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The City Baker's Guide to Country Living

September 18, 2016

 

"The flames caught the edge of one of the antique velvet curtains, which ignited like flambéed cherries. And that's when the sprinkler system kicked in."

-The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

 

4****

This book was just what the doctor ordered after a number of dark mysteries and psychological thrillers! It's a lovely summer read with likeable characters and did I mention there's pie? Boston baker, Livvy, makes a reluctant move to the Vermont countryside, where she takes up a position as baker for the Sugar Maple Inn, little knowing that its owner, Margaret, has other plans for her. There is some romance, a little mystery, but mostly this is a story about friendship and family. It's not cheesy, if a little predictable, and I really enjoyed immersing myself in the cozy atmosphere of this book. As someone who enjoys baking, and certainly the odd slice of pie, Miller's culinary observations were fun, and I intend to test the apple pie recipe she includes in the back of the novel. For fans of light-hearted fiction with a cast of friendly characters and a well-illustrated, cozy setting, THE CITY BAKER'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING won't disappoint!

I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway and have written what I think is a fair and honest review. Thank you!

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