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The Woman Who Wanted More

Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
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Summary

Two lonely women. An unlikely friendship. And one big life lesson: never be ashamed to ask for more....

After a major life upheaval on the eve of her 40th birthday, a reluctant Kate Parker finds herself volunteering at Lauderdale House for Exceptional Ladies. There she meets 97-year-old Cecily Finn. Cecily's tongue is as sharp as her mind but she has lost her spark, simply resigning herself to the Imminent End. 

Having no patience with Kate's plight, Cecily prescribes her a self-help book with a difference - it's a 1957 cookery manual, featuring menus for anything life can throw at 'the easily dismayed'. 

Will Kate find a menu to help her recover from her broken heart? If Kate moves forward, might Cecily too?

The cookbook holds the secrets of Cecily's own remarkable past and the story of the love of her life. It will certainly teach Kate a thing or two. 

So begins an unlikely friendship between two lonely and stubborn souls - one at the end of her life, one stuck in the middle - who come to show each other that food is for feasting, life is for living and the way to a man's heart is...irrelevant!

©2019 Vicky Zimmerman (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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Fantastic

Thoroughly enjoyed this book and it was narrated beautifully. The mix of fact and fiction worked so well to give an appertizing lesson in lifes ups and downs.