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Title:
Life is sweet
Author:
Bass, Elizabeth, 1965- , author.
Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
344 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Three years ago, Becca Hudson threw a dart at a map, hit Leesburg, Virginia, and decided it was the perfect place to start over. Now she has her own bakery, The Strawberry Cake Shop, loyal customers, and close friends. She also has something that success as a Hollywood child star couldn't give her: a mostly normal existence. Not that it's without complications. One best friend, Pam, is in the wary early days of a new relationship; another is fighting to save her marriage in the midst of infidelity. And then there's Becca's growing attraction to Matthew, surrogate stepdad to Olivia, a smart, sensitive ten-year-old who's become a fixture in the bakery and in Becca's affections.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780758281449
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Three years ago, Becca Hudson threw a dart at a map, hit Leesburg, Virginia, and decided it was the perfect place to start over. Now she has her own bakery, The Strawberry Cake Shop, loyal customers, and close friends. She also has something that success as a Hollywood child star couldn't give her: a mostly normal existence. Not that it's without complications. One best friend, Pam, is in the wary early days of a new relationship; another is fighting to save her marriage in the midst of infidelity. And then there's Becca's growing attraction to Matthew, surrogate stepdad to Olivia, a smart, sensitive ten-year-old who's become a fixture in the bakery and in Becca's affections.

Still, Becca is content to live in the present and ignore the "Whatever happened to?" speculation and occasional curious fan--until her past barges in again. Amid revelations and unexpected dilemmas, Becca must confront the life she stepped away from and the love she struggles to accept. It's the only way she'll truly find what she needs: a recipe for living that's honest, messy, sweet, and true.

In an eloquent novel as moving as it is funny, acclaimed author Elizabeth Bass tells a story of forgiveness, resilience--and the unexpected detours that shape every journey to happiness.

Praise for Elizabeth Bass's Miss You Most of All

"An exuberant celebration of life, love, family and friendship, told with a sassy Texas flair." --Susan Wiggs


Author Notes

Elizabeth Bass lives with her husband in Montreal, where she writes and astounds the locals with her makeshift French. An elderly cat or dog can typically be found in her apartment, and during the busiest day, Elizabeth usually finds time to sneak in an old movie. She is the author of many smartly written works of romance and women's fiction, including Summer Days, Life is Sweet, and Wherever Grace is Needed. She loves to hear from readers and can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@ElizabethBass), or at elizabeth-bass.com.


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Booklist Review

When Becca Hudson moved to a small town in Virginia, her goal was to escape the obsessed fans from her years as a child star. Now, several years later, she has a well-loved bakery and several close friends in her new home, and she feels pretty content. But the crazy admirers somehow keep finding her, and that isn't the only complication in her life. When a ragged older man shows up in town, she finds herself offering him a job, almost against her own will, and completely underestimates the difficulties this might create for her. And when she strikes up a friendship with the handsome but taken guardian of one of her biggest cupcake shoppers, she has no idea the amount of small-town gossip it will cause or the feelings it might stir up in her. Though somewhat melodramatic and at times burdened by Becca's negative and bitter streak, overall this is a sweet and funny romantic comedy that is easy to gobble up and will leave readers feeling light and optimistic.--Ophoff, Cortney Copyright 2014 Booklist