Sophisticated New York playwright Lori Scott feels like a failure when her producer boyfriend calls it quits on both their relationship and her first play. On a dare, she throws a dart at a map and ends up moving to Brigham City, Utah, where she plans to set aside writing, religion, and men to focus on her new career substituting as The Garden Guru for the local paper. But fate has something else in mind. When she accidentally lights her house on fire, Lori has no idea of the sparks that lie ahead.
Will she be able to resist the charm and persistence of local firefighting hero John Wayne Walker? Will old hurts and fears cause her to turn her back on the best thing that’s ever happened to her? Author Heather Horrocks brings a fresh, fun voice to this delightful contemporary romance about following your heart, finding true love, and wrestling with a basket full of zucchini!
This book is by far my new favorite. It has it all. Humor, Love, Conflict, Gospel... It is the full package. It had me enthralled from start to finish. All I can say is that I can't wait to read Heather's next book!
I enjoyed this book. It has some deeper themes but is not too heavy due the wit and likablenss of the characters. Makes me what to throw a dart at a map and have an adventure (hopefully with less Zucchini-Yuk!).
I enjoyed this little love story! Great quick read and I enjoyed the references to Brigham City, Logan, and Lagoon. You don't get to read about these places very often - so it was fun. Also, a great zucchini recipe!
this book is pretty simple and definatly perdictable. if you are looking for an easy read for a couple of days that require little thought then this is the book for you.
Heather Horrocks is very funny and entertaining. I felt like I was reading my own story. I am a convert to the church and was told at an early age that I would never be able to have children. No, this has nothing to do with wild zucchini, so you will just need to read this book to see how it all relates.
I really enjoyed this book. It was humorous, fairly predictable but well written. It drew me in from page one and I really could not put it down!
To be honest, I was expecting less because I am not a fan of LDS romance type books. My mother recommended this book to me, and said I would not be dissapointed. And I wasn't.
It was definitely a pleasant surprise. Read it for yourself and find out. I recommend this to those in search of a good read and look forward to more from Heather Horrocks.
I loved this heartwarming romance and recommend it to everyone. The characters are charming and the struggles they have to overcome their problems and to draw closer to each other and the Lord are inspiring. Definitely pick up a copy.
This book was way to fluffy and predictable.
Really enjoyed this book. Couldn't really imagine what it would be like but it is delightful, witty, and fun. A great light read with an upbeat on life. There's disappointment, frustration, humor, love, fun, laughs, and romance. Need a book to fill your quiet & relaxing time with a few laughs? This is it! Oh, and the recipe at the end sounds pretty good too.
I loved becoming a part of the lives of Lori and John Wayne Walker. I enjoyed the humor, and the romance. I also appreciated that they both had trials to overcome and they were able to overcome them with the help of their Heavenly Father and family. I grew up in Utah and it was fun having familiar places and events unique to Utah mentioned in the book. I look forward to other novels from Heather.
How To Stuff A Wild Zucchini by Heather Horrocks
This is a delightful romantic comedy that has Lori Scott, frustrated Playwright with a Broadway Play that flops within a week, and with the dismal breakup of her boyfriend, dares her brother on a dart board that she will move to the spot the dart lands in, which is Brigham City, Utah, of all places she does not want to live. She decides to focus on subbing as "The Garden Guru" for the local paper. When she gets there, she finds way more than she expects. When she has to call in the local firefighters to prevent her rented house from burning to the ground, she meets one local firefighting hero, John Wayne Walker, who is everything she's been trying to avoid. She even promises to drive the classic "Monstrosity" once a week to appease its owner. No matter if you love or hate Zucchini, you'll be delighted with this romp. I totally laughed out loud in many places. I look forward to Heather's many romantic comedies. She's a keeper.
Forever Friends Rating 5 Stars by Teri
Until Next Time, See You Around The Book Nook
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Pub. Date: May 2009
As I looked at the title I wondered what a wild zuchini could possibly be. Now I know. This was a fun book and there were times I related with the characters. I have recommended it to several of my friends.
I really enjoyed this book! It was heart-warming, funny, and just plain fun! You definitely grow to love the characters, and I can't think of a better book to take along to the beach, or camping for a relaxing good time!
How To Stuff a Wild Zucchini manages to combine humor that is funny, poignant and utterly romantic. On a dare Lori Scott throws a dart at a map and ends up going to live in the last place she wants to be. When she meets John Wayne Walker she is definitely not looking for a new man in her life. But Lori is the perfect match for John and he quickly realizes it and won’t let her go. This book is a vicarious joyride packed with feeling and fun. There are many warm, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking scenes in this book. I care about these characters. These are two people who meet at the wrong time– he’s drifting through life, practically engaged, and she is recovering from both breakup and betrayal– and they manage to become friends and then so much more. I laughed, sighed and chuckled my way through this book and these great feelings lasted a long time after I’d finished the story. The garden guru, zucchini, and family scenes are wonderful additions to the romance. I love this story!!
After taking a college Lit. class, and being thoroughly disappointed in the integrity of the books that I was required to read, I was thrilled to find this lighthearted, witty, touching story. It is SO refreshing to read a great book and not have to worry about the content being offensive! Heather is a talented writer and I can't wait to read more of her work!!
I was very entertained by this new book. I found myself caught up in the story, and really didn't want it to end. I felt that I wanted to know more about the families in the story. They seemed so real and so much like families I know. The writing was expressive and intriguing to follow (and sometimes very funny, which I loved). And the dialogue between the characters left a warm and uplifting feeling. I am looking forward to another book by this author.
The world is full of depressing and unfortunate news, so I was looking for something to lift my spirits and this book was it. After I read the first few chapters, the ending seemed predictable, but the journey was full of surprising twists and turns. It is absolutely a romance, but the out loud laughter it evoked and the genuine tears I cried, made it an excellent story for me. It was full of fun and stirrings of the heart. I recommend this book to anyone that just wants to feel good when they are finished. Kudos to Heather Horrocks for her wonderful wit and insight into the human heart. I can't wait until her next book!
This book sounds adorable. Can't wait to read it. It's on my wish list. Fun!!