By the time I finished reading the first chapter of this book, I was hooked! Ms. Wingate infuses her characters with tons of deep emotion and lots of humor. At times the story is deeply touching and other times hilariously funny. Laura is torn between following her life-long dream of being an editor of her own magazine or looking for her roots in small town America. The interplay between Laura, her dad, her sister, her friend and Graham is fascinating and deeply emotional.
This is the second book in a trilogy beginning with Texas Cooking, out now, and the final book is due out in September 2005. I definitely will be hunting the first one to read and waiting anxiously for the last one in the series.