Leaving behind a broken romance and her job as a chef in Atlanta, Deena Livingston reluctantly agrees to teach cooking to middle schoolers in North Carolina. But how can she convince the kids that home cooking is better than fast food?
Will a Dr. Seuss-quoting plumber, a handsome social worker, and eight rambunctious youngsters change Deena’s outlook on life?
Alice Wisler’s sophomore novel is a delightfully surprising tale full of depth and authenticity as a young woman searches for the courage to face her fears and her future.
With a scarred body and wounded heart, Deena’s journey to healing is both challenging and moving. Beautifully drawn by Alice’s skilful writing, tender characterisation and emotional intuitiveness, How Sweet It Is has a lasting impact as Deena and her recalcitrant students move towards forgiveness and grace.