It’s been a hell of a long time since I’ve posted a book review on my blog and it’s not because I haven’t been reading. The problem I’ve had for quite some time is that I’ve been re-reading quite a few old favourites as I haven’t really been in the mood to pick up anything new. However, last week I was on holiday which meant I was in a different mindset and all ready to read something I hadn’t tried before.
How to Bake a New Beginning tells the story of three sisters and a somewhat unplanned trip to Italy which ends up changing all their lives in what feels like the best way. I really don’t want to say much more than that as I think if I did I’d end up telling too much of the story and there’s no fun if you don’t get to read it for yourself. I loved the fact that recipes were included at the start of every chapter and those same dishes were quite often referred to within the story which was a lovely touch. My only criticism would be there were some Italian food terms used that I was unfamiliar with so a footnote explaining what they were would have been handy for me.
Overall, I adored the book and found myself getting totally immersed in the food and the culture of the Amalfi coast. Just make sure when you sit down with this book you have some snacks nearby as it will make you hungry (or at least that’s what it did for me)! Now I just need to find out when the follow up is being released.
The book was written by Lucy, a fellow blogger and one half of The Blossom Twins, who blog about lifestyle, food and travel.
This review is part of a book tour for How to Bake a New Beginning and I’ve included the full details of the rest of the tour below so you can check out some more reviews of this amazing book.
How to Bake a New Beginning is available from Amazon as a Kindle download or paperback edition and is released on 9th September 2018.
Do you think you’ll be giving this book a try after reading my review?
Disclaimer: I was gifted this book to review but all thoughts and opinions are my own.