Monday, December 16, 2013

Book #Review of Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish!!

A solitary artisan. A legacy of bread-baking. And one secret that could collapse her entire identity.

Liesl McNamara’s life can be described in one word: bread.  From her earliest memory, her mother and grandmother passed down the mystery of baking and the importance of this deceptively simple food. And now, as the owner of Wild Rise bake house, Liesl spends every day up to her elbows in dough, nourishing and perfecting her craft.
But the simple life she has cultivated is becoming quite complicated. Her head baker brings his troubled grandson into the bakeshop as an apprentice. Her waitress submits her recipes to a popular cable cooking show. And the man who delivers her flour – a single father with strange culinary habits – seems determined to win Liesl’s affection.
When Wild Rise is featured on television, her quiet existence appears a thing of the past. And then a phone call from a woman claiming to be her half-sister forces Liesl to confront long-hidden secrets in her family’s past. With her precious heritage crumbling around her, the baker must make a choice: allow herself to be buried in detachment and remorse, or take a leap of faith into a new life.

MY THOUGHTS-Don't you just love a book that includes recipes in it? I know I sure do! So when this one came in, I delved right into it. Of course, I happened to flip to the recipes first:) The book itself was hard to finish. I liked the plot and all but it was slow to get into. The characters were well written and that was the only reason I completed the book. I wanted to see what would happen between Leisl and the men in her life. I think a lot of my problem was the going back and forth between present day and what happened years ago. Whatever it was, please don't just listen to what I say and don't buy the book. I did enjoy it later and it was interesting to see how everything played out. Just a little slow to start. Will definitely be trying some of these recipes:) I could just smell the bread baking!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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