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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Reviews for ZUCCHINI PIE

New Info! Would you like to read the opening chapter of ZUCCHINI PIE? Click on the top link on the right. It's all there in black and white. Enjoy!

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ZUCCHINI PIE: GRANNY'S RECIPE FOR LIFE is new this month and it's already getting some positive attention. "Shauna" wrote this 5* Goodreads review:

Families, Funerals, and Food...
Can it get any better than that?

Granny Adelaide is dying...
Her last, final wish?
To have a family reunion as part of her funeral, including not only the family that was split apart decades earlier, but to also include nostalgic family foods. ...

As Karen and her family put this unusual funeral together hearts will be healed, family secrets will be put to rest and new life will be revealed.

A tender book of feelings, grieving, forgiving, and accepting.
And of course the power of food....
Recipes included at the end of each chapter!

Thanks so much, Shauna! You saw it just as I hoped and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Another rave review came from Kathy Gordon, the Managing Editor at Covenant, in the letter she sent with my publishing contract: 

"I love this book! I can only imagine what fun you had with your imaginary family romping about in your head as you were conceptualizing and writing this book. I'm confident it will 'speak' to many--too many of us labor under the misconception that everyone but us has a perfect family, and we are somehow the misfits in society. ... I'm sure it will be a healing read that will bring balance and comfort to many."

I love Kathy and I'm grateful for her praise, but it wasn't always fun to have the Burnetts "romping about" in my mind. Some of the issues are tough, and some of my characters don't deal with them well. Then again, real families are like that, aren't they?

You can find ZUCCHINI PIE at the publisher's web site. Covenant has also made my book part of an email blast you can see here. The blast includes a FREE book by Anita Stanfield and new work by Sarah Eden, M.R. Durbin, and others. I recommend Marlene Bateman's MOTIVE FOR MURDER with its quirky investigator and interesting premise. You can see the covers of all these new books and read (free) the first chapter of each when you click here, or read the first chapter of my new book on the additional page marked "Chapter 1" on the right.

Summer is a GREAT time for some lazy reading--and maybe some yummy ZUCCHINI PIE. Enjoy!

Susan Aylworth is the author of nine published novels, all currently available in digital form for various e-readers. Her newest book, ZUCCHINI PIE: GRANNY'S RECIPE FOR LIFE, is out this month from Covenant Communications. Her tenth novel, RETURN TO RAINBOW ROCK, will soon be available as an original e-book, the seventh in the Rainbow Rock series. Find Susan at or follow her @SusanAylworth.