The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

  • by Amy E. Reichert
  • Narrated by C.S.E Cooney
  • 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella's, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé...until the morning she discovers him in the buff - with an intern.
Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella's, little does he know that he's arrived on the worst day of the chef's life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service - he unleashes his worst.
The day that Al's mean-spirited review of Luella's runs, Lou and Al cross paths in a pub. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee, and she's game - but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city's local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou's restaurant faces closure, while Al's column gains popularity. It's only a matter of time before the two fall in love...but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future?


What the Critics Say

"Deliciously entertaining!" (Meg Donohue, author of Dog Crazy)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A Delightful Read

Although the plot is similar to others, e.g. "You've Got Mail", and the ending was obvious, it was a fun diversion and a nice change from murder mysteries, dysfunctional families, and war. My only complaint was the narrator. Her voice was nice but she read without expression and mispronounced quite a few words.
If you want a light, fun read, look no further.
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- Vanda F. Wadsworth

Sweet story. Wish I had read instead of listening

I enjoyed the characters in this story even though a couple of them were slightly unbelievable. The narrator mispronounced a few words, which would not have been so bad, but they were food words and this was a story all about food. She had a melancholy way of talking which worked for the sad parts of the story, but didn't do much for the happy parts. Also, she distinctly pronounced any word with a "t" in it, which was distracting. I normally enjoy clear, crisp speech but it didn't seem to work here. I did enjoy her British accent. I'm no expert on the nuances of Brit-speak, but it sounded good to me. Perhaps she has a British background and thus the mispronunciaton of the word "herbs". I would love the recipe for the coconut cake, if it exists.
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- Deb

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-21-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio