December 1, 2011

Giveaway: The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry (Paperback)

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After the unexpected death of her parents, painfully shy and sheltered 26-year-old Ginny Selvaggio seeks comfort in cooking from family recipes. But the rich, peppery scent of her Nonna’s soup draws an unexpected visitor into the kitchen: the ghost of Nonna herself, dead for twenty years, who appears with a cryptic warning (“do no let her…”) before vanishing like steam from a cooling dish.

A haunted kitchen isn’t Ginny’s only challenge. Her domineering sister, Amanda, (aka “Demanda”) insists on selling their parents’ house, the only home Ginny has ever known. As she packs up her parents’ belongings, Ginny finds evidence of family secrets she isn’t sure how to unravel. She knows how to turn milk into cheese and cream into butter, but she doesn’t know why her mother hid a letter in the bedroom chimney, or the identity of the woman in her father’s photographs. The more she learns, the more she realizes the keys to these riddles lie with the dead, and there’s only one way to get answers: cook from dead people’s recipes, raise their ghosts, and ask them.





Disclosure: I did not receive any form of compensation for this post. The prize is being provided by the publishing company.

59 comments:

  1. Ooh this sounds different, my pre-loved comp is up if you want to take a look, good comp thanks

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  2. I would love to win this one. It sounds really great!!

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  3. This sounds very interesting.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  4. I love the idea of a haunted kitchen and learning more about all those secrets!
    kacboos(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. I loved this book. I was able to meet the author at my local indie - I loved the combo of recipes and the autism aspect.

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  6. This is a great book! One of my favorites of 2011. Jael posted the PB cover image on her blog recently: http://simmerblog.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/11/the-kitchen-daughter-paperback-cover.html

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  7. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  8. I'd gladly cook my Grandmother's recipes for the chance to speak with her again. Sounds like a good read!

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  9. This has been on my TBR list for along time now.

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  10. Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the chance into this giveaway.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  11. I would love to win this book. If I could cook with any person in my family that has died ti would be my Grandpa.

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  12. I need a new book!

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  13. This book looks very interesting. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  14. This sounds like a book I'd like to read.

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  15. This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I'd love to read this! It sounds really good!

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  17. I've been wanting to read this book for some time now.

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  18. I would love to be able to cook with my dad.

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  19. looks interesting i'd love to check it out
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  20. I'd like to put The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry on my read list.
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  21. This sounds like a great book to read.

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  22. Looks intriguing! Count me in!

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  23. Sounds great, I definitely want to read it! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  24. Looks to be an excellent read. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  25. This sounds like a delicious read!

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  26. What a awesome looking cover, very eye catching!

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  27. I would love to read this book.

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  28. This sounds fun!
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  29. I'd LOVE to win this book. I really would love read it.

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  30. This sounds like a book I would enjoy.

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  31. Richard BreidenbachDecember 16, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Sounds pretty interesting, hope I win! :)

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  32. I would love to read this book.

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  33. This one has been on my to read list for quite awhile.

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  34. This sounds like a great read! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters
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  35. Count me in, please!

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  36. This is on my to read list. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. I'd love to have this.
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  38. looks like a good one, really like ghost stories - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  39. I would like to read this book
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  40. Sounds like a good read
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  41. great for my daughter
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  42. looks like a great book!!

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  43. This seems so interesting, love the ghost stories :)
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  44. I love the cover of this book!

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  45. I love books about cooking/food and books about ghosts, so I am sure to love this one.

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  46. I'd never heard of this book before, but it sounds great. So even if I don't win, I'll have to get it!
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  47. Just what I need...another book. I say it partly sarcastically, and at the same time...it is what I need. But seriously...books are like oxygen to me!

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  48. I can't wait to read this. Thanks

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  49. sounds like a great movie

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  50. I hope I win. Thanks for the chance.

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  51. This sounds like a great book
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  52. I would love to read this.
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