I am so happy to be on the blog tour for How to Bake a New Beginning today! A huge thank you to Lucy and Kelly for having me.
Lovely, decadent, and heartwarming – these are the words that come to mind after finishing How to Bake a New Beginning.
This is a story of Amanda, Louisa, and Sabrina, three sisters who have come together during tragedy after some time apart. But it is also a story of the importance of family, love, tradition, and following your heart.
We have the story of the sisters, interspersed with flashbacks and delicious recipes at the beginning of every chapter. Everything about this book was charming, from the structure to the imagery to the mouthwatering food.
This was a wonderful change of pace for me – I devoured the words like the characters devoured their delicious treats. On a personal note, as someone who also has family in Italy, I found this to be such a wonderful, authentic take of the importance of family (and food, always food!) in the Italian culture. I could just taste the limoncello and the espresso and the pizza – it was a vivid portrayal of the country and the culture and I loved being immersed in it. The second best thing to being there is reading about it, after all.
Recommend to readers who want to experience a delicious escape!
Three sisters. One trip to Italy. The chance to change their lives.
Amanda has always taken the role of big sister seriously. She has her life in order; a fantastic job in a great restaurant, a wonderful house and a best friend who’s a Rockstar. But, Amanda’s beginning to realise that her life is missing one monumental piece…
Sabrina is living the high life in LA. Her Instagram is full of lavish parties, her tweets are brimming with celebrity names, but in reality she’s stuck behind a desk working for a boss who is determined to make her suffer. Is it time for her to stand up and take charge of her life?
Louisa has always been drowned out by her sister’s successes. As the university drop-out she’s always felt third best. But a chance encounter in a little Italian village may be about to change that…
When their beloved grandfather passes away these sisters are forced to take another look at their lives. These three sisters are about to embark on a journey of self-discovery that could just lead them down a road of romance (with a little help from the kitchen)!
So pleased to be on this tour with so many other great bloggers! Be sure to back out their reviews as well!