**Attention For the Love of Dewey Readers! 5 out of 5 coffee beans for this book!!!***
I am kicking off the first week of the new year with a solid book to recommend.
The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller!
This was the first book in a long time that I actually read in one sitting (and that is big for someone who's about to have a baby any day now). It was a fun and easy read. Miller made sure that you weren't left with any questions, comments or concerns. At the same time, she made sure that you felt a wide range of emotions throughout the entire story.
Olivia (or Livvy) is a twenty-something baker, who had a slight mishap at work...one that resulted in a fire during a large anniversary event (but hey, that's something that we all can relate too, right?).
Out of embarrassment and fear, Livvy drives up to Vermont and ends up on the doorstep of her best friend, Hannah.
After much persuasion from Hannah, Livvy goes and apply for a baker's position at the Sugar Maple Inn, a small local bed and breakfast. After proving she's got what it takes to bake a good pie to Margaret, Livvy is hired! She moves into a cabin on the property and starts her life with Salty (her trusy old pup; who ends up sleeping in the strangest of places) out in Vermont.
During her time there, Livvy befriends an older gentleman named Henry, who is the husband to Margaret's best friend, Dotty. Livvy also befriends Dotty and Henry's youngest son, Martin. Livvy and Martin let their relationship slowly develop until tragedy strikes.
Remember how I said before that Miller makes it so that you feel many emotions throughout the book? Well, this is the part in the book where I started to get weepy. (But it wasn't until the end of the story that I actually cried!)
I don't want to give too much of the book away, so I'll leave you with a cliffhanger at the tragedy!
Just know that I give this book FIVE coffee beans of FIVE!! (Say whaaaaa!?)
I loved it and I was sad when it was over!
Happy Reading in the New Year!