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What I'm Reading

This is not exactly a new book. But, honestly, it doesn't matter when a book was published because it will always, always be a new book to someone. There is nothing better than re-reading a book.

The first time I read "The Memory of Lemon" by Judith M. Fertig, I ran out and bought lemons and made lemonade. Back then, I didn't bake so, I drank my lemonade as I finished the book. It was such a beautiful was summer and I was doing what I loved. Reading.

This past week, after reading it again, I didn't run out and buy lemons. Instead, I researched a bunch of recipes. Guess what? I bake now. Yep, I'm a baker and I'm really good. Maybe you'll do the same after reading "The Memory of Lemons." Oh, and you will become so attached to the characters. This is one of my favorite novels. Each chapter pulls you in, weaving back and forth between the present and the past. Be prepared to enter the world of Claire "Neely" Davis and her winsome bakery, Rainbow Cake. {Long sigh} Now, I want to open a bakery.

The Memory of Lemon 

by Judith M. Fertig

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Claire “Neely” Davis is no ordinary pastry chef. Her flavor combinations aren’t just a product of a well-honed palate: she can “taste” people’s emotions, sensing the ingredients that will touch her customers’ souls. Her gift has never failed her—until she meets a free-spirited bride-to-be and her overbearing society mother. The two are unable to agree on a single wedding detail, and their bickering leaves Neely’s intuition frustratingly silent—right when she needs it most.
Between trying to navigate a divorce, explore a new relationship, and handle the reappearance of her long-absent father, Neely is struggling to make sense of her own conflicting emotions, much less those of her hard-to-please bride. But as she embarks on a flavorful quest to craft the perfect wedding celebration, she’ll uncover a family history that sheds light on both the missing ingredients and her own problems—and illustrates how the sweet and sour in life often combine to make the most delicious memories...

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