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The Best Intentions
Scotland's Melody
The Secret Society of Salzburg
Secret of the Sonnets
20-40-60-Minute Dinners: Meals to Match the Time You Have
Through the Wilderness: My Journey of Redemption and Healing in the American Wild
Secret Santa Claus Club: A Tool to Help Parents Unwrap the Secret of Santa
Mr. Pudgins
Revenge Never Rests
The Best Mistake
Meriden Park
More Inspirational Stories for Young Women
The Great Tree: A Christmas Fable
To Capture His Heart
The Call of the Sea
Livvy and the Enchanted Woodland
Come, Gentle Night
The Bad Boy Theory
Guide To Smart Wedding Planning: What You want to know and everything you haven't thought of yet.

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2023 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 3 books toward her goal of 100 books.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Fiction Kitchen Trio Cookbook: Novel Recipes From Your Favorite Novels By Sarah M. Eden, Sian Ann Bessey, and Traci Hunter Abramson-Cookbook Review


Book Summary

"For fans of the trio's fiction, this is a feast." -Publishers Weekly

Experience the thrilling and heartwarming world of popular fiction as never before―right in your own kitchen.

Countless readers have lost themselves in the heart-pounding thrills of Traci Hunter Abramson’s books and been delighted in the bygone world of dazzling ballrooms and courtly romance in the works of Sian Ann Bessey and Sarah M. Eden. Now you can join beloved characters from some of the most popular tales of romance and suspense, along with their Fiction Kitchen Trio authors, for a unique culinary journey through fiction.

From the favorite fare of the Jonquil and Lancaster families to the top-secret recipes of the Saint Squad and Guardians to the best-loved foods of the Georgian Gentlemen, more than 100 delectable dishes are featured alongside passages of the books where the foods are found. No matter your skill level in the kitchen, this charming cookbook will inspire book lovers and aspiring cooks alike.

Book Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Covenant Communications (March 13, 2023)
  • Genre: Cookbook
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1524421324
  • ****I received a complimentary book from publishers, publicists, NetGalley, book tours, and or authors.  A review was not required and all opinions and ideas expressed are my own.****

My Review

I always love to get my hands on a new cookbook. The Fiction Kitchen Trio Cookbook: Novel Recipes From Your Favorite Novels is extra special. I have loved reading the novels written by Sarah M. Eden, Sian Ann Bessey, and Traci Hunter Abramson. This new cookbook has recipes from their novels that various characters made and ate. Along with each recipe is a passage from the novel where it's from talking about each recipe/food. Here are some examples from the book.

    -Apricot Glazed Salmon from Tripwire by Traci Hunter Abramson. {Tonight, they wouldn't have his favorite meal but rather the apricot-glazed salmon Jane's mother had assured him was her favorite.} I haven't gotten to try this recipe yet but it is easy to throw together and sounds amazing!

-Katy's Brownies from Cover of Darkness by Sian Ann Bessey. {Joe reached out, grabbed Katy's wrist, and took the knife. "Can I lick it?" he asked, just to torture her even more. Rob roared with laughter, and Katy, valiantly trying to keep a straight face, snatched the knife back and said, "No, and if you don't start behaving better, you're not having any brownies either!" }

-Katie's Irish Soda Bread by Sarah M. Eden. {She found leftover soda bread from the evening meal and sliced it thin and even. Mr. Archer had already set out a small bowl of eggs and strips of bacon. Katie cooked up both, then browned the bread in the bacon drippings. "Twas only one half of a true Ulster fry but would make a fine breakfast." }

Some of the easy recipes that I and my family tried in the last few weeks were...

    **Jocelyn's Scrambled Eggs that you cook in the microwave. These come in handy in the morning before work.

    **Even Amy Can Make It Meatloaf. This was a huge hit at our house.

    **CJ's Chicken Salad. This was perfect for lunches to eat on bread, rolls, or lettuce leaves.

    **Welsh Cakes were loved by my kids.

    **Cheddar Chowder was very yummy for the cold winter weather we've been having. This was good for dinner but also for left-over lunches.

We still have so many recipes that we want to try. My daughter is planning on trying the Blueberry Muffins. My son wants to make the donuts and Saint Squad Sliders. The recipes next on my list to try are the smoothie recipes, the Curry Chichen, and Charlotte's Flank Steak. 

The best thing about most of these recipes is that they use items that are already in your pantry. They are easy to make and all family members will love them. The categories in the cookbook are Appetizers and Beverages, Breakfast and Breads, Soups, Salads and Sides, Main Dishes, and Desserts. Also, these recipes are tried and true recipes from all three authors. 

 I know this is one cookbook that we will be using over and over again at our house. You definitely will want to purchase this cookbook and I know you'll be using the recipes a lot like I have. 

***Meet the Authors***

Sarah M. Eden

  • Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today bestselling author of multiple historical romances, including AML's "2013 Novel of the Year" and Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, and the Whitney Award's "2014 Novel of the Year," Longing for Home: Hope Springs.
  • Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library.
  • Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.
  • Learn more about Sarah and her books HERE:
  • Sian Anne Bessey

    Sian Ann Bessey was born in Cambridge, England, but grew up on the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales. She left her homeland to attend university in the U.S., where she earned a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in English.
    She began her writing career as a student, publishing several magazine articles while still in college. Since then she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children's books. She is a USA Today best-selling author and a Whitney Award finalist.
    Although Sian doesn't have the opportunity to speak Welsh very often anymore, she can still wrap her tongue around, "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch." She loves to travel and experience other cultures, but when she's home, her favorite activities are spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.

    Learn more about Sian Ann and her books HERE:

    Traci Hunter Abramson

    Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas for suspense novels as well as the skills needed to survive her children's teenage years. She has gone on to write a number of bestselling suspense novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists. She considers shoes an optional accessory which became evident when she won her first three Whitney Awards in 2013 (Code Word), 2014 (Deep Cover), and 2016 (Failsafe.) Safe House won Whitney Awards for both the mystery/suspense category as well as 2017 Adult Novel of the Year. She added two additional awards in 2019 (Mistaken Reality - best mystery/suspense and Sanctuary - Adult Novel of the Year.) She currently lives in Virginia with her family where she enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming. 

     Follow Traci on BookBub at and on Facebook at   

    ~*~*~*~*Purchase The Fiction Kitchen~*~*~*~* 

    Trio Cookbook HERE:



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