(From the publisher):
Teresa DiRosa believes that life, like fine food, is made special by mixing together the best ingredients: time, patience, and a lot of love. Owner of a thriving catering business, Bread and Roses, she has turned the feeding of stomachs--and souls--into her life's work. Now, with her niece Christine, best friend and bookkeeper Delia, and baker Amberlin, Teresa is gearing up for Bread and Roses' most important event of the year: the annual Christmas open house.
But as Teresa juggles recipes and party decorations, her personal life is spinning out of control. Her divorce is barely final when a handsome acquaintance hints that he'd like to be more than just friends. Her college-age son has broken her heart by choosing to spend Christmas with his father. And her niece Christine, beautiful and artistic, is engaged to marry a prominent psychologist--but seems to be losing her own grip on sanity as her wedding draws closer.
When a distraught Christine arrives in the midst of a preparty cooking marathon, Teresa is the only one who can save her. The radical steps she takes to stop her niece from killing herself shock everyone--but with Delia's and Amberlin's help, Teresa feeds Christine a healthy dose of courage, wisdom, and pure friendship...all while trying to pull off a grand party for a hundred people.
Original title: Feeding Christine
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Food