I’m delighted to be on the blog tour for Sweet Pastries and Sourdough by Rosie Green. Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot!
Blurb of Sweet Pastries and Sourdough
Ellie’s brand new enterprise, the True Loaf Bakery, is finally open and classes are due to start. But when Katja’s ski-ing holiday ends in disaster, a new teacher must be found very quickly.
Anita is up for the challenge, but – fresh from a break-up and an operation that’s left her feeling physically and emotionally vulnerable – the last thing she’s looking for when she moves to Sunnybrook is a new relationship.
So it’s Sod’s law that she should find herself with not one but two guys vying for her attention. Sven, from Denmark, is a bit of an enigma – but maybe passion lurks beneath his cool reserve? And as for twenty-five-year-old football coach Ross – surely she’d be asking for trouble getting involved with a gorgeous man a decade her junior? (Although her football-mad son Rufus seems to love him.)
Moving in with Bertha proves a real comfort – but can Anita get to the bottom of what’s troubling the older woman?
Anita’s job at the True Loaf Bakery is only temporary, but she finds herself drawn ever deeper into life in the village – especially when she finds a child’s bracelet from long ago, in the rubble of the newly-renovated building. Solving the mystery of who it belongs to takes Anita on a journey of discovery – a journey that might just help her discover what her own heart really needs…
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My Review of Sweet Pastries and Sourdough
The plot of Sweet Pastries and Sourdough is as beautiful as its cover art. It revolves around acceptance of oneself–flaws and all. Often, we do not realize that we are more than the sum of our body parts. Our minds are focused on minute flaws that other people don’t give a second thought to.
Sweet Pastries and Sourdough is set in and around a bakery and I can almost smell the delicious breads and cakes being made. The main character, Anita, takes bread-making classes and teaches people how to make their own sourdough starter. The scenes describing that class and the conversations around the sourdough starter had me giggling.
I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t holding my breath throughout the second half of the book, waiting for things to go right for a number of characters. Thankfully, the author does not disappoint and I shed a happy tear or two when these characters get everything they deserve and more.
Sweet Pastries and Sourdough is an immersive story–I forgot about everything else around me. It’s the sort of feel-good story that you want to read during these stressful pandemic times. There’s a bit of romance, a bit of mystery, a bit of humor, some sadness and some happiness.
The author writes smoothly with just the right words for the right emotion, and the story has a steady pacing. I picked up some turns of phrase and words that are uniquely British. e.g. “It’s a post-Christmas jolly that I’ve been really looking forward to.”
About Rosie Green
Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little.
Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.
Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.
Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe.
Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green88