Some time ago, Danyelle Ferguson e-mailed me a copy of her book “Sweet Confections” for review purposes (read more in the book blurb section). “Sweet Confections” is a straightforward and easy read, flows naturally. Rachel Marconi, the main character takes us on a romantic journey of twists and turns. Torn between her past and future, she is keeping herself busy in her “Sweet Confections” bakery. The visual of tasty eclairs and other delicious treats, drool moments.
A few recipes were included in the copy I received, I baked the peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies to understand Rachel better. Her everyday life. Enclosed an image below with the result, the desire to bake awakened while reading. Running a bakery seems hectic, Rachel had a great companion in her bakery partner Kristen. “Sweet Confections” is a wonderful summer read on the beach, in the park (don´t forget a basket filled with cookies) or at some cosy cafe. The unpredictable and unpolished nature of the book, makes it a perfect summer companion. Appropriate for teens and adults
According to Rachel Marconi chocolate heals all wounds. That and throwing darts at pictures of her ex-boyfriend. Burned by yet another bad relationship, Rachel decides to reprioritize her life, putting her dream to compete on a Food Network Challenge on the top of her list and dating at the bottom crossed out in red sharpie.
But what’s a girl to do when a certain sexy guy keeps asking her out? Cue in Graydon Green, a former pro hockey player turned restaurant owner. After a lot of persistent and humorous teasing, he finally convinces Rachel to commit to a date. Just when things begin to warm up, threatening notes directed at Rachel arrive. When her bakery is vandalized, Graydon’s protective streak goes on red alert. Is it her obsessive ex-boyfriend stalking her? Or maybe a challenger trying to sabotage the competition? Either way, Rachel is definitely going to need more chocolate – perhaps drizzled over ice cream and devil’s food cake.
Images by: Kajsa J. Andersen