The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is the sweetest love story I have read in a very long time. It is about a talented chef and newspaper restaurant reviewer who meet and become friends not knowing what the other does for a living. Through a huge mistake one will destroy the other’s dream.
Lou is a hardworking chef/owner of a restaurant named after her beloved grandmother Luella. Although engaged to be married, nothing makes her happier than cooking for people and watching them smile.
Al is British and misses his homeland. Hardly adjusting to the Wisconsin weather, he reviews restaurants for a Milwaukee newspaper. He uses a pseudonym because some of his reviews can be quite scathing.
When he decides to dine at Luella’s, not only does he not know this is his new friend Lou’s restaurant, but he also is unaware that she has just had the worst day of her life. Needless to day his review is not very pleasant.
As Lou begins to introduce Al to all the wonderful places Milwaukee has to offer, Al not only begins to love the city, but also begins to have feelings for Lou. And the feeling is mutual.
When Al’s review of Lou’s restaurant comes out Lou is unaware that Al is the actual writer. And Al is unaware that Lou is the actual owner. But the damage has already been done. Luella’s starts losing business and Lou is in the horrible position of possibly having to close her beloved eatery.
And then Al discovers what he has done and cannot tell Lou for fear she will leave him. But Lou does find out and breaks all contact with Al. Is their love strong enough to keep them together? How could they give up what they both believe to be true, everlasting, until death do us part and beyond love.
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is a scrumptious tale of love and forgiveness with a recipe for a a mouthwatering coconut cake at the end.