I recently read The Way Life Should Be and enjoyed it. The protagonist is a single woman in her early thirties trying to find her place in the world. Initially, I thought it might have too much of a cookie cutter chick lit vibe, but moving the character to Maine kicked it into a different gear. Angela has been engaged with her grandmother's Italian cooking her entire life and has a talent for cooking and baking, which helps to propel her into her new life away from New York City. This cooking thread was the backbone of the novel.