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The Chicken Sisters by K.J. Dell’Antonia

The Chicken Sisters by K.J. Dell'Antonia

For about 100 years, Chicken Frannie’s and Chicken Mimi’s have been competing against each other for the title of best chicken shack in Kansas. And for about 100 years, the feud between the two families running the restaurants has been almost as famous as the fried chicken.

Amanda grew up in Merinac, working for her mom at Mimi’s, but since marrying Frank – the son of their rivals – continues to work at Frannie’s and wonders if there might be something more. Mae – her sister – couldn’t wait to leave their small town, and now lives in New York with her husband and two children, is the author of a book, and appears on a reality TV show. From the outside, her life is picture perfect.

When Amanda applies to Food Wars, a reality/competition TV show that pits two restaurants against each other, she’s hoping at the very least to boost business a bit. What happens when the cameras show up though isn’t what anyone expected…

A food competition, big secrets, a family feud. What’s not to like? Even though the book takes on some pretty serious issues, it still maintains its humor and lighthearted feel throughout. If you love HGTV and the Food Network, add this one to your TBR pile ASAP!

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