Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay {A Review}

Lizzy and Jane are sisters. Estranged sisters, but sisters nonetheless. Lizzy is a chef living in New York and she has lost her cooking edge. Her cooking is rote, passionless. When her boss hires another chef, Lizzy feels threatened by his capabilities not only in the kitchen but also on social media.

Lizzy decides to take a couple of days off and visit her father across the country. Together they drive to Seattle to visit Jane, Lizzy’s sister who is going through chemo treatments. Lizzy and Jane’s mom had passed away years before from cancer.

The girls lost touch. Each blaming each other and themselves for the estrangement.  Now they are thrust together as their father needs to return home, Jane’s husband needs to go away on business and Lizzy is needed to stay and help Jane and her two children.

Will they be able to repair the distance between them? Can live together without killing each other? Is it possible for God to bring them together, to a place of healing and forgiveness?

You’re just going to have to get the book and read it for yourself to find out.

I really enjoyed this book. The characters are completely believable and real. I got lost in the pages. This book made me want to go experiment in the kitchen and travel to NYC and Seattle.

One person in the book had had a one-night stand that resulted in a child. I think this part could have been left out without changing the integrity of the book, it’s author or the reader at all. I know that happens in our world, but I don’t want to read about it in a for-fun novel.

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 Turning Pages.

I received a free copy of the book from the publisher for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.


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