Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here's what I'm looking forward to:

Title: How to Bake a Perfect Life
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Pub. Date: December 21, 2010

From the author's website:

Professional baker Ramona Gallagher is a master of an art that has sustained her through the most turbulent times, including a baby at fifteen and an endless family feud. But now Ramona’s bakery threatens to crumble around her. Literally. She’s one water-heater disaster away from losing her grandmother’s rambling Victorian and everything she’s worked so hard to build.

When Ramona’s soldier son-in-law is wounded in Afghanistan, her daughter, Sophia, races overseas to be at his side, leaving Ramona as the only suitable guardian for Sophia’s thirteen-year-old stepdaughter, Katie. Heartbroken, Katie feels that she’s being dumped again—this time on the doorstep of a woman out of practice with mothering.

Ramona relies upon a special set of tools—patience, persistence, and the reliability of a good recipe—when rebellious Katie arrives. And as she relives her own history of difficult choices, Ramona shares her love of baking with the troubled girl. Slowly, Katie begins to find self-acceptance and a place to call home. And when a man from her past returns to offer a second chance at love, Ramona discovers that even the best recipe tastes better when you add time, care, and a few secret ingredients of your own.


  1. I'm a fan of the author so I'll be waiting on this book too. Thanks for telling us about it!

  2. This sounds good...I usually enjoy stories of people struggling to overcome obstacles, relying on interesting ways to do that.

    Here's mine:

  3. Ooooh, I love food novels. This one's going on my list...great pick!

  4. Hope you enjoy that one Shon.

    Mine is here

  5. Shon what an interesting pick, never heard of the book or author but love the book synopsis! Hope you get it as December is not that far away!

    My reading and wishing books if you have a chance to stop by

    jackie >_<