The Kitchen Front: A Novel

Written by:
Jennifer Ryan
Narrated by:
Jasmine Blackborow

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2021
13 hours 33 minutes
From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir comes an unforgettable novel of a BBC-sponsored wartime cooking competition and the four women who enter for a chance to better their lives.

Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest—and the grand prize is a job as the program’s first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the competition would present a crucial chance to change their lives.

For a young widow, it’s a chance to pay off her husband’s debts and keep a roof over her children’s heads. For a kitchen maid, it’s a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For a lady of the manor, it’s a chance to escape her wealthy husband’s increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it’s a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession.

These four women are giving the competition their all—even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together only serve to break it apart?

* This audiobook edition includes a downloadable PDF that contains recipes from the book.
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This is in my top 5 of 2021! As a library worker I have put it on the TBR list of all of our regulars!

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Jesisca W.

what a lovely book of friendship! if you want a pick me up this is your book. the Narration is top notch as well.

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Beth L.

This was a wonderful heart warming story. I didn’t want it to end!!

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Wonderful book about friendship!!

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A lovely story and great narrator. I enjoyed the description of women on the “home front” during WWII, and what they had to endure - just because of their gender - as well as their tenacity to succeed in spite of that and by uniting as friends

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