Author: Stacey Ballis
Published: September 2010 – Berkley
My take: Melanie lost half her body weight and then lost her husband – to her best friend who is twice Mel’s new size. Mel already had a new business in the works so when the divorce was final she used her settlement to buy a condo and moved on with her life. She’d been a lawyer but now used her new healthy lifestyle as the basis for her business – Dining By Design – a healthy food take-away store.
The employees of Dining By Design are more than coworkers to Melanie. They’ve all had their own struggles in life and offer each other unconditional support. I truly enjoyed each character and the depth they added to the novel.
Melanie knew she needed to work through her trust issues – especially with men. She found a chance to do that with a handsome filmmaker. She also had Carey, a diet/nutrition coach who guided her along the way. Everyone should have a Carey – she really helped Melanie maintain balance in her life .
I really liked this novel. I could relate to Mel’s food issues and I liked the Chicago setting. I think fans of chick lit will enjoy Good Enough to Eat. A treat for readers: recipes!
Source: Giveaway win.