This book came out only a few months before "Heartbeat," and it's just as good. I loved Granny Torrelli and Rosie, and I could definitely see the resemblance; both of them were stubborn and knew how to tell a good story. The whole food aspect of the story adds to it without overtaking it; it will make you hungry afterwords, mark my words. All in all, this is another nice, warmhearted story about family and friendship, and if that's your thing, you'll find this as comforting and satisfying as a bowl of homemade soup. Tutto va bene!