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How often is a fruitcake re-gifted? This one makes the rounds almost endlessly. Most enjoyable.
on January 22, 2016
"You can't have just one bite" of good fruitcake! Well, at least I can't. The first slice tastes delicious, the second one divine! Oh sure, there are jokesters and doubters when it comes to fruitcake -- you know, all the references to doorstops, weapons, convenient hammer, etc. That's why this book is a game-changer--or a cake-changer! Actually, it's not so much about the taste, texture and a short transport to Heaven for a few minutes; it is about 12 people who are affected, some of them quite dramatically, by receiving THE FRUITCAKE.
I say "the fruitcake" because it is the same fruitcake that is re-gifted in a circle of different family members and business associates. And each landing makes an emotional difference. First, from the creator Arella who bakes the "perfect fruitcake" after something like a hundred years of experience. Then she gives the cake to her daughter Bea, recovering from the loss of her husband in a car accident. Yes, in turn family members, friends, business associates -- all receive and give away this precious nut-and-fruit creation. All that proves what the author says: "That is another good thing about fruitcakes. They last."
I believe this intriguing, gently humorous, filled-with-life-lessons book is going to bless you. I plan to read it every year. Not just that, but while munching on a slice of fruitcake and sipping a cup of of Earl Grey tea.