I read this book the week before we moved. It was a good, light read that was perfect for taking my mind off of the move before I went to sleep at night. I did not realize, until I sat down to write this review, that the author is from the Texas Hill Country not far from where we lived. Lisa Wingate has written many other books and I will probably check them out more thoroughly once we have settled into our new house.
The Summer Kitchen written by Lisa Wingate
Sandra’s world is crashing down all around her. She is lonely and confused. So, she begins spending her days at her Uncle Poppy’s house. Although she begins by doing some cleaning and painting to prepare to sell the house, she finds herself with a secret mission to care for those in need.
This is a story about love and hurt, restoration and new beginnings. It addresses family issues such as adoption, marriage struggles, death, hunger, and poverty. But most importantly, it illustrates that even a few humble peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can made a big difference in the lives of those in need. I would recommend this book to someone that enjoys a quick read with a strong moral emphasis. And, it is obvious from the title that is an appropriate read for the summer.