Special Book Review!
Warning: Don't read while hungry!!! I picked up this book, I must admit, because I loved the cover. I thought the story might be similar to my own novella, "The Good Samaritan," which also featured yummy pastries. This book, however, is about a much younger heroine and her search for meaning, and a life. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and am craving French dessert!
I also have a copy of this book to give away! Just post a comment here before Sunday and tell me your favorite dessert, and you will be entered in the drawing. (sorry, only available to ship in continental US)
Book: LET THEM EAT CAKE
Author: SANDRA BYRD
Summary: Lexi Stuart is at a critical crossroads. She’s done with college but still living at home, ready to launch a career but unable to find a job, and solidly stalled between boyfriends.
When a lighthearted conversation in French with the manager of her favorite bakery turns into a job offer, Lexi accepts. But the actual glamour is minimal: the pay is less than generous, her co-workers are skeptical, her bank account remains vertically-challenged, and her parents are perpetually disappointed. Her only comfort comes from the flirtatious baker she has her eye—but even may not be who he seems to be!
So when a handsome young executive dashes into the bakery to pick up his high profile company’s special order for an important meeting—an order Lexi has flubbed— she loses her compulsion to please. “What am I going to do?” he shouts. “Let them eat cake!” she fires back with equal passion and a nod to Marie Antoinette. And then, something inside Lexi clicks. Laissez la révolution commencer! Let the revolution begin! Instead of trying to fulfill everyone else’s expectations for her life, Lexi embarks on an adventure in trusting God with her future—très bon!
Lexi – and Let Them Eat Cake – will entertain readers with wit and great fun, but also explore the universal coming-of-age themes of separating from one’s family of origin, establishing self-esteem, and making healthy choices.