Poonchka's Reviews > How to Bake a Perfect Life
by Barbara O'Neal (Goodreads Author)
"How to Bake a Perfect Life" was about a baker in Colorado who is close to losing her bakery, working through a family feud, takes in her daughter's step-daughter and reunites with a man she loved in her past.
Overall, I liked this book. One thing that stood out to me was how the author incorporated bread starter recipes and recipes for a couple other baked goods. A few of them sounded like something I would like to try! I always think it is neat when an author puts in elements that break up the monotony of how novels are generally written.
The book is written primarily from the point-of-view of Ramona, the main character, but every other chapter or so is from Katie, the step-daughter's, view, and from Sophia, Ramona's daughter's, journal. It was nice to get this perspective of the different characters in the book because of what each character is going through in her life at that moment.
Favorite Quote: "And suddenly I am completely aware of this exact moment--the smell of potatoes browning on a grill, the clatter of someone putting dishes away, the low murmur of polite patrons--because, as I look up at Jonah, I realize there is no returning from it. Whatever happens, I can't un-fall in love with him." (pg. 308)