The Restaurant Critic's Wife
The Restaurant Critic’s Wife:
This book makes me hungry.
Stealing from Forrest Gump:
Each page of The Restaurant Critic’s Wife was an unexpected moment. Lila was a successful “firefighter” for a worldwide hotel chain until she unexpectedly met her husband, Sam. A move to a new city and two kids later, Lila is trying to find balance and purpose in her chaotic life.
From disbelief at the extreme’s her husband would go to visit restaurants anonymously to the deja vu of taking a toddler and newborn out for the first time, I totally got into Lila’s struggles. My kids are way past the diaper stage, but I can still remember going from working professional to stay at home mom and wondering what my identity was.
And just like that box of chocolates, some choices are pleasant and sweet and with others you want to put the half eaten piece back in the box. If you’re lucky, like Lila, you’ll ultimately find the right balance between the two.
Tanya’s love for books has been a lifelong passion that she likes sharing with others. Reading is also the thing that relaxes her after a day of juggling the many responsibilities that come with being being wife to an amazing man, mother to four great kids spread around the world, business manager, and farm hand on their place in southwest Missouri; home to Akaushi cattle and a menagerie of pygmy goats, horses, chickens, dogs and cats.