Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Book Blog Tour: The Icing on the Cake by Janice Thompson

Scarlet is in charge of a bakery shop and her aunt is constantly checking up on her since she is an important bakery expert in the family. Scarlet’s sticky buns have somehow made it to her backside which has caused her some insecurity. She has agreed to make her best friend forever’s wedding cake in addition to helping with coordinating a charity event. When a new man (Armando) comes into her life, he likes her like she is although she doesn’t know that at first and she tries to change herself, even though she feels unsure about him. She experiences guilt over some things that happen with one of her male friends that helps her at the shop and wonders why she doesn’t love him like she thinks she should. When she is called to rescue someone from participating in a contest for charity she thinks she has done harm, but it's up to the readers to learn whether she really has done something good.

Reading this book often made me hungry. It helped me to understand how difficult it is to create a wedding cake, especially if it needs to be made and decorated the day or night before a wedding. It showed me that it could also be quite fun to run a bakery shop, if you have a sweet tooth and want to help others with theirs. It encouraged me through one of the characters that someone who has had a rough background can turn their lives around, especially if they have support. It also showed me how easily it is to get to know and be a part of someone’s family if you are invited to come alongside them through good and bad times.

Janice Thompson’s books have always made me laugh, which makes it a joy to read them! She shows through her work that when humor is added to a tough situation it often makes that situation so much better.

My rating= 5 out of 5 stars

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary book from Revell for this review. 

1 comment:

  1. Woo-hoo! Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Scarlet and Armando's story. I'm tickled that you enjoyed the book!