The All You Can Dream Buffet by Barbara O'Neal | Book Review

Author, Barbara O'Neal
Published, March 4, 2014
Publisher, Bantam
Kindle edition, 400 pages

Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender Honey Farms:  a serene slice of organic heaven nestled in Oregon wine country. Lavender is determined to keep her legacy from falling into the profit-driven hands of uncaring relatives, and she wants an heir to sustain her life's work after she's gone.  So she invites her three closest online friends - fellow food bloggers, women of varied ages and background - out to her farm.  She hopes to choose one of them to inherit it - but who?
There's Ginny, the freckle-faced Kansas cake baker whose online writing is about to lead her out of a broken marriage and into a world of sensual delights.  And Ruby, young, pregnant, devoted to the organic movement, who's looking for roots - and the perfect recipe to heal a shattered heart.  Finally, Val, smart and sophisticated, a wine enthusiast who needs a fresh start for her teenage daughter after tragedy has rocked their lives.  Coming together will change the Foodie Four in ways they could never have imagined, uniting them in love and a common purpose.  As they realize that life doesn't always offer a perfect recipe for happiness, they also discover that the moments worth savoring are flavored with some tears, a few surprises, and a generous helping of joy. 

Such a good story!!   I can see why Goodreads says that if you enjoy Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs, you will love Barbara O'Neal.  This is the first book that I have read by her and I am completely open to others in the future.
I loved that it is centered around four bloggers.  The older of the group is Lavender and she has invited the other three to her farm for her 85th birthday.  But one reason she wants them there is to decide which one of them she will leave the farm too.
The woman are all different and in different seasons of life.  By the time you finish reading you will feel like you know them all on a personal level.  Totally worth a read.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.


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