Book Review of
Lizzy and Jane
Elizabeth left her family’s home in Seattle fifteen years ago to pursue her lifelong dream—chefing her own restaurant in New York City. Jane stayed behind to raise a family. Estranged since their mother’s death many years ago, the circumstances of their lives are about to bring them together once again.
Known for her absolute command of her culinary domain, Elizabeth’s gifts in the kitchen have begun to elude her. And patrons and reviewers are noticing. In need of some rest and an opportunity to recover her passion for cooking, Elizabeth jumps at the excuse to rush to her sister’s bedside when Jane is diagnosed with cancer. After all, Elizabeth did the same for their mother. Perhaps this time, it will make a difference.
As Elizabeth pours her renewed energy into her sister’s care and into her burgeoning interest in Nick, Jane’s handsome coworker, her life begins to evolve from the singular pursuit of her own dream into the beautiful world of family, food, literature, and love that was shattered when she and Jane lost their mother. Will she stay and become Lizzy to her sister’s Jane—and Elizabeth to Nick’s Mr. Darcy—or will she return to the life she has worked so hard to create?
Several years ago I read and loved, Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay. I loved Dear Mr. Knightly, so when I saw Lizzy and Jane on sale I knew I had to read it. Lizzy and Jane wasn’t my favorite book by Katherine Reay, but it was a good read. This book is very different from Dear. Mr. Knightly and I found the characters a little harder to like in Lizzy and Jane, but if you enjoyed Dear Mr. Knightly or one of Katherine Reay’s other books you will probably enjoy this one.