Monday, November 25, 2013

Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish

From the back cover:
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 bake shop as an apprentice. Her waitress submits Liesl's 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:
I kept waiting for something to happen. For a peak of some sort. This book didn't have much to make me want to keep reading it, though it did manage to continue to the end. There wasn't anything in it that jumped out at me and I found it to be somewhat forgettable.
It was laced with memories which didn't really detract from the story, but then there were these random bread facts scattered through the pages. I learned pretty early on that they didn't add to the story--they were just weird. 
There were also some recipes incorporated into the book, I skipped those parts too. 
I think that this book was somewhat depressing. I wouldn't recommend it. I didn't enjoy it.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse.
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