This book started out very intense, but then quickly lost my attention for the first half. I'm not a foodie - so all of the food descriptions that went on and on started to make me lose interest. I also felt a little lost when, out of no where, the ghost of Isobel showed up without any explanation or introduction. Only later on did I start to understand that Elena was seeing her ghost and why. Determined not to give up, I kept going and around the halfway point, things started to come together and unexpected things started happening. I was hooked and couldn't put the book down...forcing myself to stay up and finish it in one sitting! What started as something I didn't think I would really get into, ended up being a very surprising read. I enjoyed it, and would recommend!