Saturday, September 29, 2007

"Let Them Eat Cake" by Sandra Byrd

About The Book:

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.

Brittanie: I loved this book. I love the passages of the book of Matthew in the Bible throughout the book as Lexi gets serious about her faith and her relationship with God and its place in her life now and in the future. This appeals right to my generation esp. Her college graduation, boy troubles, job troubles, living troubles, family troubles, and faith issues. Even though I think all women will enjoy this sometimes lighthearted with serious elements chick lit. I def. love the ending which leaves you guessing what choice will she make? It makes me want a really good cake better yet cupcakes to eat! I highly recommend this book. :)


Shauna said...

You might consider using black or a darker text color, as the pink is almost unreadable (at least on my browser!). Sounds like a fun book.

Deena said...

Wasn't it a fun read! And I agree, it made me want to visit a bakery so BADLY!!!

Cee Cee said...

Hi Brittanie! I really enjoyed this book!

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