As I am sure you know by know I love a good book. I am terribly content and blessed with the life I have but that doesn’t mean I can’t happily drift away to another world with a lovely read, just like I did last week with this wonderful new novel from the hand of Hannah Tunnicliffe:
Season of Salt & Honey (RRP $29.99) tells the raw, real and rustic story of Francesca (Frankie) who is forced to deal with unexpected and overwhelming grief after the loss of her fiancé Alex.
It is not easy to get used to life without Alex and right now her typical Italian family (warm, loud and loving) is just too much for her, so Frankie escapes to a little old cabin hiding in the Washington woods. This new life, on her own and back to basics, opens her eyes to many things and she discovers a new Frankie.
Hannah Tunnicliffe has done a fantastic job capturing the essence of grief, the quiet peaceful nature, the enveloping (and sometimes overbearing) love of family and the beautiful smells, flavours and colours of Italian comfort food. When you close your eyes you can almost smell the creamy risotto, taste the sweet cannelloni and hear the crunch of almonds. If you (like me) felt a little bit inspired to try your hands at some Italian delights too you are sure to appreciate all the included recipes.
To find out more about Season of Salt & Honey by Hannah Tunnicliffe, published by Pan Macmillan, and to order a copy online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.