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The Lady, the Chef, and the Courtesan

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According to a Latin American proverb, a complete woman must be a lady in the living room, a chef in the kitchen, and a courtesan in the bedroom. Pilar is none of the above. When Pilar inherits her grandmother's diaries, she discovers what is missing in her life, as well as the secret life her grandmother managed to keep hidden for decades. The black silk-bound diaries reveal the secret beauty rituals of South American women, rules of social etiquette, and delicious recipes to seduce men, which teach Pilar to be the perfect wife, lover, and woman.

Offsetting this sumptuous world of a woman's Venezuelan life in the '40s is Pilar's story — a culturally confused woman living in Chicago with thoughts and dreams that need inspiration. As she reads through the diaries, she slowly begins to discover the importance of tradition and how to incorporate it into her life as an independent, professional woman. And perhaps finally, she will find the courage to allow herself to love the man she isn't supposed to, but desperately does.

About the Author

Marisol has been a fashion model, banker, bellydancer, chef, aerobics and college language instructor, and most recently, a public relations professional. A native of Venezuela, she currently lives in Denver.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060530433
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Author:
Marisol
Subject:
General
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20040914
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98x5.30x.64 in. .47 lbs.

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