When beautiful (but stuck up) city girl, Rachel, visits her grandmother’s farm for Thanksgiving weekend, little does she expect to meet André, the hunkiest farm-boy in America. Wooing him should have been easy with her big city ways, but André is apparently immune to her looks and she seems to only succeed at looking ridiculous in front of him. Could things get any worse?
Rachel is about to give up and go home on the eve of the Thanksgiving feast… when an old family curse takes matters into into it’s own hands… Rachel faints in the fields and wakes up to find herself transformed into a Turkey- and only true love’s kiss can change her back. Will Rachel be able to convince André that she’s the one for him, even in her poultry form? Or will she be the roasted highlight of the family dinner?
Ugne Kimmerson’s hilarious rom-com takes the traditional Thanksgiving holiday and spins it into one of my new favorite books. I picked this masterpiece up after a recommendation from a friend, and I honestly could not put it down until I had flipped the last page. Kimmerson did a fantastic job at keeping the audience engaged with Rachel’s feathered antic, but she truly managed to maintain a beautiful conversation on what true love means and how it can exist in even the most bizarre of forms.
My only complaint would be that I found André to be a bit one dimensional for the first half of the book. I 100% get that Kimmerson couldn’t have the two hit it off right away, but I had a hard time believing that André wasn’t attracted to Rachel’s “goddess like looks and body of a newly born angel” (Kimmerson, p. 25). I mean, come on! Kimmerson, of course, more than makes up for the weak beginning once Rachel takes on the turkey form. Here is one of the sweetest excerpts that I just drool over:
“Rachel strutted up to where André was shoveling hay, his sweat glistening across his broad, shirtless back. She tried to call out to him, but all she could muster was that ridiculous gobble.
André turned and studied the turkey in front of him, it’s eyes sparkling in the morning light. It blinked a few times and he was fascinated by it’s delicate, fluttering lashes. He crouched down in front of it, brushing back his golden locks.
‘You look familiar,’ he whispered, more to himself than to the turkey, ‘there’s just something about you…’ his voice trailed off as he reached out to stroke the rainbow of plumage. The softness of the feathers surprised him.
Rachel felt herself blushing furiously- he was so kind and gentle, unlike any man she had ever met before.”
GAHHH MY HEART!!! Too cute, right?? Love love love this book, and with the coming Thanksgiving and Holiday Season it is the perfect read to get everyone in the spirit.
Gobble Me Up is a 10/10 amazing read. Couldn’t have asked for a better book 🙂