Synopses & Reviews
A smart and deliciously funny novel by the bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Cluband#151;and and#147;readers will be cheeringand#8221; (Bookreporter.com)...
Shortly before turning the big five-oh, Cooking with Gusto! TV personality Augusta and#147;Gusand#8221; Simpson finds herself planning a birthday party sheand#8217;d rather ignoreand#151;her own. To make things worse, the network wants to boost her ratings by teaming Gus with the beautiful, ambitious, and younger Carmen Vegaand#151;the former Miss Spain, no less.
But Gus isnand#8217;t going without a fightand#151;whether itand#8217;s off set with her two demanding daughters, on camera with the vicious beauty queen herself, or after hours with Oliver, the new culinary producer whoand#8217;s raising Gusand#8217;s temperature beyond the comfort zone. Now, in pursuit of higher ratings and culinary delights, Gus might be able to rejuvenate more than just her career.
and#147;Fresh, tasty Comfort Food goes down mighty easilyand#133;Kate Jacobsand#8217;s breezy follow-up to her bestselling The Friday Night Knitting Club is a satisfying read that showcases Jacobsand#8217;s skill in creating endearingly flawed charactersand#133;The kind of book you rush home to finish.and#8221; and#151;USA Today
and#147;[A] warm and irresistible story...Highly recommended.and#8221;and#151;Library Journal
and#147;Jacobs has once again crafted a luxuriant yarn of a storyand#133;Comfort Food is good for the heart and the soul, serving up a rich pastiche of friendship and motherhood, with a savory side of romance, too.and#8221;and#151;BookPage
and#147;Real comfort food makes us feel safe and warm inside. It brings together family and friends by blending years, memories, and tastes. The novel Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs brings all these elements to the table.and#8221;and#151;The Paper Palate
PRAISE FOR THE FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB
The books greatworth reading now.
If you are looking for an inviting group of gals to spend a few winter evenings with, pull up your afghan (you knitted it yourself, right?) and snuggle in with The Friday Night Knitting Club. Kate Jacobs breezy first novel reads like Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan. . . . Club makes you yearn for yarn, even if youre not a knitter. --Publishers Weekly
Without resorting to stereotypical personalities or over-the-top plot twists . . . Jacobs does something unexpectedshe changes things up, and [Club] goes from being a good book to being a really great story. --Marie Claire
"Fresh, tasty...It goes down mighty easily."
"Foodies will enjoy peeking behind the scenes of cooking shows."
-Rocky Mountain News
"A warm and irresistible story."
Praise for Knit the Season
and#8220;The spirit of the season permeates every page as the women knit their way through the family trials and tribulations of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Yearand#8217;s, and an unforgettable wedding.and#8221; and#8212;USA Today
and#8220;Comforting, heartwarmingand#8230;Curling up with a Friday Night Knitting Club novel is like visiting with old friendsand#8230;This holiday entry is sure to please fans and leave them hungry for the next installment.and#8221; and#8212;Booklist
and#8220;More than a few craft-lovers will find this yarn under their tree.and#8221; and#8212;BookPage
and#8220;[Gives readers a] warm, fuzzy feeling.and#8221; and#8212;Family Circle
and#8220;Jacobsand#8217;s prose is pleasant, and she smoothly juggles all the story lines.and#8221; and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Knit Two
and#8220;Jacobs stitches together another winning taleand#8230;As comforting, enveloping, and warm as a well-crafted afghan.and#8221; and#8212;Publishers Weekly
and#8220;Fans [will] eagerly snuggle in to see how the friends piece together their knitting projects while finding solace in one anotherand#8217;s company.and#8221; and#8212;People
and#8220;As warming and cheering as visiting old friends.and#8221; and#8212;Booklist
and#8220;Fans of Debbie Macomberand#8217;s Blossom Street series will find much to enjoy here.and#8221; and#8212;Library Journal
and#8220;Reflects the relationships among women in real life.and#8221; and#8212;The Omaha World-Herald
and#8220;For legions of readers awaiting a reunion with their friends from the bestselling novel The Friday Night Knitting Club...Kate Jacobsand#8217;s warmhearted sequel, Knit Two, is certain to be a cozy companion on a blustery winter night.and#8221; and#8212;BookPage
Praise for The Friday Night Knitting Club
#1 New York Times bestseller!
and#8220;If you are looking for an inviting group of gals to spend a few winter evenings with, pull up your afghan (you knitted it yourself, right?) and snuggle in...Reads like Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan.and#8221; and#8212;USA Today
and#8220;An absolutely beautiful, deeply moving portrait of female friendship. Youand#8217;ll laugh and cry along with these characters.and#8221; and#8212;Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author
and#8220;Its simplicity and soothing repetition leave room for conversation, laughter, revelations and friendship.and#8221; and#8212;Detroit Free-Press
and#8220;Itand#8217;s all hereand#8212;dating, love, motherhood, career, estrangement, death and, especially, friendships that span generationsand#8230;[A] quick, fun, poignant yarn.and#8221; and#8212;The Seattle Times
and#8220;A Steel Magnolias for the twenty-first century.and#8221; and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
and#8220;Impossible to put down.and#8221; and#8212;Booklist
and#8220;Readers will come to root for nearly everyone.and#8221; and#8212;Concord (NH) Monitor
and#8220;[The Friday Night Knitting Club] evolves into an unbreakable sisterhood as the characters learn from each otherand#8217;s differences and bond over their love of knitting.and#8221; and#8212;Vogue Knitting
and#8220;Itand#8217;s easy to forget that the characters arenand#8217;t your friendsand#8230;But before you realize your emotional vulnerability, Jacobs does something unexpectedand#8212;she changes things up, and it goes from being a good book to being a really great story.and#8221; and#8212;Marie Claire
and#8220;An urban counterpart to How to Make an American Quilt.and#8221; and#8212;New Statesman
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In this smart, delicious novel by the bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club, a celebrity chef shows her friends and family the joy of fulfillment?and manages to spice up her own life at the same time.
In this smart, delicious novel by the bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club, a celebrity chef shows her friends and family the joy of fulfillment and manages to spice up her own life at the same time.
Shortly before turning the big 5-0, boisterous party planner and Cooking with Gusto! personality Augusta Gus Simpson finds herself planning a birthday party shed rather nother own. Shes getting tired of being the hostess, the mother hen, the woman who has to plan her own birthday party. What she needs is time on her own with enough distance to give her loved ones the ingredients to put together successful lives without her.
Assisted by a handsome up-and-coming chef, Oliver, Gus invites a select group to take an on-air cooking class. But instead of just preaching to the foodie masses, she will teach regular people how to make rich, sensuous mealsreal people making real food. Gus decides to bring a vibrant cast of friends and family on the program: Sabrina, her fickle daughter; Troy, Sabrinas ex-husband; Anna, Guss timid neighbor; and Carmen, Guss pompous and beautiful competitor at the Cooking Channel. And when she begins to have more than collegial feelings for her sous-chef, Gus realizes that she might be able to rejuvenate not just her professional life, but her personal life as well. . . .
Now in paperback from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club...
Shortly before turning 50, TV cooking show personality Augusta "Gus" Simpson discovers that the network wants to boost her ratings by teaming her with a beautiful, young new co-host. But Gus isn't going without a fight-whether it's off-set with her two demanding daughters, on-camera with the ambitious new diva herself, or after-hours with Oliver, the new culinary producer who's raising Gus's temperature beyond the comfort zone. Now, in pursuit of higher ratings and culinary delights, Gus might be able to rejuvenate more than just her career.
About the Author
Kate Jacobs is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Friday Night Knitting Club, Knit Two, Knit the Season, and Comfort Food. A former magazine writer and editor, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband.