Anticipating being welcomed with open arms by the family of her former boss, Lexi is disappointed. Held at arms length and struggling to make friends in the competitive environment of L’Ecole du Patisserie where she is studying the art of becoming a pastry chef, Lexi fears she will be a failure.
As Lexi explores her faith, delights in the friendship of little Celine and her “Oo la la” father, Philippe Delacroix, and pursues her passion for cooking, she begins to appreciate that although life’s choices may not be easy, fulfilment can be measured in many different ways.
It was an epicurean delight to once again delve into Lexi’s life as she pursues her love of France and food! Sandra Byrd writes with joy, humour and delectable accuracy. Paris and its people come to life as Lexi escorts the reader from the Eiffel Tower to the Chateau de Versailles, from patisseries to restaurants and straight into her heart and mind as she struggles with loneliness and embraces joy. I am so glad that Lexi’s journey has not finished and I am eagerly anticipating the final French Twist tale, Pièce de Résistance. Bon Appetit will whet any discerning reader’s appetite for fabulous and fun fiction and the included recipes are asking to be tried out!
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Thanks to the lovely folk at Waterbrook Multnomah, I have two copies of Bon Appetit to giveaway. To enter:~
1. You must have an Australian postal address
2. Post a comment before midnight 2nd November, 2008
3. Tell me your favourite pastry/cake or a place in Paris you really want to see.