When Ramona’s soldier son-in-law is wounded in Afghanistan, her daughter, Sophia, races overseas to be at his side, leaving Ramona as the only suitable guardian for Sophia’s 13-year-old stepdaughter, Katie. Heartbroken, Katie feels that she’s being dumped again - this time on the doorstep of a woman out of practice with mothering.
Ramona calls upon a special set of tools - patience, persistence, and the reliability of a good recipe - when rebellious Katie arrives. And as she relives her own history of difficult choices, Ramona shares her love of baking with the troubled girl. Slowly, Katie begins to find self-acceptance and a place to call home. And when a man from her past returns to offer a second chance at love, Ramona discovers that even the best recipe tastes better when you add time, care, and a few secret ingredients of your own.
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By Marie on 28-01-14
Would you try another book from Barbara O'Neal and/or Tanya Eby?
No, I don't think so. The writing is good, but the storyline was rather boring - not that problems of the characters are boring, it was just something other writers have covered as well.
What three words best describe Tanya Eby’s voice?
she was ok.
Do you think How to Bake a Perfect Life needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Any additional comments?
Glad I got it on sale
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By L.W. on 03-08-13
I am attracted to books about bakers or cooks of almost any kind. But I truly love bakeries.
I believe making bread is very rewarding, it is woven through this book. Loved that! This is a good story mainly about women of different ages, how they interact with each other, how they need one another. It is a good story with a good theme relates to todays problems and allows some the best things of the past to remain. Well paced unless you want a really fast book.
The narration was good. I took one star away because I didn't appreciate her male voice not a problem normally. Her male voice brings the visual in my mind of a cartoon hound dog. Sorry I don't want to be mean, in my head every man had a hound face, lol. Well, produced.
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