Title: BON APPETIT
Author: Sandra Byrd
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Genre: Inspirational/ chick lit
Lexi Stuart has taken a huge risk. She left her home, her job, her dreamy boyfriend, Dan, and even her country and went overseas to work in bakery in France and attend baking school there. Her dream is to become a pastry chef. Only problem: to be rehired at her job or even hired in France, she must graduate in the top ten percent of her class. Not an easy task—especially when someone seems to be sabotaging her work.
As Lexi begins to settle into her new home in the small village, her relationship with God grows as she has no friends, and the French people seem distrusting of her. Yet Lexi finds an adorable child, Celine, as well as her widowed father, Philippe, to be good companions.
Will Lexi decide to stay in France when she graduates—if she is in the top ten of her class—or return to Seattle? And who should she choose—Dan or Philippe?
BON APPETIT is the second book in the French Twist series. Readers will want to read Let Them Eat Cake first as the story is a continuation of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting with Lexi in this fun series, and am looking forward to the third book in the series, coming in the fall of 2009.
Sandra Byrd is a multi-talented author, and this series is definitely a showcase for her work. The faith message is expertly woven in and will the message is strong, it isn’t preachy. Readers will not want to miss this armchair trip to France, and the literary tasting of all the goodies Lexi bakes. There are also several recipes included in the pages, if you want to try your hand at some French baking. $13.99. 289 pages.