This book is a must read for anyone who is a native Washingtonian and a sucker for a good love story! The book is set in Seattle, Wa, and is about a breadmaker named Wyn. I literally could not put it down, and I am currently reading the sequal "The Baker's Apprentice"
What an enjoyable read. The story about a 31 year old woman who gets dumped by her husband is neither new nor original. But in Ms. Hendricks' capable hands, we are treated to the tale of a wonderful character who comes into her own when she relocates and takes a job at a neighborhood bakery. Great secondary characters, witty dialogue and terrific recipes. I liked it so much I couldn't wait to dive into the follow up - The Baker's Apprentice. Treat yourself to two great reads. Ms. Hendricks has now become one of my favorite authors.
This is a light read, and a somewhat predictable romance. I liked the details about working in a bread bakery and how the protagonist found her vocation there. The details about a woman whose creating a new life after the breakup of her marriage, and the details about baking were of interest to me.
I absolutely loved this book. Reading this book sparked one of my new hobbies, baking artsian breads! It has wonderful healing and life giving charm. I would list it as one of my favorite all time reads!
I found this immensely readable, not your average chick-lit. The story itself was predictable, but the voice was enjoyable. The way the narrator refers to her work reminds me of the coffeehouse mysteries... a few recipes are thrown in, as well.