The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue

The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue

by Barbara O'Neal

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940150685215
Publisher: Barbara Samuel
Publication date: 09/21/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 229,212
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Barbara O’Neal is the author of eleven novels of women’s fiction, which have been published in more than 15 countries around the world. She sold her first novel in her twenties, and has since won many awards, including two Colorado Book Awards and seven prestigious RITAs, including one for THE LOST RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS in 2010 and HOW TO BAKE A PERFECT LIFE in 2012, which was also a Target Book Club pick. Barbara loves peaches, good olive oil, a perfect white wine, and all big dogs. She travels internationally, presenting workshops, hiking hundreds of miles, and of course, eating. She lives with her partner, a British endurance athlete, and their collection of cats and dogs, in Colorado Springs.

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The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, thought provoking, interesting book. Trudy, 46, finds out after 20 plus years of marriage that her husband has been cheating on her, and they separate. Her neighbor, Roberta, has just become a widow when her husband of 62 years passes away, and she is grieving deeply. Her granddaughter, Jade, comes to stay with her. Jade has divorced her "player" husband, and is trying to make some changes in her life. Another neighbor, Shanelle, is an aspiring writer and trying to find a way to pursue that interest despite her husband's objections. Angel is a new neighbor who moves in next door to Trudy. The story follows these characters as they find support from each other and work through life's challenges. I really enjoyed this book. I received a copy of it in exchange for an honest review.
KelliJo More than 1 year ago
If you like Women's Fiction, this book is for you. It's about love and healing. It's about family and friendships. Trudy's husband is having an affair and she has kicked him out. Roberta's husband of many years has passed away and she is lost without him. Her granddaughter, Jade's, ex-husband is incarcerated and still stringing her along. She comes to her grandmother to help her and to get away from her own life. Shannelle loves her husband and her boys and her life, but she wants to be a writer and her husband is convinced she wants that instead of him. These women come together to help each other heal and find their way. Set aside time when you pick this book up because you will not be able to put it down! You will believe in love again.
JT1969 More than 1 year ago
Kitchen Avenue is the home of strong women with different life situations: Trudy Marino is facing a crossroads in her life prompted when she discovers her husband is having an extramarital affair; Roberta becomes a widow; Robert's granddaughter, Jade, is coming to terms with her broken marriage; and Shanelle is chasing her dream to become a writer. I like to think of this book as Chick-lit for the over their 20's crowd and really enjoyed how the author was able to share a range of emotions in a very realistic manner. From the book, I like this exchange between 2 of the characters, "Knowing everything you know now...would you do it again?"..."How could I be where I am if not for that?" Thanks to the Inner Circle for the copy of this book.
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Mari-Kate9 More than 1 year ago
not as good as her most recent books, but an enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took awhile to get the characters straight, but once I figured it out I really enjoyed the book.
CherishD More than 1 year ago
Read about 40 pages, flipped through several more, then archived. I was surprised by how I really did not like this book. Wish there had been some kind of warning about the God-less ness of this one. And seemed very difficult to follow. Hate not finishing after only going through so few chapters, but when I realized I was getting irritated with it, I knew it was time to shut it down. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A warm walk through the trials of life. I enjoyed the trip.