Monday, September 24, 2007

Book Review: "Let Them Eat Cake" by Sandra Byrd and BOOK GIVEAWAY!

I'm giving away a brand new copy of today's book! Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a name and announce the winner on Monday, October 1. Good luck!

Bon Appétit!

Lexi Stuart needs to find a job. She's graduated from college with a degree in French culture and literature but unfortunately there are no jobs that will pay highly with that degree. After turning in numerous resumes, the only job she finds is at a French bakery
. While it is a step down for her, Lexi finds the job to be exactly what she wants. She can combine her love of cooking while being able to use her knowledge of the French language. She soon finds working there to be an adventure, from being with her cute French boss, dealing with her non Christian coworker, messing up orders and trying to find a place to live. It's enough to make anyone quote Marie Antoinette when they're about to lose their head!

Do not read this book on an empty stomach, especially if you are craving something sweet. This book is filled with tons of food. After reading this, I so craved a cupcake. This book was so informative of bakeries and the French culture that I felt like I worked in the bakery myself. I know exactly how Lexi felt in the beginning of the book. I"m going through the exact situation about having a degree but not being able to find a job. It shows the struggle a lot of grads face when they have studied something they love but find out that society demands something else. Also, the story really shows how it's like to be a 20-something in this time period when you want to live on your but you can't so you're stuck with the parents. In fact I think this is one of the few Christian fiction books that I've read that actually has shown this. It doesn't show everyone being all happy that they are staying together. The story isn't preachy at all, in fact I enjoyed for once how a non-Christian actually is interested in learning about Jesus. This book was tons of fun to read. I loved the little notes and illustrations that would pop up randomly in the book. Loved especially the Wikipedia article. It was like reading one of those chain letter books with the letters and invitations that you get to read. It made the story more exciting, I think all books should have these because it really grabs your attention! This book has become one of my favorites of this year. Extremely recommended to read while eating a croissant with a cafe creme.

Sandra Byrd is a prolific writer of fiction, including the popular Friends for a Season series for teens, and the bestselling Girls Like You and Secret Sisters series for young girls. She is a regular contributor to national Christian publications. Before she began writing full time, Sandra worked in marketing, sales, and acquisitions for an educational publisher. She and her husband have two children, and make their home in Seattle, Washington.



Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd is published by Waterbook (2007)

23 comments:

  1. I have read some good reviews about this book. Count me in!

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  2. Andrea7:17 AM

    This book looks great!


    FR: Purplg8r

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  3. Julie7:50 AM

    Sounds like a great book! Julie/ JDobs @ FR

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  4. Anonymous8:53 AM

    Sounds like a really fun read. Hope I win. THanks!!! Aliadam from FR

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  5. Jennifer9:06 AM

    Sounds interesting! I'm kairilily from FR!

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  6. This sounds like a really great book! I'd love to be entered :)

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  7. I'd love to be entered :)

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  8. Susan3:45 PM

    Just my kind of book, chick-lit and food.

    FR: SSLee

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  9. Pick me, pick me :)

    Just read your post on shelfari and dashed over, this book is on my wishlist!

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  10. Deidre6:54 PM

    Enter me in your book drawing, please!
    Deidre/DeidreP on FR

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  11. you know, i've seen this book about half a dozen times this morning and i'm nearly to the point of starving. :) please enter me!

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  12. I would love to read this book. And happy blogiversary. :D

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  13. I've been looking for a new book to read. Please enter me!

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  14. Anonymous11:17 AM

    I would like to enter!
    Thanks
    rosie99/FR

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  15. I would love to read this. Count me in. :)

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  16. I would love to read this book as well! ^_^ Count me in.

    myladydragon[at]nanashi-inc.net

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  17. This book sounds great! Please enter me in the drawing.

    cherierjatyahoo.com

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  18. mamakane at PBS6:45 PM

    Okay, I thought I wouldn't enter since I have a chance of winning this in a game at PBS. But maybe I will enter - can't hurt to have 2 chances for a good book.

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  19. The book sounds great! Enter me Please!!

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  20. Great contest! :)

    LilacButterfly [at] earthlink.net

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  21. What a fun book - I would love a copy - enter me please!

    Janna
    ryanx6@msn.com

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  22. congrats to Kailani for winning!

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