Friday, October 3, 2008

GIVEAWAY: Bon Appetit by Sandra Byrd

Bon Appetit: A Novel

  • published September 16th 2008 by WaterBrook Press
  • binding Paperback, 304 pages
  • isbn 1400073286 (isbn13: 9781400073283)

Pastries, Paris and romance–Lexi’s adventure has just begun!

Lexi Stuart is risking it all. Saying au revoir to the security of home, her job, and could-be boyfriend Dan, Lexi embarks on a culinary adventure in France to fulfill her life dream of becoming a pastry chef.

As she settles into her new home in the village of Presque le Chateau to study and work in a local bakery, her twenty-something optimism meets resistance in the seemingly crusty nature of the people and culture around her. Determined to gain her footing, she finds a church, meets a new friend, and makes the acquaintance of a child named Celine–as well as Celine’s attractive, widowed father, Philippe. Even Patricia, the gruff pastry cook, shows a softer side as she mentors Lexi in the art of baking.

As Lexi lives her dream, the only thing she has to do is choose from the array in life’s patisserie display window: her familiar home, friends, and family in Seattle or her new life in France. Lexi discovers that as she leans more on God the choices become a little clearer– and making them, well, c’est la vie!

One copy of this book is available, it is book two in the series, but stands alone for enjoyment. For an entry, email me cherryblossommj (at) gmail [dot] com or leave a comment about why you would enjoy this book. Contest ends on midnight October 21st, 2008.

35 comments and creative thoughts:

Ruby (Mouth) said...

This sounds like a great book. I enjoy books set in France and a good cute romance is fun when the weather is not so nice.

angelleslament @

Julie P. said...

How cute! I love the cover and I so want to read it!

Ladytink_534 said...

Hmm, why does this sound familiar? I swear I've heard a similar storyline somewhere. Oh well, I love books that Hmm, why does this sound familiar? I swear I've heard a similar storyline somewhere. Oh well, I love books that have food in them (especially baking)!

robin_titan said...

this book sounds very lovely and i would enjoy it because i love books like this and ones set in france and also ones about cooking i love cooking : )

lc_intocable [at]yahoo[dot]com

Mary said...

Village life in France and pastries...wonderful!


Anonymous said...

I read a convincing review on this book on a different blog...just reading about the cooking specialties in here were mouth-watering...I'll gonna read it sometime, a chance to win it would be great!

That review you gave on "The Lady of Milkweed Manor" over at A Peek at my Bookshelf was very good. I'm glad you gave one, debut authors always need a boost. It really was hard to believe that it was Julie Klassen's first novel.

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Your review makes the book sound entirely worthwhile. I like the little journey of self-discovery she has.

Donna M said...

I would love to win this one. It sound great. runninmam[at]sbcglobal[dot]net


Lori said...

I really liked book 1 and I can't wait to see what's in Paris for Lexi. :)
Please sign me up for your contest!

mrs.mommyy said...

would love to read this

Kimberly said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I can relate to moving to a new place and not knowing anyone and people not really that friendly and how hard it is to feel like a part of the community. I can't imagine what Lexi went through with the language barriers too!

I have been to Paris once. It's a beautiful city! It would be fun to read a book about France too.

Thank you for a very interesting book giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

mommyjen99 said...

Sounds like a great book about following your heart and your dreams.
thanks for the contest

Lindsey said...

I love books that take place in different countries and I love cooking (I even watched Top Chef)! lol So I know I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

ladyufshalott at

Anonymous said...

This book sounds like a really interesting fun read. I love reading books about cooking and although I have never read any books written about France have always loved to watch movies about France. Please enter me in the drawing.


Jo said...

This book sounds like such a good read. I love to read books about cooking and although I have never read any books about France love to watch movies that take place in France.


the worstest mommy said...

These sound like great books and I've been needing something to read.

haras w said...

sounds great, i love cooking stories. please enter me in the draw.
sarahwoll at hotmail dot com

windycindy said...

Hello! I would like to see how the main character makes her choices. The choices she makes as she leans on God while she makes them! Please enter me in your book drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

Stacy said...

Love to cook and love to read, so I can't go wrong.


Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this book because I love everything having to do with bakery!

sundaygirl at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Being a pastry fanatic, this sounds like a wonderful book. And I have always wanted to visit Paris....

Anonymous said...

Your button is on my blog and I also mentioned you in my book blog section!

stampedwithgrace said...

this books sounds so yummy and looks delish :)
please enter me!
stampedwithgrace at cox dot net

SJ said...

When I was 19 I spent a semester of college in Europe and since then am just fascinated by it. I love reading books set in Europe.


pintolinda said...

This is a winning book-food, France and romance. Please enter me in the giveaway.

bison61 said...

sounds like a good read-she is following her dream in France

tiramisu392 (at)

Jackie B. said...

Well I judged this book by its cover. It looks fantastic! Love it! It also sounds like a fun, light romance read. Would love to win a copy.

valerie2350 said...

sounds great - I love trying new recipes

sweetsue said...

I love books that discuss starting over and going on adventures!

judybrittle said...

What a wonderful sounding story. It has my two favorite things God and good food. Thank you!

tigger210 said...

Sounds like a fun book! Just the thing to curl up with on a cold Iowa winter night and enjoy with a cup of hot chocolate!

skstigger at

RAnn said...

Anything with dessert on the cover has to be good, right? I'd love to win.

ruthjoec at aol dot com

Carol said...

I envy someone who is willing to take a risk to make her dreams come true! I'm not like that! My grandparents left their families to come to America to make a new life. I'm glad they did but I know I would never have been able to do it. I enjoy reading about someone that can do this. I also love books that have recipes in them! lol
Carol M
mittens AT

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ddurance said...

Please count me in cuz the food looks great and I'm otherwise on a diet. LOL


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