Sugar And Salt by Susan Wiggs

Sugar and Salt

I think this cover is stunning. And I want a slice of that cake!

Last year I fell in love with Wigg’s THE LOST AND FOUND BOOKSHOP. Well, I was thrilled to discover she has set this wonderful new novel in San Francisco and right on Perdido Street. Some of the same characters are involved and the bookshop uses pastries from the new bakery. Yippee.

Margo Salton has left her sordid past behind in Texas. She’s determined to find just the right spot to open her own restaurant. San Francisco is far from Texas. But is it far enough?

Margo has a way with barbecue. She’s created her own brand that is out of this world. And she’s going to show the city how it’s done. When she comes across a space that has half occupancy, she snaps it up even though she’d be sharing a kitchen with the baker. She and the bakery’s owner Ida hit it off right away. No problem. Then there is the question of Ida’s grandson, the very handsome Jerome. Can they work together?

This novel goes back in forth in time so you can experience Margot’s horrific storyline. It’s shocking. No wonder she’s fled the area. No wonder she suffers set backs. And Jerome has his own demons.

I loved this novel. There are even recipes in the back of the book. You’ll find yourself licking your lips in anticipation of your next meal.

Be sure to read the author’s note at the end of the book. I was truly surprised to find that Margot’s character was inspired by real events. Hard to believe. That’s what makes it all the more intriguing.

Wigg’s has done it again! You need this book. Add it to your TBR pile and put it on top.

My gorgeous review copy arrived from the generous publishing people at William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins, in exchange for an honest review. Truly, it’s so wonderful. I loved it.

4 thoughts on “Sugar And Salt by Susan Wiggs

  1. Good to see you posting again. I wondered if something was wrong when I didn’t get anything about books from you for quite a while.

    Sue Johnson

  2. Thank you for your insights into these two Susan Wiggs’ books that I recently ordered. They will arrive when I am finishing Jennifer Ryan’s books.

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