EBOOK The Little Italian Bakery

Elettra s mother Edda is in a coma Elettra and her mother have had a very tenuous relationship as Elettra often felt her mother was pushing her to be a baker liker herself She also stopped Elettra from doing what she wanted which was journalism Elettra also struggles to comprehend why Edda is so secretive and closed up about her past All she knows is it has to do with an island When the bakery she has been running has to close Elettra takes off to this island to learn about her mother s past There she discovers a convent and a small community of women But what does it have it do with her motherFor me this was a rather strange read I never understood or connected with Elettra at all or really any of the women I was never convinced by the characters They never came alive I also found an island that treated women and in particular women as if they were shadows or non existent very hard to accept That wasn t the only issue Maybe it was the translation into English but on page 321 two characters suddenly disappear from the scene and I was left scratching my head wondering what I had missed I went back and reread No mention of the characters just one This pulled me out of the story What happened to them only is explained about 30 pages later By then I didn t really careThere is mystery romance food and women working in community all the ingredients of what should have been a recipe for a captivating read But I found the story plodded along Although I was interested in some aspects of the story I felt I had to force myself to keep Securing Caite going Toward the end I started to skim just toet through it Recipes are included throughout the book Since I m not interested in *baking I skipped over them Some people may enjoy this book but it *I skipped over them Some people may enjoy this book but it just an okay read for me I was lad when I finished it When Elettra s mother is still not recovering from a coma and the bakery she ran with her has to close leaving debts Elettra decides to leave everything behind to find out about her secretive mother s past Her uest brings her to a convent on a small Italian island where the answers to the uestions she seeks reveal much than she ever expectedWhile

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book was ood the main premise of the story interesting it was too drawn out with unnecessary detail Had it been condensed and the recipes added to the end rather than breaking up the flow between chapters the overall story would have been cleaner and a much enjoyable read I liked the characters and the descriptions of the crumbling convent and their attempts to put it back together again I also liked the way the story concluded bringing the threads of Elettra and her mother s stories toget This book is like a refreshing shot of limoncello zesty fresh and mouthwateringFirstly I must say this book is a foodie s delight and full of delicious baking drinks aniseed bread sweet focaccia almond biscuits lemon jellies amaretti rose wine There are authentic recipes dotted throughout the chapters for most of the treats too I sometimes et disappointed that books featuring caf bakeryfood in the title often lack food oodies in the meat of the story which so often is the main reason I ve picked the book in the first placeAnother delight is the stunning backdrop of the Italian island Elettra visits You really can picture the wild beauty of it feel the searing heat and of course smell the descriptive scents of wild flowers salt herbs and sunshine even on a drab chilly UK April day Like all ood travel fiction books this completely emersed me in amongst the area so I felt I was present within the island the community and the dramaThough set in the present day there is a distinctive historical vibe to this story as it tracks Elettra s mother s past and the background of the commune on the reclusive The scent of freshly baked biscuits lemon and aniseed reminds Elettra of her mother's kitchen But her mother is in a coma and the family bakery is failing Elettra is distraught; she has many unanswered uestions about her mother's childhood Edda was a secretive The Little Italian BakeryNse of the past I was incredibly curious about Edda s secrets and the reason she kept Elettra in the dark and loved finding out The Little Italian Bakery is an intriguing story with plenty of unexpected twists and a fantastic heartwarming ending A feel ood read brimming with strong characters friendship *love and mystery A delight from start to finish This book has made me want to check out *and mystery A delight from start to finish This book has made me want to check out and book a holiday and also enjoy some of the delicious tasting food on my travels I ve read a couple of books this year that have made me look up about the setting because it sounds so idyllicThe book is full of secrets rounded characters and a fascinating sounding convent alongside mouthwatering recipes that make you dream of being inside the pages of this book We travel back to discover about ELETTRA S MUM WHICH IS REALLY INTERESTING COPY RECEIVED s mum which is really interesting Copy received Netgalley for an honest reviewMy sister has shelves of books like The Little Italian Baker in her house and last time I was visiting I thought it was time to see what she was readingThe Little Italian Bakery is a sweet story full of betrayals secrets liesAs the title may have iven away there is baking involved in this story a lot And what it did do was make me crave cake the whole time I was readingElletra s story is captivating and heartbreaking all at the same time I ot angry for her I got angry with her My heart hurt for her and all the ladies on the island I just wanted them angry with her My heart hurt for her and all the ladies on the island I just wanted them to find their happyWhat I did like about this book is that that these were all strong women women who stood up to the bullies and the bad uys I liked that they never ave up never surrendered Oh wait am I uoting Galaxy uest here and in the end they won everyone overThere are some wonderful recipes throughout the story though I felt that maybe they would have been better of listed together at the end of the story as they did sometimes take me out of the flow of the story However this could just be meIt also made me hanker for an Italian holiday and I may have checked out airfares there whilst i was reading runs off to check bank balance again This isn t a bad little book It is ok It certainly made me wish for a holiday in Italy and made me extremely hungry when reading it This was a book I ve wanted to read for a while and so Prisoner of Midnight glad I did it s also my first book by this author and won t be the last So well written andreat characters and full of friendship and romance and learning about your family in a magical place and learning to enjoy cooking again and of course plenty of food The setting is amazing and you want to BOSH!: The Cookbook: Simple Recipes. 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All Plants. go and visit so lovely withreat character perfect summer read Elettra has a mother who is in a coma and the family bakery sadly had to close down so she feels so alone She has a locket with the name of a mystery island on that is the only thing that Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor gives her hope and comfort so she decides to leave ando to the island She really wants to learn the truth of her past which her mother has kept a secret so she Mr. Jelly's Business goes with a one way ticket to the island Once sheets there will she learn about her past and she makes friends with people and will she find a love for baking again and be happy Great read s uest to find out about her mother s past is prompted by an otherworldly encounter while visiting her mother Edda in hospital Having previously 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, given up her own hopes and dreams she becomes driven by an all encompassing passion to uncover the secrets she srown up with and sets off for the convent of Saint Elizabeth on Titan s IslandThe moment Elettra sets foot on the island there is mystery in what she sees and throughout the story there are mysteries to uncover with the residents in the community Much is hidden which makes it difficult for Elettra to find out anything. Onvent under threat from the local mayor and his new development plan It is within the convent's dark corridors and behind its secret doors that Elettra discovers a connection to her mother's past She also falls in love again with friendship baking and adventure. .

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Sland you feel transported back to simpler but arduous times where tradition trade and honour are important Though hard to reconcile with progressive attitudes the themes of ostracism misogyny and corruption are still ingrained in some societies and communities and though antiuated to myself reading this story still relevant to the area written about I felt it important to absorb this perspective not challenge it as the *story is written by an Italian woman and based on her knowledge and experiences of Sardinia when you read the *is written by an Italian woman and based on her knowledge and experiences of Sardinia when you read the s acknowledgementsIt definitely has a vibe of books like Captain Corelli s Mandolin Chocolat etc for the history island CHARM AND THE TRAVEL ROMANCE OF and the travel romance of Bloom Jo Thomas Mandy Baggot books so if you are a fan of any of these then I definitely think you ll enjoy The Little Italian BakeryThere was I felt moments where the story was padded out for example a scene would be set for a confrontation between characters but then the paragraphs would Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı go off at a tangent along some other memory or flashback that felt disjointed There were times that I felt I lost track of the timeline the story was on and how long Elettra had been on the island and some parts felt unnecessarily long However overall I enjoyed this very emotive and lyrical story ofenerations of women and the bonds they sharedThank you to Netgalley and Hayley Camis at Little Brown for sending me a copy that I could review in my own wordsRead all my reviews on Elettra and her mother Edda have a difficult relationship There s a lot Elettra doesn t know about her mother Edda won t share anything about her past or Elettra s father When Edda slips into a coma Elettra takes over the family bakery but she isn t as successful as her mother and she isn t able to keep it up to escape the despair she needs a change escape the despair she needs a change scenery and decides to travel to Titan Island the place Edda apparently Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines grew up Will Elettra find some answers thereElettra s search leads her to a dilapidated convent with three female inhabitants Widows are frowned upon on the island and the convent has offered two of them a safe place to stay Lea is running the place but she has trouble keeping it afloat The women aren t well liked on the island and have no means to make money Leaenerously offers Elettra a place to stay though There s a connection between the convent and Edda Will Elettra finally find out about her mother s past and what s the effect of her stay in the convent on the other inhabitants Elettra can cook but can she bring than just The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River good foodThe Little Italian Bakery is a beautiful emotional story about family secrets of the past and food I loved theorgeous Titan Island and the convent it s an interesting setting The island is incredibly strange and not filled with kindness and happiness but Elettra does find what she needs there and discovering about her roots has a healing effect on her She s a little bit lost because her mother had too much influence over her life and it was interesting to watch how she discovers herself She finds her own connection with food instead of just her mother s and her kindhearted and curious nature help her and make things difficult at the same time a fascinating combination that leads to a terrific story Valentina Cebeni s descriptive writing style and relaxed pace perfectly suit The Little Italian Bakery Island life might seem peaceful but there s a lot THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neuroanatomy going on beneath the surface I loved how Valentina Cebeni makes her story layered little things sometimes matter a lot and she clearly understands the complexity of the situation the convent is in and every emotion that comes with it The relationships between the women are strained and difficult but not hopeless and much can beained through honesty and making se. Oman The only clue is a family heirloom a necklace inscribed with the name of an islandElettra buys a one way ticket to that island just off the coast of Sardinia Once there she discovers a community of women each lost in their own way They live in a crumbling .

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