Life has been a bit complicated lately. Almost, but not quite, as complicated as life for my*namesake protagonist, Anne, of It’s In His Kiss by Vickie Lester.
So, like Anne, unable to find answers to many of my worries, puzzles and questions, I resorted to kitchen therapy….yesterday.
“Anne found her comfort zone in her pajamas, sitting in her **father’s
kitchen watching him make dinner, which on this evening was chopped
grapefruit and oranges and mango, pancakes, and sausage.”
Now, although my Dad is a great cook, being far distant from me, across the Tasman Sea, I, comfortable in my pajamas, had to make my own comfort food… banana, bran and chocolate chip muffins. Not that my Dad would have offered muffins as comfort food. He would have made a substantial roast dinner. But, hey, we do what we can. And, then, I made a feijoa and apple crumble.
gave a nice sharpness to the sweet apple, and the rich buttery crumble topping.
Baking done, I am back to reading “It’s In His Kiss”; where Anne has been up the
creek canyon ( i.e. Beachwood Canyon…it’s real, even if the plot is imaginary ) without a paddle, but with a very fine Ferrari instead. And she has just been given the keys to a very fine house (people in Hollywood are so randomly generous… or are they? The Ferrari already seems like a double edged sword. ) Will the keys open any useful doors? Will they bring answers or more questions? As Ms Lester says in her book blurb……“Anne Brown must find where the truth lies. Truth. Lies.” Where does the truth lie? Six feet under? Is there truth in the lies? Does the truth lie? Is there any truth at all?
If you can’t wait to find out, It’s In His Kiss is available now at an Amazon near you. Oh, and have a muffin….
.. for sustenance. It’s In His Kiss is a high energy murder mystery ( with food scenes that will make you hungry…for more ). 😉
* Anne is only my “namesake’ protagonist because I imagine it so. She’s a wonderful character but was not written for me, or about me, or because of me. Just wanted to make that CLEAR.
** Anne’s practical, “business-as-usual”, loving father is Bob; Manny’s the uncle. So far, Manny seems a trust-worthy guy, except when he’s behind the wheel.