Monday, April 11, 2011

Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker

Sandra D. Bricker must have an amazing and wonderful sense of humor. She infuses all of her novels with just the right sense of amusment, keeping even the most serious light and refreshing. I loved her most recent novel, and am eager for more in this series.

"Always the Baker, Never the Bride" introduces us to confectionary creator Emma Rae Travis. A stellar craftswoman of all things cake, Emma rarely savors her own successes due to her Type One Diabetes. Still, she can back like no other, and has the awards to prove it.

When Jackson Drake comes stumbling in on a rainy day, sampling her killer brownies, a match is potentially made. He's purchased the Tanglewood, remodeling it into a wedding destination hotel in honor of his late wife. His three sisters urge him to consider hiring Emma... of the best decisions they've ever convinced him to make. Emma eagerly joins the staff, longing to have her own kitchen to craft her own creations, with her co-worker Fiona by her side--goth makeup and all.

Hilarity ensues as Emma also joins the ranks of Jackson's 'family'...Norma, Georgiann and Madeline. Each sister brings her own flavor to the family, and they all welcome her with open arms.

Emma's own family is quite the creation. Her divorced parents are unable to remain in the same zip code without some kind of verbal bloodshed...which makes life interesting when they both are invited to the premiere kick-off event.

From baseball themed weddings to an elderly aunt with a faulty memory, "Always the Baker, Never the Bride" has a cast of characters that is sure to please. I devoured every morsel, savoring the extra tidbits like recipes and nelpful hints tucked in along the way.

I'm giving this one four out of five bookmarks, with a set of measuring spoons as a charm. My thanks to my friends at Abingdon Press for my copy.

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1 comment:

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I've seen this one around and it's on my reading list. I'm glad it's so good. 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews