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Bread Alone: A Novel Paperback – May 28, 2002
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Wynter Morrison is a woman adrift. She's been cut loose from her secure mooring by a wayward husband (a jerk of the first water) and she's unsure what comes next. Forced from her home in an upscale LA neighborhood, Wynter finds herself on a plane to Seattle to visit her childhood friend, CM.
On her trip, Wynter discovers a small neighborhood bakery complete with an odd cast of characters. When the bottom drops out from her LA world, she relocates to Seattle and starts to work at the bakery. The routine of bread making in the middle of the night soothes her and gives her direction.
It's been a long time since I've read such a well crafted first novel. I loved the characters...flaws and all...and I loved Hendricks' detailed description of the process of bread making...
This is an author to watch...
Hendricks has taken a modern-day romance and populated it with some really memorable and well-developed characters. The story and the characters ring true and the novel moves along quickly as we follow Wyn on her journey of self-discovery.
All kinds of relationships are explored in this book and the author looks at them with honesty and humor. While a bit predictable, it is never pedestrian. And the bread-baking tips were a welcome extra.
Wyn Morrison is an unfulfilled woman. Married to a succesful man with a poor job record before her and no encouragement from her husband, she is a familiar face on the ladies luncheon circuit, tennis courts and charity events. In every sense of the word Wyn is David's wife, dressing up for him when they go out and smiling at dinners with clients. Somehow, though, Wyn becomes rather complacent about her life which can't be said for her husband. Suddenly Wyn finds herself with a husband who is seeking a divorce from her so he can marry another woman. While Wyn is somewhat adrift at first, as we read on we sense that now Wyn has the opportunity to strike out on her own and find her way alone. And all the while we are the witnesses as she stumbles into a bakery while visiting a friend in Seattle. Finding out that extra hands are needed at the bakery, Wyn finds herself suggesting that she become part of the satff. And within days she has flour up to her elbows as this job brings back a flood of memories about her student days when she apprenticed to a baker with a small shop in a town near Paris.Read more ›
If you're looking for a light, frothy novel, with stereotypical characters and predictable plotlines, this is not for you. It's better than that. If you want to learn more about a wonderful character, and maybe a little bit about baking bread, this is a wonderful choice.
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If you do like baking, you will enjoy this book. There are even a few good recipes in it. It is a fast read and a good story.Published 4 days ago by Kindle Customer
Finishing the book today will be my New Years treat to myself. The characters are charming and have endeared themselves to me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Devorah
This is a great read, and the first in a terrific 3-book series. A very real and relatable main character, the enchantment of Seattle, the complexities of love and relationships,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Murphy
I loved the book, I love her love for baking and how she grew in life with her bread. The book is romantic!Published 2 months ago by Amanda
Vivid portrayal of characters and setting, making it easy to feel at home in the story. Captures your interest and does not disappoint. Think I'm going to do some baking.Published 3 months ago by robbie
This book is cleverly written and is humorous. I loaned it to a friend and she called laughing to tell me how she loved it.Published 3 months ago by Gayle
I loved this book and was so excited to see it was part of a trilogy!! It inspired me to want to try some of the bread recipes.Published 3 months ago by T
It's an okay book if you like predictable stories. It didn't make me want to keep reading instead of putting the book down to do something else. Read morePublished 3 months ago by always shopping