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When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison
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Apr 12, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: first-reads, adult-chic-lit, 2012
Read from April 05 to 11, 2012 — I own a copy

I won this ARC copy through the First Reads program and couldn't have been happier to read it! I've read 2 other books by Beth Harbison that I was partial to due to the writing. But this one was a truly fun read. I was hooked after the first chapter...and that is due to the hilarity that ensued.

Gemma Craig (no relation to Jenny Craig) is a personal chef who works for an array of families in the DC area. One is a cast member of a reality show (similar to the RHO franchise), another has some of the weirdest dietary requests, another is a gay man who is talkative and friendly, and another is a man referred to as Mr. Tuesday.

Beth does a really neat job of pulling in pop culture to this book as well as winding in the typical chic lit fanfare. This could be considered a fluff read, but it is a little bit more just due to the better writing style than in other chic lit books. Gemma goes through some issues drudged from her past when history repeats itself and she has to make a fairly large decision.
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Carrie Received this one through Goodreads First Reads and am already really enjoying it...after just the first chapter.

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