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Saturday, May 21, 2011

(72)The Bake Off by Beth Kendrick

The Sister relationship can be a tenuous one. Beth Kendrick illustrates just how tenuous in her new novel, The Bake Off.

Amy and her younger sister, Linnie, have been estranged for years. They both have resentments that they feel are justified. Amy feels that because Linnie was a child prodigy she was her parents favorite. And Linnie feels that because Amy was always surrounded by friends and was so popular, she had it easy. Their competition has carried on into adulthood. When their Grandmother enlists their help in a bake-off, they both agree, but for very different reasons. Will they be able to put their differences aside in order to win the big bake-off or is their relationship too damaged to survive?

I will be honest, I have read a lot of books by Beth Kendrick and this is not her best. The plot is a bit predictable and it feels as if I have met these characters before. But if you are looking for a bit of fluff to wile away the afternoon hours, go for it! Let me know what you think!