Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Review: Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship

Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Isabel Vincent agrees to look in on her friend's ninety-three year old father, it is the beginning of a delightful and heartwarming friendship. Edward is a widower and his two daughters live in Toronto where Isabel used to live and in Greece. He lives in an apartment on Roosevelt Island in the East River where Isabel happens to live also. What starts as a favor for her friend, turns into a deep and memorable friendship between middle-aged Isabel and the elderly Edward.

Isabel comes to discover is that Edward is a marvelous cook who dispenses advice along with his delectable meals. Edward misses his wife Paula and as he relates the story of his marriage, Isabel realizes even more the true meaning of a loving marriage and what hers is lacking.

This is a short memoir of a deep friendship. A menu opens each chapter and throughout Isabel learns the "secret" ingredients to making a marvelous dinner. Readers who love to cook will find this book especially satisfying.

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