Sunday, 18 September 2011

Book Review - The Sweetest Thing by Cathy Woodman

Fantastic Fiction Review: If only everything in life was as simple as baking a cake...Jennie Copeland thought she knew the recipe for a happy life: marriage to her university sweetheart, a nice house in the suburbs and three beautiful children. But when her husband leaves her, she is forced to find a different recipe. And she thinks she's found just what she needs: a ramshackle house on the outskirts of the beautiful Talyton St George, a new cake-baking business, a dog, a horse, chickens...But life in the country is not quite as idyllic as she'd hoped, and Jennie can't help wondering whether neighbouring farmer Guy Barnes was right when he told her she wouldn't last the year. Or perhaps the problem is that she's missing one vital ingredient to make her new life a success. Could Guy be the person to provide it?

I really, really enjoyed this book. It was the first Cathy Woodman book I've read and I really liked her style of writing. Right from the start I liked the main Character, Jennie and was willing her to succeed in her new life in the country. Cathy Woodman's descriptions of Jennie's new cottage and life in the country were well written and really enjoyable to read.

I loved that the title of each chapter was the name of a cake mentioned in the chapter and the descriptions of Jennie's cake baking were delicious.

Thoroughly enjoyable read and kept me turning the pages late into the night.

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