Oct 7, 2015

French Days Book Review: The Parisian Christmas Bake Off by Jenny Oliver

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Review by Tanya

Rachel dislikes Christmas and has her reasons for it. She hasn’t really baked since her mum passed away. Her mother used to own a bakery in the village of Nettleton and was very respected. The members of the village, especially her best friend Jenny and Mr Swanson, are responsible for sending her to Paris to be part of a competition to learn from the best baker Henri Salernes. It's an advantage for Rachel as it means she won’t have to be in the village at Christmas trying to find excuses not to attend social events. 

Rachel goes through a big change during the competition, she's getting back her love of baking and realises that people are not always what they seem. I loved how she kept her spirit about herself and was happy to talk up and to help others. You could feel the atmosphere through the writing.

The Parisian Christmas Bake Off has a great feel good factor about it that doesn’t necessarily need to be read at Christmas as it’s only really a side part. The characters in the book are very well described and the cakes all sound delicious. In fact Jenny I think you are responsible for me putting on a few extra pounds.

The ending was delicious and extremely heartwarming. Now I have a request Jenny please please please can you write a book that is for dieters with fantastic sounding food that helps me to lose weight?

1 comment:

  1. Please let us know when she writes that book you requested!


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