Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sandra Bricker's Always the Baker, Never the Bride
Always the Baker Never the Bride
By Sandra D. Bricker
Published by Abingdon Press
They say you can have your cake and eat it too. But who would want a cake they couldn't eat? Just ask Emma Rae Travis about that. She's a baker of confections who is diabetic and can't enjoy them. When Emma meets Jackson Drake, the escapee from Corporate America who is starting a wedding destination hotel who fulfill a dream that belonged to someone else, this twosome and their crazy family ties bring new meaning to the term "family-circus." The Atlanta social scene will never be the same.
With a cast of zany characters, Bricker serves up another rollicking read in Always the Baker Never the Bride. She's a master at weaving humor and romance into some of the most unlikely characters you'll ever fall in love with.
Talk about dysfunctional families, Emma's mother and father are hilarious yet somehow endearing. Her sidekick and assistant baker is Goth Fiona, whose self-appointed mission in life is to keep Emma healthy. Add in Jackson's three sisters who run his life and his hotel, and you have a recipe for pure entertainment. Novel Journey and I give it a high recommendation.
Reviewed by: Ane Mulligan
Editor, Novel Journey