Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A delicious new read....


Yummy, yummy...

What a fun read this one was! But warning - read with a crossiant or at least a cup of coffee because you'll be craving one before too many chapters!!! =)

Reading this book, I'd have thought Sandra Byrd was a professional French chef herself. The narrative and descriptions are so detailed and realistic. This lady did her research! And ended up creating a aromatic blend of believable, heartfelt characters and their relatable lives that leaves readers wanting a taste of more.

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!

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.

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Just leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win!
And while you're signing up, tell us one of your favorite all time desserts! What tickles your tummy the most - gourmet chocolate, creme brulee, crossiants, or petit fours?

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7 comments:

Becky Yauger said...

Hmmm, Food and Reading, what could be better? :)

Beverly said...

Hi Betsy. I like creme brulee but don't have a chance to order it often. So I will have to say chocolate and caramel will do for me. This sounds like a great read. So sign me up for a chance to win.
Thanks Bev.

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Becky Yauger said...

Hey Bets -- did my first comment come through? I know you have to approve them all. Oh well, have a fantastic day!! :)

Terri Tiffany said...

I love the cover and yes you made me hungry for my favorite dessert--eclairs! Hope I win!!

Keisha said...

My all time favorite dessert is Vanilla Bean & Fresh Fruit Cheesecake, but Berry Chantilly Cake is fast becoming another favorite. Sign me up, girl!

Cleda said...

Does sound like a great book.... Do butterfingers count as a dessert?

Annette M. Irby said...

Hi Betsy, sign me up. :) I haven't read Sandra's work, but I'd love to. This sounds gooood!