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READER ó DOC The Kitchen Front î DCMDIRECT · ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☉ The Kitchen Front ✩ Author Jennifer Ryan – Dcmdirect.co.uk In a new World War II set story from the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir four women compete for a spot hosting a wartime cookery program called The Kitchen FrIn a new World War II set story from the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir four women compete for a spot hosting a wartime cookery program called The Kitchen Front based on the actual BBC program of the same name as well as a chance to better their livesTwo years into WW2 Britain is feeling her losses; the Nazis have won battles the Blitz has destroyed cities and U boats have cut off the supply of food In an effor A heartwarming novel set at the home front in England during WW II it features four women two sisters whose paths sharply diverged a kitchen helper and maid and a trained chef who reinvented herself after a tough beginningEach woman has her goals and outlook which clash at the beginning even before the four all cooks compete for a chance at a radio show which would bring in badly needed money for one sister and would mean prestige for the other The latter two have mixed motives but as the novel develops everything changes bringing them all togetherThe men in the story tend to be a bit black and white but not unbelievable You meet types like them in far too many period biographies memoirs and letters Anyway the focus is on the women and that story is most satisfyingFor those into cooking there are recipes that I assume are period correct They certainly take the exigencies of rationing into consideration which gives the novel that resonance of the real That and the characters' reactions to the sporadic planes flying overhead friend or enemy?Ryan is especially good with describing grief adding a layer of poignancy to precious friendshipsMy only complaint and I hope it's fixed in the final draft was the distraction of incorrect nomenclature for a knight and his wife As both characters appear often that incorrect appellation was there a lot But these are e arcs so maybe that and a few other typos will get smoothed out before February Hope so the book deserves to look as good as it can It really left me smilingCopy provided by NetGalley

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T to help housewives with food rationing a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is putting on a cooking contest and the grand prize is a job as the program's first ever female co host For four very different women winning the contest presents a crucial chance to change their livesFor a young widow it's a chance to pay off her husband's debts and keep a roof over her children's heads For a kitchen maid it's a chance to leav The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan is an excellent historical fiction novel that takes place within Fenley a small village a few miles away from London in 1942 during WWII Within this small village most are affected one way or another concerning rationing food shortages financial changes loss sacrifices and stress The War Office decides that the radio show The Kitchen Front needs an addition of a female voice to help with the ratings and recommendations A contest takes place in which four women that are deemed “professional cooks” compete for a chance at that coveted spot and all that position contains For one woman it is recognition and acceptance for another it is financial saving for another it is a chance at freedom and for another it is for the chance to live up to their potential Each woman desperately wants this chance and with each alternating chapter we get a glimpse into each woman’s story Zelda Audrey Nell and Gwendoline Each have their reasons their complicated pasts hopes dreams flaws strengths and fears I loved being able to be a part of each character to see their perspective throughout the story I like how the parts were divided into Rounds 1 3 in reference to the competition I also like the authentic and historically accurate recipes that were used on the show and in homes in England during this time To say that some were uniue is uite the understatementAt first things are cutthroat ugly at times and desperate however I love how the author was able to add unifying obstacles into the story to help each character self reflect evolve change and join forces for the greater good I always love when characters are able to grow in a story I also enjoyed the positive ending and the Author’s Note giving factual information regarding the BBC show and the recipes A great historical fiction book that was surprisingly lighter and uplifting despite its heavy backdrop A great read that flew by before I knew it55 starsThank you NetGalley and Ballantine Books for this ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Instagram and BN accounts upon publication on 22321

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The Kitchen FrontE servitude and find freedom For the lady of the manor it's a chance to escape her wealthy husband's increasingly hostile behavior And for a trained chef it's a chance to challenge the men at the top of her professionThese four women are giving the competition their all evebn if that sometimes means bending the rules But with so much at stake will the contest that aims to bring the community together serve only to break it apart I loved this book Another winner from Ms Ryan “ The Kitchen Front” is the story of four women who by all accounts shouldn’t be moving in each other’s circles let alone friends yet during wartime everything changes societal rules are bent and in this story dinner must be prepared with creativity and rationed foodAudrey is the main character if there is one Mother of 3 boys she is a natural in the kitchen and bakes pies and cakes to supplement her income Her estranged sister Gwendolyn married to a Lord and working for the Ministry of Food and being snooty There’s Nell a kitchen maid at Lady Gwendolyn’s manor and finally Zelda a chef who has been relocated from London and hides a secret All four women enter the “Kitchen Front” contest to be on the BBC radio show of the same name The contest reuires them to make original recipes using rationed foods or foods they’ve gathered think lots of salted and tinned fish wild veggies and fruits from the garden Although they start as competitors the women become friends supporting each other through tough times during a time when women were supposed to be wives and mothersI love Ms Ryan’s books This one was well researched and she included the recipes of some of the dishes that the ladies made some of which came from actual recipe books from the era and some from her family That touch of authenticity makes this story special Thank you to NetGalley the publishers and Ms Ryan for an ARC in exchange for a fair an honest review