I loved Erin French's story way more than I could have ever imagined! I had never heard of her before nor her restaurant The Lost Kitchen! I am so glad I know of them both now! I believe Erin may be as good of a writer as she is a cook. I could clearly imagine everything she wrote as if I was there with her. From the way she describes Freedom and everywhere she lived to her her cooking, it was so incredibly detailed. My heart broke for her on almost every page. She did not have an easy life for quite a few years. As a once single mother, I could really relate to her raising Jaim and feeling so alone. While I did not go through a divorce like she did, navigating the waters along with an ex who doesn't make things easier is tough, I cannot imagine the pain her and Jaim went through. I loved her creativity with her restaurants! And to think, she's never had any official culinary training and she is so successful. As much heartache as she went through, the book left such a happy and heartwarming feelings after.