Arc ways to make money on your own review hungry hearts – bookmark lit

I received this book for free (hey, thanks!) in exchange for an honest review. I promise that this does NOT affect my opinion of ways to make money on your own the book or the content of my review. For real. Hungry hearts: 13 tales of food & love by elsie chapman, caroline tung richmond, sara farizan, sandhya menon, sangu mandanna, rebecca roanhorse, adi alsaid, phoebe north, anna-marie mclemore, jay coles, rin chupeco, S.K. Ali, karuna riazi

A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels ways to make money on your own through the confections she makes at her family’s pasteleria. A tourist from montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling ways to make money on your own that could cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the ways to make money on your own key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win ways to make money on your own him the money to save his mother’s life.

I was so excited for this anthology because I’m a huge fan of food (of all types) and short story collections in general! I love even MORE when the stories are connected. In this case, all of these occur on hungry hearts row, a place where “magic and food and love are sometimes one and the ways to make money on your own same.” as usual, I’ll be sharing mini reviews and ratings for each story, plus overall feelings and an average rating for the whole ways to make money on your own anthology.

I’m glad that the first story introduced the setting of ways to make money on your own hungry hearts row, because I was curious about how they would set that ways to make money on your own scene if someone didn’t read the synopsis. The main character comes in from england and talks about ways to make money on your own the indian food from her mother’s home. She’s grieving her mother and struggling to keep a connectiong ways to make money on your own with her father throughout the story, so it was a bit melancholy. I loved how she connected her mother with food (specifically her favorite dish). Such a cute and simple story about family, loss, and food… and how all three connect to keep someone’s memory alive. Kings and queens by elsie chapman

I loved the exploration chinese food here, especially because it has become so westernized in american chinese ways to make money on your own restaurants. (I also loved that the first connections between the stories ways to make money on your own starting already, because this family’s restaurant was referenced in the first story and there ways to make money on your own were a few characters I assume will come around later.) it took a turn I did not expect, early in the story, so that was pretty fascinating. I was definitely expecting a place like hungry hearts row ways to make money on your own to be more happy and positive, so it was wild to have this story so early ways to make money on your own in the anthology. I was so sad for her sister and their family. I raced through this story, so eager to see what would happen. I loved it and was fascinated by the whole thing. The grand ishq adventure by sandhya menon

I needed a light menon story after that previous one, good lord. This one certainly delivered! I love that this was a classic example of a ways to make money on your own girl writing a love-based advice column and not being able to follow any ways to make money on your own of her own advice… until now. She challenges someone who writes in to visit a different ways to make money on your own ethnic restaurant each week and she decides to do the ways to make money on your own same. There were a lot of relatable, food-related elements of this story: struggling to get over the idea of eating alone in ways to make money on your own a restaurant, moving out of your comfort zone, trying new and unexpected things… just a lot of wonderful foodie aspects. I was put through a mini roller coaster at the ways to make money on your own end but I ended up loving it so much. It was predictable, of course, but I don’t care. Sugar and spite by rin chupeco

I have to admit that the writing style of this ways to make money on your own one didn’t jive with me. I can totally see people enjoying her writing but there ways to make money on your own are some styles that are just not up my alley. The story itself was pretty interesting though, with the idea that food can mix with magic and ways to make money on your own give you confidence, revenge, love, etc. It’s a classic plot idea that I enjoyed. The soup no. 5 special was carried over from the previous story, which was a perfect segue. The story itself was really sad; I hate reading about bullying. Again, it’s a personal thing for me. Moments to return by adi alsaid

I liked this one overall; it was pretty heavy but in a different way than ways to make money on your own a couple of others in the anthology have been. I think the MC traveling into the country specifically to ways to make money on your own try the food on hungry hearts row (and make some wishes come true, hopefully) was a unique take for this anthology. I have a feeling the person he met in the ways to make money on your own restaurant will come into play later in another story (at least I hope!). Again, the interconnectedness of these is wonderful. This story centered around anxiety and that was explained at ways to make money on your own length, but there wasn’t much else to it I guess. The slender one by caroline tung richmond

This was spooky and fun! I like how richmond managed to pull in a lot ways to make money on your own of feelings about just wanting to be “normal” at school compared to the home life that’s a bit different than everyone else. The ghost part of the story was unique and a ways to make money on your own nice change of pace. (so far this is a very well-rounded anthology, in terms of genre and story types!) overall, this was a cool story with a lot of family ways to make money on your own feels and messages in a small amount of pages. Gimme some sugar by jay coles

I’d been looking forward to this story the most for ways to make money on your own some reason… maybe it’s because I was curious to read something by jay ways to make money on your own coles for the first time. Either way, this was wonderful and my favorite so far. It’s just a nice, feel-good story about a cooking competition with a lot on ways to make money on your own the line, overcoming anxiety, family, and soul food that made my mouth water. I was right about jay coles – I definitely need to read more of his stories after ways to make money on your own enjoying this one so much. As for the ending, I was definitely afraid that it may not be a ways to make money on your own happy one and I won’t spoil anything. 😉 the missing ingredient by rebecca roanhorse

I have a solid relationship with my mom so reading ways to make money on your own books about the opposite kind of relationship is always so ways to make money on your own different for me. This story was hard to read because of their strained ways to make money on your own relationship and them trying to figure out how to make ways to make money on your own their native american fusion restaurant work without the father figure ways to make money on your own (who was native). It got… very fucked up unexpectedly and I’m still kind of reeling from it all. I don’t know what else to say to be honest. Hearts à la carte by karuna riazi

I was happy to read another fluffy-ish story after some deeper and/or darker ones, and I loved reading how the two characters got to ways to make money on your own know each other over her cart food. It wasn’t fully fluffy or contemporary (definitely a little magic… to put it in a non-spoiler, kind of true way). It was such a fun and unexpected story direction; I really loved it. Bloom by phoebe north

The minute I read the word “whitefish,” I was excited about this story set in a jewish ways to make money on your own deli (and very hungry for a whitefish salad sandwich from our ways to make money on your own local spot). It was refreshing to read of a “romance” in a heavier contemporary, even just for the variety that this anthology has brought ways to make money on your own so far. I didn’t like simon from the beginning so I was hopeful ways to make money on your own that the story would head in the right direction, away from him. I loved reading about the relationship between naomi and her ways to make money on your own grandfather, while seeing her future start to take shape. I liked the writing style a lot too and will ways to make money on your own definitely look into this author! A bountiful film by SK ali

Again, good variety in this anthology! The main character just moved to hungry hearts row (unhappily, right before her senior year of high school) and is working on a film contest entry. She has a lunch with her grandmother and some of ways to make money on your own her friends as a possible idea for her film. I loved that the story took on a mystery/thriller vibe as the MC tried to figure out what ways to make money on your own happened to the “lost boy” from the area. So fascinating, unexpected, and well-done for being a short story! Absolutely loved it (and the connections to other stories as usual!). Side work by sara farzian

I was intrigued by this one from the beginning but ways to make money on your own a little nervous about what the reveal would be for ways to make money on your own the accident. (I don’t sympathize with drunk drivers who injure others, so I was afraid I would automatically dislike the main ways to make money on your own character for that reason.) in any case, this was a nice little f/f story to again break up some of the heavier ways to make money on your own ones. (huge ship alert here 😍) I loved the relationship between laleh, her uncle, and their food/philosophy on restaurants. She had a strained relationship with her parents after the ways to make money on your own accident and I was rooting hard for them to work ways to make money on your own on things. Panadería ~ pastelería by anna-marie mclemore

This was my most-anticipated story the more I kept reading, because I knew it would be about lila (who appeared in every story so far) and bring everything full-circle even more. I always thought that mclemore’s writing style was too flowery for me (based on reviews for her novels), but I actually enjoyed it here. I adored reading about lila and her gift for knowing ways to make money on your own exactly what sweet treat someone needs, exactly when they need it. I wanted to eat all of the desserts after reading ways to make money on your own this story, which was to be expected. I think I was hoping for a little more oomph ways to make money on your own from this one, but it could be my fault for building it up ways to make money on your own in my head too much.

Overall, what a lovely group of connected stories. There is one character that wove her way in and ways to make money on your own out of them, so I was extremely excited to see how things ended ways to make money on your own up with her too. Any kind of anthology that promises each story is related ways to make money on your own is bound to be better, in my opinion. You can develop a bigger connection to the setting and ways to make money on your own the characters if they resurface throughout each individual short story. That totally happened here! I think my one very general complaint – and this is me just being me – is that I wish there was more romance. I was expecting a few more cuter contemporary stories but ways to make money on your own there really were only a few of them. I was so happy with the variety so I can’t complain!

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