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Bliss (The Bliss Bakery #1)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  2,488 ratings  ·  520 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...more
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...more

Muffin Zucchini

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

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...more
Ms. Library
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...more
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,...more
May 23, 2012 Bookworm007 rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like low self-esteem protagonists

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...more
Miss Clark
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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
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 magic. And of course that just makes the magic that much more tempting. Then comes a mysteries Aunt...more
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 >___<


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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...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...more
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
Clover White
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Forse è perché erano le undici e avevo fame...

...forse è perché io adoro in modo assoluto il cioccolato da identificarne una barretta a chilometri di distanza nonostante la mia acuta miopia, forse perché il titolo mi ha portato al naso un fragrante, gustoso profumo, forse perché il calore di una grande famiglia, quella che non ho mai avuto, mi ha rapita e perché cucinare dolci è una cosa che adoro sebbene io abbia 15 anni, si dà il caso, comunque, che io abbia intravisto questo libro tra tanti n...more
Klaudia Janek
The Bliss family have been cooking for generations using recipes from the Bliss Family Cookery Booke. The current Bliss family live in Calamity Falls and run a small but popular bakery. The Bliss children have to help out in the bakery and their cute and clever names are: Rosmary, Leigh, Sage and Thyme (aka Ty). Rose is beginning to suspect that the Cookery Booke has magical elements in it and wants nothing more than to learn its secrets. When their parents have to make the difficult choice to l...more
Rose Bliss lives in her family's home which also serves as the town's bakery. Through their baked goods, her parents secretly use a subtle bit of magic to assist the townspeople. Because of this very thing, they are called away to a neighboring town for a week to help rid the inhabitants of a flu epidemic. While they are gone, mysterious Aunt Lily shows up but even though the kids have never even heard of her, she shows them the ladle-shaped birthmark that every member of the Bliss family has an...more
This was the best children's chapter book that I have read this summer. I am not sure how well it would go over with the boys in my class, but I think it is a delightful read that the female students would especially enjoy. The Bliss children who star as the main characters are each named after an herb: Rosemary (who goes by Rose), Thyme (who goes by Ty), Parsley (who goes by Leigh), and Sage (who just goes by Sage). Their parents own a bakery that is attached to their little house, and it is be...more
I really enjoyed it. It was a fun, easy read based in food and magic, what's not to love?

My complaint with many peoples reviews is that she is supposed to be between 10 and 14. The way she is thinking in the book is exactly the way a girl in that age range thinks. She's not a 20 year old moping around with low self esteem. She's a young girl not yet in high school. Middle school girls think about boys and have low self esteem.

The book was well written. The author perfectly depicted a middle sch...more
Hanifah Mahdiyanti
fast-paced, nggak bisa berhenti sebelum selesai, dan gampang 'mengunyah'nya dalam otak.. maksudku, ceritanya ringan, mudah dipahami, dan pas banget sebagai selingan yang menghibur. kota kecil semacam Calamity Falls tidak selamanya membosankan. kalau mau melihat lebih jeli, sebetulnya banyak hal yang bisa diamati dan tidak biasa di sebuah kota kecil sekalipun, yang ternyata penuh dengan petualangan. terkadang kita terlalu sibuk dengan diri kita sendiri sehingga kurang memperhatikan keadaan di sek...more
Heriani Putri
Berawal dari rekondasi seorang sahabat, akhirnya saya baru sempat membaca buku ini setelah sekian lama.
Cover dan tampilan bukunya memang sangat menarik. Dan isinya tentu lebih menarik daripada covernya, menurut saya pribadi.
Bercerita tentang seorang anak perempuan yang harus menjaga toko roti yang ditinggal pergi untuk sementara oleh orang tuanya, Rosemary juga harus menjaga kedua adiknya yang 'lucu dan menggemaskan', serta berurusan dengan kakak laki-lakinya yang tidak menaruh minat sama sekal...more
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
3,5 Bintang
Buku yang saya nikmati pelan-pelan. Isinya enggak bikin nafsu cepet-cepet beresin, tapi pelan pasti ingin beresin bacanya.
Ada bagian yang bikin ngakak. Novel yang kalau kayak kue, lembut tapi enggak terlalu manis.
Pertama kali tertarik banget sama temanya, yap, ini tentang dapur dan makanan.
Lezat! Terlebih lagi cover dan layoutnya yang membiru-ramah bikin tangan lekas-lekas mengambilnya.

Ini, serial ketiga fantasi yang saya baca setelah Septimus Heap dan Hunger Games.
Tidak mengecewakan, tidak mengecewakan sama sekali.

Kisahnya runtun dari awal sampai akhir, Bibi Lily disini tidak digambarkan sebagaimana realita tokoh antagonis pada novel fantasi umumnya -jahat dan cenderung sangat kejam. Dia amat baik dan b...more
At the Bliss family bakery, you can get cookies to help you sleep, love muffins or even truth cookies. You see, there’s a little bit of magic infused in each recipe and indeed, there’s magic in Kathryn Littlewood’s debut novel, Bliss.

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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.
“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.
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