Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews ‘The Ingredients of Us” by Jennifer Gold, Lake Union Publishing, July 1, 2019
Jennifer 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 highly recommend, Just be sure to have some Kleenex handy.