Title: How to Bake a Perfect Life
Publisher: Bantam Books
A few months ago my local newspaper had a list of food related novel. Some were mysteries, others were beach-reads. This was a beach read - a fun, easy and it even came with recipes.
Ramona is trying to make a living baking the 100 year old house she inherited from her grandmother. With multiple major repairs on house, Ramona is drowning. Then her pregnant daughter’s soldier husband is badly wounded and Sofie leaves to be with him. However, she leaves behind her step-daughter, Katie, who was taken from her drug addicted mother’s home. In between this drama, Ramona meets the kind boy who befriended her during her 15th summer that she spent with her aunt learning how to bake and giving birth to Sophie. The story alternates between each of the major actors and flashbacks. There is a fun twist at the end and a few good recipes. Not a great book, but a fun read .