‘Food For Thought’ is the latest book by Sara Madderson.
Evelyn Macleod has spent a decade helping her husband, charismatic TV chef Seb Macleod, to become a household name. Now theyâ€™re riding high and enjoying the spoils of their success. When a tabloid forces Seb to come out as gay, Evelyn and her young son flee to a friendâ€™s luxury resort in rural Kent. Sorrel Farm is the perfect place to hide out, decompress from her disciplined London lifestyle, and comfort-eat. The enforced break also throws into question everything that Evelyn has worked so hard for. Should she continue to chase the glittering heights of wealth and power in London? Or should she choose balanceâ€”and the chance to find loveâ€”in the beautiful English countryside?
If youâ€™re looking for a book that is uplifting and full of spirit, then â€˜Food For Thoughtâ€™ is perfect for you.
Evelyn McLeod has the perfect life married to a handsome and successful chef called Seb, their restaurant empire is going from strength and they have an adorable little boy called Eddie. But things come crashing down around Evelyn when Seb reveals to her that heâ€™s gay and he has to reveal this to the public before some photographs of him in a compromising position are leaked to the press. The couple put on a united front and reveal their story to the threatening tabloid, but whilst Evelyn has maintained her dignity, in reality sheâ€™s heartbroken and fearful of her future. So she takes herself off to Kent to visit her best friend Jess and her partner Zoe where they have a quaint resort filled with organic food, a stunning location and a handsome organic farmer to help occupy her mind. Itâ€™s during this time, that Evelyn uses this time to reflect on what and where is next in her life journey.
I loved this book, itâ€™s packed with sass and humour and was a really fun story. The story is reminiscent of â€˜This Morningâ€™s presenter Philip Scofieldâ€™s recent coming out, a popular celebrity with a very public display, as Seb is a bit of a national treasure.
The story travels at a fun pace and with witty dialogue and great characters that make it so easy to absorb yourself into the story. Evelyn was a fantastic protagonist and was an inspiration to read, using Sebâ€™s sexuality declaration to create a new life for herself and sweet little boy Eddie.
An up lifting and fun story about love and life, â€˜Food For Thoughtâ€™ is an entertaining book that made for delicious reading.
You can ‘Food For Thought’ from Amazon.