The Little Italian Bakery (PDF)


The Little Italian Bakery

review The Little Italian Bakery é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Valentina Cebeni Ä 5 review Summary The Little Italian Bakery The scent of freshly baked biscuits lemon and aniseed reminds Elettra of her mother's kitchen But her mother is in a coma and the family bakery is failing Elettra is distraught; she has many unanswered uestions about her mother's childhood Edda was a secretive w. Elettra s mother Edda is in a coma Elettra and her mother have had a very tenuous relationship as Elettra often felt her mother was pushing her to be a baker liker herself She also stopped Elettra from doing what she wanted which was journalism Elettra also struggles to comprehend why Edda is so secretive and closed up about her past All she knows is it has to do with an island When the bakery she has been running has to close Elettra takes off to this island to learn about her mother s past There she discovers a convent and a small community of women But what does it have it do with her motherFor me this was a rather strange read I never understood or connected with Elettra at all or really any of the women I was never convinced by the characters They never came alive I also found an island that treated women and in particular women as if they were shadows or non existent very hard to accept That wasn t the only issue Maybe it was the translation into English but on page 321 two characters suddenly disappear from the scene and I was left scratching my head wondering what I had missed I went back and reread No mention of the characters just gone This pulled me out of the story What happened to them only is explained about 30 pages later By then I didn t really careThere is mystery romance food and women working in community all the ingredients of what should have been a recipe for a captivating read But I found the story plodded along Although I was interested in some aspects of the story I felt I had to force myself to keep going Toward the end I started to skim just to get through it Recipes are included throughout the book Since I m not interested in baking I skipped over them Some people may enjoy this book but it was just an okay read for me I was glad when I finished it

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review The Little Italian Bakery é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Valentina Cebeni Ä 5 review Summary The Little Italian Bakery Onvent under threat from the local mayor and his new development plan It is within the convent's dark corridors and behind its secret doors that Elettra discovers a connection to her mother's past She also falls in love again with friendship baking and adventure. A feel good read brimming with strong characters friendship love and mystery A delight from start to finish

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review The Little Italian Bakery é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Valentina Cebeni Ä 5 review Summary The Little Italian Bakery Oman The only clue is a family heirloom a necklace inscribed with the name of an islandElettra buys a one way ticket to that island just off the coast of Sardinia Once there she discovers a community of women each lost in their own way They live in a crumbling c. This book is like a refreshing shot of limoncello zesty fresh and mouthwateringFirstly I must say this book is a foodie s delight and full of delicious baking drinks aniseed bread sweet focaccia almond biscuits lemon jellies amaretti rose wine There are authentic recipes dotted throughout the chapters for most of the treats too I sometimes get disappointed that books featuring caf bakeryfood in the title often lack food goodies in the meat of the story which so often is the main reason I ve picked the book in the first placeAnother delight is the stunning backdrop of the Italian island Elettra visits You really can picture the wild beauty of it feel the searing heat and of course smell the descriptive scents of wild flowers salt herbs and sunshine even on a drab chilly UK April day Like all good travel fiction books this completely emersed me in amongst the area so I felt I was present within the island the community and the dramaThough set in the present day there is a distinctive historical vibe to this story as it tracks Elettra s mother s past and the background of the commune on the reclusive island you feel transported back to simpler but arduous times where tradition trade and honour are important Though hard to reconcile with progressive attitudes the themes of ostracism misogyny and corruption are still ingrained in some societies and communities and though antiuated to myself reading this story still relevant to the area written about I felt it important to absorb this perspective not challenge it as the story is written by an Italian woman and based on her knowledge and experiences of Sardinia when you read the author s acknowledgementsIt definitely has a vibe of books like Captain Corelli s Mandolin Chocolat etc for the history island charm and the travel romance of Isabelle Bloom Jo Thomas Mandy Baggot books so if you are a fan of any of these then I definitely think you ll enjoy The Little Italian BakeryThere was I felt moments where the story was padded out for example a scene would be set for a confrontation between characters but then the paragraphs would go off at a tangent along some other memory or flashback that felt disjointed There were times that I felt I lost track of the timeline the story was on and how long Elettra had been on the island and some parts felt unnecessarily long However overall I enjoyed this very emotive and lyrical story of generations of women and the bonds they sharedThank you to Netgalley and Hayley Camis at Little Brown for sending me a copy that I could review in my own wordsRead all my reviews on Ritual Power Healing and Community you feel transported back to simpler but arduous times where tradition trade and honour are important Though hard to reconcile with progressive attitudes the themes of ostracism misogyny and corruption are still ingrained in some societies and communities and though antiuated to myself reading this story still relevant to the area written about I felt it important to absorb this perspective not challenge it as the story is written by an Italian woman and based on her knowledge and experiences of Sardinia when Racso and the Rats of NIMH you read the author s acknowledgementsIt definitely has a vibe of books like Captain Corelli s Mandolin Chocolat etc for the history island charm and the travel romance of Isabelle Bloom Jo Thomas Mandy Baggot books so if Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Compass) you are a fan of any of these then I definitely think Somebody Else Is On The Moon you ll enjoy The Little Italian BakeryThere was I felt moments where the story was padded out for example a scene would be set for a confrontation between characters but then the paragraphs would go off at a tangent along some other memory or flashback that felt disjointed There were times that I felt I lost track of the timeline the story was on and how long Elettra had been on the island and some parts felt unnecessarily long However overall I enjoyed this very emotive and lyrical story of generations of women and the bonds they sharedThank Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide you to Netgalley and Hayley Camis at Little Brown for sending me a copy that I could review in my own wordsRead all my reviews on

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    Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Valentina Cebeni Valentina Cebeni Ä 5 review Summary The Little Italian Bakery Elettra’s mother Edda is in a coma Elettra and her mother have had a very tenuous relationship as Elettra often felt her mother was pushing her to be a baker liker herself She also stopped Elettra from doing what she wanted which was journ

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    The Little Italian Bakery (PDF) This book has made me want to check out Sardinia and book a holiday and also enjoy some of the delicious tasting food on my travels

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    Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Valentina Cebeni Valentina Cebeni Ä 5 review Summary The Little Italian Bakery When Elettra's mother is still not recovering from a coma and the bakery she ran with her has to close leaving debts Elettra decides to leave everything behind to find out about her secretive mother's past Her uest brings her to a convent on a small Italian island where the answers to the uestions she seeks reveal much than she ever expectedWhile this book was good and the main premise of the story interesting

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    Valentina Cebeni Ä 5 review The Little Italian Bakery (PDF) Copy received via Netgalley for an honest reviewMy sister has shelves of books like The Little Italian Baker in her house and last time I was visiting I thought it was time to see what she was readingThe Little Italian Baker

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    The Little Italian Bakery (PDF) This book is like a refreshing shot of limoncello; zesty fresh and mouthwateringFirstly I must say this book is a foodie’s delight and full of delicious baking drinks; aniseed bread sweet focaccia almond biscuits lemon jellies amaretti rose wine There are authentic recipes dotted throughout the chapters for most of the treats too I sometimes get disappointed that books featuring cafébakeryfood in the title often la

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    The Little Italian Bakery (PDF) This isn’t a bad little book It is ok It certainly made me wish for a holiday in Italy and made me extremely hu

  7. says: Summary The Little Italian Bakery The Little Italian Bakery (PDF) Valentina Cebeni Ä 5 review

    The Little Italian Bakery (PDF) Valentina Cebeni Ä 5 review Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Valentina Cebeni Elettra and her mother Edda hav

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    The Little Italian Bakery (PDF) Valentina Cebeni Ä 5 review Summary The Little Italian Bakery This was a book I've wanted to read for a while and so glad I did it's also my first book by this author and won't be the last So well written and great characters and full of friendship and romance and learning about your family in a magical

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    The Little Italian Bakery (PDF) A feel good read brimming with strong characters friendship love and mystery A delight from start to finish

  10. says: Summary The Little Italian Bakery Valentina Cebeni Ä 5 review The Little Italian Bakery (PDF)

    The Little Italian Bakery (PDF) Valentina Cebeni Ä 5 review Summary The Little Italian Bakery ’s uest to find out about her mother’s past is prompted by an otherworldly encounter while visiting her mother Edda in hospital Having previously given up her own hopes and dreams she becomes driven by an all encompassing passion

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