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Bliss (The Bliss Bakery #1)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  3,115 ratings  ·  584 reviews
Rosemary Bliss’s family has a secret. It’s the Bliss Cookery Booke—an ancient, leather-bound volume of enchanted recipes like Stone Sleep Snickerdoodles and Singing Gingersnaps. Rose and her siblings are supposed to keep the Cookery Booke under lock and whisk-shaped key while their parents are out of town, but then a mysterious stranger shows up. “Aunt” Lily rides a motorc ...more
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by The Inkhouse (first published January 1st 2012)
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Angela Noviana
Yeay, aku baca buku ini pinjam dari temenku =)
Sebenarnya waktu pertama kali lihat buku ini sih naksir ama covernya dan biru-biru halamannya itu. Keren. Heheheheheh..

Keluarga Bliss menggunakan nama rempah untuk semua anaknya. Ada Thyme (Ty), Rosemary (Rose), Sage, dan Leigh. Ty yang tampan, Sage yang lucu, dan Leigh yang menggemaskan. Hanya Rose yang merasa dirinya biasa-biasa saja dan terkadang merasa diabaikan.

Dulu, Rose pernah melihat orang tuanya meracik kue dan ternyata menggunakan SIHIR. We
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Harun Harahap
Menyenangkan membaca cerita tentang berbagai kue. Apalagi ketika mendapatkan tulisan cokelat. Rasa lapar langsung mendera.Yah walau yang gue inginkan hanyalah kue cokelat yang biasa. Tanpa sihir seperti yang ada di buku ini. Namun, karena sihirlah cerita tentang petualangan anak pemilik toko kue ini menjadi menarik.

Sebenarnya gue lebih tertarik dengan sosok Rose di keluarga Bliss. Sosok anak yang "rata-rata" di keluarganya. "Rata-rata" membuatnya jadi tidak terlihat. Tidak seperti Kakaknya, Ty
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Bookworm007
May 23, 2012 Bookworm007 rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like low self-esteem protagonists
LONG AND EXTENSIVE REVIEW WITH SEVERE CRITICISM


3.5 stars

I reeeeally enjoyed this book. It had suspense and magic, and was easy to read. Reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Candymakers.



But I have to say, there were three things I didn’t like (possible spoilers):

1) Throughout the entire book, Rose had these stupid fantasies and just plain STUPID REMARKS about her crush and her.

She’d be like “Oh if we were boyfriend and girlfriend, we’d stand on top of the highest hill and look
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Truly
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Muffin Zucchini

Bahan-bahan:
1. Sari vanila tahiti 2 cangkang-ek
2. Tepung 1 kepal
3. Gula 1 kepal
4. Labu hijau besar 1 buah
5. Telur Burung Cinta Bertopeng 1 butir

Mantera:
Agapornis Personata

Cara Membuat:
1. Parut labu hijau besar sambil menyenandungkan nama dua orang kesepian yang akan disatukan dalam cinta, sebanyak 3 X.
2. Ayak tepung dan gula dengan mempergunakan pengayak logam .
3. Taburkan sari vanila tahiti terbaik di atas tepung.
4. Campurkan dengan
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Ms. Library
So so disappointing. IT HAD SUCH A GOOD COVER AND PREMISE.
So, the premise of this is that Rose Bliss works at a magical bakery with her family. She is never allowed to touch the magic, though, and this irks her, because she knows she can make something special. She wants to make snickerdoodles that cure colds or cookies that warm hearts. But instead, she is always left out, and her brothers and her family don't seem to appreciate her. So, when her parents leave to take care of a town ailing wit
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Miss Clark
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bakanekonomama
Di sebuah kota kecil bernama Calamity Falls, hiduplah sebuah keluarga yang mengelola sebuah toko roti yang mungil. Bliss Bakery namanya. Diambil dari nama keluarga mereka, Bliss. Toko roti dan kue ini adalah toko satu-satunya yang ada di kota itu, dan mereka mengemban tugas suci untuk mengatasi kelaparan warga kota setiap harinya... Jadi, tugasnya si Bliss Bakery ini seperti tukang bubur dan tukang nasi uduk di deket kantor saya, yang memenuhi hajat hidup orang banyak ya.. xD

Segala jenis muffin,
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Clover White
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Marine
Un roman jeunesse très gourmand, une famille adorable (ORIGAN LOVE FOREVER), on s'attache a la famille Bliss, et mêler la sorcellerie à la pâtisserie, QUEL PLAISIR !
Un peu de magie toute mignonne et sucrée.
Malheureusement un seul bémol, on ressent le coté jeunesse et le personnage principal Rosemary est insupportable, elle ne pense qu'à elle et à son apparence, au début on la pense pas si naïve mais elle s'avère pire que ça...

J'ai beaucoup aimé la façon simple d'écrire de Kathryn Littlewood j'
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Kelly DeLeon
Bliss is a creative book that will feeds your imagination. The Bliss family owns a magic cook book and serves up magic treats that causes a stir in the town. I personally love baking and magic,so I would say this was a perfect book for me. Other then those to components the book was rather plain. There were times in the book that seemed to drag on and on but on the other hand there are some parts where they just touched on the subject. This book was fun and light hearted being child friendly and ...more
Grace
Since I read this at the beginning of the month I can't really write a good review, but I can inform you of my opinion on this book.
First of all, I seriously loved Ty. He was so funny and sounded really cute and was just a lovable character other than his stupidity. Rose killed me. Most of the time I couldn't stand her character. The fact that her parents trusted her and she gave in killed me. She let others influence her decisions and that's one thing I hate, peer pressure. I also HATED Aunt Li
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Dhani
Akhirnya selesai juga membaca bagian pertama dari The Bliss Bakery Trilogy karya Katheryn Littlewood. Sebuah buku fantasi, sebuah genre yang sebetulnya tidak kukenal baik. Tapi karena cerita fantasinya berkutat tentang usaha" bakery' dengan segudang resep ajaibnya, jadi deh suka membacanya. Buku ini bercerita tentang keluarga Bliss dengan 4 orang anak, yakni Thyme, Rosemary, Sage dan Parsley, yang punya bakery dengan resep turun temurun yang ajaib.Mereka mencampurkan berbagai ramuan aneh, sepert ...more
Bookphile
Whew. This one took a long time to finish. It was a really clever idea, but the execution didn't excite me very much. More complete review to come.

Full review:

When I read the premise of Bliss, I was very intrigued. It sounded like such a fun idea: would the temptations of her family's magical bakery prove too much for young Rose Bliss? My daughter and I read the book over the course of several months and, though reading it in short chunks didn't help, it never really captured me the way I might
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Ms. Yingling
Rosemary's family runs a bakery that they claim ISN'T magic, although after ingesting their various pastries, people always feel better. The mayor of a neighboring town wants her parents to come and bake something to ward off the summer flu, and the parents take off, leaving the bakery assistant and the Bliss siblings in charge. When their glamorous "aunt" Lily arrives, the children all rethink using their parents secret magic cookbook. Lily is estranged from the family and has an ulterior motiv ...more
Angie
The Bliss Family Bakery offers wonderful baked treats with a bit of magic. Mr. and Mrs. Bliss are called away to help fight a mysterious flu in a neighboring town and they leave the Bliss children in charge of the bakery. Thyme, Rosemary, Sage and Parsley (Leigh) have varying reactions to being left alone with the bakery to run, but you know that disaster is going to loom. They have one rule...no magic. And of course that just makes the magic that much more tempting. Then comes a mysteries Aunt ...more
Rifda
Mana sequelnya? Aku mau getok Sage, mau tonjok Ty, dan mau kurung Leigh di kulkas! Thanks God, my siblings have never acted like Rose‘s >___<

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Rosemary Bliss -menurutku- beruntung bsia menjadi bagian dari kkeluarga yang mengelola toko roti "FOLLOW YOUR BLISS". Bagaimana tidak? Toko roti milik keluarga BLISS itu toko roti ajaib! Saking ajaibnya, Albert (ayah Rose) lebih memilih untuk mengubah nama belakangnya menjadi nama belakang Purdy (ibu Rose): BLISS.

Purdy bisa membuat 'Snic
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Mary
I received this Young Adult book as a Free Friday selection from Barnes and Noble for my Nook.

I did not realize that I would be hooked and want to read the next one in the series.

The family in the book live in a magical town called Calamity Falls. Twelve year old Rose Bliss wants to work magic in her family's bakery as her parents do, but when they are called away and Rose and her siblings are left in charge, the magic goes awry and a beautiful stranger tries to talk Rose into giving her the Bli
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Anne Broyles
When Rosemary Bliss’ parents must leave town, responsible daughter, Rose takes over the family bakery, knowing her siblings will not be much help. Young readers will identify with Rose, who feels unappreciated and ordinary in a family whose talents include baking magical pastries and cakes. Rose wants to feel pretty, important, special, and when the previously unheard-of Aunt Lily shows up on a motorcycle right after the Bliss parents leave, Rose is captivated by someone who sees her potential. ...more
Vikki VanSickle
This book was fun. It is ultimately a story about family, with some magical hijinx and a hint of coming-of-age story thrown in, which is why it felt classically American to me. It takes place in a small town that seems to exist just outside of the real world, a safe, wholesome place with kooky locals and life lessons to be learned, untouched and nostalgic all at the same time. It’s the kind of place where kids have quirky names-Rosemary, Sage, Parsley (called Leigh) and Thyme (called Ty) and nic ...more
Sarah Hay
This one is ok. The Bliss family run a small town bakery where they occasionally offer some magical treats to help their unknowing customers. But, when mom and dad leave the kids in charge with the instructions of 'no magic,' inevitably, chaos ensues.
The book mostly follows Rose who is the second oldest Bliss child, living in the shadow of her charming, athletic, really really good looking older brother. Rose struggles with issues of self esteem because she is not allowed to bake magical recipes
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Syaffa
Covernya menarik perhatian saya di antara tumpukan buku yang menggunung di salah satu book fair, di booth mizan. Dengan ujung lembaran yang berwarna biru berkilauan, dan gambar cover yang manis. Maka tanpa babibu saya menculik satu copy ke kasir.

Sihir yang disajikan dalam buku ini juga berbeda dari yang lain! Tidak dengan ayunan tongkat ataupun ucapan mantra. Namun dengan memanggang kue. Karena keluarga Bliss telah menjadi ahli sihir dapur semenjak dulu.

Keluarga Bliss tinggal di kota kecil, Cala
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Killy
i finished reading the book, and i found that i'm really enjoy the story and waiting for the #2 BLISS to release in my country.

the book tell story about a family who use "magic" to run the bake bussiness, without people noticing it. The use of magic is somehow for a purpose, you will know it when you read the book. they got a family heritage cookbook called "Bliss Cookery booke". that book was used by late Bliss family and inherited for centuries.

Rosemary Bliss (Rose) as oldest daughter feel to
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Jane
This was a cute and fun read. Though it started out fairly strong, I feel like it petered out a little at the end. I loved the delicious descriptions of all the confections and desserts sold at the bakery, as well as the magic. All the characters were likable, including Rose, but the way she was written started to feel like 'I'm not like the other girls' after a while. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed it and am interested in reading more.

Mary Kate
Rosemary Bliss thinks she is too plain just the boring, obedient middle child that no one notices.

Until one week her parents go away a mystery aunt comes to stay who is everything Rose has every wanted to be.

Rose struggles between being obedient, and keeping the family secret and doing what get brothers and Lilly want her to do.

This is a must read for any girl middle kid who feels a little too average. In the end it shows that people don't have to single you out to be noticing you. If you are d
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Ellie
The funny thing about putting library books on hold online, is that it's harder to tell what you're going to get. It makes for some unexpected and interesting reads(!) and necessarily, for some less inspiring ones...

The idea of Bliss is sweet, but the characters and story had no real depth. I know it's hard to show not tell, but it makes such a difference to the quality of a book!

It seems to be aimed at 8-12 year olds, but I thought it came across as fairly patronising. Children don't have simpl
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Kathryn Littlewood’s Bliss wasn’t on my radar until an unsolicited ARC of book three showed up on my doorstep. Though I do really enjoy middle grade at times, I’m much pickier than I am with YA. Still, once a book’s come to me, I’m generally willing to give it a shot, unless it’s completely uninteresting to me, and the cute covers for the Bliss Bakery books made them worth a try. Bliss is an excellent, magic-filled, hilarious read for children and middle graders. As an adult, I was less impresse ...more
Jenn
I really enjoyed this book! Fun, whimsical, lots of humorous situations due to magical recipes gone wrong...reminded me of the Nanny McPhee movies:)
Umi Costansyah
Resep* buat aku ngakak :D hahah
Kate
Rosemary Bliss has always known there was something different about the goods that her parents sell at their bakery. Some of them are ordinary - the carrot-bran muffins, the coconut cakes, the scones. But others... well, Rose just can't shake the thought that they're magical. When she's ten years old, her suspicions are confirmed - her parents have magic in their blood, and can bake cakes that cure illness, cookies that tell the truth, and biscuits that cause the eater to float in the air. Two y ...more
Ira  Marby
Covernya keren, rasanya lezat, selezat judulnya :D Paling seneng kalo udah masuk bagian keluarga Bliss akan memasak dengan resep-resep dengan bahan ajaib mereka.

Nama bahan-bahan ajaibnya pun lucu-lucu. Ada halilintar, bisikan rahasia kurcaci, air liur gajah, telur burung cinta bertopeng, dan lain-lain.

Nama kue-kuenya juga ga kalah lucu, ada Kue Jahe Menyanyi, Cookie Kebenaran, Muffin Asmara, Scone Duduk-Tenang-dan-Berhenti-Bicara, Kue Tart-Tahan-Lidahmu, dan banyak lagi. Semua resep kue-kue ini
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Kathryn Littlewood is a writer, actress, comedienne, and bon vivant who lives in New York City, works often in Los Angeles, and has a sweet tooth for pain au chocolat and sweet novels for middle-grade readers. This, her second novel, is a sequel to her first, Bliss.
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“Maybe I should be a lawyer instead of a magical baker, Rose thought. Lawyers' mistakes rarely result in old men climbing on top of towers and taking off their pants.
~Bliss”
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“Maybe I should be a lawyer instead of a magical baker, Rose though. Lawyers' mistakes rarely result in old men climbing on top of towers and taking off their pants.
~Bliss”
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