The Cake Therapist

June 17, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy


The Cake Therapist

***This is a secular title

Are there any foods that bring back vivid memories of your childhood when you taste them?

Neely is struggling since she’s separated from her famous football-star husband. A pastry chef, she opens a bakery in her hometown. Her treats are so delicious! She has scheduled wedding cake tastings in her home. When Neely eats foods, she can see into people’s lives. She can get a glimpse of what may be bothering a person, sensing if they have secrets.

Sometimes her sightings can bring strength to couples who are about to get married. Some of these cake tastings proved shocking, just letting you know if you should decide to read the book.

What I liked most about this book was the descriptions of the bakery and the sweets. The tastes of orange, salt, sugar, chocolate… You can almost taste these delicious flavors – they are described so well in this book.

This novel has two stories, one in the past and Neely’s story which is present day. The stories intersect in a unique and very surprising way!

So, when you taste certain foods, do they bring back vivid memories of your childhood? Please tell me about them!

This book reminded me of another secular title I read awhile back:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Both The Cake Therapist and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake involve tasty food and how food is connected to our emotions.

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