Sunday, December 8, 2013

Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish *Review


A solitary artisan. A legacy of bread-baking. And one secret that could collapse her entire identity.
Liesl McNamara’s life can be described in one word: bread.  From her earliest memory, her mother and grandmother passed down the mystery of baking and the importance of this deceptively simple food. And now, as the owner of Wild Rise bake house, Liesl spends every day up to her elbows in dough, nourishing and perfecting her craft.

But the simple life she has cultivated is becoming quite complicated. Her head baker brings his troubled grandson into the bakeshop as an apprentice. Her waitress submits her recipes to a popular cable cooking show. And the man who delivers her flour – a single father with strange culinary habits – seems determined to win Liesl’s affection.

When Wild Rise is featured on television, her quiet existence appears a thing of the past. And then a phone call from a woman claiming to be her half-sister forces Liesl to confront long-hidden secrets in her family’s past. With her precious heritage crumbling around her, the baker must make a choice: allow herself to be buried in detachment and remorse, or take a leap of faith into a new life.

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 My Thoughts:
Who knew that bread was such an artistic craft! I didn't even realize what went into making these specialty breads. I am amazed with the resource this novel is in the art of bread making. I must admit I had to purchase some unique breads once I started reading this book, and munch on them while reading. The description of the bread shop is so distinct you can almost smell the breads Liesl is making! I love when a book can bring your senses fully into the story. Wow, Christa Parrish was able to not only tug at your heart through Liesl's story but to awaken your senses! This book was fantastic at using allogory's to bread and comparing the process to life.

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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