"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
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!
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