An awesome read! And it had a surprise ending.
This book is about a plus sized woman who works by making cakes. Her whole life people have ignored her or treated her badly due to her size, and because of this she is afraid to date. Her only friends are those that work with her at the bakery, except her boss who does not want anyone to see the main character working there because her size will create a bad image.
During the main character's catering set ups, she meets another plus size woman who runs her own catering service. The two quickly become friends, and through their friendship lessons grow and are learned.
This is a great book for anyone whether they are plus sized or not, and it is a Christian book.
This is one of the funniest books I've read in awhile. The main character is a cake baker and a larger woman. She puts up with an abusive boss while looking for love and possibly a new career and finds it all. This is light Christian Chick Lit but very enjoyable
I really wanted to like this book after reading a description and the reviews of it but after reading the first few chapters I found I did not like it at all. The book is riddled with cliches and steroptypes. It did not sit right with me when I read the main character proclaim that "black fat is better than white fat." Oh yeah? Why is that? The African American female character in the book that the main character seemed to look up to so much seemed like a sterotype or charicature of an African American woman. I mean I am happy to see a character that is larger and is confident and proud of her body, but that does not automatically mean that all African American larger women are. And there are many who do not share the feeling that "black fat looks better than white fat." And believe me, contrary to the main character's feelings, not all black men prefer larger women. These issues aside the book just did not feel sincere and I am sorry to say I did not enjoy it.
I really enjoyed this book. I bought it on a friend's recommendation not realizing it was 'christian' bases (which I usually try to avoid since I've found a lot to be too preachy). I'm christian so the underlying message wasn't offensive and in a story where the c haracter is christian and trying to change her life by dealing with her past and accepting being overweight and 'invisible' to others because she's fat, that aspect of the story was perfectly logical and all the characters have their own personalities. this book had a few 'sad' places but overall I laughed at most of it and the way this author expresses herself/the character. myfirst by this author but I plan on reading more.
Delightful! Freddie will always live in my heart as a very dear friend! Although Laura Jensen Walker's style of writing is very simple and easy to read, she manages to create a very realistic heroine in this novel of faith. A very enjoyable read!
Wonderful book! I fell in love with Freddie and couldn't help cheering her on throughout this book!
Fun book and easy to read. I was able to connect with the main character for the most part and understand her life and the choices she made. I was able to read it in one day so if you are looking for a quick, fun, read - this may be your book.
I found this to be a thought provoking book swirled with just the right amount of humor. "Freddie" short for Fredrika is a talented cake decorator. She deals daily with a demanding, demeaning boss. Freddie meets an inspiring Christian woman named Deborah whose friendship helps her discover what a special young woman she really is. Freddie finds release from a lifetime of stereotyped rejection because of her weight, and a true love before the novel ends. This was a delightful story that was hard to put down until completed. Laura Jensen Walker has woven a wonderful tale.
I really enjoyed this book! It was so down to earth & had lots of funny parts that had me laughing out loud. I would recommend this book.
Freddie feels overlooked by society. She feels invisible and insignificant due to her size. It probably doesn't help that she works for a boss that puts Freddie down just to make herself feel more powerful and she has a crush on a VERY popular boy at her church who barely knows she is alive.
But Freddie meets a woman and friend that changes her life. She is in the "Big Girls Club" too but she is no where near invisible. She is full of life and commands a presence the minute she enters a room. With some gentle nudging from her new friend and interest from the cute new veterinarian in town, Freddie begins to come out her shell. By the end of the book Freddie has taken control of her life and learned that big girls aren't the only ones who feel like Miss Invisible, but all it takes is a little confidence and some encouragement and support from good friends to come out of the corner and really live.
It was a really cute chic lit book and a quick easy read. She also starts a blog in the book which I could relate to, although I think it is a little unrealistic to become a superstar blogger with your very first post. A good book for the beach or pool.
I read this book awhile ago, after finding it in the local library. I thought it was a very entertaining and fun read! Definitely not what you would read if you are looking for a life-changing or intellectual book, but it was fun and I really liked the characters. I can't remember all the details now, but I know that I really liked Freddie's attitude and the reality of the book, even the more "I saw that coming" moments. It does have lots of Christian leanings, most obviously through Freddie's new caterer friend, but I didn't think it was offensive or cloying. Definitely recommend!
Fun book to read. Shows different perspectives. The dialogue is a bit corny in places.
I really did enjoy this book. It was a great book to read when you don't want to have to think much. I did feel this book was just a bit too tidy, mainly the ending. I still did enjoy it. It is also a great book if you have felt invisible, many times due to your physical size, and you need a little pick me up.