Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown
So Far From the Modern Wife . . . Or Is It?
Two timelines for two wives. One is Nellie Murdoch, the "perfect" housewife of the 1950s, and the other is Alice Hale, a "modern" woman. When Alice and her fiancee buy and move into Nellie's old house, she discovers Nellie's recipe book stuffed with handwritten notes and recipes. As Alice reads the book and learns more about Nellie, she discovers just how different (or similar) their lives are.
This eye-opening comparison between the lives of the 1950s and modern 'housewife'/stay at home woman showed just how much life has changed (or hasn't changed) for the modern woman. The dual narrative effective in unfolding the plot quickly. Although somewhat predictable, it was an enticing enough story for a quick read.
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