C starts to crumble before her very eyes, she finds it easier to crawl under the covers for weeks on end than to take her friend up on an offer to head to Texas on special assignment. Collie knows absolutely nothing about cooking and even less about life in the country however money is money and once the assignment is over, she'll collect the money and head back home.

Little did she know that thanks to a temperamental car, she would end up meeting True, the Tractor Man or that she would fall in love with his hometown of San Saline and its charming inhabitants. As she learns about prickly pear jelly, biscuits and hopping john, she also learns some valuable lessons about life and starts to wonder what she used to like about the hustle and bustle of D.C.

This was my first time reading Lisa Wingate, but it won't be my last. She created characters that stole my heart and threw in some wonderful thoughts about life that left me closing the book with a warm feeling in my heart.

Look for Cossroads, the sequel to Texas Cooking coming out in April 2004.

Reviewed in October 2003 by Shelby.

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