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Author: Susan Mallery
After nearly a decade as a sous-chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She's supported her ex-husband's dreams for so long that she can't even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents' home and envisions her very own cooking store. — Her crash course in business is aided by a streetwise...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778329510
ISBN-10: 0778329518
Publication Date: 4/1/2011
Pages: 400
Edition: Original
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
I really like Susan Mallery, even though a lot of her books follow the same formula: Husband cheats, divorce, woman goes back to her childhood home, and discovers the life, and love, that she's been looking for. However, even though this book has the same formula, it was wonderful! The story was rich with good characters. There was a deep feeling of family and love. There were trials to overcome, but even through those, the love was obvious. As I read, I felt like I was a part of this great family.

One note- Mallery usually uses sex in her books. This one was very chaste. There was some "touching" during kissing, but no sex. No profanity either. What a relief! Just strong characters living life, and learning how to connect with others.

Loved it!
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a sweet story about what makes people family, and I loved both of the main characters. Knowing you're adopted and having your adoptive parents show up out of the blue are two different things, but Mallery handles the story beautifully.

Really enjoyed this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Love Susan mallery and this story sounds great but after 2 chapter it just didn't grab me so I put it down and moved on.
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Helpful Score: 1
It's the best book I've read this year!
I actually give this book 4 ¾ stars*. Already Home is the best book Ive read this year. It was well written with an easy flow and the characters were very believable. I honestly cant think of any way to improve it. Its one of those books you finish and still think about days later. And most important it played on my emotions by making me cry. Already Home is not a romance, although it has romantic moments. It is about family connections, starting over, going with your instincts, and the choices we make.
I love Susan Mallery books. And I think this is one for the keeper shelf!
*(I reserve 5 for the best book Ive ever read.)
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First chapter so dull, just traded it and didn't bother to read more.
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Not my favorite SM, but I did get through it. I just found it hard to make myself finish. I did like all the food in the book though!
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Another great read from Susan Mallery! She has the gift that you just get mesmerized by the story the minute you start the book. Loved the characters and the story. I think it could be made into a second book with more of the story of Violet. A must read for sure!


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