Monday, August 1, 2011

Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray

book jacketThis is an enjoyable read until the last chapter where she wraps everything like a happy package much like the artfully wrapped packages the cakes are delivered in.  The heroine Ruth likes to bake; she has no other outlets when things go wrong or go right she bakes.   She is very good at it and her cakes are legendary ---however, her family is getting really tired of them.  Her happy life all of sudden starts going wrong, her husband loses his job, her teenage daughter starts rebelling, her long divorced mother lives with her, and out of the blue her father who has been missing in action for most of her life has health issues and needs to be looked after-----this does not set well with her mother.  In the meantime, to support her family she starts baking cakes for sale.  Of course, her cake business is a success and as quick as you can say ‘ lemon poppy seed cake’ everyone is living happily ever after.

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