Review – Petit Four

Petit_Four_03I am super-pleased to be launching the blog tour today for a fabulous anthology of stories all about cake! What’s not to love about that!

The book is called Petit Four and it is edited by Lucie Simone and published by Simon and Fig.

It includes short stories by Lucie Simone, Cindy Arora, Sue Watson and Joel Zlotnik.  I have to confess I’m not normally a fan of short stories; I normally feel that there is so much missing from the story and I usually feel robbed of a good book.  Yes, I know I’m a bit strange but I am a book geek!

However, Petit Four has totally changed my thoughts on this.  The length of each of the stories was completely perfect and the content and emotion that every one of these stories stirred in me stayed with me for ages.  Each of the stories are all beautifully written to make you forget about everything around you, they entice you into a new world and you are lost in the moment!

I wanted to devour every delicious morsel of pastry, cake, petit four, millefeuille, cupcake, Victoria Sponge – the list is endless and I was practically salivating at the magnificent descriptions and completely craving for cake the whole way through.

Each story is full of romance, cake, love, cake, hope, cake, dreams and cake!

It is a thoroughly entertaining read and although I’ve read and loved books by Sue Watson before, I’ve not read anything by the others and I would love to read more from them.  I’m so glad that it has introduced me to three new fabulous authors that I’ll be on the lookout for.

You will definitely be drooling and licking your lips, either tempted to go out and buy lots of sugary, gorgeous, cake related delights or to get your pinny on and bake, bake, bake!

Here are some brief descriptions about each of the stories and my thoughts on each.

Cake Therapy by Cindy Arora  – Single mom and journalist, Olivia, sets out to find romance with a little help from her friends, and lots of cake!   A delightful story which filled me full of hope, love and dreams!    You just don’t know when love might enter your life.

Aprez Vous by Lucie Simone – Success-driven Tara reunites with long lost love and baker extraordinaire, Jean Marc, over petits fours in Paris.  A delicious story which introduced me to lots of new eating delights and showed that it’s never too late for true love even if you think you’ve thrown it away!

Heart-Shaped Secret of Raspberry Jam by Sue Watson – Cake enthusiast Milly meets her match in the kitchen, and other places, when new owners take over the Tea Rooms where she works.  A tasty tale showing that not everything is at is seems and that true love could be just around the corner.  Don’t jump to conclusions before you get your facts straight!

Her Charms by Joel Zlotnik – Scott, mayor of a small seaside community,  flirts with political suicide when he falls for new-in-town Nicole, an entrepreneur with a passion for cupcakes,  and her latest venture proves a little too sexy for the sleepy beach town.  I SO wanted to live in this little beach town! A story which shows that you should always stand up for the person you love and that true love prevails.

You can buy this book by visiting Simon and Fig’s website – all the buy links are there.



1 Comment

  1. Lucie Simone on December 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    So glad you enjoyed all the stories!

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