This is the tale of family, love, loss, and life lessons. Be it the tale of Elsie Schmidt risking the life of her and her family upon discovering a Jewish child on the doorstep of her family's home and bakery in 1945's Germany, or the story of Reba outrunning a turbulent childhood 60 years later, I stayed up 'til all hours wielding my flashlight to read "just one more chapter".
Everything all sort of comes together in one of those "it's a small world" scenarios at some point in the book. I found McCoy's writing both enthralling and comfortable, and this book is like an old friend now.
I know that's pretty vague, but I don't want to give anything away. Immerse yourself in the world's of both Elsie and Reba, their friends and family, and the warmth of a good bakery emanating from beyond the pages!
I am also excited to announce that...
Sarah McCoy! Since reading The Baker's Daughter for the first time, and writing a post, I've found that Sarah is incredibly kind and generous...and just a regular, old girl (you know, aside from the talented author bit).
We both watch Downton Abbey (okay, who doesn't), and enjoy drooling over some good food. She's also been busy working on her third novel, which I can't wait to get my hands on. So, when I decided that I really wanted to feature this book for a round of CTB, I knew I wanted to ask her if she would have the time to judge our submissions.
And as you can probably guess: she said yes! Let's make her proud. Thank you, Sarah ☺.
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