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Mrs. Quinn's rise to fame : a novel / Olivia Ford.

Ford, Olivia, (author.).

"A huge-hearted, redemptive coming-of-old-age tale, a love story, and an ode to good food. Nothing could be more out of character, but after fifty-nine years of marriage, as her husband Bernard's health declines, and her friends' lives become focused on their grandchildren--which Jenny never had--Jenny decides she wants a little something for herself. So she secretly applies to be a contestant on the prime-time TV show Britain Bakes. Whisked into an unfamiliar world of cameras and timed challenges, Jenny delights in a new-found independence. But that independence, and the stress of the competition, starts to unearth memories buried decades ago. Chocolate teacakes remind her of a furtive errand involving a wedding ring; sugared doughnuts call up a stranger's kind act; a simple cottage loaf brings back the moment her life changed forever. With her baking star rising, Jenny struggles to keep a lid on that first secret--a long-concealed deceit that threatens to shatter the very foundations of her marriage. It's the only time in six decades that she's kept something from Bernard. By putting herself in the limelight, has Jenny created a recipe for disaster?"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593656419
  • ISBN: 0593656415
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York City : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes recipes.
Subject: Older women > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Television cooking shows > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


  • 7 current holds with 3 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library FORD, OLIVIA (Text) 34455007067701 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 03/05/2024
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009831802 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 02/26/2024
Easton Main Library FORD (Text) 31901004766996 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 02/29/2024

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