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Recipe for a Perfect Wife Wow Recipe for a Perfect Wife was a surprise hit for me and I just enjoyed it so much This was my first book by Karma Brown and it definitely won t be my last I loved the format of the dual timelines and I became very immersed with both of the main characters.Brown introduces us to Alice, who has recently moved out of the city to a fixer upper with her husband As her roles are shifting in her own home life, Alice discovers a cookbook and magazines from the previous homeowner This discovery introduces us to the other main character in this book, Nellie.The storyline then goes back and forth between present day Alice and Nellie a housewife in the 1950s I loved how Brown took us back to that era and really dove into what life was like for women and the expectations there was of Nellie as a wife in that time period.The story shifts between Nellie s narrative, and Alice s discovery of Nellie s past while also learning about her own marriage Each chapter started with quotes from marital advice from the not so distant past and it really helped set the scene for how different life was in the early and mid 1900s.Brown keeps you super involved in both storylines and I loved that while it was a completely engaging read, it took on some powerful and timely topics The twists at the end were satisfying, clever and bold Recipe For A Perfect Wife will definitely stick with me and it would make a wonderful book club discussion.Thank you to NetGalley and Dutton Books for an advanced copy. Wow Recipe for a Perfect Wife was a surprise hit for me and I just enjoyed it so much This was my first book by Karma Brown and it definitely won t be my last I loved the format of the dual timelines and I became very immersed with both of the main characters.Brown introduces us to Alice, who has recently moved out of the city to a fixer upper with her husband As her roles are shifting in her own home life, Alice discovers a cookbook and magazines from the previous homeowner This discovery introduces us to the other main character in this book, Nellie.The storyline then goes back and forth between present day Alice and Nellie a housewife in the 1950s I loved how Brown took us back to that era and really dove into what life was like for women and the expectations there was of Nellie as a wife in that time period.The story shifts between Nellie s narrative, and Alice s discovery of Nellie s past while also learning about her own marriage Each chapter started with quotes from marital advice from the not so distant past and it really helped set the scene for how different life was in the early and mid 1900s.Brown keeps you super involved in both storylines and I loved that while it was a completely engaging read, it took on some powerful and timely topics The twists at the end were satisfying, clever and bold Recipe For A Perfect Wife will definitely stick with me and it would make a wonderful book club discussion Thank you to NetGalley and Dutton Books for an advanced copy. In This Captivating Dual Narrative Novel, A Modern Day Woman Finds Inspiration In Hidden Notes Left By Her Home S Previous Owner, A Quintessential S Housewife As She Discovers Remarkable Parallels Between This Woman S Life And Her Own, It Causes Her To Question The Foundation Of Her Own Relationship With Her Husband And What It Means To Be A Wife Fighting For Her Place In A Patriarchal Society When Alice Hale Leaves A Career In Publicity To Become A Writer And Follows Her Husband To The New York Suburbs, She Is Unaccustomed To Filling Her Days Alone In A Big, Empty House But When She Finds A Vintage Cookbook Buried In A Box In The Old Home S Basement, She Becomes Captivated By The Cookbook S Previous Owner S Housewife Nellie Murdoch As Alice Cooks Her Way Through The Past, She Realizes That Within The Cookbook S Pages Nellie Left Clues About Her Life Including A Mysterious Series Of Unsent Letters Penned To Her MotherSoon Alice Learns That While Baked Alaska And Meatloaf Five Ways May Seem Harmless, Nellie S Secrets May Have Been Anything But When Alice Uncovers A Sinister Even Dangerous Side To Nellie S Marriage, And Has Become Increasingly Dissatisfied With The Mounting Pressures In Her Own Relationship, She Begins To Take Control Of Her Life And Protect Herself With A Few Secrets Of Her Own With sharp insights into what it means to be a married woman in America both currently and historically, this novel is beguiling, entertaining and wholly unpredictable I really think this is Karma s best book yet. 3.5 stars rounded up Honestly I have mixed feelings on this book I read it in one day but I just didn t love it and the ending was so infuriating I d love to pick the authors mind to figure out what message she was trying to portray in this book because at first I thought it was about the progression of feminism in a marriage but then it ended up feeling like she was bashing house wives and what they do, basically insinuating that it causes marriages to fail It was hard to root for Alice as she was infuriating with the decisions she made in her marriage but I loved Nella and was so proud of the strong woman she became through the abuse in her marriage Overall I didn t love it but I didn t hate it and because I read it in one sitting I gave it the 3.5 rating Triggers of infant loss and abuse I really loved this book The dual timelines flowed easily throughout the chapters from the present day back to the 1950 s The intersect of Alice and Nellie so many years apart, now brought together was clever It made for a wonderful, intriguing novel that was very hard to put down once I started it The descriptions of the many different recipes, the old home, and the styles of the days gone by, made me remember my own childhood and home It was truly a blast from the past This novel has mystery, suspense, historical fiction, family and friendship You will adore Alice and Nellie I received an advance copy of this book All opinions are my own. I loved this twisty take on marriage. RECIPE FOR A PERFECT WIFE masterfully bridges the lives of two women, living sixty years apart, who refuse to fall victim to the patriarchy While Karma Brown s signature style remains, it s laced with something sinister and dark A brilliant, brooding, timely novel, fraught with tension, that packs a punch Brown knows how to keep readers riveted until the very last page. This was a great book The story is told in alternating timelines, the lives of two women, Alice and Eleanor Between the antiquated advice for wives and the old fashion recipes, I thought this book was a fun and eye opening read

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