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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Always the Baker Never the Bride...Review

About the book:
They say you can't have your cake and eat it too.  But who would want a cake they couldn't eat?

Just ask Emma Rae Travis about that.  She's an award-winning baker who is diabetic and can't enjoy her own confections.  When Emma meets Jackson Drake, the escapee from Corporate America who is starting a wedding destination hotel to fulfill a dream that belonged to someone else, this twosome and their crazy family ties bring new meaning to the term "family circus". The Atlanta social scene will never be the same and neither will your sweet-tooth cravings.

What a fun book!  It's light, just like the confections Emma creates, but it's funny.  When award-winning baker Emma Travis finally has the chance to manage her own kitchen as the head baker of a new hotel, she doesn't bargain in falling for the hotel's owner.  Jackson is trying to fulfill his late wife's dream and doesn't plan on falling in love with his new employee.

I enjoyed the inclusion of recipes and hostessing tips.  My big complaint?  There was no recipe for the creme brulee cake.  This cake is talked about repeatedly throughout the book and there is even a page of secrets to making the cake, but no recipe.  So not fair!

The christian elements are mild.  Prayers are said and there is talk of overcoming grief and moving forward with God's help, although no one actually attends church.  With likeable characters and a funny story this is a delightful, hysterically funny book.  I haven't read Sandra Bricker before, but you can bet I will do so again.

Thanks to my local library for having a copy I could borrow. You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 8/11

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4/5 Stars


  1. This one sounds cute and light. I need some light reading for a change.

  2. Sounds like the perfect summer read!