Praise for A Second Bite at the Apple

“In smart and crisp prose, Bate tells a winning story about food, love, and second chances, with recipes appended. Great fun.” – Booklist

“Bate’s novel is a fun story about empowering yourself to follow your dreams and go for the life you really want. The protagonist is a loveable one, as she tries to figure out how to balance the life she wants and the life she has. Full of humor and lots of genuine heart, the novel is a pleasurable read.” – RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“A breezy, idiomatic voice.” – Publishers Weekly

“Dana Bate’s A Second Bite at the Apple is a tasting menu of everything you want in foodie fiction…a lovingly flawed heroine you root for in her most cringe-worthy moments, a deeply rendered cast of supporting characters, and a roller-coaster plot that keeps you thrillingly engaged to the very end. All punctuated with spectacular food descriptions. Bate’s writing will always keep you hungry for more.”
– Stacey Ballis, author of Out to Lunch, and the forthcoming Recipe for Disaster

Delicious! Dana Bate’s writing is smart, sparkling, and completely charming.”
– Allie Larkin, author of Stay and Why Can’t I Be You?