Monday, October 20, 2008

Bon Appetit!

Welcome to the book blog tour for Sandra Byrd's latest novel, Bon Appetit!

Publisher's Summary: In this second book in the French Twist series, readers join Lexi Stuart in a crème de la crème adventure!

Deciding to leave her familiar home in Seattle and her could-be boyfriend Dan, Lexi moves to a quaint village in France to pursue her dream of becoming a pastry chef. Life among the French initially proves to be less than easy as Lexi is challenged by her coworkers, missing her friends, and failing to master the perfect baguette.

Determined to find her place, Lexi settles into the culture and life becomes la perfection. 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.

Fast, fun, and packed with French culture, foodie appeal, and unique recipes readers will love accompanying Lexi on her journey in Bon Appetit as she tries to choose between two countries, two men and the faith to lean on God while savoring the surprises life brings!
Author Bio:
Best-selling author Sandra Byrd enjoys a successful career writing adult, teen, and children’s books, including the Friends for a Season, Secret Sisters series and the French Twist series, including the first Lexi Stuart novel, Let them Eat Cake. She is also a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines. Sandra lives in Washington state with her husband and two children.

Pattie's Review:

This book was tres delicieux! The story was amusant, the characters were sympatiques, and worst of all, it made me crave bread and coffee! (I just might have to get a baguette and some Nutella at the store later!) It also reminded me of why I loved taking French in school and how fun it can be.
I did read the first in this series, and while it gave some background with Lexi and Dan, and Lexi and Patricia, enough of those stories were placed in this novel to make it an easy one to pick up and start reading. Don't let the fact that it's the second book deter you from reading it!

To purchase this book, please click on the book art at the top of this post, which will take you to

If you want to be eligible to win a copy of this book and live in the United States, leave a comment below! I'll choose a winner via at the end of the week.


Michelle- This One's for the Girls said...

I don't think I've ever met anyone who reads as much-- as quickly-- as you do! But all your reviews make me want to read the books!

Count me in the drawing!


Yan said...

Count me in! I heard that this book includes some delicious recipes that I'll love to try.


Linda said...

Sounds great! Enter me please!

Carole said...

Please enter me! After reading several reviews, I'm hooked.

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