The Ingredients of Us

From Debut Author Jennifer Gold Comes A Delicious Novel About The Sweet And Sour Ingredients Of Life And Love Elle, An Accomplished Baker, Has A Recipe For Every Event In Her Life But When She Discovers Her Husband S Infidelity, She Doesn T Know What To Make Of It Jam, Maybe Definitely Jam.Fed Up With The Stale Crumbs Of Her Marriage, Elle Revisits Past Recipes And The Events That Inspired Them A Recipe For Scones Reminds Her Of Her Father S Death, Cinnamon Rolls Signify The Problematic Courtship With Her Husband, And A Batch Of Chocolate Cookies Casts Elle In A Less Than Flattering Light Looking Back, Elle Soon Realizes That Some Ingredients Were Missing All Along.After Confronting Her Husband, Elle Indulges Her Sweet Tooth In Other Ways, Including A Rebound That Just Leaves Her Confused As Secrets From The Past Collide With The Conflicts Of The Present, Elle Struggles To Manage Her Bakery Business And Maintain The Relationships Most Important To Her In Piecing Her Life Back Together, Will Elle Learn To Take The Bitter With The SweetThe Ingredients of Us

Jennifer Gold believes love is sweet and life is messy, which is probably why she has a passion for writing about the relationships of career focused women When she s not writing books, Gold spends time with her witty husband, sassy horse, and two snuggly cats Gold holds a master s degree in writing and lives in Washington State Facebook

[Ebook] ↠ The Ingredients of Us  Author Jennifer  Gold –
  • Kindle Edition
  • 293 pages
  • The Ingredients of Us
  • Jennifer Gold
  • 27 April 2018

10 thoughts on “The Ingredients of Us

  1. says:

    All the ingredients of a sweet read Elle is a well known baker, and all her best memories are tied to food We meet her as she finds out her husband is cheating, which understandably rocks her world Elle can look at a recipe for scones and connect it to a memory about her father s death She can bake cinnamon rolls and think of when she first dated her husband Don t we all tie some of the best, and most challenging, times of our lives to food I know I certainly do Food and music Told in a unique structure, before the infidelity and after, I found the storytelling supremely engaging How will Elle come to terms with what has happened, and what will be the state of her marriage First off, I have to mention the yummy and interesting recipes included I definitely want to make them all The author has worked in a bakery before, and it shows Gold s writing shines, with authentic emotion throughout Elle is a complex and lovable main cha...

  2. says:

    Dear Readers, I am so thrilled to share my debut novel with you The idea for this book came out of my time as a baker While I was in college, I worked part time in a caf making pastries, cookies, cakes the whole nine While the job was much less technical than what you might see on the Great British Baking Show, I came away from the experience with a zillion great recipes, better home baking techniques, and most importantly, the inspiration for The Ingredients of Us One of the most profound things I learned during my baking days was a recipe s ability to remind us of togetherness For instance, sticky buns remind me of Christmastime visits with my grandmother Cr me brulee reminds me of my husband we always get it on our anniversary A certain chocolate chip cookie recipe reminds me of the many afternoons my mother and I made it together the page is so worn and sticky with chocolate we can barely read the page any good thing we have it memorized So many important moments in our lives are tied to food I know this not just from personal experience, but from the patrons of the caf where I worked, and from early readers of my book The Ingredients of Us is based on this phenomenon Of cour...

  3. says:

    I think we ve all read books where a woman discovers her husband has been unfaithful but Gold was able to put her own spin on the premise with this one This jumps from the time period after Elle discovers his betrayal to when they first met and also the years in between The chapters are fairly short and it does jump around time wise quite a bit, but it was very easy to follow and keep up as every chapter was clearly labeled It was fascinating to see how their relationship had changed and evolved, both for the good and the bad over the years and by the end I felt like I had a really strong sense of who Elle was and what she believed in.I am such a sucker for any book that incorporates food into the story and Gold infused food in such a unique and fun way with this one Elle is a baker and each of her beloved recipes reminds her of an event in her past, some incredibly happy times, but also some not so good times No matter what, baking has been a huge part of not only her life, but who she is as a person and when she finds out her husband cheated on her she obviously turns to her comfort baking What was clever that instead of just having Elle bake these items she included the actual recipes as well These also weren t your run of the mill basic recipe...

  4. says:

    That cover is delish The Ingredients of Us is a yummy novel about infidelity, insecurities and being yourself With an added bonus, non traditional recipes are sprinkled throughout the book which mirror events or emotions in Elle s life The timeline might bother some as it skips from present to past in chapters labeled Four months before Ell...

  5. says:

    Linda s Book Obsession Reviews The Ingredients of Us by Jennifer Gold, Lake Union Publishing, July 1, 2019Jennifer Gold, Author of The Ingredients of Us has written a delicious, delightful, entertaining, and emotional novel In addition to the novel are the most amazing recipes for desserts of all kinds The Genres for this novel are Domestic Fiction, Women s Fiction, and Fiction The timeline of the story is in the present and goes back nine years when it pertains to the characters or events in the story The author describes her characters as flawed, complex and complicated.Ellie is a successful partner in a bakery and can figure out almost any recipe and what ingredients can be used to make it foolproof Ellie lovingly mixes her ingredients and makes and bakes the most wonderful creations Ellie can bake almost anything to go with any situation She is stumped when she accidentally finds out her husband Tom has been cheating Clearly, Ellie doesn t have a recipe that will be an easy fix for her heartbreak.Ellie does look back to see what clues or ingredients have been missing from the relationship I love that the author actually has the most tantalizing recipes for the reader I also appreciate that Jennifer Gold discusses the importance of family, friends, emotional support, and communication If something happens to a special dessert, it can be made again sometimes, under the proper circumstances.This is an emotional and entertaining story that I would high...

  6. says:

    The Ingredients of Us, a debut from Jennifer Gold turned out a huge hit for me It s heavier and profound than I had judged from its cover and the blurb, but I realized this is exactly what I had been looking for gripping, emotional, and a bitter read rather than being all light and fluffy I enjoyed this women s fiction tremendously I honestly don t know where to begin, but let s start with the writing It s surprisingly strong and evocative, definitely packs a strong punch that cuts right through your heart I knew this book deals with a strained marriage, but never did I imagine this book would be this emotional and compelling Elle s emotions, angst, pain and grief are heartfelt from the writing I read the vast majority of the book with a heavy heart, recognizing my heart squeezing over Elle s emotional distress and her longing over her soon to be ex husband Jennifer Gold really knows how to evokes our emotions, she definitely has a way with words I still can t believe this is a debut.The structure of the story is also interesting This story is comprised of...

  7. says:

    The Ingredients of UsJennifer GoldThis impressive debut novel by Jennifer Gold blends together exquisite writing with a delectable plot The insightful and honest character development is complimented by the luscious descriptions of her bakery delights The author bri...

  8. says:

    Read or bake That was my dilemma in reading this yummy book The story of Elle and Tom and their marriage is told as before and after These were well written characters a surrounded by these delicious recipes A great book by this author who will forever be on my TBR list.

  9. says:

    This book started out making me cry and I pretty much cried all the way through As much as I truly hate cheating in a marriage I started feeling bad for Tom I felt super bad for Elle, but I just felt like Tom got lost There were things he wanted so bad yet could never seem to have Family being one and the most important one for him Elle loves Tom even than baking He s the love of her life and always will be He told a few lies along the way but I still felt for him My heart broke for this couple actually The recipes do sound so very good and I may even try a few of them as I love baking But spending all of your time working can ruin a marriage in many ways Not that I put this on Elle by any means They both had troubles They both were hurting in ways that only reading this book will explain so you understand This is the first book by this author and it gives me strong hope for even I was hooked from the very first The love story and the way it jumped around made it perfect The way she incorporated recipes to explain some things was perfect Even the saddest parts were done to perfection The characters are perfect The settings are perfect It s just an all around wonderful and heartbreaking story of true love Love lost Recipes that will make your mouth water and your tummy ...

  10. says:

    Elle owns a successful bakery, but her marriage is on the rocks after she discovers husband, Tom, has been cheating on her The story alternates between before and after the affair so that the reader gets a taste of how Elle and Tom met and what their relationship was like before the split Will they be able to reconcile Just like a recipe, how will their lives need to be adjusted so they can both achieve the desired results Here s something life doesn t give you a recipe You have to make it up as you go along, adjusting accordingly First of all, this cover, you guys It makes me want to eat CAKE Secondly, the whimsical, fun writing drew me in from the very first pages I am always a sucker for food references in books, and the numerous food metaphors and similes made me happy Take this one for instance As if you yourself were a lemon, let your bitterness pour into this recipe the the better In this case, life s lemons yield sweet lemon curd Third, the way the author described grief as sometimes hitting out of nowhere was absolutely SPOT ON Overall, this was a very sweet, promising debut, and it makes my mouth water for by this author T...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *