Sakie is a twenty-two pound eighteen year old historian, philosopher and dreamer known to her friends and family as a food aficionado. Sensitive, poignant and humorous, she hastens to write her autobiography in her last hours. With details of her escapades with her present family, she shares adventures of her three other lives and the lives of cats she meets that tell their stories as the protagonists that changed history. She begins with her first life as the cherished mau of Ramses II. Her dreams take her to the ill-fated Spanish Armada and Alice's Wonderland with the Cheshire Cat. In real life she meets the pampered feline of Madame Royale, the black cat that saved Siena from the Plague and the handsome SAR American Tabby who tells the story of his heroic ride during the American Revolution. Her present life is detailed with travel from Miami Beach to Mount Dora and up the magnificent St. John's River. Each story is followed by historic and modern recipes that create a combination novel and cookbook.
Valerie Hart, cookbook author (Bounty of Central Florida, New Tradition Cookbook), food and travel journalist, Zagat editor and host of the television show, Back of the House, teaches cooking to benefit charitable causes. Educated in America, Paris and London, she and her husband, Buddy, manufactured and imported traditional furniture from Italy for three decades. Awarded "Outstanding Woman of the Year" in Miami, she lives in Mount Dora, Florida.