I'm so happy to be hosting another TLC Book Tours stop for author Lisa Jewell, this time with her latest novel, I Found You. You can check out my review of her book The Girls in the Garden here.
This is only the second book I've read by Jewell, but I really enjoy the style of her writing. She's not afraid to write flawed characters and messy situations, and she always keeps me guessing and questioning who I think "dunnit". I look forward to going back one of these days to read some of the things she wrote previous to my introduction to her.
I Found You weaves a twisted, tragic tale that's haunted its survivors for over two decades. The story glides seamlessly back and forth between 1993 and somewhat-present day, introducing the two young men, Gray and Mark, and their families and circumstances...and the two men that we know by different names "today".
I don't want to go into many details, because I don't want to ruin the twists and turns that our characters go through, but I will say that if you like a good mystery, and novels that are a little bit dark—you should definitely check out I Found You.
As far as food is concerned (and I sound like a broken record with my review of The Girls in the Garden), it isn't a "foodie novel" per se, but there are so many mentions of food that it isn't hard to pull together a menu inspired by what's on the pages. I mean, one of our main characters, Alice, has a daughter named Romaine.
Later on, when they are talking, Frank thinks that he actually remembers the Yorkshire Puddings after Alice describes them a bit.
Yorkshire puddings. They're made of batter. Big golden puffs of batter.
While I didn't make them as big as footballs (which I'm guessing is what we Yanks would call a soccer ball), I did use a jumbo muffin tin that I bought specifically for making huge popovers. Let's just say that mine are about the size of a small foam...American...football.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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