Thursday, 8 December 2016

Book Review | The Parisian Christmas Bake Off by Jenny Oliver

Jenny Oliver's festive book- THE PARISIAN CHRISTMAS BAKE OFF is delectable as the title hints at; the pages are filled with the Parisian food descriptions, it was pretty difficult to read on without having something delicious to eat between. The story left me craving for patisserie and also wanting more books by the author. I'm going to make it a point to buy all works of Jenny Oliver now.

Genre: Women's Fiction
Publication Date: October, 2013
Publishers: Carina UK (HQ Digital)

Rachel has become rusty at baking since she hasn't baked much for a long time after mom's death and is busy being a teacher now. When her colleagues surprise Rachel with a chance to go to Paris, to take part in a competition of winning a chance to be the assistant of a renown chef, she travels to the city of Love halfheartedly. She is taken aback knowing how fierce her fellow contestants are and by their foxy methods to win; though a tad difficult at first, Rachel manages to make it to the final round. The story revolves around how the contest persuades Rachel to follow her dreams.

THE PARISIAN CHRISTMAS BAKE OFF is a lovely treat for all those who are fond of baking and cooking shows on TV, like me. Not alone the rich details of patisserie, but the backdrops of a snow covered Paris also add charm to the story - Jenny's writing conjures up a gorgeous snow-laden city, all set to welcome the Christmas season and the cooking competition stirs up the excitement to a higher level. The hubbub and the tension in the kitchen seemed almost real. Cooking competitions aside, a feel-good romance and some good/old/new friendships are also portrayed in the story. It was, indeed, a pleasure to read this book, so recommending it to all women fiction fans.

From glossy chocolate covered Eclairs to the squashed macaroons, readers are in for a delicious treat from Jenny Oliver. Don't miss it!
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