Friday, September 28, 2007

"Let Them Eat Cake" - by Sandra Byrd

Robin Jones Gunn said it best: "Let Them Eat Cake is a delicious read. Bon appetit!" And she's so right! This was a fun book that I thoroughly enjoyed. While some might consider the pace seemingly slow in sections, the reader quickly realizes the character's motivation and goals work together to create a fabulous journey well worth continuing!! Lexi Stuart deals with the spiritual questions all Christians face, as well as the problems in which everyday "twenty somethings" struggle - jobs, boyfriends, friends...

Can Lexi have her cake and eat it too?

Here's the publisher's 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.

Sandra Byrd is a prolific writer of fiction, including the popular Friends for a Season series for teens, and the bestselling Girls Like You and Secret Sisters series for young girls. She is a regular contributor to national Christian publications. Before she began writing full time, Sandra worked in marketing, sales, and acquisitions for an educational publisher. She and her husband have two children, and make their home in Seattle , Washington.

Pick up your copy of "Let Them Eat Cake" here today!

1 comment:

Georgiana said...

I'm excited to dig into this one--even the cover is delicious!