Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd

Let Them Eat Cake
by Sandra Byrd
French Twist series, Book 1
Christian Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
320 pages
Buy a copy here (FREE on Feb 10-14)
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About the Book
Lexi Stuart is at a critical crossroads. She’s done with college but still living at home, ready to launch a career but unable to find a job, and solidly stalled between boyfriends.

When a lighthearted conversation in French with the manager of her favorite bakery turns into a job offer, Lexi accepts. But the actual glamour is minimal: the pay is less than generous, her co-workers are skeptical, her bank account remains vertically-challenged, and her parents are perpetually disappointed. Her only comfort comes from the flirtatious baker she has her eye–but even may not be who he seems to be!

So when a handsome young executive dashes into the bakery to pick up his high profile company’s special order for an important meeting–an order Lexi has flubbed– she loses her compulsion to please. “What am I going to do?” he shouts. “Let them eat cake!” she fires back with equal passion and a nod to Marie Antoinette. And then, something inside Lexi clicks. Laissez la révolution commencer! Let the revolution begin! Instead of trying to fulfill everyone else’s expectations for her life, Lexi embarks on an adventure in trusting God with her future–très bon!


My Thoughts
Comedy, baking, romance, and all things French … Let Them Eat Cake has it all and more! I was surprised at how easily this romantic comedy took me back to the time in my life when I was just out of college, living at home with the parentals, and struggling in my first job. At times I felt like perhaps Sandra Byrd had spied on me during that time! The emotions were spot-on!

Lexi is so easy to like, and I found myself pulling for her to figure things out. I even felt sorry for her a time or two because her family seemed to have it all together and she just struggled so much. The book wasn't as much of a romance as I anticipated, but I'm thinking the next two in the series may be more romantic. And, I was surprised by one twist the author threw in there … very sneaky, Sandra!

Let Them Eat Cake is perfect if you're looking for a light-hearted story to launch you out of the winter blues. I can't wait to read the next two books in the French Twist series!! [4 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published more than forty books. Her adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne BoleynTo Die For was also named by Library Journal as a Best Books Pick for 2011 and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr, was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012. Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I, will publish in April, 2013.

Sandra has also published dozens of books for tweens and teens.

A former textbook acquisitions editor, Sandra has also published many nonfiction articles and books. She is also passionate about helping new writers develop their talent and their work toward traditional or self publication. As such, she has mentored and coached hundreds of new writers and continues to coach dozens to success each year.

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this. I hope you find the perfect pain au chocolate this week! :)

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    1. You're so welcome! Thanks for letting me be part of this blog tour!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and enthusiasm. I just recently picked this one up and am looking forward to reading it.
    -Gilded Grace

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    1. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

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