Book Review The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan

Book Review The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan Review by Dawn Thomas 314 Pages Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Literary Humor, Fiction (Adult), Women’s Fiction Lila is a mother, wife, and nine months pregnant. Her husband, Sam, is a restaurant critic. They met in New Orleans while Sam was doing a critique of gumbo. Immediately, they were immediately attracted to each other. At the time, Lila was a crisis manager for the Addison hotel chain and traveled around the world. When a restaurant critic position opened in Philadelphia, they pack up and move. Starting over in a new city is difficult for Lila. She is now a stay-at-home mom. She misses her old job and the connections she had with her coworkers. Sam wants to remain anonymous in order to do a fair job with his restaurant reviews. He is concerned if she becomes too public, people will recognize her and his cover will be blown. Sam is too overprotective of his image and causes Lila more stress. Sam does not want her socializing with anyone connected with a restaurant but Lila cannot work the question into ordinary conversations. One of her closest friends is part owner in a New…