Now in paperback, a lively tale about a sassy, food-loving Southern gal who moves to New York City to become a jour- nalist—“think Scarlett O’Hara, and, dare we say it, maybe just a hint of Rachael Ray.” —DailyNews (New York)
When vivacious, tart- tongued Belle Lee decides that the only way she’ll ever make a name for herself as a journalist is to head to New York, she quickly realizes just how daunting life in the big city can be. But with heroic persistence, a wicked sense of humor, and a taste for the gourmet, Belle finally catches her big break: a job as a produc- tion assistant at a conservative twenty-four-hour news network.
There she suffers the sexually suggestive commentary of one of the station’s better-known male anchors, fetches scripts, and pulls footage in the wee hours of the morning—never losing her Southern charm and positive attitude. But when Belle uncovers the truth behind an illegal network deal, she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands.
With thirty recipes for everything from Bribe-Your- Coworkers Pound Cake to how to make the perfect Manhattan—all told in the delightful and plucky voice of a determined and saucy young woman—Belle in the Big Apple is about following your dreams and finding love in the most unlikely places.