By Janis Thomas
About the book:
Life’s sweetest moments happen when you least expect them . . .
When Ruby McMillan’s husband announces one morning that he’s dumping her for another woman, she’s unable to decide which indignity stings the most: the dissolution of their eighteen-year marriage or the deflation of her white-chocolate soufflé with raspberry Grand Marnier sauce. Without a good-bye to their two teenaged children, Walter leaves Ruby to cope with her ruined dessert, an unpaid mortgage, and her failing bakery.
With only royal icing holding her together, Ruby still manages to pick herself up and move on, subsidizing her income with an extra job as a baking instructor, getting a “my-husband’s-gone” makeover, and even flirting with her gorgeous mortgage broker, Jacob Salt. For as long as she can remember, Ruby has done what’s practical, eschewing far-fetched dreams and true love in favor of stability. But suddenly single again at the age of forty-four, she’s beginning to discover that life is most delicious when you stop following a recipe and just live.
I received a book to read in exchange for my honest opinion.
I started reading this book a few weeks ago while I had the flu. I found it difficult to relate to the main character, Ruby. She is a 43 year old married woman. She had been married for 18 years when her husband decides to leave her for another woman.
After her husband leaves, she is left to pick up the pieces. She has two teenage kids, a mortgage and a bakery that she is trying to keep afloat.
In the process, she reinvents her life with help of everyone around her. Her daughter creates a new look for her by doing her makeup, hair and wardrobe. Ruby meets a new man who is going through his own journey of starting over. Together, they eventually make it work.
I found this book to be very slow moving. The relationship between Ruby and Jacob was very slow moving. I lost interest in the book and found it hard to pick back up. I literally could not wait to finish reading it so I could clear my review “to do” list.
This book may be better appreciated by a generation of women who are older or who like reading slow moving storyline.
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