An enthralling novel centered around the mad French passion for forbidden Flemish bobbin lace in the 1600s, from a writer whose work has been called "unexpected, haunting and powerful" by her readers. For those who want something they don't have, Flemish lace can buy almost anything — or anyone.
But for Lisette, lace begins her downfall, and the only way to atone for her sins is to outwit the noble who now demands an impossible length. To fail means certain destruction, both for her and her beloved.
For Katharina, lace is her salvation. If she cannot make this stunning tempest of threads, a dreaded fate awaits...if only her sight wasn't beginning to fail her...
Lace may be the deliverance for which they pray...or it may bring the ruin and imprisonment they all fear.
When eleven-year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother's casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city they meet a dying pastry maker. In his last breath he entrusts them with a secret: an ancient recipe that makes the most delicious taste the world will ever know — a taste that will change the fate of humanity forever.
Forced to flee by a cult of murderous chefs, the Johnsonvilles embark on a perilous journey to ancient ruins, faraway jungles and forgotten caves. Along the way they discover the truth: Guster is an Evertaster — a kid so picky that nothing but the legendary taste itself will save him from starvation. With the sinister chefs hot on Guster’s heels and the chefs’ reign of terror spreading, Guster and his family must find the legendary taste before it’s too late.
Read and Reviewed:
Dreamspell by Tamara Leigh (LOVED this time-travel book! If you need to escape...)
Poopendous! by Artie Bennett (an original and witty book for kids)
Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway as part of the read-a-long at Diary of an Eccentric
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (I'm liking this more and more!)
I hope you all have a great week in reading!