Monday, October 20, 2008

Bon Appetit by Sandra Byrd

In Bon Appetit by Sandra Byrd, I can identify with the character Lexi Stuart. Our dreams may be different, but we both have dreams and when they work out the way we plan, they don't always work out the way we plan.....

Lexi finds herself in a "fish out of water" situation in France, trying to win over her instructor, her employers, her co-workers and fellow students.

The recipes in the book look wonderful and I will definitely have to try them. The book is delightful and I found myself craving the next Lexi Stuart adventure. I have not had the opportunity to read the first in the series, Let Them Eat Cake, but I found Bon Appetit was great as a stand-alone title.

Here is a more detailed description too.

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!

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