May 27, 2016

The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig: Book Beginning

The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig, published June 2, 2015

Book beginning:
Chapter 1: Dark Chocolate and Rich Coffee
I didn't know until I licked the mocha buttercream from my third devil's food cupcake that this was the flavor of starting over -- dark chocolate with that take-charge undercurrent of coffee.

I could actually taste it, feel it. And now I craved it.

Slowly, I was coming back to myself. 

Novel by an award-winning cookbook author.
Claire “Neely” O’Neil is a pastry chef of extraordinary talent. Every great chef can taste shimmering, elusive flavors that most of us miss, but Neely can “taste” feelings—cinnamon makes you remember; plum is pleased with itself; orange is a wake-up call. When flavor and feeling give Neely a glimpse of someone’s inner self, she can customize her creations to help that person celebrate love, overcome fear, even mourn a devastating loss.

Page 56:
The girls had milk for breakfast, Grace told herself, and she couldn't let this hollow-cheeked boy go hungry. She just couldn't. 
What do you think about this novel?  Are you a cake person?

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Bev Bouwer said...

Divine! A cake therapist. I could do that, but not the baking... Thanks for sharing. Here's my Friday Book.

fredamans said...

You had me with cake. :-)
Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Great title and it sounds like a fun book. I think I would like it.

Thanks for playing along on BBOF, even though I didn't have a Mr. Linky this week!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

That cover! :)

Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

Unknown said...

I couldn't resist the cover and grabbed this a while ago. It's got a place on my summer reading list.

My 56 from Sunborn Rising

Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed this book.

Have fun reading the book.

guiltlessreader said...

Oh oh OHHHH! Cake! Rainbow cake. And that cover, love it!

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