Ellie’s brand new enterprise, the True Loaf Bakery, is finally open and classes are due to start. But when Katja’s ski-ing holiday ends in disaster, a new teacher must be found very quickly. Anita is up for the challenge, but – fresh from a break-up and an operation that’s left her feeling physically and emotionally vulnerable – the last thing she’s looking for when she moves to Sunnybrook is a new relationship. So it’s Sod’s law that she should find herself with not one but two guys vying for her attention. Sven, from Denmark, is a bit of an enigma – but maybe passion lurks beneath his cool reserve? And as for twenty-five-year-old football coach Ross – surely she’d be asking for trouble getting involved with a gorgeous man a decade her junior? (Although her football-mad son Rufus seems to love him.)
Moving in with Bertha proves a real comfort – but can Anita get to the bottom of what’s troubling the older woman?
Anita’s job at the True Loaf Bakery is only temporary, but she finds herself drawn ever deeper into life in the village – especially when she finds a child’s bracelet from long ago, in the rubble of the newly-renovated building. Solving the mystery of who it belongs to takes Anita on a journey of discovery – a journey that might just help her discover what her own heart really needs…
Wow, I can’t believe we are on book fifteen in the series! It really doesn’t matter if you haven’t read any of the other books in this series as you can jump in at anytime as each book features a new character and even though we see some of the characters from the previous books, they are more in the background so you will never feel like you have missed out. Apart from missing out on reading some wonderful stories of course!
In this book we meet Anita who is going through some personal issues and finds herself in Sunnybrook with her four year old son. Through Anita we get to meet a few new characters who attend her baking class, like Sven, a possible love interest maybe? We also meet the lovely Ross, a twenty five year old football coach who sent my heart a flutter never mind Anita’s.
I love that we get to learn a bit about bread making and am very tempted to attempt making sourdough after reading this book. The author made it sound so much fun.
Sweet Pastries & Sourdough is a gorgeous, feel good read that has so much goodness packed into it. I’m always greedy when it comes to this authors books and devour them in one go. They are like a packet of biscuits, once opened you need some restraint just to stop at a couple of chapters and I fail every time. They feature realistic issues that many readers can relate to yet the author makes it uplifting and offers hope. Definitely my go to, pick me up author who never fails to make my heart swell by the end of each book.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for asking me to be part of the blog tour. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little.
Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.
Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.
Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe.
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