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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Book Review: Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit
Sandra Byrd
Reviewed by Rhonda, my wife

"I enjoyed getting to know Lexi Stuart. She is adventurous. I am proud she pursued her dream of becoming a pastry chef even when this dream took her an ocean away from home. What a delightful mix of cultural accuracy and faux pas as Lexi lives in France.

"I would recommend this book to others with the contingency the reader enjoy Let Them Eat Cake first. I did not read Let Them Eat Cake and was occasionally left out when references were made to characters I had not met. "

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!

Author Bio:
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.
This is a WaterBrook Press and Multnomah Book.

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