The story revolves around Della, a reliable working mum, who just lost her mother after being her carer during a terminal illness. Della is that woman. The one who puts herself last. She takes care of her husband, her daughter, her home, her mother and pretty much everything else that needs doing. She goes above and beyond at her little dead end job. She is caught up in the image of herself from childhood, as not quite enough, so she tries hard and excels at the things she does. In quick succession, her mother dies, her daughter moves out to go to university and her husband, well…let’s just say his timing showed the “content of his character”. The 962 cookbooks that Della inherits from her mother spur a change that has been a long time coming. The end result is the Della that was supposed to be, a new understanding of family, and homey bookshop on Rosemary Lane.
Highly recommended especially for fans of Katie Fforde! I will definitely be keeping an eye out for new books by Ellen Berry.