Scarlet Lindsey’s aunt Wilhelmina may be Texas’s most popular cake baker extraordinaire, but she’s also getting on in years. When Scarlet decides to take on the role of cake decorator at her cranky aunt’s bidding, it’s just the beginning of a series of misunderstandings and mishaps that will lead her to compete in a cake challenge on national television–and might even lead her to finding true love.
Janice Thompson never fails to pen a charming romance, full of sweetness, humour, and quirky characters. The second instalment of her Weddings by Design series, readers will love reaquainting themselves with the Rossi clan, the Splendora sisters, and Scarlet and Armando who take centre stage. Identity, purpose, and self worth are themes Janice explores through Scarlet, whose choice of career has not helped her waistline, and Armando, with his bad boy reputation and a penchant for avoiding commitment. While some moments that a little too saccharine for my taste, and an overuse of “sticky buns”, readers will delight with Scarlet and Armando as they discover purpose, belonging, and love. Despite my quibbles, I always enjoy Janice’s sense of family, faith, and fun, and The Icing on the Cake is no exception.
With thanks to Revell for my review copy
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