That Part Was True

That Part Was True

by Deborah McKinlay
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That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. Their friendship blossoms against the backdrop of Jackson's colorful, but ultimately unsatisfying, love life and Eve's tense relationship with her soon-to-be married daughter. As each of them offers, from behind the veils of semi-anonymity and distance, wise and increasingly affectionate counsel to the other, they both begin to confront their problems and plan a celebratory meeting in Paris--a meeting that Eve fears can never happen.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455573653
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Deborah McKinlay has published half a dozen non-fiction titles in the UK, and her books have been translated into numerous languages. Her work has appeared in British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. She lives in South West England.

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That Part Was True 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a warm and wonderful read!   Ms McKinlay, please give us a sequel.   
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
It all began with a simple letter that fuels this richly crafted story about two individuals, the lives they lead and how they connect. It’s a blend of romance, food, soul searching and forgiveness. Eve Petworth is a lonely British woman who has cowered down to her ex-husband, her over domineering mother and now her outspoken daughter. She reaches out, through a letter, to American author Jackson Cooper to compliment a scene in one of his books. Thus discovering their mutual love of cooking and food. Jackson, while quite successful, is also lonely and has his share of awkward problems including his ex-wife’s new lover and an over-zealous neighbor. He finds the correspondence refreshing and a welcome break from his day-to-day life. The correspondence increases and develops into much more for each of them. They open up to one another offering caring advice. As they begin to confront their own problems, a special meeting is planned in Paris for them to finally meet. However, Eve fears this meeting can never happen. Author Deborah McKinlay draws you in, making you feel comfortable with both Eve and Jackson. They are realistic and likable with faults and problems readers can relate to. THAT PART WAS TRUE is a story that will stay with you long after the last sentence has been read. It deals with learning to forgive one’s own past, being honest with yourself and how friendship helps us overcome life’s problems. It’s a touching story with a good mix of romance, intrigue and funny moments, as well as yummy food references (and a couple of recipes). McKinlay does an excellent job taking the reader from England to America and back again. No matter the location, McKinlay’s vibrant descriptions makes the reader feel they’re in the setting. The story flows smoothly and swiftly, while keeping you wondering and hoping with an array of rich characters. THAT PART WAS TRUE shines a new light on how letter writing can change the course of your life. FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh, how I enjoyed this. Grown up people facing grown up troubles, doing their best to get through life in a good way and trying to connect. So many books are written about teenagers and 20 year olds searching for romance. Here is a tale of two people how connect through letters, and help each other through a time that is difficult for them in so many ways. I read the last page several times.