Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bon Appetit: Book Review and Giveaway (2 winners)

Following her first book 'Let Them Eat Cake!' in the French Twist series, readers join Lexi Stuart in a crème de la crème adventure! Deciding to leave her familiar home in Seattle and her could-be boyfriend Dan, Lexi moves to a quaint village in France to pursue her dream of becoming a pastry chef. Life among the French initially proves to be less than easy as Lexi is challenged by her coworkers, missing her friends, and failing to master the perfect baguette. Determined to find her place, Lexi settles into the culture and life becomes la perfection. She finds a church, meets a new friend, and makes the acquaintance of a child named Celine—as well as Celine’s attractive, widowed father, Philippe. Even Patricia, the gruff pastry cook, shows a softer side as she mentors Lexi in the art of baking. Fast, fun, and packed with French culture, foodie appeal, and unique recipes readers will love accompanying Lexi on her journey in Bon Appetit as she tries to choose between two countries, two men and the faith to lean on God while savoring the surprises life brings!
Author Bio: Best-selling author Sandra Byrd enjoys a successful career writing adult, teen, and children’s books, including the Friends for a Season, Secret Sisters series and the French Twist series, including the first Lexi Stuart novel, Let them Eat Cake. She is also a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines. Sandra lives in Washington state with her husband and two children.
Sound like an interesting read? You can purchase this book at Amazon.com, or enter to win a copy by leaving a comment here letting me know what your favorite dessert is. There will be two winners, because I have two copies to give away! This contest is open to all readers living in the Continental United States. Click here to see how you can earn extra credits to win, and click here to see guidelines and the official rules. Contest will end on October 30TH, at 7:00 PM CST.

129 comments:

Elizabeth said...

My favorite dessert is anything chocolate and peanut butter!!

Kelly said...

My grandmother's Oreo Delight!!!

noreen said...

a brownie sundae, followed by a cheesecake

cdziuba said...

Red Velvet Cake!

L said...

cheesecake

Becky said...

My favorite dessert is chocolate cake of any kind. There is just something about sinking your teeth into a soft moist delicious chocolate cake. YUMMY.

kendra22 said...

chocolate ! a woman's best friend or homemade cheesecake !!!

zoe hunter said...

I make a mean death by chocolate that is amazing and rich. Thanks for the contest.

Melinda said...

My favorite dessert is Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake...but I also love to make chocolate dipped peanut butter balls. Yum!

Cherie J said...

Brownies, the fudgier the better. I would love to read this as I have Let Them Eat Cake on my reading pile and would love to read them back to back. Thanks for the chance.

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Jenn S. said...

Creme Brulee - yum!

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tutugirl said...

Strawberry shortcake, yummmmmmm

Adriana said...

I can't pick just one favorite dessert! I love cherry pie, apple pie, chocolate cake, brownies and ice cream. lol

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reb said...

My fave is red velvet cake.

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mverno said...

yellow cake with fudge frosting real fudge

Mya said...

fresh from the oven Peach Cobbler with vanilla ice cream

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Fangirl Jen said...

I love caramel dribbled over ice cream. I actually just love caramel!

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Sandy said...

cheesecake or carrot cake

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subbed

Mia J. said...

I guess my favorite dessert would have to be a good hot fudge sundae.

stacycga said...

motlen chocolate cake mmmm to die for

Kirby McCauley said...

My mom's german chocolate cake! Yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Bread Pudding

Christy said...

My favorite dessert by far is Cheesecake. I especially love it if it has chocolate in it. Yum. Thanks for the great giveaway. ecghick@yahoo.com

SpicyOne said...

My favorite dessert is somthing I got at a roadside stand in Jamaica years ago. Unfortunately,I can't remember the name of it, but it had chocolate and nuts and whipped coconut and I've been looking for it ever since.

Shannon said...

German chocolate cake.

Jennifer said...

Coconut ice cream, topped with Kahlua,chocolate sauce, and coconut. Amazing!!!

huggr1960 said...

cheesecake

agordon10 said...

apple crisp

dwarzel said...

apple pie!

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Anonymous said...

Brownie sound so delicious.

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Aisling said...

This sounds like a marvelous book. My favorite desert is (chocolate) creme' brulee.

Think about it said...

i love ice cream or pumkin pie

David said...

lemon merange pie

ky2here said...

brie en croute with raspberry preserves.

sweetsue said...

I love strawberry shortcake with tons of whipped cream!

toughturtles said...

chocolate cake

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I LOVE all kinds of desserts-my current favorite is Creme Brulee. Thank you!

pms3237 said...

Anything with the word PIE in the name

nancy said...

Creme brulee

K. Cleaver said...

Our favorite desert is homemade ice cream.

Jennifer said...

pineapple cake with creamcheese frosting! YUMMY

kygirl said...

My favorite is carrot cake with creamcheese frosting

ellen cunningham said...

My favorite dessert is apple crisp. Thanks for the chance, ecfreitas579@hotmail.com

LIDARKSIDE said...

I love famous Lindy's Cheesecake.

Anonymous said...

Creme Brulee

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pintolinda said...

My favorite desert is blueberry pie.
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jassmg2024 said...

My Mom's old fashioned hot fudge pudding cake with vanilla ice cream!

Deb said...

My all-time favorite is Chocolate Mousse!

jessica a said...

coconut cream pie is my fav:) imjessica@mail.com

Deborah said...

My favorite dessert is cheesecake.

windycindy said...

My husband makes a wonderfully delicious pumpkin dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is my absolute favorite dessert! Please enter me in your cookbook giveaway drawing. My husband enjoys cooking and baking and would enjoy this cookbook. Thanks, Cindi
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msrodeobrat said...

chocolate pie

msrodeobrat said...

chocolate pie

DePro said...

Brownies with walnuts and powdered sugar. Mmmm.

DOODLEGIRL said...

cheesecake

karen said...

i love pineapple upside down cake

Cathryn said...

Pumpkin Cheesecake

*with a pumpkin spice latte*

=)

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Robert Doscher said...

I like to make a nice lemon pudding cake. My grandmother made them for me as a child, and they remind me of her.

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sewingmema said...

Pound Cake

Becca said...

I love boston cream pie!!! Thanks!

Candie said...

My favorite desserts are: red velvet cake and Tiramisu

Toby said...

I love creme brulee.

Darcy said...

My favorite is chocolate cheesecake. Thank you for the giveaway!

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Lori said...

My favorite is a white cake with caramel frosting.

Jenny said...

The margarita whipped body scrube sounds amazing.

vmkids said...

peanut butter pie

Smooshy said...

hot fudge sundae!

Heather said...

snickerdoodles or peanut butter fudge

AICORP said...

apple pie a la mode

Jinxy and Me said...

I love rhubarb crisp.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

My favorite dessert is either cake or homemade chocolate chip cookies.

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Anonymous said...

Creme Brulee is my all time favorite, but I'm a sucker for anything chocolate as well.

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Karen said...

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

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klokid said...

lemon meringue pie and coconut cream pie are the 2 desserts that will always make it to my plate!!

Icetwofire said...

My favorite dessert is A Brown Derby, thanks for the contest.

Icetwofire said...

I subscribe.

Erma said...

Anything with chocolate.
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Anonymous said...

Always....apple pie!










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Kt said...

hmmm my favorite dessert is coooookies fresh out of the oven...mmm...doesnt get any better than that!

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Teresa690 said...

My favorite is homemade dark chocolate cake with dark chocolate frosting! Thanks!

CCAT45 said...

chocolate/anything with chocolate

kaylee8 said...

So many to choose from! Creme Brulee is my favorite overall though!

kat said...

My family and friends loves my Lady Fingers and Chocolate dipped puffed pastry cookies. Thanks for a great giveaway

Laura said...

I love Eclair Cake.

Sweet Artworks said...

I love white chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce.
Thank you for the giveaway!

chromiumman said...

shoo fly pie

Francine said...

French Silk pie. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Rose said...

I love all desserts, but my favorite is CHEESECAKE! Any type is fine with me! I love baking and collect cookbooks.

Anonymous said...

Cake Roll!

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rosannepm said...

Chocolate frosted brownies with walnuts

bev said...

I love anything chocolate. Thanks for having the contest!

InMyHeart01 said...

Chocolate cake is my favorite dessert.

yellowlabs said...

Chocolate-peanut butter pie

Helen said...

I love made from scratch cake and buttercream icing!

bndraldy said...

My favorite is triple chocolate bunt cake. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Melissa B. said...

My favorite dessert is brownie a la mode.

LINDA said...

APPLE PIE A LA MODE

Anonymous said...

Apply Pie A La Mode,

klp1965 said...

cheesecake :)

jemmmers74 said...

cheesecake

arvard said...

I love cheesecake.

djgroz said...

Cherry Cheesecake

purango said...

Lemon Meringue Pie garrettsambo@aol.com

Jennifer said...

I'm going to go with creme brulee because it is so delicious and something I only get at restaurants since I'm not about to break out the torch! Although...

seahorses4us said...

Bread pudding with rum sauce is my favorite.

seahorses4us said...

I'm also a subscriber.

sharon said...

creme brulee

smythbr said...

cheesecake

Anonymous said...

I love ice cream. But, my favorite dessert is chocolate, anything chocolate.
Kathy
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redjennschroed said...

Cheesecake, cheesecake, and more cheesecake

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Heather said...

I love a blueberry dessert my sister makes, more of a mild cheesecake.

Heather said...

Any cheesecake that incorporates chocolate. Oh, bliss.

donna444444 said...

I like most anything chocolate, so I would say choclate ice cream.
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calgirl said...

French Silk pie is my fvorite.

lilyk said...

I love cheesecake!

Bakersdozen said...

It depends on my mood, but I have a hard time resisting cheesecake, or anything made with good quality chocolate. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gianna said...

Cheesecake :)

fancyfeet48 said...

Brownies with walnuts