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Recipes for a perfect Marriage ❤️ by Kate Kerrigan 📚 a book review 

August 8, 2016

I love novels that share recipes. It’s great because you get to enjoy a wonderful story and have lots of great recipes to try out too. Two for the price of one in a way.

I am also in the process of writing a novel, and it has lots of my lovely recipes intertwined with a story.

So whenever I come across these novels with recipes I love to start reading them straight away!

The Book-

Description below taken from Recipes for a Perfect Marriage –

They say there is no such thing as a perfect marriage, but of course there is. A perfect marriage is where two people live together for most of their lives until death separates them.

What there is no such thing as is an easy marriage. And when it comes to love, people have somehow come around to equating love with ease.

New York food writer Tressa returns from honeymoon worried that she has married her impossibly handsome new husband Dan out of late-thirties panic instead of love.

In 1930’s Ireland, her grandmother, Bernadine, is married off to the local schoolteacher after her family are unable to raise a dowry for her to marry her true love, Michael.

During the first year of her marriage, Tressa distracts herself from her stay-or-go dilemma by working on her grandmother’s recipes, searching for solace and answers through their preparation.

Through the stories of these two women RECIPES FOR A PERFECT MARRIAGE challenges the modern ideal of romantic love as a given and ponders whether true love can really be learned.


This story is so enticing, you will finish it in one go!

It’s very interesting to read as its topic is marriage, a subject which is always under scrutiny in the media in the modern society we live in today. It’s wonderful to go back in time and see how marriage was viewed in Tressa’s grandmothers era. 

If you love to cook, if you love to eat, whether you are married or not, I’m sure this book will touch you.

I’m planning to read The Dress by Kate Kerrigan next. A wonderful author who writes so naturally and realistically.

You can purchase Recipes for a Perfect Marriage on Amazon uk now.


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  1. Love the sound of this book and I’m quite partial to foodie fiction novels.

  2. Thank you so much for the great review! Bless you. Kate. x

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