An enchanted cookbook containing an alluring recipe for meringue falls into the hands of young Augustine Cignier and soon becomes part of her existence. When she passes away, her spirit is entrapped within the book's pages and ends up in the attic of an abandoned home... Several years later, June Mooney purchases the old house with the dream of turning it into a restaurant... And so, the story begins in present-day Lake Humphrey, a little village tucked in the rolling hills of the Eastern Townships. Guided by Augustine's spirit, June discovers the charmed recipe and for years, the humble restaurant-serving these divine meringue patisseries-flourishes. But when June revamps the menu, setting aside the special concoction, years of struggle begin for the Mooney family. Seventeen-year-old Hailey confesses a dreadful truth... Ava has been fired from her dream job... while Scarlett falls deeper into a world of betrayal. Soon, June is struck by another misfortune when Harold D'Alembert, an acclaimed French chef, opens an exquisite restaurant right next door. June perceives this as a wicked plot to eliminate her beloved Restaurant Meringue... but she is a fierce fighter and is prepared to take the necessary measures to keep it alive. In this illuminating journey, infused with humor, love, heartache, luscious foods and small town charm, Augustine recounts a textured tale about the Mooney women, while sharing glimpses of her intriguing past.
- Paperback | 280 pages
- 152 x 229 x 21mm | 549g
- 05 Aug 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Christine LeMieux
Christine Lemieux grew up in Canada; her ancestors were of Dutch, English and French origins. Early on, she became fascinated with languages and is a translator specializing in French and English. She lives with her spouse, two children and two dogs in the Eastern Townships. To find out more on Christine Lemieux, please visit her website: www.christine-lemieux.com