The Baker's Man
by Jennifer Moorman
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Pub Date 14 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 14 Mar 2023
“This scrumptious tale has all the magical ingredients: best friend banter, small-town drama, and the mysterious arrival of the perfect man!” —Amy E. Reichert, author of Once Upon a December
In the Southern town of Mystic Water, magic is always in the wind—and in the ovens
Anna O’Brien inherited several gifts from her late Grandma Bea: culinary superpowers, a bakery in a charming Southern town, and a mysterious box with a note:
Open the box only when you need to. You’ll know exactly when you do, and you’ll know what to do with it. I love you.
The night her presumed fiancé crushes her dreams, Anna opens the box and finds “magic sugar” inside, along with a recipe to bake “the perfect man.” Encouraged by her best friend Lily (and maybe a wee bit too much rum), a heartbroken Anna sets out to do what she always does when she’s feeling blue: bake.
She hardly believes her eyes the next morning when a man—a breathing and rather handsome man—is in her bakery and seems to know all her likes and dislikes, her quirks and preferences. Elijah is everything Anna dreamed and nothing she expected. Where did he come from? Is he real? And when he fashions his own ideas about what makes a good life, can she let him go?
Escape into this whimsical and enchanting tale of magical realism and the spellbinding power of following your dreams as Anna discovers the sweetest side of life.
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Average rating from 89 members
Magic realism and food! How could you go wrong?! This book had everything - a perfect recipe, if you will, for an entertaining, fun book. I loved everything about it, from the cover, to the characters, to the whole story, and of course, the descriptions of the baked goods. My copy didn't have recipes, but I understand other editions of the book do, so that is just another reason to read it! Don't look for a deep book. Enjoy it for what it is. A delicious, fun romantic story about a heartbroken, slightly drunk young woman who tries to bake a man one night. I was happy with the ending, and look forward to reading other books in the series.
Thank you, NetGalley, for the chance to read and review this book. All opinions expressed are mine, and freely given.