My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
This book was such a cleverly written story that kept me smiling and shaking my head at the situations that Augusta Bergeron found herself in, the thoughts she was entertaining and the truths that were being discovered. Lindsay Metcalf was the other baker and these two had issues greater than their recipes. The rivalry was intense between these two women and only through a challenge such as a quiche-off could they settle their differences.
The words chosen by Ms. Pasco made for a delightful and complex read. It was a depp and wordy composite of humor, pain, and quirkiness. I found myself rereading bits and realizing that Eva was on occasion pulling our legs with her prose, and breaking our hearts with her revelations.
Ms. Pasco certainly waxes elegantly and I found the entire book quite entertaining. There were lessons in there and they were fun uncovering. The history of the characters allows the reader feel as if they are on a fact-finding mission into a broken society. Missteps, secrets and a quick-witted sense of humor keep this book moving along at a speedy pace. There is also pain, deep heart rendering pain that makes you feel for the characters. You feel invested in their secrets.
I look forward to reading more from this author. She has such a great skill with her descriptions and she just pulls you in with her vision. A great read for anyone that loves an engaging story of family, love, loss, sadness, and friendship.