Sadie Spencer has learned that in life, as well as in food, sour balances sweet. Returning to her hometown of Hershey with a five-year-old daughter, she manages to rise from the ashes following the death of her husband and the passing of her mother and the dissolution of her career as a TV chef. She opens a restaurant and looks forward to savoring the sweet side of lifeuntil a handsome Russian entrepreneur arrives in town, apparently intent on opening up his own restaurant in direct competition to hers. Sadie becomes ...
Sadie Spencer has learned that in life, as well as in food, sour balances sweet. Returning to her hometown of Hershey with a five-year-old daughter, she manages to rise from the ashes following the death of her husband and the passing of her mother and the dissolution of her career as a TV chef. She opens a restaurant and looks forward to savoring the sweet side of lifeuntil a handsome Russian entrepreneur arrives in town, apparently intent on opening up his own restaurant in direct competition to hers. Sadie becomes obsessed with honing the one skill shes never hadcreating dessertsto keep up with her adversary and in the process, she finds a love thats simply icing on the cake.
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Sadie moves back to her home town after the loss of her husband. She cares for her Mother who is dying of cancer until she dies. She then opens a restaurant and is doing pretty well with it. She has a 4 year old daughter about to turn 5.
Her best friend all her life, Jasper, helps her with her daughter by watching her after school and other times when needed. Sadie takes Jasper for granted because he has always been there for her.
Then a Russian starts coming into her restaurant and she hears he plans to open a restaurant across the street from her. She is a competitive person and sets out to try to find out what his plans are.
When a Chocolate Contest is planned, she obsesses about making the perfect dessert although she cannot make a dessert for her life. She is good at all foods but desserts. What follows will keep you laughing as she tries and tries to make the perfect dessert. It looks good on the outside when she gets to the competition but her reputation at desserts is well known.
One of the things I liked about this book was it was a good stress reliever. You laughed at all Kylie's volcano experiences. Kylie is Sadie's daughter. She has a thing for the toilet and putting stuff in it. She calls it her volcano. I thought back to some of the stuff my two daughters did when they were young but none compared to the volcano.
Sadie's Dad comes to town but Sadie cannot forgive him and give him a second chance for a long time. He had been in and out of her life most her life. But there are many areas where a second chance is needed.
I had to laugh when the Russian is taken to the hospital with an allergy to nuts during Kylie's 5 year old birthday party. Sadie had asked her chef to add half peanut oil to the cake.
The mishaps of Sadie's and others in the story will lighten your mood and uplift you.
A book I would highly recommend because it would definitely relax you. Laughter is so good for us and this book definitely will have you doing that in places.
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