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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Stones for Bread

"Liesl McNamara’s life can be described in one word: bread. From her earliest memory, her mother and grandmother passed down the mystery of baking and the importance of this deceptively simple food. And now, as the owner of Wild Rise bake house, Liesl spends every day up to her elbows in dough, nourishing and perfecting her craft."

I'm not sure what attracted me to this book, maybe the cover more than anything. I'm not much of a bread baker so a book revolving around that seemed a strange attraction to me but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book by Christina Parrish.

The writing was eloquent, much like poetry. The descriptions made me feel what the main character was describing. I even have a better understanding of the art of bread and it made me wish we had a bakery nearby like Wild Rise.

The characters in the bakery drew me in and I fell in love with them all. Unfortunately, I didn't feel the same way with the little girl or her dad in this story - I wish that they would have become "real" to me as they were an important part of the story and they just did not have any depth to them. That's my only complaint.

Christina's writing style is excellent and I look forward to reading her other books.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Sometimes a book's subject matter isn't as important as the message. I'll have to check this one out. I'd love to recommend The Art of Racing in the Rain. Trust me! I have no love for the subject matter and it's one of the best books I've ever read.

    1. I'll see if our library has that book, if not I will have to add it to my Paperback Swap book. I'll let you know how I like it. :)



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