Jul 282020


Teaser Tuesday Time

Miss Cecily's Recipes for Exceptional Ladies: A Novel

Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman

FIRST CHAPTER: Prologue Cecily Finn is ninety-seven-and -a half years old. Her hair is as stiff and bright as a firmly beaten egg white, and her dark eyes hold the look of a permanently unimpressed owl. She claims that all she wants is death-because boredom and institutional fish pie are worse than dying-but Cecily has endured far greater horrors than overcooked haddock.

TEASER: Five months earlier…
Kate Parker is ravenous. She sits on a deck chair in Nick Sullivan’s tiny patch of North London garden, gazing contentedly at his back as he stands by the barbecue. The smell of grilled meat is making her stomach audibly rumble, but there’s no point hurrying him. This man does things in his own sweet time.

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  14 Responses to “First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros:
Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman”

  1. Hi Vicki,

    It’s no good, I just had to go away and check out the full premise for this one, as I had no idea what the backstory might be, despite those intriguing extracts.

    Given that I have been reading from so many new and different genres just recently and having a blast doing it, I might just give this one a try. After all, who can resist that bright and breezy cover art too, just right to liven up these strange times we are living in.

    Thanks for sharing and I hope that all is well with you 🙂


    • I’m enjoying this a lot! The story is interesting and funny and I love the little old ladies, especially Cecily, she’s quite a character!

      The book takes place in London and I love listening to the narrator.

      Everything is good here, I hope it is with you too!

  2. I love the sound of the ninety-seven year old character! This book looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This sounds like a wonderful book, especially for a foodie like me!

  4. Sounds like a nice one to me.

  5. I feel like Cecily is already going to be a favorite character. Can’t wait for your full review of this one!

  6. Sounds like a good one.

  7. What a great title!

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