From the author of Paris, My Sweet comes the story of a modern woman embracing love, motherhood, and all the courses life has to offer,
On an island where finding love can be just as hard as finding a dinner reservation on a Friday night, Amy Thomas never imagined a family would fit into her lifestyle. So when Amy finds herself turning forty, moving to Brooklyn, and making way for a baby with a new man in her life, she realizes that starting over may be her biggest opportunity yet.
But how do you balance staying out all night dancing with staying up all night soothing a baby? Can a lifelong city girl trade in spontaneity for domesticity? Set amid the backdrop of Brooklyn and Manhattan’s foodie scenes, Amy sets out to make her second act even sweeter than the first.
“Amy Thomas’s heartfelt tale of a modern woman embracing marriage and motherhood is a New York City fairy tale, complete with dazzling romance, delicious food, and the perfect happy ending: Brooklyn ever after.” – Ann Mah, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating and The Lost Vintage”I became infatuated with Brooklyn in Love. I inhaled the pages on sidewalks and subways…savored every word as if it held all the answers to my life. And in a way, it did.” – Alyssa Shelasky, author of Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen”The relatable and honest storytelling that made Paris, My Sweet so endearing returns for this delightful journey of self-understanding and joy through the lens of love and food.” – Lindsey Tramuta, journalist and author of The New Paris”Brooklyn In Love is a story of love, soul-searching and delicious moments, memories (and addresses!) all wrapped into an enchanting and mouth-watering part deux for our favorite sweet freak Amy Thomas.”” – Kristen Beddard, author of Bonjour Kale”Made me homesick for New York — and very hungry. Once again, Thomas has followed her heart – and her sweet tooth – toward a new life.” – Elizabeth Bard, New York Times bestselling author of Lunch in Paris and Dinner Chez Moi”A fun and heartfelt memoir about the difficult journey of falling in love in New York City and the restaurants the author visited along the way.” – Shelf Awareness for Readers
About the Author
Amy Thomas is a New Yorkbased writer who, for two lucky years, got to call Paris home. In addition to working as a copywriter in advertising, she writes about food, travel, design, and fashion for various publications such as the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Town & Country, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. She is slightly obsessed with sweets.
I have been waiting to know what happens next after reading “Paris My Sweet” This book had me laughing, smiling, and crying all the way to the end. I could relate to Amy Thomas’s story in so many ways. A great read to all those who are searching for themselves and finding the confidence that they are exactly where they need to be right now. Bravo!
I followed Amy’s blog, God I Love Paris, while she was working there for a few years and I enjoyed reading her first book, Paris, My Sweet. Her blog posts from her time there were short but thoughtful and Paris, My Sweet gave readers a deeper background into her stay in the City of Light. Brooklyn in Love picks up after Amy moves back to NYC. She takes us through dating, meeting her husband, and adjusting to being in a long-term relationship after several years of flying solo. Their adventure of buying an apartment in Brooklyn sounds a lot like what we went though buying a house in Seattle (spoiler: not fun) and it was a welcome change to hear about the less glamorous side to having a baby. Accompanying her personal milestones are culinary-themed stories of restaurants she takes us to along the way. We learn about Blue Hill (by Chef Dan Barber), the legendary home fries from HOME/MADE, the Il Buco restaurants, and more. I am not a huge fan of New York City but this book makes me thinks there’s something more to it after seeing it through Amy’s eyes. The in-love feelings she has for her city can only be contagious and this book will definitely be shelved along side my other favorite memoirs. This book came out yesterday, February 6th. Congratulations Amy on another wonderful book!
I really enjoyed this memoir and following the authors journey after returning to NYC from having spent a few years in Paris. Single and wanting to immerse herself in the NYC scene, we follow her through, jobs, dating, finding love, marriage, having a baby and that wish of hers to move to Brooklyn. Amy’s description of her journey to find herself and a life she has wanted, was a fun one to read. The author has a sense of humor and the way she expresses things we have all gone through makes, it very relatable to almost all. She also has a love of food, so intermingled with her life story is her life around the many eating establishments in NYC and Brooklyn. It is definitely a book that will make you hungry, and want to try new places. This is a great story for people that both live in the NYC/Brooklyn area, or for those going to travel there. Now I will have to read her first book, Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light, which I already have. I would like to thank: NetGalley and Sourcebooks for the ARC of this book.
- Title: Brooklyn in Love: A Delicious Memoir of Food, Family, and Finding Yourself
- Autor: Amy Thomas
- Publisher (Publication Date): Sourcebooks (February 6, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1492645915
- ISBN-13: | 978-1492645917
- File Format: EPUB, PDF