Thursday, October 23, 2008
Book: Bon Appetit
Angie's Take: I LOVE this book! First of all, I love to bake. I also used to live in Europe so I can relate to the things the little character, Lexi, is going through. I've completely fallen in love with the very close and personal writing voice that Sandra (the author) uses. I am enjoying the recipes and the sense of France from its people to the food to the everyday way of life. So cute, so fun and an excellent story!
Oh, and I definitely plan to try the recipe for chouqeuttes. I am entertained by the signs and recipes and inserts all through the book. It works really well to keep the flavor of the book and author's voice. It actually entices me to keep reading for more little samples of fun and tastes of the unique.
Author: Sandra Byrd
Summary: In this second book in the French Twist series, readers join Lexi Stuart in a crème de la crème adventure!
Deciding to leave her familiar home in Seattle and her could-be boyfriend Dan, Lexi moves to a quaint village in France to pursue her dream of becoming a pastry chef. Life among the French initially proves to be less than easy as Lexi is challenged by her coworkers, missing her friends, and failing to master the perfect baguette.
Determined to find her place, Lexi settles into the culture and life becomes la perfection. She finds a church, meets a new friend, and makes the acquaintance of a child named Celine—as well as Celine’s attractive, widowed father, Philippe. Even Patricia, the gruff pastry cook, shows a softer side as she mentors Lexi in the art of baking.
Fast, fun, and packed with French culture, foodie appeal, and unique recipes readers will love accompanying Lexi on her journey in Bon Appetit as she tries to choose between two countries, two men and the faith to lean on God while savoring the surprises life brings!
Best-selling author Sandra Byrd enjoys a successful career writing adult, teen, and children’s books, including the Friends for a Season, Secret Sisters series and the French Twist series, including the first Lexi Stuart novel, Let them Eat Cake. She is also a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines. Sandra lives in Washington state with her husband and two children.
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