The Recipe Box is a lovely novel thoughtfully written to relate the journey to discovery of self and of what really matters. Sam Nelson is at a crossroad in her career as a pastry chef. Working for a pseudo-pastry chef and TV cooking show star, Sam finally gathers her nerve to quit. She travels back to Sutton’s Bay on Lake Michigan to her true home to try and make sense of it all.
Back at Mullins Family Orchard and Pie Pantry, Sam is embraced by her mother and grandmother and surrounded by baking and surrounded by a sense of true home, Sam comes to understand who she is and what she truly needs.