Recipe for a Perfect Wife


      Recipe for a Perfect Wife
In this captivating dual narrative novel, a modern day woman finds inspiration in hidden notes left by her home s previous owner, a quintessential 1950s housewife As she discovers remarkable parallels between this woman s life and her own, it causes her to question the foundation of her own relationship with her husband and what it means to be a wife fighting for her place in a patriarchal society.When Alice Hale leaves a career in publicity to become a writer and follows her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house But when she finds a vintage cookbook buried in a box in the old home s basement, she becomes captivated by the cookbook s previous owner 1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realizes that within the cookbook s pages Nellie left clues about her life including a mysterious series of unsent letters penned to her mother.Soon Alice learns that while baked Alaska and meatloaf five ways may seem harmless, Nellie s secrets may have been anything but When Alice uncovers a sinister even dangerous side to Nellie s marriage, and has become increasingly dissatisfied with the mounting pressures in her own relationship, she begins to take control of her life and protect herself with a few secrets of her own. Free Download [ Recipe for a Perfect Wife ] Author [ Karma Brown ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

KARMA BROWN is an award winning journalist and author of the bestsellers Come Away With Me and The Choices We Make In addition to her novels, Karma s writing has appeared in publications such as Redbook, SELF, and Chatelaine Karma lives just outside Toronto with her husband, daughter, and their labradoodle, Fred In This Moment is her most recent novel.

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  • ebook
  • 336 pages
  • Recipe for a Perfect Wife
  • Karma Brown
  • English
  • 13 December 2019

10 thoughts on “ Recipe for a Perfect Wife

  1. says:

    3.5 stars A modern woman who is of the contentious type is often amenable to love and reason If she will only listen quietly a process that is painful to her you may firmly, rationally, and kindly convince her she is not always in the right Walter Galichan, Modern Woman and How to Manager Her 1910A reluctant housewife in the present finds herself drawn to a housewife from the 1950s in Recipe for a Perfect Wife In the early 1950s, Nellie, an early 20 something has married Richard, 3.5 stars A modern woman who is of the contentious type is often amenable to love and reason If she will only listen quietly a process that is painful to her you may firmly, rationally, and kindly convince her she is not always in the right Walter Galichan, Modern Woman and How to Manager Her 1910A reluctant housewife in the present finds herself drawn to a housewife from the 1950s in Recipe for a Perfect Wife In the early 1950s, Nellie, an early 20 something has married Richard, a man in his mid thirties Richard swept Nellie off her feet and she thought t...

  2. says:

    This is probably the fastest I ve finished a book all year I considered DNF ing, but I m glad I stuck it out It had a lotdepth than what I was anticipating and even though I didn t particularly like Alice the present day MC , I appreciated her gusto by the end of the book Dual storylines don t always work for me and this one was an exception Usually, I find myself loving one perspective and disliking the other, but this was pretty equal Once the book found it s groove, I couldn t This is probably the fastest I ve finished a book all year I considered DNF ing, but I m glad I stuck it out It had a lotdepth than what I was anticipating and even though I didn t particularly like Alice the present day MC , I appreciate...

  3. says:

    RECIPE FOR A PERFECT WIFE masterfully bridges the lives of two women, living sixty years apart, who refuse to fall victim to the patriarchy While Karma Brown s signature style remains, it s laced with something sinister and dark A brillia...

  4. says:

    An old house, an old cookbook, notes in the cookbook that reveal the life of Nellie, and Alice who has some secrets of her own is what the reader finds in this lovely read.We meet Alice who was fired from her job because of something she leaked and we learn of a box she finds that is filled with books, magazines, and a cookbook that inspires Alice to try some of the recipes.Along with the cookbook, Alice finds notes about the life of a woman, Nellie, who lived during the 1950 s.The cookbook An old house, an old cookbook, notes in the cookbook that reveal the life of Nellie, and Alice who has some secrets of her own is what the reader finds in this lovely read.We meet Alice who was fired from her job because of something she leaked and we learn of a box she finds that is filled with books, magazines, and a cookbook that inspires Alice to try some of the recipes.Along with the cookbook, Alice finds notes about the life of a woman, Nellie, who lived during the 1950 s.The cookbook helped Alice pass her days since she no longer was working and really didn t like her new home Nellie who owned the books was a stay at home wife from the 1950...

  5. says:

    If these walls could talk.Recipe for a Perfect Wife is an unputdownable story of two women living in the same house 60 years apart This story is full of secrets that kept me turning the pages This is my first book by Karma Brown and I will be checking out her previous books I also enjoyed the 1950...

  6. says:

    With sharp insights into what it means to be a married woman in America both currently and historically, this novel is beguiling, entertaining and wholly unpredictable I really think this is Karma s best book yet.

  7. says:

    This book started out excellent for me but after a while it fizzled and fell a bit flat I think part of the problem is that I didn t like the main character, Alice I ve read other books by this author and have loved them so I will definitely readof h...

  8. says:

    This was a great book The story is told in alternating timelines, the lives of two women, Alice and Eleanor Between the antiquated advice for wives and the old fashion recipes, I thought this book was a fun and eye opening read This was a great book The story is told in alte...

  9. says:

    3.5 StarsThis book was magnificently written and was a very enjoyable book to read It held my interest throughout and delivered a satisfying ending The characters were believable and the story was too This book had both dark and bright events, some of which were simple and somecomplex but all interesting Karma Brown has this ability to take you into the thoughts of all her characters and absorb you into the mundane as well as the tragic and joyous aspects of life I love her detailed 3.5 StarsThis book was magnificently written and was a very enjoyable book to read It held my interest throughout and delivered a satisfying ending The characters were believable and the story was too This book had both dark and bright events, some of which were simple and somecomplex but all interesting Karma Brown has this ability to take you into the thoughts of all her characters and absorb you into the mundane as well as the tragic and joyous aspects of life I l...

  10. says:

    I have been a fan of Karma Brown, ever since I was blown away by Come Away with Me Her novels are powerful and thought provoking Recipe for a Perfect Wife has a different feel from her previous novels, as it is a dual narrative shifting between the 1950 s and the present Both Alice and Nellie were interesting and sympathetic characters whom I cared about the entire way through the story I couldn t put the book down because I just had to know what would happen for both of them Their lives I have been a fan of Karma Brown, ever since I was blown away by Come Away with Me Her novels are powerful and thought provoking Recipe for a Perfect Wife has a different feel from her previous novels, as it is a dual narrative shifting between the 1950 s and the present Both Alice and Nellie were interesting and sympathetic characters whom I cared about the entire way through the story I couldn t put the book down because I just had to know what would happen for both of them Their lives paralleled each other in some ways Karma s descriptions took me back in time during the 1950 s scenes Everything was easy to visualize in both time periods without having to be overly descriptive While I didn t like one of the choices Nellie made for herself, I understood why she did it, as well as why Alice made certai...

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