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Every great love story has a beginning.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs comes a wonderful companion story to her unforgettable novel Family Tree.
Meet Annie Rush in THE KEY INGREDIENT, my new short story set in Vermont. It’s available exclusively as an ebook, and is the prequel to my new novel FAMILY TREE, on sale 8/9.  Pre-order THE KEY INGREDIENT from your favorite ebook retailer – it’s on sale 6/14 – to get a sneak peek at FAMILY TREE!

Every great love story has a beginning...(and who doesn't love pancakes?)
Every great love story has a beginning…(and who doesn’t love pancakes?)

Every great love story has a beginning. Annie Rush’s started at a food cart in a vibrant city park. Annie, then a film student, came across a ruggedly handsome, charismatic chef serving up gourmet street food to an ever-growing clientele lining up for his creations. Together, Annie and Martin Harlow conceived The Key Ingredient, a cooking show featuring Martin as the star while Annie handles production.
As they travel to Annie’s Vermont hometown to film their pilot episode, she realizes that she might want to create more than television magic with Martin. But does he feel the same way? The weather is miserable, their shoot is a disaster, and the maple syrup just isn’t flowing. While Annie tries to cling to her vision for their show, she can’t help but wonder if she could be as unlucky in work as she is in love. Is she always destined to stay behind the scenes?
Just as some recipes only come together at the last minute with the addition of a key ingredient, sometimes a single moment can change everything—turning Annie’s life into a cornucopia of good fortune, the feast of her dreams.

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