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The Bachelor Baker (The Heart of Main Street #2)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  122 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
An Unlikely Partnership

Opening a business isn't a piece of cake—something Melissa Sweeney discovers when an anonymous benefactor brings her to Bygones, Kansas. She can't fulfill her longtime dream of starting up her own bakery without help. But with his traditional views of work and family, Brian Montclair is the unlikeliest candidate for the job.Even more surprising is t
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2013)
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Aug 16, 2013 Janine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Bachelor Baker" by Carolyne Aarsen is the second book of the The Heart of Main Street series. A series that is full of hope for a town where things look bleak, and romance is around the corner.

If one hasn't read the first book of the series "Love in Bloom" by Arlen James it is not that big of a deal for this is a wonderful stand alone book as well. There is the continuous story of the unknown benefactor to the town in this book as well.

Here in "The Bachelor Baker" we meet Melissa Sweeney w
Sep 10, 2013 Carol rated it it was amazing
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A very stirring story of two head strong persons trying to fulfill their individual dreams. Both are from totally different was born, raised and worked until the plant closed in the small town of Bygones; the other was "A City Slicker" coming to town where an unknown donor offered to start up her dream of owning a bakery. Conflict ensues when one goes to work for the other.
The characters are unique, strong individuals. The concept of the town committee bringing new business to
Oct 28, 2013 June rated it it was amazing
A fun little continuity series about a mysterious donor who is trying to keep the town of Bygones alive. 6 new business's (all but one are strangers to the town) have received money with the stipulation that they stay in town for 2 years and hire locals to work with them. This is book 2 about Melissa and her bakery that wants to be different so she doesn't serve donuts. What? No donuts? Brian had applied for one of the business grants because he'd always dreamed of having his own mechanic shop ...more
Aug 24, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in a mini series and I loved it..Melissa has opened a bakery and this is her and Brian's story..Highly recommend this series to anyone who likes a romance with Christian values..
Jun 05, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
There's a lot of tension between the two main characters, Melissa and Brian; one really needs a job, and the other a good employee, but neither one is happy with the situation from the start. Eventually they work out their misunderstandings and expectations, sometimes through funny situations.
Once I started to finally feel a connection with the story, the book went fast. It might help to read the first one in the series to get more of a background on their town.

An enjoyable read overall!

Dec 03, 2013 Katherine rated it really liked it
Rating is 3.5 stars

Having won this from a Goodreads giveaway, I found this to be a somewhat lighthearted romance that incorporated some angst and tension between Melissa and Brian. I thought this to be quite sweet, and a very "Harlequin" type HEA romance. It was a quick, easy read, a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Audrey Henning
This was a really sweet book. I myself think it would be amazing to own a bakery, so I could really relate to Melissa. This book actually has some surprising twists and turns, so even though it would seem predicable, I actually wasn't sure how everything was going to pan out.
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"Aarsen's characters experience twists and turns, but, as in life, blessings occur when and where they are least expected." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars

Miniseries: The Heart of Main Street
Category: Inspirational Romance
Julia - The Romance Bibliophile

I really loved and enjoyed reading "The Bachelor Baker" by Carolyne Aarsen. The storyline was great and the characters, namely Brian and Melissa, were even better. I'm really enjoying The Heart of Main Street Series thus far and I can't wait to read the next installment.
Jul 21, 2015 amandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though I am not what you would call a religious person I've really enjoyed this series you get a good romance. And one thing i have noticed is that all though faith is a ficsture in these books the authors do a good job not overdoing and becoming preachy.
Janice Sisemore
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The bachelor baker

Melissa Sweeney opens up a bakery in Bygones, Kansas. Brian Montclair needs a job but doesn't really want to work at her bakery but after some consideration he decides to work for Melissa. He learns a lot working at the bakery. Enjoyed the book.
Sheila Read
Jun 17, 2013 Sheila Read marked it as to-read
My aunt loves getting these kinds of books it would be great if she can get it directly from the author.
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Miniseries: The Heart of Main Street
Category: Inspirational Romance
Received 4 stars @ RT Book Reviews
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Sep 03, 2015 08:43PM  
  • The Boss's Bride (The Heart of Main Street, #3)
  • Love in Bloom (The Heart of Main Street, #1)
  • Cozy Christmas
  • Kansas Courtship (After the Storm: The Founding Years, #3)
  • Reunited for the Holidays
  • Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, #4)
  • The Soldier's Newfound Family (Texas Twins, #5)
  • The Soldier's Sweetheart (Serendipity Sweethearts, #1)
  • Mirror Image Bride (Texas Twins, #2)
  • Rocky Coast Romance (Holiday Harbor #1)
  • Healing Hearts
  • Her Surprise Sister (Texas Twins, #1)
  • Doctor Right (Alaskan Bride Rush,  #3)
  • The Lawman's Christmas Wish (Alaskan Bride Rush, #6)
  • The Governess and Mr. Granville (The Parson's Daughters, #2)
  • Her Unforgettable Cowboy (Cowboys of Sunrise Ranch, #1)
  • The Fireman's Homecoming (Gordon Falls, #2)
  • Home Sweet Home
Carolyne Aarsen is a blessed to have sincere Christian parents and to be married to a committed Christian husband. But her first love was always fiction. Because of her isolation from any kind of writing group, Carolyne learned to write by trial and error and by taking correspondence courses while she and her husband were raising their four natural children and the numerous foster children that ...more
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The Heart of Main Street (6 books)
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  • The Boss's Bride (The Heart of Main Street, #3)
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  • Tail of Two Hearts (The Heart of Main Street, #5)
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