And it works. Shortly, Bella is cooking in the royal kitchens, albeit as a lesser underling. When a quirk of fate takes her the the Queen's chambers with a tasty treat, she and the young queen form enough bond that Bella goes on holiday as part of the entourage. Destination: Nice, where a new hotel has been built just for the queen.
No spoilers! What yu might think will happen doesn't. Not exactly. First, there's Rupert the blackmailer. And intense rivalry with the French chefs. The predictable stresses of cooking in a strange kitchen. And a murder.
A fun read with a feisty, winning heroine in a glamorous location. It's a four.