Do you ever notice how some books can make you hungry?
For example, I'm a fairly healthy eater, but I can't read any of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series without craving fast food. Fries, fried chicken, pizza, cake. Stephanie Plum can pack it away! I think I gain five pounds just reading about all she eats.
In my upcoming The Great Estate, the hero learns to cook. Not a typical skill for an Edwardian earl, but there it is. He makes gnocchi with sage butter to impress his estranged wife. Desperate times... You can find a similar recipe here and make it yourself, just in case you're craving gnocchi after reading (and I apologize in advance).
Martha Stewart's Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage
The Great Estate is coming on August 4th, but you can preorder now:
It took nearly losing Sophia for Gabriel to realize he had allowed his love for his great estate to distract him from his beautiful wife. But that time is over. Despite all the obstacles standing in their way, Gabriel vows to teach Sophia what it is to truly love...and to be loved by a husband devoted heart and soul to her every desire.
If you're in the NYC area on July 22, you can find some of us signing books at the Readers for Life Literacy Autographing. Join us!
Have you ever developed cravings while reading? Any good books-with-food recommendations?