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The Lady, the Chef, and the Courtesan

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Publisher Comments:

According to a Latin American proverb, in order for a woman to discover her power over men, she must learn to be a lady in the living room, a chef in the kitchen, and a courtesan in the bedroom. After perfecting the grace and elegance of each, a woman will ultimately understand her own potential in life, and the command she has over everyone around her, including herself.

When Pilar is left her grandmother's legacy books, she not only discovers what she is missing in her own life but also discovers the secret life her grandmother carried with her to her grave.

Bound in black silk, the three books teach the sacred beauty rituals that South American women have followed for centuries, the rules of social etiquette every young woman must master, and delicious recipes to seduce men — recipes that can teach the strong-willed Pilar how to be the perfect lady, wife, and lover.

As Pilar reads through the diaries, she slowly begins to discover the importance of tradition and how to incorporate the secrets into her life as an independent, professional woman. And finally, perhaps — with her grandmother's wise words floating in her mind — she will find the courage to follow her heart, wherever it may lead.

Weaving together the story of a modern woman with that of a grandmother's time-honored traditions, The Lady, the Chef, and the Courtesan is a compelling novel of history, seduction, love — and what it truly means to be a woman.

Review:

"[M]usical and sensually written....The past/present framing of the story is ungainly but, like the mangoes that provide the impetus for Gabriela's supremely erotic final chapter, the sweetness is within." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Marisol overdoes the drippy-mango sexual symbolism, and the writing sometimes clunks, but The Lady... has some uncommonly lyrical moments." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

A sensual, romantic tale that will captivate the millions of readers who love the novels of Laura Esquivel and Joanne Harris.

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:
9780060530426
Author:
Marisol
Publisher:
Rayo
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
4185.1
Publication Date:
August 19, 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.38x5.28x.90 in. .93 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Rayo - English 9780060530426 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[M]usical and sensually written....The past/present framing of the story is ungainly but, like the mangoes that provide the impetus for Gabriela's supremely erotic final chapter, the sweetness is within."
"Review" by , "Marisol overdoes the drippy-mango sexual symbolism, and the writing sometimes clunks, but The Lady... has some uncommonly lyrical moments."
"Synopsis" by , A sensual, romantic tale that will captivate the millions of readers who love the novels of Laura Esquivel and Joanne Harris.
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