Samantha Mullins left her family's northern Michigan orchard with dreams of making her own mark in the world. But life as an overworked, undervalued sous chef at a reality star's New York bakery was not Sam's dream. Returning home unemployed, single, and defeated, she cooks and bakes on her family's orchard alongside her mother and grandmother. Sam begins to understand the women in her life, her family's history, and her passion for food through their treasured recipe box. And she opens her heart to a man she left behind.
About the Author
VIOLA SHIPMAN is a penname for Wade Rouse, a popular, award-winning memoirist. Rouse chose his grandmother's name, Viola Shipman, to honor the woman whose heirlooms and family stories inspire his writing. Rouse lives in Michigan and writes regularly for People and Coastal Living, among other places, and is a contributor to All Things Considered. He is the author of The Charm Bracelet and The Hope Chest.