The Prodigal Daughter by Prue Leath

I was given the opportunity by @QuercusBooks to read Prue Leath’s upcoming book The Prodigal Daughter from over on @NetGalley.


Angelica Angelotti has grown up in the family restaurant business started by her Italian father, Giovanni, and his English wife, Laura. Surrounded by gorgeous Italian food, now she wants to strike out on her own. Defying her father’s wishes, she moves to Paris to learn French cuisine. There, caught up in the excitement and emotion of the May ’68 student riots, she falls in love with a charismatic but unreliable man.

Back in London with her husband, Angelica’s future career blossoms at the Savoy Hotel and further develops when she becomes a food writer. What happens to her marriage is another matter and her parents’ concerns are proved painfully right.

Moving back to run the inn on her family’s estate in Gloucestershire may feel like failure, but little does Angelica know that what awaits her there is the greatest challenge of her life – and a second chance at love.

The Prodigal Daughter, which can also be read as a standalone novel, is the second in Prue Leith’s Food of Love trilogy.


I thought the cover of this book was so pretty, it reminded me of “The Secret Garden” 

It really was a lovely story even though I haven’t read the first book, I soon understood who was who. The characters were likeable too. The only thing that worries me is my waistline after reading this book as the food descriptions really had me drooling and wanting to reach for the all things edible. 

I rate this book 5/5

Publication Date is 15th September 2016

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