I was drawn in by the adorable cover of this book and the thought of the story being set inside a bakery. One of my first jobs in high school was working the counter of a local bakery and producing hot apple pies which were our most popular item. I wasn't expecting the touches of historical fiction and haunted ghosts elements of the book at all, but they were an interesting surprise.
I also didn't realize the book was the first in a series. I was relieved to discover that the story stands on it's own which makes it still a great pick for a book club and then those who are drawn into the characters can continue on with the next books if they wish. I know I definitely want to check out the follow up story Sweet Expectation soon!
I’m looking forward to seeing what you thought of our book. If you are just finding this book club group, welcome! We love new members:
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