Monday, July 10, 2017

The Perfect Recipe for Love and Friendship {+ Giveaway}

I’m delighted to be a part of the Release Week Blitz fun for author Shirley Jump’s THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP.

This delightful book is the first installment in her new O’Bannon Sisters series. Check out the post below and enter to win one of 15 print copies of THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP being given away during this blitz. You can also find out the protagonist’s favorite recipes below.

◊ Author: Shirley Jump
◊ Series: O’Bannon Sisters, #1
◊ On Sale: July 11, 2017
◊ Publisher: Forever
◊ Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
◊ eBook: $6.99 USD

The first book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump's new series featuring the O'Bannon sisters.

Bridget O'Bannon is ready for a do-over. After years of pretending she had a happy marriage and denying that she missed the friends and family she'd left behind, she's headed home to restart her life.
          But working alongside her family every day at their bakery isn't as easy as whipping up her favorite chocolate peanut butter cake. Her mother won't give her a moment's peace, and her sister Abby is keeping secrets of her own. And there doesn't seem to be enough frosting in the world to smooth over the cracks forming between them.
          Bridget can see the recipe for a happy life—including the possibility of a new romance—written out before her, but first she and her family will need to lay bare their secrets and rediscover the most elusive ingredients of all: forgiveness, laughter, and love.


Top 5 List

Now here are the top 5 favorite recipes of Bridget O'Bannon, the protagonist, and why she likes them so.

◊ Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie
◊ White Cake with Buttercream Frosting
◊ Candy bars
◊ Double Chocolate Brownies
◊ Cupcakes

And why—because those are my favorites, LOL, and if I’m going to write about them, then I’m going to write about ones I love! Plus, Bridget loves the cakes and things that she and her sisters create at the bakery.
Author Shirley Jump Credit Studio 33 Photography

When she's not writing books, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump competes in triathlons, mostly because all that training lets her justify mid-day naps and a second slice of chocolate cake. She's published more than 60 books in 24 languages, although she's too geographically challenged to find any of those countries on a map.


This giveaway is for one of 15 print copies of THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP. To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope the new design (with no wine glass) is a bit better on the eyes. 😊 Do you have a favorite recipe you like to enjoy while reading?


  1. The new blog design is fresh and clean. Love it.
    My favourite recipe while reading is tea. Many, many cups of tea.
    Love, laughter and forgiveness are recipes we should all keep in stock.

  2. Now I'm in the mood for dessert for breakfast!

    Unfortunately, I've been reading more on-the-go lately--before doctor appointments, waiting for my car, etc. Nice reminder that I should celebrate my reading time by making it a reward...complete with some tea or a snack.

  3. Now I'm in the mood for a berry desert.
    New look is great! I like this one.

  4. I like this setting and context for this sort of story, Mason. And the recipes make a nice addition, too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Congrats to Shirley. That cover makes me hungry! I'd definitely have to read it on Kindle so I didn't look at that cover all the time and crave cake!

  6. It sounds like the perfect summer read.

  7. This seems to be the day for food posts of all kinds. I'll have to take a break soon and find something to eat! This does sound like a perfect book for by the pool with some snacks next to the lounge chair.

    Love this new look!

  8. This book looks scrumptious. I love the reason those recipes are the MC's favorite. 😀

  9. Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by today and for the wonderful comments on the blog's new look.

    Shirley, thanks for including Thoughts in Progress in your tour. Love the cover, it's so inviting. Wising you much success.

  10. The book sounds like a great read - and delicious too! :)

    Love the new look Mason!!

  11. The website looks great,and so does this giveaway!!! Fresh coffee and homemade brownies are my favorite reading treat!


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