Monday, October 20, 2008

Bon Appetit by Sandra Byrd (AND GIVEAWAY)

***Leave a comment on this post by Monday October 27 to be entered to win a copy of Bon Appetit.***

Pastries, Paris and romance–Lexi’s adventure has just begun!

Lexi Stuart is risking it all. Saying au revoir to the security of home, her job, and could-be boyfriend Dan, Lexi embarks on a culinary adventure in France to fulfill her life dream of becoming a pastry chef.As she settles into her new home in the village of Presque le Chateau to study and work in a local bakery, her twenty-something optimism meets resistance in the seemingly crusty nature of the people and culture around her.
Determined to gain her footing, 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.As Lexi lives her dream, the only thing she has to do is choose from the array in life’s patisserie display window: her familiar home, friends, and family in Seattle or her new life in France.
Lexi discovers that as she leans more on God the choices become a little clearer– and making them, well, c’est la vie!

My Review:
I loved this book and I loved the first book Let Them Eat Cake. This is a great series. There is one more book coming next year. I don't want to wait until then to find out what Lexi does next but I guess I will have too. I laughed many times throughout the series. Sandra Byrd has created some cool characters that I am invested in. Not to mention interesting locations and plots. The first book is in Seattle and the second is France. The second book can be read without the first but I do not recommend doing that as you will miss the background and a great book. I highly recommend both these books! And I have a copy of Bon Appetit to give away so leave me a comment! :)


Ruby (Mouth) said...

This books looks like a fun read. I have to read the first one!! LOL

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rb said...

oooh..i am so going to start on this series :D

Yan said...

I would love to win! It looks like an amazing book!


SweetMeat said...

I'm still trying to get through my reading for work but this sounds like a good place for me to start;)

Linda said...

Ohh sounds great!

Ashley said...

I would love to read this.

Carole said...

Please enter me in the contest for Sandra's book. Sandra is a new author for me, and I can tell from your review that I would enjoy her book.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Stacy said...

I totally need a new cookbook to shake things up.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read, I'd love to win as I love to read!


Super Blogger Girl! said...

I love my cookbook collection, I dont have this one yet though!

Kristin Wynder said...

this book looks great!

Bebemiqui said...

Count me in!

toddlermommy said...

would love to check this out~~
Happy Halloween!

Ivan Girl said...

i heard good things about the 1st book.
i'm sure this book will be better.

if you're sending international, do toss
my name in the hat, pls.

Jackie B. said...

This would be a great read. Count me in!

Katie said...

Please enter me in this drawing.. Thanks

katie8407 (at) gmail (dot) com

Carolynn W. said...

Sounds great, please enter me, thanks!