Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. Billie feels like a fish out of water --- until she is welcomed by the magazine’s colorful staff. When Delicious! is abruptly shut down Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills. Feeling lonelier than ever, Billie discovers a hidden room and a cache of letters written during World War II by Lulu Swan, a plucky 12-year-old, to the legendary chef James Beard. Lulu’s letters provide Billie with a richer understanding of history, and a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires Billie to comes to terms with her fears.