Sunday, August 26, 2007

Let Them Eat Cake...and a Giveaway!!

I'm typically not a huge fan of the so called "chick-lit" genre of books, however I may just change my tune after having read this book. From the very first page I was drawn into the story and couldn't put it down until I read the very last sentence. I am already hoping the author has a sequel in mind!

Let Them Eat Cake is written by Christian Fiction author Sandra Byrd and chronicles Lexi Stuart over a very difficult few months in her life. Within the first chapter, Lexi loses her job (though she hated it anyways) and learns that her parents are giving her 6 months to find a new place to live, before they sell their house and move away. No matter what Lexi tries, she cannot find and keep a job that she enjoys AND pays the rent, resulting in very low hopes of ever finding a good place to live on her own and finally joining the world of the grown-ups.

Lexi takes a job as a counter assistant at a new French bakery that opens in town, hoping that it will get her closer to actually baking food, a hobby that has turned into a passion. While working her way up in the bakery world, Lexi learns a lot about herself, as well as her long forgotten relationship with God. Little by little Lexi grows as a person and learns that she just may have what it takes to make it in the grown up world after all.

The language in this book simply had me salivating for all things French pastry. I loved the descriptions of the food and the character development was absolutely perfect. Mix a little romance with all the pastry talk and spirituality and Byrd has an incredibly successful novel.
As I said before, I really hope the author plans on writing a sequel because I would love to find out what happens to Lexi and her relationship with God (and food) after this book ended. I was very satisfied with how this book turned out, though am still yearning for some yummy mille-feuilles!

I am holding a giveaway to win your own copy of Let Them Eat Cake, so if you would like a copy of this delicious book that needs to be read, leave me a comment before next Sunday night (I think that's the 2nd). Good luck!!

16 comments:

Faith said...

Amanda, like you I am not a fan of chick-lit. But this book sounds like a good one. :)

Becky said...

This one does sound good. I'd love to win it!!!

AshleyR said...

The book sound Great. I would love to win it!!

Andi said...

Oooh, it sounds great! I love books with anything to do with cake. :)

Brooke said...

As a book-a-holic, I would love to read this book. And a book about cake?!? Even better! I would love to win it! :)

Becky said...

Amanda:

I wanted to let you know of an opportunity

You should think about contributing reviews to the Deliciously Clean website if you have any to share. (It's fine to double post. That's what I do.) Just email Emily, and she'd love to have your help :)

http://cleanreads.blogspot.com/

emykate03 *AT* yahoo *DOT* com

Eric Jensen said...

I'm not a huge chick lit fan either, but you make this one sound good. I'd love to win :)

Stephanie said...

This books sounds fun! Sign me up, please!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I am a fan of chick-lit, especially Christian chick-lit, so this book looks great to me. Enter me, enter me :)

Judy said...

This book sounds delicious! Please enter my name in the drawing.

Mama Zen said...

Sounds entertaining!

Mary Emma Allen said...

I discovered your blog about a month ago when I was googling the word "patchwork." I was looking for quilting information. Since I'm a children's author, I keep returning to find out what new books you've read...and to learn a bit more about you.

Breeni said...

Sounds yummy! Please sign me up!

Jenny said...

I have been wanting to read this one. Please sign me up!

Jenny

Mollie said...

This sounds good! Love the cover too ;)

Misadventures of the Dynamic Uno said...

Christian chic lit, French food, and cakes on the cover? Sign me up! (I'm salivating already...)

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