My Valentine's Day book recommendation...enjoy!
THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE
by Kate Hilton
Published in the US by NAL, February 5th 2016
Paperback, 304 pages
Chick Lit, Women's Fiction
The heartfelt and hilarious, international bestselling debut about having it all without losing your mind.
Sophie Whelan is the kind of woman who prides herself on doing it all. In a single day, she can host a vegan-friendly and lactose-free dinner for ten, thwart a PTA president intent on forcing her to volunteer, and outwit her hostile ‘assistant’ in order to get her work done on time.
With her fortieth birthday looming, and her carefully coordinated existence beginning to come apart at the seams, Sophie begins feeling like she needs more from her life—and especially from her husband, Jesse.
The last thing Sophie needs is a new complication in her life. But when an opportunity from her past suddenly reappears, Sophie is forced to confront the choices she’s made and decide if her chaotic life is really a dream come true—or the biggest mistake she’s ever made…
Praise for The Hole In The Middle
"Hilton captures and distils the slight but constant ripping at the seams that can happen in a marriage when there is simply no time to nurture it." — Marissa Stapley, bestelling author of Mating For Life
"Hilton's novel beautifuly captures the daily grind and obstacles women face in a story that continually entertains...Accurate, humorous, and gentle." — Leah Eichler, columnist for the Globe & Mail
"Clever and compelling...with equal measures of hilarity and heartbreak." — Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life List
About the Author
A delightful way to enjoy a good book is to combine our reading hours with a palate pleaser. My wine recommendation for The Hole In The Middle is a glass of Banfi Rosa Regale ('Brachetto'), an off-dry (slightly sweet and low in alcohol) sparkling wine from Italy's Piedmont region. It's a festive wine, cranberry in color and with a fresh raspberry taste - a great aperitif wine that pairs well with chocolate and a variety of desserts. Try it with any berry dessert, from a raspberry tart to a blackberry crumble to a handful of freshly picked wild strawberries.