Deftly shifting between the 1950s and current day, Karma Brown’s Recipe for a Perfect Wife illuminates how some wives felt confined decades ago—and the book asks the question: How far have wives come? This story is about women who’ve faced challenges, who’ve learned from their mistakes (whether in the workplace or in their relationships), and who are learning to be assertive. It’s about women who come to understand who they really are and who they want to be. All that AND vintage recipes to boot! The historical quotes that open each chapter are fascinating as well. I highly recommend this one for readers who love dual time period books.