[Audiobooks] Life is SweetAuthor Elizabeth Bass – Avengersinfinitywarfullmovie.de

This book started out really slow for me and I had a really hard time getting into it Becca is a former child star who is happy to leave that life behind As an adult, she runs her own bakery I like the idea behind this book, Becca being a former child star but I just didn t find her to be that likeable a character and that kind of ruined the book for me I also felt like this book was too long and the writing was not easy to follow Sadly, this book just was not for me ARC provided in excha This book started out really slow for me and I had a really hard time getting into it Becca is a former child star who is happy to leave that life behind As an adult, she runs her own bakery I like the idea behind this book, Becca being a former child star but I just didn t find her to be that likeable a character and that kind of ruined the book for me I also felt like this book was too long and the writing was not easy to follow Sadly, this book just was not for me ARC provided in exchange for an honest review The story had a nice summer time vibe to it but it was still at best a mediocre book, even for a beach read The minor characters had interesting sub plots but the fact that she was a child star was brought up unnecessarily too many times and the ending was ever so slightly completely ridiculous. A totally delicious read about a former child star who has relocated out of the limelight to run her own bakery in a small town She has a lovely group of friends around her She s had an offer to appear in a reality tv show but turned it down flat She wants to distance herself from her previous fame Lots of comedy but also heart searching decisions It all makes for a moving book.She becomes interested in helping a homeless man will that change and shape the rest of her life Will she get ba A totally delicious read about a former child star who has relocated out of the limelight to run her own bakery in a small town She has a lovely group of friends around her She s had an offer to appear in a reality tv show but turned it down flat She wants to distance herself from her previous fame Lots of comedy but also heart searching decisions It all makes for a moving book.She becomes interested in helping a homeless man will that change and shape the rest of her life Will she get back with her ex husband So many strands to this story and I really enjoyed it With thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for a copy of the book to review too many extra marital affairs for my taste. I won this book for free through Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book but found the many story lines a bit rushed at the end There were several that could have been expanded into separate books A fun read all in all. Life is Sweet is a fun novel filled with warmth, laughter, love and taking life s curve balls in stride Tina thinks you should get a life Rebecca Hudson is a former Hollywood television star and deeply resents that she can t seem to escape fans that still think of her as darling little Tina from Me Minus You After losing her momentum in Hollywood early on in her career, Becca eventually moves to a quaint, small town in Virginia in an attempt to leave her child star past behind her.Upon movin Life is Sweet is a fun novel filled with warmth, laughter, love and taking life s curve balls in stride Tina thinks you should get a life Rebecca Hudson is a former Hollywood television star and deeply resents that she can t seem to escape fans that still think of her as darling little Tina from Me Minus You After losing her momentum in Hollywood early on in her career, Becca eventually moves to a quaint, small town in Virginia in an attempt to leave her child star past behind her.Upon moving to Leesburg, Becca pursues her love of baking by opening The Strawberry Cake Shop Becca s love of cake had come directly from her mom As long as there was cake, Ronnie had said, you had a little happiness on a plate Her shop is decorated with her other life long love horses Becca keeps her horse Harvey at her ex husband Cal s horse farm and has managed to stay on somewhat friendly terms with him It helps that Cal has been long term friends with Becca s friend Pam, one of the members of the Not Book Club trio.Although everyone thinks her shop is named for the Strawberry Cake that she sells, The Strawberry Cake Shop is named after the cake Becca s mom would whip up for every birthday Becca makes this cake for her own enjoyment when she starts to miss her mother because it represents happiness and love This is the kind of cake my mom used to make on my birthday, she told the group as they beheld the finished product Just like it s always happy hour somewhere, it must be someone s birthday somewhere, right I love this quote and the idea that there s always an excuse to eat cake Through life s ups and downs, Becca now has an ex husband that owns a horse farm, a successful business and two of the best friends a girl could ever ask for Becca came to Leesburg in hopes of living a happy and simple life, but soon she s gotdrama than she knows what to do with Add in an adorable ten year old named Olivia, her dreamy makeshift step dad Matthew, a home wrecking affair and a long lost important figure in Becca s life Can Becca come up with a recipe for success or will she be lucky to just get through everything life has thrown her way unscathed I thoroughly enjoyed Bass s novel and loved the brewing relationship between Becca and Matthew Reading Life is Sweet made me desperately crave a slice of Becca s mother s Strawberry Cake and left me wishing that there was a bakery like The Strawberry Cake Shop in my neighborhood It also made me wish I was a bitclever in the kitchen and inspired me to try baking from scratchoften And even if every wish didn t come true, there was always the cake itself As long as there was cake, life was good.Side note All quotes have been pulled from a pre published review copy I apologize if any excerpts did not make it into the final published novel, however, they will give you a sense of the overall feel of the book and I m sure that you will absolutely love it Elizabeth Bass author of Miss You Most of All, Wherever Grace is Needed, and The Way Back to Happiness weaves an emotionally rich and layered new novel about a former child star rebuilding her lifeBecca Hudson has come a long way since she was a tween starring in the sitcom Me Minus You, but as far as she s concerned, she finally has her act together She s relocated to Leesburg, Virginia, owns a successful bakery, and has a great set of friends even a friendly ex husband She ignores Whatever Happened To speculation and the occasional overly obsessed fan, and flatly turns down a lucrative offer to appear on a reality show called Celebrities in Peril Child Star Edition She has an uncomfortable relationship with her Hollywood past, preferring to think of herself as than a s trivia question Then one day a mysterious man appears and stirs up her past all of it in ways she never imagined Synopsis Elizabeth Bass author of Miss You Most of All, Wherever Grace is Needed, and The Way Back to Happiness weaves an emotionally rich and layered new novel about a former child star rebuilding her lifeBecca Hudson has come a long way since she was a tween starring in the sitcom Me Minus You, but as far as she s concerned, she finally has her act together She s relocated to Leesburg, Virginia, owns a successful bakery, and has a great set of friends even a friendly ex husband She ignore Synopsis Elizabeth Bass author of Miss You Most of All, Wherever Grace is Needed, and The Way Back to Happiness weaves an emotionally rich and layered new novel about a former child star rebuilding her lifeBecca Hudson has come a long way since she was a tween starring in the sitcom Me Minus You, but as far as she s concerned, she finally has her act together She s relocated to Leesburg, Virginia, owns a successful bakery, and has a great set of friends even a friendly ex husband She ignores Whatever Happened To speculation and the occasional overly obsessed fan, and flatly turns down a lucrative offer to appear on a reality show called Celebrities in Peril Child Star Edition She has an uncomfortable relationship with her Hollywood past, preferring to think of herself asthan a 1990s trivia question Then one day a mysterious man appears and stirs up her past all of it in ways she never imagined Goodreads Review Becca Hudson is a former child star As an adult she wants to pursue her love of baking and opens her own bakery She is living her dream but the past continues to intrude on the present She wants people to visit the bakery because of the delicious treats she bakes, not because of who she used to be She wants people to see her as an adult and like her because of who she has become It is very frustrating for her when that does not seems to be happening When she is asked to appear on a reality television show, her initial reaction is to say no But she meets a few people that see her for who she is and learns some facts about her life that have her reconsidering her answer The characters are well developed and three dimensional At times Becca is frustrated and not as pleasant as she should be But does that not happen to all of us sometimes There are times when I did not like her very much and then other times when I felt sorry for her I think that is a sign of a good author when the readers feelings toward a character change while reading the book.The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy, although at times I felt like it was a little long Sometimes I felt a little too much description was given concerning things that were not that interesting That is my opinion, though, and other readers may disagree I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading women s fiction If you love bakeries or baked good, and who doesn t, give this book a try I plan on seeing if this author has written anybooks and checking them out.I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review I would like to thank NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read and review this book A Poignant Mix of the Bitter and the Sweet in Life and Love Former child star, Rebecca Becca Hudson left her life including Little Tina inferences and her Me Minus You ghosts behind to start over in Leesburg, Virginia With its warmth and quaintness, plus Becca s baking talents, she felt it was the right time and place to start a bakery which would aptly be named The Strawberry Cake Shop , after a cake her late Mother made for special occasions Leesburg, and the cake shop had both turne A Poignant Mix of the Bitter and the Sweet in Life and Love Former child star, Rebecca Becca Hudson left her life including Little Tina inferences and her Me Minus You ghosts behind to start over in Leesburg, Virginia With its warmth and quaintness, plus Becca s baking talents, she felt it was the right time and place to start a bakery which would aptly be named The Strawberry Cake Shop , after a cake her late Mother made for special occasions Leesburg, and the cake shop had both turned out to be safe havens after her six month marriage to Cal dissolved like sugar in water The wedding had been one of those spur of the moment mistakes made in Las Vegas Cal had never been the most ambitious fellow, as he had inherited Butternut Knoll Stables not worked and paid for it in blood, sweat and tears Their divorce led Becca on a new path where she meets some people who would change her outlook on herself as well as her future.What part would downtrodden, bedraggled but kind, considerate, yet mysterious Walt play in all of this Especially after she feels sorry for him and hires him, as Becca learns he is an ex con Can he be trusted Could he be an angel in disguise Or an older gent who really needs her help And where does trusting, Heart on his sleeve , Mr Mom Matthew and His charge , young, horse crazy Olivia fit into her life Or do they at all Will Olivia s part time, absentee Mother, Nicole break hearts and ruin lives Will many worlds be dashed to pieces or will Becca be able to hold all of those pieces together There isthan just cupcakes and other frosted confections being dispensed at Becca s bakery including Love What about Becca s friend Erin and her discovery Friendships often bear the brunt of the anger around them and some will survive, while some will dissolve in regrets and salty tears With Becca s gal pal Pam s the third member of the Not Book Club quick to judge attitude and past history with Cal, it will be a miracle if her friendship with Becca will withstand the heartache and pain Ms Bass has written a heart tugging novel full of characters so full of life and love, that you won t soon forget them and they will probably remind you of someone who has crossed your path on your journey along life s highway Her blending of the bitter with the sweet is a poignant mix I heartily recommend Make room on your bookshelf for this one, it s a keeper Nancy Narma