#Book #Giveaway: The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry

Friday, December 09, 2011 Posted by Dina N

One of my favorite debut novels of the year is coming out in paperback! The hardcover edition of The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry was released in April by Gallery Books. On December 20, The Kitchen Daughter is hitting the shelves for the second time.

To celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway for a copy of the new edition! If you've missed my review of The Kitchen Daughter, check out the synopsis below.

Book Description
After the unexpected death of her parents, painfully shy and sheltered 26-year-old Ginny Selvaggio seeks comfort in cooking from family recipes. But the rich, peppery scent of her Nonna's soup draws an unexpected visitor into the kitchen: the ghost of Nonna herself, dead for twenty years, who appears with a cryptic warning ("do no let her…") before vanishing like steam from a cooling dish.

A haunted kitchen isn't Ginny's only challenge. Her domineering sister, Amanda, (aka "Demanda") insists on selling their parents' house, the only home Ginny has ever known. As she packs up her parents' belongings, Ginny finds evidence of family secrets she isn't sure how to unravel. She knows how to turn milk into cheese and cream into butter, but she doesn't know why her mother hid a letter in the bedroom chimney, or the identity of the woman in her father's photographs. The more she learns, the more she realizes the keys to these riddles lie with the dead, and there's only one way to get answers: cook from dead people's recipes, raise their ghosts, and ask them.

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. reader will win a copy of The Kitchen Daughter!

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Disclaimer / Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. Prize, cover art and book description courtesy of the author, publisher or PR firm.


  1. Sharon said...

    Sounds like a great book. I'd love to read it. Like the idea of ghosts appearing when you cook their recipes.
    wdwfla at gmail dot com

  2. holdenj said...

    I thought it was interesting to learn that the old recipes conjure up more than just memories of good times! It looks like a wonderful story.

  3. mrsshukra said...

    Family drama and cooking/recipes makes me want to read this novel!

  4. janetfaye said...

    Spirits and a little mystery sound like a cuddle up winter book to read.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Carol M said...

    I love stories about ghosts and mysteries! This would be a book I would really enjoy!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  6. ann said...

    Recipes and foods always bring fond memories. I am interested to find out what the secrets are.
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  7. Janelle said...

    Recipes, like scent itself, evoke memories! Your review made me curious to learn those secrets.
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

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  9. Leah Baird said...

    Sounds like a very interesting read, and something I would enjoy.

  10. furygirl3132 said...

    Sounds like a very interesting book and one I that I would enjoy reading. I love the thought of recipes and cooking food bringing forth friendly ghosts from beyond. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!


  11. Kris said...

    The book looks like a good read!

  12. skkorman said...

    Sounds like my kind of read!

  13. Maureen said...

    I think it sounds like a story that I would enjoy with characters that are unique.

  14. Ladytink_534 said...

    Ghosts AND cooking? Sounds like my kind of book!


  15. Charity and John said...

    I love books about cooking so this is right up my alley. Thanks for the review. I will be looking for it at the library if I am not the lucky winner!
    primabee at hotmail dot com

  16. Jeanne said...

    Sounds like a very good book. It should keep me on my toes. A book I would not want put down.

  17. ♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

    the book would be a delight to read, I love cooking too but cooking up some mysteries to unravel is even better

  18. KatieRox4You said...

    sounds like a great winter read!

  19. Kristie said...

    The book sounds so different from anything I've ever read or hurt about. An completely unique plot is unusual and impressive and difficult to achieve. Kudos! Sounds great! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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