The Kitchen Front By Jennifer Ryan

The Kitchen Front By Jennifer Ryan


Some wars will be fought at home . . .

Two years into the Second World War, and German U-boats are frequently disrupting Britain’s supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front launches a new cooking contest – and the grand prize is a job as the program’s first-ever female co-host.

For young widow Audrey winning the competition could be a chance to pay off her husband’s debts and keep a roof over her children’s heads. However, her estranged sister, Gwendoline, is equally set on success even if her own kitchen maid, Nell, is competing against her. And then there is Zelda, a London-trained chef desperate to succeed in a male-dominated profession – and harbouring a secret that will change everything…

My Thoughts:

This is my perfect read and I loved everything about it. Set in the Second World War which I find this time very interesting to learn about. Food rationing then was a big thing so to help housewife’s a BBC radio program has a cooking competition to win a job on a program called Kitchen Front as the first ever female co host. There are four women who all want to win and we hear about their back stories and why they want to win. There are an interesting mix of characters with all relatable issues. I found it interesting to learn about that time and learnt things I didn’t know. I like how the book is set out and there are recipes dotted through out. I felt it was such a good story and it was an absolute delight to read it.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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