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I haven't set foot in my childhood village since I was eight. Some people would get emotional, but I don't feel a thing. Or at least nothing positive, because if we're talking feelings in general, well, anger's always seething in me. But hey, don't think I was born this way. No. This anger was taught to me very patiently, it was skillfully injected, slowly distilled. I'm a ...more
ebook, 145 pages
Published November 20th 2019 by Europe Comics (first published February 19th 2016)
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Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
Thanks #NetGalley for the copy of #DaysofSugarandSpice.
I simply couldn't enjoy this one as I was unable to get connected to the story or any of the characters. I tried and it wasn't just my cup of tea. The premise sounded so good and the cover art appealed to me so much. But I realised that the artstyle and the dialogue representation were not up to what I had expected. I just couldn't get into it.
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Marnie  (Enchanted Bibliophile)
”If endless jabber is what you want the world’s full of it"

cats

Firstly I have to say I LOVE THE CATS. They are the cutest, funniest most adorable part of the story… They earn this story an extra star.

I particularly liked the art style of this one; it softens the whole feel of the story. Giving it that romantic feeling it deserve in the end.
The story itself is the usual run-of-the-mill romantic comedy. Girl gets stuck in small home town and falls for her old school crush.
All-in-all an enjoyable quic
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Ari
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
Endearing and extremely relatable story. The artwork is sweet, enjoyable, and the ending is the wholesome and HEA one would hope for and expect—not disappointing.

ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, voluntarily read. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
Emma
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5/5 Stars

Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review.

This is the sweet story of Rose and how she becomes the owner of bakery in a small French village. I really liked how they talked about cakes and other sweet pastries, but most of all I loved the variety of themes that are dealt with in this graphic novel. Family, relationships and past all intertwine to give Rose, the main character, such a profound and meaningful backstory. T
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Carmen
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from Europe Comics through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rose was raised by her mom after her dad kicked them both out of his life when she as a kid. At the ripe age of 28, she gets a call informing her that her dad has died, and she has to return to her hometown to sign some paperwork. After inheriting her dad’s bakery, she discovers his old journal and finds her love for baking and reconnects with the town she once lived in. However, that journal is missing pages
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Juho Pohjalainen
Apr 29, 2020 rated it liked it
It's a pretty low-key and personal slice-of-life thing, mostly quite comfy and nice to read through. The characters stuck to me with their personal growths, and the artwork carried it fine. I didn't like it too much at first, but it grew on me.

Small issues with the pacing and plot revelations, though. It brought up the true nature of the parents too quickly: turns out the father was all right all along, and the mother was a dick. It felt like there was very little point for the misconception, si
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♛ Garima ♛
I generally like this type of graphic books...Great graphics, earthy tones, soothing background, heartwarming storyline but for some reason I didn't fall in love with this one. Maybe it is translation thing but dialogues and storyline feel forced....At first, I thought it was just me but then while I was searching this book online, I got this review and I ended up agreeing with it. Isn't it nice when someone feels exactly what you feel about certain things and that saves you from writing the sam ...more
Lili
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Such a lovely graphic novel. I couldn't get enough of the cats! The illustrations are what made the story even more lovelier. It is a simple and well known plot of a protagonist coming back to her childhood home and finds out certain things weren’t what she thought they were. But the extra touch of the cats and some unique characters made me enjoy the story. Thank you to Netgalley for this awesome copy in exchange for an honest opinion/review. This is a 4 star read for me! ...more
Etienne
Dec 18, 2019 rated it liked it
2,5/5. It was lacking something about the story and the characters to really grab me and that's too bad because from a visual point of view if was great. I liked the liberty the author/illustrator have taken to play with the canvas, no case here and the writing script style. It was original and fun to read from the perspective.... ...more
Daphnee (daphneereads)
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Days of Sugar and Spice by Loïc Clément! It was easy to read and the sketches were lovely. It made me want to go to a French bakery so badly! The characters were all so funny and charming. I definitely recommend this graphic novel!

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy.
Insiya
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a fast read! A story about a girl who inherents her estranged father's bakery. The concept of the story is forgiveness and finding happiness which I really liked. I also really liked the art. It was so soothing and made me want to see more of it. The story was a sweet and fun romance and i really liked the characters even though we didn't have much time to get to know them. The parts with the cats were so cute and funny. I loved them. Overall a fun read!
I'll recommendations it to a
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ℳacarena
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
~ARC gently provided in exchange for an honest review~

What a lovely story! 😍 And the illustrations ... so beautiful!

Rose finds out that her father has passed away and she has inherited his bakery in her childhood village. It's been 20 years since she left Klervi, so when she's finally there she can't help having mixed emotions. She was told, by her mother, that her father kicked them out of the house; therefore, Rose and her mother lived in different places through her childhood and she started
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Magic.between.pages_za
This was a really sweet graphic novel. The illustration style was fantastic, it had a really French flair that I just loved. The cats had to be my absolute favorite thing about this novel. It was humorous and real and fast paced. I also quite enjoyed that it wasn't in a typical comic book format but rather flowed organically. Great little story!

I was provided with an ARC by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Mehsi
I received this graphic novel from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

Review to come tomorrow.
Beyond Words
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and I'd like to thank them in letting me read a copy of Days of Sugar and Spice by Loïc Clément.

Since reading the description of being set in a small town in Brittany, France, and being about a bakery, I knew I wanted to read this. I loved the incorporation of recipes in this; it wasn’t step-by-step instructions, but it gave the gist of it. From drinks to soup to tarts, everything seemed
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Vaiomo ♡
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was so cute!

I kindly received a copy from Netgalley in order for an honest review so thank you for that.

I really enjoyed the story, I've always been into stories where the main character loses a relative and then proceeds to inherit a shop,farm or any other building from them. In this case it was a bakery that had been inheritted.

The main character was very relatable since she was just like us going through her usual life. I enjoyed how the characters were so easy to relate to since that
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Charlotte Jones
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Graphic novels are always quite hit-or-miss for me but I really like trying out new authors and illustrators. The cover of this one appealed to me straight away when I saw it and I just had to read it.

Rose was an interesting character that I found myself relating to quite a bit considering the minimal text describing her personality. I found that the artwork really helped with this as it was expressive eve
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Bruna Miranda
It was a lovely story about family, relationships and accepting people and new feelings in your life. I liked how it revolved around a concept of "broken" family and relationships only to develop and show later how it's all relative (no pun intended).
I do wish there were more details and focus on the food – but that's a personal preference for books and comics that involve food. There are enough elements that support the idea of the bakery and how the MC and her father connected through it.

It wa
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Irena
Dec 15, 2019 rated it liked it
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I loved the art: it has a simple style done like with watercolors, and maybe it is. It's a refreshing change in this day when graphic novels are done in modernistic way.

The story is sad, warm and realistic. It's a story about family, love, broken homes and hearts. About finding yourself in unexpected places.
I would definitely recommend reading it but I'm not giving more than 3.5 stars because it was too sweet and too simple for me.


Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this in exchange for an h
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Becky
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an incredibly sweet, heart-warming story about a girl who inherits her fathers bakery after he passes away, and travels back to her childhood home, delving up a past she had tried her best to forget.

The book deals with a lot of tough subjects and handles them with care. In dredging up memories of her childhood, our main character ends up on a journey of self-discovery almost. I wasn't expecting to be as touched by this as I was, but some of the reveals in the latter half really tugged
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Swetha - a chronically perturbed mind
I dono why, but I absolutely loved this book. Such a sweet tale.
Rose has always believed that her father wanted nothing to do with her after he had kicked her and her mother out. When he passes away, she has to return to her village to sort things out. Having met her aunt, and her childhood friend, and discovering her dad's old journal with his recipes, she decides to spruce up the place, and work there, at Brav Eo bakery and patisserie than go back to Paris.
When she learns what happened in the
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Ana
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a precious graphic novel! The art style is lovely and all the little animals are a perfect addition! I really enjoyed all of the characters and it was so nice to hang out in all of the settings. I think this book could have benefited from more length, another hundred pages to delve deeper into the characters and their relationships would have been great. (Also I LOVE the aunt she’s so great 🥺)
ARC received from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review ♥️📖✨
Vanessa (Wanderness)
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Received in exchange for an honest review.

This is truly beautiful - this is a graphic novel done right. There was so much content; the characters were loveable and well fleshed out, the art was a beautiful watercolour, and the plot was deep and perfect. Will be purchasing this in a physical copy to read again as it was a well worthwhile read.
Branwen Sedai *of the Brown Ajah*
I absolutely loved this sweet graphic novel about finding yourself and understanding the things that are really important in life. Set in a small town in France, the colors and characters came bursting off the pages and into my heart.

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley. :)
Nika Martinez
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite graphic novels of this year. I loved everything about it, the plot, the characters, the illustrations are really beautiful. Europe comics did it again. Thanks to #europecomics and #netgalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Victoria
Review later
Anthony ➳ KeepReadingForward ➳
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, arc, netgalley
This was actually a sweet story.

RTC
DeAnne
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a copy of this book from Netgalley

Going into this I thought this was going to be a cute story about a woman inheriting her father's bakery and while it was that, it was so much more. There is a ton of depth to what Rose goes through during the story and what she realizes about her past and present. It's really a story of her evolving and finding herself, as well as discovering what her place in life in and what makes her truly happy.

At first I was a little worried that the subtle col
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Petra
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rose is a graphic designer in Paris who receives news her estranged father has died and left her his bakery. She returns to her childhood village on the coast of Brittany, initially determined to sell the bakery and move on with her life, but slowly finding herself drawn to the village she left long ago.

It was a bit of a shaky start, but this little book won me over in spite of me. #alanis

The pacing of the story
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Jinghay (these.blank.pages)
[ I was sent a copy of this comic on Netgalley in return for an honest review.]

'Days of Sugar and Spice' follows the main character, Rose, as she returns to her childhood village, Klervi, to inherit her father's precious bakery.

I absolutely loved this comic! Not only was the artwork adorable, but the whole story and concept of a village bakery gave me such wintery/Christmas vibes that you couldn't help but feel cozy whilst reading it. It's seriously perfect for the season✨

I enjoyed seeing Rose s
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