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A Taste For It

Maura Carmody's off on the trip of a lifetime. A talented chef, she's travelling around Ireland for a month to promote Australian food and wine. Maura's expecting a straight forward business trip. But what she gets is a whirlwind of mishaps, misunderstandings, rivals and revelations, and Dominic Hanrahan, who's giving her plenty of food for thought. Set in Ireland and Australia, A Taste For It is a warm, funny novel about following your heart and pursuing your dreams.

Audible Audio Edition

Listening Length: 10 hours and 18 minutes

Program Type: Audiobook

Version: Unabridged

Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Release Date: August 22, 2006

Language: English


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I bought 'A Taste For It' after reading about the author, Monica McInerney, and felt the story line to be promising. The whole mix of Australia - Ireland appealed to me greatly and I'm already in love with both wine and food so it seemed a perfect choice for me. On the whole I enjoyed the book in that I never wished I had finished it before I did but it's not one that I will read over and over again. The characters came to life easily enough for me although I have to say I didn't immediately bond with Maura. I felt her character to be quite childlike and found myself cringing with her childish antics at the beginning of the book. Having said that I did find her more likeable as the book progressed despite her 'glass half empty' attitude towards Dominic. I never felt completely immersed in their story although I wanted to. The story was very predictable which was disappointing for me as I prefer to be surprised by an author's choice of path and all ends were nicely tied up by the completion of the book. I will try another book from this author (as I have already bought The Alphabet Sisters) and would recommend 'A Taste For It' to anyone who likes a nice easy read - good for a rainy afternoon in Ireland curled up in front of a fire.

I enjoyed this story very much, was easy to read, albeit very predictable ,As I'm from adelaide the Clare valley is one of my favorite destinations for wine and food.The characters were a little unbelievable , especially Dominic, but in saying that he was quite likeable.I read this in one afternoon .

Great read, the best laid plans never go as expected and Maura's trip to Ireland to promote her food and wine certainly didn't, from when she got of the plane to leaving Ireland nothing went to how she expected it too, which lead to a series of lots of different incidents which were funny, warm and friendly in parts and a little frustrating for Maura others, and not too predictable. Highly recommended.

A rough start but turns out to be a great book about the love of Aussie food and wine and a great love affair with Irish food too. More of a drama than rom com but great chick lit none the less

I am loving her work more each time a read another book.Always keeps my interest.Her characters and storylines are so real - you can immerse yourself in the story.Love it!!

I love all her books adn this one was no exception. She writes about so many different scenarios and all stories are unique.

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