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I love the characters in this book, including the bakery and the baking . It was a perfect follow up to the previous story. At this point in time this is the last of her books offered on Kindle. I'm bereft. I am a little lost without a daily dose of this imaginary world.
I have read all of the books centered around Old Town Alexandria and have loved each one. The camaraderie of her characters makes you want to pitch in and help them, talk to them, laugh and cry with them. Anyone who loves a good romance would enjoy these books. I started with another of Ms Taylor's books and have read what I could. These are ones you can't put down because you have to know what is happening next and you can't wait until the next day.
I liked how the author kept me interested. I look forward to the next reading time for me. There were a lot of different plots but they had a way of all working together as the story went on. There is talk about adoption, abortion and keeping the baby to raise as her own. Daisy is adopted & meets her birth mom after a long wait. She is hurt that her mom isn't very interested in connecting with her. B.M. has 2 other kids now. And B.M. doesn't know who Daisy's dad is. I'm pro life so I'm glad she chose life for her new arrival. Well Written.
Sweet Expectations is the sequel to Union Street Bakery. Daisy McCrae, ex-financier has taken on the role of running the bakery so that her father can retire. All of this is established in the first book. This book picks up with Daisy and her sisters renovating the bakery that has been in the family for several generations. The mystery begins when an old recipe box is uncovered during the demolition of a wall in the bakery. Too tired and suffering from what she thinks is the flu, Daisy sets the recipe box aside during the renovations. When she finally picks it up she discovers the recipes of Jenna Davis, a former employee, along with an old photo of the girl standing between two WWII soldiers. Amidst the turmoil of the renovations Daisy finds herself dealing with morning sickness and a quick trip to the doctor confirms the fact. The only problem is that the baby's father is not her last boyfriend but a one-night stand with an old colleague she considers a jerk. Oh, and then there's the ghost of Jenna who wants Daisy to find Jenna's son who was taken away the day after he was born as Jenna died during childbirth.
There's a lot going on here but all of it is marvelous. Not one dull moment. Yes, there are some things that are repetitious but all in all I found it a very satisfying book. Easy to read and follow, a charming tale overall. I certainly hope the author is working on a third installment as I'm curious to follow the adventures of all the McCrae sisters.
Love this author's books. This is the fourth book I have read in just a month. I Iove the way she jumps back a a forth between past and present and then pulls it all together in the end. It's a real page turner.