The Secret Ingredient

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Hallmark Publishing, Feb 12, 2019 - Fiction - 320 pages

Love is like a perfect recipe...You never want to lose it.

Years ago, Kelly McIntyre and Andrew York were engaged and dreaming of opening a restaurant together. Then he chose an opportunity to study in Paris over the small-town life they'd planned, and their romance came to a bittersweet end.

But Kelly's doing fine. She's not only the owner of a potbellied pig named Gray, but also of her own bakery. Business is good--so good that she's invited to compete in a Valentine's Day bake-off. As she prepares for the contest, she tries not to get distracted by Andrew's visit to town.

When Andrew sees Kelly, it stirs up his old feelings. Little does he know that soon, in New York, he'll compete against her in the bake-off...and they'll both realize how much their past is a part of them still.

This irresistible romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Honey Almond Cake with Berries and Mascarpone Crème Fraiche.

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The Secret Ingredient by Nancy Naigle
A beautifully sweet and heartwarming contemporary romance. The perfect story to be made into a Hallmark movie. Second chance troupe. Clean romance.
Andrew and Kelly were friends from a young age. Their love of cooking together and developing new recipes evolved into an engagement. When Andrew had the chance to train in Paris, Kelly was supportive and then devastated when Andrew didn’t return home.
This book takes place seven years later when Andrew visits home and begins to realize that Kelly is still the love he shouldn’t have walked away from.
So touching. Sugar-coated romance. Well paced. The drama of the New York events were engaging and delicious. I loved everything about this book.

About the author (2019)

USA Todaynbsp;bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a whole lot of heart. She began her popular contemporary romance series Adams Grove while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm. Along with the Adams Grove series, she is also the author of the Boot Creek Novels, G Team Mysteries, and several standalone novels, including Christmas Joy, a heartwarming holiday story coming to the Hallmark Channel this fall as part of their holiday programming. Now happily retired from a career in the financial industry, she devotes her time to writing, horseback riding, and enjoying the occasional spa day. A Virginia girl at heart, Nancy now calls North Carolina home.nbsp;

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