on January 1st 1970
You’ve Got Mail meets Julie & Julia in the new foodie fiction from the author of Recipe for Disaster.
Top pastry chef Sophie Bernstein and her sommelier fiancé were set to have Chicago’s culinary wedding of the year…until the groom eloped with someone else in a very public debacle, leaving Sophie splashed across the tabloids—fifty grand in debt on her dream wedding and one-hundred percent screwed on her dream life. The icing on the cake was when she lost her job and her home… Laying low, Sophie moves in with her grandmother, Bubbles. That way, she can keep Bubbles and her sweater-wearing pug company and nurse her broken heart. But when Sophie gets a part-time job at the old-fashioned neighborhood bakery, she finds herself up to her elbows in dough and reluctantly giving a wedding cake customer advice on everything from gift bags to guest accommodations. Before she knows it, she’s an online wedding planner. It’s not mousse and macarons, but it pays the bills. But with the arrival of unexpected personal and professional twists, Sophie wonders if she’s really moving forward—or starting over from scratch...
This is my favorite book so far this Spring! I loved Sophie! The cast of characters were great, especially Bubbles, Sophie’s 80 something grandmother, what a lively and fun lady, I would love to have a relative like Bubbles. Sophie’s hippy parents were great as well, their support of Sophie’s situation was so endearing to me. I would have to say that to me this book was more like the Judy Garland movie, In The Good Ole Summertime, which just happens to be one of my all time favorite movies, I am a big fan of old movies. I enjoyed the old-fashioned feel of this book, the neighborhood bakery that Sophie helps to bring back to life, the old Chicago neighborhood, I felt like I was there with Sophie, that’s how good the description of the setting is. Herman, the bakery owner is another favorite of mine, what a sweetheart!