Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Spotlight/Book Giveaway: The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig

About the Book

Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: June 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads...

A fiction debut that will leave you wanting seconds, from an award-winning cookbook author.

Claire “Neely” O’Neil is a pastry chef of extraordinary talent. Every great chef can taste shimmering, elusive flavors that most of us miss, but Neely can “taste” feelings—cinnamon makes you remember; plum is pleased with itself; orange is a wake-up call. When flavor and feeling give Neely a glimpse of someone’s inner self, she can customize her creations to help that person celebrate love, overcome fear, even mourn a devastating loss.

Maybe that’s why she feels the need to go home to Millcreek Valley at a time when her life seems about to fall apart. The bakery she opens in her hometown is perfect, intimate, just what she’s always dreamed of—and yet, as she meets her new customers, Neely has a sense of secrets, some dark, some perhaps with tempting possibilities. A recurring flavor of alarming intensity signals to her perfect palate a long-ago story that must be told.

Neely has always been able to help everyone else. Getting to the end of this story may be just what she needs to help herself.

Author Bio

Cookbook author Judith Fertig grew up in the Midwest, went to La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris and The Iowa Writers' Workshop, and now lives in Kansas City. Described by Saveur Magazine as a "heartland cookbook icon," Fertig writes cookbooks that reflect her love of bread, baking, barbecue, and the fabulous foods of the Heartland. Fertig's food and lifestyle writing has appeared in more than a dozen publications, including Bon Appetit, Saveur and The New York Times. The Cake Therapist (June 2, 2015; Berkley), is her fiction debut.

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How would you like to win a paperback copy of The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig? Thanks to Meg at Tandem Literary and Berkley, I have one paperback to giveaway to one lucky winner.

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The giveaway begins on July 22nd (midnight est) and ends on July 29th (midnight est).

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  1. What an interesting twist on food therapy.

  2. This sounds great, can't wait to read it

  3. The Cake Therapist sounds like a delightful read. Thank you for the giveaway.

  4. Every time I see the cover of this book, I want to have a slice of that cake. Every time. LOL

  5. A need to book to add to the reading list.

  6. I have not read this author. It sounds like a good one.

  7. Cake! Who doesn't love cake. Thanks for sharing information about this author and the book. I've added it to my to be read list.

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    1. This is my old email which I don't use for blogging, was logged in here by mistake. This is Rita from View From My Home :)
      I can't wait to read this story based on the beautiful cover and the blurb about tasting and feeling emotions wrapped up in one. A great idea for a bakery-based novel, and I can't wait to read it.

  9. Cute cover. Who doesn't love a cozy?

    sherry @ fundinmental

  10. Cake is always therapy but this story makes it even better. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Thanks for the chance to win. Sounds like a yummy read.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at) yahoo(dot) com

  12. A cozy cake sounds wonderful

  13. This book is on my list to read. Would love to win a copy!
    afarage (at) earthlink. net

  14. The Cake Therapist sounds like it is a great read. Thank you for this giveaway.

  15. This will be a very interesting read. Thanks for your giveaway!!

  16. Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway, Yvonne! :)

  17. The premise of the book sounds intriguing. I would love to read this one.

  18. Cake therapy? Where do I sign up?! ;)

  19. Looks like great book. Love the book cover.

  20. The cover and the colors of the book are fabulous!

  21. Cake Therapist is intriguing I am looking forward to reading it. thanks for the chance. Della

  22. Thanks for this appealing and delightful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com


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