A touching novel full of Southern comfort for fans of Joselyn Jackson and Fannie Flagg.
Dell Haley's mama always said there were two things man couldn't get enough of: good cookin' and good lovin'. Well Dell knows she's got the cookin' down pat, but her husband is getting more than his fair share of lovin'--in another woman's bed. And when he dies there, Dell's predictable life comes to a screeching halt. Short on money and education, Dell turns to the one thing that has never let her down--cooking. For the first time in her life, Dell takes a huge risk and opens a restaurant in a derelict diner on the west end of town. The cafe gradually becomes a gathering place for a motley crew of people who become Dell's family. And yet, even as her life becomes more solid, Dell is plagued by the memory of her husband's betrayal--but the answers she seeks may have a higher price than she's willing to pay.