Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bon Appetit by Sandra Byrd

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About the Book 
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 trusts herself and leans more on God the choices become a little clearer– and making them, well, c’est la vie!
Special bonus - ebook only! Twenty-Four Little French Dinners and How to Cook and Serve Them by Cora Moore

My Thoughts
As I finished book one in this series I really was looking forward to getting to experience Paris! I have never been that crazy of a Paris/French fan but I still enjoyed “walking” the ancient streets and “seeing” the famous sites with Lexi. I loved when she would think about the history of different places and put them in a whole new perspective for me.
With the new setting came a host of new characters. Some of them I loved, some were gruff but still likable, and others annoyed me, but together they made the perfect cast.
I really liked how much Lexi grew in her relationship with God in this book and the little insights she discovered that were easily applied to everyday life. This was a great sequel and  as soon as I was done I was ready to pick up book three and see how the story would end!

About the Author
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.

I received an ebook copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.


Sandra Byrd said...

Thanks for reading and reviewing! I appreciate you guys!

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