Seven years after the Aminpour sisters flee Iran, they choose to settle in a cozy village in Ireland – Ballinacroagh. Marjan, with the help of her younger sisters, sets up a cafe featuring Iranian cooking, hoping her culinary talents will be welcomed in a community with few foreigners.
What follows is part foodie fiction, with a little history of the Iranian revolution thrown in. I enjoyed the foodie part. Each chapter was filled with enticing recipes and even more tempting descriptions of each dish. I thought the author didn’t give enough attention to the background of the girls. And the story line of that one racist guy in the community seemed very contrived. It gave the novel a chick-lit/young adult feel.
3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2006
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