Friday, June 12, 2015
Claire “Neely” O’Neil is a pastry chef of extraordinary talent. Every great chef can taste shimmering, elusive flavors that most of us miss, but Neely can “taste” feelings—cinnamon makes you remember; plum is pleased with itself; orange is a wake-up call. When flavor and feeling give Neely a glimpse of someone’s inner self, she can customize her creations to help that person celebrate love, overcome fear, even mourn a devastating loss.
Maybe that’s why she feels the need to go home to Millcreek Valley at a time when her life seems about to fall apart. The bakery she opens in her hometown is perfect, intimate, just what she’s always dreamed of—and yet, as she meets her new customers, Neely has a sense of secrets, some dark, some perhaps with tempting possibilities. A recurring flavor of alarming intensity signals to her perfect palate a long-ago story that must be told.
Neely has always been able to help everyone else. Getting to the end of this story may be just what she needs to help herself. --- Berkley
This cookbook can be used year-round and will satisfy your sweet tooth and your soul. Whether you’re in the mood for creamy chocolate, colorful cake layers, tasty cake batter, or special occasion desserts, you’ll find recipes for Citrus Glazed Sunset Cake, Rustic Cherry Pudding, Secret Filling Devil’s Food Cupcakes, and more. There are also various options for color and flavor combinations, and 30+ full-color photos throughout. -- Running Press
I am so excited to share this amazing giveaway opportunity with you! It's for two gorgeous books --
THE CAKE THERAPIST and BAKE HAPPY by Judith Fertig. Could these covers be any more beautiful?
I am heading to the Outer Banks tomorrow and THE CAKE THERAPIST is already packed! I can't wait to read it. It tells the story of a pastry chef who can "taste" feelings. And BAKE HAPPY looks positively terrific. There are 100 recipes for all types of baked goods including cupcakes, cakes, tarts, and brownies. Based on the cover, I bet the photographs of these goodies are beautiful too!
To enter, just fill out the form below before June 25th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!